March 13, 2017

Rise and Shine March 13 – Zaycon chicken fritters on sale, 20 amazing pasta salad recipes, Gymboree free shipping, REI extra 25% off sale, mattress toppers, Bostitch compressor kit, 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 was your weekend? We had a great weekend. On Saturday we got caught up on laundry, errands and chores. Mr. Queen Bee spackled the nail holes in our living room (left from last homeowners) in preparation for painting this week. We did two live LuLaRoe sales on Saturday (so fun) and we spent a lot of time packaging/processing those orders.

On Sunday we took the day “off” from a lot of obligations and spent some quality time with our kiddos. Each of us took a kid on a special “date” and it was great fun. I took my daughter to see Moana at the discount theater – her choice! The discount theater here in town is $3 admission. We love it. The boys went to see the newest Star Wars movie at the discount theater.

The weather has started warming up – so we took the baby chicks outside yesterday so they could get a little feel for the yard and do a little exploring. We didn’t keep them out too long, since we didn’t want them to get too chilly (they are under a heat lamp currently) but it sure was fun playing on the grass with them after months of SNOW! The weather is hopefully done with snow here and I’m see temps in the high 40s and low 50s over the next couple weeks (hooray!). I can’t wait to plant some flowers and move the chickens outside.

This morning I noticed a coupon code and placed an order for chicken fritters from Zaycon Fresh. We’ve never ordered the chicken fritters but I’ve heard great things from some of you! Zaycon is my favorite place to buy bulk meat. TODAY only save an extra 12% off Premium Breaded Chicken Breat Fritters – $2.90/lb (reg. $3.29/lb) with code CF290 at checkout.

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.

Yesterday I shared a big round-up of 20 Pasta Salads to try this summerA lot of these salads are great for making ahead for potlucks or gatherings. And I love that they usually keep for a couple days in case you have leftovers. Do you have a favorite pasta salad?

Later today I hope to share an update on my March goals. . . and of course we’re working on posting the very best deals of the day!

Online and Retail Sales

Gymboree – FREE Shipping plus 50% off Spring Break Picks, Easter Shop, Swim and more.  Shop Gymboree here.

Cents of Style – Style Steals – 10 Items just $10 Each with code BIRTHDAY10 at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Style Steals here.

Through March 20, REI is offering an extra 25% off Clearance items.  No coupon code needed, discount applied at checkout.  Free shipping on orders $50 or more.

Old Navy – 40% off Everything plus FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more with code FREESHIP at checkout. Shop Old Navy here.

GAP – Up to 40% off Everything plus Extra 20% off with code BONUS at checkout.  Free Shipping on orders $50 or more.   Shop GAP here.

Joe's New Balance Outlet logo

Through April 1, Joe’s New Balance Outlet is offering an $1 Shipping on all orders with code DOLLARSHIP at checkout.  Plus for a short time all shoes are 30% off with free shipping on orders $65 or more.  No code needed, discount taken in cart.

Crazy 8 – Everything $12.99 and Under. Free Shipping when you pay with Visa Checkout using any major credit or debit card.  Shop Crazy 8 here.

Disney Store – Free gift when you order is $50 or more with code GIFT at checkout. Shop Disney Store here.

Target  – Up to 20% off patio or home items plus extra 10% off with code STPATRICK at checkout.  Also FREE $5 gift card when you spend $20 on sun care and Spring Break and SwissGear Luggage on Sale. FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

Lane Bryant – TODAY only – 40% off Tops and Final Clearance as low as $9.98.  Shop Lane Bryant here.

Crocs – LAST DAY! Buy More Save More up to $30 off. Free Shipping on orders $24.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

Vera Bradley – FREE Shipping for all online orders plus Spring Sale – 50% off select patterns and styles.  Shop Vera Bradley here.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance 775v2 Men’s Running Shoe – $36.99 (reg. $74.99).  FREE Shipping on orders DOLLARSHIP at checkout.  Plus extra 30% off all shoes and Free Shipping on orders $65 or more. Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – Merrell Capra Bolt Hiking Shoes – Men’s – $54.73 (reg. $110). Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.

New Sam’s Club Membership offer – get a FREE $25 gift card when you join Sam’s Club! Membership cost is $45/year and you’ll receive a $25 Sam’s Club e-gift card when you sign up here.  Did you know Sam’s Club has a Mom’s and Dad’s Club? It’s free for members to join and you’ll get free samples, exclusive discounts and special offers.


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).

Cents of Style, Bold and Full Wednesday – Raglan T-Shirts for $16.95 (reg. $29.95 – $39.95) with code BOLD9 at checkout. I ordered one of these a couple weeks ago when they were this price – and I LOVE IT! I got the shirt that says “Dream Big, Hustle Harder” and I wear it on days I’m working from home. Super comfortable cotton. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Valid through March 14.   Shop Cents of Style Bold and Full Wendesday here.

Right now at Macy’s, spend $35 on a Estee Lauder purchase and get a FREE 7-piece gift.  Spend $75 or $100 and get extra gifts.  Plus all beauty orders get FREE Shipping.

Carter’s – Buy One Pair Shoes Get One Free. Free shipping on orders $50 or more.   Shop Carter’s here.

The Children’s Place – 50% off Entire Site, no exclusions! Free Shipping on ever order.  Clearance as low as $1.99.  Shop The Children’s Place here.


Discount Mags is running an Almost Never Magazine Sale – with deals on the magazines we don’t often see discounts on. No discount code is needed at checkout. This sale runs through Monday, March 13, 2017.

Discount-Mags-Bridal-Guide-Magazine-dealThrough Tuesday, you can subscribe to Bridal Guide Magazine for only $4.99 per year (84% off the cover price)! You can order up to 3 years at this price when you use coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.


Through Tuesday, you can subscribe to Sunset Magazine for only $9.99 per year (83% off)! You can order up to two (2) years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout to get the discount.

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 DayExtra Plush Fitted Waterproof Mattress Topper / Pad – starting as low as $77.99 (reg. $104.99).  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – up to 35% off select iOttie Car Mount Holders. There are a few options to select from – all priced at $12.78 (reg. $19.95), BEST price. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day –  Omron 10 Series Wireless Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor with Cuff that fits Standard and Large Arms (BP786N) with Bluetooth Smart Connectivity on sale for $51.99 (reg. $99.99). This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Lay's Kettle Chips Variety Pack, 1.375 oz Bags, 30 Count

Amazon has Lay’s Kettle Chips Variety Pack, 1.375 oz Bags, 30 Count on sale for $8.92 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 $7.98 shipped ($0.27 each).

BOSTITCH BTFP3KIT 3-Tool and Compressor Combo Kit marked down to $199 (reg. $260), BEST price

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

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12-Count – $5.01, BEST price


Shopkins Girls’ 10 Inch Mini Backpack – $5.48,  BEST price

Also on sale is the Shopkins: The Ultimate Collector’s Guide for $2.48 (reg. $5.99), BEST price

Baker’s Secret Essentials 8-Well Loaf Pan, Mini on sale for $7 (reg. $15), BEST price

The First Years On-The-Go Booster Seat, Safari – $13.40 (reg. $20.99), BEST price

American Crafts 24-Piece Pennant DIY Shop Chalkboard Banner, 4.5 by 7-Inch on sale for $2.67 (reg. $3.99).  This is the BEST price it has been on Amazon.  This is NOT an add-on item!

Also on sale is American Crafts 24-Piece Notch DIY Shop Chalkboard Banner, 3.5 by 4.5-Inch for $2.67 (reg. $3.99), add-on item

Enjoy the Little Things Box Sign

Enjoy The Little Things Box Sign from Primitives by Kathy, on sale for $7.75, just a few cents more than the BEST price

ALEX Toys Little Hands Ready Set School – $11.43 (reg. $25.46), BEST price

Primitives By Kathy 'Good Friends Box Sign'

Primitives By Kathy “Good Friends Box Sign” on sale for $6.50, add-on item, BEST price

 Timberland Men’s Magic Glove with Touchscreen Technology in black on sale for $2.17, add-on item, BEST pric

Command BATH18-ES-E 2 Hooks 2 Strips Medium Bath Hook on sale for $1.39, add-on item, BEST price

Intex Explorer 200, 2-Person Inflatable Boat Set with French Oars and Mini Air Pump on sale for  $15.11, BEST price

Moana Read-Along Storybook & CD (Read-Along Storybook and CD) on sale for $3.73 (reg. $6.99), BEST price

Dixie Cold Cups, 5oz., Floral Design (Color and design may vary) Sold As 450 Count on sale for $10.49 (reg. $22.03), BEST price

Coleman QuickBed Elite Extra High Airbed on sale for $34.98 (reg. $74.99), BEST price

Amazon dropped the price on this Pocky Biscuit Stick, Chocolate, 2.47 Ounce (Pack of 10) to as low as $11.31 with Subscribe and Save (when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month). This comes out to $1.13 a box, great price!

WowWee MiP Robot, Transparent down to $43.90 (reg. $99), BEST price

Amazon has LUNA BAR – Gluten Free Bar – Lemon Zest – (1.69 Ounce Snack Bar, 15 Count) as low as $10.61 shipped with Subscribe and Save, when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month.  That’s just $0.71 each.

Check out 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.

Amazon Prime Pantry - Best Deals

We’ve updated our list of the BEST deals we see currently in Amazon Prime Pantry to help you fill your box at the best price possible.  Wondering what Amazon Prime Pantry is?  Read the original Prime Pantry post here.

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.

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!


Head over here to print your coupons

$2.00 off any 2 JOHNSON’S Baby
$2.00 off one Luvs
$2.00 off one Diaper Genie Multi-Pack Refill
$1.00 off one McCormick or McCormick Gourmet
$1.00 off one Tyson Chicken Nuggets
$1.00 off any 2 MARS Easter Items
$3.00 off any FIVE Kelloggs Cereals
$3.50 off any 3 McCormick or McCormick Gourmet
$2.25 off any 2 McCormick or McCormick Gourmet
$1.00 off any 2 Louisiana Fish Fry Products
$1.00 off any 2 Louisiana Fish Fry Products
$1.50 off any 2 UNCLE Ben’s
$1.00 off one Tyson Chicken Strips
$3.00 off one Zantac
$1.00 off one Nexium 24hr
$2.00 off any 3 Glade products
Buy any 3 Glade Solid or Room Spray, get 1 free
$0.25 off one Palmolive Dish Liquid
$1.00 off one Charmin
$1.00 off one FINISH Jet-dry Cleaner or Detergent
$1.00 off any 2 Glade products
$0.75 off one Sprayway Product
$0.75 off one Finish Detergent
$2.00 off one OxiClean HD Laundry Detergent
$1.50 off one Aveeno Body Lotion
$20.00 off one Philips Sonicare
$10.00 off one Philips Sonicare
$1.00 off one Right Guard
$3.00 off one Schick Hydro Silk Razor or TrimStyle
$2.50 off any 2 Playtex Sport
$0.50 off one Carefree Product
$1.50 off any 2 Dial or Tone
$1.50 off one Dial and Tone
$2.00 off any 2 Stayfree Product
$2.00 off one NIVEA Body Lotion
$1.00 off any Irish Spring Body Wash
$4.00 off one Revlon Cosmetic Item
$10.00 off one Philips Sonicare
$2.00 off bag of IAMS Dry Dog Food

Other Ways to Save . . .

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