Being Resourceful

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

$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.


FREE deals expiring this week! November 29, 2009

November ends this week, and so do these great deals! With the craziness of the holidays already in full swing, I thought you might like a reminder. Safe travels wherever you’re headed today!

Expiring tomorrow, Monday, November 30:

Expiring December 5:


FREE photo note card November 13, 2009

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If you haven’t yet received a true work of art in the mail, then you’re missing out! Check out up & coming artist Ann Williams, who “depicts hidden stories from off-the-beaten path.” Her work has been featured most recently at Fusion Home Fashion, Legacy Books, and other North Texas Locations.

So, how do you get that FREE photo note card I taunted you with? Easy! When you place your order for a set of Ann Williams’ hand-crafted, hand-signed photo greeting cards (6 for $20), you get a card FREE! The catch? This deal is only good through the end of November, so place your order before time slips away from you.

Don’t show up at the holiday gift exchange or next weekend’s holiday party without a hostess gift! And if you’re looking for a gift for that impossible-to-buy-for person, a box of art is the way go! Her designs range from the masculine So Co T-Bird to the touching Tin Heart (pictured here). Visit her site to see more.

Psst! Here’s a secret! The first 50 people at Etsy Dallas on November 21 get a goodie bag jammed with freebies, including one of Ann Williams’ hand-crafted, hand-signed photo greeting cards!

Expires: November 30, 2009


10% off @ – cool personalized lunch boxes & more! August 23, 2009

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Ooooh! I just discovered this site through Cookie Magazine, one of my favorite reads. Frecklebox has awesome personalized gifts for kids, including the neatest retro metal lunchboxes that come in a wide variety of designs and personalization options. (I think they’d make great gifts for adults who like to have fun in life too!)

Of course, Frecklebox also has party supplies, journals, notebooks, stickers, books, placemats, and more — all personalized for the gift recipient.

Use code COOKIE for 10% off your purchase!

Expires: Unknown


40% off your entire order at August 12, 2009

I HEART this store! has the cutest custom stamps, personal stationery, and printed invitations & announcements. I’m especially a fan of their personalized stamps… You can use them as a return address stamp, as book plates (after all, you really do want that book back!), as “made especially for you” stamps, or anything else! You’ll pay a LOT more for the same stamps elsewhere, and they’re the perfect gift for someone who just moved, or a newly married couple.

Use code augcook at checkout to get 40% off your entire order!

(The fine print says that the “discount applies to merchandise only and excludes applicable taxes, shipping, and handling charges… not applicable to Gift Enclosures, Gift Packaging, Pink Ribbon Stamp, or PSA Pink Pack… cannot be combined with other offers…”)

Expires: November 4, 2009