September 8, 2017

Rise and Shine September 8 – LEGO advent calendars are available! Nordstrom summer sale, New Balance running shoes, Hoover vacuum, 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! TGIF. . . are you ready for the weekend? We are wrapping up our first week of school and we’re looking forward to the weekend. Our air quality has improved a little bit – it’s still in the “unhealthy” category (213), but it’s much better than than what it was yesterday (290+). I’m hoping with the cold front coming in, I’m hoping it pushes some of this smoke away – because we’re all going a little stir crazy around here.

But as frustrating as air quality it does seem a small inconvenience compared to being evacuated due to fires, Harvey, Irma or even the earthquake that hit Mexico last night. So much going on in the world right now, it feels a little overwhelming, doesn’t it? Do you have any plans this weekend? I hope you’re in a safe place!

Send in your favorite crockpot recipes for our October Crock-tober series. It’s been a few years since we’ve done this series and I already received a couple of recipes that I’m excited about! Send in your favorite crockpot recipes and if I feature your recipe on the blog, you’ll get a $15 Amazon gift card! Find the details here.

Amazon just released the 2017 LEGO Advent Calendars!  Price drops on these popular sets are rare and they usually out sell out long before the holidays.  The LEGO City Advent Calendar 60155 Building Kit (248 Piece) is priced at $29.99.  The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75184 Building Kit (309 Piece) is $39.99.  And the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 41326 Building Kit (217 Piece) is $29.99.

This is the last weekend of the Nordstrom Summer Sale with deals up to 40% off.  Nordstrom always offers FREE shipping and returns.  Valid through September 10. Shop Nordstrom here.

Right now Shutterfly is offering a FREE 8×8 Hardcover Photo Book with code 1FREEBOOK at checkout.  Just pay shipping. Valid through September 12.   Shop Shutterfly here.

Online and Retail Sales

Cents of Style – Fashion Friday – Fall Kimonos & Ponchos 40% off with code FALLWRAP at checkout. Cents of Style always offers FREE Shipping. Shop Fashion Friday here.

Crocs – Free Shipping on orders $24.99 or more. Shop Crocs here.

Carter’s – 60% off jammies plus extra 25% off $50 purchase with code FALL25 at checkout.  Shop Carter’s here.

Right now is offering FREE Shipping on every order , no code needed, no minimum required.  This is valid on items sitewide – even clearance! Perfect time to get your favorite #Seahawks (or other team) fan gear!  Shop Lids here.

Through Sunday Disney Store has FREE Personalization on warm & fuzzy essentials like fleece throws (on sale for $16), jackets, costume bodysuits, robes and more with code FREEPZ at checkout.  Also shop the Almost Autumn sale with items up to 70% off.  Shop Disney Store here. – Not Our Everyday Sale with 100’s of epic deals, no coupons needed.  Earn $10 Kohl’s Cash for every $50 you spend.  Shop Kohl’s here.

Macy’s – Free shipping with $49 purchase.  Extra 20% off select items with code SHOP at checkout or $10 off $25 or more with code SHOP25 at checkout.   Shop Macy’s here.

Old Navy – Redeem your Super Cash!  If you don’t have Super Cash save 20% with code SWEET at checkout.  Card members can earn 2x points when they redeem Super Cash and use any Gap Family credit card. Shop Old Navy here.

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day – New Balance 520v3 Men’s Running Shoes – $39.99 (reg. $69.99) plus extra 40% off sitewide (not valid on clearance). Shop Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day here.

REI Garage Deal of the Day – KUHL Riot Raw Denim Pants – Men’s 32″ Inseam – $41.73 (reg. $85). FREE Shipping to store or on orders $50 or more.  Shop REI Garage Deal of the Day here.

GAP – Up to 50% off everything Kids & Baby with extra 20% off with code KBTREAT at checkout.  40% off Men & Women Styles with code FORYOU at checkout.  Earn $25 Gap Cash for every $50 spent.  Free shipping on orders $50 or more.  Shop GAP here.

And right now, you can get $5 off all 2018 Entertainment Books with FREE Shipping.  Valid through September 11.

Several Hanes Brands sites are offering FREE Shipping on orders with bra purchase.  This includes bras by Maidenform, Bali, Playtex, Hanes, Champion and more.  Lots of plus sizes included.
One Hanes Place – Bras up to 60% off, panties sale, shapewear and legwear 30% off and clearance up to 80% off. Free shipping with any bra purchase and code SHIPBRAS at checkout.
Just My Size (plus size intimates) – Bras up to 60% off, select bras 2 for $24 plus panty sale and shapewear up to 30% off.  Free shipping with bra purchase and code SHIPBRAS at checkout.
Champion – Up to 40% off sitewide and FREE Shipping on orders with sports bras with code SHIPBRAS at checkout.

The Children’s Place – 50% off Sale – all Long Sleeve Graphic Tees, Cargos, Chinos & Uniforms plus 25% off new arrivals.  FREE Shipping on every order.  Double Place Cash – $20 for every $20 you spend.  Shop The Children’s Place here.

Gymboree – Entire Store 40% off.  Shop Gymboree here.

Crazy 8 -Up to 75% off when you take 50% off markdowns.  Shop Crazy 8 here.

Lane Bryant – 30% off pants, skirts & jackets.  Shop Lane Bryant here.


Through tomorrow night, subscribe to Popular Science Magazine for only $4.95 per year (59% 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 DayHoover Sprint QuickVac Bagless Upright, UH20040 on sale for  $33.49 (reg. $79.99), BEST price. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the Day Kershaw Intellect Pocket Knife (1810) 3 In. 8CR13MOV Steel Blade with Machine Contoured Titanium Handle, Features SpeedSafe Assisted Opening with Flipper and Reversible Clip, 3.7 oz on sale for $19.99 (reg. $28.97).  This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon Deal of the DayStarting at $1 – print and digital best selling magazine subscriptions. This deal good today only, while supplies last.

Amazon just released the 2017 LEGO Advent Calendars!  Price drops on these popular sets are rare and they usually out sell out long before the holidays.  The LEGO City Advent Calendar 60155 Building Kit (248 Piece) is priced at $29.99.  The LEGO Star Wars Advent Calendar 75184 Building Kit (309 Piece) is $39.99.  And the LEGO Friends Advent Calendar 41326 Building Kit (217 Piece) is $29.99.

Kidkraft Firehouse Bookcase on sale for $58.99 (reg. $155.99), BEST price.

Jane Austen: The Complete Works: Classics hardcover boxed set on sale for $65.99 shipped (reg. $160, BEST price

Despicable Me Dancing Dave Action Figure on sale for $12.10 (reg. $38.99), best price.


Amazon has a wonderful price on these Planters Nutrition Heart Healthy Mix, 1.5 Ounce (Pack of 18) on sale for as low as $12.13  with Subscribe and Save (when you have 5 or more subscriptions in a month). Clip the 15% off coupon to drop the price to $9.99 shipped!

We recently updated our big list of the BEST Subscribe and Save deals available on AmazonAmazon 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!

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.

Safeway $5 Friday – Nabisco Snack-Saks, Supreme Grain-Free Dog Food, Skippy, Chicken, Clementines + more!

Today only, head over to the Fred Meyer website (or your favorite Kroger store) and download the coupon for a FREE Yoplait Oui French Style Yogurt, any variety (5 oz.). This is available in most stores.  The coupon expires September 24, 2017. Limit one coupon per household.

Don’t forget to play the Pass for Prizes Instant Win Game – valid through all  Kroger chain of stores (Fred Meyer and QFC locally). You can play once a day through September 23, 2017. There are over 90,000 prizes – all FREE item coupons from brands like McCormick, Hillshire Farm, Ball Park, Foster Farms, Quaker, Pepsi, Snickers, Nabisco, Bounty and more!

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.



Sunday Coupon Preview September 10 – Three Inserts; Red Plum + Smart Source

Check out this new $1 off any two Scotch-Brite Scrub Dot products (excluding 1-pack scrub sponges) printable coupon. We don’t see coupons for this product. We’d love to hear if you spot a deal using this coupon!

Check out this new printable $0.75 off any one Oscar Mayer Natural Cold Cuts product. This should make for a good deal when paired with a sale!

Head over here to print your coupons


Other Ways to Save . . .

Every Sunday we share the best deals on school supplies from our local stores and we hope they’ll help you save on you back-to-school shopping!  See best School Supply Deals for week of September 3 here. 

I’m partnering with Firefly to give away a big ole gift basket of Firefly products – head over and enter for a chance to win!

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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