Being Resourceful

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

33% OFF at Borders or Waldenbooks September 13, 2010

BordersIt seems “birthday season” is upon my household. Our refrigerator is getting plastered with birthday party invitations and my 4.5yo is starting his cake obsession again… It happens every fall. So, in anticipation of all these gifts, I’ve started really paying attention to when the bookstores offer coupons. I think books make the PERFECT gift (no batteries needed!), and you can give them with a gift receipt if there’s any question.

Here’s a coupon for 33% OFF the list price of any one item at Borders or Waldenbooks. Print a coupon and take it with you to the store, or use code BAE8295M online at Borders.com (and get FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more). You’ll need to be a Borders Rewards member to use the deal, but it is free and easy to sign up.

Find a Borders or Waldenbooks near you.

Expires: TODAY! Monday, September 13, 2010

 

3 FREE Custom Photo Cards August 31, 2010

photo cardThere’s nothing like getting a personalized greeting card in the mail. Someone took the time to pick out a card for you, sign it (maybe even write a note in there!), address it, stamp it, and mail it — so much more effort than a simple email! Here’s a way to make THREE FREE custom photo cards in under 5 minutes (plus about $2.97 shipping & tax). That’s less time and cost than it takes to zip to the grocery store!

Just hop on over to Shutterfly to upload your photo(s) and create your cards. Enter code SUMMERCARDS at checkout to score this deal. Their cards are normally about $2.99 each, so you’ll save about $9 with this code!

You can make one card and print three of it (the fastest way to go; you’ll need to save 3 versions of the card — just rename it — then add them to your shopping cart) or mix and match three different cards. Think about upcoming birthdays. Who do you have embarrassing photos of? Or perhaps thank you cards for upcoming holidays.  I love making “thinking of you” or blank cards to have custom photo note cards to use for any occasion!

One more thing! GRANDPARENTS DAY is September 12th! Make cards (go to “Everyday Occasions” and choose from their designs) for those deserving grandparents!

Expires: Hurry! This expires TOMORROW, September 1, 2010.

Thanks, “Cents”able Momma!

 

FREE burger @ Whataburger TOMORROW August 2, 2010

Whataburger UPDATE: MEA CULPA! I mistakenly marked this as for today instead of tomorrow… Many thanks to Kristin for letting me know!

FREE dinner TOMORROW NIGHT! Yes, that’s right. No purchase necessary, but you do have to don something orange — anything! Dig through your closet for the Halloween section and you’re all set. (What? No Halloween section? Me neither. But surely there’s something orange in your home or office you could wear. Perhaps a pumpkin trick-or-treat bucket could double as a hat.)

Head to your nearest Whataburger TOMORROW NIGHT between 5pm & 8pm and snag your free Whataburger when you wear orange in honor of Whataburger’s 60th birthday. No coupon or purchase necessary!

Find a Whataburger near you. (Is Whataburger new to you? It is a burger chain located in 10 states across the southern U.S. The next time you’re driving through, stop by and give one a try. Today would be a good day to do that. Hop in the car and take a road trip. Oh, and Stuckey’s is another regional chain to hit if you need to take a break. Really, Mindi, Stuckey’s does exist!)

Good only TOMORROW NIGHT 8/3/10, 5-8pm.

Thanks, Alice H.!

 

$39 & up for Southwest Airlines flights 9/8 – 11/17/2010 June 23, 2010

If you’ve been in an elevator or to the dentist recently, you know this song, so sing it with me! “I’m leav-ing on a jet plane. Don’t know when I’ll be back again…”

Time to book your flights to take advantage of Southwest Airlines’ Birthday Bash Sale with $39 flights! Most flights under 450 miles are just $39 for travel September 8 – November 17, 2010. The key is you have to book your flights by TOMORROW, June 24, 2010. Click here to view cities & fares!

Now there’s no excuse not to visit that old friend, spend Halloween in your favorite city, or plan that guys’ or girls’ trip!

Expires: Tomorrow, Thursday, June 24, 2010

Thanks, SlickDeals!

 

40% OFF at Borders & Waldenbooks April 29, 2010

I just LOVE coupons like this! And, this 40% OFF coupon for Borders & Waldenbooks comes at just the right time for those end-of-year teacher gifts, Mother’s Day, or the beginning of “birthday season” which it seems we’ve just entered with my kids’ friends having parties every Saturday during May…

Click here for a printable 40% OFF coupon for Borders & Waldenbooks, or use code BYX7590C at Borders.com! (This deal is only for Borders Rewards members, so be sure to to sign up for that first. It’s free!)

Find a Borders or Waldenbooks near you.

Expires: May 1, 2010

Thanks, SlickDeals!

 

Happy Birthday, Being Resourceful! April 24, 2010

Today is Being Resourceful’s first birthday! Many, many thanks to all of our readers, and especially to those who gave me the swift kick in the pants it took for me to get this started. I am so happy and thankful to be able to share with you the great deals I find, and, more importantly, to honor the memory of my dad by spreading the word about organ and tissue donation. I miss you, Daddy.

 

30% OFF at Barnes & Noble – select titles April 9, 2010

Ah, I love reading Shel Silverstein’s poetry to my kids. It just begs for goofy voices and tickles, and it brings lots of giggles and, “That’s silly, Mom!” His books make the perfect baby gift or birthday gift. I love giving baby gifts to those who are about to be first-time grandparents. They need fun books on hand too!

April is Poetry Month! Take advantage of this printable 30% OFF coupon to get 30% OFF the children’s book titles in their “April is Poetry Month” display in the kids’ section of the store! (The site also has 30% OFF coupons for other specific titles, including some new releases.) Or, use code F4J7N8Y to get 30% OFF the same books online! (Click here for details on this deal.)

Find a Barnes & Noble near you.

Expires: April 12, 2010

Thanks to Michelle B. & Emily T. for this deal!