Being Resourceful

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

$40 family membership @ The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary June 22, 2010

I’m just going to start with a little grumble, grumble… You know when you’ve already bought something and then you see it on an AMAZING SALE and you just want to kick yourself? Well, good thing I’m not in pointy high heels right now!

Right now you can get a family membership to The Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, TX for just $40. That’s right! The membership that is normally $75 is on sale for JUST $40! (Yes, I paid the full price several months ago…) This deal is through Savvy Source, and at least 20 memberships need to be sold in order for the deal to go through. (You lose nothing if the minimum number of memberships is sold.)

Here’s what is included in the family membership:

  • Free admission for 2 adults and all children 18 and younger living in the same household or grandchildren 18 and younger
  • 10% discount at the Heard Nature Store
  • Discounts on classes, camps, birthday parties, and facility rentals
  • Express entry into museum for crowded special events
  • Invitations to members-only events
  • Discounted admission passes for your guests

If you live anywhere in the DFW area or North Texas, this deal is one you should seriously consider. The Heard is a gorgeous expanse of land complete with hiking trails, wildlife galore, an indoor museum, learning labs, guest speakers, traveling exhibits, and more. They have star gazing walks at night, guided hikes year ’round, and it is a primo spot for kids’ birthday parties. The Heard is staffed with highly educated folks who love to share nature with guests of all ages through classes for the youngest ones on up!

Also, “note that 5% of your purchase goes to a preschool of your choice and another 5% for scholarships for children who otherwise could not afford to go to preschool.”

Expires: THIS FRIDAY, June 25, 2010

Thanks, Christine!

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$10 one-year subscription to National Geographic magazine June 3, 2010

I remember my dad subscribing to National Geographic when I was a child, and how much I loved those amazing vivid photos in there… and the pull-out maps and timelines… and, when I was older, reading the articles too. Yes, I’m a geek, but, admit it, this magazine intrigues you too!

Here’s a deal for a FULL YEAR of National Geographic for just $10 — SAVE $61.88 OFF THE COVER PRICE! I’ve never seen it this low. Hop on over to Amazon and put a one-year subscription (12 issues) in your shopping cart. When you check out, you’ll instantly save an additional $5 OFF the $15 sale price so that it is just $10 for a full year!

A subscription to National Geographic would make a great Father’s Day gift!

Expires: The instant $5 savings expires June 30, 2010.

Thanks, Carrie B. of Spencer, MA!

 

EXPIRED: $3 OFF per ticket at Dallas Zoo May 10, 2010

UPDATE: It turns out that neither the Dallas Zoo nor AdPages realized this coupon was still up on the web! Oops! It looks like we unintentionally found a loop hole. The coupon has been taken down as of 7/12/2010, but check out the $1 admission day on 7/15/2010!

What a deal! If you live in or near Dallas, or plan to visit this fabulous city before the end of September, PRINT THIS NOW.

I found a killer printable coupon for the Dallas Zoo! You’ll save $3 OFF any full-price admission with this coupon, up to 6 tickets per coupon! Coupons for the Dallas Zoo are pretty rare to find, so this one is worth printing now and sticking in your glove box.

Have you heard about their amazing new Giants of the Savanna habitat that opens Memorial Day weekend? My kids and I have had such a fun time watching this habitat being built, and we visited Gypsy and Jenny, the zoo’s elephants, in their old habitats for the last time last week. The elephants have moved to the new 11 acre habitat and joined the new elephants successfully! The giraffes are next to move, and then when the habitat opens, we’ll be able to FEED the giraffes! How cool will that be?!?

Expires: September 30, 2010

 

FREE SHIPPING – Toy Story 3 Leap Frog books & games May 4, 2010

Be the coolest adult around! Toy Story 3 comes out this summer and the promos for it are running like gangbusters right now. Leap Frog has hopped on the bandwagon with a whole new line of books & games with the Toy Story 3 characters! These would make the perfect “Welcome-to-summer-end-of-school-keep-on-reading!” gift for that kiddo in your life.

Get FREE SHIPPING on any order that includes one (or more!) of the Toy Story 3 books & games from Leap Frog — Toy Story 3 Tag Junior Book (ages 2-4), Toy Story 3 “Together Again” Tag Book (ages 4-6), or Toy Story 3 Leapster Game (ages 4-7). Simply use code FSNEW to get the FREE SHIPPING!

Be sure to hit the Clearance Section on the site to stock up for future baby/kid gifts from Leap Frog. You’ll find some great deals!

Expires: 9/30/2010

 

SOLD OUT — Perfect Mother’s Day gift: Silver nest necklace with freshwater pearls April 27, 2010

SOLD OUT! JUST GOT WORD — WE’VE DEPLETED THE INVENTORY… SORRY, FOLKS!

The secret is finally out! My godson’s mom wears the most beautiful necklace all the time, and I’ve been dying to ask her where she got it… Well, she’s been in touch with the vendor and they’re selling them as a fundraiser for ReadyStart (a nonprofit in Dallas). Half of the purchase price will go directly to support ReadyStart’s programs to help young children & their families through various therapies, early childhood intervention, and education.

This is THE gift to give your self/mom/grandmother/aunt/dear friend for Mother’s Day!

Here’s the scoop…

Each pendant is lovingly hand-crafted by an experienced Etsy artisan. She has conducted 140 successful transactions on Etsy.com, with 100% positive feedback. She has very generously agreed to make the pendants at a very reduced rate in order to raise maximum funds. You can choose items to be shipped directly to you or to someone else as a gift!

This pendant is created with tarnish-resistant silver plate wire wrapped and woven into a small nest and enhanced by small freshwater pearl eggs. You can pick the number of eggs (1 to 4) and the color of each (white, pink, and/or blue.) The pendant measures just under 1 1/4 inches long, including the hook, and is about 3/4 inch wide. The chain is sold separately. Please note the size of the hook is 1/8 of an inch if you wish to wear this with your own chain. Otherwise, purchase our silver-plate chain to go with it for a complete piece!

The best part is: Half of your purchase price will go to benefit ReadyStart’s programs!

Nest Egg Pendant: $17 for up to 2 eggs. $2 for each additional egg.
18 inch silver-plate chain with toggle clasp: $5.00
Direct Shipping per location: $3.00

Contact: barb_mckinney@yahoo.com
(Please be sure to let her know you heard about this deal on Being Resourceful!)

NOTE: DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, DELIVERY BY MOTHER’S DAY cannot be guaranteed… However, why not make a certificate and print out the photo of the necklace and put it in a card? Better late than never, right? 🙂

Expires: Whenever the inventory runs out, so hurry up and place your orders!

 

20% OFF Leap Frog books & games March 24, 2010

Hippity, hoppity, Easter’s on its way! So, what do you have planned for those Easter baskets? There’s much more to filling those baskets than just candy. Candy may leave the lasting gift of cavities. How about leaving a lasting gift of learning?

Right now, when you use code FRESH20 you’ll save 20% OFF Tag books, Tag Junior books, Leapster games, Didj games, Zippity games and ClickStart games at leapfrog.com.

My kiddos give the Leap Frog products two thumbs up!

Expires: March 27, 2010