Being Resourceful

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

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!

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FREE Michael Buble album download OR FREE $3 Amazon mp3 download credit! November 22, 2010

Ok, I have to admit it… I swooned at the sound of Michael Buble’s voice as he accepted his award last night for Favorite Adult Contemporary Music Artist on the AMAs. His concert tickets are pricey, but you can have him singing in your own home for FREE this holiday season with Michael Buble’s FREE “Let It Snow!” album download from Amazon! (Or, if you’re not a Buble fan, keep reading to score a FREE $3 Amazon mp3 download credit.)

(1) Click here and enter code GET3MP3S to get your FREE $3 Amazon mp3 download credit.

(2) Click here to check out Michael Buble’s “Let It Snow!” album, including the bonus live track! The album is $1.99 to download, and you’ve already entered the code for FREE $3 credit. So, after downloading the album, you’ll still have $1.01 to spend.

(3) Browse the the best sellers or simply go to your favorite songs, and download one more for FREE (be sure it costs 99cents or less).

Enjoy your new tunes!

Expires: The FREE $3 credit code expires 11/29/2010, and the expiration on the Michael Buble album sale is unknown.

Thanks, SlickDeals!

 

Enter to win a $20 gift card to Lulu Grace Designs November 17, 2010

Someone is going to win a $20 gift card to Lulu Grace Designs TONIGHT and why shouldn’t it be you?!? I just adore this holiday line of clothing. Tara at Lulu Grace Designs is so imaginative with her use of ribbon and googly eyes. What little boy or girl wouldn’t love these? I’ve just placed my order for holiday clothes for my little girl. I can’t wait to see her in her new red velvet knot dress

Here’s how to enter to win a $20 gift card to Lulu Grace Designs:

(1) Go to Lulu Grace Designs’ Facebook page and LIKE the page – click here.

(2) Go to the photo album titled “Vote for your favorite Christmas outfit!” – click here.

(3) Browse through the 14 holiday outfits and vote for your favorite one by clicking the “like” link on that photo.

The winner will be randomly selected at 6pm TODAY (Wednesday, 11/17/10), so HURRY AND VOTE NOW!

(The official site for Lulu Grace Designs is http://lulugracedesigns.blogspot.com)

 

TODAY: 2 FREE tacos after 2pm November 16, 2010

Filed under: Fast Food — Meg @ 7:37 am
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I heard about this deal on TV over the weekend and was pretty darn impressed! There really *is* such a thing as a FREE dinner! You don’t need a coupon or to sign up for anything for this deal. Yeah!

Head over to your nearest Jack in the Box today after 2pm and simply ask for your TWO FREE TACOS. Their ad campaign calls this part of their “Secret Society of Cool People” but you need not be cool to get a free dinner. 🙂

With over 2100 locations in 18 states, find a Jack in the Box near you.

Expires: Only good 2pm – close today 11/16/10.

 

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!

 

$10 FREE when you buy $25 gift card to Tin Star November 10, 2010

Filed under: Dining Out,Quick Service — Meg @ 4:10 pm
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Oooooh! I’ve hit the jackpot with this deal! My FAVORITE taco restaurant is offering one heck of a deal, but you’ve got to act FAST and make your purchase by 6pm CST TODAY…

Tin Star, with locations across Dallas & the northern ‘burbs, Tulsa, and San Antonio, will add a FREE EXTRA $10 to your gift card when you order a $25 gift card online by 6pm CST today! Click here to place your order. This would make a stellar gift for the holidays for a friend, business associate, teacher, or even for your own family.

Ok, now I’m hungry for my usual — the two taco plate with a #13 vegetable taco (portabellas, grilled onion, roasted corn, sweet potato straws, pesto, & sour cream), a #11 grilled fish taco (grilled tilapia, chipotle sauce, cole slaw, pico de gallo), and double black beans…

Find a Tin Star near you.

Expires: The deal ends TONIGHT @ 6pm CST!

 

$4/yr Wired or Women’s Health magazine (up to 3 yrs) November 7, 2010

Filed under: Entertainment,Magazines — Meg @ 7:00 am
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What can you buy for $4 these days? How about spending $4 for a gift that lasts the WHOLE year? I currently subscribe to Women’s Health magazine (love it!) and have subscribed to Wired in the past (awesome articles!), and I have to say these prices are simply amazing!

Head over to DiscountMags to score a 1-year subscription to Wired for just $3.99 (when you use code 3800) or Women’s Health for just $3.99 (when you use code 1170). Subscribe yourself or give it as a gift!

I just tested these codes (6am CST 11/7/10) and they both work. However, these deals always have limited availability, so hurry up and place your order asap before they’re gone! When the codes no longer work, the deal is over!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, SlickDeals!