Being Resourceful

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

30% OFF Gymboree: Friends & Family Sale November 5, 2009

Ooooh! This intro is for those of you with newbies or who are newbies to clothing shopping for kiddos… Target sells great clothes for the “going to be worn out quickly so buy it cheap” attire, but Gymboree sells the “buy it on sale and pass it down from kid to kid to kid” clothes! With their Friends & Family sale this Thursday through Sunday, you’ll save 30% OFF EVERYTHING — including SALE items! — and outfit a kid or kids with clothes that will LAST.

Seriously, the stuff we’ve bought from Gymboree I’ve been able to pass along from my kids to my godson, and still pass it on again after all of them have worn them!

For online purchases, use code GYMFAMILY and for in-store purchases, print the coupon here.

Find a Gymboree store near you.

Good only Thurs 11/5 – Sun 11/8/09.

Thanks, Melissa N. M.!


TODAY ONLY: 40% OFF at Borders & Waldenbooks November 2, 2009

Did you know that Borders & Waldenbooks sell MUCH more than just books? They also have music, toys, movies, games, calendars, and  much more!  TODAY you can get 40% OFF the purchase of one item by using this printable coupon or using code BRE1129H at Save time and get FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more!

(Be sure to read the fine print on that coupon. If you’re not yet a Borders Rewards member, you’ll need to sign up to use the coupon. It is totally free.)

Find a Borders or Waldenbooks store near you.

Thanks, slickdeals!


Perfect holiday gift for in-laws, party hosts, anyone! October 28, 2009

Filed under: Baby Gifts,Gifts,Linens — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Pottery Barn has the perfect holiday gifts for your in-laws, party hosts, office assistant, and practically anyone else on your list… Especially those hard-to-buy-for people.  I’ll be honest; I’m a sucker for anything with a monogram, and I’m a traditionalist when it comes to presents. I also very much appreciate good customer service, so here are some deals that fit the bill!

Their monogrammed square soap set is on sale for $29 (with FREE shipping) – a set of 4 monogrammed with a single initial or a 3-letter monogram, and made of 100% vegetable-based ingredients. Do you have a mother-in-law? She wants these! Sure to earn you some brownie points!

Another gift item to check out is their linen hemstitch guest towels. They come in a set of 2 for just $19 (with FREE shipping), and add a monogram for just $6.50 more. Order a few sets to keep on hand for those last-minute hostess gifts, or plan ahead and order some monogrammed for the holidays. Need a gift for your boss? A set of these with his or her last initial would definitely have a good “Wow! You really thought of me!” factor.


FREE personalization & FREE shipping on Swoozie’s bags October 18, 2009

Filed under: Accessories,Gifts,Girls — Meg @ 6:00 am
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One of my favorite little shops in the Dallas area is Swoozie’s, and they have oodles of great gifts, including personalized goodies galore. Right now, many of their bags are on sale for $12.95 to $29.95 with FREE personalization and FREE shipping! They range in size and style, and would make fabulous gifts for ladies of all ages.

Here’s their “Liz Hobo Black Tote” for just $29.95, and they even have a collapsible picnic basket which would be perfect to monogram with a soon-to-be married couple’s new initials!

Are you a bride in need of bridesmaid gifts? Their personalized canvas tote is only $12.95 and your friends will love it!

Expires: Unknown


Custom holiday photo ornaments $2.99 & FREE shipping August 27, 2009

Filed under: Gifts — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Wow – I’m definitely going to try out this deal! ArtsCow has their porcelain ornaments on sale for $2.99 with FREE shipping if you use code ORNAMENTS299. They come in several different shapes.

So, what’s so great about these? Well, you can upload a photo and they’ll print it ON the ornament. This may just be the PERFECT and EASY gift! And this isn’t just limited to photos of cute kiddos… Think: pets, goofy vacation photos, embarrassing pics from the year’s events (blackmail!), reunions, scanned art made by your child, etc., etc.

Expires: August 31, 2009

Thanks, Abby!


10cent 5×7″ prints & 40% off select gifts @ Winkflash August 8, 2009

Filed under: Gifts,photo printing — Meg @ 6:00 am
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No excuses! Get those summer pics printed now and get a jump on the holiday gifts! Now through August 18th, Winkflash is offering 5×7″ prints for just 10cents a pop (use code 10PRINTS), and 40% off select gift items (use code 40GIFTS). You’ll thank me come December!

Expires: August 18, 2009