Being Resourceful

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

$2 for $25 restaurant gift certificates October 31, 2010

Last night was “date night” with my husband. We hired our favorite sitter for a few hours, the kids were smiling & happy when we left, and we saved $25 on our dinner out at a fancy restaurant! Oh, how did we accomplish that last part? Easy!

I bought a $25 gift certificate for us to use at a fabulous restaurant in town for just $2 on Restaurant.com! Hop over there TODAY and use code TREAT at checkout to snag this deal. I was excited to see several new restaurants added to the list in and close to my zip code. See what is new in your area.

Skeptical? Sound too good to be true? I was a skeptic too. So, I figured $2 was worth losing to try a deal this good. I’m a beliver! Give it a try. A link to the gift certificate is emailed to you (or you can print it immediately after making your purchase), and you print it at home. No need to wait on something to be mailed to you.

Be sure to read the details on each deal before you buy it. The restaurant I selected had a minimum $35 bill before the $25 was to be applied, which was easy to meet with an appetizer and 2 entrees!

Now, call your sitter and schedule that date night. 🙂

Expires: The deal expires TODAY — 10/31/10. Your gift certificate is usually good for a full year.

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$5 for $10 @ The Salad Stop (Frisco, TX) October 6, 2010

The Salad StopThey had me at “organic, locally-grown fruits and vegetables.” You mean it won’t cost a million bucks and it is a family-friendly, order-at-the-counter kind of place? Why don’t we have more places like this?!? Sign me up!

For just $5 you’ll get a $10 gift certificate for The Salad Stop (Frisco, TX) on AdPages! That’s 50% OFF when you stop by the restaurant for a delicious salad, wrap, baked potato, soup, or some of their yummy homemade cookies. I’ve checked out their menu and this looks amazing… Fresh, nutritious food on-the-go.

Ok, now I’m hungry…

Expires: The certificate expires 12/31/2010 but BUY IT TODAY because this deal won’t last long!

 

$75 “Sustainer” Membership to Dallas Museum of Art September 20, 2010

DMAIf you’re anywhere near the DFW vicinity and are looking for a SPECTACULAR gift to give to yourself or your family, THIS IS IT.

For a limited time, the Dallas Museum of Art is offering memberships at the “sustainer” level for just $75 (reg. $125). Just hop over to Savvy Source to make your purchase by Sept. 23, 2010!

Your membership includes:
* Unlimited free general admission to the Museum for two adults or one adult and a guest and children under 18 living in the same household
* Free admission to most special exhibitions
* Free parking during Museum hours
* Exclusive invitations to member previews
* Subscription to the Dallas Museum of Art Magazine
* Museum car decal
* Opportunity to join the Dallas Museum of Art League
* Free admittance to Museum film series
* Discounts in the Museum Store
* Discounts on dining
* Reciprocal memberships to more than 300 museums in the United States, Central America, and Canada
* Exclusive invitations to member-only special exhibition preview celebrations
* Opportunity to customize your membership by joining two of the following member-only groups: Kids Club, encore!, and the Professional Members League

Here’s the fine print from the site:

Discount is valid for new members only. Coupon must be redeemed by October 31, 2010. Membership expires 12 months from the date of redemption. A coupon cannot be combined with any other gift certificates, third party certificates, coupons or promotions, unless otherwise specified by merchant. The coupon is of no cash value, is non-transferable and cannot be purchased as a gift.

Expires: This deal is available to purchase through 9/23/10 (that’s this Thursday), and you must redeem your voucher to begin your membership by 10/31/10 (Halloween).

Thanks, Christine!

 

$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

 

BOGO FREE burgers at Scotty P’s TODAY! July 30, 2010

Scotty P's Yes, there is such a thing as a FREE lunch — especially when you dine out with a friend! Normally I stick with national deals, but this one was too good not to share for my friends in North Texas…

Scotty P’s is one of my favorite burger joints in North Texas. Just try their onion rings and you’ll be hooked! TODAY you can get a FREE burger when you buy one.  They just posted this on Facebook: “Tell our cashier Facebook & Twitter said today is FREE BURGER FRIDAY! Buy any burger & get a 2nd burger of equal or lesser value FREE 7/30/10 ONLY. $6 Max.” (Not valid with other offers.)

So, grab a friend and head out for lunch or dinner. Be sure to say it is your treat! And, if you’re not a burger fan I highly recommend their Greek salad. (I always get the dressing on the side.)

Find a Scotty P’s near you.

Good only TODAY, 7/30/2010.

 

$9 (or less) for $15 at Elke’s Market Cafe June 28, 2010

I usually stick with national deals, but this is one Dallas deal that was TOO AMAZING to pass up — and is worth the drive to Allen, TX! Elke’s Market Cafe is one of those little local gems that every town needs (located at the NW corner of McDermott/Main St and Greenville). You step into the store and everything is sparkly-clean, the aromas are enticing, and you just need to take one glimpse of the food and you’ll fall in love… One bite of their pork tamales (get them from the to-go case for dinner) and you’ll never look back!

Right now on Twongo, you can get $15 gift certificates to Elke’s Market Cafe for up to 53% OFF! At this moment, they’re at 40% OFF so they cost $9. However, the more folks that hop on this deal, the lower the price goes for everyone! You can buy 2 certificates, and use one at a time. (Note: they’re good for one-time use only, so you have to spend the full value in one transaction.)

I plan to head to Elke’s for lunch and dine in their cafe, and use the rest of the certificate to pick up dinner to bring home! See you there?

Expires: The voucher expires 10/1/2010.

 

$2 for $25 restaurant gift certificates – keep your kitchen cool! June 21, 2010

Time for some “Hot Summer Savings”! Keep your kitchen cool by skipping the oven and dining out wisely with this amazing deal. I just checked out Restaurant.com’s newest list of participating restaurants and found that a ton more have hopped on the bandwagon near me! Everything from Tex-Mex to French to Italian to the good ‘ol American fare!

You’ll pay a mere $2 for $25 restaurant gift certificates! And the best part?  The certificates come to your inbox and you print them at home… So you can use them tonight! Use code SUMMER to get 80% OFF restaurant gift certificates at Restaurant.com.

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: June 24, 2010