Being Resourceful

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

$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!


$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!


FREE paper – 500 pages – full ream! April 7, 2010

Don’t you wish we all had an “easy button” that we could just push anytime something was tough? Well, my grandparents have one! My uncle gave them a Staples’ “easy button” a few years ago when they were about 92 and needing a pick-me-up.

While you’re at Staples picking up your FREE 5oo-page ream of Staples copy paper (with this printable coupon that is an instant “easy rebate,” making it completely FREE at the register), grab one of those “easy buttons” for yourself (the buttons are just $4.99 and great to get your kids or employees to push when they’re whining about something being difficult).

Find a Staples near you.

Expires: April 10, 2010

Thanks, FrugalFemina!


Get paid to recycle your ink cartridges! May 11, 2009

Filed under: Office supplies — Meg @ 11:31 am

Take your used ink or toner cartridges to Staples (along with your Staples Rewards card), and get $3 in credit for EACH!


In 2007, Staples recycled nearly 24 million cartridges in the U.S. through our various ink and toner cartridge recycling programs. We offer $3 in Staples Rewards toward a future purchase of ink or toner when HP, Lexmark™ or Dell cartridges are returned to our retail stores for recycling.


Expires: Unknown