December 18, 2018

Rise and Shine December 18 – Last minute gift ideas, CC Beanies, Macy’s One Day Sale, Instant Pot, Stanley bottles, bluetooth speaker, 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! I am getting a late start today. . . woke up to a sick kiddo and I’m hoping it’s just something she ate and not a full blown stomach bug. She’s staying home from school today and we’ll take it easy today.

If you haven’t yet –   check out the Holiday Sale has AncestryDNA Kits on sale for $59 (reg. $99).  This is a FANTASTIC price for these kits! And if you Buy 3 you’ll get 1 FREE, making them $44.25 each. Order by December 19 with expedited shipping to have it arrive by Christmas! Getting your AncestryDNA is an easy, private and secure process – order your kit online today, once you receive it you send in a sample of your saliva and within a few weeks receive your DNA results including a breakdown of your ethnic mix across 26 regions/ethnicity.

We are getting down to the wire – but Kiwi Crate is guaranteeing CHRISTMAS DELIVERY and offering their amazing Black Friday pricing of 60% off your first month! That makes it as low as $7.95 (reg. $19.95). We ordered these during Black Friday and check out some of the photos of the boxes that came! They are doing OFFERING FREE RUSH SHIPPING so it will arrive by Christmas!

Right now Eddie Bauer has up to 50% off everything plus FREE Expedited Shipping.

Right now Gymboree has FREE Shipping on all orders plus 50% off everything (no exclusions). Shop Gymboree here.

For a short time Crazy 8 has FREE Shipping on all orders plus Entire Site is $12.99 and Under! Jeans and pajamas $8.88, $5 tees, 70% off clearance and more! Shop Crazy 8 here.

The Cents of Style, Two for Tuesday Deal is Buy One Get One Free Leggings and Jeggings (reg. $19.99 – $29.95 each) with code B1G1TUESDAY at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Two for Tuesday here.

Have you taken advantage of the $5 off $20 print Amazon Book purchase coupon yet? This can only be used on books sold and shipped by Amazon – as long as they total $20 or more. To claim your coupon, just GIFTBOOK18 at checkout. Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) December 21, 2018

Updated daily! Out big list of the Best Amazon Toy DealsThis is the MOST comprehensive list of Amazon toy deals that I’ve seen online. Updated when ever I see big price drops on toys, this list features the very best Amazon toy deals!

LAST DAY to get this deal from Lane Bryant – $50 off $100 or $100 off $200 plus FREE Shipping with $100 purchase.  Shop Lane Bryant here.

Online and Retail Sales

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance Women’s Essentials Logo Tee is on sale for $12.99 (reg. $34.99).  Shipping is FREE on all orders today.  Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

Joe’s New Balance Outlet is offering an FREE Shipping on all orders.  Every day Joe’s New Balance Outlet offers a new Deal of the Day with a popular New Balance shoe at a discount price.  And some of the VERY best deals on the site are found in the FINAL MARKDOWNS. They have New Balance shoes and clothing for the whole family on sale.

REI Outlet Deal of the Day –  Mountain Khakis Original Mountain Men’s Pants on sale for $41.73 (reg. $85). Available in four colors. FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Outlet Deal of the Day here. has these State Charm Bangles on sale for $6.99 (reg. $12.99) plus FREE Shipping. has quite a few C.C. Beanies, Gloves and Scarves on sale – prices starting as low as $9.99.

The Cents of Style – Style Steal Deal is 40% off best selling dresses when you use code STYLEMONDAY at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Style Steals here.

Macy’s – One Day Sale plus free shipping at $25.  Shop Macy’s here.

Hanna Andersson – End of Season Sale up to 60% off. Free shipping at $100.  Shop Hanna Andersson here.

Highlights for Children is a GREAT magazine – but deals are very, very rare! For a limited time you can order a one-year subscription for just $29.64 per year (reg. $59.40/year). You’ll also receive a Hidden Pictures 2019 Calendar and Hidden Pictures Activity with purchase. At $2.47 per issue, this is really a gift kids can enjoy all year! Orders placed before December 16 will be delivered in time for Christmas.

Takeya – 50% off you can save an extra 30% off with code SAVE30 at checkout! All U.S. orders ship FREE. These make wonderful gifts! Although you can’t use the code on the Takeya sale section I see prices as low as $14.99 – a savings of 50% off!


Love the holiday deals from PhotoBarn – 45% off sitewide and 10% off gift certificates. Shop PhotoBarn Specials here.

High Sierra – Extra 20% off sitewide with code GIFT at checkout.  Shop High Sierra here.

For a short time The Children’s Place has 60% off Entire Store, plus FREE Shipping and earn Double Place Cash on all orders. Basic Denim on sale for $7.80 or less! Shop The Children’s Place here.

Cents of Style, Weekly Highlight – 50% off Tunics, Henleys and V-Neck Tees with code THURSDAY50 at checkout..Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Weekly Highlight here.

The Cents of Style, Bold and Full Wednesday Deal is 40% off Cardigans with code BOLD40 at checkout. Over 15 styles to choose from including plus sizes.Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Bold and Full Wednesday here.

Looking for Christmas Card deals? We have you covered. Here’s a round-up of the Christmas and Holiday card discounts we could find currently online.  We also included photo deals and canvas deals, because they are often from the same companies.

REI Outlet – For a limited time, you can save a$20 off purchases of $100 or more  no coupon code needed! Discount will automatically be applied at checkout, limit one use per account. This discount is valid through December 19, 2018. Shop REI Outlet here.


Cricut – 12 days of Cricut (new deals every day), Easypress starting at $99, Brightpad $49.99, FREE Shipping on orders $99+ with code DECSHIP at checkout.. Shop Cricut here.

Nordstrom has these Bobeau One-Button Fleece Wraps on sale for $29 (reg. $58). Available in 10 colors – reviews suggest sizing down for the best fit. Nordstrom always offers FREE shipping and returns.

ebay – see the latest ebay deals we’ve posted here. Shop ebay Deals for items with LOWEST prices currently online and FREE Shipping.

Awhile ago we posted about trying out DreamCloud Mattress, which claims to be the best sleep money can buy with their 15″ blend of latex, tufting and coil technology, memory foam and hand-craft Cashmere. I’m completely sold. I just love it. And even though I can’t ever imagine returning this mattress, DreamCloud does have a 365-night Trial and Everlong Warranty – how wonderful is that? DreamCloud is so sure of their product, they will give you a full year, 365 nights, to try it and decide if this is the right mattress for you! If you don’t love it, they will remove the mattress and refund your money. And less than 3% of DreamCloud customers return their mattress. While most mattress companies only offer a 10-15 year warranty, the DreamCloud Mattress has the Everlong Warranty. DreamCloud Mattress construction and materials is guaranteed for the full life of use by the original owner! If you’re in the market for a new mattress, I recommend checking them out. Right now you can save $200 on any size DreamCloud Mattress, no code needed (it should apply automatically), prices as listed. And all orders ship FREE.

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 –  Instant Pot DUO Plus 8 Qt 9-in-1 Multi- Use Programmable Pressure Cooker on sale for $89.95 (reg. $159.95). This is the best price it’s been. This deal good today only, while supplies last.


Amazon Deal of the Day –  up to 60% off select Tool Stocking Stuffers on Amazon. We’re seeing lots of best prices.   This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day –  up to 60% off select Stanley Bottles and Cookware. We’re highlighting a few of the BEST deals below – but we’re seeing tons of great prices.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day –  Ultimate Ears BOOM 2 Limited Edition Phantom Bluetooth Speaker on sale for $63.99 (reg. $199.99). This is the lowest it’s been on Amazon. Terrific reviews!   This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Have you taken advantage of the $5 off $20 print Amazon Book purchase coupon yet? This can only be used on books sold and shipped by Amazon – as long as they total $20 or more. To claim your coupon, just GIFTBOOK18 at checkout. Offer expires at 11:59 p.m. (PT) December 21, 2018

Amazon dropped the price on this Hape Alphabet Blocks Learning Puzzle to $10.39 (reg. $19.99). This is the lowest we’ve seen it on Amazon. Reviews are great.

Let’s make it a great day!

Don’t miss Rise and Shine, sign up to get Rise and Shine delivered to you via emailDo you like a deal I shared today or do you have a story to share with me? Please leave a comment, I love hearing from you. 

Leave your comments here...


Send this to a friend