Being Resourceful

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

$1.99 & FREE shipping for custom photo notepad May 25, 2010

Father’s Day is coming up, and I’m all about resourceful, useful gifts! ArtsCow is making its foray into custom stationery goods, so here’s your chance to create a custom photo notepad (3.75×3.75″) for just $1.99 and FREE shipping!

This would look really cool on Dad’s desk at the office (or on my desk at home!), and would be a great way for him to remember his loved ones while checking off his to-do list. Hop on over to ArtsCow (click here) and use code MEMO199 at checkout. The photo to the left is just an example — the design options are only limited by your imagination!

Another great use for this deal? End-of-year teacher gifts!

Expires: 5/31/2010 and please note that due to anticipated levels of sale, the offer price will be limited to the first 100 memo pads per day due to production restrictions.

 

FREE old-fashioned photo strip & FREE shipping March 20, 2010

Do you remember those old photo booths where you’d pull the curtain and take a series of photos (the goofier the better) and then a strip of photos would print a few minutes later? I still have a photo clipped from one of those strips on the side of my refrigerator. Ah, my crazy younger years…

Here’s a chance to make your own old-fashioned photo strip (3 to 5 photos of your choosing) for FREE and have it shipped to anyone you want for FREE! Shutterfly has a new division called Wink, and to build their customer base, they’re offering this deal!

Simply go to http://www.shutterfly.com/wink/, sign in or sign up, then upload your photos and create your FREE photo strip! I uploaded photos from a recent trip to a botanical garden (of my kids, of course), and had it shipped to my grandparents on the other side of the country. Where will your photo strip go?

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!

 

8 FREE 8″x8″ hard-cover custom photo books! March 4, 2010

Save yourself TONS of money and TONS of time by creating custom photo books with your photos. These make the perfect gift and the perfect way to preserve your memories! We just returned from an amazing visit with my 95-year-old grandparents, and I’m going to make photo books with the pictures from our trip — and send one to them.

This deal has me simply dumbfounded. There’s no better way to put it! ArtsCow.com is offering 8 (EIGHT) FREE 8×8″ hard-cover custom photo books. All you need to pay is shipping ($7.99 per book).

These books are incredibly easy to make, and there is no need to print the photos, cut them down to size, glue them in, etc. Modern scrapbookers, unite!

Here’s how to get started.

  1. Create an account at ArtsCow.com by clicking here. (If you already have an account, you can still use this deal!)
  2. Next, click the “Register” link in the row of links in the top right-hand corner of the page.
  3. Enter your information to create your account.
  4. Click “Credit & Discount” in the left-hand navigation bar.
  5. Enter code 88820BOOKS in the text box, then click the “Validate” button.
  6. Start creating your 8 FREE 8×8″ hard-cover custom photo books by clicking here!

Expires: Create your account and enter the code by 3/11/2010, then the code is good for 30 days!

 

$2.99 Photo Playing Cards & FREE SHIPPING February 23, 2010

The next time you host poker night, wow the gang with your customized photo playing cards! Or order a deck as a really, really inexpensive gift. Is Grandma a whiz at Bridge? Maybe you know someone who just got married and you have a great pic from the festivities? Or perhaps you have a budding “Go Fish” player in the midst?

Order your own custom photo playing cards for just $2.99 and FREE shipping! Use code PLAY299CARDS on ArtsCow.com to secure this deal. Choose from their traditional rectangular cards, round cards, or heart-shaped cards.

Who says you have to use an actual photo? Your company’s logo or any other graphic you can create works well too!

Expires: February 28, 2010

 

FREE 8×10″ canvas print of your photo February 6, 2010

Now here’s a way to make a BIG impression! Find an old favorite photo — or a new one — and have it professionally printed on canvas. This would make an amazing gift, or a fabulous way to showcase your business’ logo as your customers walk in the door.

Canvas People is offering a FREE 8×10″ canvas print of your photo or image, or a $55 credit toward a larger canvas size, photo effects, and frames. All you have to pay is shipping, which was just $14.95 when I tried it out (for an 8×10″ canvas to be shipped to Texas).

Their products are gallery-wrapped, so the image goes all the way around the frame and what you receive is a finished product. They’re also “sprayed for protection” so that the art can withstand the test of time.

Mother’s Day is coming up sooner that you think… Take the hint and thank me later. 🙂

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Kelly of Emily Anne’s!

 

3 FREE 5×7″ folded greeting cards from Shutterfly February 2, 2010

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This sweet deal for 3 FREE 5×7″ folded greeting cards from Shutterfly expires TODAY, so get a move on it! I’ve used this deal in the past and LOVED the results — completely personalized photo cards perfect for any occasion. I tend to use Shutterfly’s custom photo cards for “thinking of you” notes that I love to send, especially to my grandparents who turn 95 this year. What better way to send a photo AND a greeting at the same time?

To get your 3 FREE folded custom photo cards from Shutterfly, first go to Shutterfly and log in. (If you’re one of the remaining handful of people who don’t yet have a Shutterfly account, you can get 50 FREE 4×6″ prints by creating an account!) Scroll to the bottom of the page, and in the last horizontal box, click “Enter Special Offer Code” — it is the last link in that box. Enter code 3FREECARDS. Create your cards, then choose to apply the code to your order at checkout.

Note that you’ll still need to pay shipping, but that’s a whopping 99cents on the cards that are valued at $5.97!

Expires: Today! February 2, 2010

Thanks, Heather at Freebies 4 Moms!

 

100 FREE 4×6″ prints from Snapfish January 24, 2010

100 FREE 4×6″ prints from Snapfish! Chances are, you have some photos hanging around on your computer or camera that you’d like to get printed, but why work your home printer to death? Use this deal from Snapfish to get 100 FREE prints with ANY purchase.

The only catch is that this deal is for mail-delivery only (not in-store pick-up), so you’ll have to pay shipping, but that’s less than $5 for the 100 prints. U.S. customers only.  Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other offer.

As for the other item to purchase? There are oodles to choose from! The least expensive option would be to order a single 4×6″ print, so your photo order totals 101 prints, but surely you can be more creative than that. Remember, Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re thinking about a photo gift, now is the time to get it ordered!

Use code PRINTSNEW for your 100 FREE 4×6″ prints at check-out!

Expires: January 27, 2010

 

FREE 8×10 collage print from Walgreens January 13, 2010

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This summer we went to a family reunion and ended up with a ton of great photos. Walgreens offered a FREE 8×10″ photo collage and I ended up with a great gift for my in-laws!

Well, they’re at it again! TODAY ONLY, Walgreens is offering a FREE 8×10″ photo collage online when you use code FANFREE at checkout. Pick it up at a Walgreens location near you (or the gift recipient) and it truly is free — no shipping to pay!

Need ideas for your collage? How about that wedding you attended recently (or a long time ago)? Or those December holidays that just passed? Or your child’s last birthday party?

Find a Walgreens near you.

Expires: Today! 1/13/2010

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!

 

20 FREE holiday cards! New England photographer: Jessica Hughes November 19, 2009

Now HERE is a business I wish I’d known about exactly 4 years ago when I lived in Central MA!

I’ve recently heard about Jessica Hughes, a fabulous photographer based out of Central MA. I love that she works with natural lighting and travels to YOU. Check out her site to see some of her sample work… it is amazing.

So, how do you get those 20 FREE holiday cards? Just book your photo session by December 5, 2009. It’s that easy!

Some ideas for photo opps include couples/engagements
, high school seniors,
 families
, children of all ages, maternity, newborns
, glamour/fashion, and don’t forget those holiday pics! (Having a photographer that travels to you for newborn photos is especially helpful. I’m talking from first-hand experience here. Just imagine photos of your sweet newborn in the natural light of his or her nursery in your arms!)

So, all you New Englanders (and I know we have lots of readers across the region), now is the time to give her a buzz to book your photo session! And just think how appreciative someone would be if you gave a photo session with Jessica Hughes as a Christmas or baby gift!

 

FREE photo note card November 13, 2009

Filed under: Gifts,photo gifts,Photography — Meg @ 6:00 am
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If you haven’t yet received a true work of art in the mail, then you’re missing out! Check out up & coming artist Ann Williams, who “depicts hidden stories from off-the-beaten path.” Her work has been featured most recently at Fusion Home Fashion, Legacy Books, and other North Texas Locations.

So, how do you get that FREE photo note card I taunted you with? Easy! When you place your order for a set of Ann Williams’ hand-crafted, hand-signed photo greeting cards (6 for $20), you get a card FREE! The catch? This deal is only good through the end of November, so place your order before time slips away from you.

Don’t show up at the holiday gift exchange or next weekend’s holiday party without a hostess gift! And if you’re looking for a gift for that impossible-to-buy-for person, a box of art is the way go! Her designs range from the masculine So Co T-Bird to the touching Tin Heart (pictured here). Visit her site to see more.

Psst! Here’s a secret! The first 50 people at Etsy Dallas on November 21 get a goodie bag jammed with freebies, including one of Ann Williams’ hand-crafted, hand-signed photo greeting cards!

Expires: November 30, 2009