Being Resourceful

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

$35 family membership to Sci-Tech Discovery Center (Frisco, TX) October 11, 2010

Sci-TechHold the presses! This is the BEST membership deal I’ve seen on the group buy sites! Just $35 gets your family a one-year membership to Sci-Tech Discover Center (located in Frisco, TX, southeast of the Dallas North Tollway & Main St.), hands-down the MOST FUN science & math museum and activity center in North Texas! If you have kiddos ages 0 – 12, or have family/friends with children in this age bracket, you NEED to check out Sci-Tech. Grandparents, I’m talking to you too. You can buy this deal as a GIFT or buy it for yourselves for when the grandkids come to visit!

I’ve been to Sci-Tech Discovery Center twice so far with my kids — once last year for their unbelievable Grossology exhibit (all things body-related and gross), and just this past week for their Math Midway exhibit (the kids were learning math and didn’t even realize it!). And, yes, I’m buying this membership and taking my family back there MANY more times in the next year! Sci-Tech fills a gigantic hole in North Texas… and I’m so glad they’re here!

So, here’s how to snag the deal and partake in Sci-Tech’s “mind stretching fun”:

(1) Create a Living Social account by clicking here. Just enter your email address and click the green button for “send me free daily deals” (you can turn this subscription off after snagging the deal – see step #4 below).

(2) You should now see the deal page for the $35 family membership to Sci-Tech Discovery Center. (If you don’t, click here.)

(3) Make your purchase! Here’s the fine print: “Limit 1 per person, buy as many as you’d like as gifts • Limit 1 voucher per family only • One voucher is valid for up to four family members only • Membership is for one year • Promotional value expires on 04/12/11”

(4) IF you want to unsubscribe from the daily deal emails, log in using your Living Social account you created while making your purchase (you may still be logged in if you *just* made your purchase). In the upper right hand corner, you should see “welcome back, [your name]”. Below that click the “my account” link. Next, click the “subscriptions” tab. Click the “x” on the right next to any of the cities for which you want to unsubscribe.  Voila! You’re done. 🙂

Expires: This deal is only for sale TODAY (10/11/2010), so hop to it! The membership is good for one year. I *think* you have until April 2011 to redeem the voucher (start your membership).

 

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

 

$4.99 for 8 custom photo coasters & FREE shipping! October 1, 2010

CoastersThe season of gatherings is quickly approaching and there’s no reason to get those hard-to-remove water stains on your furniture… or on the furniture of your hosts! Be a gracious guest and bring a hostess gift of 8 custom photo coasters. You’ll be well-remembered and invited back! These make a great holiday gift too. Order them now and stash them away for a couple of months from now.

Through Oct. 6th, you can get any 8 custom photo coasters for just $4.99 and FREE shipping from ArtsCow! Choose round, square, or heart-shaped, mix and match from the photos you upload, and feel free to get creative! This is a great time to upload some artistic photos and get artsy. Remember those photos of the spring wildflowers or the summer ocean at sunset? Use them! Even better, how about photos from last year’s Ugly Sweater Party! (They also have tons of pre-designed templates if you haven’t caught the creative bug today.)

Use code LOVEDRINKS at checkout to snag this deal.

Expires: October 6, 2010

 

$20 for 4 movie tickets – that’s just $5 each! September 28, 2010

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moviesOh, I remember back in the day when movies were just a couple of bucks to attend… and I remember the more recent days when my kids both fit into the “3 & under – FREE” category. Now it seems like it costs a fortune to hit the theater! This deal solves that problem!

Hop on board to snag 4 movie tickets for just $20 — that’s just $5 each! According to Mamapedia, “the tickets are good for ANY movies, including 3D and IMAX, shown in theatres that use http://www.fandango.com or http://www.movietickets.com,” so you should be able to use these across the country! You can even give this set of 4 tickets as a gift (surely this would make a great “thank you” gift for your child’s teacher or a coworker who did you a favor)!

Find a theater near you that uses Fandango.com or MovieTickets.com.

Expires: Make your purchase by 9/30/10. You’ll need to redeem the voucher online by 12/31/10 and use the tickets by 3/30/11.

 

$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!

 

SOLD OUT: $3 tickets to Plano (Hot Air) Balloon Festival September 16, 2010

BalloonsUPDATE: I just checked the AdPages site (1:50pm CST 9/17/10) and the discounted tickets are sold out.

There is something just so incredible and serene about watching hot air balloons take flight. The woosh of the flame as it heats the air in the balloon, the sight of the balloons filling and taking shape, then watching them take their ascent upwards as they display their majesty in the sky. I wax poetic, but really, it is AWESOME!

THIS WEEKEND is the Plano Balloon Festival in Plano, TX, just north of Dallas. It is worth driving from near and far to attend, and is fun for all ages. We went a few years ago when my son was barely 2-years-old and he was stunned into silence! (And this is one chatty kiddo.)

Purchase advance tickets for just $3 each right now online! Tickets are regularly $5, and during 9am & 3pm they’re $4, but  the balloons take flight at 6pm Friday, 7am & 6pm Saturday, and 7am & 6pm Sunday, so that’s when you’ll want to attend. (Note that kiddos 36″ & under are free.) Note that you’ll need to create a login/pw for AdPages to purchase this deal, but it is free and quick.

There’s even live entertainment on Sat night after the balloon launch, balloon glow, and fireworks — don’t forget your camera!

Expires: The tickets are good for Fri, Sat, or Sun this weekend (9/17-19/10), but there are a limited number of discounted tickets available and they’re going FAST.

 

$5 tickets to Dallas Arborteum – that’s 50% OFF via GROUPON September 15, 2010

ArboretumWhere else in Dallas can you see swimming pumpkins in the fall, play in houses made of flowers, and be surrounded by more tulips and daffodils than you can count in the spring? TODAY ONLY you can buy advance tickets to the Dallas Arborteum for just $5 (reg. $10/ea). The tickets are good through March 1, 2011 with the exception of just 10/31-10/31 & 11/26-11/28.

Do you realize the savings here?!? Steeply discount tickets to the Dallas Arboretum like these are VERY hard to come by, and you can buy up to 10 with this deal! This is the time to go ahead and buy the maximum amount. You’ll have company coming to visit at some point, right? 🙂

Hop on over to GROUPON to snag this price and visit the Dallas Arboretum asap!

Expires: The tickets can only be purchased on 9/15/10 and they’re good through March 1, 2011.

Thanks to Patti D. for the tip!