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RVA Children’s Consignment Sales, Fall 2014

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(Photo: Tickles & Giggles) Welcome to the Fall 2014 edition of the Richmond children’s consignment sales list! Sales will be scattered August through October plus one or two in November, and I’ll update this list as additional ones announce their

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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

Posted in Bargain Basics, Visitors

Free (and nearly free) summer activities for kids around Richmond

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With school finished for some and nearly done for the rest, it’s time for the 2014 master list of free and cheap things to do with kids around RVA this summer! – $1 movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at

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Free “Richmond Tour Guys” Walking Tours

Are you interested in learning more about the history of Richmond? Matthew contacted me with details about a free walking tour of RVA that he’ll be leading each week: Richmond Tour Guys: Free walking tours of Richmond VA meet every

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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 Buck – if 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”

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Lakeside’s Consignment Row

Here’s a flyer from Lakeside’s Consignment Rowe, listing a number of second-hand businesses located near each other on Lakeside Avenue (including a couple that I didn’t know about and will add to my Richmond Consignment Store list.) Personally, I like

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Short Pump Goodwill location in the works

Good thrifty news for the far West End: Goodwill has announced plans to open a new 22,000 square foot location at 4200 Tom Leonard Drive! – Richmond Biz Sense (Next door to Tom Leonard’s Farmers Market, currently home to a

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“Young House Love” Shares Some Favorite RVA Thrifting Spots

I have my theories that the Petersiks may have single-handedly (two-handedly? four-handedly? six-hand and four pawsedly?) been the biggest force in putting Richmond on the map in the past few years. OK, maybe exaggerating, but John & Sherry have definitely

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Metro Richmond Zoo Memberships

Lots of buzz for the Metro Richmond Zoo lately because of the cheetah cubs born in October – CHEETAH CAM If you’re purchasing passes for the Zoo this year, January is the time to do it – unlike many memberships

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Secrets of the Deal Ninjas: Discount Stacking

Everyone once in a while I get talked into teaching a coupon class, and this is the most important principle I try to share. Saving money with one method on a purchase is great, but the true deal ninjas are

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Do you live in Richmond, Va and like saving money? You've come to the right place! I'm Alison, and I blog about local free events, store sales, restaurant coupons, and second-hand shopping. Stick around !

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