March 16, 2017

Rise and Shine March 16 – DIY bird feeders, Crockpot Corned Beef, Zulily sale, HUGE Graco sale, 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’m getting a late start today. I’m fighting a head cold . . . and you know mornings are always the worst when it comes to that. But the sun is shining and it’s a glorious day so I’m talking myself into the day. 🙂 Giving myself a little pep talk, a little rally, got my music turned up and we’re going to make it a great day.

How are you doing? Yesterday I took 3 of our baby chickens into my son’s classroom for show and tell. He was so excited to show his baby chicks off to the class. The kids in the class enjoyed it too, I think!

Yesterday I shared this round-up of 35 Quick and Easy Bird Feeders – there are some really cute ideas in there. I especially like the teapot and teacup feeders. I plan to make a couple of these with my kids during spring break, so I thought I’d share them with you, too!

Crockpot Corned Beef with Guinness recipe

Tomorrow is St. Patrick’s day . . . I like this Crockpot Corned Beef and Guinness recipeDo you make a special meal for St. Patrick’s Day? If you do – tell me about it!

Online and Retail Sales

TOMS – LAST DAY! FREE Shipping on all orders!  Shop TOMS here.

Vera Bradley – FREE Shipping for all orders plus Extra 30% off sale styles. Shop Vera Bradley here.

Right now Zulily is featuring Primitives by Kathy Home Decor starting at $5.99. 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.  We recommend placing a small order with a single item and pay shipping and then come back to place one or more larger orders with FREE Shipping.

Cents of Style, Bold and Full Wednesday – LAST DAY! 25% off Everything with code BOLDBIRTHDAY at checkout.Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Bold and Full Wendesday here.

Disney Store – LAST DAY! Bonus 40% off with code BONUS40 at checkout.  Shop Disney Store here.

Target  – Up to 35% off furniture, rugs & patio, uip to 20% off home items plus save extra 10% off with code STPATRICK at checkout. FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

Old Navy – Spring Sale – items as low as $5.  Free shipping on orders $25 or more. Shop Old Navy here.

Children's Place - basic denim 7.99

Right now The Children’s Place has 50% off Entire Site, no exlusions. All Basic Denim is just $7.99! FREE Shipping on every order, no minimum required.  Shop Clearance Sections for some of the best deals.

Groupon – TODAY only – Extra 25% off Trending Beauty and Spas with code WOW25 at checkout.  Shop Groupon here. – 30% off orders $44 or more with code LUCKY at checkout.  Also 30% off NBA Apparel, NCAA Hoodies $19.99, 40% off Lids Exclusive Headwear, 40% off NFL Jerseys and more. FREE Shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Lids here.

GAP – 40% off with code GET40 at checkout.  Shop GAP here.

Carter’s – Extra 25% off order $40 or more with code FUN25 at checkout.   Shop Carter’s here.

Lane Bryant – 40% off Apparel and Accessories with code FLASH40 at checkout.  Shop Lane Bryant 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.

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.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance 3040 Women’s Running Shoe – $29.99 (reg. $159.99) plus all Lifestyles shoes 50% off.  $1 shipping with code DOLLARSHIP at checkout. Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – Marmot Allie Shirt – Women’s – $31.73 (reg. $65).  FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.

Gymboree – 40% off Entire Store. Free Shipping when you pay with Visa Checkout using any major credit or debit card.  Shop Gymboree here.

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.

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).

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.

*LAST DAY* Through Thursday, you can subscribe to Rolling Stone Magazine for only $4.95 per year (95% off)! You can order up to three (3) years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout for the discounted price.

*LAST DAY* Through tomorrow night, you can subscribe to Real Simple Magazine for only $11.99 per year (an 80% savings on the cover price!). You can order up to one (1) year at this price when you use coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout. This is a RARE 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 Day –  Up to 35% off select Graco car seats, strollers and baby gear. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Mega Construx Despicable Me Name Builder Set – $8.99 (reg. $19.99), BEST price

Amazon has Starburst Original Fruit Chews Candy Bag, 41 ounce, (2 Bags) on sale as low as $10.17 shipped with Subscribe and Save, when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month.  That’s just $5.09 per bag.

Fisher-Price Little People Tow ‘n Pull Tractor on sale for $9.84 (reg. $17.99), BEST price

EXPO Low-Odor Dry Erase Markers, Fine Point, Assorted Colors, 12-Count on sale for $4.85, the BEST price

Wilton 2304-1104 101 Piece Cookie Cutter Set

Wilton 2304-1104 101 Piece Cookie Cutter Set – $9.88 (reg. $14.99), BEST price

 Wilton Recipe Right 24 Cup Mini Muffin Pan on sale for $7.63 (reg. $12.99), BEST price

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.

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.   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.


Check out this rare new coupon for $1 off one pound Eckrich Spicy Pineapple Ham <–direct link! We’d love to hear where you’re using this coupon!

Head over here to print your coupons.

Other Ways to Save . . .


*Save the date!* This Sunday, March 19, 2017 – you can get FREE entry to Washington State Parks in honor of the State Parks Birthday. The Discover Pass is not required to visit state parks on free days.

Let’s make it a great day!

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