April 20, 2017

Rise and Shine April 20 – Primitives by Kathy Home Decor, lots of FREE shipping offers, DeWalt drill kit, Futurama series, KidKraft LEGO table, 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! How are you today? It’s been a week since my surgery and I’m still taking it easy. My next appointment is next Tuesday and I’m hoping they’ll let me ditch the crutches then.

Yesterday we got 11 new boxes of LuLaRoe inventory and we had a big live sale last night. We’ve scaled back live sales as I heal and it felt good to be back in the saddle again. LuLaRoe has been such a blessing to us and I hope to share more about that soon. I am giving away a $150 in LuLaRoe credit if you want to enter for a chance to win here.

Since surgery we’ve been making simple dinners at home. We’ve been trying not to eat out too much – even though it’s easy to justify with everything on our plate with me being laid up. We’ve had Mississippi Pot Roast, Chicken Santa Fe, macaroni and cheese, salad kits and leftover Crockpot ham from Easter. We also made Suddenly Salad – and we added fresh salami, olives, chick peas and hard-boiled eggs (also leftover from Easter) to give it more flavor. It’s a good go-to salad to have in the fridge without having to heat/cook anything up. I’d love to make it from scratch – instead of the box, if you have favorite pasta salad recipes – please share!

I think today I’m going to place a ClickList Fred Meyer grocery order this morning so my husband can just pick it up after work tonight. Then, instead of spending 45 minutes shopping after a long day of work, he can just swing in – pick it up and head home. 🙂 Keeping fresh options in the house means we’re less likely to eat out. I wish they’d even deliver – that would be even more awesome.

And I just have to say, I sit here thinking about today . . . and I just can’t believe it’s April 20 already. Does anyone else feel this way? I mean we’re 2/3 thru the month and then we have May and Mother’s Day and . . . before we know it, we’ll be done with the school year. It’s crazy to think about!

Online and Retail Sales


Great Wolf Lodge is back on Groupon!  See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select. Some locations are as low as $119/night.  Plus for a short time save an extra 10% on hotels and travel with code TRAVEL at checkout, making locations as low as $107.10/night! For those of you in Washington, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grand Mound location. You can choose from FOUR options for the Grand Mound, Washington – as low as $159/night with a one-night minimum, as low as $143.10/night with code TRAVEL at checkout!   See all Grand Mound options here.

Gymboree – FREE Shipping (no minimum required) plus use your Gymbucks ($25 on every $50 purchase).  Also shop clearance up to 70% off. Shop Gymboree here.

Disney Store – Today only – $10 each Sleepwear & Plush.  Shop Disney Store here.

Right now Zulily is featuring Primitives by Kathy Home Decor starting at $5.49. Shipping is around $5.95 per order, but can vary depending on your order size.  Once you place an order from Zulily, you’ll get FREE Shipping on any other orders you place that same day.  We recommend placing a small order with a single item and pay shipping and then come back to place one or more larger orders with FREE Shipping.

GAP – 40% off Everything (no exclusions) with code FORME at checkout.  Plus last day of Spring Sale up to 75% off.  Shop GAP here.

Crazy 8 – FREE Shipping with code SMILE at checkout.  50% off all regular price items and 40% off markdowns.   Shop Crazy 8 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.

Teavana – Free Shipping on every order with code FREESHIP at checkout.  Valid through April 23.  Shop Teavana here.

Right now there are lots of fantastic deals happening as part of the  PhotoBarn Mother’s Day Sale! Deals include $9 Wooden Photo Heart with FREE Shipping ($30 value), unlimited FREE Wooden Photo Magnet + Unlimited $5 Magnets (reg. $20) and lots of other popular items 50% off with FREE Shipping!

Kohls.com – 15% off with code TAKE15OFF at checkout (valid through April 23) plus $10 off shoes purchase of $50 or more with code SHOE10 at checkout.  Shop Kohl’s here.

Lids.com – $10 select NFL Headwear, 25% off select Novelties, $19.99 Women’s MLB Exclusive Apparel, 2 for $25 NCAA Tees & Headwear, 40% off select NFL Jerseys and more. FREE Shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Lids here.

Macy’s – Free shipping at $49 plus 15-20% off select deals with code WOW at checkout or $10 off $25 with code WOW25 at checkout.  Shop Macy’s here.

Eddie Bauer – Everything up to 50% off plus free shipping at $49.  Shop Eddie Bauer here.


For a short time all 2017 Entertainment Books are 50% off with FREE Shipping when you use code HALFOFF at checkout.  Valid through May 10.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance Women’s Printed Accelerate Capri – $14.99 (reg. $49.99) plus 50% off select styles and extra 35% off apparel (prices as marked) Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – Black Diamond Ion LED Headlamp – $11.73 (reg. $24.95). FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.

Old Navy – Up to 50% off Tees, Shorts & Old Navy Active. Plus extra 30% off, no code needed, discount taken at checkout.   Shop Old Navy here.

Carter’s – Baby Boom Sale up to 70% off.   Shop Carter’s here.

Target  – Up to 25% off bedding, bath, decor and more.  Save 20% off when you spend $250 on patio furniture. FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

Right now when you buy $35 of Estee Lauder product from Nordstrom you’ll receive a FREE 7-piece gift ($155 value).    Spend $75 or $100 and receive additional gifts.  Nordstrom always offers FREE shipping and returns.

Lane Bryant – Spring Sale – 40% off Tops, Pants and Jeans.  Bras starting at $14.98.  Clearance Buy One Get One Free.  Shop Lane Bryant here.

The Children’s Place – Entire Site 30-60% off, no exclusions.  FREE Shipping on every order and spend your Place Cash.  Shop The Children’s Place here.


Through Thursday, you can subscribe to Disney Junior magazine for just $13.99 per year (76% off the cover  price). You can order up to two (2) years at this price.  Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout. We haven’t seen a deal on this magazine in the last few months.

Through Thursday, you can subscribe to Family Handyman Magazine for  $7.99 per year (79% off)! You can order up to four (4) years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout. This is a great magazine – full of practical tips!

Here’s a RARE deal on one of my favorite magazines. Through Tuesday, you can subscribe to three years of Food Network Magazine for $19.99 (83% off)! You can also select one-year for $7.99 or two years for $13.99. Just enter 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 DayDEWALT DCK281D2 20V Max XR Lithium Ion Brushless Compact Drill/Driver & Impact Driver Combo Kit on sale for $179.99 (reg. $302.97), BEST price.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day Futurama: The Complete Series – $47.99, BEST price.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day25% off all Silpada Jewelry.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

KidKraft Lego Compatible 2 in 1 Activity Table

KidKraft Lego Compatible 2 in 1 Activity Table to $55.14. It comes with 200 LEGO compatible blocks AND a 30-piece train set.

Snap Circuits Motion Electronics Discovery Kit on sale for $52.21 (reg. $84.99), BEST price


Fisher-Price Little People Lil’ Movers School Bus to $9.84 (reg. $19.99), BEST price

Scientific Explorer Ultimate Crystal Growing Kit marked down to $9.49 (reg. $32.99), BEST price



Amazon has Tom’s of Maine Fluoride Free Children’s Toothpaste, Silly Strawberry, 4.2 oz, 3 Piece on sale for as low as $6.48 with Subscribe and Save (when you have 5 or more subscriptions).  That comes out to $2.16 each!

PLAYMOBIL Take Along Fire Station Playset on sale for $23.99 (reg. $39.99), BEST price

My kids love Berenstain Bears books and I found a bunch marked down on Amazon – as low as $1.99!

Rook Card Game on sale for $2.88 (reg. $7.99), add-on item, BEST price


Spin Master Games, Quick Cups marked down to $11.99 (reg. $19.99), BEST price

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. For a short time you can get an extra 15% off 90/10 Ground Turkey with code TURKDEAL at checkout – $1.87/lb (reg. $2.19/lb).  Valid through April 20.


There is a new $0.75 off any one Dunkin’ Donuts Coffee product coupon available. Safeway and Albertsons have Dunkin’ Donuts coffee on sale this week.

Head over here to print your coupons

$5.00 off one Diaper Genie Expressions
$0.75 off one Barilla ProteinPLUS pasta
$4.00 off one Phillips
$1.00 off one all free clear
$1.00 off one Woolite Detergent
$1.00 off one Suave Professionals Silver or Green
$3.00 off one Schick Quattro for Women Refill
$1.00 off one Suave Professionals Gold product

Other Ways to Save . . .


Save the dates! This weekend (April 22-23), 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.

The schedule for Regal Cinemas Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 kids movies for the 2017 summer has been announced!  Regal Cinemas offers $1 movie admission to popular kids movies at 10 a.m. on Tuesdays and Wednesdays throughout the summer.  Each week both movies play on both days.  Start date varies by location, so find the closest participating theater near you where you can check out the Summer movie schedule – so you know what movies will play when. Just scroll down to the map and enter your local zip code for a full schedule.  See the movie line-up here.

Let’s make it a great day!

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