December 16, 2012

Rise and Shine 12/16 – Amazon deals will be crazy, FREE shipping day 12/17, Albertsons doublers

Good morning, my friends. How are you today?

Be prepared for Amazon deals to be CRAZY the next week. Especially on toys. It’s Amazon’s last push before the holidays and they drop the price on toys to prices we haven’t seen all year. No joke. They do not last long, so snag it if you want it. They’ve done this every year since I’ve been blogging. It works well for me. I usually pick up birthday presents for the following year and do some last minute shopping, because the deals are usually that good. See current Amazon deals here.

My favorite place to find Amazon deals is the Movers and Shakers page. Shhh, don’t tell anyone. That’s where items show up when they have dropped in price considerably and sales are starting to increase a lot. They have Movers and Shakers for every category – including Home and Kitchen and clothing.

If Amazon isn’t your style. Be patient. . . things will go completely back to normal after the holidays. It’s just a strange time right now. With lots of online shopping and online deals. . . .  Remember Target has had a HUGE toy clearance sale every January for the last few years too. Last year didn’t seem as good as the year before, but that’s another thing to keep in the back of your mind. It’s usually the second week in January (like around January 8-15).

FREE shipping day is tomorrow, December 17. I’m working on a list of retailers that will have FREE shipping, plus discount codes. They want last minute sales, too, so hopefully they will be so great we can’t pass them up. Usually these are guaranteed shipment before Christmas. I’ll have the list up later today, hopefully.


There are no coupon inserts in today’s newspaper (exclude doublers and two hidden coupons), but you can print coupons here:

$1.50 off any Hershey’s Simple Pleasures chocolates
$1.50 off Planters Regular Mixed Nuts or Cashew Halves or Pieces (26 oz or higher)
$1 off 2 Nestle Butterfinger or Crunch Jingles bag
$1 off 2 Mars Holiday
$2 off any Adult listerine mouthwash
$2 off any Pampers Baby Dry diapers
$1 off any California Pizza Kitchen
$0.50 off any Big G Cereals
$1 off 3 Kellogg’s Pop-Tarts

Find more printable coupons on


Albertsons has a gift card promotion – buy $100 in gift cards, get $10 off your next order. The gift cards include Amazon, plus other retailers.

You can find all the bonus gift card promotions listed here. If you’re buying gift cards for folks anyway it might be a good way to get a little bonus.


Albertsons doubler deals start today! What are you going to pick up? 

I shared an Almond Tart recipe here yesterday. I hope you like it! And I shared these cream cheese spritz cookies on Friday.

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


Sisters, OR – Pacific Northwest Lodge with Waterfront Cabins in Deschutes National Forest – starts at $274

Portland, Oregon –  Cinetopia – Multiple Locations – $19 for Movie and Concessions for Two (Up to $50 Value)

Obertal Inn – Leavenworth, WA – One- or Two-Night Stay for Two in a Standard King Fireplace Room with Breakfast and Mimosas – starts at $89

Vancouver BC – Rosellen Suites at Stanley Park – Vancouver’s West End – One-, Three-, or Five-Night Stay for Four in a Two-Bedroom, One-Bath Classic Suite – starts at $109

Vancouver, British Columbia All-Suite Hotel Rosedale on Robson – start at $115

Olympia – From Dec. 12-25, get 2 hours of FREE parking in downtown Olympia at any pay station or 3-hour metered space. Learn more from City of Olympia Parking Services.


Omega J8005 Nutrition Center Single-Gear Commercial Masticating Juicer, Chrome and Black for $159.99 (reg. $340)

Philips Norelco Powertouch with Aquatec Electric Razor for only $39.99, plus there is a $10 coupon on the product page that makes it only $29.99. This it he lowest price I’ve ever seen on Amazon.

Avengers Marvel Universe Stark Tek Mech Suit – Captain America to $6.84 (reg. $21.99)

Barbie Sisters Cruise Ship to $46.99 with free shipping, regular price $89.99! This is going for $77 on the Walmart Website.

REI Daily Deal an extra 30% off socks and underwear!

6PM Daily Deal ASICS GEL-Speedstar® 5 – $39.99 (reg. $90)

LEGO The Hobbit The Goblin King Battle – $77.60 (reg. $99)

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


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  1. Heather,
    I’m just getting back to be able to follow your emails. Is the Rise and Shine a seperate email that I sign up for?
    Thank you.
    Wishing you and yours a very Merry Christmas.

    • Hi Andrea – It should be included in the email. The email includes all the posts for the last 24 hours from my site. It may get buried at the bottom and I think it might be limited to the last 24 posts, so perhaps some days it’s excluded? There is usually a read more link at the bottom since it’s so long – I wonder if that will help it pop up?

      Thank you for following my site Andrea!

  2. Today I plan on doing chores. Forcing myself into nesting. I wasn’t hit with terrible disease when pregnant with my son, and it appears that it’s no different this time! We will be meeting our baby girl on December 26! But, I would rather be shopping for sure!!

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