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.

 

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

 

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

 

$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

 

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

 

$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

 

$8.99 & FREE shipping: custom photo flip-flops! June 7, 2010

This may be the coolest, most unique Father’s Day gift yet! Sure, your guy can wear flip-flops that look just like everyone else’s, but there’s no mistaking they’re his when his flip-flops are adorned with photos of loved ones, your latest vacation, or crazy (possibly embarrassing) pics from his wilder, younger years!

ArtsCow has men’s custom flip-flops for just $8.99/pair plus FREE SHIPPING through June 20, 2010 when you use code FDAY2010 at checkout.

They also have custom flip-flops for ladies and kids! For those, get 30% OFF when you use code DISCOUNT30P through June 7, 2010.

Expires: Men’s deal expires 6/20/2010 and the 30% off deal expires 6/7/2010