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

 

BOGO Red Mango frozen yogurt! January 9, 2010

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Calling everyone in DFW! If you haven’t yet tried the amazing new frozen yogurt rage across the metroplex, you need to hop on board! Red Mango’s frozen yogurt is like nothing you’ve tried before… I personally recommend their pomegranate yogurt topped with dark chocolate Ghirardelli chips!

Here’s a BOGO coupon to get you in the door. It is good through March 1, so that’s MANY yogurts in your future! Enjoy.

Find a Red Mango near you. (They’re across the country, though this coupon is just for DFW.)

Expires: March 1, 2010

 

FREE taco @ Taco Bell December 31, 2009

Filed under: Fast Food,Uncategorized — Meg @ 6:00 am
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So, tonight is New Year’s Eve… Before you head out to that late-night party, get some food in your belly! Here’s a printable coupon for a FREE Fresco Taco at Taco Bell! They’re only giving out 1 million coupons, so get this one printed asap.

How to get the coupon:

1 – Make sure your printer is connected, turned on, and has paper/ink.

2 – Click here to get the coupon.

3 – Click the “print your coupon” button on the Taco Bell page. Do NOT hit the Back button or Reload the page. Just be patient.

Find a Taco Bell near you. (Enter your zip code in the lower right-hand corner.)

Expires: 7 days from whenever you print the coupon

Thanks, Heather!