Being Resourceful

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

Save $ and get those kids crafty June 14, 2010

If there’s one thing I learned about traveling with kids this weekend (to a destination other than the grandparents’), it is to arrive prepared! My 2yo & 4.5yo made these foam visors yesterday morning as they were getting antsy, waiting for everyone to wake up.

Here are some coupons and deals to help get you prepared with easy, inexpensive crafts for kiddos you’re either traveling with or hosting:

50% OFF at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores – 50% off any one regular-priced item with code DFP170 (online; exp 6/19/2010)

50% OFF at Michaels – 50% off any one regular-priced item with printable coupon (Find a Michaels near you; exp 6/19/2010)

$2.95 shipping at Hobby Lobby for any order – no code needed! (online; exp 6/19/2010)

Not sure where to start for easy summer crafts? Hit the Vacation Bible School aisle or category for EASY crafts. They’re not all religiously-themed (the visors we made weren’t), and they’re designed for kids to make easily and quickly! The best part of these visors is that after the kids decorated them, they got to wear them too.

Expires: All of these deals expire 6/19/2010

Thanks to Buxr for the Michaels coupon!

 

30 FREE 4×6″ photos from Snapfish June 2, 2010

How do I love this deal? Let me count the ways…

(1) 30 FREE 4×6″ photos, (2) from Snapfish, a reputable, reliable printer, (3) you don’t have to be a new member, (4) shipping for my 30 FREE 4×6″ photos was just $2.46, (5) my tax was 12cents, and (6) the photos will be shipped straight to my grandparents across the country in Virginia! For a grand total of $2.58 out the door (when I used code TRAVEL30PRINTS), that was one DARN GOOD deal!

Enough said.

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, RetailMeNot!

 

33% OFF at Borders/Waldenbooks = BOB Books for $11.38 May 27, 2010

Summer is here! Time to swim, play, splash, and READ! So, my 4.5-year-old came home from preschool last week and announced he wanted to learn how to read. Hallelujah! Based on recommendations from friends who are teachers (and parents), I investigated the BOB Books. My first stop? Amazon, of course. They were $11.38 for a set there.  But I needed them RIGHT AWAY. The solution? This deal!

Here’s a printable coupon for 33% OFF the list price of one item at Borders or Waldenbooks! For this must-have beginning readers book set, it brought the original price of $16.99 down to $11.38 — matching Amazon’s price and allowing my soon-to-be-reader to have them NOW!

Chances are, if you’re reading this post, you’re already beyond the BOB Books yourself… So use this deal for something for you! If you’d rather shop online, use code BGA7757M. (Just FYI, you’ll need to be a Borders Rewards member for this deal, but that’s free & easy to set up if you’re not one already.)

Find a Borders or Waldenbooks near you.

And, I’m excited to report he’s already read books 1 & 2 in set 1 of the BOB Books. This is awesome!

Expires: Today! May 27, 2010

 

30% OFF one item at DSW online! May 18, 2010

Woah – I just learned an amazing thing… DSW has a website! Yes, I know I must have been living under a rock, but I just found this out. One of the “in the know” moms at a 3-year-old’s birthday party this weekend had on the most fabulous black wedge flip-flops from DSW. They were adorned with large black beads in the shape of flowers — perfect for pairing with summer sundresses or some khaki capris.

So, in the spirit of summer and GREAT shoe deals, here’s a deal for 30% OFF a single full-priced item from DSW.com. Simply use promo code SHOPMAY before May 23, 2010 and be sure to log in as a DSW Rewards member (free to join).

Oh, and this deal is good on any full-priced item on their website — ladies’ shoes, men’s shoes, handbags, etc!

Expires: May 23, 2010

 

FREE SHIPPING – Toy Story 3 Leap Frog books & games May 4, 2010

Be the coolest adult around! Toy Story 3 comes out this summer and the promos for it are running like gangbusters right now. Leap Frog has hopped on the bandwagon with a whole new line of books & games with the Toy Story 3 characters! These would make the perfect “Welcome-to-summer-end-of-school-keep-on-reading!” gift for that kiddo in your life.

Get FREE SHIPPING on any order that includes one (or more!) of the Toy Story 3 books & games from Leap Frog — Toy Story 3 Tag Junior Book (ages 2-4), Toy Story 3 “Together Again” Tag Book (ages 4-6), or Toy Story 3 Leapster Game (ages 4-7). Simply use code FSNEW to get the FREE SHIPPING!

Be sure to hit the Clearance Section on the site to stock up for future baby/kid gifts from Leap Frog. You’ll find some great deals!

Expires: 9/30/2010