May 9, 2013

Rise and Shine May 9 – Budget Challenge meal plan, Costco coupons start today, gluten-free cake mix, roasted chicken recipe

Rise and Shine is my way of sitting down and having a cup of coffee with you! We talk about the new deals of the day, highlights from yesterday, and anything else that might help us save time, money or energy. I share with you what’s happening with me – and I LOVE to hear about what’s happening with you.  

Rise and shine! Good morning!


Yesterday I posted an updated Budget Challenge Meal Plan!  We are almost a third of the way through the month and we are cleaning out the freezer and using up ingredients from our stockpile. It feels so good! You can read my original post about the budget plan here and see all the related posts here.


The new Costco coupon book starts today! You can see a full Costco coupon book scan here and the after coupon prices here.

starbucks happy hour

Don’t forget through May 12, Starbucks is doing happy hour! From 3-5 p.m., all Frappuccino blended drinks are 50% off.

Current giveaways:


*Lots of NEW coupons!*

$0.50 off Heinz Ketchup Blended with Real Jalapeno
$1.00 off one Campbell’s Go Soup
$10.00 off Mega Bloks Barbie products

$1 on any one (1) all® Liquid, Powder, or mighty pacs® Laundry Detergent (excludes trial size)
$2 off any Caltrate® Calcium & Vitamin D3 Supplement
$3 off any Centrum®, or Centrum® Silver® Multivitamin (80ct or larger) or Centrum Specialist® or Centrum® Flavor Burst® Multivitamin (60ct or larger)

Find more printable coupons here



ShopKick is giving away $2 Target Gift Cards to all users. The ShopKick app is a great way to earn gift cards, especially if you shop at Target and Old Navy a lot. Get all the details, and get your $2 Target gift card, here. deals – all orders ship FREE no minimum
Shop 6PM: Betsey Johnson, Sam Edelman, Dolce Vita, Circus by Sam Edelman – Up to 60% off! (5/9-5/11)
Shop 6PM: Betula Licensed by Birkenstock up to 50% off! (5/9-5/11)
Shop 6PM: Spy – Up to 50% off! (5/9-5/11)
Shop 6PM: Catch Someone’s Eye – Sunglasses select styles $69.99 or less! (5/9-5/12)


Amazon Deal of the Day – Select Anne Klein watches are $29.99


Amazon dropped this price to it’s lowest price it’s been – the Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Plastic Spiral Vegetable for $21.25.


Betty Crocker Gluten Free Yellow Cake Mix, 15-Ounce Boxes (Pack of 6) just $16.19 with Subscribe and Save and the $6 coupon on the page. That makes it just $2.70 a box!


Amazon released a Kindle Fire Discount Code for Moms! You can save $20 off the Kindle Fire HD 7?, Dolby Audio, Dual-Band Wi-Fi with code FIRE4MOM at checkout. Kindle coupon codes are rare. It ships FREE and fast.


Amazon is having a Mom Appreciation Event – save 20% off with code BABY0513 at checkout. You can see all the eligible products here.



Nom, nom. Dinner last night was rustic, easy and yum! I roasted a quartered chicken with herbs. So simple. And since I found them in the bottom of my freezer, my out of pocket was zero – perfect for our budget challenge! We served with canned green beans and orange slices, since we are out of potatoes. 🙂  Since we have an eggplant in the fridge, shredded mozzarella cheese in the freezer and tomato sauce in the pantry  – tonight we are having Healthy Eggplant Parmesan.


Check out this shopping trip that Amy sent in. She shopped at WinCo and she scored nine boxes of cereal and 10 pounds of strawberries for just $11.32 out of pocket. Incredible. See the details here.

Grocery deals – Safeway and Albertsons and QFC deals and WinCo deals!  And don’t forget that this weekend should be the Fred Meyer Founder’s Day Sale! I have not seen the ad yet and I’m hoping we will get a sneak peek Friday.


The Grocery Outlet 20% off wine sale is going through May 12! They have this sale twice a year and it can be a great way to save on wine that is already marked down a lot!

What’s on your menu plan for this week? Check out our recipes by ingredients here – it helps when you see something on sale in the ad and need some inspiration.



Olympia, Washington – I found out Robert Allan salon has a generous referral program! Refer a friend and your friend gets $20 off their first haircut and you get a $20 gift card in the mail! I got my hair all fixed up yesterday by stylist Robert and he did a fantastic job. So tell them Heather Clarke referred you and you’ll get $20 off your first hair cut! Hair cuts start at $29 and go up to $44 depending on your stylist.  You can call Robert Allan salon at (360) 357-8622 to learn more.

Leavenworth, Washington – Adventure Inn Two-Night Stay for Two in a King Studio with Dining Credit and Wine Tasting, Valid for Check-In Sunday–Wednesday – $179 (reg. $313)

Coastal Oregon – The Inn at Face RockOne-Night Stay for Two in a Standard Room or Ocean-View Suite with a $20 Hotel Credit. Up to Two Kids Stay Free – from $99 (reg. $180)

Warm Springs, OregonFamily-friendly resort amid Oregon Hot Springs Kah-Nee-Ta Resort and Spa – from $95 (reg. $135)

Westport, WA – Westport InnOne- or Two-Night Stay for Two with Cranberry Wine. Combine Up to Four Nights – $85 (reg. $147)


Puget Sound friends – here’s a News Tribune discount! For those of you wanting MULTIPLE Sunday papers, you can get up to NINE (9) of these subscription offers. Just multiple the number of papers you want by the package price. So if you want two Sunday papers delivered each week, you’d buy either two 26-week packages for $78 or you’d pay $104 for an entire year, 52 weeks of delivery. The big bummer is this is a pre-paid offer, so you’d have to pay that up front. But the good news is this can help those of you heading to the Dollar Tree every day and spending the money anyway! Get all the details here.

Have a great day!

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