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!

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GREAT holiday gift for under $20: Road ID December 4, 2010

Thanksgiving morning I went for a short run in the neighborhood we were visiting. The sun had just come up, there was a nice cool breeze, and I was feeling strong. About 1.5 miles into my run, the tip of my running shoe hit an uneven patch on the sidewalk and I went flying — without my superhero cape — and crashed onto the concrete. My knee landed first, before my now-scraped hands could break my fall. Thankfully I had my cell phone with me to call my husband to come rescue me (there was no way my broken kneecap could have survived a crawl back to my in-laws’), but I can’t get out of my mind what might have happened had my head landed first.

Fortunately, I was wearing my Road ID wrist band with my name and emergency phone numbers on it (by now you know I’m Safety Girl). If I had been knocked out, my Road ID would have been an incredible help to the emergency personnel.

Road ID is something that I urge everyone to wear when doing anything outdoors — running, walking, biking, hiking, snowshoeing, etc. Their products range from the Wrist ID Sport (pictured in this post), for just $19.99, to a band for your ankle, a pouch to put on your shoe, or even a simple ID that fits on your shoe laces, and they come in a variety of colors. You can print up to 6 lines of text on the ID, and you can always order a replacement ID to fit on your strap if you ever move or need to change emergency contact info.

Right now, you can SAVE 10% OFF “all Road ID gear, including gift cards,” when you enter code PCFB10 at checkout. This brings the Wrist ID Sport, shipping and all, to just $19.48 (for an order shipping to Dallas). This is a GREAT holiday gift! (Order by 5pm EST December 14 for Christmas.)

If you know someone who doesn’t yet have one of these, I’d urge you to pass this deal along. I received the Wrist ID Sport as a Christmas gift from my in-laws last year, and it brings me great peace of mind. It even encourages me. The last line of text on my band says, “STRONG COURAGEOUS MOMMY.” If that doesn’t inspire you, I’m not sure what will!

Feel clueless as to what you’d put on your Road ID? Here’s what is on mine, to give you an idea:

  • MY NAME / YEAR OF BIRTH (Their site said having your year of birth is helpful for medical personnel.)
  • CITY, TX  USA (Just in case I am ever exercising on vacation – or in a sporting event – in another country.)
  • HOME 222-222-2222
  • HUSBAND 333-333-3333 (It literally just says “husband” instead of his name, and this is his cell number.)
  • SISTER 444-444-4444 (It literally just says “sister” instead of her name, and this is her cell number.)
  • STRONG, COURAGEOUS MOMMY (This helps me to keep going when I want to quit.)

Expires:  Their Facebook page just says that the code is good “through the holiday season,” so maybe it expires 12/31/2010?

Thanks, Road ID, for the code!

 

DFW FREE Day of Yoga September 6, 2010

YogaLabor Day weekend is here. How about a chance to unwind and reconnect, rather than (or in addition to!) gorging on hot dogs and burgers? Get September off to a good start with a FREE day of yoga in DFW — TODAY!

Join up with thousands of people of every age, experience level, and body style to enjoy a day of FREE yoga all across Dallas/Ft. Worth TODAY (Monday, September 6, 2010). If you’ve never tried yoga or if it has been a while, I urge you to give it a try today.

To find out what is happening near you, click here.

Thanks to Allen Yoga Center for the info!

Labor Day weekend is here. How about a chance to unwind and reconnect, rather than (or in addition to!) gorging on hot dogs and burgers? Get September off to a good start with a FREE day of yoga in DFW.Join up with thousands of people of every age, experience level, and body style to enjoy a day of FREE yoga all across Dallas/Ft. Worth on Monday, September 6, 2010. The weekend is being kicked off with a festival at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas TOMORROW morning (Saturday, September 4, 2010). Pack up the gang and go check it out!

To find out what is happening near you, click here.

Thanks to Allen Yoga Center for the info!

 

DFW FREE day of Yoga – save the date! September 3, 2010

YogaLabor Day weekend is here. How about a chance to unwind and reconnect, rather than (or in addition to!) gorging on hot dogs and burgers? Get September off to a good start with a FREE day of yoga in DFW.

Join up with thousands of people of every age, experience level, and body style to enjoy a day of FREE yoga all across Dallas/Ft. Worth on Monday, September 6, 2010. The weekend is being kicked off with a festival at the Crow Collection of Asian Art in Dallas TOMORROW morning (Saturday, September 4, 2010). Pack up the gang and go check it out!

To find out what is happening near you, click here.

Thanks to Allen Yoga Center for the info!

 

$6.99 Beach Towel w/ FREE shipping August 18, 2010

Beach TowelIt seems like our beach towels take quite a beating! From drying in the hot sun after swimming in the lake, to being washed a zillion times to rinse out the chlorine, our beach towels are starting to show that wear and tear… Stock up now for next summer’s fun or grab a new beach towel as a “way to go” for your little one’s fabulous swim lessons!

Right now, Bed Bath & Beyond has this 34″x64″ 100% cotton beach towel on sale for just $5.99 with FREE SHIPPING! Snag the red, orange, & yellow Beach Fun Towel pictured in this post before they’re all gone. (And, if you have one of those 20% OFF coupons that BB&B sends out via snail mail all the time, you can take your invoice to the store with a coupon to get that additional discount applied!)

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, slickdeals!

 

Save your life for under $20: Road ID August 16, 2010

Road IDI don’t know about you, but over the years I’ve managed to tuck my driver’s license into every sports bra I own in an effort to be safe when biking, running, and walking outdoors. Well, here’s an even better solution that just may save your life.

Road ID makes just that — ID that you can wear on your body while out on the road. Their products range from the Wrist ID Sport (pictured in this post), for just $19.99, to a band for your ankle, a pouch to put on your shoe, or even a simple ID that fits on your shoe laces. You can print up to 6 lines of text on the ID, and you can always order a replacement ID to fit on your strap if you ever move or need to change emergency contact info.

Right now, you can SAVE $1 OFF your order when you enter code TAF1238 at checkout. This brings the Wrist ID Sport, shipping and all, to just $20.48 (for an order shipping to Dallas).

If you know an athlete who doesn’t yet have one of these, I’d urge you to pass this deal along. I received the Wrist ID Sport as a Christmas gift from my in-laws, and it brings me great peace of mind. It even encourages me. The last line of text on my band says, “STRONG COURAGEOUS MOMMY.” If that doesn’t inspire you, I’m not sure what will!

Feel clueless as to what you’d put on your Road ID? Here’s what is on mine, to give you an idea:

  • MY NAME / YEAR OF BIRTH (Their site said having your year of birth is helpful for medical personnel.)
  • CITY, TX  USA (Just in case I am ever exercising on vacation – or in a sporting event – in another country.)
  • HOME 222-222-2222
  • HUSBAND 333-333-3333 (It literally just says “husband” instead of his name, and this is his cell number.)
  • SISTER 444-444-4444 (It literally just says “sister” instead of her name, and this is her cell number.)
  • STRONG, COURAGEOUS MOMMY (This helps me to keep going when I want to quit.)

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, RetailMeNot, for the code!

(This is a re-post from April. I thought it was worthy of a re-post after vacationing with athletic friends this past weekend and discovering they hadn’t yet heard of Road ID, an invaluable piece of safety gear in my mind!)

 

$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