February 11, 2020

Rise & Shine February 11, 2020 – Thankful for AAA, floral bear bags, Instant Pot deal (and recipe), Amazon Audible discount, Us Weekly, 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 friends. . .how is your week going so far. Yesterday was a Monday for sure! One of the highlights yesterday was our car didn’t want to start. I’m thankful for AAA Washington which sent out a battery guy (I was pretty sure it was the battery) and he tested the battery and got it up and running again. AAA is one of those expenses that I seem to always find value in. What about you?  Memberships start from $59 – $89 ish a year depending on the plan you pick, but even with a Plus membership with a $40 associate member (that’s adding a family member who also uses services) – that’s $11.58/month – and that includes 100 miles of towing (vs 5 miles with basic plan) and so many other perks. The hotel/travel discounts alone can pay for your membership if you travel often – but if you need your car towed even once, it’s definitely worth it. Anyway, I was grateful someone was able to come to my house – get my battery up and running and get back on the road within an hour thanks to AAA.

Today I’ll be bringing the car into a Les Schwab and have the battery hooked up to a battery charger to give it a good charge! I called the Subaru dealership and they said it would $45 to charge our battery. . . but Les Schwab said they’d do it for free, no problem! Amazing – definitely a fan of Les Schwab customer service! 🙂 Do you have AAA and/or do you have a favorite experience with them or a similar company? 

I stayed up late last night working on Ramona Rose Co – an accessory boutique I started earlier this year. I was up until 11 pm uploading the newest inventory – my favorite new item are these floral bear bags, which I’m really digging. Maybe it’s the Alaska girl in me? You can join the Ramona Rose Facebook community if you want more info but otherwise I’ll be sharing more about Ramona Rose Co later.

photo credit : NWEdible.com

So the sun has been out a couple days in a row around here – so I’m thinking about summer garden plans. We want to put in some raised beds (remember our raised beds at our old Olympia house?). That’s the plan here, too.

Yesterday I spent some time on the amazing NW Edible website – I’m telling you, Erica is amazing. Her content is phenomenal for both beginning gardeners and seasoned ones. I’m taking her advice for a garden plan and I’m already starting to think about what I want to plant this summer. I recommend printing out her plan and start the planning process if you’re thinking about a garden this summer.

Today is the last day to catch boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.99/lb at Safeway! This Instant Pot Honey Garlic Chicken from Family Fresh Meals looks like a good idea and so easy! Do you have a favorite Instant Pot recipe for chicken breasts? I’m really trying to use my Instant Pot more – I need some inspiration. . and did you see it’s on sale today?

Let’s make it a great day friends! 

Favorite Deals today::

Best Buy has this Instant Pot – Viva 6 Quart 9-in-1 Multi-Use Pressure Cooker with Easy Seal Lid and Sous Vide Program on sale for $59.99 (reg. $119.99). Shipping is FREE.

For a limited time, you can save an extra 25% off The North Face brand items at the REI Outlet. Discount will automatically apply at checkout. This offer ends February 12, 2020.

Us Weekly magazine is one of my favorite guilty pleasures – and it’s on sale for $17.95 a year through Wednesday night! That’s just $0.34/cents per issue for a total of 52 issues per year. Super deal!


The 2020 Entertainment Books are now available! Save 30% off with coupon code WINTER at checkout.

Favorite deals this week::

For a limited time, Amazon has a buy promotion where you purchase three participating products – and get the lowest priced item FREE. Lots of books, video games, movies and board games are included in this deal.

REI has up to 50% off select Winter clearance items. No coupon code is needed. REI Members will also earn a $20 bonus card on orders of $100 or more. Offer ends February 17.

Eddie Bauer has 40% off your purchase and FREE shipping on all orders through President’s Day. Take 50% off clearance prices with coupon code PEAK50 at checkout.

Through Saturday, you can subscribe to Food Network Magazine for only $7.75 per year (78% off). You can order up to four (4) 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 has Friends: The Complete Series (Blu-ray) on sale for $54.49 (reg. $189.99), today only. The DVD series collection is also on sale for $48.99. Best price!

And you’ll find Cuisinart Cast Iron Cookware in Terracotta and Mint Green on sale. Prices are valid while supplies last only.

Save 20% off Stella & Chewy’s Raw Pet Food today at Amazon. Additional savings are available with subscribe and save.

First time subscribers can sign up for their first four months of Audible for just $7.95/month (reg. $14.95). This offer is valid through February 18 only.

Grab Quest Nutrition Rocky Road Protein Bar, High Protein, Low Carb, Gluten Free, Keto Friendly, 12 Count on sale for $15.20 when you opt into subscribe and save (reg. $26.99). Best price!

We foundColgate Baking Soda and Peroxide Whitening Toothpaste, Frosty Mint, 6 oz (6 Pack) on sale for $7.13 when you opt into Subscribe and Save. That works out to $1.19 per tube.

We love Skip Hop Toddler backpacks! This Skip Hop Toddler Backpack, 12″ Dinosaur School Bag has been marked down to $9.99 (reg. $18.99).

And this Crayola Pearlescent Paint Markers, 10 Count has dropped in price to $8.49 (reg. $19.99). Fun idea for tween Easter baskets!


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