Being Resourceful

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

FREE drink at Starbucks September 27, 2010

Filed under: Coffee,Dining Out,Groceries — Meg @ 3:05 pm
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Last week I opened our neighborhood newsletter and skimmed the articles. Garage sale, Boy Scouts, fence improvements, blah, blah, blah… FREE Starbucks drink. That one caught my attention!

If there’s a Kroger grocery store near you (or your commute) and it has a Starbucks store inside of it, listen up! According to the article, if you use your Kroger card when you buy your coffee drinks from the Starbucks inside Kroger, your 10th drink will be FREE!

I haven’t tried this one out yet, but as the weather turns cooler, you’d better believe I’ll give it a try. 🙂

Find a Kroger store near you.

Expires: Unknown


BOGO FREE Jamba Juice — Any drink on the menu! September 14, 2010

Jamba JuiceCongrats! You’ve made it! School is back into swing and you’re either surviving getting everyone out the door in time in the mornings or you’ve figured out the short cuts to avoid the school zones on your way to the office. Either way, you deserve a big pat on the back by way of a BOGO FREE drink at Jamba Juice! What’s your style? Fruity? Chocolatey? Simply divine? Here’s the place…

Here’s a printable coupon for a BUY-ONE-GET-ONE FREE deal at Jamba Juice — for any drink on their menu!

Find a Jamba Juice near you.

Expires: September 22, 2010

Thanks, Thankfully Thrifty!


TODAY: $1 Coffee & Tea Smoothies @ Jamba Juice August 19, 2010

jamba juiceSo, it’s still HOT out there, but if you’re like me, you still love the flavor of coffee… Jamba Juice has come up with a scrumptious solution! They’ve created frozen yogurt-based smoothies using organic coffee, organic spiced chai tea, or green tea.

TODAY ONLY, give these smoothies a try for just a buck! Yep, $1 for a 16-oz. Coffee Craze, Matcha Green Tea Blast, Mocha Mojo  or Chill-icious Chai™ smoothie at your local Jamba Juice. I can’t decide between the Coffee Craze and the Mocha Mojo… If this is my toughest decision all day, I’ll take it!

Find a Jamba Juice store near you. (You may want to call ahead to verify they’re participating in this sweet deal!)

Good only today, 8/19/10.

Thanks, Ann!


FREE tall Starbucks drink of your choice! June 16, 2010

When I saw this deal, which serendipitously arrived in my in-box just as I was planning to pick up a bag of whole bean Starbucks coffee anyway, I pretty much did a happy dance! Yeah, it doesn’t take much these days, but I do LOVE my coffee!

Here’s how to get a FREE tall Starbucks drink of your choice! (The short version is that you get the drink free when you buy 1lb or more of coffee at Starbucks with your registered Starbucks card.)

Step 1: Dig in your wallet for that Starbucks card you either use ALL the time or that one you got back at Christmas but you’ve forgotten about. If you’ve come up dry, swing by your nearest Starbucks to pick up a Starbucks card (you can even do this via the drive-thru) or purchase one online right now.

Step 2: Is your Starbucks card already registered on their site? If so, skip to Step 3. If not, stick with me. Register that Starbucks card by clicking here. (If you don’t already have a Starbucks online account, they’ll walk you through that quick, easy, and free process.)

Step 3: Go to your nearest Starbucks location and purchase some fresh coffee — 1 lb. or more — to make at home or give as a gift. (Think about your journeys this summer! A bag of coffee makes a great host/hostess gift! Not sure what to buy?My favorite is Cafe Verona, but Breakfast Blend or House Blend are always “safe” for gifts. ) Be sure to use that registered Starbucks card to make your purchase.

Step 4: Order your FREE tall Starbucks drink of your choice when you purchase that fresh coffee. ENJOY!

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50% OFF Starbucks Frappuccino during Happy Hour! May 9, 2010

Here’s a happy hour deal that won’t leave you with a headache the next day! (You’ll just get a momentary one if you slurp too fast…)

Through May 16th, Starbucks is hosting Happy Hour 3pm-5pm daily! Their Frappuccinos are 50% OFF during this time.  These blended drinks are available with or without a coffee base, in regular or light, with a variety of flavor options, and in a variety of sizes. Treat Mom to one today! (Calories don’t count on Mother’s Day!)

Find a Starbucks near you.

Expires: May 16, 2010


FREE tall coffee at Starbucks! April 13, 2010

Ah, tell me how wonderful is this?!?! Yes, there is a way to get a FREE tall coffee at Starbucks. No, you don’t have to answer any surveys, jump through any hoops, or promise me your first-born child…

So, I brew Starbucks coffee at home every. single. morning. The other day I looked closely at the bag and noticed that there’s an ad on the side of it that says, “Bring us your empty bag. We’ll give you a coffee.” FREE COFFEE! WOOHOO! (Yes, I’ve had my cup of coffee already this morning. Can you tell?)

Take a minute to read those bags — or bug a friend who brews Starbucks coffee at home — and save them for a day when you need a pick-me-up! The ad is black with white writing. Look for it!

Oh, and have you heard that you can use your iPhone to pay for your Starbucks coffee at Starbucks locations within Target stores?!? Yep, there’s an app for that. This is pretty darn cool. Click here for more info.

Find a Starbucks near you.

Expires: 30 days after the “Best Before” date printed on your bag


FREE breakfast TODAY at IKEA April 3, 2010

Filed under: Dining Out,Quick Service — Meg @ 7:19 am
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Get thee out of bed and to the nearest IKEA! Today & tomorrow, IKEA is offering a FREE small breakfast (which includes coffee!) to everyone! Their small breakfast is enough to get you going to the shopping adventure you’re sure to take through their store afterwards. May I recommend picking up a pack of cinnamon rolls to pop in your oven tomorrow morning? They’re delish!

Find an IKEA near you.

Good only today 4/3 & tomorrow 4/4.


TODAY: FREE Pastry Day @ Starbucks! March 23, 2010

Filed under: Fast Food — Meg @ 5:00 am
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DON’T FORGET! Here’s a printable coupon for a FREE PASTRY **THIS MORNING** at Starbucks. Just bring in the coupon or save paper and show it to your barista on your mobile device, and enjoy a FREE PASTRY with your purchase of a handcrafted beverage through 10:30am.

Good only TODAY – Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Thanks to Starbucks & their email list!


FREE Pastry Day @ Starbucks 3/23: Save the date! March 18, 2010

SAVE THE DATE! This just in! Here’s a printable coupon for a FREE PASTRY on March 23 (next Tuesday) at Starbucks. Just bring in the coupon or save paper and show it to your barista on your mobile device, and enjoy a FREE PASTRY with your purchase of a handcrafted beverage through 10:30am.

Good only on Tuesday, March 23, 2010.

Thanks to Starbucks & their email list!


TODAY: FREE coffee @ Dunkin Donuts March 15, 2010

Filed under: Dining Out,Fast Food — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Ahhhh… Just what I need to start my Monday morning. Coffee! And when I’m on the go early on a Monday morning, FREE COFFEE sounds pretty darn good.

I saw a commercial on TV this weekend announcing that Dunkin Donuts is giving away FREE COFFEE (hot or iced) each Monday in the month of March. All you need to do is ask for it.

So, mark your calendars for these Mondays and give your coffee maker at home a break: March 15, 22, 29.

Find a Dunkin Donuts near you. They’re popping up all over the place!

Expires: March 29, 2010