August 4, 2017

Rise and Shine August 4 – We’re back! Spanish rice recipe, Bank of America Museum on Us program, Lane Bryant jean sale, Children’s Place denim $7.99, Crayola sale, 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! Thanks for being patient with us as we (and my Queen Bee team) have been wrapping up some summer vacations and family time. Summer is our chance to soak up these precious times, so I appreciate you understanding when we miss Rise and Shine a bit in the summer. We are quickly getting back into a routine.

Jeremy and I just got back from a whirlwind trip to Los Angeles for a LuLaRoe Convention. It was an amazing trip and we learned a lot. We also spent two days at Disneyland parks – without kids – it was so weird . . . but so fun to ride all the rides we wanted, eat whatever we wanted and be on our own schedule. We started LuLaRoe back at the beginning of the year and we have enjoyed it so much as a business – the whole trip was a blast. Our LuLaRoe Facebook group is here.

We made a big batch of fajitas for dinner last night. Of course that means I made up a batch of my favorite spanish rice to go with it. We’ll be eating burrito bowls for leftovers today – so easy!

*THIS WEEKEND* If you are Bank of America or Merrill Lynch account holder and have a Bank of America debit or credit card, you can get into more than 150 museums for FREE this weekend, August 5 – 6. As part of their Museum on Us program – just show your photo ID and your Bank of America/Merrill Lynch card to get in FREE at participating museums.  Bank of America has also recently rolled out its Museums on Us site for mobile. You can check it out here on your mobile phone: It’s great for people who are traveling and want to check out if the city they are visiting has a participating museums.  This offer is available on the first FULL weekend of each month. View a full list of participating museums here. (PDF)

Online and Retail Sales

Crazy 8 – FREE Shipping on all orders plus $8 dresses, $8.88 jeans, $5 tees, 50% of uniforms and more!   Shop Crazy 8 here.

Vera Bradley – FREE shipping plus 25% off entire purchase. Shop Vera Bradley here.

Carter’s – FREE Shipping on all orders and Extra 20% off orders $50 or more with code STOCKUP at checkout.  Buy 1 Get 2 Free doorbusters and extra 40% off clearance.   Shop Carter’s here.

Macy’s – One Day Sale with FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more.   Shop Macy’s here.

Hanes Brands Online Shops – FREE Shipping on Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Just My Size and more.  Shop Hanes Brands Online Shops here.

Nordstrom – LAST WEEKEND! Nordstrom always offers FREE shipping and returns. Shop Nordstrom here.

GAP – Friends & Family Event – 40% off everything plus FREE Shipping with code FFSALE at checkout.  Shop GAP here.

Disney Store –  25% off Disney Parks Authentic Merchandise.  Plus backpacks starting at $14 and lunch bags at $10. Shop Disney Store here.

Old Navy – 30% off entire order (including clearance), no code needed.  And Back to School Sale – all kids & baby up to 50% off. Adult tops, jeans, shirts & shorts starting at $6 and up to 50% off women, plus, men & maternity. Earn $10 Super Cash for every $25 you spend. Shop Old Navy here.

Cents of Style – Fashion Friday – 50% off Scarves with code FFSCARF at checkout.  Plus Buy 4, Get 1 FREE!  Lots of styles under $5 after code. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Fashion Friday here.

Eddie Bauer – 40% off purchase with code STINE at checkout. Free shipping on orders $49 or more.  Shop Eddie Bauer here.

Shutterfly – 50% off hardcover photo books & canvas prints and 40% off everything else.  Use code SAVOR50 at checkout.  Valid through August 8.   Shop Shutterfly here.

Lane Bryant – Jeans Buy One Get One 50% off and tops 30% off. Shop Lane Bryant here.

Target  – Backpacks, Lunch Bags & School Supplies on sale.  Free $5 git card with $25 kids’ clothes purchase, BOGO 50% off kids shoes. FREE Shipping on orders $35 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

The Children’s Place –  All Basic Denim $7.99 plus Everything 50% off (no exclusions)!  Free Shipping on every order. Shop The Children’s Place here.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance 790v6 Women’s Running Shoe – $34.99 (reg. $69.99). Orders $75 or more get an extra 20% off plus FREE Shipping. Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – REI Co-op Revelcloud Jacket – Boys’ – $39.73 (reg. $79.50)FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.

Build-A-Bear – 2 for $35.  Free Shipping on orders $40 or more. Shop Build-A-Bear here.

Gymboree – Up to 50% off regular price items plus $8 tees, dresses 40% off, leggings $10 and more.  Shop Gymboree here.


Through Friday night, you can subscribe to Good Housekeeping magazine for only $4.99 per year (83% off the cover price!) when you use promo code QUEENBEE at checkout. It comes with with 12 issues per year, and you can order up to four (4) years.

Through Friday, subscribe to Architectural Digest Magazine for only $6.95 per year (88% off)! You can order up to 3 years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.


Through Saturday, you can subscribe to Backpacker for only $4.99 per year (82% off the cover price). You can order up to 3 years at this price! 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 – Save up to 40% off Crayola Essentials. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day Up to 40% off Chandika Ayurvedic Soap.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Dorel Living Chevron Storage Ottoman – $75 (reg. $136), BEST price

Amazon has Mentos Gum, Pure Fresh Mint, 50-Count (Pack of 6) on sale for as low as $14.83 with Subscribe and Save, when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month.  Even better, you can clip a 35% off coupon that will drop your price to $8.73 shipped. That’s just $1.46 per bottle (each bottle contains 50 pieces of gum)!

Rubbermaid 5F21 Deck Box with Seat

Rubbermaid 5F21 Deck Box with Seat – $60 (reg. $112), BEST price

Zak! Designs Tritan Plastic Blue Light Saber Water Bottle with Screw-on Lid, 21.5oz on sale for $4.99 (reg. $9), add-on item, BEST price.

Black & Decker BDC120VA100 20-Volt MAX Lithium-Ion Drill Kit with 100 Accessories on sale for $46.80 (reg. $139), BEST price

Elmer’s All Purpose School Glue Sticks, Washable, 30 Pack on sale for $7.88 (reg. $13.53), this works out to $0.26 per glue stick

These Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers, Size 1, 112 Count are on sale for $17.46 with Subscribe and Save. Amazon Family members will save 20% with Subscribe and Save – dropping the price to $14.70 shipped. This comes out to $0.13 cents a diaper – Costco carries Huggies size 4 diapers for $0.20 cents each (see Costco price list)!

These Huggies Snug & Dry Diapers, Size 2, 104 Count work out to $14.43 with Subscribe and Save for Amazon Family members. That’s just $0.14 per diaper! Costco carries this size Huggies for around $0.22 each – making this an awesome deal.


Norwood Commercial Furniture NOR-1101AC-SO Plastic Stack Stools, 17.75″ Height, 11.75″ Width, 11.75″ Length, Assorted (Pack of 5) on sale for $37.49.  That works out to just $7.50 per stool.  This is the BEST price

Star Wars Eye Found It! Board Game marked down to $9.91 (reg. $19.99), BEST price

LEGO Elves The Water Dragon Adventure 41172 Set to just $12.78 (reg. $19.99), BEST price

Amazon dropped the price on Scotch-Brite Non-scratch Scrub Sponge, 3 Count (Pack of 8) to $10.11 after Subscribe and Save. It gets eve better if you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month – the price will drop to $9.04 shipped (that’s $0.38 each).

NIVEA Men Maximum Hydration 3 in 1 Body Wash 16.9 Fluid Ounce (Pack of 3) as low as $5.23 after Subscribe and Save (when you have 5+ subscriptions). This is $1.74 per bottle.

If you have a younger Sounders or Portland fan – check out these MLS Boys Performance Hoodies. We’re seeing Portland Timbers Hoodies priced as low as $3.80 and Seattle Sounders Hoodies starting at $7.65. These are add-on items and will require a $25+ purchase to ship.

UNO Super Mario Game – $5.97 (reg. $10.61), BEST price

Gorilla Carts Steel Utility Cart with Removable Sides with a Capacity of 800 lb, Red – $72.42 (reg. $119.99), BEST price

Evenflo Maestro Booster Car Seat, Thunder on sale for $44.99 (reg. $84.99), BEST price

Swimline 6-Foot By 5-Foot Giant Inflatable Pizza Slice on sale for $22.82 (reg. $49.99), best price

Graco SnugRide Click Connect 35 Infant Car Seat, Gotham – $83.24 (reg. $149.99). This is a great price!

Black+Decker HHVI315JO42 Dustbuster Cordless Lithium Hand Vacuum, Flexi Blue on sale for $29.99 (reg. $45), BEST price

Amazon has Nature Valley Peanut, Almond & Dark Chocolate Protein Chewy Bars, 5 count (Pack of 6) for as low as $12.75 with Subscribe & Save (when you have 5 or more subscriptions). Even better, you can clip a new $3 off coupon to drop your price to $9.75 shipped. That’s just $1.63 per box (or $0.33 per bar)!

 Lodge EC6D93 Enameled Cast Iron Dutch Oven, 6-Quart, Purple – $38.87 (reg. $65). Reviews are awesome, best price

Amazon has Crispy Green 100% All Natural Freeze-Dried Fruits, Fruit Variety Pack, 16 Count on sale for as little as $14.49 with Subscribe and Save (when you have 5+ subscriptions in a month). Clip the $3 off coupon to drop the price to $11.49 shipped. That’s just $0.72 per pouch!

Oster Pro 1200 Blender 2-in-1 with Food Processor Attachment and XL Personal Blending Cup in Brushed Nickel on sale for $56.98 (reg. $89.99), best price

Camp Chef True Seasoned Cast Iron Pie Pan 10″ on sale for $8.55 (reg. $20.84), add-on item, BEST price

Amazon has this highly-rated Remington MB4045B The Beardsman Beard Boss Full Beard Kit, Platinum marked down to $19.97 (reg. $49.99).  Plus clip the 20% off coupon and the price drops to $15.98.

Amazon has these Huggies Overnites Diapers, Size 5, 66 Count on sale for $13.80. Prime members can save an extra 20% with subscribe and Save – dropping the price to $11.62 shipped. This comes out to $0.21 per diaper – a fantastic price for nighttime diapers!

Amazon has this SodaStream Fizzi Sparkling Water Maker, Red on sale for $59.99 (reg. $79.99). This is the best price

Last week we spent time updating our big list of the BEST Subscribe and Save deals available on AmazonAmazon Subscribe and Save deals are a fantastic way to buy groceries, health items, diapers, cleaning products, household items and other consumable products – at great discounts, often beating my local stores, even with clipping coupons!

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.

Today only, head over to the Fred Meyer website (or your favorite Kroger store) and download the coupon for FREE Airheads Bites (2 oz.) or Airheads Mini Bars (6 pk/3.3 oz.). This is available in most stores.  The coupon expires August 20, 2017. Limit one coupon per household.

Safeway $5 Friday – Nabisco Snak-Saks, Cheese Nips, Ragu, Betty Crocker Cake Mix, Chicken, Pineapples + more!

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.



Check out this new coupon for $1 off one box Yoplait Go-Gurt XL. We should see some good sales on this over the next month – making it a great coupon to have handy!

Check out this new high-value coupon for $1 off any one box Annie’s Organic cereal. We’ll be sure to let you know when we spot a deal to pair with it. You can also print these other Annie’s coupons:

$0.50/1 Annie’s Organic Yogurt, any
$0.50/1 Annie’s Snack products
$0.50/2 Annie’s Organic Mac & Cheese

Have you printed this high-value $4 off any Bic Soleil Shine razor pack coupon yet? Target carries the 5 count razors for $5.49 regularly – making it a great place to use this coupon.

Check out this new $0.75 off any Magnum product, 3 or 6 ct printable coupon. We’ve put together a Safeway deal here – though we’d love to hear where else you’re using this one

We have a few new Minute Rice printable coupons available. You can currently print the following offers:

$1/1 Minute Ready-to-Serve Family Bowl, 16 oz
$0.75/1 Minute Multi-Grain Medley Box
$1/2 Minute Ready-to-Serve products, 8.8 oz

Head over here to print your coupons

Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Imagine Soup, Broth, Cooking Stock or Simmer Sauce
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Arrowhead Mills Product
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Spectrum Culinary Oil, Spray, Vinegar, Mayonnaise, or Shortening
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Rudi’s Organic Bakery or Rudi’s Gluten Free Product
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) MaraNatha Almond, Peanut, or Specialty Butter
Save $0.75 On ONE (1) Sargento Snack Bites
Save $3.00 on ONE (1) Nature’s Bounty Cardio-Health
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) BIC Stationery products
Save $2.00 on ONE (1) Dr Scholl’s Stylish Step™ Insoles or Inserts ($7.95 or higher)
Save $3.00 on ONE (1) Dr Scholl’s Pain Relief Orthotics ($8.95 or higher)
Save $3.00 on ONE (1) Dr Scholl’s Athletic Series Insoles ($8.95 or higher)
Save $3.00 on ONE (1) Dr Scholl’s Comfort & Energy Insoles ($8.95 or higher)
Save $2.00 On a 2 fl. oz. bottle of Bio-Oil Located in Skincare and First Aid sections

Other Ways to Save . . .

Every Sunday we’ll be sharing the best school supplies from our local stores and we hope they’ll help you save on you back-to-school shopping!  See the BEST School Supply Deals – Week of July 30, 2017 here.

Regal Cinemas Regal Summer Movie Express – $1 kids movies for the 2017 summer is happening now!  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.

Make sure you’re a member of our official Queen Bee Facebook group – we’ll continue to use this group to post deals and to help you be save money and time! If you’re not on Facebook (or don’t prefer groups, you can still sign up for our email newsletters – which include Rise and Shine, Amazon deals, etc.

Let’s make it a great day!

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