Being Resourceful

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

50% OFF & FREE shipping from Coldwater Creek June 6, 2010

Ok, I’ll admit it. I’ve always thought of Coldwater Creek as a place where my mom shops. Please don’t get me wrong — she’s a stylish, classy lady, but our tastes are a bit different in clothing. She’s a Coldwater Creek kind of gal, and I am more of an Ann Taylor type. Well, I found a code for 50% OFF & FREE shipping from Coldwater Creek, so I couldn’t resist giving the site a once-over.

I found these fabulous brown & metallic flip-flops at Coldwater Creek — also available in blue — for just $12.97 (+tax), regularly $25.95! And they’ll arrive to your door at this 50% OFF price with FREE SHIPPING when you use the code WHH9216. NOTE: THIS EXPIRES TODAY!

If your items don’t fit, you can always return them to a Coldwater Creek store near you! (Find the nearest store.)

Expires: TODAY, 6/6/2010

Thanks, RetailMeNot!

 

SOLD OUT — Perfect Mother’s Day gift: Silver nest necklace with freshwater pearls April 27, 2010

SOLD OUT! JUST GOT WORD — WE’VE DEPLETED THE INVENTORY… SORRY, FOLKS!

The secret is finally out! My godson’s mom wears the most beautiful necklace all the time, and I’ve been dying to ask her where she got it… Well, she’s been in touch with the vendor and they’re selling them as a fundraiser for ReadyStart (a nonprofit in Dallas). Half of the purchase price will go directly to support ReadyStart’s programs to help young children & their families through various therapies, early childhood intervention, and education.

This is THE gift to give your self/mom/grandmother/aunt/dear friend for Mother’s Day!

Here’s the scoop…

Each pendant is lovingly hand-crafted by an experienced Etsy artisan. She has conducted 140 successful transactions on Etsy.com, with 100% positive feedback. She has very generously agreed to make the pendants at a very reduced rate in order to raise maximum funds. You can choose items to be shipped directly to you or to someone else as a gift!

This pendant is created with tarnish-resistant silver plate wire wrapped and woven into a small nest and enhanced by small freshwater pearl eggs. You can pick the number of eggs (1 to 4) and the color of each (white, pink, and/or blue.) The pendant measures just under 1 1/4 inches long, including the hook, and is about 3/4 inch wide. The chain is sold separately. Please note the size of the hook is 1/8 of an inch if you wish to wear this with your own chain. Otherwise, purchase our silver-plate chain to go with it for a complete piece!

The best part is: Half of your purchase price will go to benefit ReadyStart’s programs!

Nest Egg Pendant: $17 for up to 2 eggs. $2 for each additional egg.
18 inch silver-plate chain with toggle clasp: $5.00
Direct Shipping per location: $3.00

Contact: barb_mckinney@yahoo.com
(Please be sure to let her know you heard about this deal on Being Resourceful!)

NOTE: DUE TO HIGH DEMAND, DELIVERY BY MOTHER’S DAY cannot be guaranteed… However, why not make a certificate and print out the photo of the necklace and put it in a card? Better late than never, right? 🙂

Expires: Whenever the inventory runs out, so hurry up and place your orders!

 

EXTRA 30% OFF at Ann Taylor; EXTRA 15% OFF at LOFT & Ann Taylor Factory Outlet April 20, 2010

My favorite source for classy, classic, feminine clothing? Ann Taylor! Of course, the spin-offs (LOFT & Ann Taylor Factory Outlet) are fabulous too. This family of stores is hosting their Friends & Family sale starting TODAY!

With this one printable in-store coupon or code FRIENDS online, you’ll save an EXTRA 30% OFF at Ann Taylor and an EXTRA 15% OFF at LOFT & Ann Taylor Factory Outlet through Sunday, April 25, 2010.

Find an Ann Taylor, LOFT, or Ann Taylor Factory Outlet store near you.

Expires: Sunday, April 25, 2010

Thanks, Anna @ Your Little Birdie!

 

Save $10 OFF $30 at World Market March 2, 2010

Ah, the location of the best-ever kitchen tables and chairs… Wine deals… Easter basket fillers… Random jewelry items… Gummy products from Sweden… Need I say more?

Yep, you had me at “gummy!” I’m talking about Cost Plus World Market! And, here’s a printable coupon for $10 OFF your $30 purchase. Read the fine print, but it includes practically everything!

Find a Cost Plus World Market near you.

Expires: March 14, 2010

Thanks, SlickDeals!

 

Up to 75% OFF at Kate Spade Sample SALE & $5 Shipping! February 24, 2010

Calling all fashionistas — or the friends thereof! The infamous Kate Spade is hosting a sample sale online, with deals up to 75% OFF and just $5 shipping! This is a great spot for gifts — purses, wallets, business card cases, coin purses, jewelry, clothing, accessories, and more.

Check out this business card or credit card case for just $29, available in both green and black! If you know someone who just got a new job or is about to graduate from college, this would be a fabulous gift.

Expires: February 26, 2010

Thanks, Slickdeals!

 

FREE overnight shipping upgrade for James Avery orders February 5, 2010

Filed under: Gifts,jewelry — Meg @ 7:01 am
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So… Valentine’s Day is NEXT WEEK. Do you have something thoughtful for your Valentine? If not, do you have time to get that shopping done? Here’s a tip to make your shopping so much easier!

James Avery, one of my favorite jewelers based out of Kerrville, TX, is offering a FREE overnight shipping upgrade for orders placed by noon CST on Thursday, February 11th. His jewelry is of the highest quality and beautifully made. I’ve been wearing it for 20 years now, and pieces I received way back then still look brand new. Simply choose “Overnight PM” shipping then enter code NEXTDAY at checkout!

There’s something for every budget in the James Avery Valentine’s Day Catalog, but one piece that grabbed at my heartstrings is this gorgeous heart strings pendant.  It is 1″ long and would float beautifully along a simple chain necklace. It reminds me of the floating heart my parents gave me when I was a little girl.

If you have time to get to a store, visit a James Avery location near you.

Expires: Noon CST, Thursday, February 11, 2010

 

Waterford Crystal: FREE shipping & FREE gift wrapping! December 4, 2009

There’s something about the gorgeous Waterford crystal that just makes me happy! Maybe it is the way the light reflects in it or the way it is solid in my hand…

Anyhow, here’s a deal just perfect for holiday gifts. Waterford’s classic heart-shaped ring holder is just $29, and with code LISMORE you can get FREE SHIPPING and FREE GIFT WRAPPING on any order!

Folks, if you’re giving a sparkly ring this holiday season (hint! hint!), pair it with this ring holder to be sure the ring stays safe by the sink! (The last thing you want to have to do on Christmas afternoon is take apart those pipes or call the plumber…)

Expires: December 5, 2009

 

25% OFF Macy’s Friends & Family Sale – online & in store December 3, 2009

Ah, the magic of Macy’s… and the magic of friends & family sales! Now through December 7, you can get 25% off online & in the store at Macy’s during their Friends & Family Sale. And, get FREE SHIPPING with your online order of $99 or more!

For in-store shopping and all the details of the sale, click here to download the PDF coupon. If you’re shopping online at macys.com or macysweddingchannel.com, just use code MACYSFF.

Expires: December 7, 2009

Thanks, SlickDeals!

 

Halloween Bootique: Get glammed up for a good cause! September 28, 2009

Filed under: Gifts,jewelry — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Rock Lobster Studios has a TREAT for YOU this October! Here are my favorites of their Halloween Bootique! Perfect for a little pick-me-up for the start of this crazy holiday season, for a teacher gift, or just as a surprise for a friend… Better yet, order several of their bracelet and earring sets for only $25 a set, and stock up that gift closet too! Surely you’ll need a hostess gift for a Halloween event!

  • Bracelet: tons of Halloween colored baubles on a standard 7.5” silver-plate charm bracelet with lobster clasp. $20.00
  • Earrings: Matching seasonal beads on sterling silver earwires. $7.00
  • BEST DEAL! Get Bracelet + Earrings for $25.00!
  • (Prices do not include shipping. Please contact for details.)

And the best part? Rock Lobster Studios’ Halloween Bootique is giving ALL net proceeds to benefit ReadyStart. ReadyStart supports families of infants and toddlers birth to three years of age with developmental delays and disabilities by providing therapy, education, learning activities and family support services. ReadyStart also acts as an advocate and source of information in the community on the importance of early intervention.

To order, please contact: rocklobsterstudios@yahoo.com

View the PDF advertisement from Rock Lobster Studios: Halloween Bootique for Being Resourceful

 

$16 & under for custom jewelry – GREAT gift ideas! September 8, 2009

Filed under: Gifts,photo gifts — Meg @ 6:00 am
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I’ve ordered several gifts from Emily Anne’s and just had to share this sweet secret shopping spot! (Guess it isn’t a secret anymore… Darn it!)

Emily Anne’s has just announced their custom school spirit domino necklaces, perfect for this fall’s team sports, and you can even feature a photo of your favorite player (snap a photo of your kiddos in their uniforms and this will be the MUST-HAVE gift this year!). Show your team spirit by having your team’s name featured on a domino necklace in your team’s colors. Certainly you’d expect to pay a lot for custom jewelry, but, believe me, these are worth FAR more than the $16 and under pricing. At this price, you can get a new one each year!

They also have other gorgeous custom photo jewelry, letters, signs, all of which are available online, and, my favorite chunky jewelry (only available at their booth at McKinney Third Monday Trade Days).

Definitely check them out!