Being Resourceful

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

$29 & up for Green House cleaning! July 8, 2010

This AMAZING deal is for my DFW peeps — and for those who have friends and/or family in the DFW area…

I don’t know about you, but I clean my own home and dream of walking into my house with it all clean, top to bottom. Alas, that’s far down the road for me (to have on a regular basis), but I’m seriously considering treating myself to this KILLER GREEN HOUSE CLEANING deal. After all, I have a birthday coming up sometime in the next 365 days, right?

For ONLY $29, The Greener Cleaners will clean a one bedroom/one bath (reg $69), two bedroom/two bath for $39 (reg $89), and a three bedroom/three bath for $59 (reg $150)!!

Your cleaning service will include:

  • we dust blinds and wipe down window sills
  • dust ceiling fans and light fixtures
  • wipe countertops and sinks
  • all floors swept,mopped,and vacuumed
  • all appliances dusted and wiped
  • toilets and bathtubs scrubbed to a shine
  • cobwebs removed
  • baseboards cleaned
  • all done with ecofriendly cleaners
  • trash taken out

Seriously, folks, this the cleaning deal of the century! Even if you don’t want/need your home cleaned, think about friends/family in the DFW area that would very much appreciate this as a gift:

  • fabulous BABY GIFT for those new parents — let them arrive home to a clean house!
  • newlyweds
  • before putting one’s house on the market
  • after unpacking everything when moving into a new home
  • parents of young children
  • elderly relatives
  • anyone who works full-time away from the home
  • anyone who works full-time in the home
  • yep, pretty much ANYONE!

To purchase this deal and get more details, click here.

Expires: The deal can only be purchased TODAY 7/8/10, and the certificate is good through 7/9/11.


$15 Best Baby Gift around – designed by children with cancer March 8, 2010

Good friends had their first baby last week and I’ve been hemming and hawing, trying to figure out a meaningful baby gift… And the answer literally arrived in the mail! This sweet Animal Parade Baby Romper immediately caught my eye when the latest M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project catalog arrived in my mailbox on Saturday.

The animals on parade on this romper were drawn by Micah, Hunter, and Ale, three children with cancer. At just $15 per romper (available in sizes from 3-6 mos. up to 12-18 mos.), you’ll help your little one learn his or her animals and colors while helping many other children “go to camp, to college, on special outings and much more,” according to Eugenie Kleinerman, M.D., head of the Division of Pediatrics and the Children’s Cancer Hospital at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center.

Pair the romper with the Animal Parade board book for just $8 more, and you’ll have a complete gift featuring the same illustrations as on the romper!

(You may be more familiar with the Christmas and holiday cards made by the M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Children’s Art Project. They actually have beautiful goods available year-round!)

Just a head’s up on shipping: Within the U.S., shipping is $7 on purchases up to $15. However, it only goes up to $8 for purchases of $15.01 to $50, so it is worth it to order more than one romper, or to browse through their site to see what other gifts you might need/want!


$5 Nursing Gift Sets – Regularly $45 February 10, 2010

Now here’s something I wish I’d had when my kids were nursing! Udder Covers makes gorgeous nursing covers for that added privacy you may want when nursing in public. Using stylish fabrics with prints that will make you feel fancy, not frumpy, these nursing covers would be especially helpful for “active” babies who need help focusing on the nursing project at hand! This has to be hands-down a million times better than the baby blanket I tried to keep tucked under my bra strap…

Through March 1, Udder Covers is offering an amazing deal… Their 3-piece nursing gift sets are just $5! Regularly $45, the gift set includes: “an Udder Covers™ nursing cover, a color-coordinated Milk Bands™ breastfeeding bracelet and a pack of 4 Udder Covers™ breast pads!” Use code VALENTINE at check-out. You’ll still need to pay the $9.95 S&H, but this is still one heck of a deal.

Think of any upcoming babies in your life — this would make a fabulous baby shower gift!

Expires: March 1, 2010

Thanks, Kelly!


25% OFF at Toys-R-Us & Babies-R-Us: Trade in your old gear! January 26, 2010

Toys-R-Us & Babies-R-Us are doing it again! For 3 weeks from January 29 – February 20, you can trade in your old baby gear for 25% OFF new gear at Toys-R-Us & Babies-R-Us with their Great Trade-In event!

Bring in your old car seat, stroller, travel system, high chair, play yard, bassinet, toddler bed or crib of ANY brand and get 25% off  your purchase of a new item from any of these categories from these participating brands: Babi Italia, Baby Caché, Baby Trend, Bergamo, Bertini, Britax, Carter’s, Chicco, Contours by Kolcraft, Cosco, Delta, Eddie Bauer, Evenflo, Graco, Jeep, Little Tykes, Safety 1st, Sorelle, and Step 2. No limit! Trade in as many items as you want! Trade-in items and purchases items can be from different categories.

Kids outgrow stuff and definitely need new car seats as they get bigger. Remember, car seats are not something to purchase used… (Check the AAP’s site for the latest car seat safety information.) Use this discount to get your child a new, safe car seat!

Find a Babies-R-Us or Toys-R-Us near you.

NOTE: I believe the 25% OFF discount must be used on the same day you trade-in your old gear, so be ready to shop!

Event dates: January 29 – February 20, 2010

Thanks, Jessica!


$1.99 Personalized Dog Tag + FREE shipping December 10, 2009

Filed under: Baby Gifts,Pets — Meg @ 7:20 am
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Make your dog the snazziest one on the block! Go beyond the regular “Fido 123 Main St 555-5555” dog tag and make him a personalized one he’ll cherish. 🙂 has an amazing sale on their personalized dog tags! Regularly $8.99 – $9.99, they’re now on sale for just $1.99 with FREE shipping when you use code 199DOGTAG.

Think outside the box! OTHER PURPOSES for other shapes (and they have a few to choose from!):

  • They also have the traditional military-shaped dog tags that would make a great gift for people in your life too.
  • Bag tags for diaper bags! Just tie it on with a ribbon instead of the chain it comes with. Voila! Instant cheap baby gift!!!
  • Backpack tags for school for the kids
  • Luggage tags for YOU

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, Tjoos!


$5 & $6 baby swim diaper covers @ Lands’ End – and FREE shipping too October 12, 2009

Filed under: Baby — Meg @ 12:55 pm
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Check out these amazingly cute baby swim diaper covers! Know someone who’s pregnant or maybe you are? This is the PERFECT gift! For just $5-6 (and FREE shipping), you’ll have a fabulous gift! The baby girl swim diaper cover is purple with a flower on the tush and the baby boy one is navy blue with a red crab on it. Use promo code OCT20 and pin00001242 for FREE SHIPPING! Best of all? With Lands’ End products, you know they’re going to be exceptional quality and you’ll receive exceptional customer service. We’ve been customers of theirs for years and years…

Expires: The free shipping deal expires October 20, and the swim diaper cover sale ends when they’ve sold them all.

Thanks, for the shipping deal!