Being Resourceful

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

$20 for $40 @ Shoemall – FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING December 16, 2010

Here’s a great deal for anyone who wears shoes or knows someone who does… Ring a bell, perhaps? 🙂

My 2.5year-old little girl has been asking for “sparkly shoes.” (Well, actually, sparkly everything thanks to her Fancy Nancy books!) I’ve been wanting to pick up some Crocs flats for myself since nearly all of my shoes have heels on them, and heels aren’t the best thing to wear while recovering from a broken knee cap… I just scored a steal of a deal on these shoes and they’ll be here in just 2 days!

For just $20, I bought a gift certificate for $40 to Shoemall.com and got FREE 2-DAY SHIPPING! (Their shipping is always FREE, but they’re offering FREE 2-day shipping on orders placed by 12/19 — that’s this Sunday.) Click here to check out the deal for yourself!

Let those little elves deliver your holiday gifts to your door (or your gift recipient’s door), or save the gift certificate to use in the spring! The certificate doesn’t expire until June 19, 2011.

Expires: The deal lasts until all of the certificates are sold or on 12/19 — whichever comes first. (This deal is sure to sell out though!) The certificate is good through 6/19/11.

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50% OFF Halloween costumes! October 18, 2010

So, if the early bird gets the worm, what does the wait-until-the-last-minute bird get? Well, if you’re talking about Halloween costumes, that bird gets the GOOD DEAL!

For just $20 you can get at voucher worth $40 to spend online at Costume Kingdom! That’s 50% OFF! The voucher is good until 4/18/11, so you can snag an even BETTER DEAL if you wait for those post-Halloween sales to stock up on costumes for next year (or your kids’ playroom). And, get FREE SHIPPING on orders of $65 or more (that’s just $45 for you, my friend, when you use this voucher!).

Your voucher starts the day AFTER you purchase it, and Costume Kingdom says the last day to place your order for Halloween arrival using regular shipping is October 26 (4pm PDT). So… be sure you ORDER YOUR VOUCHER BY 10/23/2010 just to be safe! (Note that the voucher is for product purchase only, not shipping.)

Expires: The $40 for $20 voucher is for sale through 10/24/2010, but you’ll want to purchase it sooner if you want your costume(s) by Halloween 2010. The voucher is good through 4/18/2011.

 

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

 

$4.99 for 8 custom photo coasters & FREE shipping! October 1, 2010

CoastersThe season of gatherings is quickly approaching and there’s no reason to get those hard-to-remove water stains on your furniture… or on the furniture of your hosts! Be a gracious guest and bring a hostess gift of 8 custom photo coasters. You’ll be well-remembered and invited back! These make a great holiday gift too. Order them now and stash them away for a couple of months from now.

Through Oct. 6th, you can get any 8 custom photo coasters for just $4.99 and FREE shipping from ArtsCow! Choose round, square, or heart-shaped, mix and match from the photos you upload, and feel free to get creative! This is a great time to upload some artistic photos and get artsy. Remember those photos of the spring wildflowers or the summer ocean at sunset? Use them! Even better, how about photos from last year’s Ugly Sweater Party! (They also have tons of pre-designed templates if you haven’t caught the creative bug today.)

Use code LOVEDRINKS at checkout to snag this deal.

Expires: October 6, 2010

 

33% OFF at Borders or Waldenbooks September 13, 2010

BordersIt seems “birthday season” is upon my household. Our refrigerator is getting plastered with birthday party invitations and my 4.5yo is starting his cake obsession again… It happens every fall. So, in anticipation of all these gifts, I’ve started really paying attention to when the bookstores offer coupons. I think books make the PERFECT gift (no batteries needed!), and you can give them with a gift receipt if there’s any question.

Here’s a coupon for 33% OFF the list price of any one item at Borders or Waldenbooks. Print a coupon and take it with you to the store, or use code BAE8295M online at Borders.com (and get FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more). You’ll need to be a Borders Rewards member to use the deal, but it is free and easy to sign up.

Find a Borders or Waldenbooks near you.

Expires: TODAY! Monday, September 13, 2010

 

20% OFF any purchase at ShoeBuy or BagsBuy & FREE SHIPPING, FREE RETURNS September 9, 2010

Time to get those tootsies (aka. your feet) geared up for fall & winter… And, if you’re shopping for yourself (as opposed to for a kiddo whose feet grow like weeds!), be sure to hit the clearance section for some killer deals on sandals and other warm-weather shoes!

Through September 12, 2010, Shoebuy.com has 20% OFF any purchase (no minimum!) plus FREE shipping & FREE returns! To take advantage of this, click here. The 20% OFF discount will appear at checkout. No code needed! PLUS, this deal is also good at their partner site BagBuy.com! (Just click through the same link.)

This fabulous deal brings these uber-comfy Aerosoles Dame Time strappy heels down to just $23.99 (plus tax) with FREE SHIPPING & FREE RETURNS. These would pair great with jeans or a little black dress. 🙂

If you encounter any problem getting the discount to appear, simply contact Shoebuy.com Customer Service toll-free at 1-888-200-8414 and mention the “Fall Kick-off Email” to receive your discount.

Expires: September 12, 2010

 

$4.99 Custom Playing cards (& kids’ flash cards) – FREE SHIPPING September 7, 2010

zebra cardWhy do I post the deals on custom photo playing cards every time I see them? Because they’re an AWESOME gift! Really, I’ve bought these as gifts and they’re so much fun to give — and the gift recipient has a gift he or she can really use.  Even better, ArtsCow has come out with a ton of pre-made templates so you can think outside the [playing card] box and get creative! Circular cards, heart-shaped cards, cards with sayings on them, Memory Game cards, cards for playing dominoes, even flash cards for kids!

Hop over to ArtsCow to upload your photo and make your custom playing cards for just $4.99 and FREE SHIPPING today! Use code NEWPLCARDS by 9/21/2010 to snag this deal.

I think I’m going to make a set of playing cards using their new safari zebra cartoon design and a photo of my kiddos from one of our summer trips to the zoo. This will make a great resourceful gift to stash away for Christmas!

Expires: 9/21/2010

(Here’s the actual email I received with the deal info.)