Being Resourceful

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

FREE Phish album download: Live Bait Vol. 01 August 25, 2010

One of the things I love about the Internet is finding FREE music downloads. What a great way to try out music that is new to me, especially when it is a band or genre I’ve been wanting to try out anyhow!

Download Phish’s album, Live Bait Vol. 01, for FREE by clicking here. Never heard of Phish? You’re not alone; they’re not often played on main stream radio and they rely on an extremely loyal fan base! Phish (pronounced “fish”) encompasses a wide variety of genres including “rock, jazz, progressive rock, psychedelic rock, hard rock, funk, folk, bluegrass, reggae, country, blues, avant garde, and classical” — say THAT three times fast!  In other words, they’re eclectic and will keep you on your toes.

Note that you’ll need to create a log in for LivePhish (the site that opens) and it will look like a normal “check out” process as if you were buying the album, but the entire time the total price will be $0.00. No need to enter any personal info other than email address!

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Thanks, Slickdeals! (& genre source is Wikipedia)


$2.99 Frank Sinatra album download February 22, 2010

Filed under: Entertainment,Music — Meg @ 7:14 am
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Ah, good ‘ol Blue Eyes… Who doesn’t love the sweet sounds of Frank Sinatra in the background at a dinner party? Or anytime, for that matter?

Right now on Amazon, you can download Frank Sinatra’s entire “Nothing But The Best” album for just $2.99. You’ll get 22 of his most popular songs, including “Luck Be A Lady” and “The Girl From Ipanema,” and be ready update your mp3 collection with some of these killer classics.

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Thanks, SlickDeals!


FREE Dora the Explorer Game Download January 4, 2010

Filed under: Entertainment,Software,toys — Meg @ 11:24 am
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If you have kids in the 5 & under crowd, chances are you know Dora & her pal Boots. Here’s a chance to download a FREE Dora the Explorer game! Just sign up for the Nick Jr. newsletter (you can always unsubscribe), and they’ll give you a code for your FREE game.

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Thanks, Slickdeals!


$2.99 James Taylor Greatest Hits album download January 3, 2010

Filed under: Music — Meg @ 6:00 am
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First you had it on 8-track, then cassette tape, then on CD… Time to get your digital music library complete by downloading James Taylor’s Greatest Hits album for just $2.99 from Amazon!

Chances are, you know the words to most of these songs:

  • Something in the Way She Moves
  • Carolina in My Mind
  • Fire and Rain
  • Sweet Baby James
  • Country Road
  • You’ve Got a Friend
  • Don’t Let Me Be Lonely Tonight
  • Walking Man
  • How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)
  • Mexico
  • Shower the People
  • Steamroller

You can always shrug it off as “homework” for the next trip to the piano bar!

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Thanks, Slickdeals!


FREE MP3 downloads – $3 worth – from Amazon November 26, 2009

Filed under: Music — Meg @ 7:00 am
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This deal is just in time for tunes for your drive to wherever you’re headed for Thanksgiving dinner. Traffic will be horrendous, even if you’re just headed to the grocery store, so crank up the tunes and jam!

Here’s a chance to get a few songs for FREE (up to $3) from It is incredibly easy. Just log in, choose your songs, enter promo code MP34FREE, and download!

Be thankful for the way in which music can change your mood. Heck, even smile at that person who cut you off, and nicely let someone else into line from the parking lot.  It is Thanksgiving after all. Gobble gobble!

Expires: Monday, November 30, 2009

Thanks, Heather!


FREE Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta November 22, 2009

Filed under: Software — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Here’s a chance to download Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2010 Beta for FREE! You’ll get Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, Excel, OneNote, Access, Publisher, InfoPath, SharePoint Workspace, and Communicator.

This is especially good for folks with a second PC who like to fiddle with things. You’ll be a part of Microsoft’s evaluation team, so you can critique away, and may actually even be listened to!

Thanks, SlickDeals!


$3.99 Bon Jovi’s new album! November 10, 2009

Filed under: Music — Meg @ 11:09 am
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Remember back to the days when CDs first came out and they were $24.99 a pop?!? Well, if you remember that, then you probably remember Bon Jovi. This deal sure beats that pricey disc! Download Bon Jovi’s new album, “The Circle,” for just $3.99!

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Thanks, BargainHuntingMoms!