December 17th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

Braved the pre-Christmas Short Pump traffic to check out the newest RVA Goodwill this week

First, where is the Short Pump Goodwill located? At 4200 Tom Leonard Drive, right behind… Tom Leonard’s Farmers Market. (It really doesn’t require much traffic braving to reach because you just turn right at the first traffic light after the ramp from I-64.)

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short pump goodwill location

Drive to the back of the parking lot to reach the drive-through donation center. (The parking lot sidewalk doesn’t connect all the way to the drive through, so it might be best to drive through for your donations, if you have them, before parking to shop)

There are two big rooms, the “Home Store” to the right when you enter, with housewares, books, furniture, and electronics:

goodwill home store

goodwill books

And the main clothes, shoes, and accessory space:

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goodwill entrance

It’s very spacious, lots of room around the aisles. Pricing is consistent with other area Goodwills ($4.99 for a women’s long-sleeve shirt), and items are sorted by category then color. In the connecting hallway at the back I spotted four dressing rooms, which seems like low capacity for a store this size.

Half-price “color or the week” sales will begin January 18-

goodwill discount color

    Short Pump Goodwill hours:
    Monday-Saturday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Sunday 11 a.m. to 6 a.m.

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December 9th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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The second-hand options in the Far West End are expanding:

At 9 a.m. this Thursday 12/11, Goodwill of Central Virginia will open its new Short Pump store next to Tom Leonard’s.

Here are some photos of the new store

(4200 Tom Leonard Drive)

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March 25th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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“A new Goodwill store will open its doors March 27th at 9 a.m. at 10231 Washington Highway, Glen Allen, 23059. [Just north of Virginia Center Commons, in Hanover County]… The hours at this new 13,000+ square foot store will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.”

    Opening Weekend Events:

    First 200 shoppers each day will receive a free gift!

    9 a.m.: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and doors open
    All day: Hourly door prize giveaways

    3/28/14 Pinterest Ideas with Goodwill finds by Laura

    3/29/14 Ashland Firefighters give tours of truck

Photos of the new Hanover Goodwill

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March 5th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

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Good thrifty news for the far West End:

Goodwill has announced plans to open a new 22,000 square foot location at 4200 Tom Leonard Drive! – Richmond Biz Sense (Next door to Tom Leonard’s Farmers Market, currently home to a car customization shop). The Short Pump Goodwill is targeted for a fall opening.

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August 13th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

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Congrats to Angela for winning the Goodwill gift card giveaway!

If you didn’t win but are doing back-to-school shopping – Goodwill just released a coupon for 10% off any purchase of $20 or more – click here.

Expires 9/1, not valid with other discounts like color of the week.

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January 7th, 2013 by RichmondBargains


Goodwill is opening a new retail store/donation center in Goochland this Thursday, January 10, 2012, at 9 a.m. There will be hourly door prizes all day.

More info available from

Store hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
1650 St. Matthews Lane

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November 28th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

Hey Chesterfieldians, there’s a new Goodwill opening in Woodlake:

A new Goodwill retail store will open its doors November 29th at 9 a.m. at 14740 Hull Street Road, Chesterfield, VA 23832…
The new 11,000+ square foot store will include everything from clothing, to electronics, refurbished computer equipment, toys, books, house wares, furniture, and unique home accents. Store hours will be Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Visitors to this new Goodwill store will find many things that are a cut above the thrift store stereotype. Things like:
• A well-appointed store with more of a traditional retail feel, knowledgeable sales staff, a return policy, gift cards, and a frequent donor discount shopping program.
• Competitive pricing with the average cost for adult clothing at $4.99.
• A covered drive-thru donation drop-off area.
• Ever-changing merchandise as Goodwill re-stocks with at least 1,800 new items every day.
• Great giveaways, door prizes, and events during the first 3 days of the store opening.

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May 7th, 2012 by RichmondBargains


This Wednesday, May 9, save 20% off your purchase of $20 or more at any Central Virginia Goodwill store. No coupon needed. Cannot be combined with other discounts.

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November 25th, 2011 by RichmondBargains

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It’s back!

Save 50% at Goodwill with this offer from Daily Deal:

$15 for $30 Worth of Merchandise at Hampton Roads & Central Va. Goodwill Stores!

No cash value, no cash back; voucher valid for single use.
May not be combined with other offers, specials, discounts or promotions.
Valid at all Hampton Roads and Central Virginia locations only, from Virginia Beach to Ashland to Goochland to Petersburg.
Limit one per person; may purchase additional two as gifts using the Gifting feature on this site.
If purchasing as a gift, must purchase separately for each gift recipient and purchaser, if applicable.
Expires 4/15/2012

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December 11th, 2010 by Alison

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Facebook fan/like campaigns are all the rage these days; it seems like every company has a numbers goal it’s trying to reach and is offering Facebookers incentives such as coupons, freebies, and giveaways as the carrot for success.

(Richmond businesses with Facebook targets include Qdoba of Central Virginia, Franklin Goose, Vogue Flowers, Chick-fil-A Short Pump Crossing, Chick-fil-A at Chesterfield Plaza. Some goals are more realistic than others.)

Another institution looking for a Facebook bump is Goodwill: If Goodwill Industries of Central Virginia reaches 500 fans by December 31, each person will receive a 20% off coupon good at any store.

At the time of this writing, that means it needs 195 more folks, and I’m hoping a few of you will mosey over to Facebook to show support, either because you want a discount or just because you happen to “like” Goodwill.

Goodwill is a win/win/win organization, collecting unwanted items from the community, selling them to those who want to shop frugally, and using the proceeds to provide job assistance to persons with disabilities and individuals with social and economic disadvantages. Also, Goodwill will be building 6 NEW stores in Henrico/Chesterfield/Chester, as well as its first in Goochland, so liking the page will hopefully help you keep up with the latest news on those!

Also, do you know of any other local companies offering incentives for more people to like them on Facebook?

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