Rise and Shine 11/25 – Get $20 FREE groceries, that old desk, Cyber Monday

Good morning!

Today was my last day sleeping in this holiday weekend. Hope you were able to get some rest and relax a bit, too!

Yesterday was slow around here – I took some badly needed time off from the computer to clean, decorate our Christmas tree, clean my kids rooms and more. Remember that old desk I found at Goodwill? Well I was planning on painting it, so it has been sitting in the garage for a month. But while my son was at a movie with Dad, I hauled it into my son’s room and set it up as an art station. He came home from the movie and was so excited!

I share this with you because although it’s not shiny, new, fancy or expensive, it’s probably one of the best gifts I’ve given my son in a long time. He loves doing art these days. I hung up all his LEGO figure drawings, sharpened his pencils, opened up a new box of crayons, cleaned his room and made him a “Liam the Artist Extraordinaire” sign. This Christmas if you’re having a hard time thinking about what you can BUY someone, think about what you can DO for them instead.

I also opened up a savings account for him and his sister through ING yesterday. It’s the last day to earn a FREE $10 deposit. So they made a collective $20 for only 15 minutes of my time.

  • Head over to ING Direct and click on back to sale
  • Click on Kids Savings Account (red package) on top
  • Open a Kids Savings Account November 23 – 25 and they’ll put a $10 bonus into your new account. No minimum deposit required!
  • Learn more here.


Coupons.com has a few new printable coupons this morning! Hopefully they’ll release more as the day goes on today. Have you found any good printable coupons lately? Leave a comment and let me know!

You should have one P&G coupon insert in your newspaper today! This is nice because usually we don’t get coupon inserts on holiday weekends!


Cyber Monday starts today. Yes, I know it’s still Sunday but by 9 p.m. tonight most every online retailer will be offering some kind of promotion – either a coupon, FREE shipping or both. Some offers will be lame, some will be AWESOME and of course, we try to do only do awesome around here. So check back later this afternoon

Get $20 in FREE groceries! I plan to go to Albertsons today and pick up a $100 in Lowe’s gift cards so I can get my $20 in FREE groceries. We have some projects – like a leaking sky light that are going to need supplies, so we’ll be spending the money anyway, might as well get the groceries!

Save 75% off off all holiday cards from Cardstore with coupon code CCN2175 at checkout. Plus they have FREE shipping in all orders


 I need to go to the grocery store. How about you?


Portland - Save 50% off on tickets to the Oregon Ballet The Nutcracker performance at Keller Auditorium! Tickets are going for only $35 right now over on Goldstar, normally they are $73.


 Amazon has officially started their Cyber Monday sale. It will last all week.

Amazon Gold Box Deal - Garmin Forerunner 410 GPS-Enabled Sports Watch with Heart Rate Monitor $149

Presto 01781 23-Quart Pressure Canner and Cooker - $69!

Amazon has the Knex Value Tub 400 pieces for only $10.97. This is the lowest price it’s ever been on Amazon. Great Giving Tree idea!

LEGO Star Wars 10225 R2D2 – $139 (reg. $180!)

JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts has FREE shipping today – no minimum purchase, with promo code FSNM327 at checkout.

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

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  1. Love what you did for Liam- that’s kind of what we’re doing for Christmas for my son- redecorating his room. He doesn’t need more stuff!! Another fun idea is to give people a meal in a basket- they would sure appreciate not having to cook one night during the holidays!

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