Being Resourceful

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

$2 layering camis from Old Navy July 29, 2010

Old Navy Layering CamiHow to extend that summer wardrobe into the fall? Layer like crazy! Really, give it a try. Put a light-weight cardigan on over this cute V-Neck Layering Cami from Old Navy and you have a very versatile office-to-happy-hour outfit (well, you’d need pants or a skirt to go with it unless you work somewhere I’ve never been). Pick up a cami in black and wear it under that summer dress. And don’t forget those itchy winter wool sweaters… Putting a cami under those is a must!

For the next 3 days ONLY, you can snag up to 5 of Old Navy’s V-Neck Layering Camis for just $2 each with this printable coupon in store! (Or, if you’re like me and you’d rather not print a coupon if you don’t have to, just holler “CAMI4ME” at the register and they’ll give you the deal.) These shirts are regularly $8.50 a pop.

To be honest, these make great pajama tops too!

Find an Old Navy near you.

Expires: Saturday, July 31, 2010

Thanks, SlickDeals!

 

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!

 

$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

 

$10 OFF $35 at ShoeBuy & BagBuy June 4, 2010

ShoeBuy.com is having their “Pre-Summer” sale. I don’t know about you, but the temps here are hitting the upper 90’s already. Summer is here!

Through June 9, 2010, Shoebuy.com has $10 OFF any purchase of $35 or more plus FREE shipping & FREE returns! To take advantage of this, click here. The $10 OFF discount will appear at checkout. No code needed! PLUS, this deal is also good at their partner site BagBuy.com! (Just click through the same link.)

This deal brings this comfy & cute pair of ornamented wedge flip-flops by BCBGeneration down to $28.95 with FREE shipping & FREE returns! They’re also available in black and turquoise blue.

If you encounter any problem getting the discount to appear, simply contact Shoebuy.com Customer Service toll-free at 1-888-200-8414 and mention the “Pre-Summer Email” to receive your discount.

Expires: June 9, 2010

 

$18.97 Nap Mat with FREE personalization (includes shipping!) May 31, 2010

We’re getting ready for summer travel to friends’ homes and suddenly my 2yo is sleeping in a “big girl” bed… Eeeek! That means no more easy travel with the pack & play (playpen for us “old school” folks). Time to get a nap mat! They’re easy to wash, easy to carry, and perfect for toddlers or little ones when traveling.

Here’s a great deal on reversible nap mats from Lillian Vernon for just $14.98 including FREE personalization (regularly 19.98)! When you use code 410840100 at checkout TODAY, shipping will be a flat rate $3.99, making your personalized nap mat plus shipping just $18.97! That’s an incredible deal!

I like this one in particular because it doesn’t have an attached blanket, making it much less bulky than those with a blanket. Space is a priority when we’re packing the back of the car for road trips! (Plus, she prefers her pink monogrammed blanket from her Nana anyhow!)

Expires: Flat-rate shipping code expires today (5/31/10), and the sale on the nap mats has an unknown expiration

Thanks, RetailMeNot for the shipping code!

 

33% OFF at Borders/Waldenbooks = BOB Books for $11.38 May 27, 2010

Summer is here! Time to swim, play, splash, and READ! So, my 4.5-year-old came home from preschool last week and announced he wanted to learn how to read. Hallelujah! Based on recommendations from friends who are teachers (and parents), I investigated the BOB Books. My first stop? Amazon, of course. They were $11.38 for a set there.  But I needed them RIGHT AWAY. The solution? This deal!

Here’s a printable coupon for 33% OFF the list price of one item at Borders or Waldenbooks! For this must-have beginning readers book set, it brought the original price of $16.99 down to $11.38 — matching Amazon’s price and allowing my soon-to-be-reader to have them NOW!

Chances are, if you’re reading this post, you’re already beyond the BOB Books yourself… So use this deal for something for you! If you’d rather shop online, use code BGA7757M. (Just FYI, you’ll need to be a Borders Rewards member for this deal, but that’s free & easy to set up if you’re not one already.)

Find a Borders or Waldenbooks near you.

And, I’m excited to report he’s already read books 1 & 2 in set 1 of the BOB Books. This is awesome!

Expires: Today! May 27, 2010

 

FREE Martha Stewart Summer Grilling Cookbook May 19, 2010

There’s SO much more to grilling than just hot dogs & hamburgers! Let Martha Stewart bring new vim and vigor to your backyard BBQ with this FREE Martha Stewart Summer Grilling Cookbook.

You can download the entire Martha Stewart Summer Grilling Cookbook for FREE by clicking here, or download it a chapter at a time. It will download as a PDF document, then do a “Save As” to save the cookbook to your computer!

Here are the links to download the chapters one at a time:

 

EXPIRED: $3 OFF per ticket at Dallas Zoo May 10, 2010

UPDATE: It turns out that neither the Dallas Zoo nor AdPages realized this coupon was still up on the web! Oops! It looks like we unintentionally found a loop hole. The coupon has been taken down as of 7/12/2010, but check out the $1 admission day on 7/15/2010!

What a deal! If you live in or near Dallas, or plan to visit this fabulous city before the end of September, PRINT THIS NOW.

I found a killer printable coupon for the Dallas Zoo! You’ll save $3 OFF any full-price admission with this coupon, up to 6 tickets per coupon! Coupons for the Dallas Zoo are pretty rare to find, so this one is worth printing now and sticking in your glove box.

Have you heard about their amazing new Giants of the Savanna habitat that opens Memorial Day weekend? My kids and I have had such a fun time watching this habitat being built, and we visited Gypsy and Jenny, the zoo’s elephants, in their old habitats for the last time last week. The elephants have moved to the new 11 acre habitat and joined the new elephants successfully! The giraffes are next to move, and then when the habitat opens, we’ll be able to FEED the giraffes! How cool will that be?!?

Expires: September 30, 2010

 

$5 Child Admission to SeaWorld Florida, California, & Texas! May 3, 2010

I don’t know about you, but whenever I see sea creatures, I am in just complete awe. If only I had that kind of grace in the water — or on the land for that matter!

SeaWorld is running an AWESOME promo deal right now through their SeaWorld Cares program. You can purchase a child’s ticket for SeaWorld Florida, California, or Texas for just $5 with the purchase of a full-price adult ticket — and those tickets are good through the end of 2010! Even better, 100% of the $5 admission for your kiddo (ages 3-12) will be donated to a wildlife conservation effort of your choice (from their list).  Just make the purchase online and then print your ticket(s) at home, and avoid the entry lines at the park!

Here are the links for this deal!

Expires: The tickets expire December 31, 2010

Thanks, Cheryl P.!

 

EXTRA 20% OFF at Stride Rite April 26, 2010

Time to get those little feet ready for summer! Did you realize May starts THIS WEEK? Yep, that’s what my calendar says. Hard to believe.  So, pass along those old sandals from last summer to someone who can use them, and get your kids ones that fit right for their ever-growing tootsies!

Get an EXTRA 20% OFF your purchase of $50 or more at StrideRite.com when you use code SUN20 through May 13, 2010. This is good on all their shoes — sale, clearance, and, yeah, those full-priced ones!

Happy shopping!

Expires: May 13, 2010