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. I share with you what’s happening with me – and I LOVE to hear about what’s happening with you.
Good morning! How is your Saturday going?
Yesterday I spent the day running around town and getting errands done. Things I’ve had on my list for weeks. Like going to Comcast to replace our archaic modem for a new speedy one (because it’s ridiculous to be a blogger who works from home with a slow connection), we went to the DMV, bank, grocery store, and I went to the mall to see about using my Gymbucks (whole store was close to full price, no thank you) and found some amazing clothing deals for my husband at The GAP. All the while I’m slightly stressed that I haven’t updated the blog in two hours and wondering how I’m going to get everything on my to do list done.
My sweet daughter tagged along all day with me and she was such a trooper waiting in a lot of lines. I decided she deserved some frozen yogurt. So there we were, sitting together, eating frozen yogurt for lunch (such rebels!), the sun was shining for the first time in days and she looked up at me and said, “Momma, I love this day.” My heart melted and I was reminded that a good day isn’t about how much I accomplish, or how much fun we have – it’s just a good day spent together. We sat extra long at the table and then went to go pick up brother at school. When I asked him how his day was, he said bursting at the seams, “It was the best day of my life!” and he goes on to tell me how he can earn his very own pizza if he reads 10 books and how he made a new best friend. . . and on and on. He uses the “Best day of my life!” at least 3-5 days a week and I think – that’s the way to live! Every day can be the best, if you decide it is.
So today, I’m extra grateful for the lessons I learn from my kids. For the days that seem mundane but are really full of extraordinary moments.
Today is also the 4th Anniversary of when I started this blog! I feel like I should do something spectacular to celebrate, but of course I hadn’t realized today was the day until it dawned on me yesterday afternoon. And I have nothing planned. So today will be a mundane day, hopefully filled with some extraordinary deals, and when I get the chance (maybe later this week?), we’ll celebrate the last four years with some fun giveaways to celebrate. Mostly I want to celebrate YOU, because it’s my readers who make it possible for me to blog and support my family with something that started as a hobby four years ago.
This Sunday, October 6 we should have three coupon inserts in the Sunday paper. You can see some of the coupons we can expect here. I love the coupon inserts in October and November, they really start filling up.
Here are just a few or the new printable coupons:
$1 off El Monterey Supreme or All Natural Burritos/Chimis
Buy one, get one FREE Tillamook Yogurt
$0.75 off any Tillamook Sour Cream
$1 off 4 Heinz HomeStyle Gravy, 18 oz
$1.50 off Kraft Recipe Makers product
$1 off 4 Tillamook yogurt
$1 off one Jennie-O Turkey Bacon 12 oz only
$1 off 2 Red Baron Multiserve
$1.50 off 2 Freschetta pizzas
$0.75 off 2 Tony’s Multiserver pizza
$0.75 off 2 Larabar Uber bars
Lots of new printable toys coupons!
$1 off a Play-Doh Compound valued at $2.50 or more
$3 off any one BeyBlades BeyWarriors or B-Daman Figure
$1 off any My Little Pony purchase
$5 off one My Little Pony Princess Twilight Sparkle or Crystal Princess Palace
$3 off one Playdoh Playset: Perfect Twist Ice Cream, Rowdy the Garbage Truck or Design-a-Dress Boutique
$5 off Elmo Junction Playset
$5 off KRE-O Cityville Invasion Police Station Zombie Defense or Haunted Hideaway Building Set
$5 off one Baby Alive Real Surprises Baby Doll or Better Now Baby Doll
$3 off one Baby Alive Doll Refill Pack
$4 off one Baby Alive Bitsy Burpey Doll, Yummy Treat Doll or Party Baby Doll
$5 off one Optimus Prime Rescue Trailer or Spider Man Web Racing Funhouse
$2 off any one Marvel Figure from Hasbro
$3 off any one Nerf Blaster valued at $15 or more
$5 off Nerf Rebelle Heartbreaker Bow or Rebelle Guardian Crossbow
$3 off one Transformers Construct-Bots Toy
$5 off one Iron Man 3 ARC FX Mission Mask or one ARC FX Gauntlet Toy
Big Lots – Print a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase at Big Lots this October 6, 2013.
REI Sale today – save 20% off any REI Outlet item when you use code FALLMEM13 at checkout! Orders can be picked up at your local store for FREE or ship FREE on orders over $50.
REI Outlet Deal of the Day - Merrell Sharp Peak Insulated Jacket - $99.73 (reg. $250) , plus use code FALLMEM13 and you’ll save an extra 20% off, making it $79.78 – ships FREE
*Still available!* 6pm.com has a bunch of kids BOGS as low as $12.99 (the pink ones) or $14.99 (the blue and purple ones). These retail for $52 and they are very good shoes. These Bogs Kids – Rue (Toddler/Youth) are just $14.99 (reg. $52). This deal is absolutely crazy.
Get 20 FREE custom holiday tags, shipped FREE. I just ordered a set of 20 gift tags for FREE (well for $0.88 tax).Expressionery has a new coupon code TENSPEND that will take $10 off any $10 purchase. The 20 count of gift tags are $10, so they are FREE after coupon. And they ship for FREE, too. You can get the full instructions here.
*Still available!* Great Wolf Lodge discounts! Over on Zulily they have Great Wolf Lodge discounts, nationwide! Looks like you can save about 40% off the price of your stay. Look carefully, some are for a Sunday through Thursday stay, while others are Friday. There are multiple options for each state, some with restaurant credits. To see these deals, you’ll need to create a Zulily account here.
Today only, subscribe to Saveur Magazine for just $4.99 per year (88% off the cover price) – this is one of my favorite recipe magazines. You can order up to three (3) years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout. This offer expires tonight at 9 p.m. PST
I post a lot of Amazon deals throughout the day. See the latest Amazon deals here.
Amazon Deal of the Day - ProForm Pro 2500 Treadmill for $1,099 (reg. $2499), best price it’s been on Amazon and it’s delivered FREE!
Levi’s Baby-girls Infant 9527 Essential Knit Legging - $9.99 (reg. $20)
Nine Stars DZT-50-9 Infrared Touchless Stainless Steel Trash Can, 13.2-Gallon - $42.55 (reg. $82), best price!
We got this garbage can from Costco about 7 or 8 years ago and we paid more for it. We still have it (and love it).
Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid 24-Piece Food Storage Container Set to just $10 (reg. $19.99). Great deal!
Save 71% off this New Balance Men’s Large Graphic Logo Tee, Electric Blue, Large – just $5.81 over on Amazon.
Columbia Women’s Thermarator Glove (Bright Rose, X Large) for as little as $5 right now (reg. $30). The large size are $5.26. This is an add-on item that will ship with $25 or more.
If you shop Amazon a lot, make sure and bookmark our Amazon add-on items page, we just updated it this week with a bunch of deals that are under $10, under $5 and under $3. These items ship FREE with $25 purchase and are some great bargains. They can also be good to get your total over $25 for FREE Super Saver Shipping. See Amazon Add-on items here.
RECIPES, MEAL PLANNING, GROCERY STORE
I made two crockpot meals yesterday and they were both hits. I hope to share one of them later today or tomorrow!
Safeway $5 Friday changes! Looks like Safeway changed things up this week with it’s $5 Friday deals. In the past you’d be able to upload the $5 Friday e-coupons and use them ALL weekend. But looks like they are now ONLY available for use on Fridays. Did you notice this? What do you think – will you still shop the $5 Friday deals?
For my Northwest readers, TOP Food/Haggen is celebrating its 80th birthday which makes for some fantastic deals you can pick up this week, October 2 – October 8. Including an amazing deal on Huggies diapers and lots of stock-up produce prices. See the best of these deals here.
Check out our big round-up of the latest WinCo deals we gathered from the Marysville, WA store as of October 2, 2013. There are stock-up prices throughout the store with Campbell’s Chunky Soup for just $0.53, Tillamook Yogurt for $0.27, Pillsbury Grands for $0.63 and Langers Apple Juice or Cider 101 oz for just $1.78 (this is the big size!). See all the WinCo deals here.
FOR THE NORTHWEST FOLKS
Snohomish, Washington - Thomas Family Farm is on Get My Perks! They have a few offers, including buy one, get one FREE pumpkins for $15. Use code BooBuys to save 13% off the order, making it $13.05. They also have deals for their paint ball and other kids activities on site. The corn maze has free admission. Head over to Get My Perks and create an account to see the deal, select Seattle as your City.
Seaside, OR – Sandy Cove Inn – 2-Night Stay for Up to Four. Combine Up to 4 Nights – from $86 (reg. $148)
Hood River, OR – Columbia Cliff Villas – 1-, 2-, or 3-Night Stay for Up to Four with Wine-Tasting Vouchers. Combine Up to 6 Nights. – from $109 (reg. $219)
Tillamook, OR – The Ashley Inn of Tillamook – 2-Night Stay for Two in a King Suite or Double-Queen Room. Up to Two Kids 16 or Younger Stay Free in Double-Queen Room – from $125 (reg. $238)
Union, WA – Robin Hood Village Resort – 2-Night Stay for Up to 6 in a Cottage with a Hot Tub, Valid for Check-In Sunday–Thursday. Combine Up to 4 Nights. – from $189 (reg. $330)
Get admission to the Portland Children’s Museum for just $5. Use code BooBuys to save 13% off the order, making it $4.35. Head over to Get My Perks and create an account to see the deal, select Portland as your City.
Have a great day!
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