Category: Miscellaneous

March 28th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

henrico tree seedlings
Via Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District:

Bare-root tree seedlings are available to Henrico County residents FREE OF CHARGE for the spring planting seasons. Quantities are limited and trees are available on a first-come, first served basis. Each resident is allowed up to 10 trees total, not to include more than 5 of the same species. The species being offered include: Common Apple, Red Osier Dogwood, Bartlett Pear, Eastern White Pine, White Dogwood, Scotch Pine, Kousa Dogwood, American Elderberry and Allegheny Chinkapin.

In 2017 our giveaway will be held on:
Thursday, March 30 at Dorey Park Shelter 1 – 2:30pm-6:00pm
Friday, March 31 at Hermitage High School – 8:30am-12:00pm

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February 22nd, 2017 by RichmondBargains

cinderella dreams prom dress shop
The Cinderella Dreams Dress Shopping Event will be held again next month at Westchester Commons.

The Midlothian Junior Women’s Club, Puritan Cleaners, YMCAs of Greater Richmond, Westchester Commons and Summit Media are once again joining forces to ensure that no young woman is denied her chance to experience a quintessential event of adolescence – attending her Prom. The Cinderella Dreams Project aims to help shoulder the financial burden of attending this formal event by providing gowns and accessories for free to any girl who, like Cinderella, needs help obtaining a gown for the ball. (there is a $5 suggested donation)

Donations of dresses and other items will be accepted through February 28at area Puritan Cleaners and YMCA’s.

    Shopping Schedule:
    Friday– March 10, 2017, 5PM to 8 PM (Teens who volunteer to help sort ahead of the event receive a pass to shop at 4:30pm)
    Saturday – March 11, 2017, 10 AM to 2 PM
    Sunday – March 19, 2017, 12 PM to 2 PM

Location: Westchester Commons, 313 Perimeter Drive, Midlothian, VA 23113

Cinderella Dreams on Facebook

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February 9th, 2017 by RichmondBargains

Our cabin at Westmoreland a few summers ago

Virginia State Parks are offering 20% off weeklong cabin stays this summer:

Book your week-long summer vacation at a Virginia State Park cabin or family lodge (stays must be between June 2 and August 27, 2017) to save 20% off the regular, already discounted, week stay price.

This means you can stay a full week for less than the regular cost of five nights!

What you need to know: You can only get this special discount if you reserve it today through April 25, 2017. This offer is subject to availability and requires a weekly rental between June 2 and August 27, 2017.

Redeem this great offer today by calling 800-933-PARKS and mentioning the Promotion Code 7FOR5IN2017 or by reserving your cabin or lodge online here and using the Promotion Code.

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August 3rd, 2016 by RichmondBargains

When is Virginia's sales tax holiday?
Sales Tax Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend in Virginia is coming up this weekend, August 5-7, 2016.

During the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star™ and WaterSense™ products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.

In addition to the specific items exempted, retailers may also choose to offer other items “tax-free” by paying the sales tax themselves during the holiday.

frugal school supply challenge
School Supplies, Clothing, and Footwear:
Qualified school supplies – $20 or less per item
Qualified clothing and footwear – $100 or less per item
Detailed list of school supplies, clothing and footwear

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items:
Portable generators – $1,000 or less per item
Gas-powered chainsaws – $350 or less per item
Chainsaw accessories – $60 or less per item
Other specified hurricane preparedness items with a sales price of $60 or less per item
Detailed list of hurricane preparedness items

Energy Star™ and WaterSense™​ Items:
Qualifying items carrying either the Energy Star™ or WaterSense™ label with a sales price of $2,500 or less purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
Qualifying Energy Star™ items include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators
Qualifying WaterSense™ items include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories such as aerators and shower heads, toilets, urinals, and landscape irrigation controllers
Detailed list of Energy Star™ and WaterSense™​ items

walmart school supplies

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free pants wednesday 2015
August 2nd, 2016 by RichmondBargains

Every summer on a Wednesday (August 3rd this year), everyone in Richmond can get one pair of pants cleaned for free on “Free Pants Wednesday” (excludes leathers and suedes).

free pants wednesday 2016

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free fishing days va
May 31st, 2016 by RichmondBargains

June 3, 4, and 5, 2016 have been designated as Free Fishing Days in Virginia. No fishing license of any kind will be required for rod and reel fishing in freshwater or saltwater, except in designated stocked trout waters, on these days. Plan some time to go fishing and boating; take the family fishing and boating or learn to fish and boat! See our Where to Fish section to get started!

(A one-year Virginia fishing license costs $23; children under 16 years old do not need licenses. More about VA fishing licenses)

There will also be family fishing events on Saturday in Richmond (Shields Lake) and Hanover (Courthouse Park)

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April 4th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

flying squirrels nightly promotional calendar
Seeing as it’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball (go Cubbies!), let’s check in on our beloved minor league Flying Squirrels 2016 nightly promotions. The Squirrels home schedule begins April 14th at 6:35PM against the Altoona Curve. (The Squirrels will be opening The Diamond on April 7th-9th to host a three-day, four game series against the Hartford Yard Goats due to uncertainty surrounding the Hartford ballpark opening date.)

    Sunday’s: Brunch & Baseball Kids Club Sundays. Special 12:05 PM start with brunch food items and Kids Club Giveaways. The Squirrel Tails Kids Club for ages 14 and under gives kids free admission to all Sunday games

    Monday’s: Bark in the Park – Dogs welcome for free with select dog-related giveaways (except Monday July 4th , moved to July 5th)

    Tuesday’s: Silver Squirrels Day! Special Ticket, food and merchandise package available for senior fans

    Wednesday’s: Wine Up Wednesday & Ladies’ Night – Wine specials for everyone for two hours, starting when gates open. Ladies Night giveaways

    Thursday’s: In-Your-Face-Fireworks presented by VCU Health & Your Local Ford Dealers – Close proximity fireworks from the field following the game Fireworks schedule

    Friday’s: Free Shirt Friday & Happy Hour – Free Squirrels-themed shirts and two hour happy hour

    Saturday’s: Super Blast Saturdays – Extra-long fireworks show following the game (some Saturday’s such as May 21st will be designated as In-Your-Face-Fireworks) Fireworks schedule

You can check out the specific giveaways & promos for each date here.

Unfortunately, Bark in the Park seems to have replaced the “Buy one ticket, get one free” McDonald’s Mondays, unless that has yet to be added to the schedule.

2016 Flying Squirrels Ticket Prices: (in advance) $12 Field Level, $9 Terrace Level, $8 General Admission. Tickets are $1 more on the day of the game. NOTE: there is an additional $1.50 per ticket “convenience fee”!

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April 4th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

henrico tree seedlings
This Thursday afternoon (at Dorey Park) & Friday morning (Hermitage High School):

Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District

Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District

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December 9th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

richmond spca free adoptions
From the Richmond SPCA:


    Our friends at Priority Automotive and its associated Richmond-area dealerships are generously paying (for the fifth year in a row!) the adoption fee for every dog, cat, puppy or kitten adopted from the Richmond SPCA December 3 through 18, 2015. That’s right — you provide a precious homeless animal with a lifetime of love, and Priority will cover the adoption fee.

    Our center is full of amazing pets, of various shapes, sizes, ages and personalities, just waiting for a chance to become a family’s trusted and loyal companion, and we look forward to making their ultimate holiday wishes come true. By taking advantage of Priority’s generosity, and spreading the word about our adoption program to your friends, family, co-workers and neighbors, you’re also helping us to make way for the next animal in need whose life we will save. Thank you for your love of animals, and happy holidays!

    Adopters must be 18 years or older to adopt a pet from the Richmond SPCA and should bring photo identification that shows current address (a recent utility bill is acceptable if address on ID is not current). The Richmond SPCA reserves the right to deny an adoption. Please note that all puppies and adult dogs adopted from the Richmond SPCA must leave our care with an acceptable leash and collar, and every kitten and adult cat must leave our care in a safe and secure cat carrier. If these items are not with you at the time of the adoption, you will be required to purchase them in our Lora Robins Gift Shop, which has a fabulous selection of merchandise that is affordably priced with all proceeds benefitting our homeless animals.

    For more information about our holiday adoption special, please call 804-521-1307 or email Happy Holidays!

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November 18th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

At the Japanese Garden last week

Love Maymont? Through November 22, you can purchase a membership to Maymont for 30% off, making it $42 for a family for one year, or $72 for a family for two years. This gets you some discounts to programs and free admission to the Nature Center.

When we had a membership, our boys especially loved the free tram rides that came with it (tram runs seasonally on weekends and helps you make it to the far corners of the park with little ones!

Not to mention supporting a great Richmond institution!


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