FREE Lewis Ginter Admission through Sunday

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NOTE: Garden is closed today 1/14 because of the ice. Check its Facebook page tomorrow for opening/delay information.

Dominion GardenFest of Lights may be over, but now through Sunday, January 18, 2015, you can visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden for FREE! Check out the orchids and tropical plants in the Conservatory in addition to the outdoor blooms and foliage. (The Garden Cafe and shop will be closed)

Thanks Jonah!

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Weekend Deals

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Found this rebate on a beer display at Kroger today – $5 back by mail on any $50 grocery purchase. May not seem like a lot, but it’s a bonus savings on stuff you were buying anyway

Chick-fil-A at Westchester Commons – Drum Roll Please: Announcing our first “Fry-Day” Friday! Show us your smartphone or mobile device with our Facebook Page! Mention the word “Facebook!” Receive a FREE Medium Waffle Fry tomorrow [Friday 1/9] only from 10:30am-10pm! Westchester Commons location only! Limit one per person per day!

Southern Women’s Show Richmond Discount – $5 for a ticket to the 2015 Southern Women’s Show in Richmond (reg $10). Show dates are April 17-19

Whole Foods – All supplements, vitamins, herbs, homeopathy, seeds, protein powders, children’s vitamins, cold and flu remedies, pet supplements and much more are 25% off this Sat. Jan 10 Open 7am-10pm

Caritas – Indoor Yard Sale Friday, January 9th 10 AM- 3 PM and Saturday, January 10th 9 AM- 1 PM (1125 East Commerce Road)

Mom 2 Mom Resale Boutique – This Friday 12-5pm and Saturday 10-5pm we will have a fill a bag sale. The store is packed with new items that just went on the shelves and we will have more to go out all day Friday.
-Size newborn up to children’s 10/12
-We will supply the bags
-All seasons of clothing are on the shelves
-$16.99 per bag ($17.90 after tax) (49W Williamsburg Rd)

Love Rox Run Discount - Save 10% off the registration price of any race (1/2 marathon, 10k or 5k) by using the code AE10 (race is Feb 22, 2015)

Reminder: Big Book Giveaway Friday at the Richmond Public Library

Sorry, no F.R.E.E. List this week – it’s the January event lull!

Have you found any great clearance deals lately?

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Children’s Museum of Richmond Discount: 15-Cent Kids Days

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Note: adults will still be $8 admission ($7 for seniors) on those days

Target Family Nights continue from 5-7:30pm on the third Friday of each month at Children’s Museum Central location.

    CMoR Central: 2626 West Broad St. • Richmond, VA 23220 • (804) 474-7000
    CMoR Short Pump: 2200 Old Brick Rd. • Glen Allen, VA 23060 • (804) 474-7070
    CMoR Chesterfield: 6629 Lake Harbour Dr. • Midlothian, VA 23112 • (804) 474-7075
    CMoR Fredericksburg: 1275 Jefferson Davis Hwy. Fredericksburg, VA 22401 • (540) 656-2233

Thanks Adam!

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Big Book Giveaway at RPL

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From Friends of the Richmond Public Library:

    January’s First Friday event @ Main Library is actually happening the SECOND Friday (due to New Year’s), and it’s extra special: The Friends are hosting our annual January Big Book Giveaway. There are HUNDREDS (thousands?) of great books, and they’re all free! See the flier for full details. We look forward to seeing you on January 9.
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Weekend Deals – Qdoba, Outback, Once Upon A Child, Plato’s Closet

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Happy New Year everyone!

Qdoba – Grab a friend – and a fork. Smothered Burritos are BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE all day. Dive in to one of the three unique new flavors we call “Smothers”: Bold Red Chile, Smoky Chipotle Cream, or Tangy Verde. Valid at participating locations on January 1, 2015 only.Not valid with any other offers. No coupon necessary.

SheetzFree coffee through 4pm today, 1/1/15

Outback SteakhouseIf Auburn wins the Outback Bowl, you get a Free Bloomin’ Onion® and if Wisconsin wins then you get Free Coconut Shrimp on January 2nd. Offer valid for a complimentary Bloomin’ Onion® or Coconut Shrimp appetizer with any purchase while supplies last. Selection of complimentary appetizer depends on the winning team at the 2015 Outback Bowl® football game scheduled for 1/1/2015. Say “Outback Bowl” to your server to receive the offer. Limit one complimentary appetizer per table/per check. Offer valid at participating Outback Steakhouse® restaurants on 1/2/2015 for lunch or dinner (dine-in only). Offer is not valid in conjunction with any other discount, coupon or offer and has no cash value. Valid 1/2/15 only.

Once Upon A ChildDollar Days: Starting Saturday, January 3rd all Clearance Apparel will be marked down to $1 each. Be sure to get here early for the best selection! $1 Clearance does not include winter outerwear, jackets or coats. Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other discounts, sale or offer. Not applicable to prior purchases or gift cards. All clearance items are final sale. (9770 Midlothian Tpk. and 9127 W. Broad St.)

Plato’s Closet – Red Hanger Sale: Any tag with a RED hanger stamp is 50% off (9127 W Broad St and 9766 Midlothian Trnpk)

U-fab – Friends & Family Sale: 20% off all in-stock fabric through January 17

Puritan Cleaners – On Friday January 2nd you can start the year clean with a 15% discount at all Puritan Cleaners locations.

Bygones and Halcyon Vintage Clothing – Get a 10% Discount on Your Premiere Vintage Clothing! To get your discount from these wonderful clothiers, just say you are getting ready for the Downton Abbey Preview Event!
(Bygones Vintage Clothing: 916 West Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23221.
Halcyon Vintage Clothing: 117 North Robinson Street, Richmond, VA 23221)

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The F.R.E.E. List December 31-January 4

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

Ringing in 2015 this week/end with a fun ChinaFest! Year of the Wood Sheep and Open Studio Sunday at VMFA, RVA NYE on Brown’s Island, First Fridays on Broad, First Day Hikes at Virginia State Parks (parking fees), Ice Age at Henrico Theatre ($1), and the popular Downton Abbey preview and celebration returns, at a new venue (Altria Theatre) this year.

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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Richmond YMCA No Joining Fee

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Through January 19, joining fees are waived at all Richmond area YMCA’s. Save up to $120

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Save 25% on Virginia State Park Gift Certificates

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I’m last minute posting this and I apologize for that! You’ve got til 5 p.m. today 12/23 or between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. tomorrow 12/24 to save 25% on Virginia State Parks gift certificates for yourself or someone else. (If you want to give as a gift VA State Parks can email you a presentation certificate). The deal is only available by calling Virginia State Parks Customer Service Center at 800-933-7275.

“Gift certificates can be used for overnight stays, picnic shelter rental, annual passes, and some facility rentals at our 36 Virginia State Parks. Gift certificates are available though our Customer Service Center by calling 800-933-7275. You can pick any denomination of certificates you want.”

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Papa John’s: $25 Gift Card + Large Pizza for $20

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Groupon is offering 20% off Local deals through the end of the day (12/23) with code HURRY20. (Valid on a single voucher purchase per transaction. Max 5 uses per customer. Not valid on Jamba Juice, American Apparel, or third-party site transactions. Max $50 discount)

A current local offer is $25 for a $25 Papa John’s eGift Card and a large one-topping pizza ($35 value). Apply the HURRY20 code to make the final cost $20.

Then do the deal ninja discount stacking thing and save your gift card to combine with Papa John’s deals! (*use the free pizza by 1/25/15)

    Customers will receive two separate emails, one containing the eGift Card and one containing the large one-topping pizza promo code. Expires Jan 25th, 2015. eGift Card does not expire and may be redeemed in multiple orders. May buy multiple. Valid only at participating U.S. restaurants and online at Pizza promo code expires 1/25/15 and must be redeemed in one visit. Redeemable online only at Pizza promo code good for 1 large 1-topping pizza. More toppings extra. No double toppings or extra cheese. Limited delivery area. Delivery minimum & fee may apply.

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The F.R.E.E. List RVA Christmas Events

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

A few happenings now through Christmas: Miracle of Christmas at Metro Richmond Zoo, It’s A Wonderful Life at Byrd Theatre ($2), Richmond Community Nativity Pageant, Christmas with the Rinards and KOS Band at Henrico Theatre ($5 each event), and Three Lakes Nature Center Open House. Ongoing events include Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops and Animated Light Shows at the Stony Point Fashion Park tree.

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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