September 4, 2018

Rise and Shine September 4 – Royal Caribbean cruise, school starts, my birthday and so much 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! Oh friends. . . I can’t believe it’s September. Where did summer go? We just got back from a 7-day Western Caribbean cruise via Royal Caribbean. We returned Sunday night and it was our last hoorah for the summer. This is our third cruise this year (first one we earned from LuLaRoe, second one was a short one from Seattle to Canada and this one). I’m hooked! The kids love the boat, everything is paid for before you get on the boat and there are so many activities to do on the boat. This cruise went to Belize, Honduras and Mexico. See more photos on my Instagram! What are your favorite cruise routes? What’s your favorite thing about cruising?

We got back late Sunday night and spent yesterday wrapping up our back-to-school chores and picking up a Fred Meyer Clicklist grocery order! Both my kids are headed back to school today and I’m hoping they have a wonderful, safe, meaningful year. Working from home during the summer seems to get harder the older the kids get – as we want to be on the run all the time and taking advantage of all the fun things to do – so I’m looking forward to a schedule and routine again. Expect more content here this fall and more posts written by me – I’m looking forward to it!


Oh . . .and it was my birthday yesterday! I turned 38 and blows my mind that I started this little blog in my twenties. . . time goes so quickly. We went to Red Robin and I enjoyed my free birthday burger, kids ate my free birthday dessert and we used a gift card from my MIL – it was a great treat.

The Cents of Style, Two for Tuesday Deal is 2 Shirts for $22 (reg. $19.95 each). Over 30 styles available at this price in a variety of sizes. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Two for Tuesday here.

*LAST DAY* For a short time, Joe’s New Balance Outlet is offering FREE Shipping on all orders, no code needed. Plus shop the Labor Day Sale with deals up to 70% off. I’ve ordered from them before and they ship quickly and have genuine New Balance items.

Today is the LAST DAY that Joules is offering 25% off almost everything through Labor Day Weekend when you use coupon code HOORAY25 at checkout. This coupon is valid on regular and clearance priced items – all included items are marked. Valid through September 4.

Today is the LAST DAY of the Samsonite Labor Day Sale with exclusive savings and FREE shipping. Even better, you’ll get a bonus $50 discount when you spend $200 or more with coupon code EXTRA50. Offer expires September 4, 2018.

EXTENDED through today! TOMS is offering FREE Shipping on all orders. Shop TOMS here.

*EXTENDED!* Crocs Labor Day Sale and get 25% off sitewide. No code needed, discount applied at checkout. Free 2-day Shipping on orders $59.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

Love these Fall Leather Earrings  from – on sale for $11.99 (reg. $18.50) plus FREE Shipping.

Awhile ago we posted about trying 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.

TODAY only! Carter’s has FREE Shipping on all orders plus entire site 50% off plus extra 30% off orders $60 or more with code YAY30 at checkout. Shop Carter’s here.

Online and Retail Sales

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance Men’s FuelCore Rush v3 Running Shoe – $34.99 (reg. $99.99) plus FREE Shipping on all orders.  Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Outlet Deal of the Day – MPG Fuse Seamless Leggings – Women’s – $33.73 (reg. $68). FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Outlet Deal of the Day here.

LAST DAY of the Shutterfly Labor Day Sale – 50% off your order with code SAVE50 at checkout. Valid through September 4.  Shop Shutterfly here. has these State Charm Bangles on sale for $6.99 (reg. $12.99) plus FREE Shipping. has Shiplap Style Round Signs 11″ on sale for $19.99 (reg. $28.99) plus FREE Shipping. has this funny Rustic Kitchen Sign on sale for $13.99 (reg. $24.99) plus FREE Shipping. has these cute Back to School Teacher Bookmarks on sale for $5.99 (reg. $12.99) plus FREE Shipping.

Gymboree – has FREE Shipping on all orders plus Long Weekend Sale 40-75% off. Rewards members earn double points!  Shop Gymboree here.

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

Lane Bryant – BONUS DAY! Labor Day Sale – 40% off Clothing, Accessories & Sleep with code LABORDAY at checkout. Free shipping at $125.  Shop Lane Bryant here.

GAP – EXTENDED! Labor Day Event – 40% off everything (no exclusions) with code YES at checkout. Extra 10% off with code MORE at checkout.  Shop GAP here.

For a limited time, Tillys is offering an extra 50% off select clearance – no promo code needed! Valid through September 15 at 5:30 AM. Shipping is FREE with purchases of $49 or more.

 Get a Maxi Dress from Cents of Style for $19.95 (reg. $39.95) when you use code STYLE50 at checkout. Three different best-selling maxi dresses available in sizes up to 3XL. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.

Hanes – FREE Shipping on everything. Plus 50% off over 275 styles and extra 15% off clearance with code FREE15 at checkout. Shop Hanes here.

The Cents of Style – Fashion Friday Deal is 40% off NEW Cardigans added to the Cents of Style Collection with code FRIDAY40 at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Fashion Friday here.

Cents of Style, Weekly Highlight – 25% off Denim Favorites (skirts, jackets, jeans, shoes, more) with code DENIM at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping.  Shop Cents of Style Weekly Highlight here.

Eddie Bauer – 50% off everything with code SUNDOWN50 at checkout. FREE Shipping on orders $49 or more.  Shop Eddie Bauer here.

Happening now, the Nordstrom Summer Sale up to 40% off. Nordstrom always offers FREE shipping and returns. Shop Nordstrom here.

Crazy 8 – Entire Store up to 75% off plus FREE Shipping at $50.  Shop Crazy 8 here.

For a short time, Pura Vida Bracelets is offering Buy One Get One FREE on all Sale Items. No code needed. Also save 15% on Regular Priced Items with code pvbz-n2rj35 at checkout. Free shipping on orders $30 or more.

Target  – Up to 25% off sweet home sale, up to 25% off furniture, $25 off Chefman 2.6qt Digital Fryer, FREE beauty bag and samples when you spend $10 on select Garnier, FREE $15 gift card when you spend $75 on baby essentials, Extra 20% off Clearance Clothing with code SAVE20 at checkout. FREE Shipping on orders $35 or more.  Save an additional 5% with Target REDcard debit or credit card. Shop Target here.

Mixbook – Up to 50% off plus extra 10% off everything with code WKND at checkout.  Shop Mixbook here.


The Children’s Place – FREE Shipping on every order, plus 50-60% off Everything. All basic denim $7.99. Earn DOUBLE Place Cash – $20 for every $20 you spend.  Shop The Children’s Place here.

Through Wednesday, Discount Mags is running a Labor Day Blowout Sale with 250+ popular magazine titles starting as low as $4.50 per year! No coupon code is needed PLUS there are no taxes or auto-renewal. Prices are valid through September 5.

For a limited time, you can subscribe to two years of Ranger Rick Magazine for only $19.99 per year (a 62% discount). You also have the option of one year for $11.99. Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout. This is a RARE discount! This offer expires Wednesday 09/05/18 at 11:59 p.m. EST.

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 – Bushnell Falcon 133410 Binoculars with Case (Black, 7×35 mm) – $21.95 (reg. $40.95).  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Big Boss Oil Less Fryer, Graphite – $67.99 (reg. $99.99).  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Rosetta Stone [Lifetime Online/Mobile Access – Digital Code] with $10 Gift Card. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day – Save on FORTO Coffee Shots Stur Jelly Belly Drink Mixes  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon has BIC Round Stic Xtra Life Ball Point Stick Pen, Medium Point, 1.0 mm Blue Ink, 144-Count on sale for $7.20 (reg. $13.99).  This is the BEST price it has been on Amazon.  This is just $0.05 per pen or like paying $0.60 per dozen!

WOW! Amazon dropped the price on this Meccano-Erector M.A.X Robotic Interactive Toy with Artificial Intelligence to $68.58 (reg. $149.99). The BEST price it’s been on Amazon!


Amazon has a great deal on this Ker Plunk Game – Don’t Let the Marbles Fall on sale for $6.99 the BEST price it’s been on Amazon. As an add-on item, it will ship with any qualifying $25 purchase.

Amazon has Avery Shipping Address Labels for Laser & Inkjet Printers, 2×4 Labels, 100 count on sale for $1.79 (reg. $6.99). As an add-on item, this will ship with any qualifying $25 purchase. Best price!

Amazon has WowWee Untamed Raptor by Fingerlings – Stealth (Green) – Interactive Collectible Dinosaur on sale for $14.84. This is the BEST price it has been on Amazon.

 Untamed Raptor by Fingerlings Fury (Blue) – Interactive Collectible Dinosaur – By WowWee – $14.84, BEST price

 WowWee Untamed Raptor by Fingerlings – Razor (Purple) – Interactive Collectible Dinosaur for $14.84, BEST price

Untamed Raptor by Fingerlings Blaze (Orange) – Interactive Collectible Dinosaur – By WowWee on sale for $14.99, GREAT 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.


Head over here to print your coupons

Save $1.00 One (1) Package of Simply Delicious Snack Bar Dough by NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® (any size, any variety) “Redeemable At Walmart”
Save $1.00 on any TWO Kellogg’s® Fruit Flavored Snacks
Save $0.55 any ONE (1) Sensible Portions™ Snack (3.3oz or larger)
Save $0.75 any ONE (1) Success® Rice or Quinoa product.
SAVE $3.00 Off any ONE (1) STAINMASTER™ Sweep & Mop or Spray Mop Kit product
SAVE $0.75 Off any ONE (1) STAINMASTER™ Kitchen Cleaning product
SAVE $0.75 Off any ONE (1) STAINMASTER™ Carpet Care product
SAVE $0.75 Off any ONE (1) STAINMASTER™ Floor Care product

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