Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Tiger’s Happy – $8.89 (reg. $14.99), BEST price, pre-order

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Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Tiger’s Happy

Amazon dropped the price on this Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Tiger’s Happy to $8.89 (reg. $14.99). This is the BEST price it’s been on Amazon. It is scheduled for release November 4, 2014 and if the price drops at all before it ships, you will pay the lowest listed price. This DVD comes with a figurine of Daniel.

Find it here: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood: Daniel Tiger’s Happy

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The Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: 50th Anniversary [Blu-ray] is coming back on Blu-ray, as a 50th Anniversary edition! Scheduled to be released November 4, 2014 – if you pre-order now, it’s just $12.99 (reg. $17.99).

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

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FREE Pumpkin Templates – Steve from Minecraft

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XBox rolled out some FREE pumpkin templates. I admittedly have no idea what most of the stencils are for – but I do know they have a pumpkin template for Steve from Minecraft.

I know many of you have Minecraft fans at home, so I wanted to share. It looks a little complicated for my liking, but might be fun to try anyway.

Just click on the photo of Steve here and then click on “Download the Stencil” and you’ll have a PDF to print off. It has a dark black background, so maybe don’t print the instruction sheet if you’re trying to conserve ink (gotta save it for the printable coupons!)

How will you be carving your pumpkins this Halloween?

Download the FREE Minecraft Pumpkin Stencil here.

 

Minecraft Books for Kids- The Complete Minecraft Book Series (4 Minecraft Novels for Kids)

And don’t forget about this Minecraft freebie – Amazon has the Minecraft Books for Kids: The Complete Minecraft Book Series (4 Minecraft Novels for Kids) Kindle Edition available to download for FREE ($19.97 value)

 

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Slow Cooker Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana

Slow Cooker Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana - Copycat version of Olive Garden's sausage, potato and kale soup. Made in the slow cooker, this recipe requires little prep time!
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Olive Garden Zuppa Toscana Soup – copycat, Slow Cooker version

If you’re a fan of Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup – this recipe is for you! Zuppa Toscana is Olive Garden’s popular sausage, potato and kale soup. This version is made in the slow cooker and it’s ingredient list is so simple it’s a little ridiculous.

INGREDIENTS

Mild italian sausage - 1 pound

Low Sodium Chicken Broth - 64 oz, plus 1 can of regular chicken broth, if needed

Potatoes – 4 to 5 medium size potatoes, scrubbed and diced finely with skins
It’s recommended to use Yukon, but I used red potatoes and thought it tasted great! 

Heavy cream – 1/2 cup

Kale – 1 to 1.5 cups bit-size kale

Parmesan – grated, to taste

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HOW TO PREPARE

1.) Set slow cooker to high temperature. Add chicken broth to your slow cooker,

2.) On the stove top, in a skillet, brown the sausage over medium heat. Cook until no longer pink. Drain half of the fat.

3.) Add sausage to the slow cooker with the broth.

4.) Add diced potatoes to the slow cooker. Stir well.

5.) Cook on high for 3.5 to 4 hours.

6.) About 30 minutes before serving, add heavy cream and your bite size pieces of kale. Stir well and do not open again until serving.

7.) Garnish with shredded parmesan or other favorite cheese.

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This recipe was sent in by Meagan M as part of our Crock-tober series. She calls it her “brainchild” because she tweaked the recipe repeatedly until she got a match!  Because we featured her recipe here on the blog she’ll get a $10 Amazon gift card!  Send in your recipe and if we feature your recipe – you’ll get a $10 Amazon gift card as well.

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Need a Slow Cooker? I’ve found the best places to look are Costco and Amazon in terms of price and quality.  See all the current slow cookers available on Amazon at this time.

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Gymboree – EXTRA 40% off sitewide, up to 80% off sale prices, great prices!

Gymboree has some fantastic discounts right now on clothing right now. They are taking an extra 40% off sitewide, including sale items! Plus if you happen to have a mailer coupon for 20% off – this is in addition to the sale prices. AND you’ll earn Gymbucks – $25 for every $50 you purchase.

Shipping is a flat $5 and FREE on orders over $75. Here’s a quick peek at some of the deals that I spotted:


Striped Hooded Henley – $7.79

Retail Price: $24.95
You Save: $17.16


Dark Skinny Jeans – $9.59

Retail Price: $32.95
You Save: $23.36


Slim Fit Twill Pants – $8.39

Retail Price: $29.95
You Save: $21.56

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Hatley – FREE shipping sitewide, October 24 – 26

THIS WEEKEND ONLY! Free Shipping site wide, No minimum. Save Now!

Hatley rolled out a special promotion this weekend – FREE shipping sitewide, with no minimum. Looks like this includes clearance or “Outlet” items! I see kid’s shoes for $14.50 (reg. $30) and items starting as low as $1.63 (greeting cards) and some cute gifts for around $5 (reg. $10).

I’ll work to update this post with specific deals, but wanted to give you the heads up before the best deals sold out! You can find the best deals in the sale section.

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Cowboy Dad mug – $5 (reg. $10)

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These Fresh Flowers Canvas shoes are $14.50 (reg. $29). Limited sizes.

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Ditsy Butterflies Canvas Shoes – $14.50 (reg. $29), limited sizes

Boys Whales Canvas Shoes – $14.50 (reg. $29), limited sizes

Scattered Sails Canvas Shoes – $14.50 (reg. $29), limited sizes

Shop the SALE section at Hatley here.

 

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Rise and Shine October 24 – Hobby Farms, Stride Rite sale, Garmin Vivofit, Starbucks Doubleshot, 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.

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Good morning! Happy Friday! Yesterday I had slow cooker success and made the most delicious Olive Garden (Copy Cat) Zuppa Toscana soup. It was a big hit and I’ll be sharing the recipe hopefully later today.

As I mentioned yesterday I kept my son home from school because he wasn’t feeling well. He ended up taking a nearly 3-hour nap yesterday afternoon – something that he hasn’t done for a LONG time! Mr. Queen Bee sent me a text around 5 p.m. offering to pick up dinner on the way home – as he knew it would be a busy day with the kids staying home unexpectedly. BUT thanks to the slow cooker – we not only ate at home but it didn’t come out of a box, package or freezer. Gotta love that.

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Yesterday I shared this Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili. It’s really delicious and you really can’t taste the pumpkin. It’s a fantastic fall dish packed with lots of nutrients from the pumpkin puree.

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We continue to update this week’s Best Halloween candy deals with prices at our local stores. We even include Costco and we list the prices per ounce so you can find the BEST price in your area. We do all the hard work – you just need to decide if you’re going to buy candy you like (so you can enjoy leftovers) or candy you don’t like (so you don’t enjoy leftovers). :)

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Graco RoomFor2 Stand and Ride Classic Connect Stroller – $70.99 (reg. $149), BEST price!

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Graco RoomFor2 Stand and Ride Classic Connect Stroller, Metropolis

Amazon has the Graco RoomFor2 Stand and Ride Classic Connect Stroller, Metropolis on sale for $95.99 (reg. $149) and when you add it to your cart another $25 comes off and it drops to $70.99.

  • Tandem baby stroller is ideal for families of twins or two young children. Multi-position front seat and rear bench seat with standing platform.
  • The tandem baby stroller for a young baby .The swiveling front wheels feature built-in suspension for easy maneuverability and can be locked for greater stability when strolling over uneven terrain.
  • Both seats accommodate up to 50 pounds for supreme flexibility. The rear seat offers a 3-point harness for the padded bench. When standing on the platform, riding handles provide extra stability for your child will while strolling.
  • Leave the country behind with this sleek, urban fashion. Metropolis offers a trendy and sporty look for your baby with metallic, textured fabrics.
  • Machine-washable seats are easy to clean.

Ships FREE. Amazon prices can change at anytime. 

Find it here: Graco RoomFor2 Stand and Ride Classic Connect Stroller

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Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

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Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili

This Slow Cooker Turkey Pumpkin Chili recipe is amazing! I admit, I was a little leery when I read that it had pumpkin puree in it. I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin (don’t shoot me!) – but I was told it wouldn’t have an overwhelming pumpkin flavor – so I went for it, and I’m so glad I did. It’s a gorgeous, bright chili that feels like you’re serving up a bowll full of fall. And the pumpkin adds a creaminess that I haven’t found with other chili recipes. Not to mention the added nutrients from the pumpkin puree.

I used my homemade pumpkin puree that was super easy to make.

INGREDIENTS

2 pounds of ground turkey

1/2 tsp olive oil

1 onion, chopped

3 garlic cloves, minced

1 teaspoon, chili powder

2 bay leaves

2 teaspoon, cumin

1 teaspoon, oregano

2 cans white northern beans or navy beans (15 oz), rinsed and drained

2 cups chicken broth

15 oz pumpkin puree (NOT pumpkin filling)
Make your own with a $0.99 Sugar Pumpkin – here’s my tutorial for homemade pumpkin puree. I actually threw my into the crockpot frozen, since I had frozen the puree in 1 cup increments.

4.0 oz – 4.5 oz canned chopped green chili

salt and pepper to taste

Optional garnishes: chopped cilantro, chives, sour cream, avocados, chips

HOW TO PREPARE

1.) Heat a large saute pan over high heat and lightly spray with oil. Add ground turkey and cook, at least five minutes, until lightly browned.

2.) Add cooked turkey to slow cooker

3.) Add all the other ingredients to the slow cooker.

4.) Cover and cook on high for four (4) hours or low for eight (8) hours

5.) Remove bay leaves, adjust seasoning to taste and serve!

This recipe was sent in by Jenny W as part of our Crock-tober series. Send in your recipe and if I feature your recipe on the blog you’ll get a $10 Amazon gift card! 

(Source: Skinny Taste)

Here are other Slow Cooker Crockpot recipes we’ve recently posted:

See Amazon’s best selling slow cookers and Crockpots here

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Learning Resources Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes – $9.99 (reg. $18.99), BEST price

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Learning Resources Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes

Amazon has the Learning Resources Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes on sale for $9.99 (reg. $18.99). This is the BEST price it has been on Amazon and lowest I’m seeing online.

  • A delicious way to encourage shape and color identification and build fine motor skills
  • These 8 two-part cupcakes pull apart to reveal a circle, square, triangle, rectangle, oval, hexagon, star and heart
  • Match the shapes to put them back together; Then match the shape to the pan bottom

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

Find it here: Learning Resources Smart Snacks Shape Sorting Cupcakes

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Rise and Shine October 23 – Slow Cooker potato soup, Target clearance, Dreamworks HD movies, 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! Today is one of those slow-motion-sorta-days. I woke up with a sore throat and I’m keeping my sweet boy home from school because he’s not feeling well either. I knew he was fighting something last night when he came home from school complaining his legs were tired (this coming from the kid who runs everywhere) and he grabbed his lovey Curious George and camped out on the couch. We have big plans this weekend – including a fall festival tomorrow night – so I’m hoping the restful day will be just what the doctor ordered. I suppose it’s that time of year – and I’m hoping everyone is healthy and well in your home!

Yesterday I hit up my local QFC (Kroger store) and didn’t use even one coupon. Crazy, right? Even my favorite cashier was shocked. :) But I really didn’t buy much packaged food – and nearly everything in my cart was a manager markdown.

  • Two 5-pound bags of red potatoes – $0.99 each (reg. $3.99)
  • Bananas – $0.49/lb (reg. $0.69)
  • Fancy tomatoes on the vine, clamshell – $1.99 (reg. $4.99)
  • Fresh salsa from the deli – $1.49 (reg. $4)
  • Baby bella portabella mushrooms – $2.19 (reg. $3.99)
  • Italian sausage – $2.99 (reg. $5.99)
  • Extra, extra lean ground turkey – $4.29 (reg. $6.99)
  • Marked down pork chops
  • I also found Kroger non-scented dryer sheets $1.49/box (reg. $4.99), method hand soap $1.49 and lots of frozen food markdowns.
  • Grapes – $1.68/lb, no markdown, just sale price?

I came home and used the marked down mushrooms and sausage to whip up some of this Slow Cooker Tortellini soup – but because I didn’t have all day, I made it on the stove top. I cooked the sausage (whole) and sliced mushrooms in a little chicken broth, until they were golden brown. Then I added the rest of the ingredients. I didn’t have tortellini and substituted frozen ravioli, then left out the cheese from the recipe and it was perfect.

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Today I’m going to try a crockpot recipe today for Olive Garden’s Zuppa Toscana soup! I’m really excited to give it a try. Yesterday I shared this Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup – it’s like having a bowl full of the creamy inside of a twice baked potato. It’s delicious, incredibly filling and very frugal to make.

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*Last week to vote!* Queen Bee Coupons has been nominated for the Best of Western Washington awards – as best neighborhood blog. We are currently ranked #5 and I would love your vote if you think Queen Bee deserves the nomination. I appreciate the votes!

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Last Friday I announced a new giveaway for a $300 Great Wolf Lodge gift cardIt’s my way of saying THANK YOU for following my site, sharing the deal I post and for being part of this amazing community of frugal-minded super stars. Enter to win the $300 Great Wolf Lodge gift card HERE.

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Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup with all the fixin’s

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Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup

Have you ever had a Twice Baked Potato? Well this Slow Cooker Baked Potato Soup is like having a bowl full of the creamy inside of a twice baked potato. It’s delicious, incredibly filling and very frugal to make. Oh and easy, too.

INGREDIENTS

3 1/2 pounds of potatoes, peeled and cut into 3/4 inch pieces – I probably used more like 4 pounds

1 red pepper, seeded and chopped – I left this out to avoid my kids complaining

1 package (10 oz) of frozen chopped broccoli

4 cups of low sodium chicken stock – I used my slow cooker chicken broth from earlier in the week.

1/3 cup of half and half

1/3 cup of sour cream (plus extra for garnish)

1 tbsp cornstarch

1 1/4 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

Garnish ideas – Sour cream, scallions, bacon (cooked and crumbled), shredded cheese, diced ham – what else do you put on your baked potatoes?

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HOBO Lauren Patent Wallet – $54.27 (reg. $110), BEST price

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HOBO Lauren Patent Wallet

Amazon dropped the price on this HOBO Lauren Patent Wallet to $54.27 (reg. $110). This is the BEST price this wallet has been on Amazon. The black color is the best price. I’m a super fan of HOBO wallets – I think they are really well made and I have this style (not patent, vintage finish) and I adore it. It’s a nice brand and they stand behind their product (in my experience).  Super reviews.

  • 100% Leather
  • 100% Polyester lining
  • Magnetic closure
  • 5″ high
  • 8.5″ wide
  • Includes interior back wall zipper pocket.

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It’s available in other colors – with prices ranging from $54.27 to $62.57.

Find it here: HOBO Lauren Patent Wallet

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