Being Resourceful

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

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!

 

$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

 

$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!

 

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

 

Up to 50% OFF at Toys “R” Us August 20, 2010

Toys R UsSing it with me, you know the jingle:  “I want to be a Toys “R” Us kid!” Now is a great time to get some of that holiday shopping crossed off your list — especially when you can score a Toys “R” Us coupon good for up to 50% OFF!

Toys “R” Us is opening many new locations across the country! Click here and enter your zip code to see if there’s a store opening near you in the next 30 days (and if there isn’t, check back often because the list is always changing). Choose the store nearest you, then enter your name and email to print your “secret coupon” worth up to 50% OFF in-store on the Grand Opening weekend.

And, if you’re “one of the first 100 moms in-store beginning at 10:00am on the Friday of each Grand Opening weekend, you’ll receive a complimentary Gift Bag.”

Find a Toys “R” Us Grand Opening near you! (List is constantly being updated.)

Expires: Unknown

Thanks to Krystle, a Being Resourceful reader!

 

$15 Adorable Halloween shirts for kids August 11, 2010

Bat shirtGhost topHobby Lobby has their Christmas decor out and we just spotted candy corn at our local Walgreens yesterday… Time to get a jump on prepping for those upcoming fall holidays! Your little one will just LOVE these adorable Halloween shirts for kids by Lulu Grace Designs.

I’m about to place my order for one of the girls’ bat shirts for my little girl — just $15! And the boys’ ghost shirt is also just $15. These are both made by one of my favorite Etsy artisans, Lulu Grace Designs — click here for the link. (While you’re there, check out the matching skirts & jeans to go with the tops.)

It may be hotter than the dickens out there, but now’s the time to plan ahead! The early bird gets the worm… or the pumpkin!

Expires: Unknown

 

$10 OFF at ShoeBuy.com & BagBuy.com July 27, 2010

BootsSo, they say fall is just around the corner. Time for back-to-school shopping, time to stock up for the coming season, and hit those killer sale and clearance racks (and sites) for GREAT DEALS!

Through July 29, 2010, Shoebuy.com has $10 OFF any purchase of $35 or more plus FREE shipping & FREE returns! To take advantage of this, click here. The $10 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 deal brings this cute & practical pair of polka-dotted girls’ rain boots by Sperry down to $25.45 with FREE shipping & FREE returns! They’re also available in a brown & pink plaid.

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 “Back-to-school Helper Email” to receive your discount.

Expires: July 29, 2010