May 28th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

ashland chick-fil-a grand opening first 100

Who wants to win free Chick-fil-A for a year?? Be ready to camp out by 6 a.m. tomorrow (5/29):

    The new Ashland restaurant, located at 815 England St., will be the scene of the latest Chick-fil-A grand opening celebration. The first 100 adults, ages 18 and older with identification, in line when the doors open about 6 a.m. on Thursday, May 30, each will win a one-year supply of free Chick-fil-A® Meals (52 coupons with each consisting of a Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich, medium Waffle Potato Fries™ and a medium drink) – a total of nearly $30,000 in free food. The line officially opens at 6 a.m., Wednesday, May 29, with the free meal cards being awarded Thursday, May 30, about 6 a.m. The restaurant will open for business immediately thereafter. If there are more than 100 people by 6 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, all 100 spots will be determined by a raffle held that morning with those selected needing to camp out to secure their spot. For complete rules, see Chick-fil-A First 100 Promotion.

For more information on the new Ashland Chick-fil-A restaurant, visit TheAshlandChickFilA on Facebook. Here’s the grand opening event page.

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March 6th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

tcby richmond

The TCBY on West Broad Street is open and holding a Grand Opening party this Saturday, March 9: The first 3 oz. of your yogurt purchase will be free, as well as a chance to win the Golden Cup – that’s free yogurt for one year (limit 10oz. per day)

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March 4th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

stuff redux richmond

Crafty types! You should know about this new organization – Stuff Redux: Richmond Creative Reuse Center that just opened last month.

We promote sustainability, creativity, and community engagement by redistributing discarded material to the community for creative and educational projects. Our vision is to help build a community that values the transformation of materials in Richmond…
When people and businesses around Richmond have items they can longer use they bring them to us! We have 800 sq. ft. of space filled with all sorts of materials perfect for your creative endeavor. We have standard office and craft supplies as well as more unique odds and ends.

Basically, the center collects unwanted supplies and reusable items and sells them inexpensively to creative people to turn into new cool stuff!

It was mentioned in the March issue of Richmond Magazine, which focused on Stuff’s partnership with the VCU medical department to find new lives for (non-contaminated but) discarded medical supplies.

stuff redux space

See a sampling of some of the materials available

The store also offers workshops and classes. (They even do birthday parties!)

If you have surplus supplies, check the website for more info about what is needed and how to donate. The project is also seeking crowdsource funding if you’d like to make a monetary donation.

Stuff Redux on Facebook

    1605 Rhoadmiller Street (off Hermitage Road, just behind the Richmond SPCA)
    Richmond, VA 23220

    Open Friday and Saturday: 11 AM – 5 PM
    OR By Appointment

I don’t anticipate visiting anytime soon because I accept I have no will-power to resist stockpiling neat little odds and ends with vague grandiose intentions!

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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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December 5th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

new kroger cloverleaf mall

I had the opportunity to preview the Kroger Marketplace at Stonebridge yesterday, which opened to the public this morning at 7 a.m.

Check out the photos from my visit in this Facebook album. Apologies for some that are a little dark – I figured out halfway through that my camera settings had switch to “night.”

It’s located near the intersection of Midlothian Turnpike and Chippenham Parkway, on the site where Cloverleaf Mall used to be. There’s a fuel center outside, as well as a number of other surrounding buildings under construction.

Inside, you’ll find a 123,000 square foot space that includes a Starbucks and a new concept to Kroger: the Marketplace. Kroger wants to be a one-stop shop offering expanded selections of items not typically found in grocery stores – you can pick up a KitchenAid mixer, bath towel, and furniture for your living room, and your baby will be set with clothes, car seats and more.

I can’t comment too much on prices – from my brief examination, some of the sale items appeared to be good deals, such as a Hungry Hungry Hippos game at half-price for ~$11.50. All purchases at the store qualify for fuel points that you can use for gas discounts at the Kroger fuel centers.

I had my boys with me in a shopping cart as I looked around, and not looking particularly “media-ish,” I couldn’t go more than a few feet at a time without some poor Kroger employee kindly trying to explain to me that the store wasn’t opening until tomorrow 🙂

Grand opening giveaways, while supplies last each day:

12/5 Heiners Old Fashioned Bread (20 oz)
12/6 4ct Kings Hawaiian Rolls
12/7 Frito Lay Deli Lays (10oz)
12/8 Info 4 Life Medical Information Packs, Pill Reminders
12/9 On the Border Chips

Every Saturday through January 5th, you can also enter to win big prizes like gift cards.

kroger sale

Some of the special prices available through Saturday worth noting (prices only good at Kroger Marketplace store):

    5-lb box Clementines $2.99
    USDA Choice Boneless Bottom Round Roast $2.49/lb
    Atlantic salmon fillets $3.99/lb
    Boar’s Head Sweet Slice Ham $5.99/lb
    Aconga wines $3.99
    Organic Braeburn apples $1.39/lb
    Clif or Luna bars $.88

If you received a holiday bonus of $15-$35 from spending at least $500 at Kroger stores last month (it will be listed on the bottom of your Kroger receipts), you can redeem it now through 12/22 at the Marketplace location.

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December 4th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

Those of you who clip coupons from the Sunday paper probably know the name Harbor Freight Tools – the company seems to have an ad in the coupon inserts almost every week.

Did you know they have stores in Richmond? There’s one on Hull Street (6500 Hull Street Rd) and one just opened in the West End (8093 W Broad St) in the old Books-A-Million space. Sunday’s paper had a coupon for a free 7-function digital multimeter with any purchase, plus a number of other discounts.

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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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October 18th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

green top in garnder mountain

Green Top Sporting Goods has moved into the former Gander Mountain location, and is holding its grand opening starting today, October 18, with special sales and lots of giveaways.

10150 Lakeridge Parkway, Ashland

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October 11th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

tru short pump

The new combined Babies ‘R Us/Toys ‘R Us store in Short Pump will have its grand opening this weekend:

The 58,000-square-foot store represents an ongoing strategy for the world’s leading dedicated toy and juvenile products retailer to bring two trusted brands together under one roof in an integrated Side-by-Side store format. Featuring a new design, the store provides customers a streamlined shopping environment that is easy to navigate and showcases the exclusive product offerings customers have come to expect. The store will celebrate its grand opening weekend with great savings, giveaways, kid-friendly activities and visits from popular costumed characters beginning on Friday, October 12 through Sunday, October 14.

I don’t have any additional specifics. The store is located in the same shopping center as Kroger, across from Short Pump Town Center.

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September 13th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

Several businesses in the new Carytown Place shopping area (remember “Don’t Big Box Carytown”?) are opening this week and next.

fresh market carytown

The Fresh Market – 10 N. Nansemond Street:

Doors will open at 9:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 19, and grand opening activities will include chef demonstrations, food sampling throughout the store, and drawings for The Fresh Market gift cards. A reusable shopping bag and sample-sized bag of the company’s gourmet coffee will be free to the first 1,000 customers.

(Press release)

Petco’s grand opening is this Friday through Sunday (Sept 14-16), and the first 100 PALS reward customers on Saturday will receive a $10 gift card. (More info about grand opening) Thr ribbon-cutting ceremony is at 8:55am Saturday.

A Panera is already open.

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