November 13, 2017

Rise and Shine November 13 – How was your weekend? Disney planning, Magformers, Cent of Style charm necklaces, Macy’s One Day Sale, Trampolines, Contigo travel mugs, 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! I went to see Garth Brooks on Saturday – it was incredible! I had no idea how much I would love it, but I did. Yesterday I took my daughter thrift shopping and running some errands – we found a couple treasures and it was a lot of fun.

Maybe it doesn’t make sense to ALWAYS have a Disney Vacation planner, but here are FIVE scenarios when it’s a MUST!

Today only, Amazon has select Magformers toys up to 40% off. Lots of BEST prices. While supplies last.

Today only, the Cents of Style – Style Steal are these Charm Necklaces for just $11.99 (reg. $24.95) with code CHARMSTEAL at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Style Steals here.

Happening now – Macy’s One Day Sale – Free Shipping at $25, great sale prices and earn $10 Macy’s Money for every $50 you spend.  Shop Macy’s here.

Great deals from GAP – 40% off with code STYLE at checkout plus FREE Shipping with code ITSFREE at checkout. Earn $25 Gap Cash for every $50 you spend.  Shop GAP here.

Today is the LAST DAY that Carter’s has FREE Shipping on every order plus extra 25% off $50+ purchase with code EXTRA25 at checkout.  And Jammies are 60% off. Shop Carter’s here.

Gymboree also has FREE Shipping plus online deals starting at $5. Shop Gymboree here.

And get FREE Shipping from Crazy 8  with code LETSPARTY at checkout. Plus 50% off hundreds of styles.   Shop Crazy 8 here.


It’s always so fun to get a sneak peek of the Black Friday Ads and many Black Friday ads have already been released and we are adding to this list daily! We’ll be highlighting some of our favorite ads and pulling out the best deals in other posts, but here is our big list of the currently available Black Friday 2017 Ad Scans.

Online and Retail Sales


Cricut – 10% off Cricut Air 2 or Air machine (including bundles) plus FREE Shipping with code NOVEMBAIR at checkout.  Shop Cricut here.

REI Garage – extra 20% off one item from REI Garage with code GEARUP20 at checkout.  This is an additional 20% off the already discounted prices offered from REI Garage. FREE Shipping to store or on items $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage here.

For a short time is offering 20% off AncestryDNA – get it for just $79 (reg. $99).  This is a great discount!  Getting your AncestryDNA is an easy process – order your kit online today, once you receive it you send in a sample of your saliva and within a few weeks receive your DNA results.  With your DNA results you’ll receive  a breakdown of your ethnic mix across 26 regions/ethnicty and the ability to connect with others in the AncestryDNA network who share your DNA. The process is private and secure and at any time you can choose to download raw DNA data and have your results deleted from AncestryDNA.

We love the great deals available during the Kohl’s Black Friday Sale!  We also realize that it isn’t the only place to grab these awesome deals.  This list has details of Kohl’s Black Friday Deals (including final price after Kohl’s Cash) and gives you links to those same products on Amazon for you to compare and possibly shop!  We’ve found Amazon has many of these items close in price without having to wait for Black Friday or fight crowds or hoping the item doesn’t sell out online.

Crocs – LAST DAY! 25% off Sitewide (discounts applied in cart). Free Shipping on orders $24.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

Robeez – LAST DAY! 25% off all Boots with code BRRRR at checkout.  Free shipping on orders $50 or more. Shop Robeez here.


For a short time, Timberland is offering 25% off select styles plus FREE 3-Day Shipping and FREE returns. You can also find great deals in the Timberland Sale Section.

ThinkGeek – LAST DAY! 40% off 50+ items. Shipping is a flat rate of $6.95 or FREE on orders $75 or more.  Shop ThinkGeek here.

REI – Gear Up Get Out Sale up to 30% off. Shop REI here.

Disney Store – select Black Friday deals now, with more coming all week long!  Shop Disney Store here.

Target  – 30% off curtains, 30% off carseats, 20% off select LEGO items plus FREE gift with $24.99+ LEGO purchase, up to 20% off cold weather clothing, 20% off Christmas trees and Philips holiday lights and more. FREE Shipping on all orders through December 24. Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here. – NFL Sale – 25% off select team headwear and apparel. FREE Shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Lids here.

Lane Bryant – Buy One Get One 50% off Apparel, Accessories, Shoes & Sleep. $25 off $75, $50 off $150 or $75 off $225 with code NOVGIFT at checkout.  Shop Lane Bryant here.

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

Lands’ End – 40% off regular price items with code WALNUT and pin 7199 at checkout.  Shop Lands’ End here.


Through November 30, Joe’s New Balance Outlet is offering an $1 Shipping on all orders with code DOLLARSHIP at checkout.  Every day Joe’s New Balance Outlet offers a new Deal of the Day with a popular New Balance shoe at a discount price.  And some of the VERY best deals on the site are found in the FINAL MARKDOWNS. They have New Balance shoes and clothing for the whole family on sale.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance Fresh Foam 822v3 Women’s Cross Trainer – $39.99 (reg. $99.99) plus 40% off running shoes & 60% off apparel. $1 shipping with code DOLLARSHIP at checkout.  Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day –  FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.

Hearth & Hand with Magnolia Collection is now available at Target! FREE Shipping on ALL orders through December 24.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

There is a brand new Sam’s Club Membership offer that is especially great for parents of young kids! Join Sam’s Club and get a FREE $5 gift card and $45 in instant savings when you buy 3 participating Huggies, Pull-Ups or GoodNites products! Membership cost is $45/year and you’ll receive a $5 Sam’s Club e-gift card and get Instant Savings offers loaded to your card.  This offer valid through December 31.  Plus you can get a look at the Sam’s Club Holiday Preview Book 2017 here.

For a short time, you can save $10 off all 2018 Entertainment Books plus FREE Shipping with code TENOFF at checkout.  Valid until November 14.  Entertainment Books are available for locations nationwide and contain thousands of 2-for-1 and up to 50% off discounts and coupons for fine & casual dining, local attractions, shopping, travel & more.  These are great if you are planning a vacation or just want to get out and enjoy more while close to home.

Eddie Bauer – Verterans Day Sale up to 60% off.  Shop Eddie Bauer here.

The Children’s Place – Entire Site 50% off plus FREE Shipping.  Double points and double rewards.  Shop The Children’s Place here.

Discount Mags is running their Big Stock Up Sale this weekend- All magazines work out to be $1 or less per issue. No discount code is needed at checkout. This sale runs through Monday, November 13.

Through Tuesday morning, you can subscribe to Family Handyman Magazine for  $6.50 per year (83% off)! You can order up to three (3) 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 Day – Up to 40% off select Magformers toys. Lots of BEST prices.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Save up to 40% off Select JumpSport SkyBounce Trampolines. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – 30% off Select Sports Nutrition products.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Save on Contigo Byron SnapSeal vacuum insulated stainless steel travel mugs.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Save on Holiday Laser Motion Lights. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Save big on JBL speakers.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

CamelBak Kids Mini M.U.L.E. Hydration Pack w/ Crux Reservoir on sale for $36.99 (reg. $50), BEST price

The Santa Clause- 3 Movie Collection

The Santa Clause: 3 Movie Collection – $17.99, BEST price

Pure Leaf Iced Tea, Sweet Tea, 18.5 oz bottles (Pack of 12) for as little as $7.46 with Subscribe & Save (when you have 5 or more subscriptions).  That works out to $0.62 per bottle!


Amazon has Dixie Everyday Paper Plates, 10 1/16 Inches, 44 Count (Pack of 5) on sale for $11.89 shipped with Subscribe and Save (when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month).  That’s just $2.38 per package!


Amazon has this NFL Women’s ’47 V-Neck Scrum Tee (Seattle Seahawks) as low as $13.51 (reg. $38)! The reviews on this shirt are awesome. Size M – XL are all sizes are under $17. They have other teams on sale as well.


Swimline 90628 Giant Black Swan Ride-On Pool Float on sale for $12.08, GREAT price

VTech Kidizoom Smartwatch DX2 on sale for $34.99 (reg. $59.99). This is the best price it’s been and reviews are great!

Coleman Carlsbad Fast Pitch 6-Person Dome Tent with Screen Room to $138.12 (reg. $199.99), BEST price

Chef Craft, 5-Quart, Deep Colander, White, 11 by 5 inch – $2.34 (reg. $7.99), add-on item, BEST price


We are updating our BIG list of the Best Amazon Toy Deals daily, so don’t miss out! We try hard to make this the MOST comprehensive list of Amazon toy deals online. Updated when we see big price drops on toys, this list features the very best Amazon toy deals!

There is a RARE price drop on the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75184 Building Kit (309 Piece) – down to $31.99 (reg. $39.99).  This is the 2017 LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar and the BEST price it has been on Amazon.  This popular set usually sells out long before the holidays.  The other LEGO Advent Calendars for 2017 are available as well – these usually out sell out long before the holidays.  The LEGO City Advent Calendar 60155 Building Kit (248 Piece) is priced at $46.99.  And the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 41326 Building Kit (217 Piece) is priced at $19.99.

We recently updated our big list of the BEST Subscribe and Save deals available on Amazon. Amazon Subscribe and Save deals are a fantastic way to buy groceries, health items, diapers, cleaning products, household items and other consumable products – at great discounts, often beating my local stores, even with clipping coupons.

Black Friday Previews


In case you missed it – the Walmart Black Friday ad has been posted!  We will be posting the best deals online when they go live, but here are a few of our favorites:

We are super excited that the Target Black Friday 2017 ad is now available! We will definitely post Target Black Friday deals as they go live online, but here are some of the best deals we are currently seeing in the Target Black Friday 2017 ad:

One of our favorite stores for Black Friday deals is Kohl’s and just last week, the Kohl’s Black Friday ad for 2017 was released! We will be highlighting all the best deals when they go live online as well, but here’s a sneak peek at a few of the deals we are loving:

The JC Penney Black Friday ad has been posted! We will definitely be featuring these deals when they go live online, but here are a few of the great deals to look forward to:

The Best Buy Black Friday ad has been released and we were excited to find out that Best Buy is offering FREE Holiday Shipping

Fred Meyer has come out with their Black Friday ad! We’ve scoured the ad to find the highlights for you. They’ll be opening Black Friday at 5am (November 24) and they’ll have free coffee, juice, and donuts up for grabs!  Here’s the BEST deals we found in the Fred Meyer Black Friday ad.

Black Friday deals will be coming at us soon!  Some stores love to start the sales super early and others are opting to close on Thanksgiving.  Here’s a list of stores that we expect to be CLOSED on Thanksgiving this year!  What’s your opinion on stores open on Thanksgiving?!

REI is once again choosing to close on Black Friday as part of their #OptOutside campaign. Will you be joining them and opting out of Black Friday shopping?

Ebay isn’t messing around with deals on just Black Friday – instead there will be ebay deals for Black November! Starting November 6, find deals including Marshall Bluetooth Speaker, Fisher-Price Imaginext, Dyson Hair Dryer, DeWALT Drill, Samsung Washer & Dryer, Hunter Boots, Acoustic Guitar, ASUS Gaming Laptop, discount gift cards and more.

Wondering what the HOT toys will be this upcoming holiday season? Here are the predictions for the top 10 toys for Black Friday 2017.

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.


Head over here to print your coupons

Save $1.00 ONE Luvs® Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 ONE Pampers® Baby Dry Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 ONE Pampers® Swaddlers Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 ONE Pampers® Cruisers Diapers (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $1.00 ONE Pampers® Easy Ups Training Pants (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $2.00 off any (1) AVEENO® Baby Product (excludes travel and trial sizes)
Save $2.00 when you purchase any TWO (2) bottles or multi-packs of VOSS® Still, Sparkling or Flavored Sparkling Water
Save $0.50 on ONE Dragone® Cheese Product
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) PLANTERS® Products
Save $1.00 On Any ONE (1) Jar of Pearls® Specialties Olives
Save $1.00 on any TWO Murray® Ginger Snaps Old Fashion Ginger Cookies
Save $0.50 on ONE Treasure Cave® Cheese Product
Save $1.50 any TWO (2) bags of Cooked Perfect® Meatballs
Save $2.00 on any TWO Kellogg’s® Special K® Protein Meal Bars and/or Protein Shakes
Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) Luden’s® products (25ct or higher) (Available at Walmart)
Save $7.00 any one (1) Nexium® 24HR 42ct
Save $2.00 any one (1) Nexium® 24HR
Save $1.50 any ONE (1) Chloraseptic® (15ct or higher or 1oz or larger) (Available at Walmart)
Save $1.00 ONE Gillette® System Razor (excludes Disposables)
Save $8.00 on any ONE (1) Abreva® Cream Tube Twin Pack
Save $3.00 ONE (1) select Cetaphil Body Moisturizer (8oz. Or larger), includes DailyAdvance Lotion, Moisturizing Cream and Moisturizing
Save $3.00 on any ONE (1) package of POISE® Pads
Save $5.00 off any (1) Men’s or Women’s Rogaine® product (2ct or larger)
Save $1.00 ONE Gillette® Disposable Razor 2ct or larger (excludes Sensor 2® 2ct and Daisy® 2ct)
Save $5.00 ONE Crest® 3DWhite™ Glamorous White, 1 Hour Express, Professional Effects OR Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips™ (excludes trial/travel
Save $0.50 on any purchase of ONE (1) Brut® Fragrance, Antiperspirant or Deodorant
Save $3.00 on any (1) RoC® Anti-Aging Product (excludes travel and trial sizes)
Save $3.00 on any (1) BIC® Soleil®, BIC® Flex® or BIC Hybrid 3 Comfort® Disposable Razor Pack (excludes trial and travel sizes)
Save $2.00 ONE Pantene® Shampoo AND ONE 3 Minute Miracle Conditioner (excludes 6.7oz and trial/travel size)
Save $0.75 ONE Tampax® Radiant Tampon Product 16 ct or larger (excludes trial/travel size)
Save $3.00 TWO Gillette® Disposable Razor Packs (2ct or larger) (excludes Daisy® 2ct)
Save $1.00 ONE Tampax® Pearl Product 18 ct or larger (includes Pearl Active) (excludes trial/travel size)

Other Ways to Save . . .

The annual Starbucks Buy One, Get One FREE Holiday drink promotion returns November 9 – 13 from 2 to 5 p.m..This offer is valid on hot, iced and blended drinks at participating locations.  Participating holiday beverages include: Gingerbread Latte, Peppermint Mocha, Eggnog Latte, Chestnut Praline Latte, Caramel Brulée Latte, Holiday Spice Flat White, and Teavana Joy Brewed Tea.

Northwest Trek Wildlife Park is offering half off general admission to each visitor who brings two or more items of non-perishable food through November 19. Northwest Trek is open Fridays through Sundays from 9:30 a.m. – 3 p.m..  All of the food donations collected at the wildlife park’s Main Gate during November will benefit the Emergency Food Network, a Pierce County-based nonprofit. Last year this program raised a whopping 3,691 pounds of food. That’s enough to feed eight families of four three meals a day for a whole month.

Make sure you’re a member of our official Queen Bee Facebook group – we’ll continue to use this group to post deals and to help you be save money and time! If you’re not on Facebook (or don’t prefer groups, you can still sign up for our email newsletters – which include Rise and Shine, Amazon deals, etc.

Let’s make it a great day!

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