Being Resourceful

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

TODAY: Hug your dad September 29, 2010

Filed under: organ donation — Meg @ 7:41 am

Please do me a favor today — hug your dad if you see him, and call him to say “I love you” if you can. My dad went to Heaven 2 years ago today and I miss him dearly. I write Being Resourceful to not only share faulous bargains, deals, & freebies with you, but also to promote organ/tissue donation. If you haven’t yet registered or had a conversation with your families about your wishes, please click thru to Donate Life.

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$20 for 4 movie tickets – that’s just $5 each! September 28, 2010

Filed under: Entertainment,Movies — Meg @ 7:26 am
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moviesOh, I remember back in the day when movies were just a couple of bucks to attend… and I remember the more recent days when my kids both fit into the “3 & under – FREE” category. Now it seems like it costs a fortune to hit the theater! This deal solves that problem!

Hop on board to snag 4 movie tickets for just $20 — that’s just $5 each! According to Mamapedia, “the tickets are good for ANY movies, including 3D and IMAX, shown in theatres that use http://www.fandango.com or http://www.movietickets.com,” so you should be able to use these across the country! You can even give this set of 4 tickets as a gift (surely this would make a great “thank you” gift for your child’s teacher or a coworker who did you a favor)!

Find a theater near you that uses Fandango.com or MovieTickets.com.

Expires: Make your purchase by 9/30/10. You’ll need to redeem the voucher online by 12/31/10 and use the tickets by 3/30/11.

 

FREE drink at Starbucks September 27, 2010

Filed under: Coffee,Dining Out,Groceries — Meg @ 3:05 pm
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Last week I opened our neighborhood newsletter and skimmed the articles. Garage sale, Boy Scouts, fence improvements, blah, blah, blah… FREE Starbucks drink. That one caught my attention!

If there’s a Kroger grocery store near you (or your commute) and it has a Starbucks store inside of it, listen up! According to the article, if you use your Kroger card when you buy your coffee drinks from the Starbucks inside Kroger, your 10th drink will be FREE!

I haven’t tried this one out yet, but as the weather turns cooler, you’d better believe I’ll give it a try. 🙂

Find a Kroger store near you.

Expires: Unknown

 

Temporary technical difficulties… September 23, 2010

Filed under: organ donation — Meg @ 8:29 pm

This is one of those times I miss working in an office with an IT department… My laptop is down with a virus, so I’m taking some time off from Being Resourceful while I get things figured out. I hope everyone is doing well and staying healthy amidst the beginning of the cold and flu (ie. the “back to school”) season! Get those flu shots, all, and we’ll see you back here, hopefully VERY soon, with some fabulous deals!

Meanwhile, if you haven’t yet registered as an organ and/or tissue donor, please head over to http://DonateLife.net and register with your state’s directory. At the very least, as we approach the 2nd anniversary of my beloved daddy’s homecoming in Heaven, please talk with your family and loved ones about your wishes (and theirs), should any of you be in the position of becoming an organ and/or tissue donor. Heaven really doesn’t need your organs and/or tissue, and goodness knows we need them here.

 

$75 “Sustainer” Membership to Dallas Museum of Art September 20, 2010

DMAIf you’re anywhere near the DFW vicinity and are looking for a SPECTACULAR gift to give to yourself or your family, THIS IS IT.

For a limited time, the Dallas Museum of Art is offering memberships at the “sustainer” level for just $75 (reg. $125). Just hop over to Savvy Source to make your purchase by Sept. 23, 2010!

Your membership includes:
* Unlimited free general admission to the Museum for two adults or one adult and a guest and children under 18 living in the same household
* Free admission to most special exhibitions
* Free parking during Museum hours
* Exclusive invitations to member previews
* Subscription to the Dallas Museum of Art Magazine
* Museum car decal
* Opportunity to join the Dallas Museum of Art League
* Free admittance to Museum film series
* Discounts in the Museum Store
* Discounts on dining
* Reciprocal memberships to more than 300 museums in the United States, Central America, and Canada
* Exclusive invitations to member-only special exhibition preview celebrations
* Opportunity to customize your membership by joining two of the following member-only groups: Kids Club, encore!, and the Professional Members League

Here’s the fine print from the site:

Discount is valid for new members only. Coupon must be redeemed by October 31, 2010. Membership expires 12 months from the date of redemption. A coupon cannot be combined with any other gift certificates, third party certificates, coupons or promotions, unless otherwise specified by merchant. The coupon is of no cash value, is non-transferable and cannot be purchased as a gift.

Expires: This deal is available to purchase through 9/23/10 (that’s this Thursday), and you must redeem your voucher to begin your membership by 10/31/10 (Halloween).

Thanks, Christine!

 

SOLD OUT: $3 tickets to Plano (Hot Air) Balloon Festival September 16, 2010

BalloonsUPDATE: I just checked the AdPages site (1:50pm CST 9/17/10) and the discounted tickets are sold out.

There is something just so incredible and serene about watching hot air balloons take flight. The woosh of the flame as it heats the air in the balloon, the sight of the balloons filling and taking shape, then watching them take their ascent upwards as they display their majesty in the sky. I wax poetic, but really, it is AWESOME!

THIS WEEKEND is the Plano Balloon Festival in Plano, TX, just north of Dallas. It is worth driving from near and far to attend, and is fun for all ages. We went a few years ago when my son was barely 2-years-old and he was stunned into silence! (And this is one chatty kiddo.)

Purchase advance tickets for just $3 each right now online! Tickets are regularly $5, and during 9am & 3pm they’re $4, but  the balloons take flight at 6pm Friday, 7am & 6pm Saturday, and 7am & 6pm Sunday, so that’s when you’ll want to attend. (Note that kiddos 36″ & under are free.) Note that you’ll need to create a login/pw for AdPages to purchase this deal, but it is free and quick.

There’s even live entertainment on Sat night after the balloon launch, balloon glow, and fireworks — don’t forget your camera!

Expires: The tickets are good for Fri, Sat, or Sun this weekend (9/17-19/10), but there are a limited number of discounted tickets available and they’re going FAST.

 

$5 tickets to Dallas Arborteum – that’s 50% OFF via GROUPON September 15, 2010

ArboretumWhere else in Dallas can you see swimming pumpkins in the fall, play in houses made of flowers, and be surrounded by more tulips and daffodils than you can count in the spring? TODAY ONLY you can buy advance tickets to the Dallas Arborteum for just $5 (reg. $10/ea). The tickets are good through March 1, 2011 with the exception of just 10/31-10/31 & 11/26-11/28.

Do you realize the savings here?!? Steeply discount tickets to the Dallas Arboretum like these are VERY hard to come by, and you can buy up to 10 with this deal! This is the time to go ahead and buy the maximum amount. You’ll have company coming to visit at some point, right? 🙂

Hop on over to GROUPON to snag this price and visit the Dallas Arboretum asap!

Expires: The tickets can only be purchased on 9/15/10 and they’re good through March 1, 2011.

Thanks to Patti D. for the tip!