Being Resourceful

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

$6 Disney Tees for Kids February 18, 2010

The latest obsession in our household? All things Mickey Mouse! And Donald, Goofy, Minnie, Daisy, Pluto, etc.  Who doesn’t love the Disney characters?

Well, Easter is right around the corner, as is the warmer weather (I hope). So, here’s a great deal for Disney character t-shirts for just $6 for the kiddos! In addition to the “classic” characters, you’ll find t-shirts from The  Muppet Show, Cars, Tinkerbell, WALL-E, Toy Story, and more.

And this isn’t just fun for the kids. They have great deals on t-shirts and more for adults too!

So, here’s a song to keep in your head for the rest of the day… “M-I-C.. K-E-Y… M-O-U-S-E!”

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Thanks, Patti!


FREE info for pregnant & new parents: text4baby February 17, 2010

Filed under: Baby,Health,Phone — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Here’s an opportunity that every soon-to-be and new parent should consider… There are those emails that you can sign up to get, but sometimes you’ll find yourself swimming in emails. That inbox can be overwhelming!

Here’s a new way to get FREE helpful information to help you through pregnancy and your baby’s first year — via FREE text messages.  text4baby is a FREE “educational program of the National Healthy Mothers, Healthy Babies Coalition.”

To sign up, all you need to do is text BABY to 511411. It is that simple. For more info, please visit their site.

This is something worthwhile to forward to anyone you know who is pregnant, is thinking about becoming pregnant, or who has a new baby. Please send it on to folks who work with people in these situations as well. It is a free service that will hopefully help many babies to be born healthy and live healthy lives!

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Thanks, Jessica!


$23.99 Leap Frog Tag Reading System (reg. $49.99) February 16, 2010

What an AMAZING deal! We purchased the Leap Frog Tag Reading System for our 4-year-old son just after Christmas for $49.99. He LOVES it. I love that he can learn to read while wearing headphones in the backseat of the car on road trips…

Well, here’s one HECK of a deal! The Leap Frog Tag Reading System, regularly $49.99 is on sale for $29.99 on Leap Frog’s site, and you can get an additional 20% OFF when you use code LPTHW9. This brings the purchase of the reading system AND the included book to just $23.99 plus tax! If you add another book or two onto your purchase so that the total is over $50, you’ll get FREE SHIPPING too.

Grandparents, aunts, uncles, parents, anyone who knows a kiddo in the 4 – 8 age range, please check this out. Not only does the pen “read” the book to your kiddo, it engages your child in educational games within the book. This is far better than a video game, and perfect for that quiet time in the afternoon that all kids need.  You can even follow your child’s progress online!

Expires: Code expires March 31, 2010. I’m not sure when the sale itself ends.


BOGO FREE Twisted Bagel Sandwich @ Einstein Bros February 15, 2010

YUM! So, Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t you should stop sharing the love… And if you go out for lunch, there’s soooo much less pressure!

Here’s a printable coupon for a BOGO (buy one get one) FREE Twisted Bagel Sandwich at Einstein Bros Bagels. Treat a friend, a coworker, or a total stranger to lunch (or dinner). You’ll be glad you did!

Find an Einstein Bros Bagels near you. (I recommend turning off your speakers first if you’re at work!)

Expires: Tuesday, February 16, 2010


140 FREE Custom Labels (pay ~$3 S&H) February 14, 2010

I can think of zillions of uses for custom labels. Here are just a few… Put your name inside your books before you loan them out. Use them on goody bags for parties. Make “From the kitchen of” labels to put on those amazing homemade loaves of bread or boxes of cookies you’re famous for. How about customized return address labels for your upcoming big bash?

Right now you can get 140 FREE custom labels from VistaPrint. All you have to pay for is shipping, which is about $3. The neat thing about these labels is that you’re not restricted to the pre-designed labels. You can upload your own design or logo for $2.49. I’m thinking this would be a great way to get cheap return address labels for your wedding or baby gifts! Just upload a photo of the happy couple or adorable baby!

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Thanks, My Frugal Adventures!


$2 for $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates February 13, 2010

Why not celebrate Valentine’s Day tonight? Beat the crowds, skip the lines, and save BIG money using amazing gift certificates for fabulous restaurants near you! has you, your sweetie, and your wallet in mind.

This deal ends tomorrow, Valentine’s Day, so click on over and place your order now! Use code HEART to get 80% OFF restaurant gift certificates at That means you’ll pay a mere $2 for $25 gift certificates! And the best part?  The certificates come to your inbox and you print them at home… So you can use them tonight!

Be sure to read the fine print on certificates before you head out to use them. Some might have “black out” dates or times.

Find restaurants near you that have hopped on the band wagon.

Expires: Tomorrow, February 14, 2010 — Valentine’s Day


20% OFF & FREE Shipping on KiddoTags: awesome labels that stick to everything February 12, 2010

Stick it to ’em! Your name, that is. Everyone has something to label. Little kids have sippy cups. Big kids have sports equipment. Garages have tools. Kitchens have containers and trays. And everything seems to get left somewhere or loaned out, and it all needs to find its way home. Here’s the solution!

KiddoTags are “Dishwasher and Microwave Safe, Waterproof, Weather-proof (UV-Resistant) and scuff-proof” and you can order tags that stick to just about anything – stick-on, iron-on, or tie-on. They “are durable labels with over 50 character icons, 10 different colors, 18 different fonts AND 8 shapes and styles/types to choose from.”

Right now, you can get 20% OFF and FREE SHIPPING on your KiddoTags order when you use code NEWSLETTER at checkout. Check them out! KiddoTags are not just for kids!

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Thanks, Jessica!


$5 Nursing Gift Sets – Regularly $45 February 10, 2010

Now here’s something I wish I’d had when my kids were nursing! Udder Covers makes gorgeous nursing covers for that added privacy you may want when nursing in public. Using stylish fabrics with prints that will make you feel fancy, not frumpy, these nursing covers would be especially helpful for “active” babies who need help focusing on the nursing project at hand! This has to be hands-down a million times better than the baby blanket I tried to keep tucked under my bra strap…

Through March 1, Udder Covers is offering an amazing deal… Their 3-piece nursing gift sets are just $5! Regularly $45, the gift set includes: “an Udder Covers™ nursing cover, a color-coordinated Milk Bands™ breastfeeding bracelet and a pack of 4 Udder Covers™ breast pads!” Use code VALENTINE at check-out. You’ll still need to pay the $9.95 S&H, but this is still one heck of a deal.

Think of any upcoming babies in your life — this would make a fabulous baby shower gift!

Expires: March 1, 2010

Thanks, Kelly!


CHEAP DATE! $1 popcorn @ movies today! February 9, 2010

Filed under: Entertainment,Movies — Meg @ 6:57 am
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There’s nothing like the irresistible smell of movie popcorn… Today it can be yours for just $1. That’s right — one buck, one dollar, one smackeroo!

Just head to your local Regal Cinema today (or any Tuesday, for that matter) and join their Regal Crown Club (for FREE – join online or at the theater), and your amazingly delicious movie popcorn will cost just $1 to go along with your paid movie admission.

Find a Regal Cinema near you.


FREE shipping from Silver Palette – stunning greeting cards February 8, 2010

There is only one word to truly describe the stunning embroidered cards by SilverPalette… “WOW!” And that’s just what your Valentine will say when he or she opens one this weekend.

This week only, Silver Palette is offering FREE SHIPPING on their amazing hand-stitched cards. These cards, in designs ranging from Valentine’s Day to baby showers to “thinking of you,” take three or more hours to make, and are truly works of art. You may just find one framed, hanging on the wall of the recipient’s home the next time you visit!

I suggest the “Romantic Hearts in Pink and Red Valentine” card pictured in this post. It is simply gorgeous — and just $4.50 with FREE shipping!

As their tagline says, Silver Palette makes “beautiful designs for those with sterling good taste.” That’s you!

Expires: FREE SHIPPING expires on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2010

Thanks, Jean!