April 4th, 2016 by RichmondBargains

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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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November 30th, 2015 by RichmondBargains



I rounded up some cool Richmond deals that don’t require you getting out of your PJ’s on this rainy Cyber Monday 🙂

Entertainment Books – Pay as low as $10.50 net cost for a 2016 Richmond Entertainment Book, with free shipping. (Best deal of the year)

    How:
    – Shop Entertainment.com through your Ebates cash back account, which will give you 35% cash back on your purchase
    – Books are on sale for $19 each today, with free shipping
    – Purchase any two books (can be two Richmond or Richmond + another market) to save an extra 15% on your purchase
    – (Do NOT join the annual renewal program)

* Remember to use your Ebates today! Lots of double cash back rates today for Cyber Monday, including Walmart (5%), Living Social & Groupon (10%), JCPenney (15%), Kohl’s (10%) and many more. (I get a referral bonus if you sign up as a new Ebates user, but I would tell you you’re crazy not to take advantage of cash back shopping even if I didn’t!) *

Living Social – 25% off sitewide with code CYBER25. Max discount $20 (deals for places like Jiffy Lube, Putt-Putt, Nacho Mama’s, Padow’s, It’s Hip to Be Round)

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Kings Dominion – $39.99 for a 2016 admission ticket that includes parking

KidsDineFree.net – Get a KidsDineFree card for $10 with code “gobble” (50% off)

Richmond Magazine – Get a two-year subscription for $16

Colonial Williamsburg – Buy one annual pass, get one free

Flying Squirrels – 30% off your online order with code CYBER

The Nutcracker – 50% off Second Dress Circle tickets to select performances of Richmond Ballet’s The Nutcracker

River City Food Tours – Save 20% off gift certificates with code THANKSGIVING15

Quirk Hotel – Stay 2 nights and get your second night for $20.15! Advance purchase required, non-cancelable. Some blackouts may apply, not applicable to groups and applies to new reservations only. Travel Dec 1, 2015 through March 31, 2016.

Most deals listed above are valid today only 11/30

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January 30th, 2015 by RichmondBargains

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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, but there will be a happy hour at Friday night games. It also doesn’t specify the return of free Sunday admission for Kids Club members, but that will hopefully be promoted later 🙂 :

    The schedule proudly features 21 new and improved fireworks shows, 11 Free Shirt Fridays, 18 unique giveaways and 11 Kids Club Sunday’s with giveaways. Fireworks displays will accompany every Thursday and Saturday night game at the Diamond, while Opening Night on April 9th will feature the Squirrels first ever “Dueling Fireworks Extravaganza”(simultaneous fireworks shows to occur on the field and in the traditional location). New for 2015 is the Squirrels Free Shirt Fridays and Happy Hour for all 11 Friday night contests. A different Squirrels themed shirt will be given to the first 1,000 fans and Happy Hour drink specials will be available from 5:30-7:30PM. The team will of course pay homage to the Giants championship success with a World Series Replica Ring (April 28th), Hunter Strickland Bobblehead (July 7th) and a Joe Panik “Panic Button” (July 21st). Squirrels Tails Kids Club Sundays are once again a focal point with this year’s schedule featuring giveaways such as the Nutzy Pillowcase (April 12th), Nutzy Toothbrush Holder presented by The Children’s Hospital at VCU (May 24th), and the always popular Nutzy Cape Giveaway (August 2nd). A full and detailed promotional schedule can be found HERE.

    Fans are invited to bring a McDonald’s receipt to the box office for any of the Squirrels eight Monday games and receive a buy-one-get-one ticket offer.

Note that ticket prices will be increasing this year. General admission will cost $8 in advance and $9 at the gate, silver seats $10 in advance and $11 day of game, and field level is $12 in advance and $13 day of game.

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April 15th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

Last week, I filmed two segments for NBC12’s More Bang for Your Buckif 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” (here is my blog post about the Flying Squirrels deals)

“Tips to make your yard sale successful” I have some strong opinions on yard sale signage, in case you couldn’t tell 🙂

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April 8th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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Baseball is back in RVA starting Thursday! Our family loves attending Flying Squirrels games. Single game tickets cost $7 for Gold Level, $8 for Silver Level Reserved (Thursday through Sunday, or $7 for other weeknights), and $11 for Diamond Level. Parking in the lot costs $3.

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Here is the full list of 2014 Flying Squirrels promotions and giveaways. Some highlights:

    Mondays – McDonald’s Mondays (Get “2 for 1” Tickets with a McDonald’s receipt)

    Wednesdays – Wash ‘Em Down Wednesday’s (Happy Hour Drink Specials) From when the gates open until an hour after the first pitch of the game is thrown! (Last year this was $2 beers, don’t know if 2014 pricing is the same)

    Thursdays – Thursday Night Fireworks Series

    Saturdays – Saturday Night Fireworks Series (at nine of the eleven games)

    Sundays – Kroger Squirrel Tails Kids Club The Squirrel Tails Kids Club is a free club for newborns to 14. Members can receive a free general admission ticket and ice cream item on Sundays, all season long! You can register online and pick up your free ticket(s) at the Kids Club table on Sundays.

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(Banner from 2013 season)

Seniors 60+ are eligible for “Silver Squirrels,” which for $25 provides admission to 10 Tuesday homes games, a t-shirt, and a free concessions gift at each game. You can check out other ticket packages here.

Score an “A” Free Ticket Program – For every “A” on your current K-12 report card during the 3rd and 4th marking period you will earn a FREE General Admission ticket to a regular season Richmond Flying Squirrels game! Each “A” on your report card is good for one ticket per game-if you receive 8 A’s then you’ll receive 8 General Admission tickets to 8 different games! Receive your free tickets by bringing your report card to our Front Office or Box Office! Ticket is good for student only. Free tickets are based upon availability. (Kids may also be eligible for a free ticket through their school’s Go Nuts for Reading! Program)

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Cheap Seats – What’s up with the “Ollie’s Cheap Seats” banner way down the third base line? Tickets in section 217 are available each game for $4. (You can purchase online – look for the “$4.00 – Ollie’s Seats” option – but there’s a $1.50 convenience charge for each.)

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August 5th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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The Flying Squirrels baseball team shop, the Squirrels Nest, will hold a sidewalk sale this Tuesday, August 6 from 11am-5pm. Save up to 50% on visors, hats, t-shirts, polos and jackets. Sale items will be available online (there will be shipping fees) and at the Squirrels Nest shop at The Diamond.

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April 9th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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We took our older son to see the Flying Squirrels play last night (it was a blast – he’s five and is just starting to follow how baseball works. He insisted that I pay attention to all pitches so I could tell him if they were balls or strikes, and whether that was “good for the Flying Squirrels or not”)

But of course I can’t help looking for more bargains at the ballpark. I found these two and will add them to the main Flying Squirrels deal post here.

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The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Cheap Seats – What’s up with the “Ollie’s Cheap Seats” banner way down the third base line? Tickets in section 217 are available each game for $4. (You can purchase online – look for the “$4.00 – Ollie’s Seats” option – but there’s a $1.50 convenience charge for each.)

I’ve marked the location of the cheap seats above with a black arrow.

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Wash Em Down Wednesday – On Wednesdays, beers are available for $2 each. This isn’t mentioned on the Squirrels website, possibly because of weird ABC laws regarding advertising alcoholic beverage specials. Anyway, the sign didn’t specify, but I assume this applies to the small size beers (Around 14oz and $5.75 each normally, I think but don’t quote me)

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April 4th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

Who’s excited for the Richmond Flying Squirrels baseball season opening today? We are going to try to make it to one of the day games this month.

If you’re trying to save money, it looks like Monday games are the ones to catch – Fans will received two tickets for the price of one for any Monday home game with a valid receipt from McDonald’s PLUS hot dogs will cost only $1!

The other day for deals is Sunday, when kids 14 and under who join the (free) Squirrel Tails Kids Club receive free admission and a free meal! (To receive a meal voucher members must visit one of the two Squirrel Tails tables located by the main entrance. Only one voucher per member, per game. This week features a hot dog, bag of chips and small Coca Cola fountain drink.) The Rita’s Water Ice carts have $2 kids sized ice for all Squirrels Kids Club members on Sunday as well. Parents can purchase a $35 Sunday FUNNDAY ticket package, with 5 Sunday games of your choice, a free t-shirt AND an invite for you and your Kroger Squirrel Tails member to an exclusive event at Kings Dominion on April 12th!

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2013 Richmond Flying Squirrels Nightly Promotions:
Mondays – McDonald’s Mondays (2 for 1 Tickets with McDonald’s Receipt)
Mondays – Dollar Dog Mondays ($1 Hot Dogs at Every Monday Home Game)
Thursdays – Thursday Night Fireworks Series presented by Coventry Health Care & Your Local Ford Dealers
Saturdays – Saturday Night Fireworks Series (Exception: May 18th – Human Cannonball)
Sundays – Kids Eat Free (Free Meal with Kroger Squirrel Tails Kids Club Membership)

If you love the free stuff that is given away at many games (can you ever have too many bobbleheads??), here is the full lineup of Flying Squirrels giveaways. Arrive early before they run out. This is the full promotion calendar

Seniors 60+ are eligible for “Silver Squirrels,” which for $25 provides admission to 10 Tuesday homes games, a t-shirt, and a free concessions gift at each game. You can check out other ticket packages here.

The Ollie’s Bargain Outlet Cheap Seats – What’s up with the “Ollie’s Cheap Seats” banner way down the third base line? Tickets in section 217 are available each game for $4. (You can purchase online – look for the “$4.00 – Ollie’s Seats” option – but there’s a $1.50 convenience charge for each.)

Wash Em Down Wednesday – At Wednesday games, beers are available for $2 each for a two-hour time period. This isn’t mentioned on the Squirrels website, possibly because of weird ABC laws regarding advertising alcoholic beverage specials.

And finally, the Score an “A” Free Ticket Program for kids returns as well – For every “A” on your current K-12 report card during the 3rd and 4th marking period you will earn a FREE General Admission ticket to a regular season Richmond Flying Squirrels game! Each “A” on your report card is good for one ticket per game-if you receive 8 A’s then you’ll receive 8 General Admission tickets to 8 different games! Receive your free tickets by bringing your report card to our Front Office or Box Office! Ticket is good for student only. Free tickets are based upon availability. (Kids may also be eligible for a free ticket through their school’s Go Nuts for Reading! Program)

Single game tickets cost $7 for Gold Level, $8 for Silver Level Reserved (Thursday through Sunday), and $11 for Diamond Level. Parking in the lot costs $3.

Check the back of your tickets and parking stub for coupons to Rita’s Italian Ice (a free ice!), River City Diner, McDonald’s, and Halligan Bar & Grill!

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July 6th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

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The Richmond Flying Squirrels and McDonald’s have partnered on “McDonald’s Monday”:

Fans who bring a receipt from a purchase at any of the 69 Richmond-area McDonald’s can redeem it for a free ticket with the purchase of a ticket to any Monday home game at The Diamond in 2012. Additionally, the first 1,000 fans at every Monday home game will receive a rally towel courtesy of McDonald’s.

• Monday, July 9th: 12:05 PM – Reading Phillies (Summer Camp Day)
• Monday, July 16th: 7:05 PM – Altoona Curve (Mark Ballas Appearance)
• Monday, August 20th: 7:05 PM – Bowie Baysox (Nutzy & Zinger Salt and Pepper Shakers Giveaway)
• Monday, August 27th: 7:05 PM – Harrisburg Senators (Greek Night)
• Monday, September 3rd: 12:05 PM – Akron Aeros (Jimmy Buffett Day & Regular Season Home Finale)

Remember, kids can get free tickets for good grades through the “Score an A Program” or if they join the Flying Squirrels Kids Club, they receive free admission to Sunday home games.

Somehow this slipped through my deal radar! I found out about it reading Richmond.com’s Top Five Weekend Events. No worries, there are still 5 of the 8 Monday home games left (and you would not have wanted to be at the stadium for the last one on June 25th, when that HUGE storm system rolled through!)

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Storm damage. Photo credit: DC Winyard

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June 12th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

As another school year ends, here’s a reminder of some of the reward programs that kids with good report cards can take advantage of!

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Flying Squirrels Score An “A” Free Ticket Program – For every “A” on your current K-12 report card during the 3rd and 4th marking period you will earn a FREE General Admission ticket to a regular season Richmond Flying Squirrels game! Each “A” on your report card is good for one ticket per game-if you receive 8 A’s then you’ll receive 8 General Admission tickets to 8 different games! Receive your free tickets by bringing your report card to our Front Office or Box Office! Ticket is good for student only. Free tickets are based upon availability. Courtesy of Union First Market Bank.

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Bowl America Rolling Rewards – For each “A” or “B”, (or the equivalent grade) that appears on your final 2011-2012 school year report card , Bowl America will reward you with A FREE game of bowling. You also will be automatically enrolled in the Rolling Rewards Honor Roll Program, which encourages you to keep up the good work and lets you enjoy free bowling throughout the 2012-2013 school year. (4 Richmond-area locations)

Krispy Kreme – An “A” grade on the report card gets the child a free donut, up to 6 free! This may be limited to sixth grade and under

Whole Foods Short Pump – Children receive a free small gelato for having an “A” on their report cards (Limit one gelato per child per report card. Grades K-12.) (received a report that this was only offered for straight A’s)

(No longer listed on the website – discontinued?) Melting Pot Straight A Club – Do you have an honor roll student in the house? As school comes to a close we would like to recommend rewarding your students hard work with a FREE Melting Pot meal. If your child receives all A+’s, A’s or A-‘s on his/her report card you can bring that card in for a special dinner. For children in grades Kindergarten to 8th grade they can get a 3 course meal including cheese, entree (chicken, shrimp, teriyaki sirloin and ravioli) and chocolate. Those in High School (9th through 12th) can receive a four course meal. *An adult must accompany the honored student and at least one additional four-course dinner must be ordered to go with the free meal. Only one report card per reservation please. No other discounts/coupons can be used with this promotion. Valid only with the report card for this quarter. Not valid Friday or Saturday. We do offer this special feature year round so if they didn’t get all A’s this quarter they can always try again in the fall!

Blockbuster “Good Grades, Free Rental” – Get a free movie rental (family/kid sections only) for children in kindergarten through 12th grade who earn an A or B average on their report cards. Must be presented within 30 days of issuance

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– Each “A” translates into 3 free tokens, a “B” gets 2, and a “C” earns 1, up to a limit of 15.

Sweet Spot Candy – Save 20% on a purchase with all A’s and B’s

Color Me Mine – Save $1 off the studio fee for each “A” (or “S” for KG, or “E” for grades 1-2) on report card. Incentive good for children 12 and under. Limit of $6 off. Incentive is valid for one month from report card issue date

Play N Trade Carytown – 10% off per item per A on used games and select accessories. Also, free T-shirt for more than 3 A’s! All ages!

Via Heather: Brusters ice cream also offers a free sundae with A’s on report cards!

    This list has been compiled over a few years. Please let me know if you aware of any not listed, or if you find that a program is no longer available! (It’s always smart to check)

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