February 9, 2017

Rise and Shine February 9 – Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin recipe, wooden photo magnets, mermaid tail blankets, Ninja coffee bar brewer, jewelry, kid’s headphones, 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 woke up this morning to calls and texts that SCHOOL IS CLOSED today for both Mr. Queen Bee (high school teacher) and our kiddos. Freezing rain overnight has left the roads pure ice making things a bit treacherous out there. It’s so weird – it snowed a ton yesterday and now it’s supposed to rain all day today.

So we’ll be hanging out at home today. I plan to bake this Vanishing Oatmeal Raisin Cookies with the kids, clean out my closet and the hall closet (trying to keep things decluttered and donating often), and maybe we’ll have a movie date this afternoon. That oatmeal raisin cookie recipe is my favorite and they really do seem to vanish every time we make them!

Yesterday when I was at Fred Meyer I got a boneless pork roast for $1.49/lb. I don’t normally buy these but it seemed like a good deal. Since I don’t normally buy these I have no idea how to make this. I was thinking the Crockpot – anyone have a good pork roast recipe for the slow cooker? Or is this better roasted in the oven? Please share your favorite recipes – I’d appreciate it!


If you’ve been waiting for a discount on the Great Wolf Lodge – it’s 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!  And through February 9, save an extra 10% off your stay with code SPRING at checkout.  Valid one 1 Getaway deal, max use 3 times, max discount $50 per transaction.  This makes select packages as low as $107.10 per night!

Online and Retail Sales


Living Social – 20% off sitewide with code CUPID at checkout.  Valid through February 10.   Shop Living Social here.

Awesome deal on Wooden Photo Magnets from PhotoBarn.  These are currently on sale for $5, but we have some special Buy More Save More codes, making them as low as $3.50 with FREE Shipping!  Valid through February 15.

2 Wooden Photo Magnets for $10 ($5 ea) + FREE shipping (reg. $40) with code MAG2 at checkout

3 Wooden Photo Magnets for $15 ($5 ea) + FREE shipping (reg. $60) with code MAG3 at checkout

5 Wooden Photo Magnets for $20  ($4 ea) + FREE shipping (reg. $100) with code MAG5 at checkout

10 Wooden Photo Magnets for $35 ($3.50 ea) + FREE shipping (reg. $200) with code MAG10 at checkout

Disney Store – Friends and Family Sale – 25% off purchase with code DISNEYPAL at checkout.  Shop Disney Store here.

Zulily has several styles of Mermaid Tail Blankets starting as low as $15.99.  Kid and adult sizes available in several colors and patterns.  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.

The Children’s Place – Entire Site 60% off, no exclusions.  Free Shipping on every order.  Double points and double rewards.  Shop The Children’s Place here.


Entertainment Book – All 2017 books 30% off plus FREE Shipping with code SALE30 at checkout. Entertainment Books are available for locations nationwide and contain thousands of 2-for-1 and up to 50% off discounts and coupons for fine & casual dining, local attractions, shopping, travel & more. Shop Entertainment Books here.

Zulily – Featuring Ivivva by lululemon, Jones New York, Dansko, Le Creuset, Tory Burch, Coach, RECARO, Piggy Polish, Poo-Pourri, Urban Republic and more. Shipping is around $5.95 per order, but can vary depending on your order size.  Shop Zulily here.

Carter’s – Buy More Save More up to 30% off with code SAVEMORE at checkout .  Exclusions apply.   Shop Carter’s here.

Vera Bradley – 25% off entire purchase through February 14.  Free expedited shipping on orders $125 or more. Shop Vera Bradley here.


There is a fantastic new deal from Cricut – Extra 10% off plus FREE Shipping when you use code LOVECRICUT at checkout.  This makes for great deals on many of the Cricut Bundles (excludes Cricut Air 2 and Cricut Access).

Groupon – Extra 20% Local Deals with code HEART20 at checkout.   Shop Groupon here.

Old Navy – Up to 40% off Sale plus Extra 20% off with code SUPER at checkout and Free Shipping on orders $25 or more.  Redeem super cash if you have it! Shop Old Navy here.

Payless – Athletic Sale up to 40% off. Extra 20% off with code ZZFEBFUN at checkout. FREE Shipping with $25 purchase.  Shop Payless here.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance 790v6 Women’s Running Shoe – $39.99 (reg. $69.99).  Extra 15% off all orders.  $1 shipping with code DOLLARSHIP at checkout (promotions may not be combineable).  Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – Under Armour Rival Hoodie – Girls’ – $21.73 (reg. $44.99). FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.

Cents of Style, Bold and Full Wednesday – Sportsmom Hats $15.95 (reg. ) Tees $16.95 (reg. ) with code BOLD6 at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Bold and Full Wendesday here.

Crazy 8 – Clearance as low as $2.88.  Shop Crazy 8 here.

Gymboree – Up to 70% off  Shop Gymboree here.

GAP – 40% off Women’s and Men’s Styles with code FORYOU at checkout.  Shop GAP here.

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


Groupon has NFL State Signs on sale for $34.99 (reg. $60).  Lots of teams available.  Groupon Goods orders $34.99 ship FREE!


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


LAST DAY! Through Thursday, subscribe to Ranger Rick Magazine for only $11.99 per year. You can order up to two (2) years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout. This is a RARE discount!


LAST DAY! Through Thursday, you can subscribe to Do It Yourself Magazine for only $11.95 per year (57% off)! You can order one (1) year at this price with coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.

Here’s a RARE deal on one of my favorite magazines. Through Friday, you can subscribe to Food Network Magazine for only $7.95 per year (79% off)! You can order up to three (3) years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.

Through Sunday, you can subscribe to Allrecipes Magazine for only $4.99 per year (83% off)! You can order up to three (3) years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout!

Discount Mags has a Valentines Day Gifts for Him sale this week – with subscriptions starting at just $4.95/year. No discount code is needed at checkout. This sale runs through Tuesday, February 14, 2017.

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 – Ninja Coffee Bar Brewer, Thermal Carafe with Ninja Hot and Cold 18 oz. Insulated Tumbler and Recipe Book (CF085Z) – $121.99 (reg. $199.99), BEST price. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day Up to 35% off Valentine’s Day Jewelry.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Samsung Gear S2 Smartwatch – Dark Gray (Certified Refurbished) – $104.98. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

JLab JBuddies Kids Volume Limiting Headphones (Non-Folding)

JLab JBuddies Kids Volume Limiting Headphones on sale for as low as $9.99 (reg. $49.95)

Crock-Pot SCR200-B Manual Slow Cooker, 2 Quart

 Crock-Pot SCR200-B Manual Slow Cooker, 2 Quart – $7.69 (reg. $17.99).  This is just 2 cents more than BEST price it has been on Amazon.  Add-on item.

Expo Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Chisel Tip, 16-Pack, Assorted on sale for $7.49, BEST price

Bell Frozen Toddler Helmet, Olaf Multi-Sport on sale for $7.99 (reg. $24.99), BEST price

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm Original 0.35 oz (Pack of 3) on sale for $2.74 (usually $6 or more), BEST price.  NOT a subscribe and save item.

Wilton 6-Cavity Silicone Heart Mold Pan priced at $5.41 (was $8.96), BEST price

Bob’s Red Mill Organic Quick Cooking Rolled Oats Oatmeal, 32 Ounce (Pack of 4) on sale for $10.91 – that works out to just $2.73 per bag, BEST price

LEGO Classic Creative Supplement 10693 on sale for $13.99 (reg. $19.99), BEST price

Knock Knock What I Love About You Fill In The Love Journal – $7.83 (reg. $11.25).  This would make a great gift!


Grumpy Cat Year-In-A-Box Calendar (2017) on sale for $3.74 (reg. $14.99), BEST price


We will keep updating our big list of the BEST Subscribe and Save Deals we could find on Amazon! Subscribe and Save is a great way to save on groceries every month. Let us know if you find other great S&S deals on Amazon and we’ll add them to the list.


Fire, 7″ Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB – Includes Special Offers, Black – $39.99 (reg. $49.99)

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.

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. For a short time save an Extra 12% off Angus Ribeye Steaks and Kansas City Strip Steak with code STKDEAL at checkout.  See pricing details below.  Valid through February 9.

Angus Ribeye Steaks – $8.80/lb after code (reg. $9.99/lb), sold in 14lb case
Kansas City Strip Steaks – $7.48/lb after code (reg. $8.49/lb), sold in 14lb case

And if you are a NEW customer to Zaycon Fresh you’ll want to take advantage of this offersave 20% off your entire FIRST order with code BL20 at checkout. Valid through March 31, 2017.

Recently we shared our newly updated Costco price list! Hooray! I love this list and find it so helpful. This list is created by going through the store – by hand! – and compiling the current prices and quantities. Then we figure out the per unit prices so you can compare apples to apples! Costco is often the best deal, but not always, and this list helps you figure that out!


Check out this new coupon for $1 off any one Hormel Side Dish <– direct link! We’ve got the scoop on a great deal at Target.

Have you printed this coupon for $0.50 off any one Hormel Rev Wrap product yet? It makes for a great deal at Albertsons and Safeway tomorrow during the $5 Friday sale.

Head over here to print your coupons

$4.00 off one Enfagrow
$0.75 off one MAXWELL HOUSE coffee product
$1.00 off one Soy Vay
$1.50 off one Birds Eye Signature Skillets
$1.00 off one Tylenol Rapid Release Gels Product
$2.00 off one Prevacid24hr Antacid Product
$1.00 off one Ex-Lax product

Let’s make it a great day!

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  1. I make those vanishing oatmeal cookies all the time. I use 3 kinds of chocolate chips and dried cherries. I just made your cornbread recipe tonight. It’s our favorite.

  2. I like to make kalua pig (roasted pig from Hawaii). Just 3 ingredients: pork, 1.5 T sea salt, and 1.5 T liquid smoke. Low and slow for 15 hrs and that puppy should shred nicely. I flip it over midway through. Even though it is seasoned, my daughter still adds bbq sauce bc what kid doesn’t like to dip their food? The next day, I like to shred cabbage, add shoyu, cook it some more and eat the leftovers as kalua cabbage. Note that other people use pork shoulder for this recipe, but we enjoy it with this leaner cut.

    We also love to put the tenderloin in our rotisserie oven. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that thing…olive oil, garlic, garlic salt …or…char siu seasoning…or…just plain old salt and pepper, no seasoning mistakes ever with the rotisserie.

  3. I put my pork loin roast in the crock pot with about 1 cup of water to keep it moist. Then about 2-3 hours before it’s done I add some sour kraut. You could use bbq sauce or other marinades or seasonings, anything you prefer, just be sure to have liquid with it to avoid it drying out. Mine always turn out tender enough to pull apart as long as I remember the water.
    $1.49 is a good price, it seems to hit that every few months at FM & QFC. $1.99 is more common, the price at my local FM this week.

  4. Pork roast stays very moist in the crockpot. We like garlic. A lot. So we peel the garlic cloves, make slits in the roast and insert the cloves. Dear the roast in a skillet. Season salt or reg. Salt, pepper all over and pop in the crockpot fat side up. Add about 1:4 c water and cook on low. Time depending on the size. Sometimes I add quartered potatoes. Yum.

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