Being Resourceful

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

$2 for $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates September 11, 2010

Restaurant.comI LOVE the tag line for Restaurant.com — “Eat. Drink. Save money.” Here’s  a way to stretch your dollars on a fabulous time out with your friends, sweetie, coworkers, anyone!

This deal ends Monday, so click on over and place your order now! Use code TOUCHDOWN to get 80% OFF restaurant gift certificates at Restaurant.com. 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 Restaurant.com band wagon.

Expires: Monday, September 13, 2010

 

$5 Bon Appetit magazine 1-yr subscription (get up to 3 yrs!) September 10, 2010

Bon AppetitUPDATE: As of 3:45pm CST 9/10/10, the code no longer works. It must have expired. Thanks to Jennifer, a Being Resourceful reader, for the update!

Oh, yummy, yummy goodness! Seriously, do you need to doubt any recipe published in Bon Appetit magazine? Even the photographs are sinfully delicious just to look at.

If you buy Bon Appetit magazine at the grocery store, it will cost you $47.88 for the year, but with this deal, you can get a full year of Bon Appetit for just $5! Better yet, subscribe yourself (or a friend) for up to 3 years at the same yearly price! Just hop over to DiscountMags and use code 5742 at checkout.

You (and your dinner guests!) can thank me later for this one. 🙂

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, SlickDeals!

 

20% OFF any purchase at ShoeBuy or BagsBuy & FREE SHIPPING, FREE RETURNS September 9, 2010

Time to get those tootsies (aka. your feet) geared up for fall & winter… And, if you’re shopping for yourself (as opposed to for a kiddo whose feet grow like weeds!), be sure to hit the clearance section for some killer deals on sandals and other warm-weather shoes!

Through September 12, 2010, Shoebuy.com has 20% OFF any purchase (no minimum!) plus FREE shipping & FREE returns! To take advantage of this, click here. The 20% OFF discount will appear at checkout. No code needed! PLUS, this deal is also good at their partner site BagBuy.com! (Just click through the same link.)

This fabulous deal brings these uber-comfy Aerosoles Dame Time strappy heels down to just $23.99 (plus tax) with FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS. These would pair great with jeans or a little black dress. 🙂

If you encounter any problem getting the discount to appear, simply contact Shoebuy.com Customer Service toll-free at 1-888-200-8414 and mention the “Fall Kick-off Email” to receive your discount.

Expires: September 12, 2010

 

Enter to win a FREE Halloween/Fall shirt for your favorite kiddo! September 8, 2010

Lulu GraceIf you’re on Facebook, here’s a quick & easy contest for you to enter. No need to enter any personal info or allow any strange apps to access your stuff! And, someone is going to win… Why shouldn’t it be you?

Enter to win a FREE Halloween shirt for your favorite kiddo from Lulu Grace Designs! Here’s how to enter.

(1) Just hop over to Lulu Grace Designs’ Facebook page by clicking here.

(2) Look through the 9 Halloween & Fall shirts (each has its own photo).

(3) Find your favorite shirt then click “Like” on the PHOTO of your favorite shirt.

Be sure to enter by 4pm CST on Friday, September 10, 2010. The shirts range in value from $15-$20. More of Lulu Grace Designs’ work is available via Etsy by clicking here.

Expires: 4pm CST on 9/10/10

Thanks, Tara!

 

$4.99 Custom Playing cards (& kids’ flash cards) – FREE SHIPPING September 7, 2010

zebra cardWhy do I post the deals on custom photo playing cards every time I see them? Because they’re an AWESOME gift! Really, I’ve bought these as gifts and they’re so much fun to give — and the gift recipient has a gift he or she can really use.  Even better, ArtsCow has come out with a ton of pre-made templates so you can think outside the [playing card] box and get creative! Circular cards, heart-shaped cards, cards with sayings on them, Memory Game cards, cards for playing dominoes, even flash cards for kids!

Hop over to ArtsCow to upload your photo and make your custom playing cards for just $4.99 and FREE SHIPPING today! Use code NEWPLCARDS by 9/21/2010 to snag this deal.

I think I’m going to make a set of playing cards using their new safari zebra cartoon design and a photo of my kiddos from one of our summer trips to the zoo. This will make a great resourceful gift to stash away for Christmas!

Expires: 9/21/2010

(Here’s the actual email I received with the deal info.)

 

DFW FREE Day of Yoga September 6, 2010

YogaLabor Day weekend is here. How about a chance to unwind and reconnect, rather than (or in addition to!) gorging on hot dogs and burgers? Get September off to a good start with a FREE day of yoga in DFW — TODAY!

Join up with thousands of people of every age, experience level, and body style to enjoy a day of FREE yoga all across Dallas/Ft. Worth TODAY (Monday, September 6, 2010). If you’ve never tried yoga or if it has been a while, I urge you to give it a try today.

To find out what is happening near you, click here.

Thanks to Allen Yoga Center for the info!

Labor Day weekend is here. How about a chance to unwind and reconnect, rather than (or in addition to!) gorging on hot dogs and burgers? Get September off to a good start with a FREE day of yoga in DFW.Join up with thousands of people of every age, experience level, and body style to enjoy a day of FREE yoga all across Dallas/Ft. Worth on Monday, September 6, 2010. The weekend is being kicked off with a festival at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas TOMORROW morning (Saturday, September 4, 2010). Pack up the gang and go check it out!

To find out what is happening near you, click here.

Thanks to Allen Yoga Center for the info!

 

FREE SHIPPING on prints & photo gifts at Snapfish September 4, 2010

SnapfishThis deal could not have arrived at a better time! When my son was born, nearly 5 years ago, I was SO good at printing photos and putting them in albums. Yeah, well, that time ended when he was just a few months old. (Queue the mommy guilt!) Time to get back on the ball and print the “best of the best” to put in albums for my kids!

Through September 11, 2010, Snapfish is offering FREE SHIPPING on prints and photo gifts! No minimum purchase! Just use code FREELDSHIP on your order. Be sure to pack that shopping cart full because the code is only good once per account. (For the details, click here and scroll to the bottom.)

Here’s a tip. If you use Picasa to share your photos online with friends, you can print those photos using Snapfish without having to upload your photos to Snapfish. From within Picasa, just click Prints > Order Prints, then choose Snapfish. Your selected Picasa photos will automatically be imported to Snapfish!

Expires: September 11, 2010

 

DFW FREE day of Yoga – save the date! September 3, 2010

YogaLabor Day weekend is here. How about a chance to unwind and reconnect, rather than (or in addition to!) gorging on hot dogs and burgers? Get September off to a good start with a FREE day of yoga in DFW.

Join up with thousands of people of every age, experience level, and body style to enjoy a day of FREE yoga all across Dallas/Ft. Worth on Monday, September 6, 2010. The weekend is being kicked off with a festival at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas TOMORROW morning (Saturday, September 4, 2010). Pack up the gang and go check it out!

To find out what is happening near you, click here.

Thanks to Allen Yoga Center for the info!

 

$1.49 Mickey & Minnie bags & FREE SHIPPING (on everything) at Disney Store September 2, 2010

I just love it when the Disney Store offers FREE SHIPPING on everything! That’s when I go straight to their Minnie Bagsale section and stock up on birthday and holiday gifts. You know those birthdays are coming up, so why not save yourself the time of rushing around later?

Here’s a resourceful idea! Instead of using wrapping paper or a paper gift bag the next time you give a gift, use a Mickey bagMickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse reusable eco-friendly shopping bag! Right now they’re just $1.49 a piece with FREE shipping from the Disney Store.

Their lunch totes are on sale for just $3.99 (reg. $12.50) and the matching backpacks are on sale for just $7.99 (reg. $19.50). Themes include Minnie, Mickey, fairies, princesses, Handy Manny, Phineas & Ferb, Toy Story – Woody & Buzz, Cars, and more! Put those two items together and you have one heck of a fabulous gift for a kiddo! And, who says adults can’t use Disney lunch totes for work? 🙂

And, NOW is the time to buy those Halloween costumes…

*** To get your FREE SHIPPING, use code FREESHIP through Monday, September 6, 2010. ***

Expires: Monday, September 6, 2010 — Labor Day

 

FREE Kashi snack September 1, 2010

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kashiAre you a busy person? Always on the go? I try to remember to toss an apple or a bag of carrots & celery in my bag as we’re zipping out the door. Inevitably, things get delayed and my kids and I get hungry! Sometimes it is fun to break out of the mold and try something new. Here’s a chance to try some healthy on-the-go snacks from Kashi for FREE!

Simply hop over to Kashi’s site and select your FREE snack — a cereal bar, granola bar, or crackers — and they’ll send it to you in the mail for FREE! Yes, this deal has some delayed gratification. You’ll have to wait for it to arrive in your mailbox, but just think of the moment you open your mailbox, tummy growling, and you find a great snack in there for FREE? 🙂

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Vicki!