April 30, 2013

Rise and Shine April 30 – Homemade seed tape, Weight Watchers magazine, 50% off Columbia jackets, K-Cups

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.  

Rise and shine! Good morning!

Today is the last day of April, so make sure and print any coupons you want – as they generally disappear or reset the first part of the new month. We should see new coupons popping up as early as tonight and have your printer ready for tomorrow!

It should get down to freezing here in Olympia, Washington tonight. I’m holding off on planting my new starts for a few more days. By Sunday it should be 85 degrees. Ahhhh. Can’t wait.


And speaking of gardening, I got an email from Debi D. yesterday – and she sent me this photo of her toilet paper seed tapes! Basically she takes toilet paper and cuts it into strips. Then she puts her seeds onto the toilet paper and secures them with a flour/water paste. Then after they dry, she’ll dig a little furrow and place the whole strip in! Planting made easy. She used this technique for carrots but says it also works well for lettuce and beets, too. I want to give this a try! Have you done this before?  Thank you Debi for the email and the photo – what a great idea!

Current giveaways:


*Last day of the month* print any coupons that you want. 

$0.75 off one Welch’s Light Juice Beverage
$1.00 off one Gluten Free Cafe Frozen Entree
$1.00 off any Breathe Right product 10ct or larger
$5.00 off Chasing Mavericks on DVD or Blu-ray
$5.00 off Life of Pi on DVD, Blu-ray, 3D Blu-ray
$0.55 off any one (1) Hefty Zoo Pals Product
$1.00 off one (1) Wisk Power Blasts

Find more printable coupons here



Today only, subscribe to Weight Watchers Magazine for only $4.49 per year (81% off the cover price)! You can order up to four (4) years at this price! Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.

REI Deal of the Day – Scarpa Mojito Shoes – Women’s – $94.93 (reg. $139), free shipping


Joe’s New Balance Deal of the DayMen’s New Balance 3090 – $44.99 (reg. $89.99) Shipping is $5.95.


NEW 6pm.com deals:
They have FREE shipping on all orders, no minimum

Women’s Trend Alert – Black, White, Neutrals – Up to 70% off! (4/30-5/2)
Columbia – Up to 50% off! (4/30-5/2) – jackets start at around $25!
Footwear for the whole family – Up to 60% off! (4/30-5/2)


Groupon has a voucher for – Body Shop – $10 for $20 Worth of Natural Skincare, Makeup, Hair, and Body Products


Amazon Deal of the Day – Rug Doctor Mighty Pro with 60-Ounce Bottle of Oxy-Steam Carpet Cleaner – $299 (reg. $399)


Burt’s Bees Essential Burt’s Bees Kit – $6.91 (Warehouse deals (look to the right in the box labeled “More Buying Choices”) – $6.91, add-on item, ships with $25+ orders


Green Mountain Coffee Hazelnut, K-Cup Portion Pack for Keurig K-Cup Brewers, 12-Count (Pack of 3) – $15.45, for 36 K-cups, comes out to $0.43 cents each.

Best price! Britax B-Ready Stroller, Red. It’s currently listed at $319.35, the lowest price it’s ever been on Amazon. PLUS there is a $25 coupon you can clip that drops it down to $294.35.

Best price! Graco Duo 2-in-1 Swing & Bouncer – Flare $99.95 (reg. $139.99)

Best price! Bob’s Red Mill Tapioca Flour, 20-Ounce (Pack of 4) to just $8.23 with subscribe and save. This comes out to just $2.05 a bag.

Up to 25% Off Select Kid O Toys – Makes these Kid O Bilibo Green just $22.49 (reg. $29.99)

Amazon $5 Magazine Sale – Eating Well, Fitness, Better Homes and Gardens


This is a HOT price! Amazon has this Lodge Color Dutch Oven, Island Spice Red, 6-Quart for $43.73 (reg. $119) – I’ve seen this drop to $49 before, but this low is even better!! This is a six-quart, so think big – like a standard crockpot size. This would be amazing for roasts, soups or even baking! It has amazing reviews.


Last night for dinner we grilled hamburgers! I asked over on Facebook your favorite way to make homemade hamburger patties and was shocked at how many different ways you all make hamburger patties (sounds like it could easily be a blog series, LOL). Many of you suggested Lipton Onion soup mix – which I ended up adding and it was delicious!


Yesterday we posted some amazing WinCo deals! There are some great deals in store, including $0.49 Shredded Wheat, $0.68 Lindsay Olives and more. See the full match-up of WinCo deals here. My local Olympia store had 2-lb containers of strawberries for $1.50 – that’s just $0.75 a pound!!! Only ONE more days to use your $10 off $50 WinCo coupon. 

We posted QFC deals last night – pay special attention to the 4-day weekend sale with $1 dozen eggs and $1.50 peanut butter!

Grocery store deals – SafewayAlbertsons  and QFC and Fred Meyer deals.

Costco coupons are going through May 5, 2013. You can get a complete Costco coupon match-up here..

What’s on your menu plan for this week? Check out our recipes by ingredients here – it helps when you see something on sale in the ad and need some inspiration.


NEW! Girdwood, Alaska – The Hotel AlyeskaOne- or Two-Night Stay for Two in a Deluxe King or Two-Double Room. Combine Up to 14 Nights. – Start at $99 (reg. $189)

NEW! Silverdale, WA – Silverdale Beach HotelOne- or Two-Night Stay for Up to Four with Breakfast. Up to Two Kids 12 or Younger Stay Free. Combine Up to Four Nights – start at $75

*I wish* Kauai, HawaiiHillside Resort On Hawaii’s Kauai Island Banyan Harbor Resort – start at $119 (reg. $159)


Puget Sound friends – here’s a News Tribune discount! For those of you wanting MULTIPLE Sunday papers, you can get up to NINE (9) of these subscription offers. Just multiple the number of papers you want by the package price. So if you want two Sunday papers delivered each week, you’d buy either two 26-week packages for $78 or you’d pay $104 for an entire year, 52 weeks of delivery. The big bummer is this is a pre-paid offer, so you’d have to pay that up front. But the good news is this can help those of you heading to the Dollar Tree every day and spending the money anyway! Get all the details here.

Have a great day!

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  1. My mom told me that last time WinCo had the $10 off coupon, she asked a cashier if she could use it even tho it was expired, and was told they will still take them. She is in Vancouver, Wa. So even if you can’t get to WinCo today, they *might* still take it!

  2. Hi Heather,

    Albertson’s deals haven’t been updated since April 13th. Are you still doing their sales and match-ups?


    • Hi Fran – I did update Albertsons deals this past Sunday – http://queenbeecoupons.com/category/stores/albertsons/

      We are shorthanded right now, so we haven’t been able to post Albertsons deals as often as we once were. This should change in May – as we are getting more Albertsons help! I am hoping to post Albertsons deals today or tomorrow, if my ad comes in the mail.

      Albertsons doublers and round-up events have been eliminated for the foreseeable future, so the deals have been incredibly sleepy. I’m hearing they should start picking up, so we will pick up coverage accordingly.

      Thank you for your patience!

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