March 22, 2017

Rise and Shine March 22 – Our manager markdown dinner, Disney Store deal, Lane Bryant sale, Macy’s coupon code, Croc shoes, Levi’s brand apparel, 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! Well hello there! Yesterday was a bit of a hectic day. I had my appointment with my orthopedic doc and got the results from my MRI. My ACL is still completely torn in two (we already knew that) but I also have a meniscus tear that appears to be folded back/caught – which would explain a lot of my pain. We’ll pursue surgery to fix both in the next few weeks. Anyone have ACL surgery and want to weigh in or provide advice? The good news is that blogging is something I can do, from bed, while my leg heals. 🙂

Last night we ran a few errands and the kids played outside. I found FRESH mozzarella at Fred Meyer on manager markdown and a discounted loaf of french bread. Tomatoes were on sale for $0.99/lb so all I needed was some fresh basil to make the most delicious dinner ever. I brushed the sliced french bread with olive oil and fresh garlic and baked it for 10 minutes at 425 degrees. Then I added sliced fresh mozzarella. While that was melting, I diced up my tomatoes and basil – and made a sort of “salsa” with salt, sugar, garlic powder and balsamic vinegar. When the cheesy bread came out of the oven we topped it with the tomatoes and basil. YUM. Inexpensive but it felt fancy. No meat. Barely any dishes. I should have taken a photo – it was beautiful, but I ate it instead. 🙂

I hope to update my GOALS post today. . . I like to update this on Mondays, but it just hasn’t happened this week.

Tomorrow spring break officially starts for us. Kids have conferences and then we roll into 11 days at home. I’m looking forward to some quality time with the kiddos and my in-laws who are coming to visit!  How are you? What’s new with you? 

We spent some time this past weekend updating 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.

Online and Retail Sales has this great Calendar Magnet + Marker on sale for $16.99 (reg. $24.99) plus FREE Shipping.  Lots of styles and colors to choose from. Each calendar is blank, so you can use it year round.

Groupon has a Sam’s Club Membership offer available for NEW members that includes a FREE $10 e-Gift Card!  There are 2 membership offers to choose from:

$30 for a new One-Year Sam’s Club Savings Membership package ($55 value) – One-year Sam’s Club Savings membership ($45 value), Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member, $10 e-gift card valid online or in-club. Allow 5-7 days for delivery of e-gift card.

$45 for a new One-Year Sam’s Club Savings Membership + Instant Savings package ($156 value) – One-year Sam’s Club Savings membership ($45 value), Complimentary membership card for a spouse or other household member, $10 e-gift card valid online or in-club. Allow 5-7 days for delivery of e-gift card, $100 in Instant Savings* offers loaded directly to the membership card within 24 hours of activating membership, including: Free rotisserie chicken ($4.95 value), Free dinner rolls ($5.95 value), Free croissants ($5.95 value).


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). Valid through March 31.

Lane Bryant – EXTENDED through today – 40% off $150 or 50% off $250 with code YAYSPRING at checkout.  Plus dresses and tops 30% off.  Shop Lane Bryant here.

Old Navy – 30% off your order, no code needed.  Earn $10 Super Cash for every $25 you spend. Shop Old Navy here.

Macy’s – Extra 20% off with code MONEY at checkout.  Plus earn $10 Macy’s Money for every $50 you spend.   Shop Macy’s here.

GAP – 35% off with code NEW at checkout.  Shop GAP here.

Carter’s – 50% off entire site plus extra 20% off order $40 or more with code EXTRA20 at checkout.   Shop Carter’s 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.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance WomenAccelerate 2.5in Printed Short – $16.99 (reg. $34.99) plus $1 shipping with code DOLLARSHIP at checkout.  Plus plusAlso 20% off $50, 30% off $100 or $40 off $150. Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – Merrell Dassie Buckle Shoes – Women’s – $49.73 (reg. $100).  Save $20 when you spend $100 or more, discount applied at checkout. FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more. Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.
For a short time all 2017 Entertainment Books are 50% off off with FREE Shipping with code SPRING50 at checkout.

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.

Gymboree – 40% off Entire Store plus 50% off dress sale and Earn Double Gymbucks!  Shop Gymboree 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.

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.


Through Wednesday night, you can subscribe to Yoga Journal Magazine for only $4.95 per year (87% off the cover price)! You can order up to three (3) years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.


Through Saturday, you can subscribe to Family Handyman Magazine for  $7.99 per year (79% off)! You can order up to four (4) years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout. This is a great magazine – full of practical tips!

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 Day50% off select Croc Shoes for the family.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day –  50% off select Levi’s brand apparel and accessories. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the DaySave up to 35% on 3M Water Filters.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon - Girls Swimwear-1Amazon - Girls Swimwear-2

Amazon has some really cute girls swimwear 50% off or more. One and Two-Piece Swimsuits, Rash Guards, Board Shorts, Swim Cover-ups and more – prices starting as low as $4.62.  Add-on items require a $25 minimum purchase to ship.

Hape All Seasons Kid’s Wooden Doll House Furnished with Accessories on sale for $96.68, BEST price.


Apollo Precision Tools DT9706 39-Piece General Tool Set on sale for $15.67, this is just a few cents more than BEST price it has been on Amazon.

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

SNICKERS Almond Singles Size Chocolate Candy Bars 1.76-Ounce Bar 24-Count Box on sale for $12.99 (reg. $22.64). This works out to just $0.54 per bar.  NOT a Subscribe and Save item.

K’NEX Mighty Makers Up, Up & Away Building Set on sale for $11.24 (reg. $19.99), BEST price

Hyper Toss Action Game – $8.65 (reg. $19.99), BEST price

Whitmor 4-Tier Closet Shoe Accessory Shelves, Wood/Chrome – $12.99 (reg. $34.99), BEST price, BEST price

Coleman 48-Quart Cooler, Red on sale for $19.99 (reg. $30.23), BEST price

Rachael Ray Oven Lovin’ Non-Stick 5-Piece Bakeware Set, Orange on sale for $24.39 (reg. $41.79), BEST price

Amazon Prime Pantry - Best Deals

Check out 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.



Have you printed this $3 off any one Hormel Gatherings Party Tray, 20 oz or larger coupon? We’ve got a great new Target Cartwheel offer you can stack with this printable.


Have you printed this coupon for $0.55 off any one La Victoria product? We’ve found a good sale on salsa at Safeway this week, though we’d love to hear where else you’re using this coupon!

Head over here to print your coupons

$4.00 off one Go and Grow by Similac Toddler Drink
$1.00 off one fairlife Ultra Filtered Milk
$0.75 off one fairlife Ultra Filtered Milk
$1.00 off one Newman’s Own Organics
$1.00 off one Vanquish
$0.75 off one Finish Detergent
$1.00 off any 2 Suave Body Wash Products
$2.00 off any 2 DentaLife

Let’s make it a great day!

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  1. Beth Johnson says:

    I spotted a box on the floor in the produce section of our local independent grocery store the other day. Inside, there were bags of assorted “ugly” produce for 99 cents a bag! I got 2 bags, containing several pounds of roma tomatoes, 5 bell peppers, 2 avocados, a sweet onion, and 2 mild chile peppers. Got a bunch of cilantro to go with it and made salsa and guacamole for $3.00! Shopping there every chance I get!

  2. At our house we would take that bread, mozz, and olive oil and make a grilled cheese then dip it in pizza sauce…. Pizza Sandwiches! It’s a favorite around here! You can even add pepperoni or canadian bacon or whatever to the inside before grilling. Quick and easy and SO tasty!

  3. Barbara Shaw says:

    Heather, since you are in a much smaller space than your previous house do you still try to stock up on staples at great prices or have you given up on that? I have a pretty large house but have stacks of paper towels and tp in my bedroom!

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