October 9, 2017

Rise and Shine October 9 – Black Friday Ads 2017, Disney Store FREE shipping, GAP 40% off, Blendtec, Halloween costumes, ECCO shoes, more

photo credit: Toa Heftiba

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?!?! Did you have a good couple days? My family was in town – mom, dad and brother – so I was blessed with lots of quality family time. We had a big get together yesterday with too much food and lots of football. It was really special.

Wondering when you might see Black Friday ads for your favorite stores? Here’s when we’ve historically seen ads for Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Macy’s, Kohl’s and more.

Shop Disney Store and get FREE Shipping on your entire order with code FREESHIP at checkout.  Plus Halloween Costumes, Decor and more up to 30% off.  Shop Disney Store here.

TODAY, Gap is offering 40% off everything plus FREE Shipping (no minimum) when you use code FORYOU at checkout.  Shop GAP here.

Right now The Children’s Place has some great deals happening – Basic Denim $7.99, Puffer Jackets $19.99, 50% off Graphic Tees, Glacier Fleece, Cargos, Leggings, Uniforms, Outerwear, Sweaters, Cold Weather, Accessories, 30% off Shoes, 40% off Everything Else! FREE Shipping on every order.  Shop The Children’s Place here.

Hanes Brands Online Shops are also offering FREE Shipping (no code needed). Great deals on Hanes, Champion, Playtex, Bali, Just My Size and more.  Shop Hanes Brands Online Shops here.

Online and Retail Sales

This weekend Gymboree has FREE Shipping on every order with code WEEKEND at checkout.  Plus 40% off regular price items and extra 50% off clearance. Shop Gymboree here.

Crazy 8 also has FREE Shipping , just use code SHIPNOW at checkout. And the entire site is 50% off.  Shop Crazy 8 here.

Target  – Toy Sale – $10 off $50 or $25 off $100; Spend $30 on Halloween costumes, decor and more, get a FREE $5 gift card; home sale up to 30% off; 30% off kids’ outerwear. FREE Shipping on orders $35 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

And Vera Bradley is offering FREE Shipping on every order plus 25% off entire purchase through October 9. Shop Vera Bradley here.

Old Navy – 35% off order (discount applied at checkout) plus extra 10% off everything with code SALE at checkout. Earn $10 Super Cash for every $25 you spend. Shop Old Navy here.

Macy’s – Columbus Day Sale – Extra 20% off select departments with code STYLE at checkout or $10 off $25 with code CDAY25 at checkout. Free Shipping at $49.   Shop Macy’s here.

Cents of Style – Style Steals – Flannel & Chambray Tops $10 off lowest marked price with code FALLSTEAL at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Style Steals here.

Lane Bryant – Buy One Get One 50% off Storewide plus $25 off $75 with code OCTGIFT or cash in your Real Women Dollars. Shop Lane Bryant here.

American Eagle Outfitters – TODAY only – 30% off Jeans and Pants plus Need it Now Sale up to 60% off the collection plus 25% off shirts, sweaters, sweatshirts, jeans & pants, 30% off tees, up to 50% off shoes, accessories & men’s underwear and 60% off clearance.   Shop American Eagle Outfitters here.

Kohl’s – Friends & Family Sale – extra 20% off with code BUYNOW at checkout plus earn $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend.  Shop Kohl’s here.

Crocs – 30% off Sitewide, no code needed, discount applied in cart. Free Shipping on orders $24.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

Right now Cricut is offering FREE Shipping on ALL ORDERS when you use code FALLSHIP at checkout.  This includes purchases of machines, bundles, images, cartridges, materials and more, no minimum required.  And currently, several of the Cricut Explore machines and bundles are on sale.

Groupon has a Sam’s Club Membership offer available for NEW members starting as low as $30 with a FREE $10 e-Gift Card!

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance 420 Re-Engineered Men’s Lifestyle Shoes – $44.99 (reg. $84.99) plus Columbus Day Sale – extra 15% off and FREE Shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – Novara Conversion Bike Jacket – Men’s – $49.73 (reg. $99.50). FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.

Eddie Bauer – Everything up to 60% off plus free shipping at $49.  Shop Eddie Bauer here.

Carter’s – Columbus Day Sale – 50% off Entire Store plus Extra 20% off $40 purchase with code SETSAIL at checkout.   Shop Carter’s here.

For a short time, you can save an extra 20% off Keds full-priced orders of $50 or more when you use code NEEDITNOW at checkout.  Keds always offers FREE Shipping and now FREE Returns.

Cents of Style has these fun Halloween Raglan Tees for just $16.95 with code SPOOKYTEEat checkout.  And Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.


For a short time, you can save 20% off all 2018 Entertainment Books plus FREE Shipping with code DISCOVER20 at checkout.  Valid until October 9.

Right now at Macy’s, spend $28 on a Clinique purchase and get a FREE 7-piece gift ($75 value). Spend $55 or $75 on Clinque purchases and get extra gifts.  All beauty orders from Macy’s get FREE Shipping and Returns.

Right now when you make a $39.50 Lancome purchase from Nordstrom, you’ll get to FREE 7-piece gift ($125 value).  Three different choices available. All orders from Nordstrom ship FREE.

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 –  Blendtec Total Blender Classic, with FourSide Jar, Black to $249.99 shipped (reg. $402.99).  The only time we’ve seen it lower was for Cyber Monday and Prime Day. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day –  select Halloween costumes up to 35% off. Prices as marked.  Lots of GREAT prices. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day –  select ECCO brand Shoes for Men and Women up to 40% off. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Up to 50% Off Top Selling Smartwatches.  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Annie's Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese 6 oz. Box (Pack of 12)

Amazon has Annie’s Shells & Real Aged Cheddar Macaroni & Cheese 6 oz. Box (Pack of 12)on sale for as low as $10.08 with Subscribe and Save (when you have 5+ subscriptions in a month). Plus clip the $2 off coupon and the price drops to as low as $8.08 shipped. This is for 12 boxes of macaroni and cheese, making each box $0.67 cents!

Amazon has Colgate Cavity Protection Toothpaste with Fluoride – 6 ounce (2 Count) on sale for $2.54 with Subscribe and Save.  If you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month this drops to as low as $2.27 shipped (just $1.14 each)!


 Amazon has the Squatty Potty The Original Bathroom Toilet Stool, White, 7″ and the Squatty Potty The Original Bathroom Toilet Stool, White, 9″ priced at $18.74. This is just a dollar more than the BEST price it’s been on Amazon.

Amazon Tap

Amazon Tap – Alexa-Enabled Portable Bluteooth Speaker on sale for $79.99 (reg. $129.99), BEST price

Play-Doh Toy Fun Factory Deluxe Playset with 6 canisterson – $9.75 (reg. $21.99), best price

Board Dudes 17″ x 23″ Wood Style Framed Cork Board (CXM87) – add-on item, BEST price

Quartet Magnetic Dry-Erase Board, 17 inch x 23 inch

Also on sale is Quartet Magnetic Dry-Erase Board, 17 inch x 23 inch for $8.96, GREAT price.  NOTE:  Frame color will vary between wood, white and black.

Rubbermaid LunchBlox Kids Tall Lunch Container Kit, Blue/Orange/Green, 1866739 on sale for $4.98, add-on item, BEST price

Also on sale is Rubbermaid LunchBox Sandwich Kit, Food Storage Container, Green for $6.79, also an add-on item.

And Rubbermaid LunchBlox Lunch Bag, Medium, Black Etch, Black, (1813501) for $10.15.

Star Wars Yoda Candy Bowl Holder on sale for $25.84 (reg. $34.99), great reviews.

You’ll also find this Star Wars Darth Vader Candy Holder priced at $26.25 (reg. $34.99).


Here’s another really fun advent calendar available!  Amazon has the Disney Tsum Tsum Advent Calendar currently on sale for $29 shipped.

There is a RARE price drop on the LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75184 Building Kit (309 Piece) – down to $34.76 (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 $29.99.  And the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 41326 Building Kit (217 Piece) is $29.99.

We recently we updated our big list of the BEST Subscribe and Save deals available on Amazon. Get items added to your order TODAY and get them this month! 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

If Apple products are on your list this upcoming holiday season, check out the predictions for the best Black Friday deals on iPhone, Apple Watch, MacBook and iPad.

It’s not too early to predict which stores will have the best Black Friday deals!  This article looks at last years sales and makes predictions for this year.  What are you hoping to find in this year’s Black Friday deals?

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?!

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 on any (1) JOHNSON’S Wash, Lotion, Bath, or Shampoo (excluding trial size, 1oz ? 4oz, and gift sets)
Save $1.25 on ONE (1) Naked Cold Pressed Juice
Save $0.55 on TWO (2) Sunkist Soda, A&W, 7UP, Canada Dry or Sun Drop 2L bottles or 6-pk 7.5oz./8oz. (Reg. or Diet)*
Save $0.75 on any ONE (1) Frigo Cheese Heads Wisconsin Snacking Cheese (10ct or larger)
Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Giovanni Rana Refrigerated Pasta Item
Save $0.75 on any ONE(1) McCormick Grill Mates Rub product
Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Giovanni Rana Refrigerated Sauce Item
Save $4.00 on any ONE (1) Zantac product 24ct+ (Redeemable at CVS)
Save $0.75 on any one (1) pack of Energizer Brand Batteries
Save $1.00 on ONE (1) Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons (excludes 4 & 8 ct.) or Sport Tampons, Pads, Liners or Combo Packs (excludes 20 ct.
Save $5.00 on any ONE (1) Philips Sonicare Brush Head Multi-Pack
Save $3.00 on any* TWO (2) NIVEA or NIVEA MEN Body Wash *Excludes 8.4 oz.
Save $1.00 ONE COVERGIRL Eye Product (excludes accessories and trial/travel size)
Save $3.00 on any* ONE (1) Eucerin Body Product *Excludes trial sizes
Save $10.00 on any ONE (1) Philips Sonicare For Kids, Airfloss, or Essence+
Save $2.00 on any* ONE (1) NIVEA Creme Product *Excludes trial sizes
Save $1.00 off ONE (1) Right Guard Xtreme™ Antiperspirant Deodorant (Excludes Right Guard Sport)
Save $10.00 on any ONE (1) Philips Sonicare 3 Series or HealthyWhite
Save $2.00 on any TWO (2) Stayfree Product (excludes 10 ct.)
Save $30.00 on any ONE (1) Philips Sonicare DiamondClean Smart, FlexCare Platinum, or FlexCare+
Save $1.00 on ANY ONE (1) L’Oreal Paris Pure Clay skincare product
Save $10.00 on any ONE (1) Philips Sonicare 2 Series
Save $2.00 on any ONE (1) NIVEA Silk Mousse Body Wash
Save $0.50 on any ONE (1) Carefree Product (excludes 18, 20 and 22 ct.)
Save $5.00 ONE Crest 3DWhite™ Glamorous White, 1 Hour Express, Professional Effects OR Supreme Flexfit Whitestrips™ (excludes trial/travel
Save $1.50 on ONE (1) AXE Shampoo 12 oz. Varieties (excludes styling products and trial & travel sizes) Available at Walmart.
Save $2.00 on any TWO (2) NIVEA MEN Shave Products
Save $1.00 ONE COVERGIRL Lip Product (excludes accessories and travel/trial size)
Save $4.00 on any TWO (2) Playtex Gentle Glide Tampons (excludes 4, 8, 18 and 20 ct.)

Other Ways to Save . . .

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.

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