Weekend Deals – Segg Hunt, Clothes Rack, Krispy Kreme

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River City Segs Segg Hunt

    River City Segs wants to extend its everyday goal of engaging people with Richmond, its art, businesses, and history in a fun way with the “2014 Easter Segg Hunt”! It was such a big hit last year, we had to bring it back. FREE GIFTS ARE GOING TO BE LEFT ALL OVER RICHMOND FOR 3 DAYS STRAIGHT!!!

    Over Easter weekend (Fri. April 18th – Sun. April 20) River City Segs will be hiding HUNDREDS OF EGGS (hopefully thousands) all around Richmond. Clues of their locations can be found on Twitter using #SeggHunt14 and on the River City Segs Facebook page. ANYONE can participate FOR FREE; you DO NOT have to be riding a Segway to participate.

The Clothes Rack – 50% off entire store at both stores Friday & Saturday

Krispy Kreme – Coupon for $3 off a dozen donuts (Expires May 1)

New Kent Winery – $8 for wine tasting for 2 ($16 value) (8400 Old Church Road, New Kent)

Ironfish – $20 for $40 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks (3061 Lauderdale Dr)

Karaikudi Indian Cuisine – $10 for $20 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks (Suite 706 & 707 201 Towne Center W Boulevard)

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The F.R.E.E. List April 17-20


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

For your Easter weekend, there is Dominion Family Easter at Maymont on Saturday (free entrance, fees for activities) and Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue Sunday afternoon, as well as an Earth Day Global Sounds Concert at UR and the Punjabimela Indian festival.

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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Flying Squirrels Savings and Yard Sale Selling Tips on More Bang for Your Buck

Last week, I filmed two segments for NBC12′s More Bang for Your Buckif you’re new to the site because you saw them, welcome!.

(Here’s a little more about Richmond Bargains and me.)

“Save more at Flying Squirrels games” (here is my blog post about the Flying Squirrels deals)

“Tips to make your yard sale successful” I have some strong opinions on yard sale signage, in case you couldn’t tell :)

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Spring Richmond Restaurant Week

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Restaurant Week returns April 21-27, with $25.14 prix-fixe meals at eateries around RVA.

Check out the menus on Richmond.com and make your reservations pronto.

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Fee Free National Park Days

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This Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, will be fee free days at national parks to celebrate the start of National Park Week.

    Virginia national parks with entrance fees waived:
    Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
    Assateague Island National Seashore
    Colonial National Historical Park
    George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park
    Manassas National Battlefield Park
    Petersburg National Battlefield
    Prince William Forest Park
    Shenandoah National Park
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2014 Kings Dominion Discount Admission

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Kings Dominion celebrates 40 years of theme park fun this year! The single-day gate price is $64 (ages 3 to 61 AND 48″ tall or taller) and $41 (ages 3 to 61 AND under 48″ tall or ages 62 and above.) Ages 2 and younger are free. Parking is $15 per vehicle for regular parking or $20 for preferred.

Usually, plan to buy tickets online before you go to get the best deals. *There is a $5.99 transaction fee per order (not per ticket) online* Here are some codes and promotions to save on Kings Dominion admission during the 2014 season:

    Kings Dominion Discount Codes – There are always discount codes available to shave $25 or more off the gate price – check RetailMeNot for some of the current codes. (WAKEMED should get you $38 tickets any day this season, JOECOOL14 is valid for $39 tickets through June 8, JDRF04 will get you $33 tickets valid between June 28 and July 14) To redeem, enter the code in the “Enter Promo” box at the top right-hand corner on Kings Dominion’s website.

    Parks and Recreation Days – Henrico County no longer participates in this program, but you can purchase discount tickets online through Virginia Recreation & Park Society for $33 tickets on selected days during the season, or $40 anytime.

    Everyone’s a kid – Everyone pays the kids price of $41 when you buy your tickets online for any day the park is open between now and June 15th. You must choose your visit date at checkout

    Pass Holders Bring-A-Friend – Season Pass holders can save friends $25 off a Regular General Admission ticket every day of the season, for up to six guests. There are also special “Bring-A-Friend Days”:
    Mother’s Day (May 11) – $16
    Father’s Day (June 15) – $16
    Memorial Day (May 26) – $25
    July 3, 4, 5 – $25
    Labor Day Weekend (August 29-Sept 1) – $25
    September 14, 20 & 21 – $25

    Military Days – Join us May 24-26 & July 4-5 as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D.

Last year there was also a Kings Dominion Living Social deal offered in June and September for 50% off tickets, which I will post about if it returns!

16000 Theme Park Way
Doswell, VA 23047
(804) 876-5000

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Tax Day Deals – Sonic and Arby’s

Tax Day is tomorrow, 4/15 -

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Sonic Drive-In has Happy Hour all day, with half-price drinks and slushes (no coupon needed)

Arby’s has a printable coupon for free snack size curly fries (Thanks Anita!)

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RVA Spring Break Activities

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Happy spring break week to public school kids!

If you’re looking for free or cheap things to do next week, Short Pump Town Center will have a petting zoo, Maymont has some free performances (plus baby goats!), Henrico County has activities planned at Three Lakes Nature Center and Meadow Farm, churches and civic groups have Easter Egg hunts, and libraries offer an assortment of indoor options.

P.S. Henrico Residents remember that registration for free Summer Blast camps opens Saturday at 8 a.m.!

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The F.R.E.E. List April 10-13

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

The *must do* free event on Saturday is Civil War & Emancipation Day:

    This year’s Civil War & Emancipation Day provides free admission to all of the more than 25 participating sites and activity centers and offers an array of informative walking tours and presentations.

    Options include (full calendar of activities):

    Richmond Times-Dispatch Go! Discover Walking Tour featuring the Liberty Trail. Walkers will travel along the Canal Walk to Lumpkin’s and the African Burial Grounds, the State Capitol, and residential neighborhoods of Court End, Jackson Ward, and Monroe Ward. Approximately 5 1/2 miles. 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. All participants should gather at the American Civil War Museum at Historic Tredegar at least 15 minutes prior to the start of the guided walk. Registration encouraged.

    Watch cannon making demonstrations (and firings!), enjoy song and dance performances, watch Stavna perform “Angels of our Nature” ballet, and take a free Canal Boat ride. The day offers expanded opportunities to learn more about Richmond’s history and its role in the Civil War and Emancipation.

    Admission to most sites and performances is free. Reservations are required and fees do apply for the Civil War Sampler Bus Tour and special exhibits at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts. Free shuttle transportation begins at 9:30 a.m. on April 12, from the American Civil War Center and the Virginia Historical Society. Look for VCU RamCharter buses with “Civil War Day” on the marquee. Drop offs are at the GRTC stops closest to the historical sites. The last shuttle runs begins at 5 p.m. Follow the shuttle’s location; shuttles will appear as blue tracking dots on the website map. Park once and ride for free as you participate throughout the day.

But there’s more! Check the calendar…

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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2014 Flying Squirrels Ticket Deals and Promotions

Baseball is back in RVA starting Thursday! Our family loves attending Flying Squirrels games. Single game tickets cost $7 for Gold Level, $8 for Silver Level Reserved (Thursday through Sunday, or $7 for other weeknights), and $11 for Diamond Level. Parking in the lot costs $3.

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Here is the full list of 2014 Flying Squirrels promotions and giveaways. Some highlights:

    Mondays – McDonald’s Mondays (Get “2 for 1″ Tickets with a McDonald’s receipt)

    Wednesdays – Wash ‘Em Down Wednesday’s (Happy Hour Drink Specials) From when the gates open until an hour after the first pitch of the game is thrown! (Last year this was $2 beers, don’t know if 2014 pricing is the same)

    Thursdays – Thursday Night Fireworks Series

    Saturdays – Saturday Night Fireworks Series (at nine of the eleven games)

    Sundays – Kroger Squirrel Tails Kids Club The Squirrel Tails Kids Club is a free club for newborns to 14. Members can receive a free general admission ticket and ice cream item on Sundays, all season long! You can register online and pick up your free ticket(s) at the Kids Club table on Sundays.

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(Banner from 2013 season)

Seniors 60+ are eligible for “Silver Squirrels,” which for $25 provides admission to 10 Tuesday homes games, a t-shirt, and a free concessions gift at each game. You can check out other ticket packages here.

Score an “A” Free Ticket Program – For every “A” on your current K-12 report card during the 3rd and 4th marking period you will earn a FREE General Admission ticket to a regular season Richmond Flying Squirrels game! Each “A” on your report card is good for one ticket per game-if you receive 8 A’s then you’ll receive 8 General Admission tickets to 8 different games! Receive your free tickets by bringing your report card to our Front Office or Box Office! Ticket is good for student only. Free tickets are based upon availability. (Kids may also be eligible for a free ticket through their school’s Go Nuts for Reading! Program)

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Cheap Seats – What’s up with the “Ollie’s Cheap Seats” banner way down the third base line? Tickets in section 217 are available each game for $4. (You can purchase online – look for the “$4.00 – Ollie’s Seats” option – but there’s a $1.50 convenience charge for each.)


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