March 8, 2017

Rise and Shine March 8 – I picked out paint colors, raglan t-shirts (I love!), Disney store sale, Brawny paper towels, bathroom scale, 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! Hey, hey! Hope your day is going well. . . it’s snowing here. 🙁 Every time the snow starts to recede back and I start thinking spring is around the corner, it snows again. It’s supposed to be in the high 40s next week with rain – so I’m hoping this will be the last of the snow – but I won’t hold my breathe!

Yesterday I stopped into Lowe’s to pick out paint for the living room/dining room/kitchen area in the house. I’m going with a gray. The previous owners used the screw anchors EVERYWHERE leaving behind big holes everywhere they hung anything – big or small. Sigh. We didn’t see this when we bought the house (it was under the photos) and it probably wouldn’t have changed our minds anyway – but I want to spackle and repaint to start anew. I bought two gallons of the grey and a quart of each of the blues on the swatch.

I want to use one of the blue/aqua colors to paint this 3-drawer dresser/side table that I found at Goodwill last weekend. I should probably tape off the living room today so I can paint this weekend – we’ll have to see how all that shakes out in the next few days.

Fred Meyer had shrimp for $5.99/lb this week, so I made shrimp tacos last night. I NEVER buy shrimp because of the price point but it’s one of my son’s favorites, so we enjoyed a “special” dinner last night. I used the seasoning rub from this recipe here and it was delicious! And of course, we made up a batch of Spanish Rice to supplement our tacos and it stretches the meat further. Also makes a great burrito bowl the next day.

Today is Cents of Style, Bold and Full Wednesday and you can pick up 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.  Shop Cents of Style Bold and Full Wendesday here.

Online and Retail Sales

Hanes Brands Online Shops – FREE Shipping on Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Just My Size and more.  Shop Hanes Brands Online Shops here.

Gymboree – FREE Shipping on all orders with code SPRINGTIME at checkout.  Plus Spring Favorites (including Easter) 50% off, Swimwear as low as $5.99, Pajamas as low as $8.99, Clearance up to 80% off.  Shop Gymboree here.

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

*LAST DAY* For a short time Zulily has 3 and 4-Piece Quilt Sets on sale for $19.99 (reg. $49.99 – $150.99).  Available in Twin, Full, Queen or King sizes for this price.  Size available varies with color/pattern. 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.

*LAST DAY* Also on sale are sheet sets up to 85% off.  Available in Twin, Full, Queen or King sizes, starting as low as $12.99 (reg.  $39.99 – $100).

Lane Bryant – Today only – 40% off Accessories with code TAKE40 at checkout.   Shop Lane Bryant here.

Old Navy – Spring Fling Sale – all Pants, Jeans & Tops up to 40% off 30% off Adult Styles and Extra 15% off Kids and Baby Styles with code ENJOY at checkout.  Free shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Old Navy 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.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance Women’s Printed Accelerate Capri – $19.99 (reg. $49.99).  Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – Topo Athletic Sante Cross-Training Shoes – Men’s – $61.73 (reg. $125).  FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.

Groupon – Extra 20% off with code 20NOW at checkout.  Shop Groupon here.

GAP – Big Spring Break No Exclusions Event – up to 50% off Everything plus Extra 20% off purchase (including today’s special deal) with code MOREFUN at checkout.  Shop GAP here. – 30% off Clearance (discount taken in cart) plus $15 College Cap sale.  FREE Shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Lids 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).

Disney Store – Swell(er) Sale – extra 25% off with code EXTRA25 at checkout. Plus Swim Sale – $15 Towels, Swimsuits and Cover-Ups, $5 Flip Flops and Sunglasses.  Also 40% off costumes and $20 Talking Action Figures & Animators’ Dolls.  Shop Disney Store here.

Crazy 8 – 40% off Entire Site. Free Shipping when you pay with Visa Checkout using any major credit or debit card.   Shop Crazy 8 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.

Target  – Little & Big Sale – up to 20% off home items for every room. FREE Shipping on orders $25 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.


Through Wednesday, subscribe to Popular Science Magazine for only $4.95 per year (59% off)! You can order up to three (3) years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE  at checkout.

Through Thursday, you can subscribe to Make: Magazine for only $18.99 per year (68% off)! You can order up to 4 years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.

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 DayBrawny 16XL Paper Towels (32 Regular Rolls) Pick-A-Size as low as $20.65 with Subscribe and Save. If you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month, the price drops as low as $18.78. This is $1.15 per XL roll.  OR if you consider this is the same as 32 regular rolls, it’s like paying $0.58 cents a roll. Amazing price for this brand!  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Kinzi Precision Digital Bathroom Scale w/ Extra Large Lighted Display, 400 lb. Capacity and “Step-On” Technology [2016 VERSION] – $19.99 (reg. $59.99). This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day –  Up to 80% off select eBooks for International Women’s Day. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

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 has Pampers Swaddlers Newborn Diapers Size 1, 216 Count on sale for $25.59. Amazon Family members can save an extra 20% when they Subscribe & Save – dropping their price to $20.47 shipped. This works out to just $0.09 per diaper – this is a stock up price!

Ravensburger Science X Fueling Future Cars – Science Activity Kit on sale for $12.94 (reg. $44.99), BEST price

Amazon has CLIF KID ZBAR – Protein Snack Bar – Peanut Butter Chocolate (1.27 Ounce Bar, 10 Count) on sale for $6.32 with Subscribe and Save. If you have 5 or more subscriptions, your price will drop to $5.65 shipped – that’s $0.57 per bar!

You’ll also find CLIF KID ZBAR – Protein Snack Bar – Chocolate Chip (1.27 Ounce Bar, 10 Count) priced as low as $6.63 when you Subscribe & Save (when you have 5+ subscriptions). That works out to $0.67 per bar.

Disney Little Girls Finding Dory Backpack with Lunch Bag – $7.48

Hasbro Speak Out Game on sale for $14.80, BEST price


Amazon has Quilted Northern Ultra Plush Toilet Paper, 24 Supreme Rolls on sale for as low as $18.59 with Subscribe and Save (when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month).  This claims to be equal to 92 regular rolls, which would be as low as $0.20 per regular roll, that’s a stock up price!

Also on sale is Quilted Northern Ultra Soft and Strong Bath Tissue, 24 Supreme Rolls Toilet Paper as low as $19.65 with Subscribe and Save, when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month.  This claims to be equal to 92 regular rolls, which would be as low as $0.21 per regular roll!

Meccano Junior Easy Toolbox, 6 Model Set on sale for $22.49 (regularly priced around $30), BEST price

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.

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!


Check out this new printable coupon for $1 off any two Quaker Breakfast Flats or Breakfast Squares <– direct link! You can stack this with a new Checkout51 rebate for a great deal at Walgreens this week


There is a new $0.50 off one cup Yoplait Dippers, any variety printable coupon. We’d love to hear how you’re using this one!

Head over here to print your coupons

$3.00 off any 2 Carnation Breakfast Essentials
$1.00 off any 2 SPAM Products
$5.00 off one ClariSpray Nasal Allergy Spray
$1.00 off one Wisk product

Other Ways to Save . . .

*SAVE the Date* On Saturday, March 11, Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium (Tacoma) is hosting a Career Day with FREE admission for students in 6th grade through college. They’ll be offering students the chance to learn about zoo-related careers through demonstrations and tours.  Students under the age of 16 will need to be accompanied by a paying adult. Pre-registration is not required, but all participants (including those with zoo memberships) must check in with Career Day staff before getting their tickets at the admissions window. You can access a check-in form here to help speed things up.

Let’s make it a great day!

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