Being Resourceful

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

Adorable Valentine’s hair bows for girls January 20, 2010

Here’s a new Etsy seller you’ve got to check out — Two Nieces! Valentine’s Day is coming up, so now is the time to place your orders for hair bows for the occasion! These are sure to please any little girl.

These Froggy Heart Valentine Clips are $2.49/pair and they’re perfect for infant or baby-soft hair, and are adorable year-round. Add to your order the Conversation Hearts Valentine Boutique Bow for just $2.49 (see photo below), great for any hair type (you can choose they style of barrette), and your total including shipping is just $7.25!

As a courtesy to shoppers who live nearby her, Two Nieces offers free pick up or delivery in Little Elm, Frisco, The Colony (Texas)!

As for the name, “Two Nieces,” it stems from her source of inspiration — her two nieces. “Aunt Tina” said she’s the mom to some fabulous boys, but doesn’t have any girls of her own, so being the aunt to two little girls lets her partake in all things frilly, like hair bows.


45 FREE Meatless Comfort Food Recipes January 19, 2010

Filed under: Cooking,Health — Meg @ 1:45 pm
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If anyone can convince a “steak & potato” that meatless food can be amazing, Martha can! Here are 45 FREE meatless comfort food recipes sure to please any crowd.

If you’re not a vegetarian, this is a great site to bookmark for when you’re having a vegetarian guest to dinner. It proves there’s far more to vegetarian cooking than grilled veggies or tofu!



Full set Turkish cotton towels just $25.60 & FREE SHIPPING January 16, 2010

You wake up in the morning, and hop into the shower. You emerge renewed, feeling energized and squeaky clean… Then you use your ancient towel to dry off, except that it barely has any life left to it… They’re stained with bleach and hair dye, and tattered around the corners. Blech!

Time to give yourself a new set of towels!! Pottery Barn Kids has their Hydro Cotton Bath Towels on sale at 20% OFF plus FREE SHIPPING through January 28th. You can get a full set of towels for just $25.60 (includes wash cloth, hand towel, and bath towel), or buy them individually. Monogramming is even available!

And, if you’re in need of a baby gift, wedding gift, or graduation gift, personalized towels are a great go-to gift item. Go with the white ones with a monogram, and you simply can’t go wrong!

Expires: Jan. 28, 2010


$5 OFF paint @ The Home Depot January 15, 2010

Has that urge hit you yet? You know, the one that causes you to run to the nearest home improvement store and start on a project? The “the holidays are over, and I’m ready for a change but don’t want to spend a million bucks” urge? Paint! Paint is the cheapest solution, my friend!

Through January 18 (MLK Day) you can save $5 OFF your one gallon cans of paint or $20 OFF a five gallon pail of paint at The Home Depot using this mail-in rebate. Brands included in this deal are Ralph Lauren, Behr, Glidden, and Freshaire Choice.

Expires: Good on purchases 1/14 – 1/18/10. Your rebate needs to be postmarked by 2/17/10 and received by 3/4/10.

Thanks, becentsable!


FREE Fresco Taco @ Taco Bell January 14, 2010

Filed under: Fast Food — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Woohoo! Taco Bell has reset its coupon for a FREE Fresco taco! Boogie on over to Taco Bell’s site to print your coupon and take a bite from their “Drive Thru Diet.” (Make sure your printer is ready to go when you click the “print your coupon” button!)

I’m not personally endorsing their diet method, but everything in moderation, right?

Find a Taco Bell near you.

Expires: 7 days after you print it or when they’ve given away 1 million coupons

Thanks, Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!


FREE 8×10 collage print from Walgreens January 13, 2010

Filed under: photo gifts,photo printing — Meg @ 8:03 am
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This summer we went to a family reunion and ended up with a ton of great photos. Walgreens offered a FREE 8×10″ photo collage and I ended up with a great gift for my in-laws!

Well, they’re at it again! TODAY ONLY, Walgreens is offering a FREE 8×10″ photo collage online when you use code FANFREE at checkout. Pick it up at a Walgreens location near you (or the gift recipient) and it truly is free — no shipping to pay!

Need ideas for your collage? How about that wedding you attended recently (or a long time ago)? Or those December holidays that just passed? Or your child’s last birthday party?

Find a Walgreens near you.

Expires: Today! 1/13/2010

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!


FABULOUS new cookbook – perfect gift January 12, 2010

Filed under: Cooking — Meg @ 9:13 am
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All together now… “YUM!!!!!” That’s what you’ll be saying when you read The Pioneer Woman‘s blog and see the amazing photos she takes of the scrumptious food she makes. Seriously, you may just gain 5 lbs by just reading this site.

Even better, she’s published a cookbook that is now available – The Pioneer Woman Cooks. You can get it from Amazon for $11.50 and FREE super saver shipping if you spend $25 or more in qualifying items. It is available from Walmart for $11.48 and $1.97 shipping.

This would make a fabulous gift if you’re into cooking. Heck, buy 2 copies – one for you and one to keep on hand for that last-minute gift or hostess gift you know you’ll need at some point.

Thanks to Slickdeals for the pricing and Jessica for the head’s up on this fabulous author!


FREE movie rental @ redbox TODAY January 11, 2010

Filed under: Movies — Meg @ 7:32 am
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Have you used redbox to rent a movie yet? They’re those red vending machines you see at your local grocery store, convenience store, and even some fast food locations. Redbox is packed with newly-released DVDs, and they’ll even email you your receipt. Normally $1.00/night, you can give it a whirl for free TODAY when you use code RBXLUV10 at checkout.

Find a redbox near you.

Expires: Today, 1/11/10

Thanks, DealSeekingMom!


BOGO Red Mango frozen yogurt! January 9, 2010

Filed under: Dessert — Meg @ 9:26 am
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Calling everyone in DFW! If you haven’t yet tried the amazing new frozen yogurt rage across the metroplex, you need to hop on board! Red Mango’s frozen yogurt is like nothing you’ve tried before… I personally recommend their pomegranate yogurt topped with dark chocolate Ghirardelli chips!

Here’s a BOGO coupon to get you in the door. It is good through March 1, so that’s MANY yogurts in your future! Enjoy.

Find a Red Mango near you. (They’re across the country, though this coupon is just for DFW.)

Expires: March 1, 2010


50 prints for 50 cents January 8, 2010

Filed under: photo printing — Meg @ 7:22 am
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So, you took all those fabulous photos over the holidays… Are you going to keep them hostage in your camera? What about those pictures you said you’d get copies of to friends and family? Here’s a great deal to get 50 prints for just 50 cents! (You’ll need to pay shipping.)

Snapfish is offering this deal through January 11. Just enter code NEWYEARS50 and you’re good to go.

Expires: January 11, 2009