April 11, 2017

Rise and Shine April 11 – Knee surgery tomorrow, Crockpot Easter ham recipe, Disney and Gymboree FREE shipping, Coleman camping gear, Moscow Mule mugs, more


Rise and Shine is my way of starting the day with you – almost as if we’re chatting over a hot cup of coffee or tea! I share my favorite deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help you save time, money or energy. Published in the morning on Monday through Friday  – as I’m able. 

Good morning! Hello sweet friends, how is your day going? Today I woke up to SUNSHINE and I’m grateful for that. The snow from yesterday is gone and it should be 55 today. Crazy.

Tomorrow is my knee surgery. . . . so I have a lot of my plate today. Lots to try and wrap up so I can relax the rest of the week. I “kneed” your recommendations – what shows or movies should I watch? I’m not really a TV watcher, I very rarely will watch a TV show of my choosing (maybe once every few weeks?). . . so I have no idea about good series and/or movies to watch. Please share your favorites! Or if you’ve had knee surgery I’d love your tips for recovery or for the week after. 🙂

Slow Cooker Crockpot Ham. This is an easy way to make ham - especially spiral ham!

Easter is this Sunday! If you’re thinking about making ham, this Slow Cooker Spiral Ham is so easy and flavorful, I hope you love it.

Online and Retail Sales

Gymboree – FREE Shipping with code FUNSHINE at checkout.  Plus everything $14.99 and Under, no exclusions.  Shop Gymboree here.

Disney Store – FREE shipping sitewide with code FREESHIP at checkout.   Shop Disney Store here.

Macy’s – One Day Sale with FREE Shipping at $25 and extra 25% off Clearance.  Shop Macy’s here.

Carter’s – EXTENDED!  Free shipping on all orders plus entire store 50-60% off.   Shop Carter’s here.

Groupon – 20% off Local Deals, 10% off Goods and Getaways with code SALE3 at checkout.  Max 3 of each type of deal, up to $50 discount per deal. Valid through April 13.  Shop Groupon here.

Gymboree pajamas 8.99

Right now everything from Gymboree is $14.99 and Under – we found Gymboree has Pajamas as low as $5.99 (reg. $22.95) plus FREE Shipping!

GAP – Super Spring Sale up to 60% off plus 40% off purchase with code YOURTREAT at checkout.  Shop GAP here.

Cents of Style, Two for Tuesday – Spring Sweater & Scarf Deal!  25% off lowest marked sweater price and free scarf offered in a pop-up at checkout.  Use code SPRINGSWEATER at checkout for discount. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Two for Tuesday here.

Old Navy – Entire store up to 50% off plus 25% off when you open an Old Navy card.  Earn $10 Super Cash for every $25 you spend. Shop Old Navy here.

There is a brand new Sam’s Club Membership offer – get a FREE $25 gift card when you join Sam’s Club! Membership cost is $45/year and you’ll receive a $25 Sam’s Club e-gift card when you sign up here.

Target  – Save $5 when you spend $25 on Easter must-haves; Save $10 when you spend $50 on toys & games; Save $10 when you spend $50 on clothes & accessories for everyone; Save an extra 15% off furniture, lighting, decor & patio furniture with code APRIL at checkout.  FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

Kohls.com – 30% off with your Kohl’s Charge Card with code BUNNY30 at checkout or 20% off orders $100 or more or 15% off orders under $100 with code USAVEMORE at checkout. Plus 2-day sale with 50% off specials. And stackable category codes:
– $10 off $40 Kid’s Apparel and Footwear purchase with code KIDSALE10 at checkout. Valid through April 15.
– $10 off $40 Juniors’ and Girls’ 7-16 clothing purchase with code STYLE10 at checkout.  Valid through April 15.
– $10 off $50 Men’s clothing purchase with code MENSTYLE10 at checkout.  Valid through April 15.
Shop Kohl’s here.

Lids.com – 25% off select Nike, no code needed, discount taken at checkout. Also $19.99 Women’s MLB Apparel. FREE Shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Lids here.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day -New Balance The Strappy Seamless Bra Women’s Sports Bra – $14.99 (reg. $43.99).  60% off Jackets and Long Sleeve Shirts and Extra 40% off Kids Apparel and extra 30% off Men’s and Women’s Shoes.  $1 shipping with code DOLLARSHIP at checkout Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day -REI Co-op Talusphere Pants – Men’s 30″ Inseam – $44.73 ($89.50).  FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.

Lane Bryant – Buy more save more up to 50% off with code AWESOME at checkout. Plus 30% off dresses, tops, skirts, crops and accessories  Shop Lane Bryant here.

Crazy 8 – 100’s of Styles $4.88 and Under plus BOGO $0.88 any regular price item.  Free shipping when you pay with Visa checkout using any major debit or credit card.   Shop Crazy 8 here.

The Children’s Place60% off entire site, zero exclusions plus FREE Shipping on every order and earn DOUBLE Place Cash – $20 for every $20 you spend.  Shop The Children’s Place here.

For a short time all 2017 Entertainment Books are 50% with FREE Shipping when you use code HALFOFF at checkout.  Plus for a short time you’ll get a $10 Amazon gift card when you purchase an Entertainment Annual Digital Membership.


Through Wednesday, you can subscribe to Men’s Journal Magazine for $4.99 per year (a 91% savings!) when you use promo code QUEENBEE at checkout. You can order up to 4 years at this price. Discounts on the magazine are rare!


Through Wednesday, you can subscribe to Sparkle World magazine for only $12.99 per year (55% off the cover price). You can order up to five (5) years at this price when you use coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.

Amazon Deals

We post Amazon deals throughout the day, see the latest Amazon deals here. See all of Amazon’s Deals of the Days here.

Amazon Deal of the DayUp to 30% off Coleman Camping Favorites.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day Set of 2 Moscow Mule Copper Mugs with Shot Glass – $25.99 (reg. $69.99).  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Save up to 35% on select SanDisk memory products. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon has Quaker Chewy Granola Bars, Chocolate Chip, 58 Count on sale for $9.17 with Subscribe and Save, when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month.  Clip the 20% off coupon and it drops to as low as $7.01 shipped ($0.12 each).

Fisher-Price Cash Register on sale for $14.41 (reg. $24.99), BEST price

Custom Leathercraft 1100 Multi-Purpose Clip-on Zippered Poly Bags marked down to $3.88 (just over $1.29 a bag), add-on item

Rayovac Value Bright 9-Lumen 1D LED Flashlight Twin Pack with Batteries to just $4.47, add-on item, BEST price


Amazon has IZZE Sparkling Juice, 4 Flavor Variety Pack, 8.4 Ounce (Pack of 24) on sale for as low as $12.61 shipped with Subscribe and Save when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month.  That’s just $0.53 per can

Trolls Movie on sale for $12.99, BEST price


Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Smart Stages Piggy Bank to $11.99, BEST price


Amazon has Lip Smacker Coca-Cola Party Pack Lip Gosses , 8 Count on sale for $6.77 with Subscribe and Save (when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month). These would be a fun addition to Easter baskets!

Last week we spent some time updating our big list of the BEST Subscribe and Save Deals we could find on Amazon! Subscribe and Save is a great way to save on groceries every month. Let us know if you find other great S&S deals on Amazon and we’ll add them to the list.

Recipes, meal planning, grocery store

See this week’s grocery ads here – Fred Meyer and Safeway and Albertsons and WinCo deals. Get the latest Costco coupon deals here.

Zaycon Fresh – Our favorite place to find deals on bulk meat is Zaycon Fresh. The products are delicious, prices fantastic and customer service has always been exceptional.


There is a new printable $1 off one Godiva Chocolate Masterpieces coupon available. We’d love to hear if you spot a deal using this one


Check out this new high-value coupon for $3 off any one Maybelline Lash Sensational or New York Mascara <– direct link! Both Walgreens and Rite Aid have Maybelline products on a “buy one, get one 50% off sale” through Saturday.

Head over here to print your coupons

$3.00 off one Allegra-D Allergy & Congestion
$5.00 off one Allegra Allergy
$3.00 off one Allegra Allergy
$4.00 off one Children’s Allegra Allergy
$1.50 off one Quilted Northern Ultra Soft
$1.00 off any two Purex Liquid
$2.00 off one Schick Hydro Razor or Refill
$3.00 off one BIC Disposable Razor Pack

Other Ways to Save . . .


Save the Date! Next weekend, more than 100 national parks are waiving the entrance fees for National Parks week! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.


This Saturday, April 15, 2017 – you can get FREE entry to Washington State Parks to celebrate Spring. The Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks on free days.

Let’s make it a great day!

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  1. DEBI DURKEE says:

    Sending best wishes for a successful surgery and a fast recovery.
    Take it easy, after antibiotics be sure to eat probiotic foods, yogurts and milk kefir are good sources.

  2. Karen Kasonic says:

    Definitely watch The Crown on Netflix. I will be sending you good thoughts and hope everything is easy and uneventful tomorrow. I know Jeremy will be taking good care of you during your recovery!

  3. Joyce Crandell says:

    You Tube – travel & food…and I know you like both so try Mark Weins Migrationology, Food Ranger, Christine Kobzeff – travel section, grrl traveler and kara and nate. China, India, Thailand, Japan, Salt Flats of Bolivia, Galapagos Isl. and many other countries – breathtaking scenery and interesting street food. Desert sand surfing, camels, tuktuks, beaches, snorkling, etc. These are all fun things but I am also watching a series at youtube.com/c/joejoe about dementia – the son, Joe, is vid. his Mom Molly who has this disease. Makes you laugh and cry. Anyway, best of luck w/your surgery tomorrow. Joyce C.

  4. Hi Heather, I don’t know what type of knee surgery you are having. My ACL reconstruction took months to achieve semi normal mobility. The arthroscopic surgery I had 6 weeks ago was a piece of cake compared to that. Patience, ice and crutches are your best friends.

    • Good morning Patrice! Yes, it’s an ACL reconstruction surgery – I tore mine in two about 5 years ago. They are taking part of my hamstring as a replacement ACL. They’ll also be trimming or repairing a meniscus that is damaged and causing a lot of pain. I plan to take it easy and I appreciate your advice about patience, ice and crutches! Did you have an arthroscopic knee surgery recently? Hope you’re well!

      • Yes, I had arthroscopic surgery to clean out scar tissue and a torn meniscus at St Clare’ s in Lakewood last month. A lady told me I looked familiar and it wasn’t until later that I realized it might have been Jeremy’s Mom.

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