May 21, 2018

Rise and Shine May 21 – Our cruise experience, LuLaRoe American Dreams, Gymboree FREE shipping, Macy’s Pop-Up Sale, Pioneer Women, Gluten-Free Living, Coleman Camping Gear, Explorer K2 Kayak, 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 just got back Friday from a 4-day cruise! We have never cruised as a family before and it was so much fun. Our kids (ages 7 and 10) had a BLAST. . . my daughter said it was “even better than Disneyland!” – which I didn’t expect but I think I would agree.  They loved the kid’s club, the dining (they could order anything they wanted!), the movies, ice skating show, the magician, exploring the cities we visited – it was a wonderful family vacation. I hope to put together a post about why we liked it so much. I think we’ll be cruising again in the near future!

This weekend was Mr. Queen Bee’s birthday! We had a family barbecue last night and spent the weekend catching up on life. I went grocery shopping at Fred Meyer on Saturday morning – the Founder’s Day sale  – I love this sale! So many great bargains, check your local store.

If you’re looking for American Dreams: A LuLaRoe Collection – I get my boxes in tomorrow! I’m so excited. Check out our Facebook group here.

Fantastic deals today from Gymboree – FREE Shipping on every order plus Extra 20% off with code SUMMER at checkout! This is on top of already great deals like markdowns up to 75% off, 50% off Americana and New Arrivals, 30% off Jurassic World Collection and more.  Shop Gymboree here.

GAP is kicking off summer with some fantastic deals – Everything up to 50% off (no exclusions) plus FREE Shipping and an extra 20% off online with code PARTY at checkout.  Shop GAP here.

TODAY only! New York & Company has FREE Shipping on every order plus Buy More Save More up to 50% off.  Shop New York & Company here.

We’ve mentioned before, but we LOVE LOVE LOVE the t-shirts from Cents of Style – soft material, sized well and generous fit into plus sizes. Right now you can get Cents of Style Patriotic Tees for $16.95 (reg. $24.95) with code 4STYLE at checkout. Six different styles available in sizes from Small – 2XL. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Style Steals here.

You can also save 40% off select favorite Cents of Style Tees with code TEELOVE at checkout. Styles starting at $10.17 after coupon. And Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.

And get 30% off The Be Kind Collection t-shirts and sweatshirts from Cents of Style with code BOLD34 at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Bold and Full Wednesday here.

*LAST DAY* Discount Mags is having a great Employee Discount Magazine Sale this weekend – with select titles as low as $3.87 per year. No discount code is needed at checkout. This sale runs through Monday, May 21, 2018.

Online and Retail Sales

Macy’s – Ultimate Pop-Up Sale with FREE Shipping at $49.   Shop Macy’s here.

REI – Anniversary Sale with deals up to 30% off!   Shop REI here.

REI members can save 20% off any one REI Outlet item and 20% off any one full-priced REI item. Just use code ANNIV18 at checkout for the discount!  Valid through May 28.

For a short time, get 2 Star Wars Furry Friends from Build-a-Bear for $45! Plus shipping is FREE on orders $45 or more. Valid through May 23.

*LAST DAY* The High Sierra Weekly Steal is the High Sierra Ultimate Access 2.0 36″ Drop-Bottom Wheeled Duffel for $99.99 (reg. $280) plus FREE Shipping.

Crazy 8 – Memorial Day Sale – 50% off Entire Site.   Shop Crazy 8 here.

Target  – Women’s Swim on sale starting at $12. Plus lots of other great deals happening:
– Memorial Day Sale – up to 30% off home plus extra 15% off furniture & rugs with code HERO at checkout
– Memorial Day Sale – up to 30% off patio plus extra 15% off with code HERO at checkout
– Save 20% off LEGO
– Cloud Island Sale – adorabble things for baby & nursery
FREE Shipping on orders $35 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

Shutterfly – 50% off Hardcover Photo Books and 40% off Everything Else. Use code DADSNGRADS at checkout. Valid through May 23.   Shop Shutterfly here.

Cents of Style – Fashion Friday – 40% off Tropical Best Sellers – beach blanket, kimonos, hats, jewelry, shoes and more with code TROPIC40 at checkout. And with every purchase you’ll get a FREE drink floatie! Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Fashion Friday here.

For a short time, ebay has Buy One Get One 50% off adidas shoes and clothing for the whole family plus all items qualify for FREE Shipping. No code needed, discount taken at checkout. Items starting as low as $9.99 shipped.

Carter’s – Memorial Day Sale – 50% off Entire Site.  Shop Carter’s here.

The Children’s Place  60% off Summer Apparel, no exclusions, plus FREE Shipping.  Shop The Children’s Place here.

The Cents of Style, Weekly Highlight Deal is 20% off Slide Sandals with code SLIDE20 at checkout – styles starting under $12! Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Weekly Highlight here.

We recently tried out DreamCloud Mattress, which claims to be the best sleep money can buy with their 15″ blend of latex, tufting and coil technology, memory foam and hand-craft Cashmere. I’m completely sold. I just love it. And even though I can’t ever imagine returning this mattress, DreamCloud does have a 365-night Trial and Everlong Warranty – how wonderful is that? DreamCloud is so sure of their product, they will give you a full year, 365 nights, to try it and decide if this is the right mattress for you! If you don’t love it, they will remove the mattress and refund your money. And less than 3% of DreamCloud customers return their mattress. While most mattress companies only offer a 10-15 year warranty, the DreamCloud Mattress has the Everlong Warranty. DreamCloud Mattress construction and materials is guaranteed for the full life of use by the original owner! If you’re in the market for a new mattress, I recommend checking them out. Right now you can save $200 on any size DreamCloud Mattress, no code needed (it should apply automatically), prices as listed. And all orders ship FREE.

Ebay has this 100pc Hand Crafted Wooden Train Set Triple Loop Railway Track Kids Toy Play Set on sale for $30.02 (reg. $89.99) plus FREE Shipping. Love that it’s compatible with other wooden train sets like Brio, Thomas and more.

Mixbook – Up to 50% off + 10% off with code MIX18 at checkout.  Shop Mixbook here.

Also check out the High Sierra Clearance section – prices up to 60% off, no code needed.  Shop High Sierra here.

Right now at Macy’s, spend $35 on a Lancome purchase and customize a FREE 6-piece gift (up to $97 value). Spend $70 get extra gifts (up to $175 value).  All beauty orders get FREE Shipping.

During the month of May, we have coupons to save you up to 50% off select styles of Crocs. Codes are specific to each style (see below for details) And coupon codes are stackable in the same order! Additional colors available on all styles. Shipping is FREE on orders of $24.99 or more. Valid while supplies last or until May 31.
– Crocs Women’s Kadee – $19.99 (reg. $34.99) when you use code KADEE43 at checkout.
– Crocs Duet Clog – $24.99 (reg. $44.99) when you use code DUET44 at checkout.
– Crocs Patricia – $22.49 (reg. $44.99) when you use code PATRICIA50 at checkout.

These Crocs styles up to 50% off with coupon as well:
– Crocs Athens Flip Flop – $19.99 (reg. $34.99) when you use code ATHENS43 at checkout
– Kids’ Crocs Bump It Clog – $14.99 (reg. $29.99) when you use code KIDSBUMPIT50 at checkout
– Crocs Women’s Swiftwater Wave – $19.99 (reg. $39.99) when you use code SWIFTWATERWAVE50 at checkout

Right now at Nordstrom, spend $28 on a Clinique products and get choose a FREE gift ($75 value).  Nordstrom always offers FREE Shipping. There are 2 gifts to choose from.

Through Tuesday, you can subscribe to The Pioneer Woman Magazine for only $12.99 per year(45% off)! You can order up to 2 years at this price. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.

Through Tuesday, you can subscribe to Bicycling Magazine for $4.99 per year (90% off). You can order up to four (4) years at this price! Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.

Through June 1, 2018, you can subscribe to Gluten-Free Living Magazine for only $12.99 per year (75% off)! You can order up to three (3) 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 Day Up to 40% off Coleman Camping Gear. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day –  Intex Explorer K2 Kayak, 2-Person Inflatable Kayak Set with Aluminum Oars and High Output Air Pump on sale for $58.99 (reg. $146.99), best price.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day –  Anker Nebula Capsule Smart Mini Projector on sale for $248 (reg. $349),best price. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Save on Umbrellas and Lounge Chairs.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Save big on Orbit Irrigation Products. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Little Tikes Build-a-House – $149.59 (reg. $199.99), BEST price

Lavish Home Closet Organizer with 6 Shelves – $14.99 (reg. $34.99), Best price!

Thermos Stainless King 40-Ounce Beverage Bottle, Cranberry for $21.80 (reg. $35), best price

Bumkins DC Comics Waterproof SuperBib 2 Pack, Superman (6-24 Months) marked down to $7.99 (reg. $12.99). Best price!

Chefman Electric Pressure Cooker 9-in-1 Programmable Multicooker is currently on sale for $59.99 (reg. $79.99), BEST price

Garmin Edge 520 Bike Computer on sale for $199.99 (Reg. $299.99), BEST price.

Circuit Cubes Bright Lights Educational Stem Learning Toy Kit, Multicolor – $34.25 (reg. $59.99), BESt price

SmartLab Toys Ultimate Secret Formula Lab – $20.94 (reg. $40), BESt price

Italian Origins 15-Inch Jumbo Pizza Stone and Rack with Jumbo Pizza Cutter on sale for $12.57 (reg. $24.99), BEST price

Char-Broil Classic 280 2-Burner Liquid Propane Gas Grill marked down to $74.95 (reg. $129.99), BEST price

LEGO BrickHeadz Go Brick Me Kit (708 Piece) – $23.99 (reg. $29.99), BEST price

Audubon Red Barn Combo Seed Bird Feeder marked down to $14.40 (reg. $26.99), best price

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 30365 Kid Safe Over the Ear Headphone w/ Volume Limiter on sale for $9 (reg. $14.99), pennies more than the best price

Happy Camper Two Person Tent by Wakeman Outdoors, Green – $13.68 (reg. $39.99), BEST price

Arctic Zone Titan 30 Can Insulated Sport Tote, White – $23.99 (reg. $29.99). Best price!

SKLZ Pro Mini Basketball Hoop, Glow In The Dark marked down to $15.46 (reg. $34.99), 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.


Check out this new high value coupon for $3 off any one OxiClean Laundry Detergent <– direct link! You can use this coupon to pick up bottles of detergent for $0.99 each at Walgreens and Rite Aid this week!

Check out this $7 off any two Schick Disposable Razor Packs printable coupon.

Head over here to print your coupons

Save $1.25 any ONE (1) Boudreaux’s Butt Paste® product
Save $1.00 Any TWO (2) BRISK 12oz 12pks Or THREE (3) BRISK 2Ls
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) UNCLE BEN’S® Whole Grain Brown Rice Product
Save $1.50 on any TWO (2) UNCLE BEN’S® ORIGINAL CONVERTED® Brand Rice Products
Save $0.50 on any ONE (1) Frigo® Cheese Heads® Cheese and Meat Combo Packs (8ct or larger)
Save $1.00 on any TWO Keebler® Club® Crackers (8.8 oz. or Larger, Any Flavor, Mix or Match)
Save $1.00 on any TWO Kellogg’s Frosted Flakes®
Save $1.50 on any ONE (1) Blue Bunny® 46/48oz Ice Cream carton
Save $1.00 any ONE (1) Dramamine® product 8ct or higher
Save $2.00 Any ONE (1) Nexium 24HR®
Save $1.00 on ANY One (1) Nature’s Bounty® Vitamin
Save $1.50 on any ONE (1) TUMS® Chewy Bites, TUMS® Chewy Bites with Gas Relief or TUMS® Sugar Free 28 count or larger
Save $3.00 on ONE (1) Nasacort® Allergy 24HR 60 Spray
Save $0.75 on any ONE (1) TUMS® 28 count or larger
Save $5.00 on (1) Osteo Bi-Flex® product
Save $1.50 any ONE (1) Little Remedies® product
Save $3.00 any ONE (1) Digestive Advantage Product
Save $5.00 ONE (1) Nexium 24HR® 28CT or 42 CT
Save $2.00 any ONE (1) Dramamine®-N product
Save $0.50 On ONE (1) OxiClean™ Pretreat Spray, Gel Stick, or Foam Product
Save $3.00 on any ONE (1) OxiClean™ Laundry Detergent
Save $1.00 ONE Cascade® ActionPacs™ Dishwasher Detergent 30 ct or higher (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 ONE Cascade® Dishwasher Detergent AND ONE Cascade® Rinse Aid (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 on ONE (1) Persil® ProClean® Power-Liquid® or Power-Caps® Laundry Detergent (excludes 6 loads or less trial/travel sizes)
Save $1.00 on any (1) NEOSPORIN® First Aid Product (excludes trial size)
Save $5.00 TWO (2) boxes of Clairol® Hair Color (excludes Color Crave, Temporary Root Touch-Up, Age Defy, Balsam and Textures & Tones)
Save $0.50 on any (1) Value BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandage or BAND-AID® Brand of First Aid Product (excludes trial and travel size)
Save $4.00 Buy any 1 DenTek Floss pick ($2.99 or higher) get any 1 DenTek Ultimate Comfort Pick 42ct FREE (Up to $2.99) (Available at
Save $4.00 on any TWO (2) Coppertone® products 5oz. or Larger
Save $1.00 any ONE (1) Simply Summer’s Eve™ product
Save $3.00 any ONE AXE HAIR Styling product (excludes trial & travel sizes)
Save $2.00 ONE (1) box of Clairol® Hair Color (excludes Color Crave, Temporary Root Touch-Up, Age Defy, Balsam and Textures & Tones)
Save $0.50 any ONE (1) Clear Eyes® product 0.3oz or larger
Save $5.00 on ANY TWO (2) Garnier® Olia® Hair Color products
Save $2.00 on any (1) BAND-AID® Brand HYDRO SEAL™ Bandage Product (excludes trial size)
Save $1.50 any ONE (1) Monistat Complete Care® product
Save $2.00 ONE (1) box of Clairol® Temporary Root Touch-Up Hair Color
Save $1.75 any ONE AXE HAIR product (excludes trial & travel sizes)
Save $1.00 on any (1) Premium BAND-AID® Brand Adhesive Bandages Product (excludes HYDRO SEAL™ Bandages and trial/travel size)
Save $3.00 any ONE (1) Clear Eyes Pure Relief® product
Save $4.00 on two (2) 4lb or smaller bag of Purina® Beyond® Brand Dry Dog food, any variety
Save $3.00 on one (1) 12 ct variety pack of Purina® Bella® Wet Dog Food
Save $0.85 get one (1) 3.5 oz tray of Purina® Bella® Wet Dog Food FREE (up to $0.85)
Save $1.00 on four (4) cans of Purina® Beyond® brand wet dog food, any variety
Save $2.00 on one (1) 6lb or smaller bag of Purina® Beyond® Brand Dry Cat food, any variety
Save $1.00 on five (5) cans of Purina® Beyond® brand wet cat food, any variety
Save $2.00 on one (1) 4lb or smaller bag of Purina® Beyond® Brand Dry Dog food, any variety
Save $4.00 on two (2) 6lb or smaller bags of Purina® Beyond® Brand Dry Cat food, any variety
Save $2.00 on one (1) bag of Purina® Bella® Dry Dog Food, any size any variety

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  1. I would love to know which cruise you went on. My husband and I enjoyed taking cruises before having kids and would love to take them on one some day. We are in the Seattle area.

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