The F.R.E.E. List September 19-21

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

Mid-September equals an abundance of fall festival options. A sampling: Publick Day at Henricus Historical Park ($5 parking), Glen Allen Day at Crump Park, DiggityFest at Westchester Commons, RVA Fido Fest ($5 *in advance*), Festival of India, St. Benedict Oktoberfest, and the Armenian Food Festival. Check out the full 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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Free Coffee at McDonald’s

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Now through September 29, get a free small McCafé coffee at McDonald’s during breakfast hours.

Thanks Anita!

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Weekend Deals – Book Sale, Consignment Sales, Domino’s Pizza, Celtic Festival Tickets

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Domino’s Pizza – $5 for $10 eGift Card through Groupon, while supplies last EXPIRED

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Central Virginia Celtic Festival and Highland Games – $13 for one ticket (reg. $25) to be held Oct 25 and 26 (Richmond International Raceway Complex, 602 East Laburnum Avenue)

Sandston Library Used Book Sale – 9am to 3pm on Saturday, September 13 (23 East Williamsburg Rd)

Whole Foods – Friday One Day Deal: 85% lean ground beef $4.99/lb (reg. $7.99)

Consignment Sales:

The Clothesline Children’s Consignment SaleSeptember 10-13 (Bon Air) Review: March 2009

    Bon Air Community Center
    8725 Quaker Lane

    Public Sale:
    Wednesday September 10 …. 9a to 8p
    Thursday September 11 …. 9a to 8p

    25% Off Sale:
    Friday September 12 …. 9a to 8p

    Half-Price Sale:
    Saturday September 13 …. 8a to 2p

Mothers of Young Children Clothing and Toy SaleSeptember 13 (West End)

    West End Assembly of God
    401 Parham Rd, Richmond VA 23229

    Public Sale: 8am to Noon

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The F.R.E.E. List September 12-14

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

What free fun has RVA cooked up for this weekend? Celebrate Latin American Art: Columbia! family event at VMFA, 43rd Street Festival of the Arts, RVA Peace Festival at St. Stephen’s Episcopal, Richmond Symphony concert at Pocahontas State Park ($5 parking), Central Virginia Food Truck Rodeo at Chesterfield Towne Center, and Shockoe on the Half Shell at 17th Street Farmers Market.

Reminder: Free admission to 10 historic Richmond homes for Time Travelers weekend. Maymont is hosting a free program called Visit the Victorians on Saturday and Sunday.

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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Bargain Chicks Richmond Warehouse Sale + Giveaway

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Bargain Chicks, a Greensboro, NC-based business, is holding its first Richmond warehouse sale September 18-20 at the Canterbury Shopping Center (10618 Patterson Avenue)! It offers totes bags, beach accessories, jewelry and more for up to 65% off retail.

    “With fashionable totes and chic getaway bags to storage bins to on-the-go quilted luggage, BargainChicks features bold sassy designs for everyone in the family and for the home.”

    Thursday, September 18 9am-7pm
    Friday, September 19 9am-7pm
    Saturday, September 20 9am-3pm

Find Bargain Chicks on Facebook for more photos and info.

To celebrate its first Richmond event, Bargain Chicks is offering Richmond Bargains readers a chance to win two of its matching bags, perfect for a weekend getaway:

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Quilted duffle with strap. Retail price $45, Bargain Chick sale price $22

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Garment bag. Retail price $30, Bargain Chick sale price $13

One reader will win both bags pictured above, total retail value $75.
“Log in” to Rafflecopter on the form below using your name and email, then enter by filling out your email address a second time
! (Email address is only used to contact the winner)

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(If you can’t see the widget form, go here to enter)

One entry per person. Deadline to enter is Monday, September 15, 2014 at 11:59 p.m. EST. One (1) winner will be chosen randomly, contacted via email, and have 48 hours to respond with mailing address or else a new winner will be chosen. No compensation was received by the author for this giveaway.

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Free Krispy Kreme Doughnuts for Pirates

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When is Talk Like A Pirate Day 2014?

Brush up your Arghhh for International Talk Like a Pirate Day next Friday, September 19, 2014. Krispy Kreme will give a free donut to anyone who talks like a buccaneer, or a whole dozen to anyone in full costume.

    Friday, September 19, any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only. Save the data and join our event on Facebook.

    To claim yer bounty on September 19, ye must:
    • Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme shop and Talk like a pirate for one FREE Original Glazed doughnut.
    • Come in to a participating Krispy Kreme location in full pirate costume for one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Qualifying pirate costumes must include three or more of the following items: Eye Patch, Pirate Hat, Bandana, Peg Leg, Parrot on Shoulder, Pirate Shirt / Loose white shirt, Knickers, Leather Belt, Silver and gold necklaces and earrings, Pirate Hook, Pointy black boots or ragged brown sandals. NO WEAPONS ALLOWED!

My swashbuckling boys

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Daily Deals – Fandango, Richmond Comic Con, Sky Zone, Montana Gold, Great Wolf Lodge, Groupon Coupon

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Fandango – $7 (up to $14 value) for one movie ticket through Amazon Local

Wizard World Richmond Comic Con – $37.50 For A 3-Day Ticket ($75 Value) or $20 For A Sunday Ticket ($40 Value) through OR $22 ($45 value) for one Friday ticket through Living Social

Save 15% off one local deal on Groupon with promo code LOCAL15. Expires 9/9, max discount $50. Some current Groupon deals:

    Lemongrass Thai and Vietnamese – $11 for $20 worth of take-out or other options

    Kabuto Japanese House of Steaks – $20 for $40 worth of hibachi dinner and sushi for two or more

    AMF Bowling – $17 for two hours of bowling and shoe rental for two (up to $32 value) or $30 for two hours of bowling and shoe rental for four (up to $64 value). Not valid Saturdays after 6 p.m.

    Polished Nail Lounge – $12 for a glow manicure or a $20 credit towards any additional services ($20 value)

    Montana Gold Bread Company – $5 for $10 Worth of Baked Goods and Sandwiches

    River City Segs – $29 for two-hour Segway tour ($59 value)

    Segway of Richmond – $25 for a 60-minute segway micro tour for one (a $50 value) or $46 for a 60-minute segway micro tour for two (a $100 value)

    Richmond Magazine – $14 for a Two-Year Subscription to “Richmond” and “R Home” Magazines ($26 Value). New subscribers only.

    Sky Zone – $16 for two 60-minute jumps and two soft drinks with unlimited free refills, redeemable Tuesday–Thursday ($32 value) or $18 for two 60-minute jumps, redeemable any day ($28 value)

    Carytown Cupcakes – $9 for a Half Dozen Gourmet Cupcakes ($16 Value)

    Great Wolf Lodge Williamsburg – 1-night stay with water park wristbands for each guest and a $25 resort credit starting at $209 (“Getaways” deal, so doesn’t work with promo code)

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Free Admission to 10 Historic Homes in Richmond

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Time Travelers: A Free Weekend of Richmond History
Featuring 10 Historic Houses of Greater Richmond

Richmond’s most renowned historic homes and museums offer visitors a “passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend on Saturday and Sunday, September 13 and 14, 2014. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the City’s treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, John Wickham, Major James Dooley and other important Virginians.

Ten participating sites – Agecroft Hall, Dabbs House Museum, The John Marshall House, Magnolia Grange, Maymont, Meadow Farm Museum, Poe Museum, White House of the Confederacy, Wickham House and Wilton House Museum – will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, available via download from websites of participating attractions. This special offer equates to savings of more than $55 per person. (Some restrictions may apply.)

Download your passport or show via your mobile device.

Heads up: Smithsonian Museum Day is also coming up September 27, 2014, with free admission to a number of participating museums and historic sites nationwide

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Busch Gardens Howl-O-Scream 2014 Admission Discount

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Time to switch gears to fall fun!

What is a current coupon code for Howl-O-Scream tickets?
If you are planning to go to Busch Gardens Williamsburg Howl-O-Scream (and don’t have season passes) this Busch Gardens Groupon is likely to be the best deal you will find for single day tickets:

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*Please note the fine print date restrictions*
Expires Oct 24th, 2014. Limit 5/person. May buy 5 add’l as gifts. Operates in all weather. Valid select dates between Sept 12-Oct 24, 2014. Not valid for use on Oct. 11, 18, 25 or 26. Not valid for parking, tours or dining. NO REFUNDS.

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If you are planning multiple fall visits to Howl-O-Scream, spring for the Busch Gardens Williamsburg Fall Fun Card, which is $75, the same as full-priced one day admission.

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The F.R.E.E. List September 5-7

beyond the walls at vmfa

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

This September weekend we have First Fridays art walk, Beyond the Walls and Open Studio Sunday at VMFA (explore life in imperial China and make a lantern), The Kirk Festival at the Gayton Kirk (Scottish-themed festivities), Kickin’ Chicken Wing Fest at 17th Street Farmer’s Market, Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park, and A Grand Family Affair at Deep Run Park (celebrating Grandparents’ Day).

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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