Being Resourceful

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

FREE Pastry Day @ Starbucks 3/23: Save the date! March 18, 2010

SAVE THE DATE! This just in! Here’s a printable coupon for a FREE PASTRY on March 23 (next Tuesday) at Starbucks. Just bring in the coupon or save paper and show it to your barista on your mobile device, and enjoy a FREE PASTRY with your purchase of a handcrafted beverage through 10:30am.

Good only on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Thanks to Starbucks & their email list!


FREE Chips & Drink @ Quiznos February 27, 2010

Filed under: Dining Out,Quick Service,Uncategorized — Meg @ 6:00 am
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YUM!! That’s what I have to say about Quiznos sandwiches. Some of them are even good enough to remind me of my days spent living in New England where subs were called “grinders.”

So, in the spirit of my years up north, here’s a printable coupon for FREE chips & a drink when you purchase any regular sub, large sub, or regular chopped salad. Let them toast your buns. You’ll like it!

Find a Quiznos near you.

Expires: March 7, 2010


BOGO FREE Twisted Bagel Sandwich @ Einstein Bros February 15, 2010

YUM! So, Valentine’s Day may be over, but that doesn’t you should stop sharing the love… And if you go out for lunch, there’s soooo much less pressure!

Here’s a printable coupon for a BOGO (buy one get one) FREE Twisted Bagel Sandwich at Einstein Bros Bagels. Treat a friend, a coworker, or a total stranger to lunch (or dinner). You’ll be glad you did!

Find an Einstein Bros Bagels near you. (I recommend turning off your speakers first if you’re at work!)

Expires: Tuesday, February 16, 2010


FREE meal at Pei Wei January 29, 2010

Filed under: Quick Service — Meg @ 5:53 am
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Looking for lunch or dinner ideas for today? We’ve got you covered. Dine at Pei Wei TODAY and get a coupon for a FREE order of their new Caramel Chicken, good for 2/1 – 2/7.

Here’s the scoop, straight from their Facebook page:

Pei Wei is having it’s own lantern festival on Friday, Jan. 29! Across the country of Vietnam, lantern festivals are celebrated with the hanging of colorful lanterns that serve as symbols of friendship & community.

To celebrate at our lantern festival, everyone that comes in on Friday, Jan. 29 & purchases an entree will receive a voucher for a FREE order of our NEW Caramel Chicken feature that officially launches on Monday, Feb. 1. We will also be randomly sampling the new dish on Friday. Voucher is redeemable between 2/1 – 2/7.

Caramel Chicken is our new Vietnamese inspired feature item. It starts with tender, wok-crisped chicken & pineapple that’s tossed in a tangy caramel-chile sauce. It’s topped off with a fresh, cooling Asian Slaw of cucumber, red bell pepper, carrots, red onion & Fresno chile peppers all dressed in a black pepper Asian Vinaigrette.

Find a Pei Wei near you.

Expires: Get there TODAY 1/29 to get the coupon, and use the coupon 2/1-2/7.


FREE Bagel & Shmear at Einstein Bros. Bagels January 27, 2010

Yummmm… The smell of freshly baked bagels. Take a minute to savor it. Now take another minute to savor it — and your FREE bagel & shmear — for FREE at Einstein Brothers Bagels!

Here’s a printable coupon for a FREE bagel & shmear at Einstein Bros. good through January 31, 2010! No purchase is necessary, though I challenge you to resist their “Darn Good Coffee” if you stop in at breakfast time. I blame Einstein Bros. for my coffee habit that started when I was an undergrad. They dared to open a location near campus, and I was suckered in on a cold day, walking to class. The rest is history!

And, who’s to say that bagels are just for breakfast? Stop by any time that is convenient for you, and get your shmear on the side so you can dine at your leisure. Some locations even have a drive-thru.

Find an Einstein Bros. Bagels near you.

Expires: January 31, 2010

Thanks, slickdeals!


99cent lunch at Which Wich TODAY! January 6, 2010

Filed under: Quick Service — Meg @ 8:22 am
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Lunch is solved for today! How about a GREAT sandwich for just 99cents? TODAY Which Wich is offering their sandwiches for just 99cents in DFW, Houston, and Austin.  YUM! Their famously huge sandwich, The Wicked, is just $1.99 today.

Find a location near you.

Expires: Good only on 1/6/10

Thanks, Carrie!


FREE $10 Tin Star gift card! December 18, 2009

My kids are going to thank me for this one! Tin Star is one of their favorite quick-service restaurants, and one of mine too. Their Santa Fe salad is divine… Oh, and that never-ending complimentary basket of warm tortilla chips and all those salsa options to choose from, or choose them all!

How do you magically turn $25 into $35? If you place your order online TODAY between 8am & 4pm, you’ll get a $10 bonus gift card with the purchase of a $25 gift card. Who says you can’t use both cards for yourself?

Find a Tin Star near you — or your gift card recipient. They’re in Texas & Oklahoma.

Only good 8am – 4pm today, 12/18/09


FREE $10 gift certificates to for you AND your friends! December 1, 2009

This one is a true humdinger of a deal!!! is doing their annual “Feed it Forward” campaign. Every single day from now until Christmas you can send up to 30 people FREE $10 gift certificates… at NO COST to you! Share this deal with your friends and ask them to send you FREE $10 gift certificates too.  With these FREE $10 gift certificates, you can buy $25 gift certificates to tons of restaurants near you. So, with the click of your mouse, you’ll get $25 gift certificates for FREE! This is a real “no brainer,” folks!

Here’s what their site says:

“Enter up to 30 different email addresses below every day until Christmas. We will send a free $10 Gift Certificate to each recipient you choose. Have something special to say? Personalize a brief message to accompany every gift certificate. Want to help others? Send us your reasons for giving through Feed It Forward™. You might see your message on our site. Don’t forget to share the gift of giving with your friends and family.”

Expires: December 25, 2009


FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich! November 19, 2009

Filed under: Quick Service — Meg @ 3:09 pm
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Folks north of Dallas! Just got the scoop on FREE Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches being given away through Saturday at the Chick-fil-A in Allen. Bring in a canned food donation and walk away with a FREE chicken sandwich. YUM! The store is at 902 W McDermott Dr, Allen 75013. This is just west of 75 on the north side of McDermott. Just don’t beat me to the drive-thru!

If you’re not near this CFA location, find one near you and give them a buzz to see if they’re running this promo too!

Thanks, Crysti!


“Thrifty is the new Sexy!” – November 16, 2009

Did you know that Thrifty is the new Sexy? That’s the truth according to the folks at! If they’re calling me sexy, well, I’ll take it!

A friend recently introduced me to this fabulous site and I’ve since become a BIG fan. Enter your zip code or city name, and will tell you oodles of restaurants that offer specials, discounts, coupons, etc. Looking for happy hour specials? They’ve got it. Free kid meals? Bingo. Lunch, dinner, or date night spots? Pazaam. Senior discounts? The early bird gets the worm!

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Hmm… I’m getting hungry… Time to hunt down today’s lunch spot!

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