Welcome KOMO 4 viewers – Tips for saving on back-to-school supplies!

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If you happened to catch my segment tonight on Komo 4 news – welcome! Tonight I shared a few ways that you can save money on your back-to-school shopping!

The National Retail Federation claims spending for back to school and college is expected to reach $74.9 billion this year! And the average American family could spend $682.99! When you consider clothing, school supplies, lunches, electronics and more – it adds up fast!

Here are some resources to help you save the most on your back-to-school needs:

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Here is a round-up of this week’s Best School Supply deals at our local stores! This will be updated Sunday with the newest deals.

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Sign up for Favado - that FREE app I shared with you! This app does all the work for you! Search by store or by product type to find a list of current deals and offers. Read the post here for more details about how Favado works.

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Shop online! Amazon is a great place  to watch for school supply deals. You can start by visiting Amazon Back-to-School Deals page. You’ll find deals on backpacks, lunch boxes, electronics, shoes, clothing and the most popular  school supplies!

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Check out Valpak.comValpak puts out those nifty community coupons you get monthly in the mail – but they also have the savings available online at Valpak.com. They even have a fun back-to-school sweepstakes running right now!

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Follow Queen Bee Coupons on Facebook for the latest Back-to-School deals!

Other ways you can save: 

What are your favorite ways to save on back-to-school supplies? I’d love to hear, please leave a comment! 

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Safeway – *HOT!* Buy 4 boxes of Trix, get FREE milk (everything for $3.01) TODAY only

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Here is a HOT, HOT Safeway deal that will get you FOUR boxes of Trix cereal and a FREE milk – with an out of pocket cost of only $3.01 for everything!

Buy four boxes of Trix – $1.67 each (Friday only, otherwise $2.50) – $5
Buy one gallon of milk (not organic) – $3.19
Use four $0.75/1 Trix printable coupons (you’ll need two computers) <—- direct link
Use 10% off Boxed Cereal Just for U coupon
Pay $3.01 out of pocket, for FOUR boxes of Trix cereal and a FREE gallon of milk!!

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This offer is LIMIT once per customer per card. Excludes organic milk. Offer valid with card between 8/20/14 – 8/26/14. Must purchase four (4) participating General Mills (8.9-oz or larger, any flavor) items and one (1) gallon of white milk up to $5.99 in a single transaction.

I was able to use my computer for two prints of the coupon, but also, if you download the Coupons.com app on your iPhone (or other smart phone), you can print wireless from your iPhone if you have it recognize a wireless printer in your home! Hope this helps you!

(Thanks, Meagan for the deal and the photos!)

Find other Safeway deals here.

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REI Outlet – Mega Deals sale, SUPER prices on KAVU, Timbuk2, Crocs, more

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As I mentioned this morning in Rise and Shine, REI is having a Mega Deals sale with prices 50% off or more! I see some wonderful brands included in the sale – Kavu, Crocs, prAna, Lole, Eagle Creek and more

Here are a few of my favorite deals from the sale:

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This KAVU Shilshole Tote Bag is on sale for 10.73 (reg. $30). I love the patterns and this is a fantastic brand! I ordered a couple of these for Christmas presents!

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This Prism Designs EO Atom Box Kite is on sale for $12.73 (reg. $33) – this would be so much fun to take to the beach!

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These Crocs Crocband Mickey II Clogs – Toddler Girls’ are on sale for $12.73 (reg. $34.99). Size 4-5, 6-7.

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These KAVU For Keeps Shoulder Bag – Women’s are on sale for $13.73 (reg. $35). Available in two patterns.

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*SOLD OUT!* NFL Seattle Seahawks hat – $9.99 (reg. $29.99)

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You all love your Seahawks! The Seahawks hat is now SOLD OUT! Amazon dropped the price on this NFL Seattle Seahawks Curve Classic 39Thirty Flex Fit  to $9.99 (reg. $29.99).

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If you prefer another NFL team, they have a whole collection of NFL hats – priced between $5 and $10! 

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

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Earlier this week I shared these Seattle Seahawks Team Logo Lady’s Nonslip Canvas Shoes available in a bunch of styles (what’s your favorite?)  They cost about $45.79 plus $3.99 shipping – so you’re looking at $50 buckaroos for these shoes.

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Still available! Crock-Pot is offering 25% off all NFL Crock-pots with code TRAINDAY25 at checkout, making the NFL Crock-pots  as low as $22.46. They have all the NFL teams to choose from. Shipping is not free, but it seemed reasonable, especially if you go in with a friend on the order (it’s about $8 to have two Crock-pots shipped). See my post from yesterday with details about the NFL Crock-pot sale.

Other ways to save on Amazon:

See all Amazon deals posted here.

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BelleChic – Wooden box signs, starting at $7.99 shipped

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Over on BelleChic they have some adorable signs on sale – starting at $7.99 and all with FREE shipping! I’ve ordered from BelleChic before and they ship fast and the products are high quality!

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They currently have eight different signs to choose from. Signs are 1.75 inches deep so they can freestand or hang on wall.

The well-spoken works from Primitives by Kathy bring inspiring words, cheeky phrases and sentimental messages to any living space. With a selection that includes everything from wooden box signs and linen pillows to frames, and even seasonal figurines, you’re sure to find plenty of eloquent additions in their line.

Cannot ship to Hawaii or Alaska. Sale for a limited time, while supplies last.

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Shop BelleChic Primitives by Kathy Sale

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Rise and Shine August 22 – Lots of Amazon deals, REI Mega sale, Safeway $5 Friday, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of sitting down and having a cup of coffee with you! We talk about the new deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help us save time, money or energy. Published Monday through Friday – as I’m able.

Good morning! Happy FRIDAY! Do you have any plans this weekend? The kids stayed at Grammie’s house last night, one last hurrah before school starts and they can’t stay over as much. So Mr. Queen Bee and I picked up Indian food for dinner last night, watched the first show/episode of Sherlock Holmes (I think it’s going to be a great series, do you watch it?!) and then woke up and went for a 3-mile walk this morning together. Grateful for helpful Grammies, early morning walks and simple date nights with my husband. :)

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While I was over at Grammie’s yesterday she showed me these new McDonald’s gift cards she picked up! These Seahawks McDonald’s gift cards are probably only sold in Western Washington locations, but would make great door prizes for Seahawks game parties! You can load any value on them. If you haven’t gotten the memo yet, we are completely crazy and we have family Seahawks parties, nearly every game, with my husband’s extended family. We have drawings at every quarter for door prizes. The parties are usually potluck style and everyone contributes to prizes. :) So although I’m not a fan of McDonald’s per se, they could make an awesome gift for someone who is. I hope that Starbucks brings back their Starbucks Seahawks gift cards – those are something I could really rally behind again!

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Yesterday I updated the list of deals as part of Amazon’s Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion. They added some new products and removed some of the ones that sold out. The toilet paper is still one of the best deals, along with deals on Ziploc bags, paper towels, paper plates and more. See a highlighted list of Buy 3, Get 1 FREE deals here.

Coupons

Head over here to print your coupons

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The printable coupons have been picking up – which is typical as we head into fall! There are currently 400 printable coupons under my zip code of 98513!!! Some of my favorite printables include:

*HOT!* TRESemme – Buy 2, get 1 FREE (up to $7.99)  <— direct link!

$1 off one Laughing Cow cheese
$0.55 off one Jennie-O Turkey bacon
$7 off one Schick Hydro Groomer and one Schick Hydro Refill (excludes disposables)
*HOT!* $2 off Pantene Styling product 
$1 off one Ocean Spray grapefruit juice drink
$1 off one Herbal Essences shampoo or conditioner
$1 off one Herbal Essences Styling aid
$2 off two Secret Outlast Secret Destinations, or Secret Scent Expressions Stick or Body Spray
$3 off when you buy $10 or more on any St. Ives products

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This Sunday we should get 2 coupon inserts – one Smart Source and one Red Plum. Here’s a sneak peak of just SOME of the coupons you should seeI have bolded the coupons that I think will make for the best deals.

Online and Retail Sale

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REI Outlet – Mega Deals sale! There looks like some fantastic deals in this sale. After I wrap up Rise and Shine I’ll go through and look for specific deals that I think are extra good. Click on the Mega Deals banner to see them.

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*Back in Stock!!* Fisher-Price Sing-a-Song Doctor Kit – $8.09 (reg. $17.99), BEST price!

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This is back in stock!!! Amazon dropped the price on this Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Sing-a-Song Med Kit to $8.09 (reg. $17.99). This is only $0.09 cents more than the BEST price it’s been on Amazon ($8).

  • 25+ learning songs, tunes & phrases
  • Two modes of play: Learning & Music
  • Fun doctor theme inspires playtime imagination
  • Includes bag with four role play pieces (blood pressure cuff, teethable otoscope, clicker stethoscope & learning card)
  • Everything stores inside

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

Find it here: Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Sing-a-Song Med Kit

Other ways to save on Amazon:

See all Amazon deals posted here.

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Western Chief Spider Web Rain Boot – $9.99 (reg. $30), BEST price!

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Western Chief Spider Web Rain Boot

Amazon dropped the price on these Western Chief Spider Web Rain Boot to $9.99 (reg. $30). This is the BEST price they’ve been on Amazon and a super price for this brand of rain boots. Currently in sizes 5 M Toddler, 6 M Toddler, 7 M Toddler, 8 M Toddler.

  • 100% Natural Rubber
  • Rubber sole
  • Shaft measures approximately 8″ from arch
  • Heel measures approximately 1.5″
  • Boot opening measures approximately 12″ around
  • Rubber
  • Rubber Sole

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

Find it here: Western Chief Spider Web Rain Boot

Other ways to save on Amazon:

See all Amazon deals posted here.

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Avery WorkSaver Big Tab Insertable Dividers, 5-Tabs – $0.85 cents, plus $1 video credit

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Amazon has the Avery WorkSaver Big Tab Insertable Dividers, 5-Tabs, 1 Set (11109) on sale for $0.92, plus clip the coupon for 15% off. Add two to your cart and your total will be $1.70 before tax or $0.85 cents each.

When you head to checkout – if you opt for the FREE No-Rush shipping you’ll also get a $1 Amazon instant video credit! Factor in the video credit and it’s like getting two for $0.70 cents!! I could not get the video credit to show up when I tried to order ONE, so that’s why I suggest ordering a quantity of two.

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This deal is best if you have an Amazon Prime membership and would not require a minimum $35. Looks like you can do this transaction repeatedly – as the coupon seems to reset after your purchase.

Avery WorkSaver Big Tab Insertable Dividers, 5-Tabs, 1 Set product details:

  • Larger tabs and inserts allow you to use bigger fonts or more lines of text on each insert
  • Unique tab design keeps inserts from falling out
  • Assorted colors offer eye-catching organization
  • Customize with free templates and software at avery.com

Amazon prices can change at anytime. 

Other ways to save on Amazon:

See all Amazon deals posted here.

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Amazon Baby Registry – Up to 15% discount, plus Baby Registry sweepstakes!

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Are you expecting or know someone who is? Amazon has a fantastic baby registry program, with lots of perks. Plus they just added an Amazon Baby Registry Sweepstakes – with an expecting mom receiving $500 Amazon gift card every week, through July 2015!

If you create an Amazon Baby Registry and add at least 10 items you’re automatically entered! 

  1. Start by creating a baby registry here –> Amazon Baby Registry
  2. Add 10 or more items to the registry
  3. Opt in to receiving registry emails if you’d like to receive confirmation of entry. This will be emailed within 7 days of creating your list.

Benefits of an Amazon Baby registry:

  • You get a 10% Completion Discount. As an Amazon Mom member, you get 15%!
  • It’s Universal. You can add anything from any website.
  • Returns are free for 90 days. Need to make a return? No problem. Just print a label and send it back.

There is no purchase necessary to enter. 

See all Amazon deals posted here.

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Amazon – Extra 20% off Kellogg’s products, cereal as low as $1.55/box shipped

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Just in time for back-to-school breakfasts, Amazon has a coupon for an extra 20% off Kellogg’s cereals and products. It drops many of the cereals to under $2 a box, shipped! You can only redeem this coupon ONCE this month.

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Rice Krispies Toasted Rice Cereal, 18-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 4) is on sale for $9.05 after Subscribe and Save and the 20% off coupon, which comes out to $2.26 a box.  If you have 5+ Subscribe and Save orders this month and Amazon Mom you’ll pay $7.16 for four boxes, which comes to $1.79 a box.

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Apple Jacks Cereal, 12.2-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 3) is on sale for $6.92 with Subscribe and Save (5% discount), plus the 20% off coupon, you’ll pay $5.53 for three boxes or $1.84 each. If you have 5+ Subscribe and Save orders this month and Amazon Mom you’ll pay $5.82, plus an additional 20% off from the coupon, for a final of $4.65 for three boxes, or $1.55 each!

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Raisin Bran Crunch Cereal, 18.2 -Ounce Boxes (Pack of 3) is on sale for $8.49 with Subscribe and Save (5% off discount), plus the 20% off coupon, you’ll pay $6.79 for three boxes or $2.26 a box. If you have 5+ Subscribe and Save orders this month and Amazon Mom you’ll pay $7.15, plus an additional 20% off from the coupon, for a final of $5.72 for three boxes, or $1.91 a box.

Also included in this coupon are a lot of other Kellogg’s products – like Pop-Tarts, single-serve cereal bowls and granola. You can only use the coupon on one order.

If you opt for subscribe and save, here’s how it works - Instead of clicking “add to cart” you will want to select “subscribe and save.” You are opting to receive an item in regular shipments – as often as monthly or every 6 months! Subscribe and save items can be canceled at any time with no fees. You can manage your subscribe and save options by going to Amazon and click on Your Account –>Your Subscribe and Save orders. You can cancel or change your subscriptions.

Other ways to save on Amazon:

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*HOT!* Amazon Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion – stock-up on paper products!

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Amazon is still running this awesome Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion. This is a HOT sale, especially for necessities like toilet paper, paper towels and other paper products. These are some of the lowest prices we see all year on these products, shipped free to your door!

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You can see all qualifying items here. These are likely to sell out, so I’d shop early in the sale. You can opt for Subscribe and Save OR just order directly – but if you opt for Subscribe and Save you’ll get up to 20% off PLUS your FREE item.

If you’re confused about Subscribe and Save read these tips here:

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  • If you want the Subscribe and Save price (up to an extra 20% off) you have to order FOUR of the same item and select Subscribe and Save. With Subscribe and Save orders you can only one product per order – so the best bargain is just to add quantity 4 and then select Subscribe and Save – consider splitting the order with a friend if it’s too much. You can NOT do mix-and-match and Subscribe and Save – I wish you could!
  • You cannot place 5 Subscribe and Save orders at one time. But if you want to reach your 20% off discount –  place one Subscribe and Save order at a time. Go through the order process at the higher price – when you reach 5+ orders for that month, it readjusts ALL your orders for the month to 20% off! Since you’re only charged when the items ship, you never pay the full price. You can double check this by looking at your orders placed. The 20% off comes off automatically when you have FIVE orders scheduled to deliver the next month.
  • You can place multiple orders if there are multiple items in the promotion that you want. The best savings will be to do the Buy 3, Save 1 promo – and buy FOUR of the same items. Mixing and matching (not subscribe and save) you will get the least expensive item FREE.

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Here are some examples of these deals – this Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Bath Tissue, 48 Double Rolls is on sale for $22.74 with Subscribe and Save. Add FOUR of these to your cart and one is deducted automatically.

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It will drop to as low as $52.67, if you have 5+ Subscribe and Save orders and Amazon Mom. This is for FOUR cases of toilet paper, which makes each case $13.17!  This comes out to $0.27/double roll or $0.14/single roll! That’s a stock-up price! Find it here: Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Bath Tissue, 48 Double Rolls.

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*NEW!!!* This Viva Vantage Roll Choose-a-Size Towels, Regular, 6 Count (Pack of 4) is on sale for as low as $23.99 with Save with 5+ Subscribe and Save orders and Amazon Mom. PLUS clip the $2 coupon on the product page. Add FOUR of them to your cart via Subscribe and Save and one will be FREE.

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It will drop to as low as $63.98 with 5+ Subscribe and Save orders and Amazon Mom. This is for96 rolls of paper towels – which comes out to $0.67 per roll!

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These Lysol Disinfecting Wipes Value Pack, Lemon and Lime Blossom, 240 Count are as low as $7.98 with Save with 5+ Subscribe and Save orders and Amazon Mom. Add FOUR of them to your cart via Subscribe and Save and one will be FREE.

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It will drop to as low as $21.93 with 5+ Subscribe and Save orders and Amazon Mom. This is for FOUR sets of Lysol Disinfecting Wipes – for a total of 12 canisters. This comes out to $1.82 a canister!!

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*Back in Stock!!* This Quilted Northern Ultra Facial Tissue Cube (16 Boxes) is as low as $16.39 with Subscribe and Save with 5+ orders and Amazon Mom. PLUS clip the $1 coupon on the product page. Add FOUR of these to your cart and one of them is FREE

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It will drop to as low as $44.08 with 5+ Subscribe and Save orders and Amazon Mom. This is for FOUR cases of tissues or a total of 64 boxes of ultra 3-ply facial tissues. This comes out to $0.69 cents per BOX – amazing deal for this type of tissue, shipped.

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These Ziploc Snack Bag Value Pack, 100 Count (Pack Of 3) are on sale for as low as $7.15 with Subscribe and Save with 5+ orders and Amazon MomAdd FOUR of these to your cart and one of them is FREE.

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It will drop to as low as $19.67 with 5+ Subscribe and Save orders and Amazon Mom. This is for 12 boxes of 100 count Ziploc bags. That’s $1.64 a box or comes out to $0.016 cents a bag!

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