Being Resourceful

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

EXTRA 30% OFF at Ann Taylor; EXTRA 15% OFF at LOFT & Ann Taylor Factory Outlet April 20, 2010

My favorite source for classy, classic, feminine clothing? Ann Taylor! Of course, the spin-offs (LOFT & Ann Taylor Factory Outlet) are fabulous too. This family of stores is hosting their Friends & Family sale starting TODAY!

With this one printable in-store coupon or code FRIENDS online, you’ll save an EXTRA 30% OFF at Ann Taylor and an EXTRA 15% OFF at LOFT & Ann Taylor Factory Outlet through Sunday, April 25, 2010.

Find an Ann Taylor, LOFT, or Ann Taylor Factory Outlet store near you.

Expires: Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thanks, Anna @ Your Little Birdie!


TODAY: Extra 20% OFF @ JC Penney Friends & Family Sale April 18, 2010

You’ve got to love JC Penney’s Friends & Family sales! Take your printable coupon for an EXTRA 20% OFF with you when you’re shopping today (4/18) in the store and today & tomorrow (4/19) online to score some fabulous deals!

Click here to get your printable coupon for an EXTRA 20% OFF when shopping in the store TODAY. You can use it over and over, so no need to print more than one. Yeah for saving paper! Be resourceful and print it on the back of some scrap paper.

The sale lasts through tomorrow online & via their catalog! Use code 4DSCOUNT at checkout when shopping online or by phone for catalog purchases.

Find a JC Penney store near you.

Expires: Today (in stores) and tomorrow, 4/19 online & via their catalog


BOGO FREE Jamba Juice – any drink on the menu! April 17, 2010

Yummmmm! Spring is here and the temps are rising. Time for something cold and yummy! Fruity? Chocolatey? Simply divine? Here’s the place…

Here’s a printable coupon for a BUY-ONE-GET-ONE FREE deal at Jamba Juice — for any drink on their menu!

Find a Jamba Juice near you.

Expires: April 25, 2010



FREE frozen yogurt waffle cone @ TCBY April 16, 2010

Friday is here! TGIF! Head out to celebrate with a FREE frozen yogurt waffle cone at TCBY! Ah, the memories of growing up, riding my bike as often as possible to get a frozen yogurt… YUM!

Here’s how to get your FREE frozen yogurt waffle cone. Just sign up for the TCBY eClub and they’ll email to you a printable coupon for a FREE frozen yogurt waffle cone. Print the coupon and you’re all set! (You can unsubscribe at any time.)

I wonder if they still make my beloved white chocolate mousse yogurt. Off to investigate!

Find a TCBY near you.

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, SlickDeals!


$45 family membership to Dallas Museum of Nature & Science (& Children’s Museum) April 15, 2010

This deal is unheard of!!! I can’t believe it. If my family didn’t already have a membership to the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science (which includes the Children’s Museum), I’d JUMP on this one!

TODAY ONLY you can get a family membership to the Dallas Museum of Nature & Science (which includes the Children’s Museum) for JUST $45. That’s 50% OFF!!! The membership is normally $90. Click here to access this deal offered by The Savvy Source.

At this price, this would make an AWESOME gift, especially for folks who are new to the area!

Here are the details:

  • FREE admission for 2 adults and all children/grandchildren 18 and younger living at home
  • 2 additional vouchers for the MNS exhibition halls, TI Founders IMAX® Theater and Planetarium
  • One voucher for free weekday admission for 2 adults and up to 4 children to the 2010 State Fair of Texas
  • Discounts on birthday parties, Spring Break and Summer Discovery Camps, Little Explorer programming and purchases made in the MNS Store and Cafe
  • Discounted admission to IMAX® and Planetarium shows
  • Invitations to exhibit previews and exclusive Member-Only events; reciprocal admission to more than 260 museums through the Association of Science and Technology Centers
  • Valid only for new members

Expires: TODAY! 4/15/2010

Thanks, Gena B.!


TODAY: 15% OFF at P.F. Chang’s

So, you finished your taxes and popped them into the mail… or clicked that “submit” button on your computer. Now you should reward yourself!

TODAY, in honor of the tax deadline, P.F. Chang’s is offering 15% OFF all food purchases! This is a spot with some great grub, so, even if you’re too pooped to pop after staying up all night to meet the deadline, get dinner to go from P.F. Chang’s and still get 15% OFF! (No coupon needed!!)

(The fine print says the discount is just on food — sorry, no discounted beverages — and doesn’t apply to their already discounted happy hour food deals.)

Find a P.F. Chang’s near you.

Expires: Good only today, 4/15/10!

Thanks, dineoutcheap!


$1 Printer Cartridge Refills @ Walgreens NEXT Thursday! April 14, 2010

I don’t know about you, but I absolutely cringe at the price of printer ink cartridges… even with coupons, they’re still pricey. Well, gather up your empty printer ink cartridges, my friends, and save the date of 4/22/2010. This is a GREAT deal!

On Thursday, April 22, Walgreens is offering $1 PRINTER CARTRIDGE REFILLS (normally $12.99) — for black OR color ink! Now, that’s being resourceful!

A friend who lives in San Antonio told me about this deal, and I called my local Walgreens in Dallas to inquire. Find a Walgreens near you (check the box next to “printer cartridge refills”), and give them a shout. I believe this deal is good at any Walgreens that has the printer cartridge refill service.

Expires: Only good NEXT THURSDAY, 4/22/2010

Thanks, Erin & Todd P.!


$3.99/year Reader’s Digest subscription

Growing up, I always remember my parents having a subscription to Reader’s Digest. I have to admit, it is a pretty good read! Here’s your chance to give it as a gift for a friend (or yourself!) for just $3.99/year! That’s a savings of 91% OFF the cover price. Wow!

The best part? This deal is directly from Reader’s Digest — no third party involvement.  Click here to place your order for just $3.99/year. At this price, order a gift subscription for your parents & grandparents too! This one is great for all ages.

You’ll fool everyone you know into thinking you grew up… but you can still laugh out loud at the jokes in the magazine! I won’t tell.

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, slickdeals!


FREE tall coffee at Starbucks! April 13, 2010

Ah, tell me how wonderful is this?!?! Yes, there is a way to get a FREE tall coffee at Starbucks. No, you don’t have to answer any surveys, jump through any hoops, or promise me your first-born child…

So, I brew Starbucks coffee at home every. single. morning. The other day I looked closely at the bag and noticed that there’s an ad on the side of it that says, “Bring us your empty bag. We’ll give you a coffee.” FREE COFFEE! WOOHOO! (Yes, I’ve had my cup of coffee already this morning. Can you tell?)

Take a minute to read those bags — or bug a friend who brews Starbucks coffee at home — and save them for a day when you need a pick-me-up! The ad is black with white writing. Look for it!

Oh, and have you heard that you can use your iPhone to pay for your Starbucks coffee at Starbucks locations within Target stores?!? Yep, there’s an app for that. This is pretty darn cool. Click here for more info.

Find a Starbucks near you.

Expires: 30 days after the “Best Before” date printed on your bag


Save your life for under $20: Road ID April 12, 2010

Filed under: Accessories,fitness,Safety — Meg @ 5:00 am
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I don’t know about you, but over the years I’ve managed to tuck my driver’s license into every sports bra I own in an effort to be safe when biking, running, and walking outdoors. Well, here’s an even better solution that just may save your life.

Road ID makes just that — ID that you can wear on your body while out on the road. Their products range from the Wrist ID Sport (pictured in this post), for just $19.99, to a band for your ankle, a pouch to put on your shoe, or even a simple ID that fits on your shoe laces. You can print up to 6 lines of text on the ID, and you can always order a replacement ID to fit on your strap if you ever move or need to change emergency contact info.

Right now, you can SAVE $2 OFF your order when you enter code CROWIE at checkout. This brings the Wrist ID Sport, shipping and all, to just $19.50 (for an order shipping to Dallas).

If you know an athlete who doesn’t yet have one of these, I’d urge you to pass this deal along. I received the Wrist ID Sport as a Christmas gift from my in-laws, and it brings me great peace of mind. It even encourages me. The last line of text on my band says, “STRONG COURAGEOUS MOMMY.” If that doesn’t inspire you, I’m not sure what will!

Feel clueless as to what you’d put on your Road ID? Here’s what is on mine, to give you an idea:

  • MY NAME / YEAR OF BIRTH (Their site said having your year of birth is helpful for medical personnel.)
  • CITY, TX  USA (Just in case I am ever exercising on vacation – or in a sporting event – in another country.)
  • HOME 222-222-2222
  • HUSBAND 333-333-3333 (It literally just says “husband” instead of his name, and this is his cell number.)
  • SISTER 444-444-4444 (It literally just says “sister” instead of her name, and this is her cell number.)
  • STRONG, COURAGEOUS MOMMY (This helps me to keep going when I want to quit.)

Expires: Unknown