Being Resourceful

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

FREE SHIPPING on prints & photo gifts at Snapfish September 4, 2010

SnapfishThis deal could not have arrived at a better time! When my son was born, nearly 5 years ago, I was SO good at printing photos and putting them in albums. Yeah, well, that time ended when he was just a few months old. (Queue the mommy guilt!) Time to get back on the ball and print the “best of the best” to put in albums for my kids!

Through September 11, 2010, Snapfish is offering FREE SHIPPING on prints and photo gifts! No minimum purchase! Just use code FREELDSHIP on your order. Be sure to pack that shopping cart full because the code is only good once per account. (For the details, click here and scroll to the bottom.)

Here’s a tip. If you use Picasa to share your photos online with friends, you can print those photos using Snapfish without having to upload your photos to Snapfish. From within Picasa, just click Prints > Order Prints, then choose Snapfish. Your selected Picasa photos will automatically be imported to Snapfish!

Expires: September 11, 2010

 

FREE 5×7″ photo print (BOGO) August 13, 2010

WalmartI’m not usually a big fan of “Wally World,” but here are a few good reasons to stop by Walmart in the near future. (1) Their organic foods section is growing. (2) Their school supplies are inexpensive. (3) You can get a FREE 5×7″ HP print when you buy one!

Time to pull out your favorite photo from this summer to print — one copy for you and one for the grandparents. Or, perhaps you have a couple of photos that you’ve been meaning to get printed for that collage frame that’s collecting dust in your office? Use this printable coupon at your local Walmart to get a FREE 5×7″ HP photo print when you buy one! Stop by the HP kiosk the next time you’re shopping.

Find an HP kiosk at a Walmart near you.

Expires: 9/13/2010

 

$1.99 for 20 5″x7″ photo prints & FREE shipping July 20, 2010

ArtsCowI don’t know about you, but I’ve caught a bug… A redecorating bug! We’ve lived in this house for 4 years and the only room I haven’t worked on is our master bedroom. The walls are now freshly painted and begging for some decoration! With this deal, I’m one giant step — or 20 giant steps! — closer to being done!

Amazingly, you can get 20 (twenty!) 5″x7″ photo prints for just $1.99 with FREE shipping from ArtsCow if you act fast! This deal is limited to the first 3,000 orders. Use code 57PRINTS20 at checkout to snag this price.

I’m going to tinker around with Picasa to see how my photos look in black & white. I can already picture a newly decorated room!

Expires: 7/31/2010 or when they reach 3,000 orders — whichever happens first

 

$1.99 & FREE shipping for TWO custom handbag hangers July 13, 2010

Ok, so what’s a handbag hanger and why do I need one? Well, when you go out to dine, where does your handbag go? The back of your chair so that you can be pick-pocketed? Your lap so you can drop food on it? The floor so you can bring home who-knows-how-many icky germs?

Here’s the solution! You need a handbag hanger! ArtsCow’s “great bag hanger provides an easy way to hang your purse or handbag. The hanger folds into a disc shape and are the perfect size for carrying in your purse. Customize with your own personalized [photo or] logo (1 1/4″ in diameter), with enamel coating for long time protection.”

Normally $6.99 each plus shipping, use code HANGHOOK to get TWO for a total of $1.99 with FREE shipping!

Some ideas… Use photos of your kids to make gifts for their grandmothers! Use your company logo or a friend’s company’s logo for extremely inexpensive give-aways or gifts! Use a photo of your pet so Fluffy or Fido is always with you! Perhaps a photo of the sunset from your latest vacation to whisk you away to paradise!

Expires: July 16, 2010 or whenever the stock is depleted – whichever happens first

 

FREE 8×10″ photo collage at Walgreens June 18, 2010

What to do with lots of related photos without breaking the bank? Put them together in an 8×10″ photo collage — and get it for FREE! I made one of these with photos from last summer’s family reunion the last time I saw this deal, and this time I’m going to make a collage using photos from my son’s first teeball season!

These 8×10″ photo collages are SO easy to make, and you can get one FREE (with no S&H charge) when you choose in-store pick-up! Simply go to the Walgreens Photo site and upload your photos. Use code GOBIG8X10 to get your 8×10″ collage for FREE at check-out. If you prefer to have it shipped, shipping is just 99cents!

Here’s something to ponder… This is a fabulous FREE gift that you can have printed at a Walgreens that isn’t near you, but is near your dad or someone who’d like a photo collage from you? Have the collage printed at the Walgreens nearest the recipient and ask him or her to swing by to pick it up! Now that’s being resourceful!

Find a Walgreens near you (or someone you love)!

Expires: Order by midnight tomorrow (Saturday, 6/19/2010)

Thanks, Freebies4Mom!

 

$8.99 & FREE shipping: custom photo flip-flops! June 7, 2010

This may be the coolest, most unique Father’s Day gift yet! Sure, your guy can wear flip-flops that look just like everyone else’s, but there’s no mistaking they’re his when his flip-flops are adorned with photos of loved ones, your latest vacation, or crazy (possibly embarrassing) pics from his wilder, younger years!

ArtsCow has men’s custom flip-flops for just $8.99/pair plus FREE SHIPPING through June 20, 2010 when you use code FDAY2010 at checkout.

They also have custom flip-flops for ladies and kids! For those, get 30% OFF when you use code DISCOUNT30P through June 7, 2010.

Expires: Men’s deal expires 6/20/2010 and the 30% off deal expires 6/7/2010

 

30 FREE 4×6″ photos from Snapfish June 2, 2010

How do I love this deal? Let me count the ways…

(1) 30 FREE 4×6″ photos, (2) from Snapfish, a reputable, reliable printer, (3) you don’t have to be a new member, (4) shipping for my 30 FREE 4×6″ photos was just $2.46, (5) my tax was 12cents, and (6) the photos will be shipped straight to my grandparents across the country in Virginia! For a grand total of $2.58 out the door (when I used code TRAVEL30PRINTS), that was one DARN GOOD deal!

Enough said.

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, RetailMeNot!

 

$1.99 & FREE shipping for custom photo notepad May 25, 2010

Father’s Day is coming up, and I’m all about resourceful, useful gifts! ArtsCow is making its foray into custom stationery goods, so here’s your chance to create a custom photo notepad (3.75×3.75″) for just $1.99 and FREE shipping!

This would look really cool on Dad’s desk at the office (or on my desk at home!), and would be a great way for him to remember his loved ones while checking off his to-do list. Hop on over to ArtsCow (click here) and use code MEMO199 at checkout. The photo to the left is just an example — the design options are only limited by your imagination!

Another great use for this deal? End-of-year teacher gifts!

Expires: 5/31/2010 and please note that due to anticipated levels of sale, the offer price will be limited to the first 100 memo pads per day due to production restrictions.

 

50% OFF MyPublisher gift cards – awesome custom photo books on the cheap! May 8, 2010

Oooh! I am SO excited to share this deal with you because it is seriously amazing and it will save you BIG $$ on custom photo books from MyPublisher. First, let me tell you I was floored the first time my friend Christine (the guru of photo books) showed me a book she made using MyPublisher. It was simply gorgeous. Rather than scrapping her family’s vacations and events (or letting those photos just sit forever on her computer), she makes photo books. I’m now an addict!

So, what’s the big deal about THIS deal? When you use code MOMGIFT through tomorrow (5/9/10), you’ll save 50% OFF MyPublisher gift certificates. So, spend $25 and get $50, spend $50 and get $100, and so forth. What makes this a REALLY big deal is that there are always buy-one-get-one-FREE codes floating around (such as PHOTO241 — expiration date unknown; found by just Googling for “mypublisher code”) so that you can always get 2 copies of your MyPublisher book for the price of one.

Not familiar with MyPublisher? Well, my hard-cover photobooks usually end up being about $40 each, then I use a BOGO code, so they’re $20 each. If I use this deal, they’ll come out to costing about $10 each. WOW! And, who says you have to buy the gift certificates for someone else? Be a smart cookie and buy them for YOURSELF!

Here’s a tip… I often make MyPublisher photo books after we’ve visited family, then use a BOGO code to print two copies. You should have heard the delight in my grandparents’ voices on the phone when they received their copy of the book from our visit!

Expires: Gift certificate deal expires tomorrow, 5/9/10. BOGO code’s expiration is unknown.

 

1,200 FREE 4×6″ photo prints April 1, 2010

You want to print those photos that have been lurking in the “to print” photo on your computer, but now there are so many… And you’d need to go get more photo printing paper and ink… What a pain! Save the trouble and take advantage of this deal for 1,200 FREE 4×6″ photo prints from ArtsCow.com! You’ll be able to use them as 150 FREE 4×6″ photo prints per month!

Here’s how to do it:

  1. Sign into your ArtsCow account by clicking here
  2. Within the My Account section, click into Credit & Discount
  3. Copy and paste code SPR10PRINTS and click validate
  4. Your new credits should now appear on the list

For their shipping rates, click here, then scroll down about half-way down the page to see the rates for 4×6″ prints. It varies based on how many you order.

Here’s a tip: Ship them directly to the person you’d give the prints to anyhow. Does Grandma live across the country? Why pay shipping twice? Send them directly to her!

Expires: The code is good for 8 months!