Rise and Shine December 17 – Manager markdowns, Frozen magazine, Target boots, Amazon deals. . .


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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 today? I pushed the sleep button a few too many times this morning, but after a few cups of coffee, I’m ready to go!

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Yesterday I stopped into my local QFC store (Kroger) and scored big with markdowns! It’s hit or miss, but I almost always find deals on produce and dairy. My favorite deals were the the peppers – 3 or 4 in a bag for $0.99 cents! I bought three bags and when I got home I diced up two of the bags for salads and for fajitas (slices). I also found portobello mushrooms on markdown – so tonight we’ll have portobello mushroom fajitas for dinner! My kids devour the veggie trays – in fact they ate one with dinner last night – so $1.99 (reg. $5.99) is a super deal for us. I also bought green beans, yogurts, orange juice and salad mix marked down. Most of the items don’t technically “expire” until Saturday – so we have time to eat before then. Have you found any good markdowns lately? 

I still haven’t ordered my Christmas cards. . .maybe today.

Coupons

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$1.00 off any TWO (2) V8 100% vegetable juice
$0.75 off any ONE (1) McCormick Skillet Sauce
$4.00 off any Osteo Bi-Flex or Osteo Bi-Flex edge
$3.00 off The Skeleton Twins on DVD or Blu-ray
$5.00 off Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
$0.50 off 25oz or larger Palmolive Liquid Dish
$1.50 off any two BAND-AID First Aid products
$5.00 off any Coty Woman’s Fragrance Gift Set

Online and Retail Sale

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*Ends tonight!* ThinkGeek is offering FREE Shipping, no minimum when you use code SHIPUS at checkout through today only.  ThinkGeek has unique and fun items for every fan of Minecraft, LEGO, Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who and more!

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REI Outlet is running a new deal of the day, through December 22, and today save an EXTRA 25% off packs and luggage! The discount comes off automatically at checkout. PLUS they are offering FREE shipping (no minimum) for a limited time!

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All You magazine – Extended offer to get 2 subscriptions for the price of one. This is great if you’re wanting to renew for yourself and get a gift for someone else! You’ll get two one-year subscriptions for $19.92 – or $9.96 each.

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Rise and Shine December 16 – Lots of online sales, Redbox code, board games on 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 today? I can’t believe it’s already the 16th of December – this month has been going so quickly. I appreciate your patience with me as postings are a bit more intermittent or it may take a little longer to respond to emails or Facebook questions/comments. It’s this time of year that I start feeling burned out, if I’m being completely honest, and I’m trying to soak in the holiday spirit with my kiddos. I am committed to delivering the best deals – and will keep posting the best we can find – as we’re able to, of course. :)

Away from the blog, we’ve been busy collecting toys to donate to two of our favorite local non-profits this Christmas. I’ll have more details on that later this week. It’s thanks to you and your support of this blog, that helps us support others during the holidays – and we’re so grateful for that. I’ve been on a cleaning streak and plan to drop a big load off at Goodwill later today. it feels good to get things organized and decluttered before the holiday break.

I still haven’t ordered my Christmas cards! Gah! I have the best of intentions and it’s on my list for today. How about you? If you’re doing holiday cards, where did you order your cards from this year?

If you’re hosting Christmas – what’s on your menu this year? I’m trying to figure out what we’re having. I think we’ll do ham this year but I want some inspiration for some side dishes. :) I’d love your ideas and/or favorite holiday recipes.

Coupons

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$1.00 off ONE Pampers Swaddlers Diapers
$1.00 off ONE Pampers Baby Dry Diapers
$1.00 off ONE Pampers Cruisers Diapers
$1.00 off any TWO (2) V8 100% vegetable juice
$0.75 off Minute Maid Frozen Lemon Juice 7.5 fl oz
$2.00 off one issue of PEOPLE magazine
$0.75 off any ONE (1) McCormick Skillet Sauce
$3.00 off The Skeleton Twins on DVD or Blu-ray
$5.00 off Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
$0.25 off ONE Bounty Napkins
$0.50 off 25oz or larger Palmolive Liquid Dish
$0.25 off ONE Bounty Paper Towel
$1.50 off ONE Oral-B Pulsar Toothbrush
$1.50 off any two BAND-AID First Aid products
$0.50 off Gillette, Venus or Satin Care Shave Gel

Online and Retail Sale

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Gymboree has FREE shipping on all orders (no minimum), plus 50% off everything on the site. PLUS save an extra 15% off. Enter code FESTIVE15 at checkout for the additional savings and FREE shipping.

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6pm.com –  TODAY only save 15% off your entire order with code 6PMEU1216201415114 at checkout. This is valid December 16, 2014 only.  All orders ship FREE.

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Children’s Place currently has 50% off sitewide – no coupon needed! They also have FREE shipping on all orders, no minimum.

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Rise and Shine December 12 – REI Deal of the Day, State Necklaces, Hatley 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! TGIF! How are you doing today? I can’t believe we only have 13 days until Christmas! I am soaking in the Season and I hope you are too. I apologize for the lack of Rise and Shine articles – it’s such a busy time that I don’t get to it every day in December.

Cabelas-santa-photoPhoto of my son FIVE years ago on Santa’s lap at Cabela’s! How time flies. . . 

Do you have any big plans this weekend? I was thinking we’d try and see Santa at Cabela’s – that’s FREE and a lot less crowded than the mall usually. And I think on Sunday the kids and I will bake some sugar cookies. Of course we have football on the docket for Sunday and I have a bunch of business accounting to do (blech!) so that I can get caught up before the end of the year. What’s your favorite sugar cookie recipe? 

We’ve had a lot of reports of prowling and trespassing these past couple weeks in our neighborhood. It’s unnerving. I woke up one day last week to both our side gates being open, a chair propped under one of our windows, and our screen door open to our slider. Thankfully I’m crazy about locking the doors every night and we have wooden sticks in all our windows and our slider door for added security – so the prowler left empty handed. We live in an average neighborhood – but crime can happen anywhere – and it’s especially prevalent during the holiday season. So in the last couple days we’ve added padlocks to our side gates and I picked up a solar panel motion detector flood light at my local Lowe’s and we “installed” it on the side of the house for better lighting. Because it’s solar powered it needs no plugin and we saved the cost of having an electrician come out and wire it. So far it’s working brilliantly – much brighter than I expected and it’s amazing that it still is powered even with all the grey and rainy days we’ve had around here. I don’t believe in living a life of fear – but there are things you can do to proactively protect yourself and deter people making bad choices. :)

As for deals, we still have about a week before shipping times are going to get short. Amazon of course has 2-day shipping for Prime members – but I don’t think you’ll want to wait until Dec. 21 or Dec. 22 to make your purchases. :) I’m hoping deals will continue to be strong throughout the next week – so we can all wrap up our shopping needs and settle in and enjoy Christmas.

And I still need to order my Christmas cards! I’ve been unimpressed with the card offers and deals. Hoping we see some much stronger discounts this coming week.

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If you’re looking for a gift for a kiddo that will give all year, Discount Mags is having a Gifts for Kids Magazine Sale this weekend with great deals on tons of popular magazines for kids and teens. This sale is valid today, December 12 only.

Coupons

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$2.00 off TWO (2) Starbucks K-Cup Packs
$0.40 off 2 Pillsbury™ or Grands!™ Crescent Rolls
$0.75 off any three boxes Helper™ Skillet Dishes
$0.75 off any ONE (1) Jimmy Dean Sandwich Product
$1.50 off pack of Energizer MAX Brand Batteries
$2.50 off Energizer Ultimate, Advanced Batteries
$2.00 off any one (1) Energizer Portable Light
$4.00 off any one (1) Energizer Recharge Charger
$1.50 off Energizer EZ Hearing Aid batteries
$2.00 off ONE Vidal Sassoon Hair Color
$2.00 off NEUTROGENA Rapid Wrinkle Repair product

This Sunday we should get two coupon inserts – one Smart Source and one Red Plum. Here’s a sneak peak of just SOME of the coupons you should see.

Online and Retail Sale

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REI Outlet is running a new deal of the day, through December 22, and today save 30% off Women’s clothing! The discount comes off automatically at checkout.

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Today only, subscribe to Runner’s World Magazine for only $5.99 per year (69% off)! You can order up to 4 years at this price! Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.

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Cents of Style - State Necklaces $11.95 with FREE shipping when you use code STATE at checkout! Will arrive in time for Christmas.

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Rise and Shine December 9 – Almond Tarts recipe, Cleaning Eating magazine, Olympus camera, 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 today? If you’re in the Pacific Northwest, I hope you’re staying dry – it’s supposed to be super rainy (and windy) tonight and through Thursday. I heard from a friend this morning over in Grays Harbor who’s already out of power! So keep those phones charging and pull out a couple flashlights just in case.

We are working on updating the Amazon Toy list – should have an updated version by noon for you.

If you’re looking for a delicious cookie recipe this holiday, check out these Almond Tarts! I had a reader send me this recipe a couple years ago and it’s amazing!  What’s your favorite cookie recipe???

Coupons

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Buy one Gatorade Recover Shake, get one free
$1.00 off (2) bottles V8 V-Fusion juice
Buy 1, Get 1 Free Gatorade Prime Energy Chews
$1.00 off any three STOUFFER’S Entrees for One
$0.50 off any ONE (1) OREO Cookies
Buy 1 Get 1 Free Gatorade Recover Whey Protein Bar
$1.50 off one (1) GoGargle! 10 Count
$1.00 off any TWO (2) Pup-Peroni dog snacks
$1.00 off (2) Milo’s Kitchen home-style dog treats
$0.75 off THREE (3) Canine Carry Outs dog snacks
$1.50 off 2 Milk-Bone, Milo’s Kitchen dog snacks
$2.00 off any THREE (3) PEDIGREE Treats For Dogs

Online and Retail Sale

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Little Miss Matched has FREE shipping today, no minimum purchase. Plus use code COOKIES at checkout and you’ll get a FREE pack of smelly gingerbread socks. :)  Check out the Little Miss Matched sale section – they have accessories starting at $2 (like these hair clips for $2 here or these bows for $2  here or this scarf for $3 here)

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Target has a super deal on this Women’s Double Breasted Peacoat (Merona) – it’s on sale for $38.49 (reg. $54.99). Add it to your cart and 10% comes off, making it $34.64. Plus enter promo code beauty for an extra 20% off, making the final price $27.71 before tax. It ships FREE!

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Rise and Shine December 8 – It’s Green Monday, Cream Cheese Spritz Cookie recipe, crazy toy deals, plus 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’s it going today? Did you have a good weekend? We did! Spent a quiet weekend at home. Watched football, played outside, went to the theater, had family stop by – low key and just how I like it! Did you do anything fun?

The online deals this weekend were intense! Today is what a lot of retailers call Green Monday which is really just another excuse to have sales. Amazon seems to be leading the “best deals” race when it comes to Green Monday offers.

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I especially think the 30% off Green Monday coupon is generous – valid off select clothing, accessories, shoes, jewelry and luggage. Just enter code GRNMON14 at checkout – on participating items that are sold and shipped by Amazon and you’ll save 30% off – even the sale prices! I did this post here highlighting some of the best deals, but there are so many – and they are changing daily.

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And I’ve never seen Amazon offer this before – 50% Off the Kindle Fire HDX 7″ 4G LTE – as low as $139 (reg. $279).  There are five different Kindle Fire HDX styles to choose from.

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If you’re looking for a cookie recipe – I wanted to recommend these Cream Cheese Spritz Cookies! So easy and my kids love using the Spritz gun. :) It’s an incredibly easy recipe that allows for lots of “fancy” cookies without a lot of effort!

Coupons

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There are a TON of new printable Hasbro Toy coupons this morning! These will work great for in-store deals. I’ll go through the ads once my paper gets here and see what kinds of match-ups I can come up with!

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$2.00 off any ONE (1) package of HUGGIES Diapers
$1.00 off (2) bottles V8 V-Fusion juice
$0.50 off any ONE (1) OREO Cookies
$1.00 off any THREE Kellogg’s Cereals
$1.00 off any three STOUFFER’S Entrees for One
BOGO on Scrubbing Bubbles Bath Cleaning products
$3.00 off (1) AVEENO Cleanser AND (1) Moisturizer
$1.00 off any ONE (1) K-Y Product
$2.00 off any THREE (3) PEDIGREE Treats For Dogs
$1.00 off one PLAY-DOH Compound
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$2.00 off one (1) TRANSFORMERS 12-inch figure
$2.00 off PLAYSKOOL HEROES TRANSFORMERS 12″ Figure
$2.00 off any one SESAME STREET Mini Plush toy
$2.00 off any STAR WARS 12-inch figure from Hasbro
$5.00 off Easy-Bake Ultimate Oven
$3.00 off two EASY-BAKE ULTIMATE OVEN refills
$2.00 off one TITAN HERO SERIES figure from Hasbro

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TODAY only Vera Bradley has FREE shipping with no minimum purchase! Discount comes off at checkout. You’ll also find 50% off Round Duffels, Grand Cargo Bag and Tic Tac Totes.

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Rise and Shine December 3 – Amazon toy list, Rosetta Stone and Fire HD, Fred Meyer Friends & Family, 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’s it going??? I took most of yesterday off from blogging. I needed to unplug after the busy week we had last week and the deals were sleepy anyway. I have a feeling today is going to be much better!

One of the ways I’m able to find the best deals is watching trends year to year and knowing when/what to expect price drops. For the last two years – Amazon has released a rare $5 off $25 coupon on the Wednesday AFTER Cyber Monday. That’s today, my friends. I have absolutely no clue if they’ll do it again today.  :) It was released in the afternoon in past years – so I’ll be watching for it. :) Keep an eye on Amazon and give me a shout if you see it released, too! Don’t be mad at me if my prediction is off – I literally have no leads on this – just observation from past years.

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Last night we updated the Amazon Toy Deals list. The toy prices change quickly but there have been some great markdowns! You can see the BEST Amazon Toy deals here.

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Last year we had so much fun featuring your Elf on the Shelf ideas, so I’m bringing it back this year! Send in your photos of your Elf on the Shelf doing fun and crazy things. If I feature your Elf on the Shelf here on Queen Bee Coupons you’ll get a $5 Amazon e-gift card. Get more details here. 

Coupons

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Check out these awesome new coupons for $1 off Tillamook Ice Cream (zip 92411) and $1 off Tillamook Tillabars (zip code 98311). Tillamook coupons are rare, so don’t wait to print this!

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$1.50 off two Carnation Breakfast Essentials
$0.30 off any Frank’s RedHot Sauce
$1.00 off any THREE Kellogg’s Cereals
$5.00 off Black Nativity DVD or Blu-ray
$0.75 off ONE (1) RESOLVE Carpet Cleaner
$1.00 off GE energy-efficient LED lighting product
$2.00 off RESOLVE Carpet Cleaner Steam Solution
$1.50 off any TWO (2) RESOLVE Carpet Cleaners

Online and Retail Sale

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Kohls.com – TODAY is the last day to get FREE shipping with a $25 purchase, plus save 20% off sitewide with CYBERTAKE20 at checkout. They have new specials everyday! Shop Kohls.com

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Rise and Shine December 2 – Elf on the Shelf, Cyber Monday deals continue, Amazon deals, Fred Meyer Friends & Family, 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 today? I’ve missed Rise and Shine! Between Black Friday and Cyber Monday my mornings the past week has been a bit hectic around here. I know many of you scored some amazing deals and I appreciate all the sharing, commenting and helping that’s happened around here and on the Queen Bee Facebook page this week.

We’ll continue the coverage of online deals and I expect Amazon to remain very competitive, especially with toy prices through at least the 20th of December. I plan to update the Amazon toy list later this morning with the new price drops (we’ve removed toys that have jumped in price, but I need to add new ones!)

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While I was busy this past weekend delivering the deals, we still found lots of time for fun and family time. It snowed so the kids had fun playing in the snow and we warmed up with hot cocoa and lots of Christmas movies. We had company over Saturday night and on Sunday afternoon I even snuck in a 2 hour nap with my sweet girl. The temperatures are still below freezing and we still have some snow on the ground. :) How was your weekend? 

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The colder temps have me craving soup – so last night I made up a batch of this Hot & Sour soup. As busy as I was with deals all day – this literally takes 10 minutes to throw together! It’s low calorie and the spicy kick will clear up your sinuses (especially great for winter colds!). If you happen to have leftover turkey – I recommend a big batch of Homemade Turkey Soup.

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Last year we had so much fun featuring your Elf on the Shelf ideas, so I’m bringing it back this year! Send in your photos of your Elf on the Shelf doing fun and crazy things. If I feature your Elf on the Shelf here on Queen Bee Coupons you’ll get a $5 Amazon e-gift card. Get more details here. 

Let me just say – our elves appeared Sunday night. The kids were so thrilled when they found them yesterday morning. Then 24 hours later – they wake up to find them in the same spot. DOH. Seriously. I suck at Elf on the Shelf. In my exhaustion last night, I completely forgot to move the elves. So there you have it – no competition from me. I’m lucky if I can move them from point A to point B. I told the kids they were probably tired from their trip back and they’ll probably just resting up. Sigh. I know you all have some fun scenarios happening – so send them in!

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This past weekend I announced the winner of the Albertsons Cheese Board giveaway! Congrats to Whitney, who will get a cheese basket from Albertsons valued at $100 and an Albertsons gift card valued at $50! Thank you to everyone who entered – you had some delicious cheese boards!

Coupons

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$1.00 off ONE Pampers Easy Ups Training Pants
$4.00 off any THREE (3) Starbucks Packaged Coffee
$1.00 off (1) V8 V-Fusion +Energy beverage
Buy 1 Carnation Breakfast Essentials get 1 free
$2.00 off TWO Starbucks Packaged Coffee products
$1.00 off one (1) Simply Orange
$1.00 off one (1) Minute Maid Drops Water Enhancer
$1.00 off one (1) Minute Maid Juice Box 10-pk
$3.00 off TWO (2) Starbucks K-Cup Packs
$0.40 off 3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Grands Biscuits
$0.75 off one Sweet’N Low 100 Count Box or Larger
$0.75 off 2 Pillsbury™ or Grands!™ Crescent Rolls
$0.50 off 1 Honey Nut Cheerios OR Medley Crunch
$0.40 off any ONE (1) 15-stick pack of Extra
$0.75 off any 2 cake mix or frosting
$0.75 off Basic 4™ or Oatmeal Crisp™ cereal
$0.50 off one Pillsbury Grands! Sweet Rolls
$0.30 off any Haribo product, 4 oz. or larger
$0.50 off Immaculate Baking Refrigerated product
$1.00 off TWO (2) Kettle Brand Chips
$0.50 off one Original Bisquick Baking Mix
$1.50 off 3 HORMEL COMPLEATS microwave meals
$0.75 off ONE Immaculate Baking Co Dry Baking item
$0.40 off any 2 Pillsbury or Cinnabon Sweet Rolls
$1.00 off ONE (1) KETTLE BRAND popcorn

Online and Retail Sale

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*Extended!* Children’s Place Cyber Monday – The Children’s Place extended their Cyber Monday sale – save 50% off sitewide! Plus if you spend $40 or more, save 20% off with code 338DA6 at checkout. Shop Children’s Place here.

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*Extended!* VeraBradley big Cyber Monday sale, with select prints 50% off, plus FREE shipping, no minimum!

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Rise and Shine November 25 – BEST Kohl’s Black Friday, Disney on Ice, Elf on the Shelf, Coleman camping gear 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! How are you today? I feel like it’s been ages since I’ve done a Rise and Shine post – but I only technically missed yesterday. The Kohl’s Black Friday deals have been keeping me super busy the last few days – especially yesterday, so I didn’t get to Rise and Shine. I do miss it when I don’t publish it!

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Here are some of the Kohl’s deals we’ve seen – you gotta check this sale out!

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Let’s see, this past Saturday we put up our Christmas tree! Our kids are ages 7 and 4 – so the magic of Christmas is in it’s prime. For this reason I wanted to put the Christmas tree up earlier this year. And Black Friday weekend is a busy one for me because of the blog – so having it up early is a good thing for us. So our tree is up and brightening our lives in the living room. :)

Disney-On-IceMy daughter having a moment with Minnie. :) 

On Sunday I took the kids and my mother-in-law to Disney on Ice up in Everett! Oh my goodness – I can’t tell you how much we love those events. Tickets start at $12 and I don’t think there is a bad seat in the house. The snacks and souvenirs are ridiculously priced ($12 for popcorn or cotton candy?!) – so eat a big meal before you go and/or pick up a Disney souvenir at Target to surprise your kids with at the event. But they do put on a fantastic show and the my kids sure did have fun. At the end of the event – they passed out flyers for next year’s performance – a Frozen on Ice event, November 18-22 (Everett location). I bet that one is going to be popular!

I can’t believe Thanksgiving is just a couple days away! What are your Thanksgiving plans? We will eat an early dinner and spend the day with family. The next round of online sales will probably be live during the day on Thanksgiving and we’ll have a post up with the best sales – so you can shop if that suits you.

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Speaking of online shopping – I’m still waiting for Amazon to get really good. The “Amazon Black Friday” sales have been decent – but 25-35% off isn’t really what I would consider a super deal. I’ve been updating the Amazon Toy list - but it hasn’t been epic yet. I’m still waiting for that. I did some new toy price drops overnight and will update the post later this morning. Believe me – when the deals are there, I’ll be posting, but I won’t post prematurely and present a deal that really isn’t. The fun really hasn’t even started with Amazon, based on my experience from past years. :) What do you think?? Would you agree?

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Last year we had so much fun featuring your Elf on the Shelf ideas, so I’m bringing it back this year!  Send in your photos of your Elf on the Shelf doing fun and crazy things. If I feature your Elf on the Shelf here on Queen Bee Coupons you’ll get a $5 Amazon e-gift card.

Coupons

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$0.75 off ONE Minute Maid Pure Squeezed
$0.50 off (2) Campbell’s Microwavable soup bowls
$0.50 off any one (1) package of Frigo cheese
$0.50 off 1 Campbell’s Spaghetti0s MicrOs pastas
$0.50 off any (1) package of Treasure Cave cheese
$10.00 off (3) Zarbee’s Naturals Baby Cough Syrups
Buy 2 single Renuzit Cones, Get ONE Free
$5.00 off any Glade Wax Melts Warmer
$1.00 off ONE Pantene Styling Product
$1.00 off any ThermaCare HeatWrap
$2.00 off TWO Pantene Shampoos or Conditioners
$1.00 off ONE Old Spice Body Spray
$1.00 off any TWO (2) Milk-Bone dog snacks

Online and Retail Sale

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Pfaltzgraff.comTake an extra 30% off sitewide with code BLACK30 at checkout. FREE shipping on orders more than $75. Some exclusions apply. Sale valid 11/25 – 11/30. Shop early for best selection. Shop Pfaltzgraff.com here.

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Starbucks.com – Buy 3, get 1 FREE on select whole bean and ground coffees. This is a good deal if you have a deep love for the Christmas blend coffees! Valid thru 11/29. If you’re a NEW Starbucks.com customer (never placed an online order), use coupon code AFF10 and save 10% off.  Repeat Starbucks.com customers can use code AFF5 for 5% off. Shop Starbucks.com.

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And speaking of Starbucks, they offer a cute advent calendar, the Starbucks® 2014 Advent Calendar is $29.95 – and it currently ships FREE! This advent calendar comes with reusable tins (so you could use it every year!), magnetic chalk board, and it includes a chocolate in each TIN and on the 25th you get a $5 mini gift Starbucks gift card!  If you’re a NEW Starbucks.com customer (never placed an online order), use coupon code AFF10and save 10% off – making it $26.95.  Repeat Starbucks.com customers can use code AFF5 for 5% off, making it $28.45.

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Rise and Shine November 21 – Amazon Black Friday, LEGO deals, 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.

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Good morning! TGIF! How are you today? Only one more week until Black Friday but you’d think it was today the way all the big retailers are offering online deals. At midnight PST Amazon “Black Friday” sale officially started and earlier last night Walmart started price matching competitor’s Black Friday deals – online!

Some of the current deals you might want to check out:

I’m posting the best deals as I see them pop up. Make sure to visit the blog often to see the latest posts (often they sell out quickly) or follow me on Facebook here.

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Yesterday my kids and I spent the day with my parents  up in the Tukwila area – they had an 8-9 hour layover. We went to Bullwinkle’s Family Fun center – we had never been. Thanks to a Bullwinkle’s Groupon deal I feel like we got a bargain. My kids LOVED it. Then we went to IKEA – and let me tell you – IKEA has their holiday decorations out! I am not a big decorator, but I do enjoy the design style of IKEA and picked up some great deals on some fun holiday decorations.

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Tomorrow, November 22, at Albertsons, you can save 25% off select varieties specialty cheeses! There will also be a wine pairing event in stores – check with your local store to see if they are participating. I’m still accepting entries for the Albertsons Cheese Board giveaway – you could win an Albertsons cheese basket (valued around $100), plus I’m throwing in a $50 Albertsons gift card. Pretty sweet, huh? Get the details here.

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Rise and Shine November 20 – Amazon Black Friday deals, roasting a turkey, Dyson vacuum deals, Target clearance, Martha Stewart 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.

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Good morning!   Woke up early this morning to an inbox full of Black Friday deals and alerts. I love a good deal – but it’s starting earlier and earlier every year! The big news is that Amazon Black Friday deals start tomorrow, November 21. The deals will run for eight days (and then Cyber Monday starts) – with new deals rolling out every 10 minutes. If you shop Amazon you can expect a BUNCH of posts from me over the next two weeks. If you don’t love Amazon, be patient, the madness will be over before we know it.

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The Amazon Gold Box deal of the day today is 50% off Learning Resources toys! Prices start around $10 and these highly rated toys are rarely discounted this much. In fact, most of these toys are the best price they’ve ever been on Amazon.

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Yesterday I shared my very favorite type of Advent calendar – the 24 books of Christmas Advent calendarI love this because it promotes literacy, encourages family reading time every night, can be done really frugally (pick up books at thrift stores and reuse books every year) and it celebrates Christmas every night with a related story. Check out my 24 books of Christmas Advent calendar here.

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Last night for dinner, I roasted a turkey, with sides of mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce and green beans! It turned out delicious. I don’t do anything fancy. I rub it with olive oil, minced fresh garlic and diced rosemary. Then I put half an onion and a big bunch of fresh rosemary in the cavity. Roast at 325 for as long as the turkey experts say.  If it starts getting too brown on the top, I cover with tin foil. Use a meat thermometer to make sure it’s cooked all the way through. I had a 12-pounder and it took about 3-ish hours.  My mother-in-law is making the Thanksgiving dinner next week (I’m bringing my grandma’s rolls and these roasted root vegetables), so I wanted to make an early meal so we could have leftovers this busy weekend.

My favorite is the mashed potatoes – when I make them, I boil the peeled, whole garlic cloves with the diced potatoes! It helps infuse the flavor in the potatoes and they are softened so they mash right in at the end. I add butter, shredded parmesan and sour cream to my potatoes.

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I’m still accepting entries for the Albertsons Cheese Board giveaway – you could win an Albertsons cheese basket (valued around $100), plus I’m throwing in a $50 Albertsons gift card. Pretty sweet, huh? Get the details here

Coupons

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Buy 1 Carnation Breakfast Essentials get 1 free
$0.55 off ONE (1) Simply Homemade Cornbread Mix
$2.00 off Tyson Cornish Hen & Kikkoman Soy Sauce
$1.00 off OFF 2 MARS Holiday candy
$1.00 off (1) DeMet’s TURTLES Holiday package
$1.00 off any Reser’s 3 lb Deli Salads
$2.00 off any two Purex detergents
$2.00 off any AVEENO Hand or Body Lotion product
$1.00 off ONE Secret Clear Gel Deodorant
$3.00 off ANY Revlon Beauty Tools $10.00 or more
$1.00 off Any Yes To Item

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Yesterday we published a round-up of the BEST Black Friday 2014 Dyson Vacuum dealsThis is the first of a series of round-ups with the best Black Friday deals.

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Rise and Shine November 19 – NEW Black Friday ads, Gymboree 50% off sale, cookware sale, Playmobil 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! How are you doing this morning? It warmed up a bit here in the Northwest – I was happy not to have to scrape my windshield this morning (with my Rite Aid Wellness card, ha!) when taking my son to school today.

Today I think I’m roasting a turkey, making mashed potatoes and maybe even some cranberry sauce. I got a great deal on a turkey from QFC last week and since we are going to my in-laws next week, I thought I’d make it up today. Then we have leftovers! If you think about it – turkey is one of the most frugal proteins you can buy – and you can do sooooo much with one turkey. After you roast it, you can use the carcass for broth and it makes some amazing turkey noodle soup (or countless other recipes) as leftovers.

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Yesterday Macy’s launched a VERY HOT sale – it’s supposedly a one-day sale and yesterday was the “preview” day, so you have one more day to shop. The BEST place to look is the Macy’s Web Busters page – they have all the VERY best deals on this pageBut yesterday I went through the sale and pulled out my very favorite deals. Amazing prices on kid’s coats – $16.99 (reg. $80!), clothing, kitchen items and more. See my list of favorite deals here.

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Last Friday I shared my favorite cheeses for a holiday cheese board, including a recipe for Baked Brie with apricot preserves (so good!). I’m partnering with Albertsons to give away a cheese basket (valued at around $100) and a $50 Albertsons gift card – if you send in a photo of your favorite cheese board. You can read more details here. And although it requires a little bit of extra effort than most giveaways – your odds are much better because we won’t see as many entries. :) I wouldn’t spend a lot – just make a simple cheese board with your favorite cheeses and send me a pic!

Coupons

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$3.00 off on any ONE (1) GERBER GRADUATES Formula
$1.00 off OFF 2 MARS Holiday candy
$0.75 off ONE (1) box of Barilla PLUS Pasta
$0.55 off ONE (1) Simply Homemade Cornbread Mix
$3.00 off ANY Revlon Beauty Tools $10.00 or more
$2.00 off any AVEENO Hand or Body Lotion product
$1.00 off ONE Secret Clear Gel Deodorant
$1.00 off ONE Crest 3D Whitening Rinse 237ml
$3.00 off AVEENO Shampoo AND AVEENO Conditioner
$2.00 off TWO Crest 3D Whitening Rinses 237ml
$5.00 off two Purina cat care items

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6pm.com – TODAY ONLY save an extra 10% off your order with code 6PMEU111920141013 at checkout! FREE shipping on all orders, no minimum purchaseicon
Brigitte Bailey, DOUBLE ZERO, LAmade and more on sale now
Frye Up to 65% off
UGG & UGG Collection on sale now
 DC HTT Up to 60% off

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Rise and Shine November 18 – Starbucks Groupon, Great Wolf Lodge, Macy’s sale, Crazy 8, 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 today? I spent a lot of yesterday cleaning and decluttering my house – I’ve been a bit of a kick lately.

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It was exciting to see this awesome Groupon offer this morning – snag a $10 Starbucks e-gift card for just $5! This gift card can be used at any Starbucks store and can be used all at once or across multiple purchase

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Great Wolf Lodge (Grand Mound, WA location) is on Amazon Local this morning! Save up to 41% off your stay with the various optionsMake sure and read the fine print to make sure that the valid days work with your family’s schedule.

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Last Friday I shared my favorite cheeses for a holiday cheese board, including a recipe for Baked Brie with apricot preserves (so good!). I’m partnering with Albertsons to give away a cheese basket (valued at around $100) and a $50 Albertsons gift card – if you send in a photo of your favorite cheese board. You can read more details here. And although it requires a little bit of extra effort than most giveaways – your odds are much better because we won’t see as many entries. :) I wouldn’t spend a lot – just make a simple cheese board with your favorite cheeses and send me a pic!

Coupons

Head over here to print your coupons

$3.00 off on any ONE (1) GERBER GRADUATES Formula
$0.75 off ONE (1) box of Barilla PLUS Pasta
$1.50 off 2 Crunchmaster Crackers or Chips
Buy Glade Plugins Oil Refill 2pk, get Warmer Free
$1.25 off any TWO Glade Wax Melts
$2.00 off any Glade Automatic Spray starter kit
Buy One Glade Wax Melts Warmer, get refill Free
$1.25 off any TWO Glade Jar Candles
$1.25 off Glade Plugins Scented Oil twin refill
$1.00 off any two Ziploc brand containers
$2.00 off any THREE Glade products
$1.00 off any Glade Premium Room Spray
$1.00 off any two Ziploc brand bags
$1.00 off any Glade product
$1.50 off any Glade Automatic Spray Refill
$2.00 off one (1) Schick Disposable Razor Pack
$1.00 off ONE Crest 3D Whitening Rinse 237ml
$5.00 off two (2) Schick Disposable Razor Packs
$1.00 off any two Softlips Cubes
$2.00 off TWO Crest 3D Whitening Rinses 237ml
$3.00 off AVEENO Shampoo AND AVEENO Conditioner
$5.00 off two Purina cat care items

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Nordstrom – I noticed a bunch of new clearance over on the Nordstrom website – lots of fall and Thanksgiving items on sale. This Glory Haus ‘Thankful’ Fair Trade Burlap Banner is marked down to $14.40 (reg.$24). Not a huge deduction, just 40% off, but it ships FREE and it is adorable.

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Macy’s – Macy’s is having a HUGE sale online. Some say that this sale beats Black Friday with the various promotions. Get FREE shipping on $75 orders. Take an extra 25% off clearance! Shop Macy’s “Biggest One Day Sale” here.

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For a limited time, get FREE shipping on any order from TOMS.com with code FREESHIPPINGat checkout. This is a rare offer!Valid November 18 – 23, 2014. This offer includes SALE items and I’m currently seeing lots of sale selection!

Crazy 8Take an extra 40% off markdowns, today only! I just took a quick peek – looks like prices listed are after 40% off and I’m seeing boy’s polo shirts for $2.39!!  Shop Crazy 8 here.

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Teavana – Friends & Family sale, save 30% off sitewide with code FRIENDS14 at checkout. This excludes Teavana Oprah Chai Tea and Breville. This is valid Nov. 18 – 20. They have a FREE sample and FREE shipping on orders more than $50.  Shop Teavana here.

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