April 21, 2017

Rise and Shine April 21 – Dollar Store organizing hacks, FREE National Park admission, Great Wolf Lodge discount, Oneida Spring Cleaning event, Living Social coupon, 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! TGIF. . . I just put some chicken in the crockpot. I was going to add some salsa and ingredients for Santa Fe Chicken but I can’t seem to find any in the kitchen and hobbling into the garage on crutches to find a glass jar full of salsa in our stockpile doesn’t sound like a good idea. So I’ve got chicken in the crockpot. At least we’ll have it cooked and ready to roll. . .for whatever we decide to do for dinner. 😉

Last night Mr. Queen Bee picked up our groceries at Fred Meyer thanks to ClickList. I was able to place my order by 11 a.m. and he picked it up around 3:30 p.m.! Took less than 10 minutes to pull into parking lot, park in QuickList parking, call the number on the sign and have them bring out your order! You pay on an iPad in the parking lot – and they use your Fred Meyer card info so you still earn points and gas rewards. They give you the first few pick-ups free, but otherwise this service costs $4.95. Less than a Unicorn Frappuccino . . . and even more magical if you ask me. 🙂 You can read my review of Fred Meyer QuickList here.

In keeping with frugal dinners at home, we made baked potatoes for dinner yesterday. These are awesome because a.) they are cheap b.) they are easy c.) everyone gets to pick their own toppings d.) everyone is happy and full. Did you know you can make baked potatoes in the crockpot? I didn’t get the potatoes until after Mr. QB got home, so we did a quick cook in the microwave, but the crockpot baked potatoes are a great trick, too.

Checking out Pinterest this morning I found this great post with 11 Dollar Store Organizing Hacks from a Cultivated Nest. I love the Dollar Tree for organizational bins and I thought this post had some great tips in it! Do you have a special organizational hack/Dollar Tree find that you want to share? I’d love to see photos or hear your ideas!


We don’t have any thrilling plans for this weekend but if you’re up for some adventuring – 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.

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.  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.   See all Grand Mound options here.

*LAST DAY* For a short time, the Oneida Spring Cleaning Event is happening with deals up to 80% off.  Plus you can save an extra 20% off at checkout and get $2.99 shipping with code CLEAN20 at checkout. Free shipping on orders $49 or more.  Valid through April 21.

LAST DAY! 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.

Living Social – 20% off Sitewide with code EARTHDAY at checkout. Valid through April 11.  Shop Living Social here.

Groupon – Extra 20% off Local Deals with code SMILE20 at chekcout.   Shop Groupon here.

Crazy 8 – Up to 75% off Everything plus Extra 15% off with code FRESH15 at checkout and FREE Shipping when you pay with Visa Checkout using any major debit or credit card.   Shop Crazy 8 here.

Right High Sierra is offering an Extra 50% off Clearance and $2.99 shipping with code CLEAROUT at checkout. On non-clearance items you can save 10% on orders $50+ or 15% on orders $75+ with code SAVEMORE at checkout. FREE Shipping on orders $79 or more.

Lots of great deals happening right now from Lids including $10 NFL HeadwearNo code needed, discount applied in cart! Shipping should be around $4.99 or get FREE Shipping on orders $50 or more.  Other deals available right now include 25% off select Novelties, $19.99 Women’s MLB Exclusive Apparel, 2 for $25 NCAA Tees & Headwear, 40% off select NFL Jerseys and more.

Disney Store – 20% off order of $75 or more plus FREE Shipping with code SAVE20 at checkout.  Shop Disney Store here.

Crocs – 50% off select Outdoor Styles. Free Shipping on orders $24.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

Target  – 30% off bed & bath online and save 20% 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.

Cents of Style – Fashion Friday – Mommy & me Tees – $12.95 Kids and $15.95 Women’s with code MOM17 at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Fashion Friday 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.

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.

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.

GAP – 40% off with code TODAY at checkout.  Plus last day of Spring Sale up to 75% off.   Shop GAP here.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance Trailbuster Re-Engineered Men’s Lifestyle Shoe – $49.99 (reg. $109.99) plus 50% off select styles and extra 35% off apparel.  Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – Helly Hansen Fryatt Low HT Trail-Running Shoes – Men’s – $64.73 (reg. $130) FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day 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.

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.

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 Friday, you can subscribe to Us Weekly magazine for $19.99 a year – That’s for 52 issues per year!)!  This is a 90% savings on this magazine and makes EACH issue just $0.39/cents! You can get up to THREE years at this price.  There is no tax, no shipping charge and there are never any auto-renewals!

Through Tuesday, you can subscribe to Martha Stewart Living Magazine for $4.99 per year (91% off). You can order up to four (4) years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout. We usually don’t see discounts on this magazine below $9.99/year!

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 Day – KINGDOMCARES Hair Straightener Brush – $22.49 (reg. $99.99) This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Breaking Bad- The Complete Series [Blu-ray]

Amazon Deal of the Day Breaking Bad: The Complete Series [Blu-ray] on sale for $34.99 (reg. $96.12), BEST price.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the DayDiamond Solitaire Earrings starting at $199.99  This deal good today only, while supplies last.


Don’t Tip the Cows game – $6.77 (reg. $19.99), add-on item, BEST price

DUM DUMS Lollipops, 300 Count Bag on sale for $7.97 (reg. $14), add-on item, BEST price

Amazon has PB&Me Sugar Free Powdered Peanut Butter, 1 lb on sale for $9.49 with Subscribe and Save.  If you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month you can get this as low as $8.49 shipped.

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.

Safeway $5 Friday – GM & Kellogg’s cereals, Lucerne Cheese, Nabisco Variety Packs, Charmin Essentials + more!

Today only, head over to the Fred Meyer website (or your favorite Kroger store) and download the coupon for a FREE Annie’s Natural Macaroni and Cheese, any variety (5.25-6 oz). This is available in most stores.  The coupon expires May 7, 2017. Limit one coupon per household.

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. Today is the LAST DAY you can save 22% off Ground Beef with code BEEF22 at checkout. See pricing details below.




Sunday Coupon Preview April 23 – Two Inserts, Red Plum + Smart Source

Check out this rare new coupon for $1 off any Yoplait Yogurt Fridge Pack, 8 ct <– direct link! We’d love to hear if you spot a sale to pair with it.

Head over here to print your coupons

$5.00 off one Diaper Genie Expressions
$1.00 off one Hallmark
$0.50 off Bananas when you buy 4 Buddy Fruits
$0.75 off one Barilla ProteinPLUS pasta
$5.00 off one FLONASE Sensimist
$3.50 off any 2 Right Guard

Other Ways to Save . . .

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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