Being Resourceful

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

$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!

 

$2 for $25 restaurant gift certificates – keep your kitchen cool! June 21, 2010

Time for some “Hot Summer Savings”! Keep your kitchen cool by skipping the oven and dining out wisely with this amazing deal. I just checked out Restaurant.com’s newest list of participating restaurants and found that a ton more have hopped on the bandwagon near me! Everything from Tex-Mex to French to Italian to the good ‘ol American fare!

You’ll pay a mere $2 for $25 restaurant gift certificates! And the best part?  The certificates come to your inbox and you print them at home… So you can use them tonight! Use code SUMMER to get 80% OFF restaurant gift certificates at Restaurant.com.

Be sure to read the fine print on certificates before you head out to use them. Some might have “black out” dates or times.

Find restaurants near you that have hopped on the Restaurant.com band wagon.

Expires: June 24, 2010

 

Save $ and get those kids crafty June 14, 2010

If there’s one thing I learned about traveling with kids this weekend (to a destination other than the grandparents’), it is to arrive prepared! My 2yo & 4.5yo made these foam visors yesterday morning as they were getting antsy, waiting for everyone to wake up.

Here are some coupons and deals to help get you prepared with easy, inexpensive crafts for kiddos you’re either traveling with or hosting:

50% OFF at JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores – 50% off any one regular-priced item with code DFP170 (online; exp 6/19/2010)

50% OFF at Michaels – 50% off any one regular-priced item with printable coupon (Find a Michaels near you; exp 6/19/2010)

$2.95 shipping at Hobby Lobby for any order – no code needed! (online; exp 6/19/2010)

Not sure where to start for easy summer crafts? Hit the Vacation Bible School aisle or category for EASY crafts. They’re not all religiously-themed (the visors we made weren’t), and they’re designed for kids to make easily and quickly! The best part of these visors is that after the kids decorated them, they got to wear them too.

Expires: All of these deals expire 6/19/2010

Thanks to Buxr for the Michaels coupon!

 

$2 for $25 Restaurant Gift Certificates May 29, 2010

They’re calling this an “All-American Savings” in honor of Memorial Day weekend! So click on over and place your order now! Use code FLAG to get 80% OFF restaurant gift certificates at Restaurant.com. That means you’ll pay a mere $2 for $25 gift certificates! And the best part?  The certificates come to your inbox and you print them at home… So you can use them tonight!

Be sure to read the fine print on certificates before you head out to use them. Some might have “black out” dates or times.

Find restaurants near you that have hopped on the Restaurant.com band wagon.

Expires: Monday, May 31, 2010

 

$5 OFF your $15 purchase at World Market May 28, 2010

If you need a gift for ANYONE, this is the place to head! Need an end-of-year teacher gift? Check. Housewarming gift? Check. Goodies to fill your picnic basket? Check. An obscene quantity of gummy bears? Check. Summer-is-here-so-I-need-some-cute-pool-side-plastic-cups gift? Check!

Here’s a printable coupon for $5 OFF your purchase of $15 or more at World Market! This deal is in-store only and good through June 6, 2010.

Find a Cost Plus World Market near you.

Expires: June 6, 2010

 

40% OFF at Borders/Waldenbooks

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

 

$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!