January 6, 2017

Rise and Shine January 6 – Kroger FREE coupon of day, Crockpot Thai Chicken, dinners out of a box, Cents of Style boot sale, weight room equipment, paper towels, 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! How are you today dear friend? I’m glad it’s Friday – how about you? Any interesting or exciting plans this weekend?

I made myself go to bed at 8 p.m. last night. I just knew I needed it. I’ve been staying up too late and waking up too early and I was grumpy and unmotivated. Today my eyes opened up at 5:15 and I felt like a new person. Grateful for a full night of sleep and feeling optimistic about today and this weekend.

We don’t have any definitive plans this weekend – watching football, catching up after a week back at school and lots of family time. I’ll probably do a couple live LuLaRoe sales and we all have a big pile of thank you cards to write after a blessed holiday with family.


Speaking of LuLaRoe, this is my outfit of the day today over in my LuLaRoe Facebook group. It’s a solid blue 2XL Nicole dress with a pair of coordinating leggings. I love it! I’d probably wear this with black flats or blue converse. 🙂


The Kroger FREE Friday download is pretty awesome today – it’s a FREE bag of Simple Truth Organic Tortilla Chips (expires 1/22/17). I downloaded this coupon and a few others to my Fred Meyer card this morning.

slow-cooker-thai-chicken-five-heart-homePhoto credit : Five Heart Home

I took some Zaycon chicken out of the freezer yesterday and I’m Googling new slow cooker recipes. I’m a bit tired of the old standbys that I’ve been doing constantly for the last few months. I found this recipe for Slow Cooker Thai Chicken with Peanut Sauce (courtesy of Five Heart Home) and I have everything for this – so I think this is what we’re having for dinner tonight. Over rice. Doesn’t it look amazing? What’s on your meal plan for this week? 

Annie's Organic Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese 6 oz. Box (Pack of 12)

And let’s be real, I’m not making amazing home cooked recipes every night. Some nights we just go for dinner out of a box. And lucky for me, I found Annie’s Organic Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese 6 oz. Box (Pack of 12) on sale for as low as $12.75 with Subscribe and Save this morning. PLUS clip the 20% off coupon and the price drops to a sweet $9.75 shipped. That’s about $0.81/box which is better than I can find in the store most of the time.

And since we are on the topic of dinner out of a box, I’m going to tell you my FAVORITE thing to get (in terms of boxed dinners) from Amazon Subscribe and Save. It’s this Kitchens of India Paste for Butter Chicken Curry, 3.5-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) – oh my goodness, we love this dinner, served over rice. It packs a little bit of heat but I’d say it’s pretty mild. I always make it with extra water/chicken broth because I like it “saucy” and I usually add in a can of garbanzo beans to supplement the chicken. It’s one of our “go to” meals when we want to eat out but don’t want to spend the money.

Online and Retail Sales


Nordstrom has more than 2000 items marked down 60% off or more. I like to sort low-to-high first and then I’ll sort by categories (using the menu options on the left). Nordstom orders ship FREE! We found some great deals on Women’s boots and booties, Women’s apparel and accessories, kid’s clothing and accessories, markdowns on cute holiday decor and more.


Cents of Style – Fashion Friday – Boot Sale! $15 off lowest marked price with code BOOTSALE at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Fashion Friday here.


The popular Weight Watchers promotion, join for FREE and Lose 10lbs on Us is back! Your starter fee will be waived when you purchase a select plan by March 20.  And if you lose at least 10 lbs within your first 2 months, you’ll receive a refund of 2 months’ worth of applicable fees.  Valid through January 16. Certain plans available in select markets only.


Zulily – Featuring Frye, Steampunk Sanctuary, Emergency Prep, Salomon, Burt’s Bees Baby, Lole, Beanie Boos, Paula Deen, Toysmith, Pali Hawaii Jandals, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and more. Shipping is around $5.95 per order, but can vary depending on your order size.  Shop Zulily here.


Entertainment Books – ALL 2017 Entertainment Books $20 plus FREE Shipping.  Get 17% off 2 or more books with code 2017 at checkout, just $16.60 per book! Shop Entertainment Books here.


GAP – Big Winter Sale up to 75% off plus 40% off  purchase with code WINTER at checkout.  Shop GAP here.


Payless – Clearance up to 60% off, extra 20% off with code ZZFORYOU at checkout.  FREE Shipping with $25 purchase.  Shop Payless here.


Stride Rite – End of Season Sale up to 50% off Clearance.  Stride Rite Rewards members get $10 for every $75 spent and free shipping and returns.  Shop Stride Rite 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.


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 $5, 50% off select styles, more.   Plus Livi Active Buy One Get One $15. Shop Lane Bryant here.


Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance 630v5 Men’s Running Shoes – $34.99 (reg. $69.99) 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 –  Smith Scope Goggles – Green Sol X Mirror – $31.73 (reg. $65). 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 – Art & Soul Sweater $21.95 (reg. $32.95) with code BOLD1 at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Valid through January 10.  Shop Cents of Style Bold and Full Wednesday here.


Gymboree – Super Steals starting at $3.99 plus Entire Store up to 75% off.  Shop Gymboree here.


Old Navy – All Old Navy Active Wear up to 50% off plus extra 30% off entire order taken at checkout (includes clearance).  Additional 10% off if you use Gap Family credit card and code NEW at checkout. Free shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Old Navy here.


Disney Store – Twice Upon a Year Sale up to 60% off.  Shop Disney Store here.


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


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


*LAST DAY* 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 Wednesday, you can subscribe to 2 years of HGTV Magazine for $19.99 – that’s a 67% discount on the cover price. You can also select a one year subscription for $12.99 per year. Just use code QUEENBEE at checkout to get the discounted price.


Through tomorrow, you can subscribe to Runner’s World Magazine for just $6.95 per year (87% off). You can order up to 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 Deal of the Day 20% off Strength Training Equipment.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.


Amazon Deal of the Day – Up to 85% off feel-good reads on Kindle. This deal good today only, while supplies last.


Amazon has Bounty Select-A-Size Paper Towels, Huge Rolls, White, 8 Count on sale for $15.99 with Amazon Prime (reg. $22.99).  Plus there is a $2 coupon available making it $13.99.  Each pack of 2 huge rolls is supposed to be equal to 5 regular rolls, making this order equal to 20 regular rolls (that works out to $0.70 per regular roll)!


LEGO Super Heroes 76059 Spider-Man: Doc Ock’s Tentacle Trap Building Kit (446 Piece) – $31.99 (reg. $39.99), BEST price


Amazon has 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 $50.23.  Clip the $3 coupon and the price drops to $47.23 (just $9.46 per stool).  This is the BEST price these have been on Amazon.


The Learning Journey Match It! Counting marked down to $5.88 (reg. $12.99), add-on item, BEST price

Farkle Classic Dice Game

Farkle Classic Dice Game – $5.26 (reg. $6.99), add-on item, BEST price


Amazon has several colors of the Philips Sonicare 2 Series Plaque Control Rechargeable Toothbrush on sale for $39.95 (reg. $69.99).  Clip the $10 coupon and your final price is $29.95 – this is the BEST price it has been on Amazon! Great reviews.  Lots of colors available at this price (select colors from the drop down menu).

Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Toothbrush

And the Philips Sonicare Essence Sonic Electric Toothbrush in White and Pink is on sale for $19.95!  This is the BEST price it has been on Amazon.

Snyder's of Hanover Pretzel Variety Pack, 36 Count

Amazon has Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Variety Pack, 36 Count on sale for $11.39 with Subscribe and Save.  And it gets even BETTER when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month, as low as $10.39 shipped ($0.29 per pack).


Mega Bloks Minions Scooter Escape – priced at $4.78 (reg. $11.99), BEST p[rice


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.


Safeway $5 Friday – Nabisco Snack Crackers, Mott’s products, Raspberries, Open Nature Ground Beef + more!

zaycon fresh

Zaycon Fresh has a great offer for NEW customers – save 20% off your FIRST order with code BL20 at checkout.  Zaycon Fresh is our favorite place to find deals on bulk meat.  The products are delicious, prices fantastic and customer service has always been exceptional. Valid through March 31, 2017.



Sunday Coupon Preview January 8 – Four Inserts, Red Plum + Smart Source


Check out this RARE new printable $2 off any two Earthbound Farm Organic items coupon! We’ve put together a few Safeway deals here – but we’d love to hear where you’re using it.


Check out this rare new $3 off any Spectrum Oil, Spray, Vinegar, Mayonnaise or Shortening printable coupon. This should make for a good deal when paired with a sale.

Head over here to print your coupons

$0.75 off one Frigo Cheese Heads
$0.50 off one HERB-OX Brand
$2.00 off one Nature’s Bounty Optimal Solutions
$1.00 off one Natures Bounty vitamin
$1.00 off one Quilted Northern Ultra Soft

Let’s make it a great day!

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  1. My favorite go to lately has been popcorn chicken. A nice big bag at Costco is &12.99 and it will feed my family twice with a little left over. Put some on a baking sheet with teriyaki sauce or sweet n sour sauce on one side and broccoli and baby carrots on the other. Bake according to directions; serve with rice. Easy peasy done. That peanut chicken recipe looks delicious, too!

  2. I’d love to hear how the slow cooker recipe turns out. It looks so good!

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