Being Resourceful

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

GREAT holiday gift for under $20: Road ID December 4, 2010

Thanksgiving morning I went for a short run in the neighborhood we were visiting. The sun had just come up, there was a nice cool breeze, and I was feeling strong. About 1.5 miles into my run, the tip of my running shoe hit an uneven patch on the sidewalk and I went flying — without my superhero cape — and crashed onto the concrete. My knee landed first, before my now-scraped hands could break my fall. Thankfully I had my cell phone with me to call my husband to come rescue me (there was no way my broken kneecap could have survived a crawl back to my in-laws’), but I can’t get out of my mind what might have happened had my head landed first.

Fortunately, I was wearing my Road ID wrist band with my name and emergency phone numbers on it (by now you know I’m Safety Girl). If I had been knocked out, my Road ID would have been an incredible help to the emergency personnel.

Road ID is something that I urge everyone to wear when doing anything outdoors — running, walking, biking, hiking, snowshoeing, etc. Their products range from the Wrist ID Sport (pictured in this post), for just $19.99, to a band for your ankle, a pouch to put on your shoe, or even a simple ID that fits on your shoe laces, and they come in a variety of colors. You can print up to 6 lines of text on the ID, and you can always order a replacement ID to fit on your strap if you ever move or need to change emergency contact info.

Right now, you can SAVE 10% OFF “all Road ID gear, including gift cards,” when you enter code PCFB10 at checkout. This brings the Wrist ID Sport, shipping and all, to just $19.48 (for an order shipping to Dallas). This is a GREAT holiday gift! (Order by 5pm EST December 14 for Christmas.)

If you know someone who doesn’t yet have one of these, I’d urge you to pass this deal along. I received the Wrist ID Sport as a Christmas gift from my in-laws last year, and it brings me great peace of mind. It even encourages me. The last line of text on my band says, “STRONG COURAGEOUS MOMMY.” If that doesn’t inspire you, I’m not sure what will!

Feel clueless as to what you’d put on your Road ID? Here’s what is on mine, to give you an idea:

  • MY NAME / YEAR OF BIRTH (Their site said having your year of birth is helpful for medical personnel.)
  • CITY, TX  USA (Just in case I am ever exercising on vacation – or in a sporting event – in another country.)
  • HOME 222-222-2222
  • HUSBAND 333-333-3333 (It literally just says “husband” instead of his name, and this is his cell number.)
  • SISTER 444-444-4444 (It literally just says “sister” instead of her name, and this is her cell number.)
  • STRONG, COURAGEOUS MOMMY (This helps me to keep going when I want to quit.)

Expires:  Their Facebook page just says that the code is good “through the holiday season,” so maybe it expires 12/31/2010?

Thanks, Road ID, for the code!

 

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!

 

Enter to win a $20 gift card to Lulu Grace Designs November 17, 2010

Someone is going to win a $20 gift card to Lulu Grace Designs TONIGHT and why shouldn’t it be you?!? I just adore this holiday line of clothing. Tara at Lulu Grace Designs is so imaginative with her use of ribbon and googly eyes. What little boy or girl wouldn’t love these? I’ve just placed my order for holiday clothes for my little girl. I can’t wait to see her in her new red velvet knot dress

Here’s how to enter to win a $20 gift card to Lulu Grace Designs:

(1) Go to Lulu Grace Designs’ Facebook page and LIKE the page – click here.

(2) Go to the photo album titled “Vote for your favorite Christmas outfit!” – click here.

(3) Browse through the 14 holiday outfits and vote for your favorite one by clicking the “like” link on that photo.

The winner will be randomly selected at 6pm TODAY (Wednesday, 11/17/10), so HURRY AND VOTE NOW!

(The official site for Lulu Grace Designs is http://lulugracedesigns.blogspot.com)

 

Gorgeous Maine wreaths & enter to win 15lb of Lobster! – $36 & FREE shipping November 6, 2010

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There’s something about a fresh wreath with a red ribbon on it that just warms my heart. It says family, warmth, and Christmas to me! I’ve discovered over the years the BEST spot from which to order fresh wreaths — Bessey Ridge Wreaths in Maine.  Bessey Ridge is a small family-owned business and their products are simply amazing! I’ve sent them as gifts to family and friends, and will continue to do so!

This “Maine Woods Wreath” from Bessey Ridge is just $36 with FREE shipping! Their site describes it as “a 24” double-sided balsam fir wreath decorated with pine, cedar, pine cones, holly berries and an elegant hand-tied wire edged floral bow in your choice of red velvet or tartan plaid.” Shipping begins the Monday after Thanksgiving.

Place your wreath order by December 15th and you’ll be entered to win 15 lbs. of FRESH LIVE MAINE LOBSTER shipped directly to you. Drawing will be on December 16, 2010!

In addition to Christmas wreaths, they have centerpieces and Hanukkah wreaths too! You (and your gift recipients) won’t be disappointed.

 

$5 tickets to Dallas Arborteum – that’s 50% OFF via GROUPON September 15, 2010

ArboretumWhere else in Dallas can you see swimming pumpkins in the fall, play in houses made of flowers, and be surrounded by more tulips and daffodils than you can count in the spring? TODAY ONLY you can buy advance tickets to the Dallas Arborteum for just $5 (reg. $10/ea). The tickets are good through March 1, 2011 with the exception of just 10/31-10/31 & 11/26-11/28.

Do you realize the savings here?!? Steeply discount tickets to the Dallas Arboretum like these are VERY hard to come by, and you can buy up to 10 with this deal! This is the time to go ahead and buy the maximum amount. You’ll have company coming to visit at some point, right? 🙂

Hop on over to GROUPON to snag this price and visit the Dallas Arboretum asap!

Expires: The tickets can only be purchased on 9/15/10 and they’re good through March 1, 2011.

Thanks to Patti D. for the tip!

 

40% OFF at Hobby Lobby August 21, 2010

Hobby LobbyIs the end-of-summer heat getting you down? Head to Hobby Lobby today with this printable coupon for 40% OFF any one regularly-priced item.

Wander their aisles already filled with Christmas decor (sure to cool you off), and hit the crafts aisles for tons of easy and inexpensive ideas to keep you and yours entertained. Not feeling particularly crafty today? Head to the frames section and pick up a frame for that photo or piece of art that’s just begging to find a place on your wall at home!

Me? I’m always on the look-out for easy craft kits for my kids… And Hobby Lobby is just the place to go!

Find a Hobby Lobby near you.

Expires: TODAY! 8/21/10

 

Spend $2, Get $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates! PERFECT last-minute Xmas gift! December 21, 2009

Here’s the PERFECT last-minute Christmas gift! Just hop over to Restaurant.com and enter the zip code of that last-minute gift recipient. Choose from among the restaurants in the area, spend just $2 and get a $25 gift certificate! Enter code SANTA at checkout to get the 80% discount. Voila!

You can print the certificate yourself and give it as a gift, or simply send the link to your friend to print. It is an incredibly easy and thoughtful gift.

You can even stick some fancy paper in the printer and embellish the certificate with markers! Glitter! Brads! Use those corner-cutters to make it fancy.  You enviable scrappers out there know what I’m talking about.

Expires: Friday, December 25, 2009 (Christmas!)