March 20, 2017

Rise and Shine March 20 – First day of spring, FREE ice cream cone, Easter Egg dyeing ideas, Black+Decker trimmer, men’s suits, 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 wonderful couple days at home with the kids. The weather was especially beautiful yesterday and I’m so happy it’s the first day of SPRING! The sun was shining and the kids played outside nearly all day. We took the baby chicks outside to get some fresh air – and worms – and it was so much fun. They are so close to being in the coop. More on that later, I hope.

This week is a short work week for me. The kids are home Thursday and Friday and we have teacher-conferences Thursday. That rolls into spring break so I’m about to have 11 days with the kids out of school. We don’t have any big plans. Grandma and Grandpa are coming over from western Washington to spend the weekend with us (yay!) and next week is sort of an open book. We’ll probably be doing a staycation sort of spring break and I haven’t had a chance to really think about what that looks like.

If you’re looking for an easy freebie today – participating Dairy Queen locations are giving out FREE small vanilla cones to customers, today only. There’s a limit of one per customer. They’ll also be collecting donations for Children’s Miracle Network.

On Saturday I shared a big list of 35 Fancy and Fun Easter Egg Dyeing ideas! Have you ever tried any of these? You can see the big list of Easter Egg Dyeing ideas here.

Online and Retail Sales

Carter’s – FREE Shipping on all orders plus 60% off PJ Flash Sale and 20% off $40+ purchase with code EXTRA20 at checkout.   Shop Carter’s here.

Living Social – 20% off sitewiede with code SPRING17 at checkout.  Shop Living Social here.

*LAST DAY* Right now Eddie Bauer is offering an extra 40% off plus FREE Shipping when you use code CLOVER at checkout. Includes clearance!  Valid through March 20.

*LAST DAY* T.hrough 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.
*LAST DAY* For a short time all 2017 Entertainment Books are $16 off with FREE Shipping.  Get an additional 20% off when you order 2 or more books with code SWEET at checkout – this makes them as low as $12.80 each!  Valid through March 20

Crocs – LAST DAY! 25% off select styles. Free Shipping on orders $24.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

Target  – BOGO 50% off women’s & girls’ dresses, handbags, wallets & jewelry and 20% off men’s clothes.  Plus save up to 30% on home items like furniture, rugs & decor and 30% off outdoor living.  And 20% off C9 Champion gear. FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

Old Navy – 40% off withy code SPRING at checkout.  Earn $10 Super Cash for every $25 you spend. Shop Old Navy here. –  30% off when you use your Kohl’s card with code LUCKY30 at checkout or 15% off with any other payment type with code SAVE15 at checkout. And earn $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend. Plus these category deals:
– $5 off $32 Britney Spears or Mariah Carey Fragrance with code CELEBRITY5 at checkout. 3/12-3/25.
– EXTRA 10% OFF Watches with code WATCH10 at checkout. 3/17-3/19.
– $10 off $75 Women’s Apparel, Jewelry, Accessories, Beauty, and Shoes Purchase with code TRENDY10 at checkout. 3/17-3/26.
– $10 off $40 Kid’s Apparel and Footwear Purchase with code KIDSALE10 at checkout. 3/17-4/02.
– $10 off $50 Men’s Clothing, Footwear, and Accessories Purchase with code MENSTYLE10 at checkout. 3/17-4/05.
Shop Kohl’s here.

Cents of Style – Style Steals – $10 off lowest price with code BOOT at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Style Steals here.

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

Lane Bryant – $25 off $75, $50 off $150, $75 off $225 with code MARCHGIFT at checkout.  Plus Tops & Dresses 30% off, 30% off Bootcut Jeans & Boyfriend Chinos. And earn $25 Real Women Dollars for every $50 you spend.  Shop Lane Bryant here.

Gymboree – 50% off Entire Store plus Free Shipping when you pay with Visa Checkout using any major credit or debit card.  Shop Gymboree here.

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

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance 574 Heritage Sport Boys Grade School Shoe – $34.99 (reg. $59.99) plus 30% off entire purchase and FREE Shipping  Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – REI Co-op Quarter-Zip Fleece Pullover – Women’s – $24.73 (reg. $50). FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  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).  Spring Cleaning Clearance. FREE shipping on orders $50 or more. Shop here.

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 DayBLACK+DECKER LST420 20V MAX Lithium High Performance Trimmer and Edger, 12″ on sale for $74.99 (reg. $99.99).  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day Up to 70% off Men’s Suiting and more. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Up to 30% off select gaming PCs, components, and accessories. This deal good today only, while supplies last.


Amazon has Scott Choose-A-Sheet Mega Roll Paper Towels, White, 15 Rolls, Pack of 2 on sale for $23.62.  Clip the 20% off coupon and the price drops to as low as $18.90 (that’s $0.63 per Mega Roll)!  NOT a Subscribe and Save option. Each pack of 15 Mega Rolls is said to equal 22 regular rolls, meaning this order is equal to 44 regular rolls at $0.43 each!


Crock-Pot SCCPVL610-S Programmable Cook and Carry Oval Slow Cooker, 6-Quart on sale for $34.30 (reg. $59.99), BEST price

LEGO Star Wars Carbon-Freezing Chamber on sale for $14 (reg. $24.99), BEST price

Bunchems Alive – Motorized Action Pack on sale for $8.64 (reg. $24.99), BEST price

Pokemon Poke Ball 16″ Backpack on sale for $7.52, BEST price

Also on sale is this Pokemon Mew Plush Backpack for $6.48, also BEST price.

And this Pokemon Plush Pikachu 16″ Backpack with Wired Ears for $13.21.

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


Amazon has Pepperidge Farm Goldfish Variety Pack Bold Mix, 29.4 Ounce on sale for $9.48 with Subscribe and Save.  And it gets even better if you have 5 or more subscriptions, you can get it for as low as $8.48 shipped ($0.28 each).


4M Tin Can Edge Detector Science Kit – $3.87 (originally $19.97), add-on item, BEST price

Amazon has Life Savers Wint O Green Sugarfree Mints Candy Bag, 2.75 ounce (12 Pack) on sale for $15.50 with Subscribe & Save. Even better, if you have 5 or more subscriptions, you’ll pay $13.87 shipped ($1.16 per bag).

Rayovac Value Bright 9-Lumen 1D LED Flashlight Twin Pack with Batteries to just $4.47 (reg. $9.47), add-on item, BEST price

Pop-Tarts, Variety Frosted Strawberry and Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon, 32 Count

Amazon has Pop-Tarts, Variety Frosted Strawberry and Frosted Brown Sugar Cinnamon, 32 Count on sale for $6.33 with with Subscribe and Save.  And it gets even better if you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month, you can get them for as low as $5.66 shipped!

Amazon has Kellogg’s Strawberry Nutri-Grain Cereal Bars, 16-Count Box (Pack of 3) on sale for $11.37 with Subscribe & Save. If you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month, you’ll pay just $10.17 shipped – that works out to $0.21 per bar!

Farkle Classic Dice Game

Farkle Classic Dice Game on sale for $5.24 (reg. $6.99), add-on item, a couple cents more than 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.


Head over here to print your coupons

$1.00 off any THREE Kelloggs Fruit Flavored Snacks
$1.00 off any ONE Carrs Crackers
$1.00 off any 2 M&M’S Brand Chocolate Candies
$0.75 off one Bridgford
$0.50 off one Dragone Cheese
$1.00 off any TWO Kelloggs Special K Cereals
$0.50 off one Treasure Cave Cheese
$0.50 off one Frigo Cheese
$0.75 off any ONE Kelloggs Frosted Flakes Cereal
$1.00 off any one size St. Joseph low dose aspirin
$0.50 off one Shout product
$2.00 off one Tide
$2.00 off one Gain
$1.00 off one L’Oreal Paris
$0.50 off one Edge Shave Gel
Buy one Bella Small Dog Food, get 1 free
$2.00 off one Bella Small Dog Food
Buy one Bella Small Dog Food, get 1 free
$3.00 off one Bella Small Dog Food
$3.00 off one Bella Small Dog Food
Buy one Bella Small Dog Food, get 1 free

Other Ways to Save . . .

*Save the Date* Ivar’s will be celebrating 112 years on Tuesday, March 21 and there are a few promotions you may want to know about.  They’ll be offering special $1.12 entrees when you buy a second entree at regular price. The first 112 guests at each location will also get a FREE Mango Cheesecake dessert made by Cakes of Paradise.

Let’s make it a great day!

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