Category: Gas & Groceries

puritan coat cleaning
February 17th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

Puritan Cleaners is running its President’s Day Coat Cleaning Sale again:

Monday & Tuesday, February 20 & 21, 2017
Full size coats are just $7.50 ; Jackets are only $5.50
25% Off Leather & Suede Coats too!
And best of all, there’s no limit to how many you can bring in. Drop your coats off to any Puritan Cleaners location on February 20th and 21st and take advantage of these great savings.

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August 12th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

aldi grand opening richmond
Aldi continues its quest to reach local grocery shoppers with not one but TWO grand openings in the metro Richmond area tomorrow:

“On August 13, 2015, Richmond, VA will welcome its newest neighbor, ALDI. Come and enjoy the festivities, complete with big savings, delicious samples and prize giveaways for all at our new location at 8951 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23228.” (And 7047 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111)
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*Prize awarded in the form of ALDI Gift Certificates. Based on a household average of $10 per week spent on produce at ALDI. One winner per participating store. See store for sweepstakes rules and details.

Stores open at 9am. $10 off $40 purchase coupons have gone out again, via mail and/or this week’s Aldi circular delivered with the newspaper.

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March 31st, 2015 by RichmondBargains

When is the opening date for Aldi on Parham?

::Drumroll:: The first Richmond region Aldi grocery stores will open on April 23 on Parham Road in the West End and on Charles Dimmock Parkway in Colonial Heights.

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February 3rd, 2015 by RichmondBargains

empty gas tank filling up at kroger

Admit it, who else plays “chicken” with their fuel tanks, getting as close to empty as possible so you save the most with your fuel points? I took the above “empty” photo last March when I rolled into a Kroger station for a fill-up. I’ve been seeing a lot of friends’ photos of sub-$1 a gallon fillups lately!

Quick recap of ways to earn Fuel Points at Kroger (100 points = $.10 off per gallon):
– 1 fuel point for every $1 in groceries purchased, redeemable in nearly all supermarket fuel centers and convenience store locations.
– Most gift cards earn double points every day – for every purchase of $50 in gift cards from Kroger’s Gift Card Mall, customers receive 100 fuel points. Customers can also earn double fuel points on No-Contract Wireless Phones and Airtime Cards.
– Every qualifying prescription earns customers 50 fuel points.
– Participate in Kroger’s Customer 1st Surveys and earn 50 fuel points

What’s better than cheap gas? Free gas, of course. If you’re going to be showing off your savings, you might as well enter to win $200 in free gas at the same time!


From Kroger:

    “With parts of the country offering low fuel prices, it’s finally time for the country to take a sigh of relief. As a way to celebrate and soak up these times, Kroger is running a contest until February 21, 2015 on social media platforms – Facebook, Twitter and Instagram – that encourages shoppers to use the #FuelPointsSweeps hashtag when posting a photo of them getting fuel at any Kroger fuel center. Forty-four (44)* winners will be randomly selected to win one month of free fuel at a Kroger fuel center (a $200 value). Official rules can be found here. Winners will be announced on Kroger’s official social media pages, which are the following:

    · Facebook: (Comment with the photo, tag Kroger and use the #FuelPointsSweeps hashtag)

    · Instagram: (Post a photo, tag @krogerco and use the #FuelPointsSweeps hashtag)

    · Twitter: (Post a photo, tag @kroger and use the #FuelPointsSweeps hashtag)

You can enter once during each of the remaining three contest periods:
February 1, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (EST) – February 7, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)
February 8, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (EST) – February 14, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)
February 15, 2015 at 12:00 a.m. Eastern Time (EST) – February 21, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. (EST)

And you’ve got another chance to be a winner: To get the word out about Fuel Points Sweeps,

Kroger is offering Richmond Bargains readers a chance to win a $50 Kroger gift card!

(You don’t need to enter the Kroger Fuel Sweeps to enter this) Just enter your name and email in the Rafflecopter widget below to be eligible:

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If you can’t see the widget, click here to find the entry form on

Terms & conditions: One entry per person. Deadline is February 21, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST. One (1) winner will be selected at random and notified via email. Winner will have 48 hours to respond with his/her mailing address, otherwise a new winner will be selected. Kroger is providing and fulfilling the prize; I received no compensation for this post.

* Alison’s note about number of winners: I believe 44 is the total across the whole group of 11 Kroger brands (like Dillons, Frys, etc.) Out of folks that shop at Kroger, like us, there will be 4 winners, one each contest period.

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April 23rd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

wegmans richmond

First Aldi, now the news that Wegmans is opening a grocery store in the Richmond area

Two stores actually, one in Midlothian (Stonehenge Village Shopping Center, on Midlo Tpke near Chesterfield Towne Center) and one in Short Pump (West Broad Marketplace past Short Pump Town Center). Opening dates have not been set yet. See the press release for more details.

I know some folks love them; I’ve never shopped there before. So Wegmans experts, what should we expect?

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March 16th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

martin's circular

This week and next week, MARTIN’S is running a “buy theirs, get ours free” promotionBuy a select national brand product, get the comparable MARTIN’S brand item for FREE.

    Promotion items from 3/16 to 3/22 (This week’s sales circular):
    Free GIANT 2 Liter when you buy any Coca-Cola 2 Liter Product (3 for $5)
    Free GIANT Premium Bath Tissue, 6 rolls when you buy Charmin Ultra Strong Bath Tissue, 6 rolls ($4.49)
    Free GIANT Beef Franks 16 oz. when you buy Ball Park Beef Franks 15 oz. ($4.99)
    Free CareOne Non Drowsy Allergy Relief 30 ct. box when you buy Claritin Non-Drowsy, 30 ct. box ($18.99)
    Promotion items for *next week* 3/23 to 3/29:
    Free GIANT Premium Paper Towels (single roll) when you buy Bounty Paper Towels (single roll)
    Free GIANT Chewy Bars (10 pack) when you buy Quaker Chewy Bars (8 pack)
    Free GIANT Chunky Soup when you buy Campbells Chunky Soup
    Free GIANT Ice Cream Pint when you buy Ben & Jerry’s Pints

martin's brands

MARTIN’S sent me some of the items to try out, and $20 towards the ones they couldn’t mail (ice cream!). I’ll share some of my comparisons on Facebook this week and next; can you guess which of the chewy bars below is GIANT and which is Quaker?*

martin's granola bars

I thought the Quaker bar had a little more depth of flavor and was a little softer, but the GIANT was pretty close (and came with an extra two bars per box!)

The reason I decided to participate in this campaign is that it came with a *$25 MARTIN’S gift card* to give away to one of you to try your own Martin’s items!

-> To enter, just enter your email address in the Rafflecopter widget below (or click here if you can’t see the widget)

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One entry per person. The deadline is Friday, March 28 at 11:59 p.m. EST. One winner will be selected at random to receive a $25 Martin’s gift card.

It’s not required for entry, but what’s your favorite grocery item to buy generic?

*left = GIANT, right = Quaker

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February 18th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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Sunday’s Kroger sale circular announced a change to the grocery chain’s sale circular schedule: beginning March 5, Richmond Kroger’s weekly ad – and corresponding sales – will begin on Wednesdays (instead of the current day of Sunday. Martin’s remains Sunday to Saturday for the moment, Food Lion follows this Wednesday to Tuesday pattern). The print ad will be distributed in Wednesday’s newspaper and available online.

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February 17th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

puritan cleaners coats

From Puritan Cleaners:

    Let us save you some Abes on President’s Day. Two Days Only: Monday & Tuesday, February 17th & 18th
    You’ve been wearing your coat for a couple of cold months and it needs a good cleaning. Here’s your chance to save some money too.

    Full size coats are just $6.99
    Jackets are only $4.99
    25% Off Leather & Suede Coats too!
    And best of all, there’s no limit to how many you can bring in. These prices reflect a 40% savings off of the regular cost.

    Drop your coats off to any Puritan Cleaners location on February 17th and 18th and take advantage of these great savings.

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February 6th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

aldi rva

Exciting grocery news today!

According to the Times-Dispatch, discount grocery chain Aldi is planning to open locations in the West End at 1776 Parham Rd (formerly Topeka’s Steakhouse, near the Tuckahoe Library) and Colonial Heights on a vacant lot near Southpark Mall. Aldi had announced last summer that it intended to enter the Richmond market. It’s possible that the chain has plans for additional locations; these are the two that have been released.

“…Aldi operates stores smaller than those of typical supermarket chains and limits its selections to about 1,400 of the most commonly purchased grocery items, including fresh produce and meat. About 95 percent of the products Aldi sells are store brands. The stores assess a nominal charge for bags and have a rental system for shopping carts.”

It doesn’t accept credit cards.

The Henrico location proposal is scheduled to go before the Planning Commission on February 26.

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August 22nd, 2013 by RichmondBargains

puritan cleaners free pants

For the fifth year in a row, Puritan Cleaners is conducting a one-day-only event that offers everyone in Richmond a free cleaning of one pair of pants. The event, called Free Pants Wednesday, will be held on Wednesday, August 28, 2013, and the offer is good at all 13 Puritan locations throughout town.

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