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Frugal Summer Family Fun in RVA

Summer’s here! I’ve compiled some free & cheap activities previously posted if you’re looking for things to do Movies: $1 kids movies at Regal Cinemas Free kids movies at Bowtie Cinemas Free outdoor movies in Richmond parks Concerts: Music in

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Did you know? Henrico Library has great FREE online resources

most popular ebooks on Henrico’s Overdrive Read this post before paying for another ebook, magazine, or Rosetta Stone language… Are you making full use of your library? We borrow plenty of books and movies, but I know I don’t come

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Flying Squirrels 2015 Promotion Schedule

The Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball team announced its 2015 promotion schedule this week. The season opens April 9. Start saving your McDonald’s receipts because BOGO Mondays will be back. There’s no mention of the Wash Em Down Wednesday drink specials,

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Short Pump Goodwill

Braved the pre-Christmas Short Pump traffic to check out the newest RVA Goodwill this week First, where is the Short Pump Goodwill located? At 4200 Tom Leonard Drive, right behind… Tom Leonard’s Farmers Market. (It really doesn’t require much traffic

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Short Pump Goodwill opens Thursday

The second-hand options in the Far West End are expanding: At 9 a.m. this Thursday 12/11, Goodwill of Central Virginia will open its new Short Pump store next to Tom Leonard’s. Here are some photos of the new store (4200

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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

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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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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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