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. Published Monday through Friday – as I’m able.

Good morning! Monday. Monday. Monday. I know a lot of you might have kids starting school this week – is it the first day of school for you today? Our schools don’t start until next week. These last few days of summer will be busy with dentist and doctor appointments for the kids, carpet cleaning, school open house, and more.

We had a fun weekend. Last Friday I went to my first ever Seahawks game (first professional football game). I had to be in Seattle for an ABC television news segment on back-to-school deals and we found an amazing deal on the Seahawks tickets through Ticketmaster, so we made a night of it!  This picture is the first (and not the last) touchdown of the night. So exciting. I’ve wanted to go for a very long time. We got the tickets through ticket exchange on Ticketmaster – which I think is where season ticket holders can sell their tickets – so from what I can tell we paid only a fraction of the face value.

And speaking of back-to-school deals, yesterday we published the latest list of school supply deals at our local stores. There are still some fantastic deals to be had in terms of school supplies.

And speaking of fantastic deals. . .Sunday morning I couldn’t help but head to Goodwill for the newest sale. This week my local stores has denim buy one, get one FREE. I found a pair of jeans for EACH person in the family for $13.49 out of pocket – that’s just $3.37 a pair. They all look and feel brand new and I scored high quality brands – GAP, Lands’ End, Abercrombie and Lee Dungaree. If you’re local, the BOGO sale runs all week and is all Goodwill stores in the Olympic and Rainier region (see their Facebook page here). Did you find any secondhand deals this weekend? I’d love to hear about it!

We had our neighbors over for dinner last night. We grilled salmon that my mom caught this summer up in Alaska and I made this Israeli couscous tabbouleh salad. It went great with the fish – and I added chopped salad greens, plus a diced red and orange pepper. It was the first time I’d cooked Israeli couscous – it was something I had picked up at Trader Joe’s – the salad was so easy and so delicious I might just have to eat it for breakfast today. If you make it – don’t leave the mint out, I think that made the whole salad come together.

Whew! That was a sneak of our weekend. How was your weekend? What did you do?


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Online and Retail Sale

Vera Bradley - For two days only, get FREE shipping on orders $35 or more (August 25-26). They have some fantastic back-to-school sales going right now.  Shop Vera Bradley here.

Here are the highlights of the Target ad for the week of August 24 – 30. Save on kid’s cereal, toothpaste, chocolate, more. Plus more!

Here are the highlights of the Walgreens ad for the week of August 24 – 30. This week get FREE Vitamin water, Starbursts and Life Savers. Pick up Speed Stick for $0.24. Plus more!

Here are the Rite Aid deals for August 24 – 30. You can pick up FREE Werther’s and Paper Mate products as well as great deals on Mentos, Tresemme and more!

REI is having a Mega Deals sale with prices 50% off or more! I see some wonderful brands included in the sale – Kavu, Crocs, prAna, Lole, Eagle Creek and more. I compiled a list of my favorite deals here and I shared over on Instagram the KAVU bag that I ordered that I just LOVE. I arrived less than 24 hours from me ordering it -it’s a crazy world we live in.

REI Outlet Deal of the Day - Bear Grylls 30 Thermolite Sleeping Bag (mens) - $54.73 (reg. $109.99). Would ship FREE because it’s more than $50.

Children’s Place - TODAY only get 40% off the entire Children’s Place site with code FORTYOFF3 at checkout. PLUS you’ll find FREE shipping on all orders – no minimum! Shop Children’s Place here.

Today only, Urban Farm Magazine is available for only $8.99 per year (40% off) when you use coupon code QUEENBEE at checkout.  I’ve subscribed to Urban Farm for at least the couple years – I LOVE IT! Everything from DIY in the yard/house, backyard chickens, gardening – all topics that make for frugal living, growing your own food and raising chickens.

Over on BelleChic they have some adorable signs on sale – starting at $7.99 and all with FREE shipping! I’ve ordered from BelleChic before and they ship fast and the products are high quality! See all the signs here.

6pm.com - FREE shipping on all orders, no minimum purchase
Saucony just $39.99 or less
Calvin Klein, Jessica Howard, London Times and more just $49.99 or less
Oakley on sale now
Frye, GUESS, Jessica Simpson, Tommy Hilfiger and more Up to 70% off
Rockport, Bass, Hush Puppies and more Up to 70% off

Joe’s New Balance Deal of the Day - Men’s New Balance 770 running shoes on sale for $39.99 (reg. $94.99). Shipping is a flat $6.95

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 – Ecosmart ECO 27 Electric Tankless Water Heater, 27 KW at 240 Volts with Patented Self Modulating Technology - $360 (reg. $569). This is the BEST price this has been on Amazon and the lowest I’m seeing online.

Lil’ Rider Rescue Firefighter Wiggle Ride-On Car, Red - $29.99 (reg. $69.99), the BEST price it’s been on Amazon!

Melissa & Doug Grocery Basket - $12.99 (reg. $19.99). Super deal!

Crock-Pot SCR200-B Manual Slow Cooker, 2 Quart - $9.59 (reg. $26.99). BEST price it’s been on Amazon. Reviews are great. Maybe good for a college student? Seems like the size would be perfect and the price is great!

Big Preschool Workbook - $5.49 (reg. $12.99). BEST price it’s been on Amazon. Lowest I’m seeing online. Amazon actually has a lot of workbooks and homeschool supplies!

*Back in stock!* Amazon has Elmer’s Washable No-Run School Glue, 4 oz, 1 Bottle on sale for $0.50 cents!!! The great thing is it’s NOT an add-on item, so if you have Amazon Prime you can order just one for $0.50 and have it shipped for FREE! If you order three (3) or more you can select no-rush shipping and you’ll get a $1 Amazon instant video credit!!

Columbia Men’s Scale Up Half Zip Fleece Jacket on sale for as low as $18.32 (reg. $70). NICE jacket and this is a super deal.

My Pillow Pets Thomas The Tank Engine – Blue/Red (Licensed) to $13.99 (reg. $39.99).

Amazon has a TON of women’s Clarks shoes marked down right now – all of these pairs are 70% off or more. These make great shoes for work (if you’re in an office) and are well made shoes!

Recipes, meal planning, grocery store

Looking for some meal planning inspiration? Check out the August 24 installment of Deals to Meals - we go through the grocery ads, find the very best deals and suggest meals that you can plan with the deals. Meal planning is so important to saving money – you buy what’s on sale and build meals from your deals.

Here are the highlights of the Fred Meyer ad for the week of August 24 through 30. You’ll find Herbal Essences shampoo or conditioner for $1, two (2) liters of 7 Up for $0.75, and Ball Park hot dogs for $0.95. There’s also plenty of good produce deals, like celery for $0.59/lb.

See this week’s grocery ads here - Fred Meyer, Safeway and Albertsons and QFC deals and WinCo deals. Get the latest Costco coupon deals here.

Have a great day!

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