Being Resourceful

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

Up to 50% OFF at Toys “R” Us August 20, 2010

Toys R UsSing it with me, you know the jingle:  “I want to be a Toys “R” Us kid!” Now is a great time to get some of that holiday shopping crossed off your list — especially when you can score a Toys “R” Us coupon good for up to 50% OFF!

Toys “R” Us is opening many new locations across the country! Click here and enter your zip code to see if there’s a store opening near you in the next 30 days (and if there isn’t, check back often because the list is always changing). Choose the store nearest you, then enter your name and email to print your “secret coupon” worth up to 50% OFF in-store on the Grand Opening weekend.

And, if you’re “one of the first 100 moms in-store beginning at 10:00am on the Friday of each Grand Opening weekend, you’ll receive a complimentary Gift Bag.”

Find a Toys “R” Us Grand Opening near you! (List is constantly being updated.)

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Thanks to Krystle, a Being Resourceful reader!


20% OFF & FREE Shipping on KiddoTags: awesome labels that stick to everything February 12, 2010

Stick it to ’em! Your name, that is. Everyone has something to label. Little kids have sippy cups. Big kids have sports equipment. Garages have tools. Kitchens have containers and trays. And everything seems to get left somewhere or loaned out, and it all needs to find its way home. Here’s the solution!

KiddoTags are “Dishwasher and Microwave Safe, Waterproof, Weather-proof (UV-Resistant) and scuff-proof” and you can order tags that stick to just about anything – stick-on, iron-on, or tie-on. They “are durable labels with over 50 character icons, 10 different colors, 18 different fonts AND 8 shapes and styles/types to choose from.”

Right now, you can get 20% OFF and FREE SHIPPING on your KiddoTags order when you use code NEWSLETTER at checkout. Check them out! KiddoTags are not just for kids!

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Thanks, Jessica!


$24.99 & FREE SHIPPING on Little People Nativity Set December 1, 2009

If you have any little people in your life, you know they like, well, Little People. Right now, Toys R Us  has Fisher-Price’s Little People Nativity Scene on sale for just $24.99 with FREE SHIPPING! (If you shopped on Amazon, you’d find it for $49.99… )

This adorable set is great for kids of any age, but especially the toddler & preschool crowd. Perfect to keep the kiddos entertained while you’re decorating your house, addressing your holiday cards, or secretly watching them from around the corner as they make the figurines have the most hilarious of conversations.

At this price, I’d recommend buying a few sets and keeping them on hand for future gifts.

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Thanks, ShoppingBookmarks!


TODAY ONLY: 40% OFF at Borders & Waldenbooks November 2, 2009

Did you know that Borders & Waldenbooks sell MUCH more than just books? They also have music, toys, movies, games, calendars, and  much more!  TODAY you can get 40% OFF the purchase of one item by using this printable coupon or using code BRE1129H at Save time and get FREE SHIPPING on orders of $25 or more!

(Be sure to read the fine print on that coupon. If you’re not yet a Borders Rewards member, you’ll need to sign up to use the coupon. It is totally free.)

Find a Borders or Waldenbooks store near you.

Thanks, slickdeals!


$6.52 Sit ‘n Spin – an old-school toy at an old-school price! October 21, 2009

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Remember the days when you’d spin yourself silly while you and three of your friends fit your little hineys on your Sit ‘n Spin? Relive the good ‘ol days for just $6.52! (Sorry, this doesn’t come with a guarantee that your hiney will shrink back to that old-school size.)

Print the $10 off coupon from, then head to your nearest WalMart to use it. Yes, this takes a couple of steps (more than the typical one click we do on BR), but what a DEAL!

If you don’t have a kiddo in your life who could use this, please consider picking up a Sit ‘n Spin to donate to a holiday toy drive in your area. We’re sure there’s a child out there who would simply love this.

Extra info:

  • When we tested the site this morning, the coupon was in the upper right-hand corner of page 7 of their coupons. Be sure to have your printer hooked up and ready when you click “print coupons” because it send them directly there, and you can only “clip” and print each coupon once.
  • WalMart is the suggested store because many locations have the toy for $16.52, but you can use the coupon anywhere coupons are accepted.
  • Prices vary store to store, so shop around! WalMart’s regular price is $19.96, but $10 off that is still a great deal!

Thanks, Heather!


$10 OFF $50 *and* amazing sales @ U.S. Toy/Constructive Playthings October 3, 2009

Combine this printable in-store $10 OFF $50 coupon with their amazing sales, and Santa will be doing ALL of his shopping at U.S. Toy/Constructive Playthings this year! Seriously… check out these sales:  on sale @ U.S. Toy & on sale @ Constructive Playthings.

Find a store near you.

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Our suggestions…

Novelties galore @ U.S. Toy

Two fabulous gift ideas @ Constructive Playthings

Originally $98.99, and on sale for $49.50, this Showtime Puppet Stage from Constructive Playthings looks like it would be so much fun for the 5 & under crowd! It is sure to be a crowd pleaser at your next gathering. Let the kids put on a show and entertain the adults!

And, as a scientist myself, this one just tugs at my heart strings! They have the See & Do Discovery Kit on sale for $59.99, regularly $79.99. Recommended for ages 3 & up. “Seeing is believing and doing is discovering. That’s what this 58-pc. Science Center Kit offers children as they mix colors, change solids to liquids, experiment with objects that float and sink, and more. Includes a Teacher Guide.”


$10 off $50 at U.S. Toy/Constructive Playthings September 22, 2009

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This just arrived in my email… Here’s a printable coupon for $10 off your in-store purchase of $50 or more at U.S. Toy/Constructive Playthings. If you haven’t been there yet, this may just suck you into the door. This store is packed with, well, toys, but also LOTS of great educational stuff too! You’ll love the fact that your kids will learn something while they just think they’re having fun.

If you’re homeschooling, be sure to check out their teacher supply section. Heck, if you’re a parent or grandparent, check out their teacher supplies! You don’t have to be employed as a teacher to teach; you just have to love a child.

Beyond toys, check out their carnival prizes, party decorations & supplies, Sunday School/VBS supplies, and more.

And here’s a tidbit of trivia… This company is family-owned and operated. They’re on their 3rd generation!

Find a U.S. Toy/Constructive Playthings near you.

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FREE Geotrax DVD June 14, 2009

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If you have (or know) kids under 10 years old, you likely know about Geotrax. If you’re simply a kid at heart, check out these toys… They’re addictive!

Mattel is giving away free Geotrax DVDs — with free shipping! The animated movies are cute and have a lesson in them. I love that each episode is only 11.5 minutes long, so there is no arguing when it is over.

This would be a great stocking stuffer or an add-on for a birthday present! And, just think, you got it for FREE!

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