Being Resourceful

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

$2 for $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates March 31, 2010

I’m glad I texted my babysitter to line up a date night! is back with their killer $2 for $25 restaurant gift certificates deal! (Yes, I text my babysitter. I’m a hip, modern mom, right?)

This deal ends TODAY,  so click on over and place your order now! Use code COOK 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: TODAY – March 31, 2010


FREE milk with your cookies @ Whataburger TODAY March 30, 2010

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Think back to those good ‘ol days of being a kid… Arriving at Grandma’s house to warm cookies & cold milk. The only decision you needed to make was to dunk or not to dunk… Those days are back!  Say it with me: “Cookies & milk! Cookies & milk!” It is better than therapy. 🙂

To promote their new chocolate chip and sugar cookies, Whataburger is giving away FREE MILK when you order one of their cookies TODAY (& tomorrow), 11am-8pm. There’s a limit of 4 per order, 1 per person, so load up your car/truck/minivan and head on over! No coupon needed.

Find a Whataburger near you.

Good only TODAY 3/30 & tomorrow 3/31/10

Thanks, Kelly of Emily Anne’s!


40% OFF at Hobby Lobby March 29, 2010

It is interesting to me how some folks still haven’t figured out that you don’t  have to wait for the newspaper to arrive (or even get a newspaper) to get the fabulous 40% OFF Hobby Lobby coupons. If this is news to you, lend me your ear!

Here’s a link to a printable 40% OFF coupon for Hobby Lobby! It is good through Saturday, and you can print as many as you’d like. The key is one per customer per day. So, get your printer ready, print 6 of them, and get that project done that has been lurking on your to-do list!

Find a Hobby Lobby near you.

Expires: Saturday, April 3, 2010


FREE Yankee Candle March 28, 2010

Yes, ma’am.  This is the perfect deal for today. My husband and son will return this afternoon from their 4-day camping trip. As much as I’d like to think they’d come home freshly bathed and smelling good, they won’t. They’ll stink like nothing else, but have the world’s biggest smiles on their faces, so I guess I can forgive the stench. What would make the odor SO much better is a FABULOUS FREE Yankee Candle!

So, how do you get this deal? It is easy! Just print this coupon and take it to any participating retailer. When you buy two large jar Housewarmer Yankee Candles, you’ll get one FREE. The coupon says you have to buy two “regularly priced” large jar Housewarmer candles, but I’d bet if you brought those 20% OFF coupons that you have lurking in your glove box for Bed, Bath, & Beyond, you’d be able to get 2 at 20% OFF (so they’re not on sale, just discounted because you were a smart cookie & brought your coupons!), then one free with this coupon. Heck, it is worth a try!

I may have to try this idea before the guys return. A pre-emptive house freshening may be in order!

Find a retailer near you.

Expires: April 18, 2010

Thanks, Mommy’s Wish List!

PS. Happy Birthday, my love!


FREE 8×10″ Canvas of your Photo March 27, 2010

They’re at it again! (Woohoo!) I just got word from a friend who is a professional photographer that Canvas People is offering a FREE 8×10″ canvas print of your photo or image, or a $55 credit toward a larger canvas size, photo effects, and frames — again! All you have to pay is shipping, which was just $14.95 when I tried it out (for an 8×10″ canvas to be shipped to Texas).

Their products are gallery-wrapped, so the image goes all the way around the frame and what you receive is a finished product. They’re also “sprayed for protection” so that the art can withstand the test of time.

My photog friend took advantage of this deal the last time it was offered and she was thrilled with the results. I hold her opinion in high esteem. After all, she knows her photography stuff!

Mother’s Day is coming up sooner that you think… (May 9th!) Take the hint and thank me later. :)

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Jessica of JK Photography!


$3.51 Personalized Silverplate Key Rings – Perfect for Mother’s Day! March 26, 2010

Yes, Easter is the next “big” holiday, but Mother’s Day is right around the corner! Here’s a FABULOUS gift for just $3.51 (plus S&H) — a personalized silverplate key ring with her kiddos (or grandkiddos) on it!


Lillian Vernon is a great source for personalized gifts, especially when you don’t want to break the bank. These key rings were originally $9.98 each, are now on sale for $4.39 each, and you’ll save an additional 20% OFF when you use code 010632000 to bring the price to just $3.51 each!

Click here to check out the key rings.

Expires: The discount code expires 4/9/2010.


$6.99 each: Toy Story & Toy Story 2 on DVD, plus FREE ticket to Toy Story 3 March 25, 2010

Wowsers! This deal is almost too good to be true, but word has it that it is legit! Here’s how to get BOTH Toy Story & Toy Story 2 on DVD for $6.99 each PLUS FREE tickets to Toy Story 3…

1. Register at the Disney Movie Reward site: It is free and it notifies you of really good deals on Disney products.
2. Enter this code 786936294507 in the orange box that states “Enter Code” in the middle of the right side of the page. You will then be able to click on a link to print a coupon valid for $10 off Toy Story Blu-ray / DVD Combo pack.  If you want two coupons, hit your back button on your browser and it will print again.  It will limit you to two coupons
3. Next, enter this code 786936294521 to print a coupon valid for $10 off Toy Story 2 Blu-ray / DVD Combo pack using the same process.
4. Purchase them both at Toys R Us.  They have a promotion going on now that when you buy both Toy Story and Toy Story 2, you will get them at the discounted price of $16.99 each (original price of $29.99 each). Then use your coupons and get them for $6.99 each.
5. Plus, in each combo pack, you get a free movie ticket to see Toy Story 3 when it is released in June.

Find a Toys R Us near you.

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Lara H. & Hip2Save!


20% OFF Leap Frog books & games March 24, 2010

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way! So, what do you have planned for those Easter baskets? There’s much more to filling those baskets than just candy. Candy may leave the lasting gift of cavities. How about leaving a lasting gift of learning?

Right now, when you use code FRESH20 you’ll save 20% OFF Tag books, Tag Junior books, Leapster games, Didj games, Zippity games and ClickStart games at

My kiddos give the Leap Frog products two thumbs up!

Expires: March 27, 2010


TODAY: FREE ice cream cone @ Ben & Jerry’s March 23, 2010

Ah, ice cream on a warm spring day… On a cold winter day… Heck, ice cream ANY day sounds good to me! Like my dad used to say, “I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream!”

Today’s the day, folks! Come join me in celebrating FREE CONE DAY at your nearest Ben & Jerry’s shop! Have a salad for lunch, then head on over for a FREE ice cream cone 12pm – 8pm today.

Find a Ben & Jerry’s near you. (On their locator, be sure to check the box to search for Scoop Shops that participate in Free Cone Day.)

Good only TODAY, 3/23/2010!


TODAY: FREE Pastry Day @ Starbucks!

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DON’T FORGET! Here’s a printable coupon for a FREE PASTRY **THIS MORNING** at Starbucks. Just bring in the coupon or save paper and show it to your barista on your mobile device, and enjoy a FREE PASTRY with your purchase of a handcrafted beverage through 10:30am.

Good only TODAY – Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Thanks to Starbucks & their email list!