Being Resourceful

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

$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

 

$1.99 & FREE shipping for custom photo notepad May 25, 2010

Father’s Day is coming up, and I’m all about resourceful, useful gifts! ArtsCow is making its foray into custom stationery goods, so here’s your chance to create a custom photo notepad (3.75×3.75″) for just $1.99 and FREE shipping!

This would look really cool on Dad’s desk at the office (or on my desk at home!), and would be a great way for him to remember his loved ones while checking off his to-do list. Hop on over to ArtsCow (click here) and use code MEMO199 at checkout. The photo to the left is just an example — the design options are only limited by your imagination!

Another great use for this deal? End-of-year teacher gifts!

Expires: 5/31/2010 and please note that due to anticipated levels of sale, the offer price will be limited to the first 100 memo pads per day due to production restrictions.

 

1,200 FREE 4×6″ photo prints April 1, 2010

You want to print those photos that have been lurking in the “to print” photo on your computer, but now there are so many… And you’d need to go get more photo printing paper and ink… What a pain! Save the trouble and take advantage of this deal for 1,200 FREE 4×6″ photo prints from ArtsCow.com! You’ll be able to use them as 150 FREE 4×6″ photo prints per month!

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Sign into your ArtsCow account by clicking here
  2. Within the My Account section, click into Credit & Discount
  3. Copy and paste code SPR10PRINTS and click validate
  4. Your new credits should now appear on the list

For their shipping rates, click here, then scroll down about half-way down the page to see the rates for 4×6″ prints. It varies based on how many you order.

Here’s a tip: Ship them directly to the person you’d give the prints to anyhow. Does Grandma live across the country? Why pay shipping twice? Send them directly to her!

Expires: The code is good for 8 months!

 

$2.49 & FREE SHIPPING for FIVE 8×10″ photo poster prints March 12, 2010

This deal is only good for the first 2,000 customers, so HURRY UP!

I love it when a room in my house feels finished, put together, complete. However, we’ve been here for nearly 4 years and none feel this way just yet!

The two cheapest ways to tie a room together? Paint the walls and hang your photos! Get FIVE 8×10″ photo poster prints (matte finish) for just $2.49 and FREE SHIPPING right now from ArtsCow.com! Use code 8X10PRINTS249 at checkout.

See, I’m here to help. Pick 5 of your favorite photos. Maybe try them out in black & white (Picasa’s FREE photo editing software is awesome) or sepia, or fancy them up Warhol-style. Upload, order, and get a finished room by Easter!

Expires: 3/18/2010

 

8 FREE 8″x8″ hard-cover custom photo books! March 4, 2010

Save yourself TONS of money and TONS of time by creating custom photo books with your photos. These make the perfect gift and the perfect way to preserve your memories! We just returned from an amazing visit with my 95-year-old grandparents, and I’m going to make photo books with the pictures from our trip — and send one to them.

This deal has me simply dumbfounded. There’s no better way to put it! ArtsCow.com is offering 8 (EIGHT) FREE 8×8″ hard-cover custom photo books. All you need to pay is shipping ($7.99 per book).

These books are incredibly easy to make, and there is no need to print the photos, cut them down to size, glue them in, etc. Modern scrapbookers, unite!

Here’s how to get started.

  1. Create an account at ArtsCow.com by clicking here. (If you already have an account, you can still use this deal!)
  2. Next, click the “Register” link in the row of links in the top right-hand corner of the page.
  3. Enter your information to create your account.
  4. Click “Credit & Discount” in the left-hand navigation bar.
  5. Enter code 88820BOOKS in the text box, then click the “Validate” button.
  6. Start creating your 8 FREE 8×8″ hard-cover custom photo books by clicking here!

Expires: Create your account and enter the code by 3/11/2010, then the code is good for 30 days!