Being Resourceful

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

$10 for $20 Amazon Gift Card! January 19, 2011

This is one of those deals that is SO GOOD it seems like it is too good to be true — but it IS TRUE! Hurry up and click here to snag a $20 Amazon.com gift card for ONLY $10. That’s 50% off!

You can buy just about anything via Amazon these days, so this is a bit like finding a $10 bill on the ground. 🙂

Limit 1 per person and no gifting allowed. Best of all? It never expires!

The deal ends early Thursday 1/20/11 morning or when the inventory runs out — whichever happens first.

Thanks to Laura F. for the tip!

 

$20 for $40 @ Shoemall – FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING December 16, 2010

Here’s a great deal for anyone who wears shoes or knows someone who does… Ring a bell, perhaps? 🙂

My 2.5year-old little girl has been asking for “sparkly shoes.” (Well, actually, sparkly everything thanks to her Fancy Nancy books!) I’ve been wanting to pick up some Crocs flats for myself since nearly all of my shoes have heels on them, and heels aren’t the best thing to wear while recovering from a broken knee cap… I just scored a steal of a deal on these shoes and they’ll be here in just 2 days!

For just $20, I bought a gift certificate for $40 to Shoemall.com and got FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING! (Their shipping is always FREE, but they’re offering FREE 2-day shipping on orders placed by 12/19 — that’s this Sunday.) Click here to check out the deal for yourself!

Let those little elves deliver your holiday gifts to your door (or your gift recipient’s door), or save the gift certificate to use in the spring! The certificate doesn’t expire until June 19, 2011.

Expires: The deal lasts until all of the certificates are sold or on 12/19 — whichever comes first. (This deal is sure to sell out though!) The certificate is good through 6/19/11.

 

Enter to win a $20 gift card to Lulu Grace Designs November 17, 2010

Someone is going to win a $20 gift card to Lulu Grace Designs TONIGHT and why shouldn’t it be you?!? I just adore this holiday line of clothing. Tara at Lulu Grace Designs is so imaginative with her use of ribbon and googly eyes. What little boy or girl wouldn’t love these? I’ve just placed my order for holiday clothes for my little girl. I can’t wait to see her in her new red velvet knot dress

Here’s how to enter to win a $20 gift card to Lulu Grace Designs:

(1) Go to Lulu Grace Designs’ Facebook page and LIKE the page – click here.

(2) Go to the photo album titled “Vote for your favorite Christmas outfit!” – click here.

(3) Browse through the 14 holiday outfits and vote for your favorite one by clicking the “like” link on that photo.

The winner will be randomly selected at 6pm TODAY (Wednesday, 11/17/10), so HURRY AND VOTE NOW!

(The official site for Lulu Grace Designs is http://lulugracedesigns.blogspot.com)

 

50% OFF Halloween costumes! October 18, 2010

So, if the early bird gets the worm, what does the wait-until-the-last-minute bird get? Well, if you’re talking about Halloween costumes, that bird gets the GOOD DEAL!

For just $20 you can get at voucher worth $40 to spend online at Costume Kingdom! That’s 50% OFF! The voucher is good until 4/18/11, so you can snag an even BETTER DEAL if you wait for those post-Halloween sales to stock up on costumes for next year (or your kids’ playroom). And, get FREE SHIPPING on orders of $65 or more (that’s just $45 for you, my friend, when you use this voucher!).

Your voucher starts the day AFTER you purchase it, and Costume Kingdom says the last day to place your order for Halloween arrival using regular shipping is October 26 (4pm PDT). So… be sure you ORDER YOUR VOUCHER BY 10/23/2010 just to be safe! (Note that the voucher is for product purchase only, not shipping.)

Expires: The $40 for $20 voucher is for sale through 10/24/2010, but you’ll want to purchase it sooner if you want your costume(s) by Halloween 2010. The voucher is good through 4/18/2011.

 

$15 for $30 @ Costume Express — perfect for Halloween! October 6, 2010

Costume ExpressOk, folks. There are 25 days left until Halloween. Do you have your costume yet? Don’t wait until the last minute because you know you’ll be left with slim pickings in the costume aisle! Save yourself the headache of schlepping to the store and buy online this year.

Spend just $15 to get a $30 gift certificate to Costume Express using today’s Living Social deal! You’ll need to hop on this fast because the deal is only being sold TODAY. The certificate is good until 12/31/10. Check out their Clearance site and snag lots of costumes for just $9.99 each!

Here are some coupon codes to stack on top of your awesome gift certificate savings! (Note: You can only use one code.)

  • Use code 50FREE for FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more. Exp 10/11/10. (Source)
  • Use code 25bogo to save 25% OFF one costume when you buy one. Exp 10/11/10. (Source)
  • Use code web10 to save 10% OFF orders of $50 or more. Exp unknown. (Source)

Expires: The gift certificate expires 12/31/2010 but you have to buy it TODAY 10/6/2010.

 

FREE shipping from Disney – no minimum purchase! October 5, 2010

Tinkerbell dollI don’t know about you, but I am already stocking up for all those fall/winter birthdays and holidays! I have a box in my guest room closet where I’m tucking away the gifts, out of the kids’ sight. Here’s a surprise that might find its way into that box too — this giant 20″ tall Tinkerbell stuffed toy for just $12.99 (and FREE shipping)!

Nearly everything on the Disney site is up for grabs with FREE SHIPPING through October 10th, 2010 when you use the code MAGIC. This makes getting that shopping done even easier. Save time, save gas, shop online! Plus, their sale section is HUGE! That’s where I found Tinkerbell, plus some great deals on Halloween costumes (Mickey costume or Nemo costume for $19.50), housewares ($4.99 for 4-pc red, white, & blue Mickey plates), and pajamas for my kids (Tinkerbell or Handy Manny for just $7.99).

Expires: Free shipping offer expires 10/10/10

 

33% OFF at Borders or Waldenbooks September 13, 2010

BordersIt seems “birthday season” is upon my household. Our refrigerator is getting plastered with birthday party invitations and my 4.5yo is starting his cake obsession again… It happens every fall. So, in anticipation of all these gifts, I’ve started really paying attention to when the bookstores offer coupons. I think books make the PERFECT gift (no batteries needed!), and you can give them with a gift receipt if there’s any question.

Here’s a coupon for 33% OFF the list price of any one item at Borders or Waldenbooks. Print a coupon and take it with you to the store, or use code BAE8295M online at Borders.com (and get FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more). You’ll need to be a Borders Rewards member to use the deal, but it is free and easy to sign up.

Find a Borders or Waldenbooks near you.

Expires: TODAY! Monday, September 13, 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!