Category: Miscellaneous

August 1st, 2015 by RichmondBargains

When is Virginia's sales tax holiday?
So this year’s Virginia school supply tax holiday (August 7-9) comes with a bit of a twist:

    “Legislation enacted by the 2015 General Assembly combines Virginia’s three existing sales tax holidays into one three-day holiday beginning the first Friday in August at 12:01 a.m. and ending the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. This year’s sales tax holiday is August 7-9.

    That means that 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.”

In the past, hurricane preparedness was held in May and Energy Sense in October.

Overview of Exempt Items:

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

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July 21st, 2015 by RichmondBargains

free pants wednesday 2015

Wednesday, July 22 is “Free Pants Wednesday” at all Puritan Cleaners locations – everyone in Richmond can get one pair of pants cleaned for free (excludes leathers and suedes).

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May 15th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

henricus historical park military discount

Henricus Historical Park – Free admission will be offered ALL WEEKEND to active and retired military members and their immediate families. On Saturday there will be 17th century military training, including musket and cannon firing. Historical interpreters will demonstrate how military tactics evolved through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Powhatan Indian interpreters will also demonstrate how native tactics and weaponry adapted against the colonists.

Henrico County Rabies Clinic – $10 vaccines on Saturday, May 15: All Clinics are 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and will be held at Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road in the Parking Deck Adjacent to the Administration Building. First, you must register and pay at the Cashier’s Office located inside the County Administration Building. Then, you proceed to veterinarian on the first level of the parking deck adjacent to the Administration Building. Henrico County dog tags are issued as permanent tags. The numbered tag you receive at the time of purchase will be kept throughout the life of your dog unless it is lost, stolen, or destroyed. When your dog’s rabies vaccine expires, you will be paying to renew your permanent numbered tag. The license expiration will run concurrent with the rabies vaccine. 1 year or less $10.00, Multi-year $15.00. The tag and license are not prorated, non-transferable and non-refundable

Saladworks – Now open in Reynold’s Crossing in the West End, offering $5.99 salads through May 17 (7000 Forest Ave, Suite 1100)

Chick-fil-A Westchester Commons – In honor of ‪#‎NationalChocolateChipDay‬ – enjoy a Chocolate Chunk Cookie on us! Today [Friday} only! 2-5pm! Limited one per person per day! Westchester Commons location only! Show this offer to your cashier when ordering!

Reminder: UR Big Yard Sale

Reminder: Free admission to Art of the Flower at VMFA on Monday

Reminder: Free & cheap weekend events

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March 31st, 2015 by RichmondBargains

henrico tree seedlings giveaway

    Tree Seedling Giveaway

    Bare-root tree seedlings are available to Henrico County residents FREE OF CHARGE for the spring planting season! Trees beautify our surroundings, increase property values, help save energy and protect our watershed. Trees are provided by the VA Department of Forestry and Henricopolis Soil and Water Conservation District. 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 for than 5 of the same species. For more information, contact Charlie Lively at 501-5176 or

    Thursday, April 2, 2015

    Dorey Park Shelter 2 7200 Dorey Park Drive 2:30pm-6:30pm

    Friday, April 3, 2015

    Hermitage High School Parking Lot Hungary Springs and Parham Roads 8:30am-1:30pm

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January 22nd, 2015 by RichmondBargains

Entertainment Book – “Secret Sale”: All books only $10 with free shipping, plus additional books are only $5 (think vacation destinations!)

Chipotle – “Order our organic tofu Sofritas on Monday, January 26th at any Chipotle in the US or Canada, then bring your receipt back on your next visit—from January 27th through February 28th, 2015—for a FREE burrito, bowl, salad or order of tacos of your choice. Last day to redeem receipt is February 28th, 2015 – so don’t dawdle. Must be original receipt – no copies – and receipt must be dated January 26, 2015.” – $10 for one Kids Dine Free card ($19.95 value) or $20 for two Groupons, each of which is redeemable for one Kids Dine Free card ($39.90 value)

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January 13th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

lewis ginter winter discount

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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December 29th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

ymca no joining fee 2015

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

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December 23rd, 2014 by RichmondBargains

va state park coupon

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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December 5th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

richmond spca free adoptions

Through December 19 at the Richmond SPCA:


    The Richmond SPCA has set an important lifesaving goal this holiday season – to unite more than 500 dogs, cats, puppies and kittens with loving new families during the month of December…

    Priority Adoption Special

    Our friends at Priority Automotive and its associated Richmond-area dealerships are generously paying (for the fourth year in a row!) the adoption fee for every dog, cat, puppy or kitten adopted from the Richmond SPCA December 4, 2014 through 19, 2014. That’s right – you provide a precious homeless animal with a lifetime of love, and Priority will cover the adoption fee. Who says there is no Santa?

    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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December 4th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

smv membership discount

Know a Science Museum member? Science Museum of Virginia members can purchase half-price memberships for friends and family through December 10, online, in-person or over the phone:

    Holiday Special for Members
    50% off Gift Memberships

    Give the gift of membership to your friends and family and save 50% off Star, Pulsar, Supernova and Galaxy levels. Purchase your gift memberships online below, stop by the guest services desk, or call Sarah Mersereau at 804.864.1449. Sale ends December 10 at 5:00 pm.

    This offer is only valid on gift memberships purchased by current, active members.

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