Being Resourceful

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

$8 OFF Toy Story 3 DVD/Blu-Ray combo – on sale today! November 2, 2010

My nearly-5-year-old and I listened to an interview with one of the writers of Toy Story 3 on NPR. I enjoyed hearing the way in which they came up with the story line, how they developed the characters, etc. What was my son’s response? “MOM! Toy Story 3 comes out on DVD on November 2nd! MOM! We HAVE to get that! Can we? Can we? Pleeeeeeease?”

Well, TODAY is THE day… THE day that Toy Story 3 comes out on DVD & Blu-Ray in the stores! Click here to head over to Disney Movie Rewards for a printable coupon for $8 OFF the Toy Story 3 DVD/Blu-Ray Combo!

If you’re not already a member, you’ll need to sign up (free and quick). (If you took advantage of the deal I posted last spring that got you free tickets to see Toy Story 3 in the theater, you’re already a member!)

Don’t have a Blu-Ray player? We don’t either. However, I’m buying the DVD/Blu-Ray combo pack because, chances are, we’ll get a Blu-Ray player in the future… AND with this $8 OFF coupon, the combo costs just $1 more than the DVD alone! (Target has the combo pack on sale right now for $24.99 and the DVD for $15.99… Making the combo pack just $16.99 + tax after the couponFind a Target near you.)

Expires: The coupon expires November 8, 2010.

Thanks, SlickDeals!

Public service announcement: VOTE! Today is the day to VOTE!!

 

FREE shipping from Disney – no minimum purchase! October 5, 2010

Tinkerbell dollI don’t know about you, but I am already stocking up for all those fall/winter birthdays and holidays! I have a box in my guest room closet where I’m tucking away the gifts, out of the kids’ sight. Here’s a surprise that might find its way into that box too — this giant 20″ tall Tinkerbell stuffed toy for just $12.99 (and FREE shipping)!

Nearly everything on the Disney site is up for grabs with FREE SHIPPING through October 10th, 2010 when you use the code MAGIC. This makes getting that shopping done even easier. Save time, save gas, shop online! Plus, their sale section is HUGE! That’s where I found Tinkerbell, plus some great deals on Halloween costumes (Mickey costume or Nemo costume for $19.50), housewares ($4.99 for 4-pc red, white, & blue Mickey plates), and pajamas for my kids (Tinkerbell or Handy Manny for just $7.99).

Expires: Free shipping offer expires 10/10/10

 

$1.49 Mickey & Minnie bags & FREE SHIPPING (on everything) at Disney Store September 2, 2010

I just love it when the Disney Store offers FREE SHIPPING on everything! That’s when I go straight to their Minnie Bagsale section and stock up on birthday and holiday gifts. You know those birthdays are coming up, so why not save yourself the time of rushing around later?

Here’s a resourceful idea! Instead of using wrapping paper or a paper gift bag the next time you give a gift, use a Mickey bagMickey Mouse or Minnie Mouse reusable eco-friendly shopping bag! Right now they’re just $1.49 a piece with FREE shipping from the Disney Store.

Their lunch totes are on sale for just $3.99 (reg. $12.50) and the matching backpacks are on sale for just $7.99 (reg. $19.50). Themes include Minnie, Mickey, fairies, princesses, Handy Manny, Phineas & Ferb, Toy Story – Woody & Buzz, Cars, and more! Put those two items together and you have one heck of a fabulous gift for a kiddo! And, who says adults can’t use Disney lunch totes for work? 🙂

And, NOW is the time to buy those Halloween costumes…

*** To get your FREE SHIPPING, use code FREESHIP through Monday, September 6, 2010. ***

Expires: Monday, September 6, 2010 — Labor Day

 

FREE movie ticket to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (BOGO) July 15, 2010

The dog days of summer are here… Time to hit the theater! There’s nothing like sitting in those big comfy movie theater seats, in glorious air conditioning, as the lights dim and the movie begins. Oh, the anticipation!

Here’s your chance to see Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG) and get a FREE ticket when you buy one! You’ll need to buy your ticket(s) in advance online, but this lets you bypass the line at the box office window and cruise on in to see the show.

1. Simply go to Fandango.com, enter your zip code, and choose the showing of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice you’d like to see.

2. Enter the ticket quantity (at least two), check the box to enter a promo code, then click “Continue Checkout”.

3. On the next screen, enter your email address (so you’ll receive the confirmation email), and UNCHECK the box below if you don’t want to get newsletters from Fandango; click “Continue Checkout”.

4. Now you’re at the spot to enter promo code APPRENTICE to get your FREE TICKET! Click “Apply” below the text box. (Note that it will deduct the ticket price PLUS the $1 Fandango service fee for your free ticket, and there’s a limit of one free ticket per transaction.) Continue your checkout to pay for and receive your tickets!

Enjoy the show!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, SlickDeals!

So, where do I find all these deals? Just check the “Thank you” link at the bottom of each post to go to the source for each deal! I always give credit when others have done the sleuthing work. 🙂

 

$15 & FREE shipping 16″ Talking Woody or Jessie Action Figures June 24, 2010

Normally I stay far, far away from talking toys, but this one is just too darn cute! Besides, I like the Toy Story movies and love the vintage pull-string on this 16″ Talking Woody Action Figure. (Am I giving too much away about my age? Pull-strings on toys? Anyone remember those?!?)

Regularly $24.50, the 16″ Talking Woody Action Figure is on sale for $15 and FREE SHIPPING from the Disney Store! Just use code TOYSTORY at checkout to snag that free S&H.

Is your kiddo more of a Jessie fan? No worries! She’s on sale too! Regularly $24.50, the 16″ Talking Jessie Action Figure is on sale for $15 and FREE SHIPPING! Don’t forget to use code TOYSTORY to get free S&H.

Even better, your shipping is free on your entire order from DisneyStore.com when you buy any Toy Story item and use that code!

Expires: Shipping offer expires June 30, 2010; end of action figure sale is unknown

 

FREE tickets to Toy Story 3 – a reminder June 20, 2010

PLEASE NOTE: I have no affiliation with Toy Story 3, Disney/Pixar, or any movie theaters, and no matter how nicely you ask me, I can’t get you any free tickets. That’s something you have to do on your own. 🙂

Happy Father’s Day to all those great dads out there! What are you doing to celebrate? We’re headed to the movies!

Do you remember that deal we shared back at the end of March where you could get FREE tickets to Toy Story 3 when you bought Toy Story 1 & 2 on DVD? Well, now is the time to redeem those certificates at DisneyMovieRewards.com!

I redeemed ours last night online and it was VERY simple. Our vouchers are printed and ready to go for our local Cinemark Theater. I made sure to put the adults’ names on the vouchers since the kids cost less anyhow! The vouchers are good for up to $8.50 per ticket and even good for the “no coupons, no passes” showing of Toy Story 3.

In memory of my daddy who is celebrating up in Heaven today, I wanted to throw in a plug about the importance of being a registered organ and/or tissue donor. For more info on how to be the ultimate in resourceful, please click here. If you’re not ready to register, please at least start the conversation with your family.

Happy Father’s Day!

 

FREE SHIPPING on new Disney Parks line by Dooney & Bourke May 15, 2010

I  never thought I’d see Mickey Mouse on a Dooney & Bourke item, but here he is — and he’s looking quite dapper! Disney and Dooney & Bourke are in cahoots with a new line of purses and accessories (called “Disney Parks”) featuring Mickey!

This wristlet is just $49 (a steal for a high quality designer bag!) and you’ll get FREE SHIPPING on your ENTIRE PURCHASE from the Disney Store when you buy just one item from the Disney Parks line and use code PARKSFREE at checkout.

Definitely worth checking out!

Expires: May 16, 2010