April 28, 2017

Rise and Shine April 28 – New t-shirt series (my favorite), Zaycon coupon code, Crazy 8, DeWalt compact table saw, 24-piece towel set, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! Howdy, howdy. . . I’m so glad it’s Friday! I have my first physical therapy appointment today and I’m hoping it goes well. I hear it can be a painful process getting the movement back after being in a straight brace for a couple weeks – but I’m so anxious to be moving again that I am up for it. . . .I think.

Do you have any fun plans for the weekend? We have a kid’s birthday party to go to and a ton of yard work to catch up on. I’m seeing the weather is going to warm up considerably next week with temps in the high 60s (even hitting 70 one day!) and lots of sunshine. I can’t wait. . . .it’s been a long winter! I’m hoping to get out in the yard and take some photos of our chicken coop, our chickens and our raised beds. . . .

I just LOVE these t-shirts. TODAY as part of the Cents of Style – Fashion Friday you can pick up the New “Be Series” Tees for $15.95 (reg. $29.95) with code BESTORY at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Fashion Friday here.

Our favorite place to find deals on bulk meat is Zaycon Fresh. The products are delicious, prices fantastic and customer service has always been exceptional. TODAY only, you can get an extra 20% off Beef products with code BIGBEEF at checkout. This makes for some stock up prices on lots of products!  Valid through April 28. See pricing details below:

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Crazy 8 – FREE Shipping at checkout plus $8.88 Swimwear, 30% off Latest Looks and other deals up to 75% off sitewide.  Shop Crazy 8 here.

Today is the LAST DAY that  TOMS is offering FREE shipping on all orders – this includes sale items! Valid through April 28.  Shop TOMS here.

GrouponLAST DAY! Friends and Family Sale – 10% off Goods and Travel, 20% off Local Deals with code FAMILY at checkout.  Limit 3 of each kind of deal, max $50 discount per deal.  Valid through April 28. Shop Groupon here.

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Great Wolf Lodge is over on Groupon!  See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. Some locations are as low as $119/night.  For a short time, save an extra 10% with code FAMILY at checkout, making some locations as low as $107.10. For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $159/night (as low as $143.10 when you use code) with a one-night minimum.   See all Grand Mound options here.

Crocs – LAST DAY! Mix & Match Sale – 2 for $35, discount taken at checkout. Free Shipping on orders $24.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

Gymboree – Use your Gymbucks ($25 for every $50 spent) plus Free Shipping when you pay with Visa Checkout using any major credit or debit card. Shop Gymboree here.

There is a brand new Sam’s Club Membership offer – get a FREE $25 gift card when you join Sam’s Club! Membership cost is $45/year and you’ll receive a $25 Sam’s Club e-gift card when you sign up here.

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April 27, 2017

Rise and Shine April 27 – It’s snowing here, KOA giveaway, bluetooth headphones, Dyson Ball Animal vacuum, jewelry sale, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! I’m writing Rise and Shine from Les Schwab this morning. I’m getting my studded snow tires off my car and switched out with my regular tires as we swing into spring. Ironically it was snowing this morning when I took the kids to the bus stop! Crazy weather around here this week. Last night we had the loudest thunder and lightning storm – quite a show!

I love KOA giveaways (I love staying at KOA campgrounds, too)! Right now they have a KOA Behind the Sign Giveaway and grand prize includes Keystone Outback travel trailer, $5000 KOA Gift Card and $1000 cash.  No purchase necessary and you can enter daily for more chances to win! Enter for a chance to win here.

I also love my TOMS and right now  TOMS is offering FREE shipping on all orders – this includes sale items! Valid through April 28.  Shop TOMS here.

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Great Wolf Lodge is over on Groupon!  See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. Some locations are as low as $119/night.  For a short time, save an extra 10% with code FAMILY at checkout, making some locations as low as $107.10. For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $159/night (as low as $143.10 when you use code) with a one-night minimum.   See all Grand Mound options here.

Living Social – 15% off sitewide with code MOMSDAY at checkout.  Max $20 discount.  Valid through April 27.  Shop Living Social here.

Groupon – Friends and Family Sale – 10% off Goods and Travel, 20% off Local Deals with code FAMILY at checkout.  Limit 3 of each kind of deal, max $50 discount per deal.  Valid through April 28. Shop Groupon here.

 

For a short time Zulily has Duvet Sets on sale for $15.79 (reg. $79.99+).  Available in Twin, Queen or King sizes at this price.  Size available varies with colors/pattern.  Shipping is around $5.95 per order, but can vary depending on your order size.  Once you place an order from Zulily, you’ll get FREE Shipping on any other orders you place that same day.

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April 26, 2017

Rise and Shine April 26 – AncestryDNA discount, Entertainment books, TOMS Free Shipping, 50% off purses and handbags, leaf blower, 50% off active clothing, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! Whew. . .I just got the kids off to school after a slight meltdown over clothing. 🙂 My daughter is only 6 but I swear some mornings she’s a charming teenager. We worked it all out and I think we’ll go back to picking out our clothes the night before to prevent future minor conflicts in the morning. 😉

Yesterday I had an appointment with my orthopedic surgeon. It’s been exactly 2 weeks since my ACL reconstruction/meniscus repair surgery and I was hoping I’d be cleared to walk out of the office (instead of limping out on crutches). He said one more week with crutches while I wean myself to walking on my own. I’m disappointed about it, but I also don’t want to be foolish and end up re-injurying myself, so I’ll stop whining and follow the doctor’s orders another week. I’m grateful I had the surgery now so that it’s out of the way before summer is here. I have my first physical therapy appointment on Friday and the long rehab journey begins.

TODAY is the LAST DAY that Ancestry.com is offering 20% off AncestryDNA – get it for just $79 (reg. $99).  This is a RARE discount!  Valid through April 26. This is a really cool service. My little brother did this a couple years ago and he’s learned a lot about our family heritage – we’ve even found long lost family members that we didn’t know about. 🙂 I’ve wanted to try it for awhile and this price is right!

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*LAST DAY* 48 Hour Flash Sale –  all 2017 Entertainment Books $10 with FREE Shipping when you use code FLASH at checkout.

TOMS – FREE Shipping on all orders. Valid through April 28.  Shop TOMS here.

Great-Wolf-Lodge-Discounts-Jan-18

Great Wolf Lodge is back on Groupon!  See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. Some locations are as low as $119/night.  For a short time, save an extra 10% with code FAMILY at checkout, making some locations as low as $107.10. For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $159/night (as low as $143.10 when you use code) with a one-night minimum.   See all Grand Mound options here.

Living Social – 15% off sitewide with code MOMSDAY at checkout.  Max $20 discount.  Valid through April 27.  Shop Living Social here.

Groupon – Friends and Family Sale – 10% off Goods and Travel, 20% off Local Deals with code FAMILY at checkout.  Limit 3 of each kind of deal, max $50 discount per deal.  Valid through April 28. Shop Groupon here.

The Eddie Bauer Friends and Family Sale is happening now!  Get 40% off your entire purchase (including clearance) when you use code FAMILY40 at checkout. Free shipping on orders $99 or more. Valid through May 1.  See some of the great deals we found here.

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April 25, 2017

Rise and Shine April 25 – Vera Bradley sale, Stride Rite FREE shipping, Crocs, Dockers clothing and accessories, mattress pad with skirt, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! Today is my appointment to find out if I can ditch the crutches, I’m beyond excited and, if I’m being honest, a bit nervous. We will see how it goes!

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I was looking through old posts and realized a year ago today we were at Horseshoe Bend on the Arizona/Utah border. We just loved this area – it’s magnificent. I look so fondly back at our year of exploration and travel. We’ve been settled in our house for 7 ish months and it’s a wonderful life – which I’m so grateful for – but I miss the days spent with my kiddos exploring our country. I have every faith that because we live frugally that we have many more adventures ahead of us – hopefully within the next year. More on that as I sort it all out. . . .

I hope you have a wonderful day! 

Online and Retail Sales

Vera Bradley – EXTEDNED through today!  FREE Shipping on every order plus extra 40% off sale styles. Shop Vera Bradley here.

Stride Rite – Final Sale – select styles $19.99 plus FREE Shipping with code SHOESDAY at checkout.  Shop Stride Rite here.

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48 Hour Flash Sale –  all 2017 Entertainment Books $10 with FREE Shipping when you use code FLASH at checkout.

Great-Wolf-Lodge-Discounts-Jan-18

Great Wolf Lodge is back on Groupon!  See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. Some locations are as low as $119/night.  For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $159/night with a one-night minimum.   See all Grand Mound options here.

Crazy 8 – Up to 75% off Everything plus Extra 15% off with code FRESH15 at checkout and FREE Shipping when you pay with Visa Checkout using any major debit or credit card.   Shop Crazy 8 here.

There is a brand new Sam’s Club Membership offer – get a FREE $25 gift card when you join Sam’s Club! Membership cost is $45/year and you’ll receive a $25 Sam’s Club e-gift card when you sign up here.

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April 24, 2017

Rise and Shine April 24 – Weekend update, Zaycon chicken sale (HOT!), High Sierra clearance sale, Amazon board game sale (yay!), Evenflo car seat, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! It’s Monday, huh? How was your weekend? I’m still on crutches, going on 13 days and it’s totally cramping my style! 🙂 But I have an appointment tomorrow and hopefully they’ll clear me for putting some pressure on my left leg and I can start walking carefully. I haven’t even left the house in the last 2 weeks because it seems too risky to be out and about on crutches when I don’t have to be – so I’m ready. Thankfully my knee isn’t painful and I’m not in any notable pain – just a couple ibuprofen in the morning seems to be all I need, thank goodness. 

This weekend we spent lots of quality time with the kids. Mr. Queen Bee took kids to library, park and even out to lunch (I took a nap!). It was a beautiful Saturday here in Coeur d’Alene. On Sunday my son spent the entire day running around the backyard with a crew of neighborhood boys while I baked cupcakes with my daughter and snuggled on the couch watching her favorite show. We got all our laundry done and it was just a great weekend.

We have ONLY 7 weeks of school left before summer vacation! I can hardly believe it. My husband mentioned it to me this weekend and I had to do a double-take. It’s going to be here before we know it.

Oh! And on Saturday morning, Mr. Queen Bee picked up our Zaycon order. We got the chicken fritters for the first time and had them for dinner Saturday night. SO GOOD! We also got bacon. . .because, well, bacon!   Our favorite place to find deals on bulk meat is Zaycon Fresh. The products are delicious, prices fantastic and customer service has always been exceptional.  EXTENDED through today – 22% off Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts – just $1.49/lb (reg. $1.89/lb) with code FLASH423 at checkout. I’m going to be placing an order! Shop Zaycon Fresh here. 

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*LAST DAY* Right High Sierra is offering an extra 50% off Clearance and $2.99 shipping with code CLEAROUT at checkout. On non-clearance items you can save 10% on orders $50+ or 15% on orders $75+ with code SAVEMORE at checkout. FREE Shipping on orders $79 or more.

Vera Bradley – FREE Shipping on every order plus extra 40% off sale styles. Shop Vera Bradley here.

Great-Wolf-Lodge-Discounts-Jan-18

Great Wolf Lodge is back on Groupon!  See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. Some locations are as low as $119/night.  For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $159/night with a one-night minimum.   See all Grand Mound options here.

Crazy 8 – Up to 75% off Everything plus Extra 15% off with code FRESH15 at checkout and FREE Shipping when you pay with Visa Checkout using any major debit or credit card.   Shop Crazy 8 here.

There is a brand new Sam’s Club Membership offer – get a FREE $25 gift card when you join Sam’s Club! Membership cost is $45/year and you’ll receive a $25 Sam’s Club e-gift card when you sign up here.

Disney Store – TODAY only – Beach Towels $10 (reg. $16.95+) and Swim Shop up to 30% off.  Shop Disney Store here.

GAP – Up to 50% off everything plus extra 20% off with code GETMORE at checkout.  Shop GAP here.

Cents of Style – Style Steals – Hats – 35% off lowest marked price with code HAT17 at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Style Steals here.

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April 21, 2017

Rise and Shine April 21 – Dollar Store organizing hacks, FREE National Park admission, Great Wolf Lodge discount, Oneida Spring Cleaning event, Living Social coupon, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! TGIF. . . I just put some chicken in the crockpot. I was going to add some salsa and ingredients for Santa Fe Chicken but I can’t seem to find any in the kitchen and hobbling into the garage on crutches to find a glass jar full of salsa in our stockpile doesn’t sound like a good idea. So I’ve got chicken in the crockpot. At least we’ll have it cooked and ready to roll. . .for whatever we decide to do for dinner. 😉

Last night Mr. Queen Bee picked up our groceries at Fred Meyer thanks to ClickList. I was able to place my order by 11 a.m. and he picked it up around 3:30 p.m.! Took less than 10 minutes to pull into parking lot, park in QuickList parking, call the number on the sign and have them bring out your order! You pay on an iPad in the parking lot – and they use your Fred Meyer card info so you still earn points and gas rewards. They give you the first few pick-ups free, but otherwise this service costs $4.95. Less than a Unicorn Frappuccino . . . and even more magical if you ask me. 🙂 You can read my review of Fred Meyer QuickList here.

In keeping with frugal dinners at home, we made baked potatoes for dinner yesterday. These are awesome because a.) they are cheap b.) they are easy c.) everyone gets to pick their own toppings d.) everyone is happy and full. Did you know you can make baked potatoes in the crockpot? I didn’t get the potatoes until after Mr. QB got home, so we did a quick cook in the microwave, but the crockpot baked potatoes are a great trick, too.

Checking out Pinterest this morning I found this great post with 11 Dollar Store Organizing Hacks from a Cultivated Nest. I love the Dollar Tree for organizational bins and I thought this post had some great tips in it! Do you have a special organizational hack/Dollar Tree find that you want to share? I’d love to see photos or hear your ideas!

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We don’t have any thrilling plans for this weekend but if you’re up for some adventuring – this weekend (April 22-23), more than 100 national parks are waiving the entrance fees for National Parks week! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

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Great-Wolf-Lodge-Discounts-Jan-18

Great Wolf Lodge is back on Groupon!  See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. Some locations are as low as $119/night.  For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $159/night with a one-night minimum.   See all Grand Mound options here.

*LAST DAY* For a short time, the Oneida Spring Cleaning Event is happening with deals up to 80% off.  Plus you can save an extra 20% off at checkout and get $2.99 shipping with code CLEAN20 at checkout. Free shipping on orders $49 or more.  Valid through April 21.

LAST DAY! Right now Zulily is featuring Primitives by Kathy Home Decor starting at $5.49. Shipping is around $5.95 per order, but can vary depending on your order size.  Once you place an order from Zulily, you’ll get FREE Shipping on any other orders you place that same day.  We recommend placing a small order with a single item and pay shipping and then come back to place one or more larger orders with FREE Shipping.

Living Social – 20% off Sitewide with code EARTHDAY at checkout. Valid through April 11.  Shop Living Social here.

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April 20, 2017

Rise and Shine April 20 – Primitives by Kathy Home Decor, lots of FREE shipping offers, DeWalt drill kit, Futurama series, KidKraft LEGO table, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! How are you today? It’s been a week since my surgery and I’m still taking it easy. My next appointment is next Tuesday and I’m hoping they’ll let me ditch the crutches then.

Yesterday we got 11 new boxes of LuLaRoe inventory and we had a big live sale last night. We’ve scaled back live sales as I heal and it felt good to be back in the saddle again. LuLaRoe has been such a blessing to us and I hope to share more about that soon. I am giving away a $150 in LuLaRoe credit if you want to enter for a chance to win here.

Since surgery we’ve been making simple dinners at home. We’ve been trying not to eat out too much – even though it’s easy to justify with everything on our plate with me being laid up. We’ve had Mississippi Pot Roast, Chicken Santa Fe, macaroni and cheese, salad kits and leftover Crockpot ham from Easter. We also made Suddenly Salad – and we added fresh salami, olives, chick peas and hard-boiled eggs (also leftover from Easter) to give it more flavor. It’s a good go-to salad to have in the fridge without having to heat/cook anything up. I’d love to make it from scratch – instead of the box, if you have favorite pasta salad recipes – please share!

I think today I’m going to place a ClickList Fred Meyer grocery order this morning so my husband can just pick it up after work tonight. Then, instead of spending 45 minutes shopping after a long day of work, he can just swing in – pick it up and head home. 🙂 Keeping fresh options in the house means we’re less likely to eat out. I wish they’d even deliver – that would be even more awesome.

And I just have to say, I sit here thinking about today . . . and I just can’t believe it’s April 20 already. Does anyone else feel this way? I mean we’re 2/3 thru the month and then we have May and Mother’s Day and . . . before we know it, we’ll be done with the school year. It’s crazy to think about!

Online and Retail Sales

Great-Wolf-Lodge-Discounts-Jan-18

Great Wolf Lodge is back on Groupon!  See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. Some locations are as low as $119/night.  Plus for a short time save an extra 10% on hotels and travel with code TRAVEL at checkout, making locations as low as $107.10/night! For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $159/night with a one-night minimum, as low as $143.10/night with code TRAVEL at checkout!   See all Grand Mound options here.

Gymboree – FREE Shipping (no minimum required) plus use your Gymbucks ($25 on every $50 purchase).  Also shop clearance up to 70% off. Shop Gymboree here.

Disney Store – Today only – $10 each Sleepwear & Plush.  Shop Disney Store here.

Right now Zulily is featuring Primitives by Kathy Home Decor starting at $5.49. Shipping is around $5.95 per order, but can vary depending on your order size.  Once you place an order from Zulily, you’ll get FREE Shipping on any other orders you place that same day.  We recommend placing a small order with a single item and pay shipping and then come back to place one or more larger orders with FREE Shipping.

GAP – 40% off Everything (no exclusions) with code FORME at checkout.  Plus last day of Spring Sale up to 75% off.  Shop GAP here.

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April 19, 2017

Rise and Shine April 19 – Great Wolf Lodge discount, LOTS of free shipping offers, PhotoBarn Mother’s Day sale, Skecher’s shoes, more

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Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! Well. . . more like afternoon! Getting a slow start to the day today. It’s a BEAUTIFUL sunny day here in Northern Idaho. Blue skies and sunshine are just what I needed this morning! I’m still on crutches and trying to get around without bearing weight on my left leg. It’s frustrating not being as mobile as I like to be – and I’m trying to rest plenty. But mostly I’m just trying to heal up so I can get on the move again!

Great-Wolf-Lodge-Discounts-Jan-18

We have a lot of great deals happening right now. . . Great Wolf Lodge is back on Groupon!  See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. Some locations are as low as $119/night.  Plus for a short time save an extra 10% on hotels and travel with code TRAVEL at checkout, making locations as low as $107.10/night!

For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $159/night with a one-night minimum. s low as $143.10/night with code TRAVEL at checkout!   See all Grand Mound options here.

Online and Retail Sales

Gymboree – FREE Shipping (no minimum required) plus use your Gymbucks ($25 on every $50 purchase).  Also shop clearance up to 70% off.  Shop Gymboree here. 

Disney Store – Free shipping on entire order with any swimshop item when you use code SWIMSHOP at checkout.  Plus swim shop items up to 30% off.  Shop Disney Store here.

Janie and Jack – LAST DAY! FREE Shipping with code SWEET at checkout plus extra 20% off sale styles.  Shop Janie and Jack

Crazy 8 – FREE Shipping with code SMILE at checkout.  50% off all regular price items and 40% off markdowns.   Shop Crazy 8 here.

GAP – 40% off Everything (no exclusions) with code FORME at checkout.  Plus last day of Spring Sale up to 75% off.  Shop GAP here.

There is a brand new Sam’s Club Membership offer – get a FREE $25 gift card when you join Sam’s Club! Membership cost is $45/year and you’ll receive a $25 Sam’s Club e-gift card when you sign up here.

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