Byrd Theatre Living Social Deal

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$7 ($16 value) for two movie tickets, one large popcorn and two medium sodas at the Byrd Theatre

This showed up as a “Daily Gem” for me, making it only $5 until 3 p.m. today, July 28.

    2908 West Cary Street
    Promotional value expires December 25, 2014
    Limit 1 per customer, up to 1 additional as a gift
    Reservations required and subject to availability
    Valid for regular Byrd Theater movie tickets only
    Excludes special events or private rentals
    Must exchange vouchers at box office only; box office opens 30 minutes prior to showtime
    All services must be redeemed during a single visit by same customer
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School Supply Sales Tax Holiday 2014

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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

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Slice Savings at Cheesecake Factory

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Half-price cheesecake slices at Cheesecake Factory this Wednesday and Thursday:

    Join us for National Cheesecake Day Celebration on July 30th AND July 31st and get Any Slice, Half Price!

    Don’t forget to try our newest offering, Lemon Meringue Cheesecake, debuting in stores on July 30th!

    And while you’re there, here’s your chance to win $4,000: Enter our Say Cheesecake Contest on July 30th and July 31st by snapping a photo with your cheesecake slice! Grab more information and pre-register now:

    Find your local Cheesecake Factory here:

    Offer valid July 30th and 31st. For dine-in only. Only one slice per guest. Must be present. Valid in US & Puerto Rico restaurants only.

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“I Scream” Weekend Deals

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Daily Deal Richmond has some 50% off deals for local fro-yo:

    $10 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt and Donuts at Goin’ Bananas Frozen Yogurt and Donut Hut (6919 Patterson Avenue)
    $10 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Yapple Frozen Yogurt (3131 West Cary St)
    $10 for $20 Worth of Frozen Yogurt at Menchie’s of White Oak Village (4501 S Laburnum Ave Suite 510)

The obvious possible drawback is that the whole amount has to be used in one visit, so makes the most sense if you’re feeding a crowd! Also, expirations vary from 30 to 90 days.

Not in the mood for ice cream? There are Krispy Kreme and Carytown Cupcakes Groupons available too.

Sam’s Club – $45 for a One-Year Sam’s Club Membership, $20 Gift Card, and Free Fresh-Food Vouchers ($91.23 Total Value)

The Clothes Rack – Both locations are 50% off Friday and Saturday (2618 West Cary Street and 6780 Forest Hill Avenue)

Reminder: Sidewalk sale on the Avenues on Saturday

Heads up: Half-priced cheesecake slices at Cheesecake Factory next Wednesday and Thursday!

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Cheap Date Idea: Walking RVA

My husband Brad and I aren’t big dinner daters – planning a babysitter and bedtime plus the cost of meals (and wine!) tend to deter us on all but the most special occasions

Last week we dropped the boys off with a friend and spent a morning exploring Byrd Park and Cary Street neighborhoods on foot. I have trouble walking and photographing simultaneously, but here are a few pictures from our journey:

footbridge over the Downtown Expressway
downtown expressway footbridge
downtown expressway
boulevard exit sign
uptown community garden
Light of Human Kindness wall at the old GRTC bus depot
light of human kindness wall
rva mural project cary street
sidewalk in Byrd Park
byrd park neighborhood

So taking a walk in a new place isn’t exactly revolutionary, but don’t underestimate it in date value! You get exercise, conversation, and entertainment (all free), and see things about your city you miss when driving. (You still have to arrange childcare, but I’ve found that tends to be easier and/or cheaper during the day) With any luck or a little prior planning, you’ll run across a coffee shop, ice cream parlor, farmer’s market, or other establishment where you can grab a treat, too!

Obviously, walking WITH kids works great too (as long as yours aren’t in the awkward “too big for strollers, too tired for long-distances” stage like ours are). You need a sturdy stroller for non-walkers because city sidewalks tend to be uneven.

What walks do you recommend? What about your favorite cheap date?? (Comment here or on Facebook)

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The F.R.E.E. List July 25-27

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

Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts free musical 42nd Street plays Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings, Free Flashback concert at Pocahontas State Park ($5 parking), Blue Bee Cider celebrates a birthday, and there are outdoor movies(500) Days of Summer at Quirk Gallery, Thor, The Dark World at Hotchkiss Park, and Despicable Me 2 at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center. SPARC’s SummerStarz touring ensemble will be performing All Shook Up at the Children’s Museum, Hanover Arts and Activities Center, and Dogwood Dell on Thursday and Friday.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page. Click on the title to expand the details about each event.

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FREE Shakes & $1 Hot Dogs Tomorrow

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Arby’s is celebrating its 50th anniversary – print a coupon for a FREE 12oz Jamocha shake on July 23!

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$1 All-American and Chili Cheese Dogs at SONIC all day on July 23rd for National Hot Dog Day (no coupon needed)

P.S. Thursday July 24th is Free Tea Day at McAllister’s Deli</a>

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Sidewalk Sale on The Avenues

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Businesses along Patterson, Libbie, and Grove Avenues will hold their annual sidewalk sales this Saturday, July 26, 2014, starting at 9 a.m.

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Krispy Kreme Groupon

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Krispy Kreme$8.50 for two dozen Original Glazed or assorted doughnuts (a $16.98 value) OR $19.50 for five dozen Original Glazed or assorted doughnuts (a $42.45 value). Expires 30 days after purchase

Also $11 for $20 Worth of Thai Cuisine at Elephant Thai Short Pump

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Redskins Training Camp starts Thursday

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The Redskins Training Camp returns to Richmond this Thursday, July 24 through Monday, August 11, 2014. The camp is located behind the Science Museum of Virginia (2401 West Leigh Street)

Admission to training camp practices is free to the public. Go to the Redskins site to print your training camp passes; tickets for Fan Appreciation Day and the joint practices with the New England Patriots will be assigned via (free) lottery. Practice dates are subject to change without notice (especially in the event of inclement weather). Gates will open at 8 a.m. and close at 6 p.m. Fans are encouraged to visit for up-to-the-minute information.

    2014 Redskins Training Camp schedule:
    Thursday, July 24 – 8:35 a.m. Practice / 4:10 p.m. Walkthrough
    Friday, July 25 – 8:35 a.m. Practice / 4:10 p.m. Walkthrough
    Saturday, July 26 – 8:35 a.m. Practice / 4:10 p.m. Walkthrough
    Sunday, July 27 – 8:35 a.m. Practice / 4:10 p.m. Walkthrough
    Monday, July 28 – 8:35 a.m. Practice / 4:10 p.m. Walkthrough
    Tuesday, July 29 – No Practice. Camp Closed.
    Wednesday, July 30 – 8:35 a.m. Practice / 4:10 p.m. Walkthrough
    Thursday, July 31 – 8:35 a.m. Practice / 4:10 p.m. Walkthrough
    Friday, Aug. 1 – 8:35 a.m. Practice / 4:10 p.m. Walkthrough
    Saturday, Aug. 2 – Fan Appreciation Day–10:35 a.m. Practice
    Sunday, Aug. 3 – No Practice. Camp Closed.
    Monday, Aug. 4* – 8:35 a.m. Practice / 4:10 p.m. Walkthrough
    Tuesday, Aug. 5* – 1:35 p.m. Practice
    Wednesday, Aug. 6* – 8:35 a.m. Practice
    Thursday, Aug. 7 – No Practice. Preseason Game vs. Patriots at FedExField, 7:30 p.m.
    Friday, Aug. 8 – No Practice. Camp Closed.
    Saturday, Aug. 9 – 2:15 p.m. Practice
    Sunday, Aug. 10 – 8:35 a.m. Practice / 4:10 p.m. Walkthrough
    Monday, Aug. 11 – 8:35 a.m. Practice / 4:10 p.m. Walkthrough

    * Team scheduled to practice jointly with the New England Patriots

The Redskins will also host a Fit Fest at the Convention Center on August 2-3 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, featuring players and coach appearances, free health tests & screenings, family friendly sports and fitness activities and more.

Fans are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during practice, overlooking the practice fields. No bleachers are available on-site. Bon Secours Washington Redskins Training Center visitors can walk around designated areas outside the practice fields to watch their favorite players.

The City of Richmond will offer a variety of parking options for Redskins fans during training camp. All parking facilities will be $7. A list of available parking lots provided by the City of Richmond can be found at

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