Being Resourceful

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

SOLD OUT – $9.99 & FREE shipping – 4ft x 4ft Raised Garden Bed July 14, 2010

UPDATE: Wow! That went fast. As of this morning, Home Depot was still accepting orders but they’ve since stopped (as of 1:30pm CST 7/14/10). Sorry, all! Great deals go fast… Thanks to Wendy for letting me know!

In my backyard I have a garden with two wonderful raised beds. I love being able to just dash out the backdoor, mid-recipe, and pick my own herbs! This year we added lemon thyme to the mix. Our raised beds were lovingly made by my husband and son, and it took quite a bit of time and planning. SAVE YOURSELF the headache! Here is a sweet deal for raised garden bed structures that I’ve seen with my own eyes (my neighbors have them) — and they’re AWESOME!

Regularly $29.99, Home Depot has their 4ft x 4ft Raised Garden Beds on sale for just $9.99 with FREE SHIPPING! Sure, they’re on back order at the moment, but place your order and get in line. These are sturdy, visually appealing, and EASY to use.

So, what are you going to grow? Tomatoes? Fall lettuce? Flowers? Herbs? Melons! Here’s a tip: If you’re not able to get outside to water your garden regularly, or if you’re someone who is likely to forget, run a hose to your raised bed and attach a soaker hose. Plug in an easy hose timer and you’re all set!

Expires: August 31, 2010

Thanks, SlickDeals!


Additional 20% OFF! Friends & Family Sale @ JC Penney! July 31, 2009

Perfect for back-to-school, JC Penney is having a Friends & Family sale, offering an additional 20% off almost everything in their stores, on their website, and in their catalog.  And this isn’t just a back-to-school thing! Just think… Football season is about to start, and they sell TVs. Your foyer could use some pizazz, and they sell rugs. Mom’s birthday is coming up, and they sell jewelry. Soon it will be cool enough to enjoy your patio, and they sell furniture. Time to finally drop that last 5lb? They sell fitness equipment! The possibilities are endless!

Print this coupon to use in the store, or use code SAVE20 when shopping at or through their catalog (1-800-222-6161).

Find a JC Penney near you!

Good in the stores on August 9, and good online August 9-10.  I think the catalog is just August 9.

Thanks, Brown Sugar!


CLOSING SALE: Smith and Hawken is liquidating NOW July 26, 2009

Filed under: Furniture,Gifts,Home improvement — Meg @ 8:44 pm
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This is another sign of the times… Smith and Hawken is closing its doors. Well-known since 1979 for “all of your outdoor living needs” from furniture to lighting to fountains to pots and decor, this high-end gardening store is saying goodbye. Sad, yes, but now’s the chance to get those items you’ve been eyeing at a nice discount! Their website says the sales are currently at 20-30% off, but surely they’ll start slashing more off as days go by.  Lace up your sneakers and get down to one of their retail stores — their online store has been closed already.

Find a Smith and Hawken store near you — while they last.

Expires: Unknown

Thanks to Seychelle for the tip!


10% off at Lowe’s May 26, 2009

Filed under: Home improvement — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Have you caught that summer home improvement bug? Maybe your garden is looking at you longingly, just begging to be spruced up?

Sign up for a 10% off coupon from Lowe’s, and they’ll email it to you!

PLEASE NOTE: I have no affiliation with Lowe’s, and you’ll have to go to their site to sign up for a coupon through them. Please don’t ask me for them because I don’t have any. Thanks! 🙂

Find a Lowe’s near you.

Expires: Check your coupon for the expiration date.