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!

 

FREE shipping from Disney – no minimum purchase! October 5, 2010

Tinkerbell dollI don’t know about you, but I am already stocking up for all those fall/winter birthdays and holidays! I have a box in my guest room closet where I’m tucking away the gifts, out of the kids’ sight. Here’s a surprise that might find its way into that box too — this giant 20″ tall Tinkerbell stuffed toy for just $12.99 (and FREE shipping)!

Nearly everything on the Disney site is up for grabs with FREE SHIPPING through October 10th, 2010 when you use the code MAGIC. This makes getting that shopping done even easier. Save time, save gas, shop online! Plus, their sale section is HUGE! That’s where I found Tinkerbell, plus some great deals on Halloween costumes (Mickey costume or Nemo costume for $19.50), housewares ($4.99 for 4-pc red, white, & blue Mickey plates), and pajamas for my kids (Tinkerbell or Handy Manny for just $7.99).

Expires: Free shipping offer expires 10/10/10

 

$4.99 Custom Playing cards (& kids’ flash cards) – FREE SHIPPING September 7, 2010

zebra cardWhy do I post the deals on custom photo playing cards every time I see them? Because they’re an AWESOME gift! Really, I’ve bought these as gifts and they’re so much fun to give — and the gift recipient has a gift he or she can really use.  Even better, ArtsCow has come out with a ton of pre-made templates so you can think outside the [playing card] box and get creative! Circular cards, heart-shaped cards, cards with sayings on them, Memory Game cards, cards for playing dominoes, even flash cards for kids!

Hop over to ArtsCow to upload your photo and make your custom playing cards for just $4.99 and FREE SHIPPING today! Use code NEWPLCARDS by 9/21/2010 to snag this deal.

I think I’m going to make a set of playing cards using their new safari zebra cartoon design and a photo of my kiddos from one of our summer trips to the zoo. This will make a great resourceful gift to stash away for Christmas!

Expires: 9/21/2010

(Here’s the actual email I received with the deal info.)

 

$1.49 Mickey & Minnie bags & FREE SHIPPING (on everything) at Disney Store September 2, 2010

I just love it when the Disney Store offers FREE SHIPPING on everything! That’s when I go straight to their Minnie Bagsale section and stock up on birthday and holiday gifts. You know those birthdays are coming up, so why not save yourself the time of rushing around later?

Here’s a resourceful idea! Instead of using wrapping paper or a paper gift bag the next time you give a gift, use a Mickey bagMickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse reusable eco-friendly shopping bag! Right now they’re just $1.49 a piece with FREE shipping from the Disney Store.

Their lunch totes are on sale for just $3.99 (reg. $12.50) and the matching backpacks are on sale for just $7.99 (reg. $19.50). Themes include Minnie, Mickey, fairies, princesses, Handy Manny, Phineas & Ferb, Toy Story – Woody & Buzz, Cars, and more! Put those two items together and you have one heck of a fabulous gift for a kiddo! And, who says adults can’t use Disney lunch totes for work? 🙂

And, NOW is the time to buy those Halloween costumes…

*** To get your FREE SHIPPING, use code FREESHIP through Monday, September 6, 2010. ***

Expires: Monday, September 6, 2010 — Labor Day

 

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!

 

$8.99 Magic Photo Cube (w/ FREE shipping!) August 9, 2010

magic photo cubeBack in my days of being a systems analyst, this was my FAVORITE desk-topping freebie that I received from one of our vendors… A magic cube! Seriously, this toy provided endless hours of fun when I’d need to walk someone through a long process on the phone. Of course, the magic cube that I had was plastered with the vendor’s logo, but I saw this custom magic photo cube and am jumping at the chance to order one with our family’s photos on it!

Regularly $14.99, you can design your own magic photo cube using 6 small and 3 large photos of your choosing (or pop your company’s logo on there if you so desire!) for just $8.99 and FREE shipping! Use code MAGICCUBE at checkout to snag this deal. (As a head’s up, the email I received from ArtsCow said I’d need to use Microsoft Silverlight software to design the cube, but when I log in to create my cube, it doesn’t look like any special software is needed.)

Here are some ideas for how to use this custom photo gift… Choose baby photos for that new mom or dad to take back to the office. Summer vacation photos. A recent birthday party — or one held years ago. A wedding-themed cube, perfect for a wedding gift or upcoming anniversary gift. A pet-themed cube. Really, anything!

This magic cube may be too delicate for the 5 & under crowd, but it is sure to be a big hit with the 6 & up folks!

Expires: 8/18/2010

 

$15 & FREE shipping 16″ Talking Woody or Jessie Action Figures June 24, 2010

Normally I stay far, far away from talking toys, but this one is just too darn cute! Besides, I like the Toy Story movies and love the vintage pull-string on this 16″ Talking Woody Action Figure. (Am I giving too much away about my age? Pull-strings on toys? Anyone remember those?!?)

Regularly $24.50, the 16″ Talking Woody Action Figure is on sale for $15 and FREE SHIPPING from the Disney Store! Just use code TOYSTORY at checkout to snag that free S&H.

Is your kiddo more of a Jessie fan? No worries! She’s on sale too! Regularly $24.50, the 16″ Talking Jessie Action Figure is on sale for $15 and FREE SHIPPING! Don’t forget to use code TOYSTORY to get free S&H.

Even better, your shipping is free on your entire order from DisneyStore.com when you buy any Toy Story item and use that code!

Expires: Shipping offer expires June 30, 2010; end of action figure sale is unknown

 

$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

 

EXTRA 15% OFF at Disney Outlet & 25% OFF one item at Disney Store May 7, 2010

Mother’s Day may be this weekend, but Father’s Day will be here before you know it! I found this fabulous “Canine Caddy” Mickey Mouse & Pluto Snowglobe at the Disney Outlet for just $25.49 (regularly $79.50, on sale for $29.99, then an additional 15% OFF when you use code OUTLET15). What a great gift for any golfer in your life — especially those grandfathers and dads who don’t need yet another tie!

Golf not your thing? No worries! Use code OUTLET15 through May 9, 2010 at the Disney Outlet to get an EXTRA 15% OFF their already amazingly-priced Disney merchandise!

If something at the regular Disney Store has caught your eye, head over there with code MOM25 to save an EXTRA 25% OFF one item!

Expires: Both of these deals expire on Mother’s Day — May 9, 2010

Thanks, Patti D.!

 

FREE SHIPPING – Toy Story 3 Leap Frog books & games May 4, 2010

Be the coolest adult around! Toy Story 3 comes out this summer and the promos for it are running like gangbusters right now. Leap Frog has hopped on the bandwagon with a whole new line of books & games with the Toy Story 3 characters! These would make the perfect “Welcome-to-summer-end-of-school-keep-on-reading!” gift for that kiddo in your life.

Get FREE SHIPPING on any order that includes one (or more!) of the Toy Story 3 books & games from Leap Frog — Toy Story 3 Tag Junior Book (ages 2-4), Toy Story 3 “Together Again” Tag Book (ages 4-6), or Toy Story 3 Leapster Game (ages 4-7). Simply use code FSNEW to get the FREE SHIPPING!

Be sure to hit the Clearance Section on the site to stock up for future baby/kid gifts from Leap Frog. You’ll find some great deals!

Expires: 9/30/2010