Rise and Shine May 25 – Memorial Day, Shirt Tales flashback, Rosetta Stone, memory foam mattresses, 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! How are you this morning? How has your weekend been so far? We are honoring Memorial Day this weekend – so grateful for all of our military service personnel and their families. We have so many of you in the Queen Bee Community and I’m so grateful for you. Hugs to you if you’re missing a military family member this weekend and/or mourning someone who has given the ultimate sacrifice for our country through service.

This weekend has been a busy one for us. We started sorting everything in the house into piles so that we can either move, donate/sell or toss items to get the house empty! We started going through boxes in the attic that I’ve had since leaving for college in 1998 – I hadn’t gone through them in probably that long. Lots and lots of letters (snail mail, remember the good ole days?!) and photos. Definitely a blast from the past. There are PILES everywhere but I’m hoping by the end of the week everything will be in it’s place!

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Anyone remember Shirt Tales? A Hallmark card-inspired cartoon from early 1980s? My mom made this Pammy Panda Halloween costume for me when I little. I pulled it out of the attic yesterday and it fits my daughter perfectly! 😉 Costume is probably 30 years old. Lots of flashbacks like this as I go through boxes with childhood memories tucked inside. I’m not downsizing a lot of this (too sentimental!) – just organizing it a bit better so I can find things easier in the future.

Thank you to everyone who shared your tips and ideas for how to save on clothing for 18-inch dolls!

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Rise and Shine May 22 – Downsizing toys, Coleman camping gear sale, home projector, $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! It’s FRIDAY! I’m so stinking happy about this. It’s been A week. Seriously.

Yesterday the kids and I had an appointment in Seattle in the morning, so after finishing up Rise and Shine (sorry about all those typos yesterday, apparently I was a little distracted!) we rushed up to the big city. After our appointment we continued to head north to the Alderwood Mall to hit up the American Girl store and the LEGO store.

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My kids have been so amazing about downsizing toys – no complaining – they have been 100% on board with the process and our next chapter. In the last five months we’ve sold and donated so many toys and it has been amazingly freeing for us all. Our kids are playing outside more than ever, reading more, playing in their rooms longer without the overwhelming piles of stuff, and clean-up is no longer a battle – it all goes into a few bins. It’s has been a good choice for our family to simplify in the toy department. BUT – with that said – I promised them that they could use some of the funds from their toy sales to buy one or two SPECIAL toys. My daughter has been asking for an American Girl doll for the last year – and she finally got one yesterday! My son opted for a couple LEGO sets and Nintendo DS games he’s been wanting. We went from having piles of toys we half-cared-about to fewer toys that we love – that can be played with in many capacities. I can honestly say – we are all happier.  The kids and I had a FUN-filled day together – even despite Seattle traffic. :)

Now I need tips and ideas for how to save on American Girl (or 18-inch doll) clothing. The store was amazing, the customer service over-the-top, but the prices – oh my goodness, I think I was a little shocked. For example, a jacket for Grace (the doll my daughter picked out) was $38! We picked up a few accessories (not the jacket!), but I’m hoping we can find other ways to save on 18-inch doll accessories – they don’t have to be the American Girl brand. Share your ideas on this post! 

Do you have any plans this weekend? We have a couple kid’s birthday parties and a family barbecue. Good stuff. And tonight – I have a HOT date with my husband packing and sorting stuff in preparation for the move.

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We’ll also be celebrating Memorial Day this weekend – so grateful for all of our military service personnel and their families. We have so many of you in the Queen Bee Community and I’m so grateful for you. Hugs to you if you’re missing a military family member this weekend and/or mourning someone who has given the ultimate sacrifice for our country through service.

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Rise and Shine May 21 – Flat tires, Tea Collection sale, All Recipes magazine, hammocks and 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!  I hope your week is going well. How was your day yesterday?

Yesterday we had our septic system inspected and pumped in preparation for the sale of our house – FUN times! The septic company was really awesome – even pointed out that I had a very low tire on my old car, which I hadn’t noticed. Thanks to a nail in my tire it was practically flat. After the septic appointment I took it to my ABSOLUTE favorite car shop in the world, Larsen’s Automotive (Olympia, WA) and they patched the small hole in under 5 minutes. They didn’t even charge me. Gasp. Does that ever happen these days? My car is 12 years old with 105,000 miles on it – and it has had its fair share of maintenance in the last few years – but Larsen’s Automotive has really taken care of my car – for reasonable prices with quick turnaround and super customer service. I’m not compensated or discounted in anyway to share that with you – I just like them that much! {p.s. if you have a similar tire issue (and don’t live in Olympia to hit up Larsen’s) I’m fairly certain most Les Schwab stores offer FREE patching or plugs, call and ask your neighborhood store.}

We keep jumping through the hoops toward selling our house – inspection, appraisal, septic – check, check, check – rounding the corner to our closing date, which I’m praying comes and goes without incident.

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If you haven’t checked it out yet, here is a big round-up of Washington Staycation ideas (South Puget Sound edition). There are so many opportunities in this state for fun, frugal, family activities. Leave a comment if I’ve left something out! I hope you like it!

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Rise and Shine May 20 – Grocery markdowns, American Girl sale, Shutterfly promo, 60% off swimwear, 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! Well hello there, sweet friends!  How are you doing today?

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Yesterday I stopped into QFC and found some great markdowns. I’ve been WAITING to find ground turkey on markdown! Looks like we’ll have taco salads for dinner tonight. . . again, ha! We know what we like and the leftovers can’t be beat. :) Also found marked down mushrooms, yogurt, sour cream, celery and a vegetable tray (my son’s favorite).

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Last night, Mr. Q Bee was mowing the yard (he’s such a hard worker, so grateful for him) and he found this little bird’s nest near the house – in the grass! Isn’t that the craziest thing – a birds nest on the ground? We have found these in our hanging baskets before but we put out the baskets late this year (and then sold them at our last garage sale), so maybe this was the back-up plan. :)

I cannot believe that we only have 12 days of school left. Summer is so close. This is both exhilarating and terrifying! 😉 Do you have any fun plans this summer? I’d love to hear! This weekend is also Memorial Day – so a holiday for many folks – any plans?

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Rise and Shine May 19 – Melissa & Doug art supply sale, Amazon 20% off coupon code, Crocs, 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! How are you today? Yesterday my sweet girl wasn’t feeling well – and I wasn’t either. We ended up getting a big bowl of Miso soup for lunch- which she LOVES and then took a nap yesterday afternoon – I think we both needed a day like that.

Last night night I took my son to get his hair cut – it had reached “poofy” levels as he would say. And although that never bothered him before, now that he’s almost 8, I guess he cares about his hair. . . a little. So we got him trimmed up.  I don’t cut his hair anymore after this incident.

We also dropped our filing cabinet off at Goodwill (since we shredded all our old papers!) and stopped into the see if we could find any secondhand treasures. We found two Percy Jackson paperback books and started reading the first one of the series last night. Reading out loud to my son is one of my FAVORITE parts of the day – he could listen for hours, if I would read that long. It’s one of those things he won’t let me do forever – so I make time for it every chance I get!  Side note – I did see the The Lightning Thief (Percy Jackson and the Olympians Book 1) {Kindle Edition} is $0.99 right now (reg. $7.99). Great price!

Last night I went through all my kid’s baby clothes, shoes and toys. As many of you have mentioned – the sentimental stuff is where downsizing gets a little tricky. I had clothes, toys and shoes spread over about 4 – 5 storage bins. I narrowed it down to three bins. One for each kiddo and then one for toys and books that they both loved. I can always get rid of more later – but I don’t want to regret parting with things before I’m ready. Sometimes downsizing is a process – you go through and then a few years later – you go through again. :) I’m okay with that.

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Speaking of little ones, Amazon has a new promo for buy 2 Melissa & Doug arts and crafts, get one FREE.  Many of these items are add-on items, which means you need to spend a minimum of $25. But I figure if you buy six, you’ll get two FREE and get FREE shipping. Comes out to about $3.62 each. These are GREAT for road trips, rainy summer days and even Christmas gifts – my kids love them. You can get the deal details here.

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Rise and Shine May 18 – Downsizing update, Washington staycation ideas, American Girl sale, 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!  How was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? I’d love to hear what you did!

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On Friday we had a garage sale and got rid of some more stuff. This would be the SECOND garage sale since we’ve started this downsizing process. I shared that we made about $1,015 this week in our downsizing update. I can’t even believe we have more stuff in our house. I read this article this weekend – 21 Surprising Statistics That Reveal How Much Stuff We Actually Own – it’s a bit sobering! If all goes as planned, we have to be out of the house in three weeks and I’m starting to get anxious as the “deadline” approaches, but I know we can do it.

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This weekend my husband and I had a *HOT* date Saturday shredding about 12 years worth of papers. I’ve always been super organized when it comes to filing paperwork, but never good about shredding stuff we don’t need anymore. We finally shredded things like – old student loans (paid off), old car papers (no longer own), old invoices, old bank statements and more. This article from Consumer Reports has great tips for how long you should keep items. Our paperwork only filled ONE, two-drawer filing cabinet – but now that cabinet is EMPTY and we have just the essentials to keep. We ended up burning up our trusty paper shredder before we reached the end of the pile, but I guess Office Depot/Office Max will shred your stuff for a nominal price – so we’ll take the rest there. :)

My goal for this week is to downsize my digital photos – I found I easily have over 100,000 images on my desktop and laptop combined. Most of them are blogging images – like 200 photos from a stop into Safeway. :) I need to go through and delete the old, blurry and duplicate ones. After I’ve cleaned out my photos I plan to upload them to Amazon’s cloud service – FREE photo storage!

I also want to sell some of my bigger furniture – we will be selling nearly all our furniture. :) Even our beds. Gasp, it’s true. So I hope to get those items listed this week. Check back in next Sunday for another downsizing update.

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We’ve been working hard on this big round-up of Washington Staycation ideas (South Puget Sound edition). There are so many opportunities in this state for fun, frugal, family activities. Leave a comment if I’ve left something out! I hope you like it!

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Rise and Shine May 14 – Broccoli stir fry, Robeez shoes, Family Handyman, Lids Clearance sale, 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! How are you doing this fine morning? I stayed up way too late last night working on plans for when we move. I probably should have been getting ready for our garage sale that starts tomorrow – but dreaming of fun summer plans was a lot more fun.

Just a heads up – I probably won’t have a Rise and Shine post tomorrow morning – I’ll be busy setting up for the garage sale. But we will be posting the best deals of the day – all day long, so don’t forget to stop by and see what’s new.

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Dinner tonight will probably be this Broccoli and Sausage stir fry.  Thanks to the Fred Meyer Founder’s Day sale I picked up broccoli for $0.99/lb and got a great deal on mushrooms. I have sausage and parmesan from Costco and pasta in my stockpile. This recipe calls for a lot of oregano – I left it out last time and it still tasted great.

Let’s talk sweepstakes. I posted them pretty regularly a couple years ago, but we stopped posting after getting complaints that they distracted from the couponing content. I’m itching to get back into sweeping and wanted to know how people would feel if we started posting sweepstakes again? Anyone still entering sweepstakes regularly and winning? Would LOVE to hear if you are!

Do you have any plans this weekend? 

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$1.00 off Quaker Quick 3-Minute Steel Cut Oatmeal
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Rise and Shine May 13 – Whole roasting chickens, backyard pool, Quicksilver clothing, 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! I just didn’t want to get out of bed this morning! :)

Last night I cooked up that $5 ham in the crockpot and roasted up a bunch of vegetables to go with it. It turned out great and we have lots of ham left over. So we’re having breakfast for dinner tonight – ham, pepper, mushroom scramble with Tillamook cheddar – thanks to the Fred Meyer Founder’s Day sale.

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I did go to Fred Meyer yesterday – the deals this week are fantastic! Especially in the produce department – the prices seem really strong. I picked up the whole roasters for $0.88 a pound and I hope to roast those up tomorrow. I specifically buy two and roast two chickens at a time – it’s the same amount as work/prep as one and then you have lots of leftovers that can be used for slow cooker chicken broth, soup and well any meal that calls for chicken. :) The roasted vegetables on the bottom are probably my favorite part of the meal. So easy!

I went through the kitchen last night, trying to downsize – this would be ROUND 2 of the kitchen. I am setting stuff aside for the garage sale. I’m getting rid of about 8 pans and pots that came in this big set we bought a few years ago. Who are we kidding? We use the same 3-4 pots for every meal. I also cleaned out the utensil drawer and under the sink.

Storing-Kids-Art-SuppliesThis is how we store our art supplies – in a big ottoman in the office/family room. This photo is when they are organized – which is a rarity!  The kids do art daily – but the volume of supplies was ridiculous and embarrassing. 

And yesterday the kids helped me clean out their art bin (which is actually a big ottoman) – sorting through all our art supplies and recycling all the half-used, cut-up, ripped coloring books that we get from the Dollar Tree. We kept less than 10 coloring books (I’m embarrassed to say how many we had before). Guess what? The kids are doing art this morning – because it’s no longer so overwhelming to find things and to get creative!!!

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Rise and Shine May 12 – Crockpot ham, Amazon promo codes, Seahawks socks, Winco deals, 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! Yesterday I stopped into QFC to pick up some fresh food for the week. I found all kinds of deals. Lots of marked down Greek yogurt for $0.39, Frigo mozzarella $3.69 (plus an old $0.55 printable), mushrooms $1.19, five apples for $0.99 . . . but the biggest highlight was a Hormel Cure81 ham for $5.29!! It was originally $31.84 but they marked them down to $1.29/lb so it was $10.29 and then they added an extra $5 off. So guess what we’ll have for dinner tonight!?!

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I’ll be putting the ham in the slow cooker today – such an easy way to make the ham. We’ll use the marked down mushrooms and mozzarella for pizza (possibly?). Or maybe I’ll use the leftover ham and mushrooms for omelets/egg scramble for dinner tomorrow night – I also got a package of FREE Kroger breakfast sausages thanks to a mailer coupon from QFC, so that might work!

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This morning we updated the big list of Amazon promotions and coupons. I found a LOT of really great brands on sale an extra 30% off with Subscribe and Save. Check under the household heading. Save on toilet paper, paper towels, napkins, Clorox wipes, laundry detergent and more. See the list of Amazon promotions and coupons here.

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Olive Garden has a new coupon available for up to 20% off when you dine with friends! You’ll save 10% off a party of two, 15% off a party of three and  20% off party of four or more (up to $50). This coupon is valid through May 17, 2015.

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Rise and Shine May 11 – Downsizing update, Craftsy class sale (last day!), Gymboree free shipping, 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! How was your weekend!?!

Saturday my husband and I spent the day together, getting a lot of errands and running around done – thanks to Grandma watching the kids! We started the day early enough to eat breakfast out – a rare treat for us. For my local readers, we went to Moonrise Cafe in Lakewood – so yummy!

Mother’s Day was calm and quiet (just the way I like it!) – we went to Grandma’s house for a late lunch and just enjoyed time together as a family. My husband washed and vacuumed our vehicles last night – what a treat, I love a clean car!

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Yesterday I shared a downsizing update – it had been a full three weeks since I had shared an update and a lot has happened! We sold our house (it’s under contract) and I sold a few higher-end items. I am going to do another garage sale this Friday – because I’m crazy and I still have more items to get rid of before we move.

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Last night I shared a Secondhand Sunday deal with you – Melissa found a pair of Stuart Weitzman leather wedges for $6.71 at her local thrift shop. What an amazing deal! Did you find any secondhand treasures this weekend at garage sales or thrift shops?

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Today is the last day of the Craftsy Class sale – Learn to do something new – sewing, gardening, photography, cake decorating and more. Up to $20 off ALL online classes – prices as low as $9.99.  Shop Craftsy here.

Coupons

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$1.00 off 2 Campbell’s Healthy Request soups
$0.50 off any ONE Kellogg’s Krave Cereal
$1.00 off (1) Quart of LACTAID Ice Cream
$0.50 off any ONE Kellogg’s Froot Loops Cereal
$0.75 off any Two (2) TONY’S Pizzas
$4.00 off Flonase Allergy Relief 120 spray bottle
$0.25 off ONE Bounty Paper Towel
$1.00 off one Purex PowerShot™ Laundry Detergent
$0.75 off ONE (1) Windex product
$1.00 off XTRA™ Liquid Detergent
$0.55 off (1) Energizer batteries or flashlight
$1.05 off (1) Energizer EcoAdvanced™ batteries
$0.75 off any ARM & HAMMER™ Spinbrush™ Toothbrush
$0.75 off ARM & HAMMER™ Truly Radiant™ Rinse
$0.50 off ONE COVERGIRL Lip Product
$2.00 off (1) Sally Hansen Hair Removal Product
$0.50 off any ONE (1) ARM & HAMMER™ Toothpaste
$1.00 off any CLEAN & CLEAR product
$2.00 off ONE CLEAN & CLEAR ADVANTAGE product
$1.50 off 10 oz bag of Nudges Dog Treats
$3.00 off one PLAY-DOH MARVEL SMASHDOWN HULK Toy

Online and Retail Sale

Gymboree - Free Shipping 5-11-15

Gymboree – FREE Shipping plus Summer Shop $12.99 or less. TODAY only.  Shop Gymboree here.

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Nordstrom – It’s currently Clinique Bonus time with a FREE bonus bag with any Clinique purchase $32 or more.  For your bonus you get to pick between two cosmetic bags filled with seven deluxe samples – both valued at $85 each. And if you spend $55 or more you ALSO receive a full-size Take the Day Off Makeup Remover (4.2 oz), an $18.50 value.  PLUS Nordstrom always offers two FREE samples with any beauty purchase – those should pop up on your way to checkout!  All orders from Nordstrom ship FREE. This offer usually sells out. 

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Rise and Shine May 8 – Tomato Avocado salad, FREE 8×10, Clinique bonus time, Crayola sale


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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! TGIF sweet friends! How are you doing? Glad it’s Friday? I am! Do you have any fun plans? I’d love to hear about them!

I don’t know what’s going on with my sweet boy – but he woke up yesterday again with an upset stomach. Glad I kept him home from school another day – he was in the bathroom most of it. He stayed home Tuesday for the same thing and I’m keeping him home again today since he was still sick last night. Hoping it passes quickly, I hate seeing the little guy under the weather.

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I threw all this into the crockpot yesterday morning for slow cooker quinoa chili and I’m glad I did. My handsome husband had parent/teacher conferences until late last night and with a sick kid at home – this was an easy solution for dinner! I left out the chicken and used red quinoa instead of regular – since that’s what we had.

Tomato-Avocado-Lime-Salad-recipe

I also had some tomatoes and avocados that needed to be used up – so I made this Tomato, Avocado Lime salad yesterday for lunch. It turned out awesome. I think it would make a good relish for a burger or a salsa, too.

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For those of you with Safeway stores, don’t miss this HOT promotion on gift cards. Patrice shared with me how you can get a $50 JC Penney card for $30, after e-coupon and promo – makes it as low as $30 out of pocket. Plus there is a $10 off $25 JCP coupon and a $5 iBotta offer when you spend $25 at JCP. It’s like a quadruple DIP deal – which is a RARE event these days. :) Let me know if you’re able to get it!

Coupons

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Sunday Coupon Preview May 10 – Two Inserts, Smart Source and Red Plum

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$0.55 off Louisiana Fish Fry Products Cobbler Mix
Buy KING’S HAWAIIAN Burger Buns, Get Manwich Free
$0.75 off (2) Musselman’s Apple Sauce 46-48 oz
$1.00 off any ONE (1) Shout product
$1.50 off TWO COVERGIRL Eye Products
$0.50 off ONE COVERGIRL Liquid Foundation product
$5.00 off (1) Purina Pro Plan Perform litter

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Rise and Shine May 7 – QFC ad update, Target clearance, Adobe Photoshop, tech accessories and 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! Thank you so much for all the comments on yesterday’s Rise and Shine post. Your feedback and encouragement was just what I needed to feel like I have some direction for moving forward.

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We will be hand-typing up QFC deals – and they could be done as early as tonight. It’s my favorite store and I know we do such a good job covering it that it’s become a favorite of many of you, too! So expect that to stick around. You can see the great unadvertised QFC deals we posted yesterday here.

As I mentioned on Facebook – I’m just trying to find my place in this changing coupon scene. So many of you aren’t couponing like you did a few years ago – I know that I’m not. The coupon values are down, store prices are up, coupon policies are tighter, printable coupons aren’t scanning and the scenarios are getting more complicated than we’ve ever seen. It’s no wonder we’re all shifting toward other focuses. Thank you for your encouragement and I promise I’ll do my best to continue to provide value where I think it fits well with your needs! I have the best readers – thank you!

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Many of you said you’re shopping a lot at Costco these days. Here’s the newest coupon book, it starts TODAY,  Costco Deals for May 7 – 31– Great deals on Ziploc, Huggies, Cascade Complete, and more!

Coupons

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$1.00 off (1) Purex Baby Liquid detergent
$0.70 off any one True Citrus Product
$0.55 off Louisiana Fish Fry Products Cobbler Mix
$3.00 off L’Oreal Paris Revitalift Volume Filler
$1.00 off any PURELL 35 Count Canister Wipe

Online and Retail Sale

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TOMS has released several new promotions – $5 off $25 purchase with code SPRING15 or $10 off $100 purchase with code FLOWERS at checkout.  Shipping is FREE on orders $25 or more.  Valid through May 31.

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