Being Resourceful

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

We’re still here! June 29, 2011

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Looking for the fabulous bargains, deals, and freebies you’ve loved from Being Resourceful? They’re still being found and shared, just over on Facebook and Twitter now. Join us there!

Why the change? Well, my kids are getting older and I’m going in a million different directions. I still love finding deals, sharing them, and promoting organ and tissue donor registration (PLEASE click here for more info), but just have less time to do so.

Not a Facebook person? No worries! You don’t have to have a Facebook account to see our page there or access the deals! Just think of it as another website.

Please bookmark us!

Thank you for your continued support and readership! See you there.


$8 OFF Toy Story 3 DVD/Blu-Ray combo – on sale today! November 2, 2010

My nearly-5-year-old and I listened to an interview with one of the writers of Toy Story 3 on NPR. I enjoyed hearing the way in which they came up with the story line, how they developed the characters, etc. What was my son’s response? “MOM! Toy Story 3 comes out on DVD on November 2nd! MOM! We HAVE to get that! Can we? Can we? Pleeeeeeease?”

Well, TODAY is THE day… THE day that Toy Story 3 comes out on DVD & Blu-Ray in the stores! Click here to head over to Disney Movie Rewards for a printable coupon for $8 OFF the Toy Story 3 DVD/Blu-Ray Combo!

If you’re not already a member, you’ll need to sign up (free and quick). (If you took advantage of the deal I posted last spring that got you free tickets to see Toy Story 3 in the theater, you’re already a member!)

Don’t have a Blu-Ray player? We don’t either. However, I’m buying the DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack because, chances are, we’ll get a Blu-Ray player in the future… AND with this $8 OFF coupon, the combo costs just $1 more than the DVD alone! (Target has the combo pack on sale right now for $24.99 and the DVD for $15.99… Making the combo pack just $16.99 + tax after the couponFind a Target near you.)

Expires: The coupon expires November 8, 2010.

Thanks, SlickDeals!

Public service announcement: VOTE! Today is the day to VOTE!!


Out for a week August 2, 2010

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We’ve had a family emergency, so Being Resourceful is going on hiatus for about a week. Please don’t delete your bookmark or stop checking back — just bump us back a week in your calendar. Enjoy your FREE Whataburger on 8/3/2010, and keep us in mind. We’ll be back with some fabulous deals, but right now we need to celebrate one heck of a lady who was my grandmother and passed away in her sleep at the wonderful age of 94.  Your support of this site that honors my father’s memory means more to me than you’ll ever know. Thanks, all.


TODAY: FREE Frappe at McDonald’s July 9, 2010

To quote Robin Williams’ character in Good Morning, Vietnam, here’s today’s weather forecast: “It’s hot! Damn hot! Real hot!” Yep, that seems to hit the nail on the head right about now…

TODAY ONLY, cool off with a FREE frappe at McDonald’s — in mocha or caramel!

Now, I have to tell you I haven’t personally tried these yet, but just take a look at that mocha frappe in this post. McDonald’s site describes it as “one frosty cup of love: the coffee-chocolate goodness of mocha blended with ice, topped with whipped cream.” To me that sounds pretty darn close to a Starbucks Mocha Frappuccino, which I know I love!

My sources say this deal is good at “most” McDonald’s around the country, so it might be a good idea to give your local McDonald’s a holler before stopping by if the FREE frappe is your only reason for the visit.

Find a McDonald’s location near you.

Expires: Good only today, July 9, 2010

Thanks, Cha-Ching on a Shoestring!

Note: So, what made me think of the Good Morning, Vietnam reference? Memories of my dad and a movie we both loved. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. He wasn’t drafted — he enlisted to serve our country. That’s just one of his amazing accomplishments. I write this blog in his memory, in hopes of getting more people to register to be organ/tissue donors or at least start the conversation with their families. To learn more about this, please click here or visit the “Why do I do this?” tab at the top of the page.


A Pre-4th Vacation June 30, 2010

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Hi all! Thanks for stopping by! I’m taking a little Pre-4th Vacation with my kiddos and will be back to Being Resourceful after the weekend. Hope you all have a fabulous holiday weekend with your families. Use those coupons and be resourceful! And drive safely too.


A little vacation June 10, 2010

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In honor of our 11th wedding anniversary, I’m taking a few days off from deal-hunting, but I’ll be back with you on Monday! Have a great weekend, all!


TARGET: How to double your savings! June 5, 2010

If you’re a Target shopper like I am, I have just one question: do you match up your manufacturer’s coupons and Target store coupons to (often) more than double your savings? If not, lend me your ear…

We’re about to load up the car to head to SuperTarget and I’m about to save over $27 in coupons! Before shopping, I always check the sites for printable coupons. In particular, I always make sure to check this site. Some of the coupons that print are Target store coupons, which you can often match to manufacturer’s coupons and use TWO coupons on one item (one store coupon, one manufacturer’s coupon). Having trouble with the link? Try this one.

For example, this morning I printed a $1.00 OFF Shout products coupon (Target store coupon) and I have a 75cents OFF Shout products coupon (manufacturer’s coupon) clipped in my coupon folder.  I swear by the Shout Color Catcher to keep my brights bright and my darks dark (and not let my colors bleed), so I’ll save $1.75 OFF one box of Shout Color Catcher today!

Happy shopping!