January 2, 2017

Rise and Shine January 2 – Happy New Year! Nordstrom Half Yearly Sale, Macy’s Sale, Old Navy, BOGS kids rain boots, Garden of Life products, batteries, 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! Happy New Year! Happy 2017. Happy everything. I hope this year holds great things for each one of you. I’m hopeful that it does and I’m excited for what’s to come. I’m optimist, especially when I’m drinking coffee, which I’m doing presently. 🙂

Did you do anything fun for New Years Eve? Any fun plans this last weekend? We watched a TV series and barely made it up to midnight – ha! Maybe one year we’ll do something more exciting, but for now, it will have to do.

Last week we spent the middle of the week over in Western Washington. Grandma watched the kids and Mr. Queen Bee and I were able to sneak away to Seattle for a couple nights. It was nice to end the year with a couple relaxing days and we had a lot of fun. We drove back to Idaho last Friday (thankfully the mountain passes were agreeable) and we’ve been home all weekend. Lots of chores (like putting away Christmas decoration and shoveling snow), lots of time with the kids (board games, movies, playing in the snow) and lots of LuLaRoe fun! Mr. Queen Bee is a teacher – so both he and the kids will be back in “school” starting tomorrow and I will have more time for deal posts and updates here.

Do you have any financial resolutions for 2017? Areas you want to save more? Things you’d like to see more of here? I’d love your ideas and suggestions!

Online and Retail Sales


Nordstrom – LAST DAY! Half Yearly Sale up to 50% off.  Nordstrom always offers FREE shipping and returns. Shop Nordstrom here.

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


Macy’s – LAST DAY! After Christmas Sale – Extra 20% off select depts with code JOY at checkout or $10 off $25 with code JOY25 at checkout.  Free Shipping at $49.   Shop Macy’s here.


Target  – BOGO 50% off women’s, men’s and kids’ C9 Champion apparel plus free $5 gift card when you spend $25 on vitamins, nutrition & more during the Well Chosen event.  Clearance up to 50% off, Buy More Save More Bed & Bath Sale plus extra 15% off storage solutions. FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.


Old Navy – TODAY only – FREE Water Bottle with any order with code DRINKUP at checkout.  Plus all Old Navy Active Wear up to 50% off plus 25% off entire order taken at checkout (includes clearance).  Free shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Old Navy here.


GAP – Big Winter Sale up to 60% off plus 40% off purchase with code ALLNEW at checkout.  Shop GAP here.


Cents of Style – Style Steals – Vests 50% off with code VEST17 at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Style Steals here.


Crocs – Year-End Clearance Sale up to 60% off. Free Shipping on orders $24.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.


Have photos from the holidays? Let me tell you about Chat Books! I ordered my first set of Chat Books  a few weeks ago and I love them! They make small photo books of your social media accounts – like Instagram or Facebook. There is no tedious design or formatting needed like you might have with an official “photo book”. In fact, I created 14 Chat Books from our Airstream travels using my Instagram photos in . . .2 minutes. I’m not kidding – so easy.  I was feeling so guilty I hadn’t created photo books from our travels yet – but I just haven’t had time. And this – didn’t require time. I love it. Each page has one of my Instagram photos, the location it was taken and my caption. There are 60 pages per book. Each book is $8 and they offer free shipping. BUT you can get your first book for FREE by going through this link (it’s my referral link) and you should also be able to select free shipping!


Cents of Style Best Sellers Week (Wednesday)select Tribe Bracelets & Necklaces for $9.99 – $11.99 with code BESTWEEK3 at checkout.  Extended through January 4.


Gymboree – Up to 75% off Entire Store plus 20% off entire order with code NEWYEAR at checkout.  Shop Gymboree here.


Lids.com – Clearance Sale – Extra 40% off, discount taken at checkout.  Plus Knits 50% off and End of Season Sale  Free shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Lids here.


Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance 3040 Women’s Running Shoe – $39.99 (reg. $159.99) plus Free Shipping on all orders $50 or more..  Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.


REI Garage Deal of the Day – Bogs Prairie Stripes Rain Boots – Kids’ – $49.73 (reg. $100).  FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.


Crazy 8 – Mega Sale up to 75% off plus extra 20% off entire purchase with code NEWYEAR at checkout. Free shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Crazy 8 here.


The Children’s Place – 50-60% off all Clearance plus FREE Shipping.   Shop The Children’s Place here.


Disney Store – Twice Upon a Year Sale up to 50% off.  Shop Disney Store here.


Carter’s – Little Big Sale – select styles as low as $3.99.   Shop Carter’s here.


Lane Bryant – Lane Bryant Semi-Annual Sale & Clearance Event – select bras Buy 2 Get 2 Free, other bras BOGO 50% off, select panties 5/$29, Clearance Buy One Get One Free, 50% off select styles, more. Shop Lane Bryant here.


Build-A-Bear – Select Make Your won Furry Friends 2 for $35 with code WINTERFF1 at checkout. Free Shipping on orders $40 or more. Shop Build-A-Bear here.


Stride Rite – End of Season Sale up to 40% off Clearance.  Stride Rite Rewards members get $10 for every $75 spent and free shipping and returns.  Shop Stride Rite here.


Entertainment Books – ALL 2017 Entertainment Books 30% off plus FREE Shipping with code MERRY at checkout! Shop Entertainment Books here.


Eddie Bauer – Semi-Annual Sale up to 60% off  Shop Eddie Bauer here.


Woot! – Daily Deals up to 70% off on Home, Electronics, Computers, Tools, Sports Items, Accessories, Kids items, Shirts and more.  Shop Woot! here


Discount Mags is running a New Years Blowout Magazine Sale through Tuesday, January 3. There’s no coupon code needed – plus no auto renewal, no tax and FREE shipping.

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.

FitDesk v2.0 Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar

Amazon Deal of the DayFitDesk 2.0 Desk Exercise Bike with Massage Bar – $197, BEST price. This deal good today only, while supplies last.


Amazon Deal of the Day up to 35% off select Non-GMO, Certified USDA Organic protein powders, vitamins, and sports nutrition products from Garden of Life, including on the NEW Garden of Life Sport line. This deal good today only, while supplies last.


Amazon has ACDelco AAA Super Alkaline Batteries, 48-Count on sale for $7.30 with Subscribe and Save.  And it gets even better if you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month, you can get it for as low as $6.53 shipped.  This is as low as $0.16 cents each – which beats Costco price (see Costco price here) of about $0.31 to $0.47 cents each!


You can also get ACDelco Super Alkaline AA Batteries, 40-Count for $10.59 with Subscribe and Save, as low as $9.48 when you have 5+ subscriptions in a month.


Amazon dropped the price on this Spectrum Diversified Wire Storage Basket, Medium, Chrome to $5.89 (reg. $14.99). I ordered these in November and I love them! This is close to the BEST price they’ve been.  The product page says these don’t ship for 1-2 months, but I ordered a few more anyway – often it ships faster than that. If you don’t need them right away, this is a great deal!


Hamilton Beach Set ‘n Forget Programmable Slow Cooker With Temperature Probe, 6-Quart (33967A) on sale for $30.64 (reg. $49.99), BEST price


There is a new 20% off Subscribe and Save coupon on Colgate products and this  Colgate Extra Clean Toothbrush, Full Head, Soft, 6 Count is as low as $4.22 with subscribe and save and it drops to $3.38 with the 20% off coupon. This is for six toothbrushes, making each toothbrush $0.56 cents.


There is a new $3 coupon valid on Gillette Venus and Daisy disposable razors and there are a lot of qualifying razors. I found these Gillette Venus Spa Women’s Razor with 1 Razor Handle and 2 Razor Blade Refills on sale for as low as $5.81 with Subscribe and Save – after you clip the $3 coupon it would be $2.81!


There is a new $3 Gillette razor coupon over on Amazon and there are lots of qualifying razors to choose from. This set of Gillette CustomPlus 3 Disposable Razor, Sensitive, 4 Count is on sale for as low as $4.33 and after the $3 coupon it will be just $1.33!


I get asked often about cookbooks for the Instant Pot and I just came across this Paleo Cooking With Your Instant Pot: 80 Incredible Gluten- and Grain-Free Recipes Made Twice as Delicious in Half the Time on sale for $12.78 as a pre-order. This is scheduled to be released January 3, 2017.


Amazon has BILY Women’s Open Front Drape Hem Lightweight Cardigan on sale starting as low as $8.99.  Lots of colors available, sizes Small – 3XL.  Price varies with color and size, but all of them are under $20!


Amazon has Dixie Everyday Paper Plates, 10 1/16 Inches, 44 Count (Pack of 5) on sale for $14.85 with Subscribe and Save.  It gets even BETTER if you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month, get is as low as $13.29 shipped ($2.66 per package).


T-fal C067SC Metallics Nonstick Thermo-Spot Heat Indicator Cookware Set, 12-Piece on sale for $48.37, BEST price.


Amazon dropped the price on these Cafe Escapes Chai Latte Coffee, Keurig K-Cups, 72 Count to as low as $30.55 with Subscribe and Save! This is the BEST price they’ve been on Amazon. This comes out to $0.42 cents each – which is a great price for this brand and this type of K-Cup (the chai ones don’t go on sale as often)!


Amazon has these Green Mountain Coffee Sumatran Reserve, Keurig K-Cups, 72 Count on sale for as low as $30.55 with Subscribe and Save. This is the BEST price it’s been on Amazon!


Amazon has a fantastic deal on these Rampage Kids’ Karen Bootie as low as $10.60! Prices can vary depending on the size.


Amazon has StarKist Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5 Ounce, 8 Count – as low as $5.26 with Subscribe and Save! This is the BEST price it’s been on Amazon. Comes out to $0.65 cents a can.


 The Princess Bride (20th Anniversary Edition) – $3.99. It’s not an add-on item.


Amazon has select HD Digital Movies available to purchase for as low as $2.99 each! Some of these movies are also available to watch FREE with Amazon Prime membership.

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.

zaycon fresh

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.  Shop Zaycon Fresh here


Check out this new coupon for $1 off any two Malt o Meal cereals, 18 oz or larger. We’d love to hear where you’re using this coupon!


It looks like the printable Post cereal coupons have reset! You can currently print coupons good for:

$1/2 Post Honey Bunches of Oats cereal, any
$1/2 Post Great Grains Cereal, any
$1/2 Post Shredded Wheat, Raisin Bran or Grape-nuts cereal


Let’s make it a great day!

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  1. Have some high financial goals this year..be debt free and sell our house and hopefully start building our dream house! All this made possible by frugal living 🙂

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