Being Resourceful

A Savvy Shopper's Guide to Bargains, Deals, & Freebies

FREE 2yr LEGO Club Magazine for kids! January 31, 2010

Chances are, if you have a kiddo in the 8 & under crowd at home, you’ve said lots of creative things as you stepped on a surprise LEGO with your bare feet…

This magazine is perfect for your LEGO fanatic! It is filled with games, comics, puzzles, and oodles of things for your creative LEGO lover to build.

Here’s a FREE subscription to LEGO Club Magazine! (Click on the country to the right to choose your location.)

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Mommy’s Wish List!


Expires tomorrow! $10 OFF at Party City!

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REMINDER! This fabulous deal expires TOMORROW! Have you used your $10 OFF coupon at Party City yet? I did! We saved a bundle on birthday and Valentine’s Day supplies!

Ooh! Does anyone have a reason to celebrate in the next few months? Or, are you anticipating a baby or bridal shower, or a party of any kind in the next year???

Here’s a whopper of a deal! A printable coupon for $10 OFF your next purchase of $30 or more at Party City in stores or online is waiting for you! Use code PCVAL30 if shopping online.

Expires: February 1, 2010

Thanks, slickdeals!


FREE meal at Pei Wei January 29, 2010

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Looking for lunch or dinner ideas for today? We’ve got you covered. Dine at Pei Wei TODAY and get a coupon for a FREE order of their new Caramel Chicken, good for 2/1 – 2/7.

Here’s the scoop, straight from their Facebook page:

Pei Wei is having it’s own lantern festival on Friday, Jan. 29! Across the country of Vietnam, lantern festivals are celebrated with the hanging of colorful lanterns that serve as symbols of friendship & community.

To celebrate at our lantern festival, everyone that comes in on Friday, Jan. 29 & purchases an entree will receive a voucher for a FREE order of our NEW Caramel Chicken feature that officially launches on Monday, Feb. 1. We will also be randomly sampling the new dish on Friday. Voucher is redeemable between 2/1 – 2/7.

Caramel Chicken is our new Vietnamese inspired feature item. It starts with tender, wok-crisped chicken & pineapple that’s tossed in a tangy caramel-chile sauce. It’s topped off with a fresh, cooling Asian Slaw of cucumber, red bell pepper, carrots, red onion & Fresno chile peppers all dressed in a black pepper Asian Vinaigrette.

Find a Pei Wei near you.

Expires: Get there TODAY 1/29 to get the coupon, and use the coupon 2/1-2/7.


50 FREE custom photo cards: Perfect for Valentine’s Day! January 28, 2010

If you haven’t yet discovered, now is the time.  The custom photo cards I sent to friends & family at Christmas were ABSOLUTELY FREE thanks to a deal I found from Well, they’re doing it again, and this time it is just in time for Valentine’s Day cards!

Here’s your chance to get 50 custom photo cards for FREE! All you need to do is go to, create an account, create your custom photo cards, load 50 into your shopping cart, then use code NEWBABY. Shipping is just $4.99, which is quite a steal!

Other ideas for cards include baby announcements, new home, birthday party invitations, thank you cards, or even “just because” cards. You aren’t limited to their templates either. At Christmas, I simply uploaded my card design JPG file that was formatted to print at 5×7″ and it turned out beautifully!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Money Saving Mom!


FREE Bagel & Shmear at Einstein Bros. Bagels January 27, 2010

Yummmm… The smell of freshly baked bagels. Take a minute to savor it. Now take another minute to savor it — and your FREE bagel & shmear — for FREE at Einstein Brothers Bagels!

Here’s a printable coupon for a FREE bagel & shmear at Einstein Bros. good through January 31, 2010! No purchase is necessary, though I challenge you to resist their “Darn Good Coffee” if you stop in at breakfast time. I blame Einstein Bros. for my coffee habit that started when I was an undergrad. They dared to open a location near campus, and I was suckered in on a cold day, walking to class. The rest is history!

And, who’s to say that bagels are just for breakfast? Stop by any time that is convenient for you, and get your shmear on the side so you can dine at your leisure. Some locations even have a drive-thru.

Find an Einstein Bros. Bagels near you.

Expires: January 31, 2010

Thanks, slickdeals!


25% OFF at Toys-R-Us & Babies-R-Us: Trade in your old gear! January 26, 2010

Toys-R-Us & Babies-R-Us are doing it again! For 3 weeks from January 29 – February 20, you can trade in your old baby gear for 25% OFF new gear at Toys-R-Us & Babies-R-Us with their Great Trade-In event!

Bring in your old car seat, stroller, travel system, high chair, play yard, bassinet, toddler bed or crib of ANY brand and get 25% off  your purchase of a new item from any of these categories from these participating brands: Babi Italia, Baby Caché, Baby Trend, Bergamo, Bertini, Britax, Carter’s, Chicco, Contours by Kolcraft, Cosco, Delta, Eddie Bauer, Evenflo, Graco, Jeep, Little Tykes, Safety 1st, Sorelle, and Step 2. No limit! Trade in as many items as you want! Trade-in items and purchases items can be from different categories.

Kids outgrow stuff and definitely need new car seats as they get bigger. Remember, car seats are not something to purchase used… (Check the AAP’s site for the latest car seat safety information.) Use this discount to get your child a new, safe car seat!

Find a Babies-R-Us or Toys-R-Us near you.

NOTE: I believe the 25% OFF discount must be used on the same day you trade-in your old gear, so be ready to shop!

Event dates: January 29 – February 20, 2010

Thanks, Jessica!


$12 Vera Bradley Gorgeous Organizer January 25, 2010

Perfect for your purse, brief case, or diaper bag, Vera Bradley is offering its 12-Pocket Organizer for just $12 in-store through February 5th! The postcard I received describes it as:

“Our handy, 6-1/4″ x 7″ purse-sized organizer in new Poppy Fields includes blank tabs with labels and an elastic band closure.  Neatly holds your coupons, notes, receipts, photos and more!”

I’ve searched online and can’t find an exact photo of the 12-Pocket Organizer; I think it is an in-store item only! So, click here to see a similar item in the same print.

This is a steal of a deal on Vera Bradley, and would make a fabulous hostess gift or even tuck it away for Mother’s Day. Yes, May feels a long way off right now, but it will sneak around the corner and get you if you’re not careful… And who’s to say those lists you carry around have to be on a plain old pad a paper? Maybe you’ll start crossing things off if they’re in this stylish organizer. Just trying to help! 🙂

Find a Vera Bradley retailer near you!

Expires: February 5, 2010


100 FREE 4×6″ prints from Snapfish January 24, 2010

100 FREE 4×6″ prints from Snapfish! Chances are, you have some photos hanging around on your computer or camera that you’d like to get printed, but why work your home printer to death? Use this deal from Snapfish to get 100 FREE prints with ANY purchase.

The only catch is that this deal is for mail-delivery only (not in-store pick-up), so you’ll have to pay shipping, but that’s less than $5 for the 100 prints. U.S. customers only.  Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

As for the other item to purchase? There are oodles to choose from! The least expensive option would be to order a single 4×6″ print, so your photo order totals 101 prints, but surely you can be more creative than that. Remember, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re thinking about a photo gift, now is the time to get it ordered!

Use code PRINTSNEW for your 100 FREE 4×6″ prints at check-out!

Expires: January 27, 2010


extra 20% OFF Stride Rite Baby & Toddler Shoes January 23, 2010

Filed under: Baby,Shoes — Meg @ 7:24 am
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Those little feet grow fast! Right now Stride Rite is having their semi-annual baby & toddler sale (on the shoes, not on the kids!). Well, that’s not enough of a discount for me… Chances are, you’re going to buy at least two pairs of shoes. So why not save even more? Use code BABYTODDLER for an additional 20% OFF your footwear purchase of $50 or more!

Expires: 2/10/2010


$10 OFF at Party City January 22, 2010

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Ooh! Does anyone have a reason to celebrate in the next few months? Or, are you anticipating a baby or bridal shower, or a party of any kind in the next year???

Here’s a whopper of a deal! A printable coupon for $10 OFF your next purchase of $30 or more at Party City in stores or online is waiting for you! Use code PCVAL30 if shopping online.

Expires: February 1, 2010

Thanks, slickdeals!