Being Resourceful

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

$20 for 4 movie tickets – that’s just $5 each! September 28, 2010

Filed under: Entertainment,Movies — Meg @ 7:26 am
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moviesOh, I remember back in the day when movies were just a couple of bucks to attend… and I remember the more recent days when my kids both fit into the “3 & under – FREE” category. Now it seems like it costs a fortune to hit the theater! This deal solves that problem!

Hop on board to snag 4 movie tickets for just $20 — that’s just $5 each! According to Mamapedia, “the tickets are good for ANY movies, including 3D and IMAX, shown in theatres that use or,” so you should be able to use these across the country! You can even give this set of 4 tickets as a gift (surely this would make a great “thank you” gift for your child’s teacher or a coworker who did you a favor)!

Find a theater near you that uses or

Expires: Make your purchase by 9/30/10. You’ll need to redeem the voucher online by 12/31/10 and use the tickets by 3/30/11.


FREE movie ticket to The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (BOGO) July 15, 2010

The dog days of summer are here… Time to hit the theater! There’s nothing like sitting in those big comfy movie theater seats, in glorious air conditioning, as the lights dim and the movie begins. Oh, the anticipation!

Here’s your chance to see Disney’s The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (PG) and get a FREE ticket when you buy one! You’ll need to buy your ticket(s) in advance online, but this lets you bypass the line at the box office window and cruise on in to see the show.

1. Simply go to, enter your zip code, and choose the showing of The Sorcerer’s Apprentice you’d like to see.

2. Enter the ticket quantity (at least two), check the box to enter a promo code, then click “Continue Checkout”.

3. On the next screen, enter your email address (so you’ll receive the confirmation email), and UNCHECK the box below if you don’t want to get newsletters from Fandango; click “Continue Checkout”.

4. Now you’re at the spot to enter promo code APPRENTICE to get your FREE TICKET! Click “Apply” below the text box. (Note that it will deduct the ticket price PLUS the $1 Fandango service fee for your free ticket, and there’s a limit of one free ticket per transaction.) Continue your checkout to pay for and receive your tickets!

Enjoy the show!

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Thanks, SlickDeals!

So, where do I find all these deals? Just check the “Thank you” link at the bottom of each post to go to the source for each deal! I always give credit when others have done the sleuthing work. 🙂


FREE tickets to Toy Story 3 – a reminder June 20, 2010

PLEASE NOTE: I have no affiliation with Toy Story 3, Disney/Pixar, or any movie theaters, and no matter how nicely you ask me, I can’t get you any free tickets. That’s something you have to do on your own. 🙂

Happy Father’s Day to all those great dads out there! What are you doing to celebrate? We’re headed to the movies!

Do you remember that deal we shared back at the end of March where you could get FREE tickets to Toy Story 3 when you bought Toy Story 1 & 2 on DVD? Well, now is the time to redeem those certificates at!

I redeemed ours last night online and it was VERY simple. Our vouchers are printed and ready to go for our local Cinemark Theater. I made sure to put the adults’ names on the vouchers since the kids cost less anyhow! The vouchers are good for up to $8.50 per ticket and even good for the “no coupons, no passes” showing of Toy Story 3.

In memory of my daddy who is celebrating up in Heaven today, I wanted to throw in a plug about the importance of being a registered organ and/or tissue donor. For more info on how to be the ultimate in resourceful, please click here. If you’re not ready to register, please at least start the conversation with your family.

Happy Father’s Day!


40% OFF at Borders/Waldenbooks May 28, 2010

Oh, this one tops yesterday’s deal — here’s a printable coupon for 40% OFF at Borders/Waldenbooks (in-store) or use code BYW7772A online!

I’m off to buy set 2 of those fabulous BOB Books… or maybe a great poolside novel for  me?

Find a Borders/Waldenbooks near you.

Expires: 5/29/2010


75cent movies TODAY at Cinemark Theaters! March 22, 2010

Filed under: Entertainment,Movies,Uncategorized — Meg @ 6:00 am
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What’s the plan for this evening? After work, maybe you’ll hit the grocery store then head home to the pile of laundry you put off from yesterday, right? I have a better idea. How about putting the laundry on the back burner for just one more day, rally the troops, and head to the movies?  How about going to the movies for just 75 cents per person?!?!

Yes! This is true! Cinemark is running a “Reel Family Time” promo right now where, at selected theaters, if you purchase 3 or more tickets, they’re just 75 cents each on Mondays! That makes each ticket cost less than pretty much everything nowadays.

So, go! Have fun! That laundry can wait.

Find a participating Cinemark near you.

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Thanks, My DFW Mommy!


CHEAP DATE! $1 popcorn @ movies today! February 9, 2010

Filed under: Entertainment,Movies — Meg @ 6:57 am
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There’s nothing like the irresistible smell of movie popcorn… Today it can be yours for just $1. That’s right — one buck, one dollar, one smackeroo!

Just head to your local Regal Cinema today (or any Tuesday, for that matter) and join their Regal Crown Club (for FREE – join online or at the theater), and your amazingly delicious movie popcorn will cost just $1 to go along with your paid movie admission.

Find a Regal Cinema near you.


FREE $4 credit at Amazon’s Video On Demand December 23, 2009

With Amazon’s Video On Demand, you can “watch over 50,000 of your favorite movies and hit TV shows on your TV (or computer) instantly!” Want to give it a try? This is perfect for those of you who are stuck indoors due to those holiday snowstorms…!

To get a FREE $4 credit at Amazon’s Video On Demand:

  1. Click here to go to Amazon’s Video On Demand site
  2. Click on any TV show or move (you don’t have to actually purchase it yet)
  3. On the show or movie’s detail page, click on the “Redeem a gift card or promotion code” link. A pop-up window will appear. Enter the code AVODGIFT.
  4. Click the Apply button and the pop-up window will reload showing your new credit balance!

Looking for some classic holiday movies? Here are some popular favorites available via Amazon’s Video On Demand for just $2.99/rental – so they’re FREE with this coupon code!

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Thanks, Jodi!


15% OFF at the PBS Store – great for gifts! December 6, 2009

UPDATE:  As a special offer just for PBS Facebook fans, from our friends at ShopPBS, you are entitled to a discount of 20% off your entire order and free shipping! Enter code FACEBOOK12 at checkout. Hurry, this offer expires 12/9 at midnight PST.

So, you’re working on that holiday gift list. Here’s a way to (a) check things off your list and (b) support PBS at the same time! Remember good ‘ol PBS from your childhood? The home of Sesame Street and Mr. Rogers? They also have oodles of other programs and goodies to appeal to everyone on your list.

Shop at their online store to score great deals on everything from DVDs to books, to so much more. You can shop by series, topic, issue, you name it! And, when you use code HAPPY15, you’ll save 15% off your entire online order through January 31, 2010. That’s a win-win, folks!

Expires: January 31, 2010


ONLY $9.99 for Snow White Diamond Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo October 6, 2009

Filed under: Entertainment,Gifts,Movies — Meg @ 6:13 am
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Ok, say it with me, “WOW!” If you have a Disney fan in your household, circle of friends, or extended family, this is a deal you simply can’t pass up!

Amazon has the Snow White Diamond Edition Blu-Ray/DVD Combo for just $9.99, and I doubt this will last long. It is priced at $19.99, but when you use code SNOWHITE you’ll save $10.

This qualifies for FREE Super Saver Shipping on orders of $25 or more (of qualifying items), so go ahead and buy 2 of these and give one as a gift! Only want to buy one? No problem! Check out the Amazon Filler Item Finder site and enter $5.01 as the amount you need to spend. You’ll find all sorts of goodies to make up those last few bucks to qualify for FREE shipping!

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Thanks to SlickDeals for the deal, and to Carrie C. for the head’s up on the Amazon Filler Item site!

Thanks to Heather for the correction on the discount code! I really appreciate your help!


TODAY: 30% off at Borders & Waldenbooks May 17, 2009

Filed under: Books,Movies,Music — Meg @ 6:00 am
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Ok, go check your calendar. Whose birthday is coming up next? Who is graduating in a few weeks? Surely you need a gift for someone, and you’ll find that fabulous present – books, music, movies, journals, etc. –  at Borders or Waldenbooks.

To sweeten the deal, here’s a printable 30% off (list price of one item) coupon to use TODAY at Borders or Waldenbooks.  Be sure to read the fine print for details.

Find a Borders/Waldenbooks near you.

Expires: TODAY, May 17, 2009