Being Resourceful

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

FREE fun handwriting font downloads July 7, 2010

I’m one of those do-it-yourself-ers of the world. If it is worth the time and money, I try to do it myself! This means invitations, announcements, etc., so I’m always keeping my eye out for new FREE fonts to download. I just hit the motherload!

Fonts for Peas has a ton of FREE fun handwriting fonts for you to download and use as you please! Click here to see and access their fonts, and click here for instructions for downloading and installing them on your computer. These are great for invitations, announcements, scrapbooks, name tags, addressing holiday cards, return address labels, and more!

Expires: Unknown

Thanks, HowDoesShe!


$1 for 100-pack HP Everyday 4×6 Semi-gloss Photo Paper June 15, 2010

Here’s a great way to save on that photo paper you’re going to go through this summer! Pool parties, happy hours, baseball games, vacations… Now there’s no excuse for leaving those photos trapped in your camera!

Staples has 100-packs of HP Everyday 4×6 Semi-gloss Photo Paper for just $1 after mail-in rebate. Here’s how to get this deal:  Go to and order your photo paper for $9.99 by 6/19/2010. Have it shipped to the Staples store nearest you (for FREE shipping). Print & complete the $8.99 mail-in-rebate. Don’t forget to mail the rebate!

There’s a limit of 2 rebates per family, so be sure to order 2 packs of paper!

Expires: 6/19/2010

Thanks, SlickDeals!


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.


40% OFF at Hobby Lobby March 29, 2010

It is interesting to me how some folks still haven’t figured out that you don’t  have to wait for the newspaper to arrive (or even get a newspaper) to get the fabulous 40% OFF Hobby Lobby coupons. If this is news to you, lend me your ear!

Here’s a link to a printable 40% OFF coupon for Hobby Lobby! It is good through Saturday, and you can print as many as you’d like. The key is one per customer per day. So, get your printer ready, print 6 of them, and get that project done that has been lurking on your to-do list!

Find a Hobby Lobby near you.

Expires: Saturday, April 3, 2010


8 FREE 8″x8″ hard-cover custom photo books! March 4, 2010

Save yourself TONS of money and TONS of time by creating custom photo books with your photos. These make the perfect gift and the perfect way to preserve your memories! We just returned from an amazing visit with my 95-year-old grandparents, and I’m going to make photo books with the pictures from our trip — and send one to them.

This deal has me simply dumbfounded. There’s no better way to put it! is offering 8 (EIGHT) FREE 8×8″ hard-cover custom photo books. All you need to pay is shipping ($7.99 per book).

These books are incredibly easy to make, and there is no need to print the photos, cut them down to size, glue them in, etc. Modern scrapbookers, unite!

Here’s how to get started.

  1. Create an account at by clicking here. (If you already have an account, you can still use this deal!)
  2. Next, click the “Register” link in the row of links in the top right-hand corner of the page.
  3. Enter your information to create your account.
  4. Click “Credit & Discount” in the left-hand navigation bar.
  5. Enter code 88820BOOKS in the text box, then click the “Validate” button.
  6. Start creating your 8 FREE 8×8″ hard-cover custom photo books by clicking here!

Expires: Create your account and enter the code by 3/11/2010, then the code is good for 30 days!