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. 🙂

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!

 

GREAT holiday gift for under $20: Road ID December 4, 2010

Thanksgiving morning I went for a short run in the neighborhood we were visiting. The sun had just come up, there was a nice cool breeze, and I was feeling strong. About 1.5 miles into my run, the tip of my running shoe hit an uneven patch on the sidewalk and I went flying — without my superhero cape — and crashed onto the concrete. My knee landed first, before my now-scraped hands could break my fall. Thankfully I had my cell phone with me to call my husband to come rescue me (there was no way my broken kneecap could have survived a crawl back to my in-laws’), but I can’t get out of my mind what might have happened had my head landed first.

Fortunately, I was wearing my Road ID wrist band with my name and emergency phone numbers on it (by now you know I’m Safety Girl). If I had been knocked out, my Road ID would have been an incredible help to the emergency personnel.

Road ID is something that I urge everyone to wear when doing anything outdoors — running, walking, biking, hiking, snowshoeing, etc. Their products range from the Wrist ID Sport (pictured in this post), for just $19.99, to a band for your ankle, a pouch to put on your shoe, or even a simple ID that fits on your shoe laces, and they come in a variety of colors. You can print up to 6 lines of text on the ID, and you can always order a replacement ID to fit on your strap if you ever move or need to change emergency contact info.

Right now, you can SAVE 10% OFF “all Road ID gear, including gift cards,” when you enter code PCFB10 at checkout. This brings the Wrist ID Sport, shipping and all, to just $19.48 (for an order shipping to Dallas). This is a GREAT holiday gift! (Order by 5pm EST December 14 for Christmas.)

If you know someone who doesn’t yet have one of these, I’d urge you to pass this deal along. I received the Wrist ID Sport as a Christmas gift from my in-laws last year, and it brings me great peace of mind. It even encourages me. The last line of text on my band says, “STRONG COURAGEOUS MOMMY.” If that doesn’t inspire you, I’m not sure what will!

Feel clueless as to what you’d put on your Road ID? Here’s what is on mine, to give you an idea:

  • MY NAME / YEAR OF BIRTH (Their site said having your year of birth is helpful for medical personnel.)
  • CITY, TX  USA (Just in case I am ever exercising on vacation – or in a sporting event – in another country.)
  • HOME 222-222-2222
  • HUSBAND 333-333-3333 (It literally just says “husband” instead of his name, and this is his cell number.)
  • SISTER 444-444-4444 (It literally just says “sister” instead of her name, and this is her cell number.)
  • STRONG, COURAGEOUS MOMMY (This helps me to keep going when I want to quit.)

Expires:  Their Facebook page just says that the code is good “through the holiday season,” so maybe it expires 12/31/2010?

Thanks, Road ID, for the code!

 

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!

 

Up to 50% OFF at Toys “R” Us August 20, 2010

Toys R UsSing it with me, you know the jingle:  “I want to be a Toys “R” Us kid!” Now is a great time to get some of that holiday shopping crossed off your list — especially when you can score a Toys “R” Us coupon good for up to 50% OFF!

Toys “R” Us is opening many new locations across the country! Click here and enter your zip code to see if there’s a store opening near you in the next 30 days (and if there isn’t, check back often because the list is always changing). Choose the store nearest you, then enter your name and email to print your “secret coupon” worth up to 50% OFF in-store on the Grand Opening weekend.

And, if you’re “one of the first 100 moms in-store beginning at 10:00am on the Friday of each Grand Opening weekend, you’ll receive a complimentary Gift Bag.”

Find a Toys “R” Us Grand Opening near you! (List is constantly being updated.)

Expires: Unknown

Thanks to Krystle, a Being Resourceful reader!

 

Save your life for under $20: Road ID August 16, 2010

Road IDI don’t know about you, but over the years I’ve managed to tuck my driver’s license into every sports bra I own in an effort to be safe when biking, running, and walking outdoors. Well, here’s an even better solution that just may save your life.

Road ID makes just that — ID that you can wear on your body while out on the road. Their products range from the Wrist ID Sport (pictured in this post), for just $19.99, to a band for your ankle, a pouch to put on your shoe, or even a simple ID that fits on your shoe laces. You can print up to 6 lines of text on the ID, and you can always order a replacement ID to fit on your strap if you ever move or need to change emergency contact info.

Right now, you can SAVE $1 OFF your order when you enter code TAF1238 at checkout. This brings the Wrist ID Sport, shipping and all, to just $20.48 (for an order shipping to Dallas).

If you know an athlete who doesn’t yet have one of these, I’d urge you to pass this deal along. I received the Wrist ID Sport as a Christmas gift from my in-laws, and it brings me great peace of mind. It even encourages me. The last line of text on my band says, “STRONG COURAGEOUS MOMMY.” If that doesn’t inspire you, I’m not sure what will!

Feel clueless as to what you’d put on your Road ID? Here’s what is on mine, to give you an idea:

  • MY NAME / YEAR OF BIRTH (Their site said having your year of birth is helpful for medical personnel.)
  • CITY, TX  USA (Just in case I am ever exercising on vacation – or in a sporting event – in another country.)
  • HOME 222-222-2222
  • HUSBAND 333-333-3333 (It literally just says “husband” instead of his name, and this is his cell number.)
  • SISTER 444-444-4444 (It literally just says “sister” instead of her name, and this is her cell number.)
  • STRONG, COURAGEOUS MOMMY (This helps me to keep going when I want to quit.)

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, RetailMeNot, for the code!

(This is a re-post from April. I thought it was worthy of a re-post after vacationing with athletic friends this past weekend and discovering they hadn’t yet heard of Road ID, an invaluable piece of safety gear in my mind!)

 

Save your life for under $20: Road ID April 12, 2010

Filed under: Accessories,fitness,Safety — Meg @ 5:00 am
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I don’t know about you, but over the years I’ve managed to tuck my driver’s license into every sports bra I own in an effort to be safe when biking, running, and walking outdoors. Well, here’s an even better solution that just may save your life.

Road ID makes just that — ID that you can wear on your body while out on the road. Their products range from the Wrist ID Sport (pictured in this post), for just $19.99, to a band for your ankle, a pouch to put on your shoe, or even a simple ID that fits on your shoe laces. You can print up to 6 lines of text on the ID, and you can always order a replacement ID to fit on your strap if you ever move or need to change emergency contact info.

Right now, you can SAVE $2 OFF your order when you enter code CROWIE at checkout. This brings the Wrist ID Sport, shipping and all, to just $19.50 (for an order shipping to Dallas).

If you know an athlete who doesn’t yet have one of these, I’d urge you to pass this deal along. I received the Wrist ID Sport as a Christmas gift from my in-laws, and it brings me great peace of mind. It even encourages me. The last line of text on my band says, “STRONG COURAGEOUS MOMMY.” If that doesn’t inspire you, I’m not sure what will!

Feel clueless as to what you’d put on your Road ID? Here’s what is on mine, to give you an idea:

  • MY NAME / YEAR OF BIRTH (Their site said having your year of birth is helpful for medical personnel.)
  • CITY, TX  USA (Just in case I am ever exercising on vacation – or in a sporting event – in another country.)
  • HOME 222-222-2222
  • HUSBAND 333-333-3333 (It literally just says “husband” instead of his name, and this is his cell number.)
  • SISTER 444-444-4444 (It literally just says “sister” instead of her name, and this is her cell number.)
  • STRONG, COURAGEOUS MOMMY (This helps me to keep going when I want to quit.)

Expires: Unknown

 

EXTRA 20% OFF at JC Penney – Friends & Family Sale February 7, 2010

Ok, time to do some stretches and get on your shopping shoes — or limber up those fingers for some online shopping. The infamous Friends & Family Sale at JC Penney is back!

Today and tomorrow only (Feb 7 & 8, 2010), you can get 20% OFF almost EVERYTHING in their stores, catalog, and online! Here’s how. If you’re headed to the store, print this coupon to take with you. You can use it over and over, and print an extra one for your shopping buddy too. If you’re shopping online or via the catalog, use code URBUDS2.

Happy shopping!

Only good Feb 7 & 8, 2010

Thanks, Rishi!

 

25% OFF at Toys-R-Us & Babies-R-Us: Trade in your old gear! January 26, 2010

Toys-R-Us & Babies-R-Us are doing it again! For 3 weeks from January 29 – February 20, you can trade in your old baby gear for 25% OFF new gear at Toys-R-Us & Babies-R-Us with their Great Trade-In event!

Bring in your old car seat, stroller, travel system, high chair, play yard, bassinet, toddler bed or crib of ANY brand and get 25% off  your purchase of a new item from any of these categories from these participating brands: Babi Italia, Baby Caché, Baby Trend, Bergamo, Bertini, Britax, Carter’s, Chicco, Contours by Kolcraft, Cosco, Delta, Eddie Bauer, Evenflo, Graco, Jeep, Little Tykes, Safety 1st, Sorelle, and Step 2. No limit! Trade in as many items as you want! Trade-in items and purchases items can be from different categories.

Kids outgrow stuff and definitely need new car seats as they get bigger. Remember, car seats are not something to purchase used… (Check the AAP’s site for the latest car seat safety information.) Use this discount to get your child a new, safe car seat!

Find a Babies-R-Us or Toys-R-Us near you.

NOTE: I believe the 25% OFF discount must be used on the same day you trade-in your old gear, so be ready to shop!

Event dates: January 29 – February 20, 2010

Thanks, Jessica!

 

$29 Ski or Board tune-up Special & more deals @ Warming Hut December 12, 2009

Wow! Do I have a treat for you! ‘Tis the season to bundle up and prepare for winter sports. And where better to do that than at family-owned and operated Warming Hut Ski & Board Shop in Richardson, TX? They’re located on Hwy 75 (aka. “Central”) between Arapaho & Belt Line, so their store is incredibly easy to find, and definitely worth the drive!

Folks, this is the home to funky winter hats & accessories (click here to get a coupon for 20% off a single accessory thru 12/15!). You want crazy prints? They’ve got ’em. Long tassels? Done. Something your ‘tween will wear outside? This is the place!

And don’t forget to get ready for those winter sports. Print your coupon for a ski or board tune-up for just $29. You’ll need a helmet to protect that noggin of yours, so check out their selection. They have a coupon for a Giro G9 Audio Helmet for just $99.99, and they also have a coupon for $10 off a $100+ purchase, so there’s definitely something in here to save you some dough.

Check back for more of “Dave’s Deals” where they post new printable coupons all the time!

Tell Edith we sent ya, and please remember to shop locally when you can.

Expires: 12/15/2009

Thanks, Jessica!

 

$30 to save your life? November 19, 2009

Filed under: Safety — Meg @ 6:00 am
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I love this time of year! I get to pull out my sweaters and snuggle under blankets. The temperatures are dropping and the heater is kicking on. Did you hear that? The heater is kicking on. Well, let me tell you something that happened to me.

When my first child was just one week old, we lived in an old house in a cold part of the country. I was at home with our baby in the middle of the day and suddenly our carbon monoxide detector started going off. I grabbed our baby and dashed across the street to the safety of a neighbor’s home. Long story short, thank goodness we had that carbon monoxide alarm to detect that odorless deadly gas! Do you have one (or two) in your home?

If you don’t, here are some good deals on a carbon monoxide detector made by First Alert that operates using AC power and also has a battery back-up.

If you already have a carbon monoxide detector for your home, PLEASE consider buying these as gifts this holiday season. Don’t wait to put it under the tree… Wrap it up now and give it as an early holiday gift to be opened and used NOW.

Be resourceful. It may only cost you $30 to save a life, and that life may be your own.