Being Resourceful

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

40% OFF at Hobby Lobby March 29, 2010

It is interesting to me how some folks still haven’t figured out that you don’t  have to wait for the newspaper to arrive (or even get a newspaper) to get the fabulous 40% OFF Hobby Lobby coupons. If this is news to you, lend me your ear!

Here’s a link to a printable 40% OFF coupon for Hobby Lobby! It is good through Saturday, and you can print as many as you’d like. The key is one per customer per day. So, get your printer ready, print 6 of them, and get that project done that has been lurking on your to-do list!

Find a Hobby Lobby near you.

Expires: Saturday, April 3, 2010


FREE shipping from Silver Palette – stunning greeting cards February 8, 2010

There is only one word to truly describe the stunning embroidered cards by SilverPalette… “WOW!” And that’s just what your Valentine will say when he or she opens one this weekend.

This week only, Silver Palette is offering FREE SHIPPING on their amazing hand-stitched cards. These cards, in designs ranging from Valentine’s Day to baby showers to “thinking of you,” take three or more hours to make, and are truly works of art. You may just find one framed, hanging on the wall of the recipient’s home the next time you visit!

I suggest the “Romantic Hearts in Pink and Red Valentine” card pictured in this post. It is simply gorgeous — and just $4.50 with FREE shipping!

As their tagline says, Silver Palette makes “beautiful designs for those with sterling good taste.” That’s you!

Expires: FREE SHIPPING expires on Valentine’s Day, February 14, 2010

Thanks, Jean!


3 FREE 5×7″ folded greeting cards from Shutterfly February 2, 2010

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This sweet deal for 3 FREE 5×7″ folded greeting cards from Shutterfly expires TODAY, so get a move on it! I’ve used this deal in the past and LOVED the results — completely personalized photo cards perfect for any occasion. I tend to use Shutterfly’s custom photo cards for “thinking of you” notes that I love to send, especially to my grandparents who turn 95 this year. What better way to send a photo AND a greeting at the same time?

To get your 3 FREE folded custom photo cards from Shutterfly, first go to Shutterfly and log in. (If you’re one of the remaining handful of people who don’t yet have a Shutterfly account, you can get 50 FREE 4×6″ prints by creating an account!) Scroll to the bottom of the page, and in the last horizontal box, click “Enter Special Offer Code” — it is the last link in that box. Enter code 3FREECARDS. Create your cards, then choose to apply the code to your order at checkout.

Note that you’ll still need to pay shipping, but that’s a whopping 99cents on the cards that are valued at $5.97!

Expires: Today! February 2, 2010

Thanks, Heather at Freebies 4 Moms!


FREE photo note card November 13, 2009

Filed under: Gifts,photo gifts,Photography — Meg @ 6:00 am
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If you haven’t yet received a true work of art in the mail, then you’re missing out! Check out up & coming artist Ann Williams, who “depicts hidden stories from off-the-beaten path.” Her work has been featured most recently at Fusion Home Fashion, Legacy Books, and other North Texas Locations.

So, how do you get that FREE photo note card I taunted you with? Easy! When you place your order for a set of Ann Williams’ hand-crafted, hand-signed photo greeting cards (6 for $20), you get a card FREE! The catch? This deal is only good through the end of November, so place your order before time slips away from you.

Don’t show up at the holiday gift exchange or next weekend’s holiday party without a hostess gift! And if you’re looking for a gift for that impossible-to-buy-for person, a box of art is the way go! Her designs range from the masculine So Co T-Bird to the touching Tin Heart (pictured here). Visit her site to see more.

Psst! Here’s a secret! The first 50 people at Etsy Dallas on November 21 get a goodie bag jammed with freebies, including one of Ann Williams’ hand-crafted, hand-signed photo greeting cards!

Expires: November 30, 2009


50% OFF Caricature Products: Get a mohawk without losing your hair! November 4, 2009

Now here’s something that’s sure to get a laugh out of friends and family! Just wait until they receive your holiday card with caricatures of your whole family in antlers and red hats (on the card, starting at $6.49 for 10, and the return address label, starting at $3.99 for 140), or you hand your neighbor that fruit cake (because you had good intentions of baking homemade coffee cake but then life happened so you went the smart & easy route and ordered them from Collin Street Bakery) with a gift tag, starting at $3.99 for 25, featuring you and your pets in your holiday get-ups!

Vistaprint can take care of all of this for you (well, except for those fruit cakes – that’s up to you). Right now they have all their caricature products at 50% off.  And you don’t have to do the winter holiday theme. All of their caricature products are at 50% off, so this is a great time to stock up for upcoming birthdays, celebrations, or just to keep your correspondence light. Heck, Dad can even have a mohawk if he wants!

(Just another thought… Pads of paper featuring a family with its newest addition – whether a baby or a pet – would make a fabulous personalized gift!)

Expires: Unknown