Rise and Shine February 8 – Super Bowl coffee commercial, Instant Pot pork roast recipe, Hasbro toys, knife block set, Kindles, more


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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Instant-Pot-Pulled-Pork

Good morning! Well it’s Monday isn’t it!?! I don’t know why they have the Super Bowl on a Sunday – we went to bed way to late last night. Did you watch the big game? I made pulled pork roast in my Instant Pot. A 7 pound pork roast that would have taken 8+ hours in my slow cooker was done in only 75 minutes in the Instant Pot and it was so delicious! I used a local seasoning and poured half a can of local beer over it (local to Alabama) – that’s all it needed. After it was cooked, I poured out a lot of the liquid (greasy) and put a bottle of quality barbecue sauce on it. Serve over ciabatta bread with cheese, more barbecue sauce and pickle chips. :)

Death-Wish-Coffee

Which Super Bowl commercial was your favorite?!! Did you see the commercial in the third quarter for Death Wish coffee? A small company, they won a FREE 30-second commercial spot. Sold on Amazon, Death Wish Ground Coffee, The World’s Strongest Coffee, Fair Trade and USDA Certified Organic – 16 Ounce Bag claims to be the STRONGEST coffee in the world. It’s expensive. . . but I love a good small business story and I love that they sell coffee. . . because a good strong of coffee is a good thing, in my humble opinion. 

Montgomery-to-Phoenix

This morning we hit the road early and we’re heading from Montgomery, Alabama down to the Mobile area. We will spend a few days there before heading to New Orleans! We have a tentative route all the way to Phoenix – which is where we need to be by March 20 to see family. I’d LOVE your suggestions for places to visit or see in Mobile, Alabama and New Orleans, Louisiana. Leave a comment and let us know!

Great-Wolf-Lodge-Discounts-Jan-18

Great Wolf Lodge is back on Groupon! See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $149/night, with a one-night minimum. See all Grand Mound options here. 

Essential-Greens-coupon-review

Have you heard about Evolution Fresh Green Juices? We recently discovered Evolution Fresh green juices – an easy way to get fruits and vegetables on the go. . . and we have an exclusive Evolution Fresh Green Juice coupon for $1 off!  I think you’ll be impressed by the ingredients, #turnitaround and check out the label. Have you tried Evolution Fresh juices before? 

Coupons

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Online and Retail Sales

Costco-Membership-Deal

This is a HOT (and rare) offer for new Costco Membership discount! Living Social is offering a Costco Gold Star Membership for $55 plus get a $20 Costco cash card and a coupon booklet with nearly $35 in coupons!  This is the BEST time to sign up for a Costco membership – because Costco membership coupons and discounts are not offered often. It’s the FREE coupon deals and the $20 Costco cash card that make this a great offer.

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Deals to Meals – Meal planning ideas for February 7


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Here is your February 7 installment of Deals to Meals – every week we go through the grocery ads, find the very best deals and suggest meals that you can plan with the deals. Meal planning is so important to saving money – you buy what’s on sale and build meals from your deals.

We organize the menu ideas based on specific stores – so you can either look for meals you like and shop that store, or if you’re pretty store-loyal you’ll have ideas that will make the most of the sales!

We’d love your suggestions, please leave a comment on this post with the types of meals you’re planning this week.

roasted-quarter-chicken-recipe

FRED MEYER

Roasted Quartered Chicken (Queen Bee Coupons)

Fresh Foster Farms Whole Fryer, per lb – $1.29

Pan Seared Rib-Eye Steak (Food Network)

Beef, Steak, Ribeye, per lb – $5.88

Tuna Casserole (All Recipes)

Fred Meyer Vegetables – Fred Meyer In Ad Coupon – $0.79

Bumble Bee Tuna, 5 oz can – Fred Meyer In Ad Coupon – $0.79

Boulder Canyon Chips – $2.99
$1.00/1 Boulder Canyon Foods; Includes 5 oz or Larger Only
Final Price: $1.99

Easy and Elegant Pork Tenderloin (All Recipes)

Pork, Tenderloin, per lb – $3.99

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Small World Toys Ryan’s Room Wooden Toys – Classic Bag O’ A-B-C Blocks 36 Pc. Set – $9.91 (reg. $17.99), BEST price


Small World Toys Ryan's Room Wooden Toys - Classic Bag O' A-B-C Blocks 36 Pc. Set

Small World Toys Ryan’s Room Wooden Toys – Classic Bag O’ A-B-C Blocks 36 Pc. Set

Amazon dropped the price on Small World Toys Ryan’s Room Wooden Toys – Classic Bag O’ A-B-C Blocks 36 Pc. Set down to $9.91 (reg. $17.99).  This is the BEST price it has been on Amazon.  Great reviews.

  • Kids have a rockin’ blockin’ good time with the Bag ‘O ABC Blocks from the Small World Toys Ryan’s Room Wooden Toy collection
  • These classic ABC blocks feature simple illustrations and matching, raised uppercase letters
  • Children love to line up, stack up and knock down the blocks – and they’re also learning important language and vocabulary skills
  • Includes drawstring storage bag and 36 classic wooden blocks, each one 1.25” square, suitable for age 2 and up
  • For 50 years, Small World Toys has delivered fun, safe, innovative and endearing products for children of all ages

Ships FREE with $35 qualifying purchase or with an Amazon Prime membershipAmazon prices can change at anytime.  See other Amazon deals here.

Find it here:  Small World Toys Ryan’s Room Wooden Toys –
Classic Bag O’ A-B-C Blocks 36 Pc. Set

Check out these other Amazon deals . . .

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Olly & Friends Bags – as low as $6.21 (reg. $24+)


Olly & Friends Bags

Olly & Friends Bags

Amazon has several of these cute Olly & Friends Bags 50% off or more – prices as low as $6.21 (reg. $24+), BEST prices and good reviews.

Ships FREE with $35 qualifying purchase or with an Amazon Prime membershipAmazon prices can change at anytime.  See other Amazon deals here.

Shop Olly & Friends Bags here

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*HOT!* Great Wolf Lodge Groupon Discount – locations nationwide (as low as $149 at Washington location)


Great-Wolf-Lodge-Discounts-Jan-18

If you’ve been waiting for a discount on the Great Wolf Lodge – it’s back on Groupon! See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select.

For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $149/night, with a one-night minimum. See all Grand Mound options here.

Make sure and read the fine print on the offer to make sure that it works for you!

What You Get

  • Stay for four in a Family suite, with up to four daily breakfasts and late checkout (2 p.m)
  • Stay for six in a Wolf Den or KidKamp suite, with up to six daily breakfasts
  • Stay for seven in a KidCabin suite, with up to seven daily breakfasts
  • Stay for eight in a Grand Bear suite, with up to eight daily breakfasts

Also included: 

  • Daily water park wristbands for each guest
  • $10 gift shop credit per night
  • Dates into April

Policies and Fees

  • Reservations: Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.
  • Cancellation policy: 4-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is nonrefundable; reservations made within cancellation window are nonrefundable.
  • Additional fees: $19.99 daily resort fee added at purchase
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability.

See all Great Wolf Lodge discounts here

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Costco Membership Discount – $55 for membership, plus $20 Costco gift card and FREE Kirkland items ($188 value)


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Costco Membership Coupon and Discount

This is a HOT (and rare) offer for new Costco Membership discount! Living Social is offering a Costco Gold Star Membership for $55 plus get a $20 Costco cash card and a coupon booklet with nearly $35 in coupons!  This is the BEST time to sign up for a Costco membership – because Costco membership coupons and discounts are not offered often. It’s the FREE coupon deals and the $20 Costco cash card that make this a great offer.

The coupon book that comes with this offer has the following coupons:

• FREE AA Batteries 72-pack ($18.99 value)
• FREE Food Court Pizza ($9.95 value)
• FREE Organic Tortilla Chips ($4.99 value)
• Plus, $25 off an order of $250 or more at Costco.com (included in coupon mailer)
Note: The Costco.com coupon is not a Costco Cash Card. It is a coupon included in the mailer with a unique coupon code. Coupons expire August 31, 2016.

Here’s how to it works:

1.) Purchase the offer for the Costco Membership on Living Social

2.) Receive your voucher from Living Social and redeem it online

3.) You’ll receive an email with a Costco Membership Activation Certificate to print

4.) Bring your printed certificate to local Costco to complete your Costco Membership application

5.) Receive your Costco Cash card at the time of signup (new members only) and coupons will be mailed within 4 weeks of voucher redemption!

The fine print: Valid for new members only. Not valid for those with a current Costco membership or memberships that expired after October 1, 2015.  Limit 1 per customer, up to 3 additional as gifts.  Purchaser must redeem voucher by May 31, 2016 to receive the Membership Activation Certificate, Costco Cash Card, and coupons. Coupons expire August 31, 2016.

See the deals happening this month at Costco here

Find the Costco Membership Coupon and Discount here

Costco-Price-List-2014-FebHave you seen my Costco Price list? With more than 600 prices it has Costco prices per UNIT, so you can compare the prices to the grocery store! 

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Amazon Fire Tablet – $39.99 (reg. $49.99)


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Amazon Fire Tablet

Amazon dropped the price on the Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black down to $39.99 (reg. $49.99).  This is just a few dollars more than the BEST price it has been on Amazon.  Great reviews.

  • Beautiful 7″ IPS display (171 ppi / 1024 x 600) and fast 1.3 GHz quad-core processor. Rear and front-facing cameras.
  • All-new Amazon Underground, a one-of-a-kind app store experience where over $20,000 in apps, games and even in-app items are actually free – including extra lives, unlocked levels, unlimited add-on packs and more
  • Enjoy more than 38 million movies, TV shows, songs, books, apps and games
  • 8 GB of internal storage. Free unlimited cloud storage for all Amazon content and photos taken with Fire devices. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
  • Updated user interface – Fire OS 5 designed for quick access to your apps and content plus personalized recommendations that make it easy to discover new favorites
  • Up to 7 hours of reading, surfing the web, watching videos, and listening to music
  • Stay connected with fast web browsing, email, and calendar support

Ships FREE with $35 qualifying purchase or with an Amazon Prime membershipAmazon prices can change at anytime.  See other Amazon deals here.

Find it here:  Amazon Fire Tablet

Amazon Fire Kids Edition

Also on sale is the Fire Kids Edition, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB, Blue Kid-Proof Case for $79.99 (reg. $99.99).  This is the BEST price it has been on Amazon.

  • Up to $109 in savings on Fire, 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited and a Kid-Proof Case, plus a 2-year worry-free guarantee
  • Not a toy, a full-featured Fire tablet with a 7″ IPS display and front and rear cameras. Add a microSD card for up to 128 GB of additional storage.
  • 2-year worry-free guarantee: if they break it, return it and we’ll replace it for free. No questions asked.
  • Unlimited, free access to 10,000 kid-friendly books, movies, TV shows, educational apps, and games with 1 year of Amazon FreeTime Unlimited included
  • Best-in-class parental controls allow you to manage usage limits, content access, and educational goals

Check out these other Amazon deals . . .

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