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. šŸ™‚

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!

 

FREE drink at Starbucks September 27, 2010

Filed under: Coffee,Dining Out,Groceries — Meg @ 3:05 pm
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Last week I opened our neighborhood newsletter and skimmed the articles. Garage sale, Boy Scouts, fence improvements, blah, blah, blah… FREE Starbucks drink. That one caught my attention!

If there’s a Kroger grocery store near you (or your commute) and it has a Starbucks store inside of it, listen up! According to the article, if you use your Kroger card when you buy your coffee drinks from the Starbucks inside Kroger, your 10th drink will be FREE!

I haven’t tried this one out yet, but as the weather turns cooler, you’d better believe I’ll give it a try. šŸ™‚

Find aĀ Kroger store near you.

Expires: Unknown

 

FREE Kashi snack September 1, 2010

Filed under: Groceries — Meg @ 7:18 am
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kashiAre you a busy person? Always on the go? I try to remember to toss an apple or a bag of carrots & celery in my bag as we’re zipping out the door. Inevitably, things get delayed and my kids and I get hungry! Sometimes it is fun to break out of the mold and try something new. Here’s a chance to try some healthy on-the-go snacks from Kashi for FREE!

Simply hop over to Kashi’s site and select your FREE snack — a cereal bar, granola bar, or crackers — and they’ll send it to you in the mail for FREE! Yes, this deal has some delayed gratification. You’ll have to wait for it to arrive in your mailbox, but just think of the moment you open your mailbox, tummy growling, and you find a great snack in there for FREE? šŸ™‚

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Vicki!

 

SOLD OUT – $9.99 & FREE shipping – 4ft x 4ft Raised Garden Bed July 14, 2010

UPDATE: Wow! That went fast. As of this morning, Home Depot was still accepting orders but they’ve since stopped (as of 1:30pm CST 7/14/10). Sorry, all! Great deals go fast… Thanks to Wendy for letting me know!

In my backyard I have a garden with two wonderful raised beds. I love being able to just dash out the backdoor, mid-recipe, and pick my own herbs! This year we added lemon thyme to the mix. Our raised beds were lovingly made by my husband and son, and it took quite a bit of time and planning. SAVE YOURSELF the headache! Here is a sweet deal for raised garden bed structures that I’ve seen with my own eyes (my neighbors have them) — and they’re AWESOME!

Regularly $29.99, Home Depot has their 4ft x 4ft Raised Garden Beds on sale for just $9.99 with FREE SHIPPING! Sure, they’re on back order at the moment, but place your order and get in line. These are sturdy, visually appealing, and EASY to use.

So, what are you going to grow? Tomatoes? Fall lettuce? Flowers? Herbs? Melons! Here’s a tip: If you’re not able to get outside to water your garden regularly, or if you’re someone who is likely to forget, run a hose to your raised bed and attach a soaker hose. Plug in an easy hose timer and you’re all set!

Expires: August 31, 2010

Thanks, SlickDeals!

 

FREE Build-A-Bob (kabob) cookbook from Central Market July 10, 2010

Filed under: Cooking,Groceries,Health — Meg @ 7:44 am
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Who says grills are just for burgers & hot dogs? Branch out! You can grill ratatouille, tropical salsa, gumbo, and spaghetti & meatballs!

Summer is grilling season! (Well, in our household, every season is grilling season!) Here’s a new FREE cookbook from Central Market — “Build-A-Bob: Your Guide to Skewed Food” — that you can pick up in the store or download for free by clicking here! (The PDF will automatically download.)

Find a Central Market near you.

 

$5 OFF your $15 purchase at World Market May 28, 2010

If you need a gift for ANYONE, this is the place to head! Need an end-of-year teacher gift? Check. Housewarming gift? Check. Goodies to fill your picnic basket? Check. An obscene quantity of gummy bears? Check. Summer-is-here-so-I-need-some-cute-pool-side-plastic-cups gift? Check!

Here’s a printable coupon for $5 OFF your purchase of $15 or more at World Market! This deal is in-store only and good through June 6, 2010.

Find a Cost Plus World Market near you.

Expires: June 6, 2010

 

$3 Women’s Health magazine 1-yr subscription May 23, 2010

If you are a woman or know a woman, this is a deal you just can’t pass up! I’m personally a HUGE fan of Women’s Health magazine! It is written in such a positive “you can do it!” style, featuring fitness, food, health, yoga, style, weight loss, sex & love, and their newest section “look better naked.”

Interested? You can snag a subscription for you or a friend for JUST $3 for a YEAR. That’s less than the cost of one issue of most magazines!

Click here to select a one-year subscription to Women’s Health, then enter code 6565 at checkout to bring the price down to just 3 buckaroos!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, SlickDeals!

 

FREE Martha Stewart Summer Grilling Cookbook May 19, 2010

There’s SO much more to grilling than just hot dogs & hamburgers! Let Martha Stewart bring new vim and vigor to your backyard BBQ with this FREE Martha Stewart Summer Grilling Cookbook.

You can download the entire Martha Stewart Summer Grilling Cookbook for FREE by clicking here, or download it a chapter at a time. It will download as a PDF document, then do a “Save As” to save the cookbook to your computer!

Here are the links to download the chapters one at a time:

 

FREE tall coffee at Starbucks! April 13, 2010

Ah, tell me how wonderful is this?!?! Yes, there is a way to get a FREE tall coffee at Starbucks. No, you don’t have to answer any surveys, jump through any hoops, or promise me your first-born child…

So, I brew Starbucks coffee at home every. single. morning. The other day I looked closely at the bag and noticed that there’s an ad on the side of it that says, “Bring us your empty bag. We’ll give you a coffee.” FREE COFFEE! WOOHOO! (Yes, I’ve had my cup of coffee already this morning. Can you tell?)

Take a minute to read those bags — or bug a friend who brews Starbucks coffee at home — and save them for a day when you need a pick-me-up! The ad is black with white writing. Look for it!

Oh, and have you heard that you can use your iPhone to pay for your Starbucks coffee at Starbucks locations within Target stores?!? Yep, there’s an app for that. This is pretty darn cool. Click here for more info.

Find a Starbucks near you.

Expires: 30 days after the “Best Before” date printed on your bag

 

FREE Chavrie goat cheese April 5, 2010

Ok, so you may be thinking, “Goat cheese? Really?” Well, if you’re dairy-friendly, my question is, “Why not?” Give it a chance — for FREE!

To get the word out about their fresh goat cheese, Chavrie wants to mail to you a coupon for FREE fresh goat cheese. All you have to do is ask for it! Register for their “For the love of goat cheese” club by clicking here, and they will mail the coupon to you free of charge in 6-8 weeks.

Their site touts that you can use goat cheese as a substitute for regular sour cream with a savings of 30% of the fat. Their site even offers a bunch of recipes to check out. Just go to their site then click the “Recipes” link on the left-hand side. I think I’m going to use our FREE goat cheese in either homemade guacamole or an apple strudel… Now I’m hungry!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, SlickDeals!