Being Resourceful

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

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 or, 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:

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!