July 17, 2014

Rise and Shine July 17 – Kid’s indoor birthday activities? Gymboree FREE shipping, *HOT!* Madden boots $8.39 (reg. $69.95)


Rise and Shine is my way of sitting down and having a cup of coffee with you! We talk about the new deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help us save time, money or energy. Published Monday through Friday – as I’m able.

Birthday-BabiesLast year we lucked out with a beautiful sunny day for the birthday party. This year is not looking so good. 🙂

Good morning! How are you doing today? I need some ideas. . .  I have my kid’s birthday party planned for Saturday and I was hoping for a beautiful day so we could be in the backyard for the party. But as luck would have it – Saturday is supposed to be rainy and 69 degrees (the first icky day in ages!).  I had planned for the kids to play on the waterslide and run around in the backyard. Now I have to come up with a back-up plan – what are some indoor kid’s activities for birthday parties?? We don’t have a lot of space in the house so I’m trying to think of indoor games or activities for kids ages 7 and 4 that don’t take a lot of space. I appreciate your ideas!


Here is a post I wrote last summer – 10 Ways to Save on Kid’s Birthday Parties! We will be doing a lot of these same things this year to keep things frugal!


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Head over here to print your coupons

$2.00/2 Dial Body Washes or Bar Soaps, 6 ct or Larger; Excludes Trial and Travel Size; Available at Walmart
$1.00/2 Dial Liquid Hand Soaps, 8 oz or Larger; Foaming Hand Soaps; or Bar Soaps, 3 pk or Larger; Available at Walmart
$0.75/3 Chicken of The Sea Chunk Light Tuna in Water, 5 oz
$0.50/1 Goya Adobo All-Purpose Seasoning (Zip Code 06511)
$1.50/2 Tyson Deli Chicken Tenders, 1 lb AND Gold Peak Tea, 64 oz (Zip Code 90004)
$0.75/1 Glad Tall Kitchen Trash Bags, 13 gal 45 ct or Larger, OR Glad Tall Kitchen Force Flex Trash Bags, 13 gal 38 ct or Larger; Limit 4 Like Coupons in Same Shopping Trip (Zip Code 77477)

Online and Retail Sale


Today only on the Target Cartwheel site you can load a new 70% off 20 oz Coke Cartwheel offer. Valid TODAY, July 17, only.


Gymboree has FREE shipping on all orders through today.  Select sleepwear just $12 plus up to 70% off sale items.  Shop Gymboree.com

rite aid july 15th

Kerri got everything pictured above for FREE at Rite Aid after coupons and +Up Rewards. Get the full scoop on how she did it here!


Today only, subscribe to Elle Magazine for only $7.99 for 2 years (90% off the cover price)! That’s just $4 per year. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.


Children’s Place – Friends & Family Sale – Take an extra 30% off everything with code FAMILY2. All basic denim just $7 after coupon – shipping starts at $5.

6pm.com – FREE shipping on all orders, no minimum purchase
Mek Denim, Big Star, Lucky Brand and more just $74.99 or less
Dansko Up to 60% off
Jones New York and Calvin Klein Up to 70% off
COACH, Steve Madden, GUESS and more
Brooks Up to 60% off
Merrell, Keen and Columbia Up to 65% off

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 – Timex Weekender Watches – $19.99 (reg. $39.95 – $44.95)


London Fog Boys 2-7 Striped Front Midweight Jacket – $9.71 (reg. $46). Size 3T only and in this color only. Limited stock!

Under-Armour-Cheer-Leading-Tank-Pink-Blue.jpgUnder Armour Girls 2-6X Cheer Tank Pink Toddler – $4.05 (reg. $17.99). Also an add-on item. Requires a minimum purchase of $25 to ship (Prime member) or if you want FREE Super Saver shipping you need a minimum $35 purchase (non-Prime members).


*HOT!!!* If you are lucky enough to wear women’s sizes 7, 7.5, 8 or 8.5 – check out this deal on Madden Girl Women’s Gamer Lace-Up Boot for $8.39 (reg. $69.95)!!!!

Amazon.com_ Madden Girl Women_s Gamer Lace-Up Boot_ Shoes

It’s such a good deal – I have to include this screen shot – so you believe me! I bet it sells out fast. It’s in the color pictured above only.

Find other shoe discounts here:

70% off Girl’s Shoes
70% off Boy’s Shoes
70% off Women’s Shoes
70% off Men’s Shoes


I continue to update the list of the best Amazon subscribe and save deals! Be sure to check it out and let us know if you’ve found any good subscribe and save deals recently. I haven’t had a chance to update this morning – but will get to it right after Rise and Shine is done!

Recipes, meal planning, grocery store


If you’re looking for the best deals on real food, check out our weekly round-up of the best deals on produce, dairy, meat and organic foods!

Sorry QFC deals aren’t published yet – we are hoping they are up today!

See this week’s grocery ads here – Fred MeyerSafeway and Albertsons and QFC deals and WinCo deals. Get the latest Costco coupon deals here.

Pacific Northwest Deals


Don’t forget that tomorrow, July 18, Pt. Defiance Zoo & Aquarium is offering half price admission for a special half day pre-Zoobilee opening. Visiting hours for the general public will be 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. You can read more about it here.

Have a great day!

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  1. Stephanie says:

    Total score at CVS…..four bags of Huggies diapers and two bags of twizzlers…..$4.94 after coupons, CVS bucks and special savings for ExtraCare Customers!!! Best savings yet!

  2. Maybe you could do a treasure hunt inside the house? We do one with the kids and at each clue the kids have to do something to be able to get their next clue. Like hop on one foot to the door where you will find your next clue, sing your favorite song while walking backwards to the kitchen. and then in the end each kid finds a small treasure which if your doing party bags maybe the treasure is thier party bag? the kids always have fun looking for treasure and the parents love watching the kids do funny things at each station. another thing we do is at each station each kid has their own clue so that way each kid is on the hunt rather than as a group

  3. Helen in Meridian says:

    How about a Frozen Party as an alternative. Make a bunch of rice krispies treats and let them spread blue frosting and sprinkles on them. Also dip marshmallows in white chocolate and let them put sprinkless on those for ice cubes. All the kids seem to love Frozen right now. Sarah Barrand from Caldwell and a thrifty mom dot com entered a contest with her frozen party. All recipes and ideas are on her web. By the way, the Caldwell and Boise web sites aren’t posting the great grocery deals at Albertsons, Fred meyers and Costco like you still are. I really appreciate it, and love that you list good deals you find at Goodwill. Happy Birthday to both your chilluns.

  4. Sunnie Scott says:

    I think a backyard party Rocks!. They require more time and sometimes even cost more than dumpin’ the kids at some place. Hurray for people that are reviving Backyard parties!!!

  5. Hi Heather- love your website. Hire a face painter to come and paint all of the kids faces. I have seen a few at local fairs recently where they can come do birthday parties, and for additional costs they will come in costume and also help with games. I think they can do about 10-12 faces an hour. The only downside is that it is around $100, however if you know of some really artistic teenagers or adults, that might be willing you could pay a lot less.

  6. Stephani Sorensen says:

    Glad to discover this! Also entering for Great Wolf Lodge – fingers crossed 🙂

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