Rise and Shine April 24 – Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp, Kids Eat FREE Olive Garden, 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. 

Good morning! How is it going today?

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Yesterday I shared a recipe for Strawberry Rhubarb Crisp! Originally posted in late April 2013 the recipe is perfect if you’re harvesting rhubarb from your yard or you can pick some up at a local Farmer’s market. You may also be able to find frozen rhubarb at your local grocery store.

Thanks to a good friend we picked up a 44 pound box of organic Bartlett pears yesterday for just $25. AMAZING deal. And they are delicious. Tonight we plan to make pear sorbet with the kids and I’m looking for pear recipes – thinking a batch of pear sauce (like apple sauce) might be in order. And I need to pick up some blue cheese – because a pear, blue cheese and candied nut salad sounds like a good dinner idea, don’t you think? What are your favorite pear recipes? Remember I haven’t master canning yet (boo-hoo), so I’m looking for pear recipes that are relatively healthy and preserve the pears. Can you freeze pears? 

Did you see all the new grocery deals that rolled out yesterday? QFC sure is impressive with it’s Buy 4, Save $4 sale. If you live near a Kroger-affiliate store, you should have similar deals. The promo is set to run for two weeks!! We’ll add more deals as we find them.

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Rise and Shine April 23 – New grocery deals, FREE shipping Robeez and Gymboree, Breville juicer 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. 

Good morning! How are you today? Today we have a lot of new grocery ads starting! This week I think I’ll be shopping the QFC Buy 4, Save $4 promotion (Franz bread $1.49 and Mom’s cereal $0.99 with no coupons!)  and possibly stop into Albertsons to stock up on Hunt’s Diced Tomatoes. Where will you be shopping this week?

After a bit of a dry spell earlier this week Amazon rolled out some hot deals last night! The clothing deals are fantastic and sell out fast. But I know many of you are snagging them up. I’ll keep my eyes peeled – I’m still not seeing much for girls clothes on sale.

Here are three places you can check for kid’s clothing deals to pop up:

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If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out Red Tricycl’s newest giveaway – you can win the Ultimate Baby Registry – with top-of-the-line baby gear and products. Valued at more than $900, this would be a sweet prize for an expecting mom!

Help-Wanted

I’m hiring for a Recipe and Homemaking Contributor that. The application process ends May 3. Read all about what I’m looking for here.

Coupons 

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$0.55/1 Popchips, 3, 3.5, or 4 oz
$1/1 Afrin Product
$3/1 Barefoot, DVD
$1/2 Dove Silky Smooth Chocolate, 8 – 9.5 oz; Mars brand Candy

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Robeez.com – FREE shipping on all Robeez.com orders with code P4T5CZ at checkout. Valid until April 26, 2014.  Shop Robeez.com here.

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Gymboree - For three days only, over at Gymboree you can get FREE shipping on all orders (US shipping). With prices starting at $5.

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Rise and Shine April 22 – Weight Watchers deals, REI backpack sale, Southwest Quinoa Salad 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. 

Good morning! How is it going? How was your day yesterday? Happy Earth Day today!

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If you haven’t had a chance yet, check out Red Tricycl’s newest giveaway – you can win the Ultimate Baby Registry – with top-of-the-line baby gear and products. Valued at more than $900, this would be a sweet prize for an expecting mom!

Help-Wanted

I’m hiring for a Recipe and Homemaking Contributor that. The application process ends May 3. Read all about what I’m looking for here.

Coupons 

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$2/1 Anacin Product
$1/3 Kraft Jet-Puffed Marshmallows, 8 oz or Larger; Nabisco Honey Maid Grahams, 14 oz or Larger; and Hershey’s Milk Chocolate, 6 pk; Redeemable at Walmart
$1.50/1 Nivea Q10 Skin Firming Lotion, 13.5 oz or 16.9 oz; Gel Cream, 6.7 oz; or Serum, 2.5 oz
$1.50/1 Aquaphor Skin Care, Baby Care, or Lip Care, 0.35 oz Twin Pack – 14 oz
$1.50/1 Eucerin Body Lotion or Creme, 1.7 – 16.9 oz
B1G1 Tai Pei Entree or Appetizer; Maximum Value $3.49
Buy 3 Betty Crocker Hamburger, Tuna, or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Dishes AND get (1) FREE Ground Beef; Excludes Ultimate Helpers; Mail In Rebate; Maximum Value $6.44
$1/2 Betty Crocker Hamburger, Tuna, or Chicken Helper Home Cooked Skillet Meal

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If you’re thinking about joining Weight Watchers, here are some of the most current 2014 Weight Watchers discountsThese offers are only available for a limited time!!

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Target released dozens of new printable coupons yesterday. Don’t wait too long to print these because they sometimes reach their print limit quickly! You can also find new Target Mobile coupons here.

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Rise and Shine April 21 – Easter pics, FREE shipping, Jambox speaker, 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. 

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Good morning! How was your weekend? We celebrated Easter yesterday – what a fun and blessed day we had. I took the day off from blogging and it was a nice break. We had church, an Easter egg hunt, dinner at Grammies and more. It was a fun day. What did you do this weekend?

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Saturday we ran a bunch of errands – including going to the Fred Meyer 16-hour sale. Remember I was telling you about the free activities and cake walks? My daughter won a free cake! She was so excited – and could not believe she got a free pink cake with a bunny. Too much fun. We also stopped into the library and picked up a fresh set of books – so we got lots of cuddling and reading in this weekend.

Help-Wanted

I’m hiring for a Recipe and Homemaking Contributor that. The application process ends May 3. Read all about what I’m looking for here.

Coupons 

$1/1 Hormel Compleats Microwave Meal
$1.50/2 Freschetta Pizza, 14.54 oz or Larger (Zip Code 60629)
$0.50/2 Campbell’s Chunky Soups or Chilis
$1/2 Red Baron Pizza, 14.76 oz or Larger (Zip Code 60629)
$0.50/1 Tony’s Pizza, 11.04 oz or Larger (Zip Code 60629)
$1/1 Dole Fruit Squish’Ems; Available at Walmart (Zip Code 62946)

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There were no inserts in yesterdays paper – which usually means good things for the upcoming weekend! This is a great chance to get organized.

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Here are the highlights of the Target ad for April 21-26. This week you can pick up Glade products for $1.62 with a Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion. Gift card promotions will make Similac formula for $16.99 when you buy 3 and Zyrtec 24 hour tablets for $9.99.

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Here are the CVS deals for April 20 – 26. There is a great money maker on Scope Outlast To Go Mouthwash, limit 2. Also this week, stock up on FREE Almay, CVS Antacids and more! We’ve got a great scenario to make the most of this week’s deals here.

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Rise and Shine April 18 – Great Wolf Lodge sale, Urban Farm magazine, MegaBloks 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. 

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Good morning! Happy Friday!  My son lost his second tooth last night! He is just so excited. And the tooth fairy brought him some shiny quarters and a shiny gold $1 coin. :) That would be his tooth in the bag – they are so small, I’m scared we’ll lose it! Sister is counting the days until she loses one – although she has a few years.

Yesterday the Amazon deals were CRAZY. I can’t believe how many of you were able to snag up the Boys Nautica jackets for $6.69. Amazing. Amazing. The deal lasted for a few hours, too – so they must have had a lot of stock. I’m watching Amazon like a hawk these days because it seems these deals come without warning and they are so exceptional I don’t want to miss them!  Were you able to snag the jacket before it sold out? 

Help-Wanted

I’ve already received a few applications for the Recipe and Homemaking Contributor that I’m hiring. Keep ‘em coming – I have some of the most talented readers! Read all about what I’m looking for here.

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I mentioned yesterday that Great Wolf Lodge is having a Spring Sale – use code SPRING to pay as little as $139.99 a night. This is a HUGE savings over the regular rates. If you have a family of four this is only $35/night, which is unheard of! I heard from my friends on the Queen Bee Facebook page that this code is working for other locations!

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Red Tricycle has a new giveaway – you can win the Ultimate Baby Registry – with top-of-the-line baby gear and products. Valued at more than $900, this would be a sweet prize for an expecting mom! To enter, start on the Red Tricycle giveaway page, enter your email and select a Red Tricycle newsletter edition (for example I would select Seattle) and click the big red ENTER button!

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Rise and Shine April 17 – I’m hiring! Easter cupcakes, *HOT* Nautica fleece deal, Sounders tickets 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. 

Good morning! How are things going this morning? Anything exciting happening at your house this week?

Help-Wanted

Yesterday I finally published a post that’s been on my mind for a long time. I’ve decided to hire someone to help with recipes and homemaking posts. This post came after months of consideration. I struggled with the choice – because I love recipes, I love cooking and I love photography. BUT – these posts are so time consuming. And to do them well can takes hours. This season in my life – with a 6- and 3-year old and a busy blog – I just don’t have the time to do the recipe posts well. We are eating a lot of the same meals these days – many of which I’ve already shared on the site. I could cut out recipes all together – but I believe that cooking meals at home is one of the BEST ways to save money – so I feel like it’s an important part of being a frugal person.  Part of being a good wife, mom and business owner is knowing when to ask for help! So that’s what I’m doing. I think bringing a new person on board – will help us learn new things and cover topics that I’m not totally comfortable with (like canning, baking, etc). And I still plan to share recipes and homemaking posts as time allows – especially with my garden and chickens! Thank you for your patience and I look forward to seeing your application if you’re applying! Read more about this here.

Red-tricycle-Amazon-Baby-Registry-giveaway

Red Tricycle has a new giveaway – you can win the Ultimate Baby Registry – with top-of-the-line baby gear and products. Valued at more than $900, this would be a sweet prize for an expecting mom! To enter, start on the Red Tricycle giveaway page, enter your email and select a Red Tricycle newsletter edition (for example I would select Seattle) and click the big red ENTER button!

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If you’re looking for fun, creative cupcake ideas for Easter – check out my post with these Spring Cupcake Designs. All of them are super simple and you can get all the supplies at the local grocery store.

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Rise and Shine April 16 – Manager markdown mania, Citrus Lane, Weight Watchers 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. 

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Good morning! How are you doing today?  Yesterday my daughter and I went deal hunting and we scored big time! We started at Goodwill where I found Gymboree and Lands End clothing items – as low as $1.99. I love the hunt almost as much as finding the treasures! See more about my Goodwill shopping trip here.

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Then we went to QFC and lucked out big time with the manager markdowns in the produce and meat sections! My cart was almost exclusively items that had been marked down for quick sale. Dole salad blends, carrots, organic spring mix, yogurts, Ball canning supplies, lunch meat and even Jennie-O turkey brats. You can easily save 50% off or more by picking up manager markdowns. The meat went into the freezer. The produce is already on it’s way to being eaten! If you have coupons, you CAN use them on these marked down items – although they may have to be manually entered because they are scanned with the markdown barcode, not the product bar code, so the register has a harder time matching up the coupons with the products. :)

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Citrus Lane is offering $20 off your very first box of kids toys and products. This makes your first box only $9 shipped. I ordered this for my daughter – I’ve heard great things about Citrus Lane and look forward to trying it out. You can read more about this deal here.

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Rise and Shine April 15 – Baby clothes discounts, high-value Kellogg’s coupon, mini-waffle maker 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. 

Good morning! How’s it going this fine morning? Did you stay up for the lunar eclipse last night? I tried to stay up, but I’m a lame duck after 10 and just couldn’t do it. When I checked around that time it was cloudy anyway, so I went to sleep. :)

Yesterday I ventured into WinCo to do a badly needed stock-up trip! I was able to save about $25 with coupons – most of them printables. Many of the deals were from our latest WinCo match-up.  I got FIVE boxes of Triscuit crackers – on sale for $1.66 and using the $1/1 Triscuits coupon from last Sunday’s paper. Made them $0.66 each and they are great to have around.

checking-for-eggs-april-14Checking for eggs. Chicken was in there doing her business, so we close the door and come back later. :) 

We had yet another beautiful weather day here. The chickens and kids are loving it as much as we are. I realize it’s been ages since I shared chicken photos and/or stories and hope to do more in the spring and summer months.

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Yesterday a new printable popped up for $3/3 Kellogg’s Cereals, 8.7 oz or Larger - this is a super high-value coupon and a nice treat after a month that’s been pretty lackluster as far as printable coupons go. We have a Safeway scenario that will get you Special K for just $0.68.

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This morning there are a bunch of discounts on Little Me baby clothing items over on Amazon. Many are at their BEST price and start as low as $3.63! Looks like a lot of items are $4.80 (reg. $16) and many have GREAT reviews. If it’s an add-on item that means you need a minimum purchase of $25 (with Prime) or minimum purchase of $35 if you want FREE Super Saver shipping! Shop Little Me clothing discounts here. You can sort lowest to highest price for the best bargains.

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Rise and Shine April 14 – Save on wedding photography, Target $10 off $50 coupon, 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. 

Good morning! How was your weekend? What an amazing day we had yesterday – with temperatures in the high 60s and lots of sunshine. Looks like today will just as spectacular with the rains returning tomorrow.

I was at the NW Family Expo all day Saturday and it was such a pleasure to meet so many of you! Yesterday we got more yard work done (we spend a lot of time in the yard this time of year!). We also got a lot of cleaning done in preparation for going back back to school today.

Tomorrow is tax day. So if you haven’t yet, it might be a good idea to get started on your 2013 tax return!

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If you missed it Saturday we shared Week six of our seven-week series on Weddings on a budget focuses on Photography! This Saturday series is written by Rebecca Grant owner of New Creations Wedding Design & Coordination, one of Seattle’s Premiere Wedding Coordinators. She’s filled with a wealth of information and she’s a good friend of mine – so I know you’re in good hands.

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Rise and Shine April 11 – Bedroom face lift for under $100, Invicta watches $49.99, best ham prices 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. 

Good morning! It’s Friday. We are rounding up our Spring Break with both the kids and the husband having to go back to work/school next Monday.

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Yesterday we finished painting our bedroom! It was  previously a dark purple, here from when we moved in nearly four years ago. It’s been on my list for a long time. For the cost of a can of paint $32 and some primer (which we bought over a year ago, so I don’t remember how much it was) – the room looks a million times better. I’d say total cost was under $100 if you include things like plastic drop clothes, brushes/rollers, etc. I want to get some new curtains, the ones I have also came with the house – so I’ll be watching Goodwill, Amazon and Target clearance! We even had enough paint left to paint a couple walls in a bathroom. The color is totally neutral because we do plan on selling our house in the next year or two.

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Home Depot, through April 13, has $5 off Behr Premium Plus Ultra 1-gallon cans or $20 off the 5-gallon buckets. This is the paint that has the primer included. We would have done this, but we bought the primer a long time ago. This discount comes off instantly at checkout.

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Oh and if you’re working on building your emergency kit, Home Depot has rolling lawn Rubbermaid bins (32 gallon) for $14.95 right now. I think this seems like a reasonable price and would be great for a portable emergency kit.

Costco has their hanging baskets in!!! We stopped in yesterday for a couple things and I couldn’t help but get some. They are $19.99 and huge. Is it too early to put them out? I will watch the weather and bring them in if it says it will freeze at night. I’m hoping I didn’t jump the gun too early – but I’m ready for Spring!!!

NW-Family-Expo-TacomaTomorrow, Saturday, April 12 I’ll have a booth at the NW Family Expo! I would love for you to stop by my booth and say hi! The NW Family EXPO is at the Pacific Sports and Events Center! It starts at 9 a.m. and goes until 5 p.m. This list of activities, exhibitors and presenters is impressive! Military get in FREE and for the rest, tickets are really reasonable. The first 100 people get FREE tickets to Wild Waves theme park!

Coupons 

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$0.50/1 Quitos Snacks (Zip Code 75034)
$0.25/1 Nuclear Sqworms or Tuxedos Milk Chocolate Covered Almonds; Includes Theater Box, Peg Bag, or Stand Up Bag (Zip Code 70826)
$0.25/1 Sour Jacks or Sun-Maid Milk Chocolate Raisins; Includes Theater Box, Singles, Peg Bag, or Stand Up Bag (Zip Code 70826)
$2/1 Purina Beggin’ Party Poppers Canister or Pouch
$1/2 Kellogg’s Rice Krispies or Cocoa Krispies Cereal, 9 oz or Larger
$2/1 Ultra Dog Food
B4G1 Ultra Boost Trays; Maximum Value $1.89
$2/1 Gillette Clinical Antiperspirant; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day
$1/1 Gillette Clear Gel Antiperspirant; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day
$0.75/1 Pantene Styler or Treatment Product; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Limit of 4 Like Coupons Per Household Per Day
$3/2 Coppertone Sunscreen Products, 2 oz or Larger
$2 off any La Brea Bakery product (Facebook)

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This Sunday we should get 3 coupon inserts – one Red Plum and two Smart Source. You can check out this sneak peak of just SOME of the coupons you should see. We’ve bolded the coupons that I think will make for the best deals.

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If you’re planning a trip to the mall this weekend, be sure to check out this list of printable retail coupons before you go! You can also save money on dining out with our roundup of Restaurant Coupons and Discounts for the week.

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