Being Resourceful

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

Gorgeous Maine wreaths & enter to win 15lb of Lobster! – $36 & FREE shipping November 6, 2010

Filed under: Flowers,Gifts — Meg @ 9:39 am
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There’s something about a fresh wreath with a red ribbon on it that just warms my heart. It says family, warmth, and Christmas to me! I’ve discovered over the years the BEST spot from which to order fresh wreaths — Bessey Ridge Wreaths in Maine.  Bessey Ridge is a small family-owned business and their products are simply amazing! I’ve sent them as gifts to family and friends, and will continue to do so!

This “Maine Woods Wreath” from Bessey Ridge is just $36 with FREE shipping! Their site describes it as “a 24” double-sided balsam fir wreath decorated with pine, cedar, pine cones, holly berries and an elegant hand-tied wire edged floral bow in your choice of red velvet or tartan plaid.” Shipping begins the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Place your wreath order by December 15th and you’ll be entered to win 15 lbs. of FRESH LIVE MAINE LOBSTER shipped directly to you. Drawing will be on December 16, 2010!

In addition to Christmas wreaths, they have centerpieces and Hanukkah wreaths too! You (and your gift recipients) won’t be disappointed.


BOGO coupon for Dallas Arboretum October 23, 2009

Filed under: Entertainment,Flowers,Photography — Meg @ 4:20 pm
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This is a first! We’ve actually discovered a BOGO (buy-one-get-one-free) admission coupon for the Dallas Arboretum! Admission is normally $10 for adults, but with this coupon, you can bring an adult friend for FREE any Wednesday through December 31, 2009.

So, clear your calendar for an upcoming Wednesday, print the coupon, grab your camera, and meet up with a friend! You can even bring a picnic lunch. Cheap date? I’d say so!

(Click here to download a PDF map of the Dallas Arboretum. It is MUCH larger than you’d think, and the entire place is gorgeous.)

Expires: December 31, 2009


Easy last-minute Mother’s Day gifts May 6, 2009

Filed under: Flowers — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Ok, folks. Mother’s Day is THIS Sunday, May 10. Do you have your plans ready to “wow” your mom this year? No? Do it TODAY!

I realize today is just Wednesday, and Sunday feels soooo far off, but if you order flowers or fruit for your mother today for delivery tomorrow, you’ll most likely avoid a rush delivery fee. Yep, many places are charging extra for deliveries that are scheduled to arrive this Friday (5/8), the last business day before Mother’s Day.

Here are some easy Mother’s Day gift ideas that you can order today for delivery tomorrow!

Edible Arrangements has amazing fresh fruit bouquets. This will make your mom brag to her friends about how thoughtful you are! I’ve personally received several fruit bouquets from this company as gifts, and they’ve all been delicious and beautiful. If your mom lives nearby, surprise her by delivering it yourself and avoid the delivery fee! Find an Edible Arrangements store near you.

  • Try code INET0502 for $4 off any arrangement.
  • Try code GRBR0609 for $5 off.
  • Try code TYLR0338 for $5 off pick-up or delivery. is my go-to site for flower & plant delivery. I have both received and sent fresh flowers and plants using, and they’ve always been beautiful and fresh. I challenge you to deviate from the norm… Instead of sending cut flowers, consider sending your mom a plant. The plant will remind her of your thoughtfulness all year long!

  • Click here for ProFlowers’ own page of discounts & deals.
  • Get a free glass vase with your flower delivery. Go to and click on the “Hear about us on radio or TV?” graphic in the upper right-hand corner. Enter code LFM. After you submit the code, you’ll see a banner across the page that says you will receive a free glass vase or a discount on a premium vase.
  • Send your mom a dozen assorted roses with a free glass vase for $19.99 + tax (free delivery), or 2 dozen with a free glass vase for $29.99 + tax (free delivery). Go to and click on the “Hear about us on radio or TV?” graphic in the upper right-hand corner. Enter code PASSION. After you submit the code, you’ll see a banner across the page that says, “Mother’s Day is this week! Order now for Incredible Savings and a FREE Glass Vase!”  At the very end, before you pay, be sure to look for the link to register… you should get free shipping by registering! (Note: I haven’t actually placed an order using this code, so I hope it works for you!)

Place your order and cross this off your to-do list!