Being Resourceful

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

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 Halloween postcards – custom photo digital postcards! October 12, 2010

What to do? What to do… You have all those fabulous photos of the kids in their costumes (because you know they’re already wearing them around the house), Fido in his costume, and don’t forget the ones of your sweetie by the fall flowers at your local arboretum.

Your Little Birdie has it all figured out for you, folks! Score some FREE Halloween postcards of the GREEN variety with absolutely no strings attached! Just pick your postcard design, email her your choices and your favorite photo, and she’ll send back your custom photo digital postcard! Not into Halloween? No worries! There’s a beautiful fall postcard available too.

Save yourself the cost of stamps and Halloween cards, the hassle of getting it all done, and just holler to Your Little Birdie for some help. She’s one smart (and creative) chickadee!

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Thanks, Anna!

 

$15 for $30 @ Costume Express — perfect for Halloween! October 6, 2010

Costume ExpressOk, folks. There are 25 days left until Halloween. Do you have your costume yet? Don’t wait until the last minute because you know you’ll be left with slim pickings in the costume aisle! Save yourself the headache of schlepping to the store and buy online this year.

Spend just $15 to get a $30 gift certificate to Costume Express using today’s Living Social deal! You’ll need to hop on this fast because the deal is only being sold TODAY. The certificate is good until 12/31/10. Check out their Clearance site and snag lots of costumes for just $9.99 each!

Here are some coupon codes to stack on top of your awesome gift certificate savings! (Note: You can only use one code.)

  • Use code 50FREE for FREE SHIPPING on orders of $50 or more. Exp 10/11/10. (Source)
  • Use code 25bogo to save 25% OFF one costume when you buy one. Exp 10/11/10. (Source)
  • Use code web10 to save 10% OFF orders of $50 or more. Exp unknown. (Source)

Expires: The gift certificate expires 12/31/2010 but you have to buy it TODAY 10/6/2010.

 

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

 

$5 tickets to Dallas Arborteum – that’s 50% OFF via GROUPON September 15, 2010

ArboretumWhere else in Dallas can you see swimming pumpkins in the fall, play in houses made of flowers, and be surrounded by more tulips and daffodils than you can count in the spring? TODAY ONLY you can buy advance tickets to the Dallas Arborteum for just $5 (reg. $10/ea). The tickets are good through March 1, 2011 with the exception of just 10/31-10/31 & 11/26-11/28.

Do you realize the savings here?!? Steeply discount tickets to the Dallas Arboretum like these are VERY hard to come by, and you can buy up to 10 with this deal! This is the time to go ahead and buy the maximum amount. You’ll have company coming to visit at some point, right? 🙂

Hop on over to GROUPON to snag this price and visit the Dallas Arboretum asap!

Expires: The tickets can only be purchased on 9/15/10 and they’re good through March 1, 2011.

Thanks to Patti D. for the tip!

 

Enter to win a FREE Halloween/Fall shirt for your favorite kiddo! September 8, 2010

Lulu GraceIf you’re on Facebook, here’s a quick & easy contest for you to enter. No need to enter any personal info or allow any strange apps to access your stuff! And, someone is going to win… Why shouldn’t it be you?

Enter to win a FREE Halloween shirt for your favorite kiddo from Lulu Grace Designs! Here’s how to enter.

(1) Just hop over to Lulu Grace Designs’ Facebook page by clicking here.

(2) Look through the 9 Halloween & Fall shirts (each has its own photo).

(3) Find your favorite shirt then click “Like” on the PHOTO of your favorite shirt.

Be sure to enter by 4pm CST on Friday, September 10, 2010. The shirts range in value from $15-$20. More of Lulu Grace Designs’ work is available via Etsy by clicking here.

Expires: 4pm CST on 9/10/10

Thanks, Tara!

 

$15 Adorable Halloween shirts for kids August 11, 2010

Bat shirtGhost topHobby Lobby has their Christmas decor out and we just spotted candy corn at our local Walgreens yesterday… Time to get a jump on prepping for those upcoming fall holidays! Your little one will just LOVE these adorable Halloween shirts for kids by Lulu Grace Designs.

I’m about to place my order for one of the girls’ bat shirts for my little girl — just $15! And the boys’ ghost shirt is also just $15. These are both made by one of my favorite Etsy artisans, Lulu Grace Designs — click here for the link. (While you’re there, check out the matching skirts & jeans to go with the tops.)

It may be hotter than the dickens out there, but now’s the time to plan ahead! The early bird gets the worm… or the pumpkin!

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