Being Resourceful

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

3 FREE Custom Photo Cards August 31, 2010

photo cardThere’s nothing like getting a personalized greeting card in the mail. Someone took the time to pick out a card for you, sign it (maybe even write a note in there!), address it, stamp it, and mail it — so much more effort than a simple email! Here’s a way to make THREE FREE custom photo cards in under 5 minutes (plus about $2.97 shipping & tax). That’s less time and cost than it takes to zip to the grocery store!

Just hop on over to Shutterfly to upload your photo(s) and create your cards. Enter code SUMMERCARDS at checkout to score this deal. Their cards are normally about $2.99 each, so you’ll save about $9 with this code!

You can make one card and print three of it (the fastest way to go; you’ll need to save 3 versions of the card — just rename it — then add them to your shopping cart) or mix and match three different cards. Think about upcoming birthdays. Who do you have embarrassing photos of? Or perhaps thank you cards for upcoming holidays.  I love making “thinking of you” or blank cards to have custom photo note cards to use for any occasion!

One more thing! GRANDPARENTS DAY is September 12th! Make cards (go to “Everyday Occasions” and choose from their designs) for those deserving grandparents!

Expires: Hurry! This expires TOMORROW, September 1, 2010.

Thanks, “Cents”able Momma!

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$10.50 Lands’ End backpack & FREE SHIPPING August 30, 2010

BackpackTwo things I love about Lands’ End — quality products and stellar customer service. I remember my dad always ordering his business shirts from this company, and I’ve owned countless backpacks and totes made by Lands’ End (one of them is 13 years old and still toting strong!).

Here’s a fabulous Lands’ End backpack for just $10.50 with FREE SHIPPING! This FeatherLight 100 backpack, available in this “true navy plaid” or a “golden khaki plaid,”  is geared for kids ages 5-8 (or folks who just need a smaller-sized backpack). Like so many of their products, you can have it monogrammed for just $5.  To score your FREE SHIPPING, enter code AUG30 and pin 2074 at checkout.

At this price, please consider ordering a few to donate to local shelters or foster programs. For example, Metrocare Services in Dallas would be thrilled to receive these for the children, teens, and adults they serve!

Expires: Unknown, but based on the code for the FREE SHIPPING, I’m betting that code expires today, Aug. 30, 2010.

Thanks, SlickDeals!

 

$4 Movie Tickets Nationwide! August 27, 2010

moviesLast week I took my kids to the movies on a weekday morning and it cost $5 per person — $5 for a 10:30am movie! I couldn’t believe it. I realize I’m no longer a spring chicken, and I don’t get to the movies often these days, and inflation, inflation, blah, blah, blah… BUT here’s a deal to solve that problem!

Groupon — you know, one of the major sites that offers steep discounts to large quantities of shoppers — is offering movie tickets for just $4 a piece! You’ll be able to redeem your ticket through Fandango.com for theaters nationwide. (Just go to Fandango.com to find the theaters near you that use that site.)

Moms! Dads! Relatives & friends of college kids! This is a GREAT gift to send to those college students! Below the blue “Buy!” button, there’s a picture of a present with the link “Buy it for a friend!” You can purchase movie tickets at this great discount and the gift recipient can redeem them at his/her leisure!

Note: Limit one ticket per person.

Expires: Make your purchase by Mon. Aug. 30, 2010. Movie tickets are good through Feb. 28, 2011.

Thanks, Southern Savings and Deals!

 

30% OFF @ Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Gap Outlet, Banana Republic Factory Store! August 26, 2010

GapYesterday I felt it — that tiny crisp breeze in the air that means that fall is COMING! It might not yet be time to break out the wool sweaters and tartan plaids, but now is a great time to score some great deals at the Gap family of stores!

Print this coupon to get 30% OFF your ENTIRE IN-STORE PURCHASE at Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Gap Outlet, and Banana Republic Factory Store! Use the coupon multiple times at multiple stores through August 29, 2010! 5% of your purchase will be donated to the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, so this is shopping for a cause.

Don’t forget — print the coupon ONE TIME and use it as many times as you’d like at as many of these stores as you’d like!

Find a Gap, Old Navy, Banana Republic, Gap Outlet, and Banana Republic Factory Store near you.

Expires: Sunday, August 29, 2010

 

FREE Phish album download: Live Bait Vol. 01 August 25, 2010

One of the things I love about the Internet is finding FREE music downloads. What a great way to try out music that is new to me, especially when it is a band or genre I’ve been wanting to try out anyhow!

Download Phish’s album, Live Bait Vol. 01, for FREE by clicking here. Never heard of Phish? You’re not alone; they’re not often played on main stream radio and they rely on an extremely loyal fan base! Phish (pronounced “fish”) encompasses a wide variety of genres including “rock, jazz, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, funk, folk, bluegrass, reggae, country, blues, avant garde, and classical” — say THAT three times fast!  In other words, they’re eclectic and will keep you on your toes.

Note that you’ll need to create a log in for LivePhish (the site that opens) and it will look like a normal “check out” process as if you were buying the album, but the entire time the total price will be $0.00. No need to enter any personal info other than email address!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Slickdeals! (& genre source is Wikipedia)

 

TODAY: $1 Shipping at Bath & Body Works August 23, 2010

What is your time worth? Is the time it takes you to get to your local Bath & Body Works store worth at least $1 to you? Maybe more? Listen up!

TODAY ONLY, shipping is JUST $1 (no minimum purchase) from Bath & Body Works’ website! Now is the time to stock up on holiday gifts, teacher gifts, goodies for your guest room, and, oh yeah, stuff for yourself! Just use code TREAT1 at checkout.

Be sure to check out their sale items! I’m going to try their Autumn candle on sale for $5, regularly $9.50! This scent is described as “a crisp fall fragrance that blends dark pomegranate with red delicious apple and juicy fig with notes of fir balsam and rich cedarwood.”

Expires: TODAY, 8/23/2010

Thanks to Freebies4Mom!

 

15 FREE songs from SPIN Magazine August 22, 2010

SpinTime to try something new! Here’s an eclectic mix of music picked by the editors of SPIN Magazine from their August issue — yours totally FREE!

To download the August issue’s 15 FREE songs using iTunes, click here. (If you don’t already have iTunes, you’ll need to download it first. iTunes is FREE too!) Use download code 9EXNEWXT7HHA before 8/31/2010.

The playlist includes

  1. Buckcherry – “All Night Long”
  2. Department of Eagles – “Brightest Minds”
  3. First Aid Kit – “Hard Believer”
  4. Francis and the Lights – “For Days”
  5. Henry Clay People – “Slow Burn”
  6. Jaill – “The Stroller”
  7. Maximum Balloon – “Tiger” (feat. Aku)
  8. Menomena – “Five Little Rooms”
  9. MNDR – “Fade to Black”
  10. Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band – “Leaving Trails”
  11. Sun Kil Moon – “Australian Winter”
  12. Tame Impala – “Solitude Is Bliss”
  13. The Love Language – “Heart to Tell”
  14. The Sword – “Tres Brujas”
  15. Villagers – “Becoming a Jackal”

Expires: 8/31/2010

Note: Being Resourceful is not responsible for the content/lyrics of this music. Use your own good judgment to determine what music is best for you!