Rise and Shine August 20 – Walgreens 20% off coupon, Gymboree FREE shipping, kid’s shoes, 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 Wednesday! The weather seems to have cooled off a little here in Washington and I’m admittedly grateful that I don’t have to spend the day running around strategically opening/closing windows and shades, and positioning fans in a way that keeps the inside of our house below 85 degrees. :)

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New grocery deals will be published today (in fact, we just published Safeway)! And I want to point out that yesterday we introduced a new menu in the right navigation bar – with one click you’ll see the deals for each store! The goal is to make it EASIER for you to access the deals you need! You can also access these on the Store Deals page. We’d love to hear what other resources could we provide or develop that would be helpful for you to save? 

Coupons

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$3.00/1 Nexxus Hair Care Item; Excludes Trial or Travel Size; Maximum 2 Identical Coupons Allowed In Same Shopping Trip
$1.00/2 Softlips Cubes
$0.55/1 Jennie-O Turkey Bacon, 8 oz or Larger (Zip Code 80123)
$1.00/1 Jennie-O Breakfast Sausage (Zip Code 80123)
$1.00/1 Ajax Laundry Detergent
$1.00/1 Heinz 57 Sauce, 10 oz or Larger
$1.00/1 Essential Everyday Fruit Juice Pouches, Any Variety box (exp 09/07/14)
$2.00/2 Essential Everyday Granola Bars or Snack Bars, Any Variety box (exp 09/07/14)
$1.00/1 Essential Everyday Chips or Pretzels Item (exp 09/07/14)
$1.00/2 Tai Pei Single Serve Entrees or Appetizers, Up to 14.2 oz

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Rise and Shine August 19 – Pumpkin Spice latte, TOMS coupon, Scotch laminator 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! I feel like we are rounding the corner toward the busy time of fall and I’m trying to soak in as much “summer” as we can before it’s a distant memory. We’re also trying to get things done that will hopefully make the fall go as smooth as possible. In just a couple weeks my husband (a high school teacher) and my kids go back to  school/preschool. My handsome husband also coaches high school football (starting this week!) – which means really, really long days for him - and a little bit of craziness around here through at least October.

Yesterday my helpful hubby went through kids shoes and got rid of all the ones they grew out of this summer (Seriously, how do they grow so fast??). He also cleaned out the fridge – washing all the drawers, wiping down the shelves, and throwing away anything questionable. I cleaned out the freezer (read my tips for organizing your freezer), went to the Franz Outlet store to stock up on bread for school sandwiches (it looked a little something like this and into the clean freezer it went) and stopped into Grocery Outlet for school lunch supplies. The kids got covered from head to toe playing in mud in the backyard, completed a puzzle that we got at Goodwill this weekend ($1.49 for a Ravensburger!!) and we all ended the day with a game of Monopoly (a game my son wants to play EVERY single hour of the day now that he learned).

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And apparently it’s officially fall next week because that’s when Starbucks brings back the Pumpkin Spice Latte. I just want to know when I can start wearing boots and scarves again – because that’s all I really want in life. Especially the scarves part.

Coupons

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$1.00/2 Thomas Bagel Product (Zip Code 07738)
$1.00/1 Lightlife Vegetarian Hot Dogs, Sausages, and More (Zip Code 75034)
$0.75/1 Smithfield Marinated Fresh Pork Product; Available at Walmart (Zip Code 75034)
$3.00/1 Gerber Baby Formula, 22 oz or Larger (Zip Code 70826)
$1.00/1 Post Bag Cereal; Includes Fruity or Cocoa Pebbles, 40 oz; Honeycomb, 39.5 oz; Redeemable at Walmart (Zip Code 70826)
$1.00/2 La Victoria Salsa Products (Zip Code 75034)
$0.55/1 La Victoria Taco Sauce Product (Zip Code 75034)
$1.00/2 Crystal Farms Cheese Products
$4.50/2 Mighty Dog Dog Food Canned, Variety Pack, 12 ct
$1.00/1 Ocean Spray Grapefruit Juice Drink, 60 – 64 oz
$5.00/1 E.p.t Ovulation Test
$0.55/1 Chi’Chi’s Tortilla Product (Zip Code 03103)
$1.50/2 Tampico Juice; Must Share For This Value
$1.00/1 Yummi Bears Gummy Vitamin Product; Boost to $2.00/1
$3.00/2 SunButter Product
$1.00/2 Earthbound Organic Products (exp 08/20/14)

Online and Retail Sale

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There is a new TOMS sale for 25% off select TOMS! Plus, get FREE shipping on orders of $25 or more (select items!).

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Rise and Shine – Butterflies and blue chairs, school supply deals, cast iron skillet, 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 was your weekend??? Ours was good. We spent most of the weekend running errands and hanging out around the house. We had a family barbecue yesterday and the kids found this butterfly that just loved them! It was content just sitting on their arm or shoulder and it did this for a long time before we put him back on a flower. It was awesome and I loved watching my kids revel in the beauty of this butterfly up close and personal. :)

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We taught our 7-year-old how to play Monopoly and he won both times we played this weekend. And now we get asked if want to play Monopoly about 12 times a day. I love it – I played so many games with my sister growing up! I share a lot of our personal stories and photos over on Instagram, if you’re over there.

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And of course I just had to hit up Goodwill this weekend and was tickled to find these chairs on sale buy one, get one FREE. Ended getting all four chairs for $12 – or $3 each! I can’t wait to give them a makeover. I love the paint color but it’s chipping, so I have to figure that out. And I can’t wait to reupholster the chairs with a funky print.

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On Saturday morning we announced the winner of the Adrift hotel stay in Long Beach, Washington. Thanks to everyone who entered! We are rounding the corner to 100,000 Facebook fans and when we get there (hopefully by the end of the month?) I’ll roll out another giveaway that I’m sure you’ll love.

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Yesterday I shared a round-up of the Best School Supply Deals – these run from August 17 – 23.

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Rise and Shine August 15 – My grocery and Goodwill trips, 6pm coupon code, 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.

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Good morning! Yesterday I went grocery shopping at QFC and I was so thrilled to find a bunch of manager markdowns! Nearly everything in my cart was 50 – 70% off thanks to being on quick sale. Salad mixes, yogurts, produce, organic milk and even local NW italian sausage all great deals, without the use of any coupons! My local QFC is pretty generous about their markdowns, with at least a few days before the sell by or expiration date – and with the meat it can be frozen right away and thawed when ready to use.

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Last night for dinner I took the marked down sausages, mushrooms and canned tomatoes from my QFC trip and made this one-pot pasta dish from Budget Bytes. I changed the recipe around – putting in four sausages, 14 ounces of mushrooms, two cans of diced tomatoes with onions/garlic, three cloves of garlic and I used penne pasta. I also added a tbsp of dried parsley and a tbsp of dried oregano. Topped with fresh parmesan. It was delicious and I love how inexpensively it came together thanks to the manager markdowns! We have lots of leftovers for today.

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Yesterday afternoon I stopped by Goodwill and found 48 books for around $12. A quarter each! Crazy. This is part of a 50% off books and media sale that my local Goodwill branch is having for back-to-school. My purchase even included Brain Quest cards (my kids love these) and unused school workbooks for Geography and Letters/Sounds – perfect for both my kiddos. My son was thrilled to see I found Pokemon novels, which are nearly impossible to find in our local library system. We spent most of yesterday reading and I always love finding good deals on books like this. This 50% off books/media sale goes until Saturday August 16 and is just the Tacoma stores. More details here.

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ENDS TONIGHT!! Head over and check out the giveaway for a 2-night stay at Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, Washington. We LOVE this place and I think you will, too! Be sure to check out my full review and enter to win over here.

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Rise and Shine August 14 – Target Keurig clearance, $6 Maidenform bras, Men’s watches, Skip Hop diaper bag, more

Rise-Shine-Queen-Bee 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? It’s been a couple weeks since I’ve made it to the grocery store and our fridge is BARE. I’m making a big list of things to pick up today – thinking I might make a trip to QFC and Costco. What stores are you finding the best grocery deals these days? I’d love to hear where you’re shopping and what you’re making for meals!!

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Only two more days to enter!!! Head over and check out the giveaway for a 2-night stay at Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, Washington. We LOVE this place and I think you will, too! Be sure to check out my full review and enter to win over hereThere are just 3 days left to enter!

Coupons

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$1.00/1 Bengay Product; Excludes Trial and Travel Size $2.00/1 Burt’s Bees Natural Acne Solutions $2.00/1 LamisilAT or Lamisil Defense Product; Redeemable at Walmart $1.00/1 Sheer Blonde Product $1.00/1 Tasty Bite Product; Boost to $2.00/1 $1.00/1 Sabra Greek Yogurt Dip, 10 oz – Facebook Coupon $1.00/1 The Laughing Cow Cheese Product, 6 oz – Facebook Coupon $1.00/1 Monkey Bars Granola Bars, Boxed; Boost to $1.50/1

Online and Retail Sale

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We found lots of Target clearance items this week - save up to 50% off in Housewares, 30% off in Patio and Garden, and 70% off in Electronics. Please keep in mind that clearance can vary from store to store, but these finds give you an idea of what to look for at your Target.

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Today only, subscribe to Backpacker for only $4.50 per year (87% off the cover price)! You can order up to 3 years at this price! Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.

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Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day - New Balance 813 Women’s Cross-Training, shipping is a flat $6.95

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NEW Target Cartwheel offer for 50% off Coke, Diet Coke or Coke Zero 20 oz. bottles.  This offer is available to the first 100,000 guests who add this offer to their Cartwheel and there is a limit of 2 per guest.

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Wow, TODAY only Maidenform is offering FREE shipping, no minimum, with promo code 27649 at checkout. PLUS  when you buy at least three $8 Maidenform bras the price drops to $6 each! This is a fantastic deal and a great opportunity to stock-up.

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Through Saturday, August 16, you can save $10 off a $25 purchase with printable coupon at JC Penney. This offer is valid on apparel, shoes, accessories + home items. You can use this on sale and clearance items as well.

Amazon Deals

We post Amazon deals throughout the day, see the latest Amazon deals here. See all of Amazon’s Deals of the Days here.

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Amazon Deal of the Day – Swiss Legend Watches – $59.99 (reg. $495)

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Skip Hop Duo Essential Diaper Bag, Onyx Tile  – $29.99 (reg. $59.99). This is the BEST price it’s been on Amazon!

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Nine West Heavy Hitter Large Crossbody Bag - $20.70 (reg. $69). This is the BEST price I’m seeing online for this (going for $49 over on 6pm.com).

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The *HOT* Amazon Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion continues with stock-up prices on toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies and more. I updated the list yesterday to make sure it’s still valid and spotted some new items included in the sale. See my earlier post with a round-up of Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotions.

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Amazon rolled out a new mail-in rebate for $25 off any Graco car seat or travel system $99 or more. Combine this with some best prices and you’ll really come out with a great deal! For example, this Graco FastAction Fold Jogger Click Connect Travel System, Fern is on sale for $249.33, which is the BEST price it’s been on Amazon. After the $25 mail-in rebate you’ll pay $224.95 – for both the car seat, the stroller and a carseat base. See all qualifying Graco car seat and travel systems here.

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Check out our list of the Best Real Food deals this week! We share this list of deals on meat, produce and dairy items every Wednesday.

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Here are the QFC deals for August 13-26. For the next two weeks we can get great deals on 7-Up, Skippy Peanut Butter, Speed Stick deodorant and more. See all QFC posts here.

Here are the highlights from the Safeway ad for the week of August 13 – 19. FREE baby food pouch, plus great deals on Banquet sausage, Betty Crocker mix and more. See all Safeway posts here.

See this week’s grocery ads here - Fred MeyerSafeway and Albertsons and QFC deals and WinCo deals. Get the latest Costco coupon deals here.

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Rise and Shine August 12 – Amazon *stock up* sale, Women’s New Balance, Chromebook deal, 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 is your week going so far? Do you have kids heading back to school this fall? Have they started yet? What type of deals are you searching for – leave me a comment and I’ll do some sleuthing to find them for you! School for us doesn’t start until after Labor Day, but I’m already picking up school supplies (see the Best School Supply deals here) and clothing as I find it. I still need to give lunches a bit of thought and stock-up on easy lunch items - What are your favorite things to pack in your kids lunches? I’m always looking for new and creative ideas. My son loves fresh fruit/veggies, apple sauce, salami slices, crackers/cheese, granola bars, yogurt. . .pretty standard stuff, but I’d love to hear what your kids like!

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I like shopping Grocery Outlet for lunch items and Costco can also be a great place to check – especially after the monthly coupon book. You can see this month’s Costco Coupons here.

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And speaking of stock-up prices, this Buy 3, Get 1 FREE promotion from Amazon is an amazing sale. The stock-up prices on toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, cleaning products and even juice packets is a great opportunity to stock up on necessities before the rush of school starts. They keep updating the items included in the sale and I’ll continue to update the master list of Buy 3, Get 1 FREE deals here.

Adrift-Longview-Hotel

If you haven’t yet, head over and check out the giveaway for a 2-night stay at Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, Washington. We LOVE this place and I think you will, too! Be sure to check out my full review and enter to win over here. There are just 3 days left to enter!

Albertsons-car-sweepstakes

And while we are on the subject of winning things – check out Albertsons Best Road Trip Ever promotion and sweepstakes – they are giving a NEW car, valued up to $41,000. Head over here to enter. Good luck!!!

Coupons

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$0.55 off any 1 Hungry Jack Syrup
$1.00 off one (1) box of BD Alcohol Swabs
$1.00 off any THREE (3) CESAR tray entrees
$3.00 off Airborne Everyday™ 50 count
$1.00 off 1/2lb sliced to order or packaged salame
$0.75 off ANY FARM RICH SNACK 18 oz or larger
$1.00 off any ONE Suave Professionals product
$2.00 off any one (1) Revlon Eye Product
$1.00 off Scrubbing Bubbles Bath Cleaning product
$1.00 off any ONE (1) Mini Babybel Cheese product

Online and Retail Sale

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REI Outlet Deal of the Day - The REI Outlet deal of the Day today are these New Balance W580 Road-Running Shoes on sale for $34.73  (reg. $69.96). This is a super deal! All REI orders ship FREE to the store or ship FREE to your home, if more than $50. See the New Balance W580 Road-Running Shoes here.

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Rise and Shine August 8 – Enter to win a new car, Target school supply 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! Happy Friday!!! How was your week? What was your favorite deal you scored this week? Yesterday I got an email from Jaylynn and she sent me the photo above of her shopping trip at JcPenney. She walked out with eight (8) items in her bag and she paid just $28.33. Sounds like there are some great clearance deals, plus she had a text message with a coupon and there is also a $10 off $25 JcPenney coupon here. I believe she also signed up for a JCP card, which saves you an extra 20% off. Might be worth checking your local JCP and seeing what deals you can round-up! Remember with JCP they often have coupons on the bottom of their receipt – if you call and complete the survey you get 10 or 15% off.  I love hearing about the deals you’re finding! You can post them on the Queen Bee Facebook wall and/or email me at thehive (at) queenbeecoupons.com.

Yesterday the online deals were picking up, especially on Amazon. Kid’s Skechers, kid’s rain boots, kid’s fleece jacket – looks like back-to-school shopping to me. A lot of the deals yesterday were for boy items – I’m always looking for girl’s clothing on sale, too and will post when I find them.

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Albertsons just launched an awesome new Best Road Trip Ever promotion and sweepstakes – they are giving a NEW car, valued up to $41,000. This is a fun giveaway and I think it’s super easy to enter. Head over here for the details.

Adrift-Longview-Hotel

If you haven’t yet, head over and check out the giveaway for a 2-night stay at Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, Washington. We LOVE this place and I think you will, too! Be sure to check out my full review and enter to win over here.

Coupons

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$1.00/1 Sara Lee Premium Meat at the Deli, 1 lb or (1) Package of Pre-Sliced Meat, 1 lb
$0.55/1 Hormel Sandwich Makers Product
$1.50/3 Hormel Compleats Microwave Meals
$1.00/2 Hormel Premium Chicken Breast Products
$0.55/2 Hormel Chili Products
$2.00/1 Boudreaux’s Butt Paste Product, 4 oz or Larger
$1.00/2 Kashi GoLean Cereals

Online and Retail Sale

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Yesterday, we shared a new Target school supply price list! We’ll be adding more supplies as the school season comes closer, and updating this list if we find the prices have changed.  Be sure to check out our Fred Meyer school supply list too!

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Rise and Shine August 7 – Return from Alaska, Women’s leather boots 70% off, Costco 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! Well yesterday I didn’t get Rise and Shine posted and today. . .well it’s a bit behind. We were traveling back from Alaska yesterday – we went to visit my family for a couple weeks and there was a lot to wrap up yesterday. We got back around midnight yesterday, so everything is in slow motion this morning. :)

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We had a great trip, we spent time at my parents cabin in the middle of nowhere – no plumbing or electricity – but glorious views and my moms best camp cooking. We drove to Homer, Alaska (a 14 hour drive from my parents house in Fairbanks!) and we went halibut fishing – my son caught a big ole halibut with the help of Grandpa.

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We all rented a house near Homer, Alaska and filled it with my sister and her family, my parents, my grandma (who lives in Arizona) and my kiddos and husband. The fireweed was in FULL bloom and the memories were priceless.

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The first night in the house we had FIVE moose in the pond outside the house. I don’t care how many moose I’ve seen in my lifetime (hundreds!) it’s always magical to watch them in nature. It was dark, so my photos were blurry – but it was amazing.

I grew up in Alaska so it’s always good to go home. If deals have seemed lighter than normal lately it’s because I was busy with family. Although I’m still posting deals when I can, Maygan, Stephanie, Anne and Kerri do an amazing job posting deals while I’m unplugged. It’s really good for me to recharge before September hits and we start seeing deals by the dozens everyday. :) As we get closer to September, you should expect Rise and Shine to be published earlier in the day and a bit more regularity when we post deals.

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And on another note, my husband and I were supposed to leave for Hawaii tomorrow. We planned the trip nearly a year ago to celebrate our 10-year anniversary. We’ve been saving and planning and anticipating. But we canceled our trip yesterday because of the hurricanes! Hoping the people of Hawaii stay safe and although we may have been able to safely land – there were too many variables to worry about. This morning there was an earthquake on the big island (how scary!). Alaska Airlines gave us a full refund for our tickets (I love that airline!!!) – but the condo we rented is being stubborn and they aren’t wanting to refund anything! I’m sure hoping they come around because we certainly aren’t canceling over a little rain storm.

Travel is my absolute favorite thing to do in the world and I’m grateful for the opportunities we had this summer. We try to squeeze it all in before my husband starts coaching football again and school starts back up.  If you live in the Northwest and are looking for a chance to get away – make sure and enter my giveaway for a weekend stay in Long Beach, Washington!

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Rise and Shine August 5 – Save $130 off Kindle Fire, best price Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut oil, 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 Tuesday so we should be rolling out new grocery deals today and tomorrow. This morning we posted Albertsons deals – and I have to say – this Albertsons #HugeSale is worth paying attention to! You can pick up a dozen eggs for $0.99, nectarines $0.99/lb, yogurt for $0.25 and more. See the Albertsons #HugeSale deals here.

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Regal Cinemas Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 kids movies in happening today! Regal Cinemas offers $1 movie admission to popular kids movies at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer.

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If you haven’t yet, head over and check out the giveaway for a 2-night stay at Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, Washington. We LOVE this place and I think you will, too! Be sure to check out my full review and enter to win over here.

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Rise and Shine August 4 – Best school supply deals, plus deals on Canon Wireless Printer, Pop-Tarts, Club Crackers

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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 was your weekend? Did you do anything fun? We spent the weekend with my family who I don’t get to see very often because they live in Alaska. It was wonderful – we had lots of quality time – including my grandma teaching my son how to play Solitaire  - something she did for me probably 25 years ago! It’s funny had a deck of cards that costs less than $2 can create some of the best memories. I used to play cards all the time with my grandma. :)

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I can’t believe we’re into August, school will be here before we know it. We should see a huge uptick in offers for school supplies and school clothing deals. We’ll be covering them as we find them to help reduce everyone’s back-to-school expenses.

In fact, every Sunday we are sharing a round-up of the Best School Supply Deals. If you’re able, I recommend stopping at the office stores once a week and picking up the very best deals – the items priced at a penny or under $1. If you buy them slow and steady you’ll save the most – but you’ll want to factor in your gas and time. And you’ll want to be careful not to over purchase – which can be an easy thing to do when you start shopping early for something. Remember schools can always use donations – so if you get your limit on the penny items you can always donate extras.

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If you signed up for the p a $25 FREE Rue La La credit to new members last week (no longer available) – check your Rue La La account – it should have appeared by now. You have until August 24, 2014 to use your credit toward a purchase. Shipping is $9.95 and it gets your FREE shipping for a month!

Adrift-Hotel-Stay-Giveaway

I also shared an exciting giveaway for Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, Washington. We LOVE this place! In fact, we just had the pleasure of going for two-nights this month and I couldn’t wait to tell you all about it. Be sure to check out my full review and enter to win over here.

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Rise and Shine August 1 – Costco School Supply List, Disney Free Shipping, 70% off Target Toy Clearance, Enter to win a 2-night stay at Adrift Hotel + 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! Yay – it’s Friday! Do you have any exciting plans this weekend?

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Yesterday we discovered that Target Toy Clearance was 70% off - many toys were ringing up 70% off despite the 50% off signs on the aisles and end caps. Be sure to check out our earlier post from yesterday to see all the deals we were able to find at our local store. And you can check out the Facebook update here to see all the reader shopping trips!

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I also shared an exciting giveaway for Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, Washington. We LOVE this place! In fact, we just had the pleasure of going for two-nights this month and I couldn’t wait to tell you all about it. Be sure to check out my full review and enter to win over here.

If you are a Bank of America or Merrill Lynch account holder, and have a Bank of America debit or credit card, you can get into more than 150 museums for FREE all weekend, August 2 & 3. As part of their Museum on Us program, the first full weekend of every month – just show your photo ID and your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card to get in FREE at participating museums.

Coupons

Head over here to print your coupons.

 $1.50/1 Triple Cream
$3.00/1 Gerber Formula, 22oz or Larger
$2.00/1 Nature Valley Oatmeal Bistro Cups For Use in Keurig Brewers
$0.50/1 Nature Valley Breakfast Biscuits
$0.75/1 General Mills Trix Cereal
$0.75/1 General Mills Cheerios Cereal; Includes Multi-Grain and Multi-Grain Peanut Butter
$1.00/3 Old El Paso Products; Excludes Frozen, Refrigerated, or Soup
$0.75/1 Dole Shakers
$1.00/4 Minute Maid Fruit Drink or Lemonade, 59 oz
$0.75/1 Cascadian Farm Product
$1.00/1 Flintstones Multivitamin or Supplement
$1.00/2 Gerber or Graduates Yogurt Blends
$2.50/12 Alpo Wet Dog Food Cans, 13 oz or Larger
$1.00/1 Tillamook Tillabars

Newspaper-Stack

This Sunday we should get 2 coupon inserts – both Red Plum. Remember that the Red Plum does not come in the Seattle Times. Here’s a sneak peak of just SOME of the coupons you should see.

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Rise and Shine July 31 – Target toy clearance 70% off, NEW coupons, Williams-Sonoma 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.

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Good morning! How’s it going today? Anne went into Target early, early this morning to scope out Target toy clearance. We’ve been expecting it to drop to 70% off any day – and her store had lots of items with this steep discount. She’ll share more photos later – but you can see her initial Target toy clearance deals here.

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I have heard from many of you who got your $25 Rue La La credit and have scored some awesome deals.   Your $25 Rue La La credit will be show up in your account within 48 hours and you must redeem it by August 25, 2014.  If you are NOT seeing you credit, it could be that your browser is cached – try purchasing something to see if your credit appears on the way to checkout.  Create your Rue La La account here.

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If you haven’t entered yet, Red Tricycle is hosting an Ultimate Nursery Makeover and you can enter for a chance to win a nursery makeover valued at $1,134. It includes a convertible crib, dresser, chair, wall decals and more!

Coupons

july-print-reminderIt’s the end of July and that means it’s time to print any coupons you may want before they disappear or reset. We’ve seen a lot of great coupons this month, many of which may still be available (if you haven’t printed them already).

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