Being Resourceful

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

$1.99 & FREE shipping for TWO custom handbag hangers July 13, 2010

Ok, so what’s a handbag hanger and why do I need one? Well, when you go out to dine, where does your handbag go? The back of your chair so that you can be pick-pocketed? Your lap so you can drop food on it? The floor so you can bring home who-knows-how-many icky germs?

Here’s the solution! You need a handbag hanger! ArtsCow’s “great bag hanger provides an easy way to hang your purse or handbag. The hanger folds into a disc shape and are the perfect size for carrying in your purse. Customize with your own personalized [photo or] logo (1 1/4″ in diameter), with enamel coating for long time protection.”

Normally $6.99 each plus shipping, use code HANGHOOK to get TWO for a total of $1.99 with FREE shipping!

Some ideas… Use photos of your kids to make gifts for their grandmothers! Use your company logo or a friend’s company’s logo for extremely inexpensive give-aways or gifts! Use a photo of your pet so Fluffy or Fido is always with you! Perhaps a photo of the sunset from your latest vacation to whisk you away to paradise!

Expires: July 16, 2010 or whenever the stock is depleted – whichever happens first

 

FREE 8×10″ photo collage at Walgreens June 18, 2010

What to do with lots of related photos without breaking the bank? Put them together in an 8×10″ photo collage — and get it for FREE! I made one of these with photos from last summer’s family reunion the last time I saw this deal, and this time I’m going to make a collage using photos from my son’s first teeball season!

These 8×10″ photo collages are SO easy to make, and you can get one FREE (with no S&H charge) when you choose in-store pick-up! Simply go to the Walgreens Photo site and upload your photos. Use code GOBIG8X10 to get your 8×10″ collage for FREE at check-out. If you prefer to have it shipped, shipping is just 99cents!

Here’s something to ponder… This is a fabulous FREE gift that you can have printed at a Walgreens that isn’t near you, but is near your dad or someone who’d like a photo collage from you? Have the collage printed at the Walgreens nearest the recipient and ask him or her to swing by to pick it up! Now that’s being resourceful!

Find a Walgreens near you (or someone you love)!

Expires: Order by midnight tomorrow (Saturday, 6/19/2010)

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!

 

$8.99 & FREE shipping: custom photo flip-flops! June 7, 2010

This may be the coolest, most unique Father’s Day gift yet! Sure, your guy can wear flip-flops that look just like everyone else’s, but there’s no mistaking they’re his when his flip-flops are adorned with photos of loved ones, your latest vacation, or crazy (possibly embarrassing) pics from his wilder, younger years!

ArtsCow has men’s custom flip-flops for just $8.99/pair plus FREE SHIPPING through June 20, 2010 when you use code FDAY2010 at checkout.

They also have custom flip-flops for ladies and kids! For those, get 30% OFF when you use code DISCOUNT30P through June 7, 2010.

Expires: Men’s deal expires 6/20/2010 and the 30% off deal expires 6/7/2010

 

$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