Vacation (and deals)

Hi y’all, I’m taking a blog vacation through the end of August to work on some other projects – I’ll see you around Labor Day!

I’m telling myself I won’t post anything. If I run across any deals I can’t resist sharing, it’ll probably be through Facebook or Twitter ;) Likewise, you can let others know about bargains on the Facebook page!


In the meantime, here are some deals and events to get you through…

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    Moe’s Richmond – Order through our app or online between 8/19/14 and 8/22/14 and receive a free burrito with a regular drink purchase. Use the promo code: FREE. Available at Richmond, Glen Allen, and Mechanicsville locations.

    Mellow Mushroom – Celebrating 40 years with “Way Back Wednesday” celebration on August 20: $2.50 small pizzas, $.30 Cokes, $.75 beers

    RVA Sandwich Week – August 25-31, 2014: $5 signature sandwich deals at 26 Richmond-area restaurants

    Tuckahoe Library Book Sale

    Kids Consignment Sales – Fancy Pants Richmond will be Aug 26-28

Events: (Full calendar)

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Tuckahoe Library Used Book Sale, Summer 2014

Time again for the Friends of the Tuckahoe Library Used Book Sale – next Friday and Saturday, August 22 & 23, from 10am to 4pm both days.

Note: Adult books for sale Friday and Saturday; Children’s books will be sold SATURDAY ONLY.

1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229-4564
(804) 290-9100

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Weekend Deals –

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Chesterfield Berry Farm – For a limited time in August, Chesterfield Berry Farm Market, located in Brandermill Market Square, will be giving away tickets for 5 FREE Pick your own pumpkins that can be used at the Farm during our 2014 Fall Festival Season. These tickets will be free with any $20 or more purchase at CBF Market. This will be separate from any other free special going on that day posted on cbf facebook. This is a great deal, up to $30 value depending on the pumpkins you choose.from the field. Don’t miss this great savings! Get your free pumpkins before they are all gone… Limited amount of tickets. While tickets last. Only one ticket per person, per day.Has no cash value. They are not for resale.

Tickles & Giggles Children’s Consignment SaleAugust 15-17 (Ashland)

    Presidential Business Park
    323 Business Lane
    Ashland, Virginia 23005

    Public Sale:
    Friday: 1pm to 8pm
    Saturday: 8am to 6pm

    50% Off Sale
    Sunday: 8am to 2pm

Henrico County Rabies Vaccines – The Henrico County Division of Police will offer rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. Pet owners must register and make their payment at the cashier’s office in the Administration Building before seeing a veterinarian on the first level of the adjacent parking deck. Each vaccine costs $10 and must be paid in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be in carriers. Henrico dog licenses will be available for $10, for a one-year license, and $15, for a three-year license. Officers will be available to discuss license options and vaccination requirements. For information, call the Animal Protection Unit at (804) 727-8801 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Richmond SPCA – Take Two adoption promotion: You can adopt any two felines for one adoption fee through the end of this month.

Reminder: Virginia Historical Society Museum Shop Sale

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The F.R.E.E. List August 15-17

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

This is the last major summer weekend for free & cheap events, so take advantage of… Latin Jazz Festival in Dogwood Dell, RVA Brew BQ (Beer + BBQ) at 17th Street Farmer’s Market, Down Home Family Reunion, a celebration of African American Folklife, TWO dog + wine events (Wags & Wine at Agecroft Hall {$2 donation} and Wine & Whiskers at Willow Lawn {free} – both events charge extra for wine), Westchester Concert Series and Craft Beer Fest ($5), Concert in the Park at Pole Green Park, Richmond Kickers Family Fest ($10 per family before 6:30pm) and the James River Equipment Day of Play.

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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Virginia Historical Society Shop Sale

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From the Virginia Historical Society – museum shop sale on August 16:

    Help us move some merchandise. From 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., we are having a storewide sale in the VHS Pusey Museum Shop. All merchandise will be 20-70% off and VHS members will receive an additional 10% off their purchase. These discounts apply to in-store sales only.

    Sale items include:

    cds and dvds
    home decor
    and more
    We will also be offering free hard hat tours of the renovation taking place at the VHS. Tours will begin at 10:00 a.m. and run on the hour from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

428 N Boulevard
Richmond, Virginia 23220

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Chesterfield County Fair Coupons 2014

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Speaking of fairs, the Chesterfield County Fair runs August 22 to 30, 2014, with daily attractions, Grandstand shows, rides and displays. Parking is free.

Fair catalogs are available at locations around the County, or you can view it online here. Several food vendors have coupons in the catalog.

Admission: Adults 13 – 59 $8, Children 4 – 12 $5, Seniors 60+ $5, Children 3 and under Free

    The only general admission deal is that adult tickets are $7 when purchased online. After fees, it’s about eight cents’ savings but helps avoid entrance lines at the fair if you’re going at a busy time

    Military Appreciation Day is Sunday, August 24th – Active duty or retired personnel admitted free with ID

    [Chesterfield] County Employee Day is Wednesday, August 27th – With county ID, receive 2 children’s tickets free (ages 4-12) OR purchase two adult tickets at Senior price ($5)

Rides: Midway rides are not included with admission. Each ride requires 3-5 tickets; tickets are $1 or a book of 25 is $20. Ride wristbands are $25, and are only sold Sunday through Thursday. If you want to ride, plan ahead!

    Discount ride wristband coupons (for unlimited rides) are available for $12.50 each (50% off regular price) at selected Martin’s stores until August 23 (Bermuda Square, Chesterfield Meadows, Chesterfield Towne Center, Chippenham Crossing, Colonial Square, Harbour Point, Oxbridge Square, Petersburg, Stony Point, Stratford Hills and Sycamore Square locations). The discounted wristbands are valid one day between Sunday, Aug. 24th and Wednesday, Aug. 27th.

    Kids/Students Ride Special – Pay $1 per ride on Saturdays (8/23 or 8/30) from 11am to 5pm (no coupon needed, college ID required for college students)

    Midway provider Rosedale Attractions has a printable coupon for $5 off a ride wristband

Location: Corner of Courthouse & Krause Rds., Chesterfield, VA 23832
Monday through Friday 4 – 11 p.m.
Saturdays, 11 a.m. – 11 p.m.
Sunday, 1 p.m. – 11 p.m.

A few photos from one of our trips to the fair a few years ago:

chesterfield fair ribbons

county fair food vendors

chesterfield fair barrel ride

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1/2 Price Sonic Cheeseburgers

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Thursday is National Back to School Day at Sonic Drive-In:

“Kick off the new school year with a bang! Enjoy 1/2 price SONIC cheeseburgers all day on August 14th. Be sure to come hungry!”

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State Fair of Virginia Ticket Discounts 2014

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The State Fair of Virginia returns to Meadow Event Park in Doswell this fall (September 26-October 5, 2014). This post will be updated as offers expire and if additional discounts become available.

Reminder: if you’re just going on one weekday, snag this Living Social ticket deal for State Fair VA tickets right now! Adult admission for just $6, plus use code AUG15OFF to save an extra 15%! Code expires 8/11. (Rides not included; the weekend admission offer is sold out)

Free tickets? The State Fair bus “Ginny” travels the area giving out tickets – check Facebook to see where it goes

Ride discounts
Ride tickets and wristbands may be purchased at Ride Ticket Booths within the fair, in the Midway and Kidway areas. There are no ride offers available in advance.
• NEW DISCOUNT: Unlimited Ride Wristbands (Monday through Thursday) – $15
• Unlimited Ride Wristbands (Friday through Sunday) – $21
• Ride tickets – $1 each (every day)*
• Ride ticket sheet of 25 tickets – $20 (every day)
*Each ride requires 3-6 individual ride tickets.

Advance Online Savings (Aug. 11 through Sept. 23)
Adults – $12
Youth 5-12 – $8
Seniors 60+ – $8
Military – $8 (active-duty service members and retirees with current military ID; not applicable for others in party)
Advance-purchase tickets may be used any one day of the fair’s 10-day run!

General Admission Pricing

Fridays, Saturdays & Sundays
Adults (one-day tickets) – $15
Youth 5-12 (one-day tickets) – $10
Seniors 60+ — (one-day tickets) – $10
Military (one-day tickets) – $10 (only active-duty service members and retirees with current military ID; not applicable for others in party.)
Children 4 and younger admitted FREE with paid adult admission

Monday through Thursday
Adults (one-day tickets) – $12
Youth 5-12 (one-day tickets) – $8
Seniors 60+ — (one-day tickets) – $8
Military (one-day tickets) – $8 (active-duty service members and retirees with current military ID; not applicable for others in party.)
Children 4 and younger admitted FREE with paid adult admission

State Fair of Virginia Season Passes are on sale today for $20 ($5 off the regular advance price of $25; $30 at the gate) – Go here and use code Fan2014 by 11:59 p.m. tonight, August 10, 2014. (Rides not included)

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Weekend Deals – Watermelon Fest, Hidden Deals

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Watermelon Festival – Look for sales inside and out of Carytown retailers this Sunday. Children’s Home Society will have a book sale in front of Hirsch Rugs (3117 W Cary St). Franklin Goose will have items marked 20-50% off.

    Indigo Avenue – Sale this week: All items received before 8/1/14 will be sold at their BOTTOM PRICE (ie: around 50% off)

Boaz & Ruth – Summer Sale on Saturday August 9th – 50% off everything at Harvest Thrift Furniture

Old Navy – $2 ladies tanks on August 9 (or the 8th with an Old Navy credit card). Limit 5

JCPenney – Coupon for $10 off $25 Purchases of Select Apparel, Shoes, Accessories, Fine Jewelry & Home Products (expires 8/9)

Ashland Skateland – $19 ($39 value) for a Skateland package for four people or $10 ($20 value) for a Skateland package for two people (Each person gets admission, skate rental, and a soda; both packages include one tub of popcorn to share)

UR Football – $59 ($140 value) for four admission tickets and four water bottles or $15 ($35 value) for one admission ticket and one water bottle (Morehead State or Villanova games)

Cold Stone Creamery – $5 for $10 to spend on ice cream, frozen yogurt, sundaes, smoothies, and shake (9982 Brook Rd or 939 W Broad St)

From “Top 5 Hidden Deals in Richmond” What would you add?

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The F.R.E.E. List August 8-10

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

There’s the Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes, The Concert Ballet of Virginia at Dogwood Dell Festival of the Arts, Susan Greenbaum Jammin’ on the James concert, Monk’s Playground at Music in the Park, The Lego Movie outdoors at Battery Park Community Center, Summer Splash Down at Armour House & Gardens, and of course, the Carytown Watermelon 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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