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 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 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!


$10 one-year subscription to National Geographic magazine June 3, 2010

I remember my dad subscribing to National Geographic when I was a child, and how much I loved those amazing vivid photos in there… and the pull-out maps and timelines… and, when I was older, reading the articles too. Yes, I’m a geek, but, admit it, this magazine intrigues you too!

Here’s a deal for a FULL YEAR of National Geographic for just $10 — SAVE $61.88 OFF THE COVER PRICE! I’ve never seen it this low. Hop on over to Amazon and put a one-year subscription (12 issues) in your shopping cart. When you check out, you’ll instantly save an additional $5 OFF the $15 sale price so that it is just $10 for a full year!

A subscription to National Geographic would make a great Father’s Day gift!

Expires: The instant $5 savings expires June 30, 2010.

Thanks, Carrie B. of Spencer, MA!


33% OFF at Borders/Waldenbooks = BOB Books for $11.38 May 27, 2010

Summer is here! Time to swim, play, splash, and READ! So, my 4.5-year-old came home from preschool last week and announced he wanted to learn how to read. Hallelujah! Based on recommendations from friends who are teachers (and parents), I investigated the BOB Books. My first stop? Amazon, of course. They were $11.38 for a set there.  But I needed them RIGHT AWAY. The solution? This deal!

Here’s a printable coupon for 33% OFF the list price of one item at Borders or Waldenbooks! For this must-have beginning readers book set, it brought the original price of $16.99 down to $11.38 — matching Amazon’s price and allowing my soon-to-be-reader to have them NOW!

Chances are, if you’re reading this post, you’re already beyond the BOB Books yourself… So use this deal for something for you! If you’d rather shop online, use code BGA7757M. (Just FYI, you’ll need to be a Borders Rewards member for this deal, but that’s free & easy to set up if you’re not one already.)

Find a Borders or Waldenbooks near you.

And, I’m excited to report he’s already read books 1 & 2 in set 1 of the BOB Books. This is awesome!

Expires: Today! May 27, 2010


$7.97 Good Housekeeping subscription (GREAT Mother’s Day gift!) April 23, 2010

Mother’s Day is in TWO weeks! What are you getting YOUR mom?I know you’re not cheap when it comes to Mom, but there’s no reason not to snag a GOOD DEAL when you see one, right?

How about a subscription to Good Housekeeping magazine for 81% OFF the cover price? has a one-year subscription to Good Housekeeping for just $7.97 (cover price is $41.88).

AND, though magazines are never charged shipping on Amazon, it can be used toward the $25 minimum for FREE SUPER SAVER SHIPPING on any other qualified items! (Read between the lines here, my friend. You can spend $17.03 on something fabulous for YOU and use this magazine for Mom as a filler item to get you to the FREE SHIPPING minimum. That’s a win-win! Be sure to thank her as you give her her Mother’s Day gift!)

Expires: Unknown


$2.99 Frank Sinatra album download February 22, 2010

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Ah, good ‘ol Blue Eyes… Who doesn’t love the sweet sounds of Frank Sinatra in the background at a dinner party? Or anytime, for that matter?

Right now on Amazon, you can download Frank Sinatra’s entire “Nothing But The Best” album for just $2.99. You’ll get 22 of his most popular songs, including “Luck Be A Lady” and “The Girl From Ipanema,” and be ready update your mp3 collection with some of these killer classics.

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, SlickDeals!


FABULOUS new cookbook – perfect gift January 12, 2010

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All together now… “YUM!!!!!” That’s what you’ll be saying when you read The Pioneer Woman‘s blog and see the amazing photos she takes of the scrumptious food she makes. Seriously, you may just gain 5 lbs by just reading this site.

Even better, she’s published a cookbook that is now available – The Pioneer Woman Cooks. You can get it from Amazon for $11.50 and FREE super saver shipping if you spend $25 or more in qualifying items. It is available from Walmart for $11.48 and $1.97 shipping.

This would make a fabulous gift if you’re into cooking. Heck, buy 2 copies – one for you and one to keep on hand for that last-minute gift or hostess gift you know you’ll need at some point.

Thanks to Slickdeals for the pricing and Jessica for the head’s up on this fabulous author!


$2.99 James Taylor Greatest Hits album download January 3, 2010

Filed under: Music — Meg @ 6:00 am
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First you had it on 8-track, then cassette tape, then on CD… Time to get your digital music library complete by downloading James Taylor’s Greatest Hits album for just $2.99 from Amazon!

Chances are, you know the words to most of these songs:

  • Something in the Way She Moves
  • Carolina in My Mind
  • Fire and Rain
  • Sweet Baby James
  • Country Road
  • You’ve Got a Friend
  • Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  • Walking Man
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  • Mexico
  • Shower the People
  • Steamroller

You can always shrug it off as “homework” for the next trip to the piano bar!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Slickdeals!


FREE $4 credit at Amazon’s Video On Demand December 23, 2009

With Amazon’s Video On Demand, you can “watch over 50,000 of your favorite movies and hit TV shows on your TV (or computer) instantly!” Want to give it a try? This is perfect for those of you who are stuck indoors due to those holiday snowstorms…!

To get a FREE $4 credit at Amazon’s Video On Demand:

  1. Click here to go to Amazon’s Video On Demand site
  2. Click on any TV show or move (you don’t have to actually purchase it yet)
  3. On the show or movie’s detail page, click on the “Redeem a gift card or promotion code” link. A pop-up window will appear. Enter the code AVODGIFT.
  4. Click the Apply button and the pop-up window will reload showing your new credit balance!

Looking for some classic holiday movies? Here are some popular favorites available via Amazon’s Video On Demand for just $2.99/rental – so they’re FREE with this coupon code!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Jodi!


$1.99 Pink Floyd Dark Side of the Moon album download December 22, 2009

Need some old “new” tunes? Here’s a chance to download Pink Floyd’s classic Dark Side Of The Moon album for just $1.99! Click here to get it from Amazon. Close your eyes and you’ll be transported to the nearest laser light show…

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, SlickDeals!