Rise and Shine 12/20 – Last day for Amazon Prime Christmas shipping, holiday recipes and deals

Good morning!

I’m not going to lie, I’m making no promises as to when I will Rise and Shine through the end of the year. It seems crazy to get out of bed when the whole house is still sleeping – including my early rising babies. So if you check at 6:30 a.m. PST and the Rise and Shine post isn’t up, I’m either a.) sleeping b.) working on it and it will come shortly. But don’t worry – it’s my favorite post of the day, so it will be published and I rarely sleep in past 6:30 a.m. – so it won’t ever be too late. :)

Today is the last day to get Christmas delivery for Amazon Prime membersYou can sign up for a FREE 30-day trial of Prime and get free shipping, but I’m warning you, I signed up after my free trial because it was so insanely convenient to order a $2 item and have it shipped in 2 days for free. Amazon Prime costs $79 a year – or $6.58 a month.

Make sure and check out this Amazon Toy List - it’s insane. That last time I updated it was last night around 5 p.m. I’ll try and update it later this morning.  Remember we also put together this Costco Toy List – also a great resource for those last minute gifts.


Print a coupon for 20% off your Famous Footwear purchase which you can combine with the buy one, get one FREE sale they are having in-store. This coupon expires December 25, 2012. If you want to you, can use promo code LUVDEC12 and shop the buy one, get one FREE sale, plus ave 20% off your online purchase

$4 off Crayola Color Wonder Light-Up Paint Palette
$4 off Crayola Crayon Maker
$4 off Crayola Color Wonder Light-Up Paint Pallete
$3 off Crayola Glow Book
$4 off Crayola Glow Dome
$3 off Crayola Model Magic Jewelry Boutique
$3 off Crayola Ultimate Art Supplies Kit or Crayon Tower
$3 off Crayola Glow Book
$4 off Crayola Sketcher Projector

$2 off Scrabble Game, one Operation game or Twister game
$2 off Battleship, Sorry or Pop-O-Matic Trouble game
$1 off any Crayola product ($5 or more)
$3 off Hasbro Words with Friends Game (SKU #A2059 and #A2060) 
$3 off Hasbro Cityville Monopoly Game or Hungry Hungry Herd
$3 off Monopoly Millionaire
$3 off Bop It Smash Game
$3 off Twister Dance game
$3 off Draw Something Game
$2 off any Crayola purchase of $19.97 or more

Find more printable coupons on Coupons.com.


Amazon has the Nikon COOLPIX S3300 16 MP Digital Camera with 6x Zoom NIKKOR Glass Lens and 2.7-inch LCD (Silver) for $69.95, plus it ships via one-day shipping for FREE! And you can also get a 8 GB SDHC Memory Card with purchase (see details on product page).

Amazon $5 magazine sale! Great titles, Oprah, ESPN, Whole Living, Good Housekeeping – great gift idea, especially for a last minute gift.

Check your Safeway Just For U account, I was shocked to see this new offer - get 70 cents off per gallon of fuel when you spend $90 on one shopping trip. The offer is valid until 12/25/12 and is unlimited. So you could potentially do multiple transactions to get multiple rewards. If you have a 15 gallon tank, this would save you $10.50 in gas!


What are your serving for a holiday meal? We posted a round-up of the best prime rib, turkey and ham prices yesterday. Hope it’s helpful.

I’m going to republish my holiday recipe e-book later today. It’s a treat, so watch for it. The recipes are from most of you readers, so it holds a special place in my heart. Should be up by 10 a.m. today.

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


Seaside, OR – Best Western Ocean View Resort – One-Night Stay for Two in a Single Queen Economy Non-View Room. Combine Up to Two Nights. $47 (reg. $80)

Olympic National Park, WA – Kalaloch Lodge – One- or Two-Night Stay for Two in a Seacrest Room or Kalaloch Cabin. Combine Multiple Groupons to Extend Your Stay – start at $79

San Juan Island, WA – Roche Harbor Resort – One- or Two-Night Stay for Up to Four in a Quarryman Hall or McMillin Suite. Combine up to Eight Nights – Start at $124

Vancouver BC – The Sylvia Hotel – One-Night Stay for Two Adults with Food Credit. Up to Two Kids Stay Free. Combine Up to Two Nights. – From $89

Bend, OR – Seventh Mountain Resort – Two-Night Stay for Up to Four in a One-Bedroom Condo with $20 Resort Credit – start at $99

Tacoma, WA - Monster Truck Madness & Racing: Advance Auto Parts Monster Jam – tickets start at $15 from Goldstar

For all my South Sound mamascheck out Sounds Fun Mom. She is awesome. It’s a FREE website run by a Puget Sound mom and covers all kinds of free and fun activities for you to do with your kiddos!


Check out these cute boots I posted this morning. I included a link to the wide calf boots on 6pm.com – they have some as much as 54% off and they aren’t easy to find around town.

 Today only Joe’s New Balance Outlet deal of the day are these Women’s New Balance 790 running shoes for only $29.99, down from $84.99. They ship FREE.

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day - Last-minute gifts for her up to 65% off yesterday’s price, with FREE One-Day shipping

Check out the Amazon One Day Shopping Sale and all the items that are part of that sale will ship with FREE expedited shipping! I haven’t had a chance to look around, but you can see all the qualifying items here. Make sure and select One-Day Shipping before completing an order and the discount comes off at checkout!

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

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  1. I like your personalized Safeway offer better than mine…I have to spend $150 to get an 80c reward! That’s ok, though, because I don’t think I’m braving the grocery store before Christmas – bet it’s nuts!

  2. I know all about early rising babies. If they’re asleep, you better be too! :)

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