Being Resourceful

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

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!


$5.99 Everyday with Rachael Ray magazine: 1-yr subscription March 16, 2010

This deal just begs to become a gift for every single person you know who (1) likes Rachael Ray, (2) likes to cook, or (3) eats food. Seriously, this is amazing.

Normally $23.99, you can get a 1-year subscription to Everyday with Rachael Ray for just $5.99 for AN ENTIRE YEAR! (If you’re in the dark, Rachael Ray is one of the Food Network‘s stars with her own site, cooking show, cookbooks, and pretty much a media empire…)

Click here, create an account, then use code everyday at checkout to get the $5.99 deal!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, My Dallas Mommy!

(Note: Be sure to unclick the two check boxes when you create your account to be removed from email lists if you’d prefer that. Also, this post originally showed a price of $2.77, which was incorrect. My apologies!)


FREE chocolate milk February 3, 2010

Filed under: Dairy,Groceries,Health — Meg @ 6:50 am
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UPDATE: This promotion appears to have ended early due to high demand. Sorry, folks! There seem to be more milk lovers out there than coupons available. We’ll let you know when we see this come around again. 2/4/10

My latest sweet treat? Chocolate milk in my coffee! And I got it FREE!

As part of the “got milk?” campaign, you can get a FREE half gallon of chocolate milk (any brand up to $3) with the purchase of one gallon of white milk (any brand).¬† All you need to do is go to the Great Gallon Give website, click “enter now” in the upper left-hand corner, and enter to win FREE milk¬† for a year. The consolation prize for not being the grand prize winner is a printable coupon for the FREE chocolate milk! Just be sure your printer is on, connected, and stocked with paper.

The great part about this deal is that it is good on any brand of milk. Organic? No problem! Hershey’s? Gotcha covered. Nestle quick? Done. And if the chocolate milk you choose is over $3, this ends up being a coupon for $3 off your purchase.

Expires: They’re giving out 125,000 coupons, and the coupon I printed today expires March 5, 2010


$5 Health Magazine 1-yr subscription December 29, 2009

Start off 2010 on the right foot — subscribe to Health magazine for just $5 for an entire year (that’s 50cents/issue)! Get the latest scoop on healthy living, healthy eating, diet & weight loss, plus interviews with celebs, fashion updates, and more.

Amazon has it for just $5/year, which is half off the price the actual Health Magazine site is offering! Plus, through Amazon, this purchase qualifies for FREE super saver shipping on orders of $25 or more. (Magazine subscriptions through Amazon are never charged shipping, but they can help you get free shipping on other items!)

Expires: Unknown


TODAY: Kroger doubles your $1 coupons! August 15, 2009

Filed under: Groceries,Office supplies,Pets,Self-maintenance — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Kroger normally doubles coupons up to $0.50, but I just got the scoop that they’ll double coupons up to and including $1.00 TODAY, Saturday, August 15, 2009! So, grab those coupons you’ve stuck in a pile on your kitchen counter or in that bottomless pocket on your car’s driver-side door, and go stock up! Let me know how much stuff you get for FREE thanks to the many, many coupons you’ll be using!

Find a Kroger near you. You may want to call your local Kroger store to verify they’re in on this deal. It was verified at a McKinney, TX Kroger already!

Only good on Saturday, August 15, 2009.