Being Resourceful

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

$3.99 custom name stamp & FREE shipping October 28, 2010

Yes, I’m a sucker for just about anything personalized, but this deal just screams “gifts!” to me! Just $3.99 and FREE shipping for a custom stamp? 7 colors to choose from and oodles of optional illustrations to add? Yes, this is part of this year’s teachers’ gifts from our household! (I just ordered 4 custom name stamps for a total of $15.96. You can apply this code to multiple stamps in one order!)

Step 1: Click here to create your ArtsCow account (free and easy to do) if you don’t already have one.

Step 2: Hop over to ArtsCow to create your custom self-inking rubber stamp for just $3.99 with FREE shipping. Choose from their pre-designed templates or create your own. Pick your color — red, purple, black, green, pink, yellow or blue.

Step 3: Enter code STAMPME at checkout and you’re all set!

Think outside the box here. You could really have your stamp say anything! Have a wedding coming up? How about creating a stamp to use on your wedding paper goods? Or perhaps, “Happy Birthday! Love, The Smith Family” or something like that?

Expires: Halloween! 10/31/2010

 

FREE Halloween postcards – custom photo digital postcards! October 12, 2010

What to do? What to do… You have all those fabulous photos of the kids in their costumes (because you know they’re already wearing them around the house), Fido in his costume, and don’t forget the ones of your sweetie by the fall flowers at your local arboretum.

Your Little Birdie has it all figured out for you, folks! Score some FREE Halloween postcards of the GREEN variety with absolutely no strings attached! Just pick your postcard design, email her your choices and your favorite photo, and she’ll send back your custom photo digital postcard! Not into Halloween? No worries! There’s a beautiful fall postcard available too.

Save yourself the cost of stamps and Halloween cards, the hassle of getting it all done, and just holler to Your Little Birdie for some help. She’s one smart (and creative) chickadee!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Anna!

 

$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.)

 

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

 

40% OFF at Hobby Lobby August 21, 2010

Hobby LobbyIs the end-of-summer heat getting you down? Head to Hobby Lobby today with this printable coupon for 40% OFF any one regularly-priced item.

Wander their aisles already filled with Christmas decor (sure to cool you off), and hit the crafts aisles for tons of easy and inexpensive ideas to keep you and yours entertained. Not feeling particularly crafty today? Head to the frames section and pick up a frame for that photo or piece of art that’s just begging to find a place on your wall at home!

Me? I’m always on the look-out for easy craft kits for my kids… And Hobby Lobby is just the place to go!

Find a Hobby Lobby near you.

Expires: TODAY! 8/21/10

 

FREE 5×7″ photo print (BOGO) August 13, 2010

WalmartI’m not usually a big fan of “Wally World,” but here are a few good reasons to stop by Walmart in the near future. (1) Their organic foods section is growing. (2) Their school supplies are inexpensive. (3) You can get a FREE 5×7″ HP print when you buy one!

Time to pull out your favorite photo from this summer to print — one copy for you and one for the grandparents. Or, perhaps you have a couple of photos that you’ve been meaning to get printed for that collage frame that’s collecting dust in your office? Use this printable coupon at your local Walmart to get a FREE 5×7″ HP photo print when you buy one! Stop by the HP kiosk the next time you’re shopping.

Find an HP kiosk at a Walmart near you.

Expires: 9/13/2010

 

$10 OFF $25 at Office Depot this week July 12, 2010

Oh, the promise of an office supply store. You enter through their automatic doors and see the aisles and aisles of organizational opportunities! Binders! Sheet protectors! Post-its! Sharpies! Yes, I grew up with a father who instilled in me a love of office supplies. I think it started way back when he used to bring home those fabulous Marks-A-Lot permanent markers and reams of recycled printer paper (with the holes on the edges) from the office. The good old days!

Nowadays I keep my ears to the ground for great deals on office supplies. Here’s one I LOVE! Print this coupon to save $10 OFF your purchase of $25 or more at Office Depot this week! It is even good on “technology, furniture, supplies and more!”

Oh, what am I using my coupon for? Well, I’ve started my half-marathon training and have decided my poor iPhone has been tossed to the ground one too many times. I intended to use a previous coupon to buy an arm band, but missed the deadline (grr!). So, I’m off to Office Depot to try out an XtremeMac Sportwrap this week. Originally $29.99, I’ll get it for $19.99+tax with the coupon. I hope it is comfortable!

Find an Office Depot store near you.

Expires: July 15, 2010

Thanks, Common Sense with Money! And, check out their post to see how to get office supplies for FREE or $1 this week!