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August 22nd, 2012 by RichmondBargains

rita's midlothian

The Frugal School Supply Challenge may be over, but here’s another reason for picking up those great school supply bargains:

Beginning Monday August 27th, receive a FREE regular size ice at Rita’s when you donate any new school supply! Promotion runs through Friday, August 31st, and is valid at both Rita’s Midlothian locations.

It’s that time of year again… School is almost back in session!! We are ready to help our area schools with your help!
Bring in any NEW school supply and we will give you a FREE Regular Sized ICE!! At the end of the week, we will donate all the supplies to area schools in our community!

Notebooks, Backpacks, Glue, Pens, Pencils, Scissors, Folders, Binders, Crayons, Markers, Paper- whatever the kids can use in school!

Monday, August 27th thru Friday, August 31st we will be collecting donations at both Midlothian locations!!

Midlothian Village Square
13826 Village Place Drive
Midlothian, VA 23114

Clover Hill Shops
13918 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

August 4th, 2011 by RichmondBargains

tax holiday

This weekend (August 5-7) is the School Supply and Clothing Tax Holiday in Virginia

During this three-day period, purchases of qualifying school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax. Retailers may also choose to absorb the tax on other items during the holiday period, but they are responsible for paying the tax on those items to the Department of Taxation.

A complete list of eligible items is available on the website. While the tax holiday only saves you 5%, many retailers offer additional sales during tax-free days!

    Short Pump Gap30% off the entire store, Thursday through Monday. Simply use your smart phone to show you are a Short Pump Gap facebook friend or email ShortPumpGap@gmail.com to get a printed coupon.

    Both Once Upon a Child (Midlothian and West Broad locations) and Kid-to-Kid Glen Allen are offering 15% off all clothing, in addition to the tax savings

Watermelon Festival – Look for sales and promos at Carytown retailers this Sunday during the festival. World of Mirth will have a big Sidewalk Sale

Ben FranklinGrand Opening Celebration includes $10 large Yankee Candles and $.19 craft paints

[next Monday] bbgbSidewalk sale: bring it to our first-time/last-time sidewalk sale, august 8-13. we’ll have paperbacks for a buck and hardbacks for a fiver! we think it’s a perfect way to spend your summer pocket money, don’t you?

August 20th, 2010 by Alison

4 bloggers, 40 dollars, and $500.01 worth of school supplies collected for the Fulton Hill Neighborhood Resource Center! Wow!

Eleanor from Saving Our Way, Tiffany from Young and Frugal in Virginia, Stephanie form Coupon Clipping Mommy and myself began the RVA Blogger School Supply Challenge five weeks ago with $10 to buy as many school supplies as we could.

And it turned out to be a lot! Here is what $500 in school supplies looks like:

school supply bags

I actually “won” the challenge, with $163.63 worth. However, it was a tight race!

school supply badge

What I acquired with my $9.97:

    22 1-subject notebooks
    20 packages of 10-ct black pens
    14 boxes of 24 Crayola crayons
    8 boxes of 10-ct pencils
    8 highlighters
    8 glue sticks
    6 packs of filler paper
    6 boxes of 10-ct Crayola markers
    3 composition books
    3 bags of 12-ct eraser caps
    3 poly binders
    3 wooden rulers
    3 acrylic rulers
    2 folders
    1 bottle of Elmer’s glue


Total Retail Value: $163.63

school supplies

A few thoughts and observations:

-First, I LOVE being a deal shopper because it enables me to get more for my money while simultaneously giving more away!

-Some school supply items (like crayons, pens and notebooks) got better sales and coupons than others (like zippered pencil bags, scissors and composition books). While I could have saved even more money spending my whole budget on pens and crayons, I did try to include some other items requested by school supply lists as well.

-Related: Since we were judging winner by who got the most retail value for $10, it did bias me away from Walmart, where “regular” prices are lower. Plus, the more expensive stores, like grocery stores and office supply stores, offered better super sales in hopes of attracting families doing back-to-school shopping and who will purchase additional non-promotional items.

-When you’re using coupons to pay pennies for school supplies, tax definitely becomes a factor; it ate up $1.28 of my budget. I did try to take advantage of tax-free weekend

-I got the most mileage out of Kroger’s school supply Catalina deal – all the crayons and markers and most of the pens were bought rolling Catalina coupons into the next transaction. Almost $100 worth. The other stores I shopped at were Target, Office Depot, Office Max, Martin’s and Walgreens.

-Finally, it was a fun challenge! I enjoyed working towards a goal and had a blast meeting up with my terrific fellow bloggers last night. We have already decided to tackle another charity project!

Want more photos? Check out recaps at Saving Our Way and Coupon Clippin Mommy

July 20th, 2008 by Alison

Staples kicked off the season with some one cent deals a couple of weeks ago, but cheap school supplies can be found advertised almost everywhere this week. If you don’t count the price of gas driving around to get in on all the deals, you could stock a backpack for pennies. (All prices good through 7/26 unless otherwise noted)

Walgreens:
$.05 2 Pocket Folder w/ad coupon (limit 5)
$.05 5-pack Paper Mate mechanical pencils w/ad coupon (limit 3)
$.05 Mini composition book w/ad coupon (limit 4)
$.05 Penway highlighter w/ad coupon (limit 3)
$.29 Filler paper 130 or 150 sheet w/ad coupon (limit 3)
$.39 Bic Brite Liner Highlighters w/ad coupon (limit 3)
$.19 Wood or flexible Penway ruler w/ad coupon (limit 3)
$.19 10-pk #2 pencils w/ad coupon (limit 3)
$.19 2-pack pink or 15-pack cap erasers
$.10 White Posterboard w/ad coupon (limit 5)
Free after EasySaver Rebate – 2 pack Pilot G2 Gel Ink pen (on sale for $1)
Free after EasySaver Rebate – 8 pack Classic Crayola markers (on sale for $2)

Staples:
$.05 12-pack cap erasers (limit 2, through 7/23)
$.05 2-pocket paper folders (limit 10, through 7/23)
$.05 6″ plastic protractor (limit 2, through 7/23)
$.25 1/2″ and 1″ plastic binders (limit 4)
$.99 5-pack Pentel R.S.V.P. ballpoint pens (limit 2)
Free after $1.99 rebate – 10 pack Zebra Cadoozles .7 mm mechanical pencils

Office Depot:
$.01 Translucent 2-pocket poly portfolio (limit 10)
$.15 Notebook filler paper 150 sheets (limit 5)
$.50 1″ Vinyl binder (limit 5)

Walmart:
$.05 70-sheet notebook
$.22 Elmer’s 4 oz glue or 2-pack glue sticks
$.22 Crayola 24-pack crayons
$.50 Composition book
$.88 Crayola 12-pack colored pencils
$.88 Crayola classic 10-count thinline or broad markers
*Remember Walmart will match competitor’s prices on the same product if you bring the ad along

September 1st, 2016 by RichmondBargains
free lewis ginter admission labor day

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden will host Genworth Free Community Day on Labor Day, Monday, September 5. All visitors to the Garden receive free admission 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Regular admission is $8-$13)

The free admission includes one of the last chances to see the award-winning Nature Connects®: Art with LEGO® Bricks exhibit which ends September 18. A record number of people have visited the Garden to see these sculptures created with half-a-million LEGO bricks. Free admission also includes entrance to the popular Butterflies LIVE! exhibit and for players of Pokemon Go, the Garden will be purchasing lures to increase the number of Pokemon at the Garden on Labor Day. The Garden is also partnering with the Lakeside Business Association as a collection site on this day for donations of school supplies benefiting Lakeside Elementary School

meadow farm event
Other Labor Day weekend events: Richmond Jazz Band concert at Pocahontas State Park ($7 parking), First Fridays Art Walk on Broad, Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory at The Byrd ($2), Hanover Food Truck Carnival at Harley Davidson, Batman vs Superman at Henrico Theatre ($1), and Open Studio Sunday and First Friday concert at VMFA.


If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

August 3rd, 2016 by RichmondBargains

When is Virginia's sales tax holiday?
Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend in Virginia is coming up this weekend, August 5-7, 2016.

During the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.

In addition to the specific items exempted, retailers may also choose to offer other items “tax-free” by paying the sales tax themselves during the holiday.

frugal school supply challenge
School Supplies, Clothing, and Footwear:
Qualified school supplies – $20 or less per item
Qualified clothing and footwear – $100 or less per item
Detailed list of school supplies, clothing and footwear

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items:
Portable generators – $1,000 or less per item
Gas-powered chainsaws – $350 or less per item
Chainsaw accessories – $60 or less per item
Other specified hurricane preparedness items with a sales price of $60 or less per item
Detailed list of hurricane preparedness items

Energy Star™ and WaterSense™​ Items:
Qualifying items carrying either the Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ label with a sales price of $2,500 or less purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
Qualifying Energy Star™ items include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators
Qualifying WaterSense™ items include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories such as aerators and shower heads, toilets, urinals, and landscape irrigation controllers
Detailed list of Energy Star™ and WaterSense™​ items

walmart school supplies

August 1st, 2015 by RichmondBargains

When is Virginia's sales tax holiday?
So this year’s Virginia school supply tax holiday (August 7-9) comes with a bit of a twist:

    “Legislation enacted by the 2015 General Assembly combines Virginia’s three existing sales tax holidays into one three-day holiday beginning the first Friday in August at 12:01 a.m. and ending the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. This year’s sales tax holiday is August 7-9.

    That means that during the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.

    In addition to the specific items exempted, retailers may also choose to offer other items “tax-free” by paying the sales tax themselves during the holiday.”

In the past, hurricane preparedness was held in May and Energy Sense in October.

Overview of Exempt Items:

School Supplies, Clothing, and Footwear:
Qualified school supplies – $20 or less per item
Qualified clothing and footwear – $100 or less per item
Detailed list of school supplies, clothing and footwear

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items:
Portable generators – $1,000 or less per item
Gas-powered chainsaws – $350 or less per item
Chainsaw accessories – $60 or less per item
Other specified hurricane preparedness items with a sales price of $60 or less per item
Detailed list of hurricane preparedness items

Energy Star and WaterSense Items:
Qualifying items carrying either the Energy Star or WaterSense label with a sales price of $2,500 or less purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
Qualifying Energy Star items include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators
Qualifying WaterSense items include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories such as aerators and shower heads, toilets, urinals, and landscape irrigation controllers
Detailed list of Energy Star and WaterSense items

August 1st, 2014 by RichmondBargains

free long john silvers

Long John Silvers – Saturday August 2 from 11 am to 3 pm. Free fish and fries, dine-in or carryout, no purchase necessary

Reminder: Tax-Free Weekend on school supplies and clothing August 1-3. Related promotions:

    Chick-fil-A Westchester Commons is collecting new school supplies for YMCA’s Bright Beginnings program through August 4. 3 items = 1 FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich. One item includes any of the following: 24-pack crayons, 3-pack glue sticks, b&w composition notebook, 2-pocket folders, school glue, safety scissors
    – At Short Pump Town Center, receive a $10 gift card when you bring your same day receipts from August 1-3 totaling $150 or more to Guest Services.
    Clean Closet Consignment Sale starts Saturday (Creeks at Virginia Center, 9986 Brook Road, Glen Allen)
    Kid-to-Kid Glen Allen – Stock up on everything you need for back to school at up to 80% off retail, pay no sales tax, plus take an additional 15% off when you shop August 1-3! Not good with other offers. Tax free on qualifying items only
    Indigo Avenue women’s consignment – Everything in the store will be 15% OFF this Friday August 1st until Friday August 8th

Free & cheap weekend events

July 28th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

tax free virginia
This weekend, Friday August 1 through Sunday August 3, “purchases of qualifying school supplies selling for $20 or less per item, and purchases of qualifying clothing and footwear selling for $100 or less per item will be exempt from sales tax” during Virginia’s school supply and clothing sales tax holiday.

Full list of items that qualify for exemption

August 21st, 2013 by RichmondBargains

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events free admission unless noted.

There’s a “Paint the Walls” Pre-Party for September’s RVA Street Art Festival being held tonight 5-8pm at 2501 W Cary St where attendees can tour the site pre-festival, and take part in creating a collaborative mural. The pre party event is FREE and will include food trucks, local beers and tons of mural prints, posters, shirts, and other swag for sale. Best of all, proceeds from the festival benefit Art 180.

THURSDAY

Summer Sounds: Deuce – Thursday 4-8pm; in front of Sur La Table near the Panera Bread Entrance, Stony Point Fashion Park
Rock and Pop

Summer Concert Series: Marna & Macy – Thursday 6-8pm; Main Plaza, Short Pump Town Center
Country duo

Exploring Disunion: History, Memory, and Virginia’s Civil War Legacy – Thursday 6-7:30pm; Lecture Hall, Library of Virginia
Join us for a panel discussion based on the New York Times: Disunion, a collection of essays, biographies, and original articles on the American Civil War. Panelists include Dr. Edward Ayers, president, University of Richmond; Clay Risen, editor, New York Times Disunion blog; Lauranett Lee, curator of African American history, Virginia Historical Society; Robert H. Moore II, editor, Cenantua’s Blog; and Ed Sanders, head of interpretation, Richmond National Battlefield Park. The panel will explore how we remember the war; its meaning for Virginia; and its effects on civilians, women, merchants, and enslaved and free blacks. This program is presented by the Library of Virginia in partnership with the Future of Richmond’s Past. For more information, call 804-371-2126.

FRIDAY

Summer Sounds: LEGGZ – Friday 4-8pm; in front of Sur La Table near the Panera Bread Entrance, Stony Point Fashion Park
Rock, Motown, Oldies

Project Yoga Richmond – Friday 5:45pm; Belvedere deck, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
FREE, all levels, beginner-appropriate, family-friendly yoga class up on the VMFA’s beautiful Belvedere deck atop the Sculpture Garden. When to arrive: 5:45 pm or earlier to check in. Class is 60 minutes. All participants will be required to sign in prior to class. Where to park: In the VMFA parking deck (there is a fee), or for free, on the street anywhere that it’s allowed around the museum. What to bring: Your mat, water, a towel, and a friend! Sunscreen and sunglasses strongly recommended! It gets hot, so be prepared with water and willing to take breaks when necessary. A very limited number of mats will be available to borrow.

Stuff the Bus (school supply donations) – Friday 6-9pm; New Life United Methodist Church, 900 Old Hundred Road, Midlothian
Free family festival with games, music and more. Admission is any new school supplies

Movie Night at Robins Stadium: Wreck-It Ralph ($5) – Friday 7-9pm; Robins Stadium, University of Richmond
Gates open at 6:30. Free for Spiders Kids Club members, which costs $5 to join. Must RSVP by today – call 804-289-8518

SATURDAY

Summer Sounds: Tammi Kamin Band – Saturday 4-8pm; in front of Sur La Table near the Panera Bread Entrance, Stony Point Fashion Park
Full Flavor Rock

River City Barn Dance – Saturday 4-9pm; Hardywood Park Craft Brewery, 2408 Ownby Lane
It’s time for the next installment of the River City Barn Dance! Here’s the schedule:
4-6 PM- Square Dance hosted by RVA Squares! All steps are taught as you go, so no experience is necessary! Called by Grant Hunnicutt, with a live string band playing great dance tunes!
6:30-7:30- Gina Dalmas & The Cow Tippin’ Playboys from Norfolk! High energy indie honky tonk! www.ginadalmas.com
8-9- Your River City Barn Dance hosts, Andy Vaughan & The Driveline! RVA’s favorite real country, honky tonk, and western swing band will keep you moving ’till closing time!

purple martins

Purple Martin Festival – Saturday 6-9pm; 17th Street Farmer’s Market
Come experience this unique urban event with us. Witness as thousands of Purple Martins swarm down into the Bradford Pear trees next to Richmond City’s 17th Street Farmers’ Market! Shockoe Bottom is home to one of the only known urban bird festivals where onlookers are able to experience the phenomenon of Purple Martins rushing to roost in the heart of a city! Bring your family and friends, learn more about Purple Martins, cool off with purple gelato, Informational and Vendor Booths or stop by the local restaurants around the Farmers’ Market for dinner and a Purple Martini! Don’t miss this unique, local, natural wonder and family-friendly event!

Movies Under the Stars: Here Comes the Boom ($2) – Saturday 8-10pm; Shepherd Stadium, 901 Meridian Avenue, Colonial Heights
Grab a blanket/chair and spend Saturday nights watching movies under the stars on a 26-foot screen in Shepherd Stadium. Tickets can be purchased in advance or at the gate. Cash only at the gate. Advance Ticket packages: $15.00; includes 4 admittance tickets, 4 hotdogs, 4 drinks, & 1 popcorn. No outside food or beverages. Concessions available for purchase.

SUNDAY

Summer Sounds: Dixie Power Trio – Sunday 1-5pm; in front of Sur La Table near the Panera Bread Entrance, Stony Point Fashion Park
Blues, Cajun, Rock

Where the Trail Ends – Sunday 1:30pm; Byrd Theatre
Do you like movies? Do you like FREE movies? Richmond MORE and Ride Kore are proud to bring you both! Come join us at the The Byrd Theatre & Foundation on Sunday 8/25 at 1:30pm for a FREE screening of RedBull’s mountain bike epic, Where the Trail Ends. This is free to all and we encourage everyone to come out. Even if your not into bikes, you will be after watching this incredible movie.

Dancing with the Band: Richmond Concert Band – Sunday, 6:00pm – 7:30pm; Agecroft Hall, 4305 Sulgrave Rd
The Richmond Concert Band will be performing on Agecroft’s front lawn. Guests are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnics for this special free concert. For more information on the concert, callers can contact the Richmond Concert Band at (804) 737-3767.