Rise and Shine Jan. 1 – Happy New Year! Lots of new coupons, exercise bikes on sale

Good morning!

Happy, Happy NEW YEAR! I hope that 2013 is everything you want or need it to be. I hope the blinkie machines are full, the clearance abundant, the Manager Markdowns often, and the checkout lines short. May you find ways to live more fully, with less.

We rang in the New Year with a $4 bottle of wine from Trader Joe’s, a bowl of popcorn and movie marathon (a RARE occurrence at our house). The kids were at grandmas and our whole afternoon and evening was uneventful! It was perfect. Hope your celebrations were safe and fun.

So what are your plans for 2013? Are you hoping to hop back on the coupon bandwagon?
Are you making any New Years resolutions? I plan to spend sometime this week making a list of goals. Not crazy things like run a marathon but priorities that are important to me that I want to do more of in 2013. We’ll see how that works out.

Today is our last day of Christmas break – so no more sleeping in for me starting tomorrow. I’ll be moving Rise and Shine up to more like 6:30 a.m. and start posting earlier again. I’m ready to make 2013 a great year for savings!

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Lots of NEW coupons this morning! Match-ups for some of these coupons coming soon, they look good! Here’s a small sampling of them, but visit Coupons.com for more.

$1.50 off one Pampers Baby Dry Diapers
$0.50 off one Pampers Wipes 60 ct. or larger
$1.50 off Triple Paste medicated ointment
$1.00 off one Weight Watcher cheese or cream cheese
$1.00 off any Afrin Nasal Spray
$2.00 off any Coricidin HBP Product
$0.55 off any So Delicious Dairy Free Product
$0.50 off any 1 Palmolive Fresh Infusions
$1.00 off any One A Day Multivitamin product


Snapfish is having a big year end sale, with up to 65% off some items. Most notably you can get penny prints with promo code NEWYEAR13 at checkout. Shipping should bring your total to about $7, which comes out to only 7 cents a print, that’s shipped!

Weight Watchers discounts for the new year are out – valid through the end of January. You can sign up now and get all set up in time for those New Year’s resolutions. They have great menu plans, recipes and grocery shopping lists online.


The soups and salad recipes you are sending in are amazing. I’m super excited to start making some of them. I’m going to print them all out today and go shopping. Our first recipe should be shared some day this week! Send in yours, if I feature it you could get a $10 Amazon gift card!

I think I’m making a turkey today. After we were all sick with the flu for the Christmas Eve and Christmas Day – we didn’t really get around to having a big ole holiday meal. So we’ll do it tonight! I hear a lot of stores have turkeys on markdown, so if you’re heading into the store, might want to swing by the meat department (or deli) and take a look!

Anyone starting a new diet today? What kind of deals are you looking for?

Here are this week’s grocery match-ups and deals:  Albertsons  Fred Meyer  QFC   Safeway


Seattle (Benaroya Hall)Los Lobos Pares Down to the Basics With Acoustic En Vivo – $20 (Goldstar)

Seattle, WA - Song and Spectacle Collide in Big Top Rock (Tetro ZinZanni) – $13.50 (Goldstar)

Harlem Globetrotters – Rose GardenHarlem Globetrotters Game on Saturday, February 23 (Up to 45% Off). Four Options Available. – Start at $41

 Chelan, WA – Lakeview Hotel – Two-Night Stay for Two in a Skylight or Balcony Room – $175

Tillamook, Oregon – The Ashley Inn of Tillamook – Two-Night Stay for Two in a King Suite – $109

Stevenson, WA – Skamania Lodge – One- or Two-Night Stay for Two in a Superior Forest-View or River-View Room. Combine Up to Four Nights – from $109


Gold Box Deals of the Day: Up to 50% Off Select Exercise Bikes from Schwinn and Nautilus

Shop 6pm: Ring in the new year with us! Thousands of items only $20.13. Sale Starts 1/1/13 at 6am PST

REI Deal of the DayMerrell Pixie Pull-On Waterproof Winter Boots – Women’s – $59.93 shipped (reg. $150)

What are your plans today? I hope you have a wonderful day! 

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  1. Every holiday season we have a Dungeness crab feast, served fresh with salad, bread and green beans! We have leftover crab for breakfast over an english muffin with a poached egg. Yum!

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