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. ūüôā

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 checklist: Emergency Preparation File November 12, 2010

Filed under: organizing,Safety — Meg @ 11:08 am
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Whether you’re married or single, with or without dependents, an Emergency Preparation File is one of those things you just MUST have. When there’s an emergency situation and you have to get OUT of your home FAST, you need to have everything in one spot, easily accessible, and highly portable. No one wants to think about being in this situation, but you’ve got to be prepared.

You know you need to be prepared, but where do you start? Smead Organomics has a great article with FREE information on how to put together an Emergency Preparation File. It is definitely worth a few minutes to read the article, and a couple of hours to gather your household’s information to make your own file.

So, why did I post this?¬† I’m Safety Girl, the daughter of Safety Man. Safety Man is always on my mind, and always in my heart. He taught me to always be prepared for anything that might come my way. He had an Emergency Preparation File too, and told me where he and my mom kept it in their home. I never wanted to think about them ever needing it, but I knew where it was just in case. We have an emergency¬†preparation file¬†for our household too, and this article reminds me that I need to update it asap!

Give yourself the gift of peace of mind this November, knowing you’ve done what you can to be prepared!

 

25% OFF & FREE SHIPPING on the best calendar ever — MyAgenda for $30.75 November 5, 2010

Filed under: Office supplies,organizing — Meg @ 3:01 pm

UPDATE: Enter code mom20899 during the checkout process on the screen where you enter your credit card info to SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 10%, bringing the total down to just $27.68!

Ok, I’ll spill the beans… Here’s my secret to keeping organized. I “found” the momAgenda company’s calendars 4.5 years ago and since then I’ve been hooked! I’m about to place my order for my 4th calendar. These things are simply fabulous — and you don’t need to be a mom to appreciate them!

I love that you can see a week at a time AND a month at a time. On the week pages, there’s enough space below each day (ie. half a page) for keeping track of your workout schedule, planning meals, making your to-do lists, etc. The back of the calendar has a removable soft-covered book that you can simply move from year to year, allowing you to keep essential info at your fingertips. The cover of the calendar¬†is soft to the touch, yet you can wipe it clean with a sponge.¬†It is bound like a book, so your pages don’t pop out. And they even have the old-fashioned ribbon bookmarks in them that help you to open quickly to the right date.

So, how do you get one of these dandy calendars? You could pay full price at a boutique store downtown, or you could simply click here to head over to their site to save up to 30% OFF the myAgenda and momAgenda calendars! Once there, I recommend¬†clicking the “myAgenda Day Planners” link in the left-hand navigation bar, then selecting the “myAgenda Desktop” calendar. This is the beauty I’m buying for this next year (Aug 2010 – Dec 2011) for just $30.75 (reg. $41) and FREE SHIPPING. In previous years I’ve purchased the momAgenda Desktop calendar and loved it too.

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Expires: Unknown, but I’d hop on this deal because I’ve never seen the prices so low with free shipping!

 

$3.99 custom name stamp & FREE shipping October 28, 2010

Yes, I’m a sucker for just about anything personalized, but this deal just screams “gifts!” to me! Just $3.99 and FREE shipping for a custom stamp? 7 colors to choose from and oodles of optional illustrations to add? Yes, this is part of this year’s teachers’ gifts from our household! (I just ordered 4 custom name stamps for a total of $15.96. You can apply this code to multiple stamps in one order!)

Step 1: Click here to create your ArtsCow account (free and easy to do) if you don’t already have one.

Step 2: Hop over to ArtsCow to create your custom self-inking rubber stamp for just $3.99 with FREE shipping. Choose from their pre-designed templates or create your own. Pick your color — red, purple, black, green, pink, yellow or blue.

Step 3: Enter code STAMPME at checkout and you’re all set!

Think outside the box here. You could really have your stamp say anything! Have a wedding coming up? How about creating a stamp to use on your wedding paper goods? Or perhaps, “Happy Birthday! Love, The Smith Family” or something like that?

Expires: Halloween! 10/31/2010

 

25% OFF at World Market – online or in store! October 10, 2010

World MarketTHIS is the granddaddy of all home decor coupons — the 25% OFF-nearly-everything-at-World-Market Friends & Family Sale coupon! Yep, it is here! This works on nearly everything in the store (and online) including FURNITURE! Now is the time to snag those big ticket items you’ve had your eye on all year, like their fabulous kitchen tables and desks. (We bought our kitchen table & chairs from World Market¬†a couple of years ago and they hold up very well with my active family!)

Click here to get the printable coupon for 25% OFF at World Market, or use code FFEMAIL1010 when making your purchase at http://www.worldmarket.com. I love that the coupon says “discount valid on current selling price” so that you can stack it on top of their awesome clearance deals to save big bucks!

Find a Cost Plus World Market store near you.

HURRY, though. It EXPIRES TOMORROW, Monday, October 11, 2010!

Thanks, Thankfully Thrifty!

 

FREE SHIPPING on prints & photo gifts at Snapfish September 4, 2010

SnapfishThis deal could not have arrived at a better time! When my son was born, nearly 5 years ago, I was SO good at printing photos and putting them in albums. Yeah, well, that time ended when he was just a few months old. (Queue the mommy guilt!) Time to get back on the ball and print the “best of the best” to put in albums for my kids!

Through September 11, 2010, Snapfish is offering FREE SHIPPING on prints and photo gifts! No minimum purchase! Just use code FREELDSHIP on your order. Be sure to pack that shopping cart full because the code is only good once per account. (For the details, click here and scroll to the bottom.)

Here’s a tip. If you use Picasa to share your photos online with friends, you can print those photos using Snapfish without having to upload your photos to Snapfish. From within Picasa, just click Prints > Order Prints, then choose Snapfish. Your selected Picasa photos will automatically be imported to Snapfish!

Expires: September 11, 2010

 

$10.50 Lands’ End backpack & FREE SHIPPING August 30, 2010

BackpackTwo things I love about Lands’ End — quality products and stellar customer service. I remember my dad always ordering his business shirts from this company, and I’ve owned countless backpacks and totes made by Lands’ End (one of them is 13 years old and still toting strong!).

Here’s a fabulous Lands’ End backpack for just $10.50 with FREE SHIPPING! This FeatherLight 100 backpack, available in this “true navy plaid” or a “golden khaki plaid,”¬† is geared for kids ages 5-8 (or folks who just need a smaller-sized backpack). Like so many of their products, you can have it monogrammed for just $5.¬† To score your FREE SHIPPING, enter code AUG30 and pin 2074 at checkout.

At this price, please consider ordering a few to donate to local shelters or foster programs. For example, Metrocare Services in Dallas would be thrilled to receive these for the children, teens, and adults they serve!

Expires: Unknown, but based on the code for the FREE SHIPPING, I’m betting that code expires today, Aug. 30, 2010.

Thanks, SlickDeals!