Being Resourceful

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

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!

Expires: unknown

 

ENDS TODAY! $2 for $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates April 30, 2010

“Eat. Drink. Save money.” Really, can you argue with that? Well, maybe I’d add in “Be happy” but they didn’t ask me!

Restaurant.com is at it again!! This deal ends TODAY,  so click on over and place your order now! Use code MEAL to get 80% OFF restaurant gift certificates at Restaurant.com. That means you’ll pay a mere $2 for $25 gift certificates! And the best part?  The certificates come to your inbox and you print them at home… So you can use them tonight!

Be sure to read the fine print on certificates before you head out to use them. Some might have “black out” dates or times.

Find restaurants near you that have hopped on the Restaurant.com band wagon.

Expires: TODAY – April 30, 2010

 

FREE chocolate milk February 3, 2010

Filed under: Dairy,Groceries,Health — Meg @ 6:50 am
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UPDATE: This promotion appears to have ended early due to high demand. Sorry, folks! There seem to be more milk lovers out there than coupons available. We’ll let you know when we see this come around again. 2/4/10

My latest sweet treat? Chocolate milk in my coffee! And I got it FREE!

As part of the “got milk?” campaign, you can get a FREE half gallon of chocolate milk (any brand up to $3) with the purchase of one gallon of white milk (any brand).  All you need to do is go to the Great Gallon Give website, click “enter now” in the upper left-hand corner, and enter to win FREE milk  for a year. The consolation prize for not being the grand prize winner is a printable coupon for the FREE chocolate milk! Just be sure your printer is on, connected, and stocked with paper.

The great part about this deal is that it is good on any brand of milk. Organic? No problem! Hershey’s? Gotcha covered. Nestle quick? Done. And if the chocolate milk you choose is over $3, this ends up being a coupon for $3 off your purchase.

Expires: They’re giving out 125,000 coupons, and the coupon I printed today expires March 5, 2010

 

FREE $10 Restaurant.com gift certs + 80% OFF December 9, 2009

Filed under: Dining Out — Meg @ 7:42 am
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Here’s a great reminder about the FREE $10 Restaurant.com gift certificates you can share with up to 30 people per day during December… AND they can send them to you! Make the $10 you have to spend at Restaurant.com go even further — it can buy you $125 worth of meals!!!! Here’s how: When you go to redeem your $10 Restaurant.com GC, use code SHARE to save 80% OFF.

This means you can get a $25 restaurant GC for just $2 on their website!

And it can be completely FREE if you use this deal!

(Note: The 80% OFF code expires Dec 14.)

Here’s the info on how to share up to 30 GCs per day:

This one is a true humdinger of a deal!!! Restaurant.com is doing their annual “Feed it Forward” campaign. Every single day from now until Christmas you can send up to 30 people FREE $10 Restaurant.com gift certificates… at NO COST to you! Share this deal with your friends and ask them to send you FREE $10 gift certificates too.  With these FREE $10 gift certificates, you can buy $25 gift certificates to tons of restaurants near you. So, with the click of your mouse, you’ll get $25 gift certificates for FREE! This is a real “no brainer,” folks!

Here’s what their site says:

“Enter up to 30 different email addresses below every day until Christmas. We will send a free $10 Restaurant.com Gift Certificate to each recipient you choose. Have something special to say? Personalize a brief message to accompany every gift certificate. Want to help others? Send us your reasons for giving through Feed It Forward™. You might see your message on our site. Don’t forget to share the gift of giving with your friends and family.”

Expires: December 25, 2009

 

FREE $10 gift certificates to Restaurant.com for you AND your friends! December 1, 2009

This one is a true humdinger of a deal!!! Restaurant.com is doing their annual “Feed it Forward” campaign. Every single day from now until Christmas you can send up to 30 people FREE $10 Restaurant.com gift certificates… at NO COST to you! Share this deal with your friends and ask them to send you FREE $10 gift certificates too.  With these FREE $10 gift certificates, you can buy $25 gift certificates to tons of restaurants near you. So, with the click of your mouse, you’ll get $25 gift certificates for FREE! This is a real “no brainer,” folks!

Here’s what their site says:

“Enter up to 30 different email addresses below every day until Christmas. We will send a free $10 Restaurant.com Gift Certificate to each recipient you choose. Have something special to say? Personalize a brief message to accompany every gift certificate. Want to help others? Send us your reasons for giving through Feed It Forward™. You might see your message on our site. Don’t forget to share the gift of giving with your friends and family.”

Expires: December 25, 2009

 

FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich! November 19, 2009

Filed under: Quick Service — Meg @ 3:09 pm
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Folks north of Dallas! Just got the scoop on FREE Chick-fil-A chicken sandwiches being given away through Saturday at the Chick-fil-A in Allen. Bring in a canned food donation and walk away with a FREE chicken sandwich. YUM! The store is at 902 W McDermott Dr, Allen 75013. This is just west of 75 on the north side of McDermott. Just don’t beat me to the drive-thru!

If you’re not near this CFA location, find one near you and give them a buzz to see if they’re running this promo too!

Thanks, Crysti!

 

FREE Martha Stewart Thanksgiving cookbook November 18, 2009

This FREE cookbook might just save your sanity next week as you prep for the Thanksgiving festivities! Martha Stewart and her extensive team of chefs (including Emeril Lagasse and others of note) are sharing with you – for FREE – their Martha Stewart Thanksgiving Hotline Recipes cookbook. Click here to download the entire cookbook as a PDF. They’ll save your backside when it comes to soups & starters, sides & salads, turkey & entrees, desserts, wine & liquor, and general entertaining.

Before you read it, though, you may want to put a napkin down on your desk. You’re going to start drooling when you see the photography of the food in there.