Being Resourceful

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

FREE tickets to Toy Story 3 – a reminder June 20, 2010

PLEASE NOTE: I have no affiliation with Toy Story 3, Disney/Pixar, or any movie theaters, and no matter how nicely you ask me, I can’t get you any free tickets. That’s something you have to do on your own. 🙂

Happy Father’s Day to all those great dads out there! What are you doing to celebrate? We’re headed to the movies!

Do you remember that deal we shared back at the end of March where you could get FREE tickets to Toy Story 3 when you bought Toy Story 1 & 2 on DVD? Well, now is the time to redeem those certificates at DisneyMovieRewards.com!

I redeemed ours last night online and it was VERY simple. Our vouchers are printed and ready to go for our local Cinemark Theater. I made sure to put the adults’ names on the vouchers since the kids cost less anyhow! The vouchers are good for up to $8.50 per ticket and even good for the “no coupons, no passes” showing of Toy Story 3.

In memory of my daddy who is celebrating up in Heaven today, I wanted to throw in a plug about the importance of being a registered organ and/or tissue donor. For more info on how to be the ultimate in resourceful, please click here. If you’re not ready to register, please at least start the conversation with your family.

Happy Father’s Day!

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FREE 8×10″ photo collage at Walgreens June 18, 2010

What to do with lots of related photos without breaking the bank? Put them together in an 8×10″ photo collage — and get it for FREE! I made one of these with photos from last summer’s family reunion the last time I saw this deal, and this time I’m going to make a collage using photos from my son’s first teeball season!

These 8×10″ photo collages are SO easy to make, and you can get one FREE (with no S&H charge) when you choose in-store pick-up! Simply go to the Walgreens Photo site and upload your photos. Use code GOBIG8X10 to get your 8×10″ collage for FREE at check-out. If you prefer to have it shipped, shipping is just 99cents!

Here’s something to ponder… This is a fabulous FREE gift that you can have printed at a Walgreens that isn’t near you, but is near your dad or someone who’d like a photo collage from you? Have the collage printed at the Walgreens nearest the recipient and ask him or her to swing by to pick it up! Now that’s being resourceful!

Find a Walgreens near you (or someone you love)!

Expires: Order by midnight tomorrow (Saturday, 6/19/2010)

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!

 

FREE tall Starbucks drink of your choice! June 16, 2010

When I saw this deal, which serendipitously arrived in my in-box just as I was planning to pick up a bag of whole bean Starbucks coffee anyway, I pretty much did a happy dance! Yeah, it doesn’t take much these days, but I do LOVE my coffee!

Here’s how to get a FREE tall Starbucks drink of your choice! (The short version is that you get the drink free when you buy 1lb or more of coffee at Starbucks with your registered Starbucks card.)

Step 1: Dig in your wallet for that Starbucks card you either use ALL the time or that one you got back at Christmas but you’ve forgotten about. If you’ve come up dry, swing by your nearest Starbucks to pick up a Starbucks card (you can even do this via the drive-thru) or purchase one online right now.

Step 2: Is your Starbucks card already registered on their site? If so, skip to Step 3. If not, stick with me. Register that Starbucks card by clicking here. (If you don’t already have a Starbucks online account, they’ll walk you through that quick, easy, and free process.)

Step 3: Go to your nearest Starbucks location and purchase some fresh coffee — 1 lb. or more — to make at home or give as a gift. (Think about your journeys this summer! A bag of coffee makes a great host/hostess gift! Not sure what to buy?My favorite is Cafe Verona, but Breakfast Blend or House Blend are always “safe” for gifts. ) Be sure to use that registered Starbucks card to make your purchase.

Step 4: Order your FREE tall Starbucks drink of your choice when you purchase that fresh coffee. ENJOY!

Expires: unknown

 

$1 for 100-pack HP Everyday 4×6 Semi-gloss Photo Paper June 15, 2010

Here’s a great way to save on that photo paper you’re going to go through this summer! Pool parties, happy hours, baseball games, vacations… Now there’s no excuse for leaving those photos trapped in your camera!

Staples has 100-packs of HP Everyday 4×6 Semi-gloss Photo Paper for just $1 after mail-in rebate. Here’s how to get this deal:  Go to Staples.com and order your photo paper for $9.99 by 6/19/2010. Have it shipped to the Staples store nearest you (for FREE shipping). Print & complete the $8.99 mail-in-rebate. Don’t forget to mail the rebate!

There’s a limit of 2 rebates per family, so be sure to order 2 packs of paper!

Expires: 6/19/2010

Thanks, SlickDeals!

 

Save $ and get those kids crafty June 14, 2010

If there’s one thing I learned about traveling with kids this weekend (to a destination other than the grandparents’), it is to arrive prepared! My 2yo & 4.5yo made these foam visors yesterday morning as they were getting antsy, waiting for everyone to wake up.

Here are some coupons and deals to help get you prepared with easy, inexpensive crafts for kiddos you’re either traveling with or hosting:

50% OFF at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores – 50% off any one regular-priced item with code DFP170 (online; exp 6/19/2010)

50% OFF at Michaels – 50% off any one regular-priced item with printable coupon (Find a Michaels near you; exp 6/19/2010)

$2.95 shipping at Hobby Lobby for any order – no code needed! (online; exp 6/19/2010)

Not sure where to start for easy summer crafts? Hit the Vacation Bible School aisle or category for EASY crafts. They’re not all religiously-themed (the visors we made weren’t), and they’re designed for kids to make easily and quickly! The best part of these visors is that after the kids decorated them, they got to wear them too.

Expires: All of these deals expire 6/19/2010

Thanks to Buxr for the Michaels coupon!

 

A little vacation June 10, 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Meg @ 7:39 am

In honor of our 11th wedding anniversary, I’m taking a few days off from deal-hunting, but I’ll be back with you on Monday! Have a great weekend, all!

 

$8.99 & FREE shipping: custom photo flip-flops! June 7, 2010

This may be the coolest, most unique Father’s Day gift yet! Sure, your guy can wear flip-flops that look just like everyone else’s, but there’s no mistaking they’re his when his flip-flops are adorned with photos of loved ones, your latest vacation, or crazy (possibly embarrassing) pics from his wilder, younger years!

ArtsCow has men’s custom flip-flops for just $8.99/pair plus FREE SHIPPING through June 20, 2010 when you use code FDAY2010 at checkout.

They also have custom flip-flops for ladies and kids! For those, get 30% OFF when you use code DISCOUNT30P through June 7, 2010.

Expires: Men’s deal expires 6/20/2010 and the 30% off deal expires 6/7/2010