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.
Good morning! Well I have a little secret – we just got back from an EIGHT day road trip, driving 1,700 miles to see family in Eastern Washington, Idaho and Montana. I have so much to tell you. We had so many fun experiences – like “camping” at Glacier National Park (we saw a bear!) and checking out some landmarks. We did many frugal and FREE things along the way that I want to tell you all about. But it’s going to take some time for me to process it all, edit my photos and get them put together so they make sense. We are grateful to be home and have loads of laundry and an empty fridge. If the blog seemed a little random and sporadic this past week it was because I would be feverishly blogging whenever we had cell service (not often in Montana!). I always appreciate that you stick with me, even when I’m a little all over the place (figuratively and literally). 🙂 This was our last hurrah for the summer – my husband is a school teacher and football coach, and he starts practice this next week and school soon. Then back to the school year routine.
Driving over from Eastern Washington yesterday we stopped at Thorp Fruit and Antique Mall and I bought a 25 pound box of local peaches for $10.70 – comes out to $0.43 a pound! Great price. I gave some to our neighbor who watched our chickens, but I need to figure out what to do with the rest today. I got lots of suggestions on Facebook – many of you suggested canning, but I’m scared to try it. Ridiculous, I know. We will see what I figure out and I’ll keep you posted!
We will have new grocery ads up later today. QFC is ready and will be posted shortly after Rise and Shine this morning! Today is the last day of the Buy 5, Save $5 promo at QFC.
Sunday I posted a major round-up of the best school supply deals this week. I added ShopKo and Dollar Tree as they both seem to have good deals this week. What stores are you finding have the best Back to School bargains?
$1 off three (3) BUSH’S Grillin’ Beans
$0.55 off Joy Ice Cream Cones
$2 off any REACH Brand 2 Pack
$1 off any REACH Brand toothbrush
$1 off (1) Better Than Treats P’Nuddy Bites
$1 off any one Dingo Dental Bone
Today only, subscribe to Saveur Magazine for only $4.99 per year (74% off)! You can order up to 3 years at this price! Just enter coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout. This offer expires at Tuesday 08/13/13 11:59 PM EST
Check out the sales today over on Zulily. They have sales on New Balance (women, men and kids), dog apparel, Halloween costumes and party supplies, Thomas and Friends, Swaddle designs, ballet supplies, Lalaloopsy, Dollhouses and dolls, Retro ride-on toys, and more. Create a Zulily account here to see the sales.
Brands on sale today over at 6pm.com:
All orders ship FREE, no minimum
The Clymb is having a Warehouse sale. Yesterday I spotted Women’s Bogs for $24.98 (reg. $110) and Klean Kanteen bottles for as little as $4.98! You need to create an account here to see the sale (starts at 8 a.m. PST).
LAST DAY – Save 20% off any item from REI Outlet, now through August 13. All REI orders ship FREE to store or FREE when over $50. The 20% off discount will apply automatically at checkout to the highest priced item. Not valid on bikes, hard-top boats, paddle boards and surfboards. Limit one coupon per customer.
I post a lot of Amazon deals throughout the day. You can see the latest Amazon deals here.
Amazon Deal of the Day – Little House on the Prairie: The Complete Nine-Season Set (Complete Series + Pilot Episode) – $86.99 (reg. $149.98).
Asics Women’s Core Short Sleeve Top for $6.75, regular price is $25. This is available in sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL right now. Great reviews.
And another Amazon clothing deal – these New Balance Men’s Pullover Fleece Hoodie are as low as $16.20 (reg. $45). There are lot of colors and sizes – some cost more, but I found a LOT of the colors and sizes were just $16.20, as savings of 64% off. Reviews are great.
Amazon dropped the price on these Stride Rite SRT PS Baxter Fashion Sneaker (Toddler/Little Kid) to $15.70 (reg. $55). These go up to Little Kids size 1 and MOST of the sizes are $15.70, but some of them are more.
Philips AVENT DECT Baby Monitor with Temperature Sensor and New ECO Mode – $81.58 (reg. $149). This is the best price it’s been on Amazon!
Amazon just launched a Toy Savings Event – Amazon Mom Members with Amazon Prime can use the code TOYS2013 to save 20% on hundreds of toys.
Amazon dropped the price on 30 Kids Kindle e-books to just $1. Many of these books retail for $9.99 or more. If you’re looking to stock-up on quality books, I would check them out.
RECIPES, MEAL PLANNING, GROCERY STORES
Check out highlights from Stephanie’s shopping trip at Fred Meyer this week with the Friends and Family discount!
Check out our Recipes Master List – recipes sorted by ingredient, which can be really helpful when you are trying to menu plan based on sales. You can find this list by clicking on Recipes –> Recipes Based on Ingredient in the top menu. I hope it’s helpful for you and I hope we add lots more recipes this winter
FOR THE LOCAL NW FOLKS
Because the Seahawks scored at least one touchdown from inside the Red Zone during the last game you get a FREE Red’s Tavern Double and bottomless steak fries, with purchase of two beverages and any burger entree or entree salad all day (TODAY). This offer is available to anyone, no ticket stub required. Valid at participating Washington, Oregon and Coeurd’Alene Red Robin restaurants on Tuesdays following the Seahawks game when they score a touchdown from inside the Red Zone during the 2013 season. See more info here.
Finally we have some travel deals! Every Tuesday Groupon releases new travel deals, but we haven’t seen Pacific Northwest hotels in ages. Excited to see them for Portland, Bend, Federal Way and even White Fish!
NEW! Portland, OR – Portland Hotel with Hot Breakfast and WiFi – Best Western Inn At The Meadows – from $80/night
NEW! Bend, OR – Mountain Resort in Oregon’s Cascade Range – Seventh Mountain Resort – from $99/night
NEW! Federal Way – Best Western Plus Evergreen Inn & Suites – 1- or 2-Night Stay for Two in a Standard Room or Suite. Up to Two Kids Stay Free. Combine Up to 12 Nights – from $65 a night
NEW! Whitefish, MT – Gaynor Ranch and Resort – 2- or 3-Night Stay for Two in a Cabin. Combine Up to 6 Nights – starting at $159
Oregon State Fair tickets – Today over on Get My Perks you can get two admissions to Oregon State Fair for just $11. Plus use code queenbee and save 30% – pay just $7.70 (plus $1 ticket fee and a $2.50 online fee) for a total of $11.20!! This is valued at $22. The Oregon State Fair starts August 23, 2013. You need to create a Get My Perks account to see the offers. AND they have lots of fair offers – including 2-for-1 concert tickets!!!!
For $15 get a Couples Package to Enumclaw Pro Rodeo ($30 value)
For $30 get a Family Package to Enumclaw Pro Rodeo ($60 value)
Plus use coupon code queenbee and save 30% – which drops the Couples Package to $10.50 and the Family package to $21. You need to create a Get My Perks account to see the offers.
I’m super excited to announce that I’ll be teaching a coupon class this Thursday, August 15 at Piper’s Playground in Tumwater, Washington (818 79th Ave. Unit A, Olympia, 98501). The class goes from 6:30 to 8 p.m. and will be a great beginner-level class for those of you who want to get started couponing. Call Piper’s at 360-584-9886 to reserve your spot in this class. Cost is $5 to attend. Childcare is available with advance registration ($5 per child) – I’m excited about this, as we usually aren’t able to offer childcare and Piper’s Playground is a fun place for kids! Leave a comment if you plan on coming and maybe what you hope to learn!
Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad – Garibaldi Depot – 90-Minute Coastal Railroad Excursion (Up to Half Off). 12 Options Available – Starting at $9
Here is a SUPER deal on the Hands on Children’s Museum in Olympia, Washington. Over on Living Social you can snag admission for FIVE for just $25. Plus use coupon code
AUG10 to save $10 off your order – making it just $15. Use code SHOP15 to get 15% off your purchase. This is an amazing deal for 5 people to get into the museum.
Have a great day!
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