Being Resourceful

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

FREE tall coffee at Starbucks! July 28, 2010

StarbucksAh, tell me how wonderful is this?!?! Yes, there is a way to get a FREE tall coffee at Starbucks. No, you don’t have to answer any surveys, jump through any hoops, or promise me your first-born child…

So, I brew Starbucks coffee at home every. single. morning. The other day I looked closely at the bag and noticed that there’s an ad on the side of it that says, “Bring us your empty bag. We’ll give you a coffee.” FREE COFFEE! WOOHOO! (Yes, I’ve had my cup of coffee already this morning. Can you tell?)

Take a minute to read those bags — or bug a friend who brews Starbucks coffee at home — and save them for a day when you need a pick-me-up! The ad is black with white writing. Look for it! (I think it is just on the bags that you buy at non-Starbucks stores, such as Target, Kroger, etc.)

Oh, and have you heard that you can use your iPhone to pay for your Starbucks coffee at Starbucks locations within Target stores?!? Yep, there’s an app for that. This is pretty darn cool. Click here for more info.

Find a Starbucks near you.

Expires: 30 days after the “Best Before” date printed on your bag

(This is a re-post from April 2010, but well worth it since we have so many new friends visiting Being Resourceful and most people seem to not know about this fabulous deal!)

 

TODAY: $1 day at the Dallas Zoo! July 15, 2010

TODAY! Get your cooler, sunscreen, and big ‘ol floppy hat ready — and don’t forget the camera too! TODAY THURSDAY, July 15, 2010, is $1 admission day at the Dallas Zoo!

My advice is to get there as the gates open. Arrive at 8am sharp to avoid a parking and traffic zoo (no pun intended) or make it an adventure by taking the DART Red Line. Wear the comfiest shoes you have, and pack the kids’ bathing suits, water shoes, water hats, and towels because you’ll want to take them to the “brook” in the Lacerte Children’s Zoo for a splashing good time!

Per their press release, “Dollar deals will be available at the Zoo throughout the day, including $1 food items such as hot dogs, chips, popcorn, and snow cones on Cat Green and $1 frozen treats near the exit. The Zoofari Market will have great deals on drinks and snacks and big bargains on souvenir items.”

Though the air-conditioned cafe in the middle of the zoo has tasty treats, I recommend packing your own lunch so you can munch on healthy fare as you go (carrots make an easy snack!). Bring your water bottles and refill them at the water fountains! The zoo is very wagon- and stroller-friendly, so that’s an easy way to haul your stuff! Oh, and did I mention to bring sunscreen? Just don’t forget to reapply it. They sell it in the gift shop if you happen to forget.

Want an even better experience? Download their FREE iPhone Dallas Zoo app! This should make navigating your visit at the zoo even easier.

The $1 admission is an amazing deal! If you plan to return a few more times in the next year, I urge you to consider a Dallas Zoo membership. You’ll get free parking (a $7 value per visit), free admission, gift shop discounts, and tons of other perks depending on the membership you choose. Dallas Zoo memberships make FABULOUS gifts! That’s how we got our first membership to the Dallas Zoo — my parents gave it to us as a Christmas gift. And it is the best kind of gift — no need to dust it, clean it up, or exchange it for a different size!

Find the Dallas Zoo!

Good only TODAY, Thursday, July 15, 2010. No coupon needed!

 

$10 OFF $25 at Office Depot this week July 12, 2010

Oh, the promise of an office supply store. You enter through their automatic doors and see the aisles and aisles of organizational opportunities! Binders! Sheet protectors! Post-its! Sharpies! Yes, I grew up with a father who instilled in me a love of office supplies. I think it started way back when he used to bring home those fabulous Marks-A-Lot permanent markers and reams of recycled printer paper (with the holes on the edges) from the office. The good old days!

Nowadays I keep my ears to the ground for great deals on office supplies. Here’s one I LOVE! Print this coupon to save $10 OFF your purchase of $25 or more at Office Depot this week! It is even good on “technology, furniture, supplies and more!”

Oh, what am I using my coupon for? Well, I’ve started my half-marathon training and have decided my poor iPhone has been tossed to the ground one too many times. I intended to use a previous coupon to buy an arm band, but missed the deadline (grr!). So, I’m off to Office Depot to try out an XtremeMac Sportwrap this week. Originally $29.99, I’ll get it for $19.99+tax with the coupon. I hope it is comfortable!

Find an Office Depot store near you.

Expires: July 15, 2010

Thanks, Common Sense with Money! And, check out their post to see how to get office supplies for FREE or $1 this week!

 

$10 OFF $25 at Office Depot = $20 iPhone arm band! May 26, 2010

The beauty of my iPhone is that it is the one thing I need for phone, music, tracking my distance, and more when I run. The problem is that I don’t  yet have an arm band for it and I tend to drop it… Sweaty hands plus exuberant running equals terror for my phone! With this deal, I can get an arm band for just $20!!

Here’s a printable coupon for $10 OFF your purchase of $25 or more at Office Depot. And I found this arm band on their site for just $20 (orig $29.99, less the $10 OFF coupon!). NOTE that the coupon is good in-store only, so call ahead to make sure they have the arm band in stock for you!

Not in need of this item? No worries! You can still use this coupon for a zillion other things at Office Depot, and some of their competitors (call those stores first — like Office Max, Staples, etc.). Stock up on school & office supplies!

Find an Office Depot near you.

Expires: 6/19/10

Thanks, LiveFabuLESS!

 

FREE tall coffee at Starbucks! April 13, 2010

Ah, tell me how wonderful is this?!?! Yes, there is a way to get a FREE tall coffee at Starbucks. No, you don’t have to answer any surveys, jump through any hoops, or promise me your first-born child…

So, I brew Starbucks coffee at home every. single. morning. The other day I looked closely at the bag and noticed that there’s an ad on the side of it that says, “Bring us your empty bag. We’ll give you a coffee.” FREE COFFEE! WOOHOO! (Yes, I’ve had my cup of coffee already this morning. Can you tell?)

Take a minute to read those bags — or bug a friend who brews Starbucks coffee at home — and save them for a day when you need a pick-me-up! The ad is black with white writing. Look for it!

Oh, and have you heard that you can use your iPhone to pay for your Starbucks coffee at Starbucks locations within Target stores?!? Yep, there’s an app for that. This is pretty darn cool. Click here for more info.

Find a Starbucks near you.

Expires: 30 days after the “Best Before” date printed on your bag