Rise and Shine March 7 – Ordered my seed lights, Crocs sale, Toms sale, Rosetta stone, $5 Friday and more


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. 

Good morning! How’s it going this morning? I’m glad it’s Friday. We all seem to be fighting a bit of a head cold around here. So I’m looking forward to a weekend of coupon clipping and getting somethings accomplished around the house.


Yesterday I ordered a set of grow lights and a heat mat for my seeds – so I’m continuing to make progress on getting my garden up and running earlier this year! I’m hoping by next week I should have some seeds in the dirt! I ordered this Hydrofarm JSV4 4-Foot Jump Start T5 Grow Light System and this Hydrofarm CK64050 Germination Station with Heat Mat. Although the initial investment is high, I’m sure we’ll get many years out of these items – and because we invested in raised beds in previous years  - it sort of spreads out the costs. I think gardening is something that slowly grows each year – just like you might make improvements on your house a little at a time. At any rate, I’m super thrilled to get that set up next week.   My friend Erika over at Edible NW has some great tutorials for setting up seed growing system in your garage! You can tour her indoor growing area here. I didn’t follow her style this year – I don’t have a lot of extra space in my garage – just a counter essentially, so this is my baby step in that direction. Do you grow seeds indoors? What type of set up or lights do you use? 


Did you see the news that Albertsons’ parent company wants to purchase Safeway? I’m really intrigued and it should be interesting to see what might change with Safeway if this does go through by the end of the year. Learn more about Albertsons buying Safeway here.


Head over here to print your coupons

$4/1 Zyrtec Product, 45 ct or Larger; Available at Walmart
$1/1 Phillips Seafood Product (Zip Code 17777)
$1/1 Efferdent Plus Mint; Redeemable at Walmart
$2/3 Mars Brand Candy, 7 – 11.5 oz; Includes Snickers, Twix, M&M’s, 3 Musketeers, Dove, Milky Way, or Bites Brand Bags
$1/1 White Cloud Bath Tissue


This Sunday, March 9 we should get 3 coupon inserts – one Smart Source (SS) and two Red Plum (RP). Here’s a sneak peak of just SOME of the coupons you should see.

Online and Retail Sale


Reader Brittany went to Target and she is sharing her amazing shopping trip with us! She got everything pictured above for $41.53 after coupons, gift cards and Checkout51 rebates! This is for $108.98 worth of products – so a savings of 62%


Crocs Friends and Family Sale – save an extra 25% off sitewide with code FRIEND25 at checkout. Offer just through this weekend (3/9) - this is off SALE prices, too. I see some Women’s Kadee Flip Flops that are on sale for $19.99, but after coupon code they would be just $14.99! FREE shipping on orders of at least $24.99. Shop Crocs here.


Today only at Whole Foods you can get 30 tulip stems for $9.99. Learn more about the Whole Foods Tulip sale here.


TOMS shoes will discount your purchase by 15% off with code MARCH15 at checkout. This coupon code is valid March 2 – March 8. All orders SHIP FREE.


Eating out can be expensive so we want to help you with a list of current restaurant coupons, discounts and promotions. Help us out – what are your favorite restaurants to go for a bargain and what coupons do you use. Do you have favorite restaurant loyalty programs?  


We have a great list of printable retail coupons this week, so be sure to print the ones you want before you do any shopping this weekend!


Through tomorrow, March 8, Target has a gift card promotion for a free $5 gift card when you buy any 3 participating Proctor & Gamble items. Secret deodorant and body spray are included and you can get them for as low as $0.31 each!

Amazon Deals


Amazon Deal of the Day – 40% Off or More Rosetta Stone Level 1 - lots of languages available – all $99 (reg. $179)


Radio Flyer – Flyer 500 - $69.88 right now – regular price is $120! This is a fantastic price and reviews are great.

Recipes, meal planning, grocery store


Today is $5 Friday at Safeway! Our favorite deals this week are Luvs diapers for $3 after coupon and iBotta, Jennie-O Turkey Sausage for just $0.67 and Fresh Express Salad kits as low as $0.50 if you still have the January Fresh Ideas coupon.


Hop over to the Fred Meyer or QFC coupon sites today and download a coupon for a FREE Müller Yogurt! You will be able to download this coupon TODAY only, but you’ll be able to use the coupon through March 22.


Albertsons has a great Tide promotion going, Buy any Tide, plus any 2 mix or match (Downy, Bounce, Unstoppables, Oxi) get $5 off instantly at register. (March 2 – March 11). We put together a list of printable coupons and an easy scenario for you.


It’s a new month, and there should be a new Fresh Ideas magazine available in the produce department at your local Safeway! See what coupons you can find in store – or print- 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.

Pacific Northwest Deals

krispy-kreme-daylight-savings-doughnut-free-march-9Save the date! Krispy Kreme is offering one FREE glazed doughnut March 9 only to each customer in celebration of Daylight for Daylight Savings Day!


Roosevelt Hotel, Seattle - $109/night (reg. $209) – plus get a $40 dining credit during your stay. We’ve stayed at the Roosevelt many times and I even shared a review about it.

Red Lion Portland – Convention Center – Portland, ORStay with Optional Parking and Dinner Credit at Red Lion Portland – Convention Center in Oregon, with Dates into June - prices start at $69/night.

Goodwill-Washington-CouponSave 25% off your purchase of $20 or more Friday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at any Tacoma Goodwill location. You’ll need to print this coupon from Facebook for the deal.


Olympia/Lacey/Tumwater friends - The LMNOP Consignment sale is just a week away, March 14 – 16 at the Olympia Armory in Downtown Olympia, Washington. I’ve consigned for this sale twice in the past and both times I’ve very pleased at the money I’ve earned! Read this post from March 2012 when I earned $437 from the sale!  Learn more at the LMNOP Consignment website..

Have a great day!

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  1. I just started seeds. The cabbage, lettuce, and spinach are up. Put them in a seed trap on the refridgerator. 3 days later, they’re up. Now they’ll go under a fluro fixture for a week or do

  2. Deborah Durkee says:

    I sent the link about the crocs sale to my daughter, together we ordered, to save shipping. She finished up the order and said happy mother’s day! I’m replacing my favorite Athens style, basic black which are worn flat on the soles for $14.00, reg. $34.00! Thanks!

  3. I don't shop @ Walmart says:

    My mom starts seeds every year without any fancy equipment; the heat pad can dry out the soil and the plants overgrow the light too fast. We have shelving unit in front of the big window that provides plenty of light and space. Latter we will replant and move pots in our indoor pool that has windows on three sides. It’s like a “green house ” in spring time. We have pepper starts already, cucs, flowers :-)

    • Where does your mom live? The sunlight here in Olympia, Washington isn’t strong enough or regular enough to give plants a good healthy start without any supplement. We don’t have an indoor pool for a humid area – either. :) The best I have is a shower. We have super moist air here (rain, rain, rain) – so I’m not too concerned about the heat mat drying out my plants. Although as I’ve said many times before, I’m no expert, just learning as I “grow”

      • I don't shop @ Walmart says:

        We are in Tri-Cities, WA, so plenty of sunshine and dry. Her plant starts are growing great, but she has to rotate them in front of the window to keep them growing straight.

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