Category: Retail Store Discounts/Sales

February 26th, 2011 by Alison

blockbuster closing
(Store at Midlothian and Buford)

Everywhere I turn this week, I’ve been hearing about local Blockbuster stores closing…

Blockbuster at 9980 Brook Rd closing sale began yesterday with everything starting at $9.99 (via Kim at Day By Day Savings)

Blockbuster in Short Pump, located at 3360 Pump Rd in the Short Pump Crossing shopping center in front of Martin’s, also began its closing sale yesterday (via Downtown Short Pump)

Blockbuster at 4900 Forest Hill Ave closing March 12th, with best clearance prices that week (via aidensdame on Twitter) According to Hills & Heights, DVD’s are currently $5.99

Blockbuster at 7805 Midlothian Turnpike (near Buford Rd) closing (originally via 12sDiscountDiva on Twitter)

Update: Blockbusters at 2621 W Hundred Rd and 10438 Ironbridge Rd in Chester (via Mary at Wild Heaven Farm)

Update #2: The Carytown location next to Ellwood Thompsons is closing, beginning Monday March 7 and finishing in mid-April (via Richmond Times-Dispatch)

There are only 11 Richmond area locations listed on, including these four six seven. Are any others on the way out?

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February 24th, 2011 by Alison

The spring children’s consignment sale season kicks off this weekend with The Clothesline and Kids Layne!

The Clothesline (I am trying my hand at consigning for the very first time, so I’ll let you know how that goes. Everyone go buy my stuff!)
Bon Air Community Center
8725 Quaker Lane, Richmond 23235

Public Sale Hours
Thursday February 24, 2011 4:00 to 8:00p
Friday February 25, 2011 9:00a to 8:00p
Saturday February 26, 2011 8:00a to 2:00p

Kids Layne
10616 Patterson Avenue (intersection of Patterson ave and Pump)
Canterbury Shopping Center

Public Sale Hours
Friday Feb 25th, 2011 9AM – 7PM (Facebook fans and Twitter followers can shop beginning at 8am!)
Saturday Sat Feb 26th, 2011 8AM – 4PM
Sunday Feb 27th, 2011 8AM – 12 Noon

I plan to visit both today, so check back late tonight for slideshows and updates


Walgreen’s – Get a FREE 8×10 collage print today 2/24 only with code FREE 8X10 COLLAGE PRINT_DEAL. Order online and choose in-store pickup

Kid-to-Kid Glen Allen20 items for $10 clearance sale starting Saturday! Choose from a huge assortment of select clearance apparel. Yes, there is maternity as well. Come early for the best selection! Cannot be combined with other coupons or discount offers. Less than 20 items priced as marked(10953 W Broad St)

Roan – All fall merchandise 75% off through Saturday (3142 West Cary Street)

Reminder: Tuckahoe and Varina Library book sales are this weekend

Reminder: Indoor sidewalk sales at at merchants around Libbie Avenue area on Saturday

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February 24th, 2011 by Alison

shops at 5807 indoor sidewalk sale

This Saturday, head to Libbie/Patterson/Grove in the West End for indoor sidewalk sales!

The Shops at 5807 (5807 Patterson Ave) will be offering an assortment of special deals beginning at 10am.

The Toy Center next door (5811 Patterson Avenue) will also be participating.

Along the Libbie & Grove corridor, participating businesses include Carreras, Bliss, Lavender & Lace, Logo Advantage II, For the Love of Pete, Libbie Books, Peter Blair, Fraiche, La Grande Dame, Mango, Rue La la, V for the Home, Levys, Thistles, Living, & Libbie Market.

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February 22nd, 2011 by Alison

The Richmond Metropolitan Convention & Visitors Bureau has compiled a list of local businesses offering discounts for folks attending the Picasso exhibit which just opened at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Save your ticket stubs, art fans! There are lots of “10% off your purchase” and “free appetizer with two entree purchase” offers. A few of my favorite deals:

All Fired Up
3311 W. Cary Street | Richmond, VA 23221 | 804.355.3412
Present your ticket stub and receive one free studio fee. Limit one use per person. Valid 2/19/11 – 5/15/11.

1409 East Cary Street | Richmond, VA 23219 | 804.643.0911
Present your ticket stub at dinner and receive a free signature starter platter with the purchase two entrees.
Not valid with other promotions

LEX’S of Carytown
3020 W. Cary Street | Richmond, VA 23221 | 804.355.5425
Bring in your ticket stub and receive 20% off a one-time purchase (excluding all formal wear).

Play N Trade
2930 W. Cary Street | Richmond, VA 23221 | 804.353.PLAY
Present your ticket stub and receive 20% off any used game or accessory.

Secco Wine Bar
2933 W. Cary Street | Richmond, VA 23221 | 804.353.0670
Present your ticket stub and receive one free antipasto. Valid 2/19/11 – 5/15/11.

Strawberry Street Café
421 Strawberry Street | Richmond, VA 23220 | 804.353.6860
This offer entitles those who attend the exhibit a 10% dining discount off their guest check by showing their brochure or tickets. This offer is available February 19th – May 15th, 2011 and may not be combined with any other promotion.

If you’ll be visiting Richmond, there is also a list of Picasso-themed hotel packages.

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February 17th, 2011 by Alison

President’s Day weekend often marks the wrapping up of winter clearance in stores – keep an eye out for great clearance bargains. If you feel like a trip to the Williamsburg Prime Outlets this weekend, here’s a list of some of the sales being offered.

platos closet grab bag

Plato’s ClosetGrab Bag Event beginning this Friday; stuff as many clearance items as possible into one bag for $15. All regular-priced merchandise 10% off. (9127 West Broad St and 9766 Midlothian Tpke) Print the flyer to receive admission to the sale beginning at 9am. Regular admission begins at 10am

Once Upon a Child Midlothian – “20 Items for 10 Bucks” sale starts Saturday – purchase twenty marked clearance items for only $10. Lesser quantities $1 each (9770 Midlothian Turnpike tel 272-2229)

blue ridge mountain sports

Blue Ridge Mountain SportsBig Winter Clearance Sale begins Friday, with an extra 20% off marked clearance prices, going to 30% on Saturday and 40% Sunday and Monday

Whole FoodsFriday’s One Day Deal is organic whole chickens for $1.69/lb (reg. $2.69/lb)

Received a tip from Wendy that sale boots in Saxon Shoes’ Back Room are 70% off.

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February 16th, 2011 by Alison

borders closing
Update 2/19: Received an email store closing sale has started – 20% to 40% off with limited exclusions

Update 2/18: I stopped by the store this morning. There were no sale signs up, and the only things different (besides the subdued mood) were a few signs on bookshelves that said “fixture not for sale” and the coffee shop no longer operating. I chatted with an employee who told me:

The store is officially not part of Borders any more
Store inventory has been sold to a liquidation company
The “liquidation sale” scheduled to begin this weekend, and he expected it to continue for 6-8 weeks. Don’t know what the sale will consist of yet
Gift cards can still be redeemed during that time

2011 calendars are on clearance for $1, and I scored a jet plane one and fire truck one for decorating my son’s room!


Farewell to all the 40% off coupons and other goodies Borders offers…

borders glen allen

The only Richmond-area Borders location (9750 West Broad St, Glen Allen) is scheduled to close within weeks. The books and music chain will be closing almost one-third of its stores as part of Chapter 11 bankruptcy filed this morning.

I’ll try to stop by in the next few days and find out what, if any, closing sales will be offered. Please let me know if you hear more details.

(via, Wall Street Journal and Richmond Biz Sense)

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February 10th, 2011 by Alison

Ladies Night at Lakeside AvenueTonight (Thursday) various stores are staying open til 9am and offering special events and sales. Retailers include

Arneda’s Thrift & Gift
Bangs Salon
Ex Libris Books
Keep Good Company
Kid’s Grow
My Closet Your Treasures
Once Upon A Vine
Pass It On! Robin’s Nest Antiques
Save Recess! Toys & Games
The Cane Connection Umami Coffee & Tea
Whispers Of Time

More information about several stores available on R-Home blog.

Ben Franklin Crafts & Frames – 6-Day Sale includes $1.44 t-shirts by Gilden and Fruit of the Loom, $1.77 200-pk construction paper, and small Yankee candle jars 3 for $10

Arby’s – Coupon for free order of steakhouse onion rings with any sandwich purchase. Expires 2/14

Applebee’s – Guests at area Applebee’s are getting some extra love this Valentine’s Day season with Applebee’s 2 for $20 meals featuring two full-size meals and one appetizer to share for just $20. Beginning Feb. 7, Applebee’s will also be handing out Valentine’s Day treat sheets featuring 12 coupons, each valid for one free Brownie Bite on a dine-in visit Feb. 15- March 13, 2011. During Valentine’s Day weekend (Feb. 11 -14), guests will be given $5 off $25 coupons, valid on a dine-in visit Feb. 15-March 6, 2011.

Gap Outlet – Coupon for “Buy one item, get one free” valid this Saturday, 2/12. (via Kim at Day by Day Savings)

According to NBC 12’s Discount Diva, the Blockbuster at Midlothian and Ruthers Rd is closing and everything is on sale – Dining certificates are 80% off with code LOVE through 2/14

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February 3rd, 2011 by Alison

carytown 1st

Carytown First is back tonight. Join us on the first Thursday of each month, as participating Carytown shops stay open later to offer one-night-only specials, and offer unique opportunities, such as food and drink tastings, fashion workshops and much more! Specials tonight include-

Eurotrash – Wishlist Event with 50% off Fall/Winter Shoes and Apparel

All Fired Up – Enjoy No Studio Fees at All Fired Up this Thursday night from 5pm-close

Bonvenu – Mention “Carytown First Thursday” to receive 10% off your food bill

Rita’s Italian Ice – We will be opening for the 2011 season THIS FRIDAY, February 4th at 12pm!! We will have new flavors for you to try and new products too! And to kick it off right, we will be giving you 50% OFF ALL TREATS through Sunday ( Excludes quarts, gallons and party buckets)

Segway of RichmondFebruary Coupon Book Special is half-off books of 10 or more tickets that can be used for 2 hour tours or 1.5 hours rentals. 10 coupons for $250 (reg. $500) and they are valid through the end of the year. Thanks Jonah!

Richmond Ice Zone – Holding a used equipment sale this Saturday from 9am-noon. Everything for skaters… Figure Skates, Practice and Competition Dresses, Warm-up Jackets and Pants, Crash Pads, Hockey Skates, Hockey gear, Hockey sticks, Goalie Gear, Jerseys, Roller Blades, Bike Helmets. If skaters use it, we will sell it. (636 Johnston Willis Drive)

Kid-to-Kid Glen AllenSemi-Annual Clearance sale starts today! Join Kid to Kid for savings of 10%-70% OFF already low prices. On all clearance items, spend: $1 – $20, get an additional 10% OFF; $21-$30, get an additional 20% OFF; $31-$40, get an additional 30% OFF. Plus, SAVE 10% on all other gently used items in the store! (10953 W. Broad St)

Macy’s Wear Red Day – Help us spread the word about Heart Health by taking part in National Wear Red Day on February 4 and the Wear Red Sale at Macy’s from February 2-6! Wear red to any store and receive extra savings of 20% off!

Rabies Vaccine Special – will be running vaccine clinics at local Petcos this Sunday February 6. This month, rabies shots are only $5 (reg. $15) Plus $3 medical waste disposal fee. They will be at Chester (10-11am), Midlothian (2-3pm), West Broad (3:30-4:30pm) and Staples Mill (5:30-6:30pm)

Cafe Caturra Midlothian“Super Bottle Party” on Sunday from 3-9pm: 15% off bottles of wine

AMF Bowling – Coupon for $10 (per person) all-you-can-bowl this Sunday (Thanks Richmond Family Magazine)

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January 27th, 2011 by Alison

Update: coupon for free 1.6oz Home Essentials candle at Bath & Body Works, through 1/31

Update: Old Navy clearance sale now up to 90% off

Redbox – Today only (Thursday), get a free night’s rental with code MOVIENIGHT (via Day By Day Savings). We have just started using Redbox because I get tired of waiting a month til Netflix gets new releases!

segway of richmond

Segway – We are celebrating Black History Month with buy 1 get 1 half off The Black History Tour until the end of February. Glide on a Segway with a guide through the scenes of Richmond’s Infamous slave trade, through Jackson Ward and through VA’s Connection the Brown v. The Board of Eduction Topeka. The tour is about 2 hours and includes a 15 min safety training so you will feel comfortable, have fun and learn. The tour is available daily but reservations are required. $65.00 per person and includes admission to the Black History Museum and Cultural Center. To make reservations or to get more information call 804-343-1850 (Thanks Jonah!)

Roan – Happy Birthday to Roan!! We’re celebrating our 1st birthday with a blowout SALE! 70% off all fall/winter merchandise! (3142 West Cary Street) – Save 80% on dining certificates through 1/31 with code MEAL

Starbucks Rewards – Register a Starbucks card online with Starbucks rewards and you’ll receive a free drink of choice on your birthday, as well as earning “stars” towards others rewards

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January 20th, 2011 by Alison

old navy

Old Navy – Thanks to Angela Wright on Twitter for tipping me off that the Old Navy at Willow Lawn is offering an extra 50% off lowest clearance prices (up from 40% last week). I found this green peacoat for $7.49 (orig. $59.50), sparkly tank top for $1.50 (orig. $14.50) and flip-flips for $.23, in addition to some $1.50 basic shirts for my son for next winter. I imagine other Richmond stores have the same offer, but call to check. If you are an Old Navy Cardholder, there is also a 25% off appreciation event going on through 1/24. And check the Barker’s Bones tab on Facebook for additional coupons.

Chick-fil-A at Chesterfield Plaza – Facebook fans can print a coupon for a FREE Spicy Chicken biscuit, expires 2/28. (You can technically print it without being a FB fan, but it’s intended for fans so please become one if you use it!)

Chick-fil-A inside The Shops at Willow Lawn – Any day it snows in January and we are still open, just mention this ad to receive a FREE 3-ct Chicken Strips with a purchase! (Hope this one doesn’t get activated!)

People’s Tax – New clients save 20% on tax preparation – print coupon and bring it to any of the 9 Richmond locations (People’s Tax is a locally owned company!) Other special offers include returning client discounts and $25 tax prep for full-time students.

Tots On the Go – Any customer who purchases a Britax B-Ready stroller from either our online store or in person at our Richmond location between January 10th and February 9th at midnight will be entered to win a free Britax Chaperone Infant Car Seat! Check out Tots on the Go on Facebook to keep up with current sales and giveaways.

Om Om Yoga – National Yoga Day event on Saturday: In Honor of National Yoga Day: Enjoy $10 Classes at Om On Yoga! Or $5 for New Students and Yoga Instructors! Also, check out our National Yoga Day in-store promotions! And with that, we’re kicking off a new program Each week we will offer one of our regularly scheduled classes for a drop-in rate of just $10! Find out which class is just $10 in store, from our emailed newsletters, or on our Facebook page! (320 Libbie Ave)

Posh – Annual Snowflake Sale starts Friday, up to 60% off (13823B Village Place Drive, Midlothian)

Ten Thousand Villages – Semi-annual clearance sale continues through this weekend! Select merchandise is 50% off (3201 W Cary St)

The Clothes Rack – All blue tag clothes $1 Thursday, Friday and Saturday (2618 W. Cary Street, 6780 Forest Hill Avenue)

Big Lots – Coupon for 20% off your entire purchase starting Saturday. You probably need a (free) Buzz Club membership to use it

Bath & Body Works – Print a coupon for a free Signature Collection Travel Size Item (up to $5 value) with any purchase. Expires February 9.

Snapfish – You can order a FREE 8×11 Classic Photo Book ($24.99 value) with code SOAPBOOK. Shipping will cost $6.99. Not sure when the code expires, possibly Saturday

Finally, my friends Eleanor at Saving Our Way and Angie from My Four Monkeys are teaming up with Kroger to lead a FREE couponing workshop next Tuesday: “Secrets to Saving for the Super Bowl.” If you want to learn more about using coupons, don’t miss it! The event will be held at the Short Pump Kroger from 6:30-8pm. Email Eleanor at if you would like to attend!

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