The Richmond-Times Dispatch reports that discount department store Roses plans to open two locations in Richmond this year. One will be in the eastern Henrico building that currently houses The Showplace, and the chain is negotiating for the former Winn-Dixie supermarket on Beulah Road in Chesterfield as well.
There are currently Roses stores in Ashland and Hopewell.
Roses, which says its chief competition is Walmart and Kmart, carries an assortment of toys, health and beauty aids, housewares, furniture, sporting goods, snacks, clothing, accessories and jewelry.
Sawyer said the store at The Showplace should open in August or September, and the Beulah Road store could open about a month later if there are no unanticipated hang-ups in negotiations for that space.
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I’m busy cleansing my house for a big yard sale this Saturday. (Sorry stalkers, not posting the address, but it’s on Craigslist!) My poor husband is shocked at the amount of junk I’ve managed to find storage places for…
Whole Foods – Friday’s one day deal is one dozen whole trade roses for $5 (Reg. $12.99)
Papa John’s – Use promo code SUMMER50 to save 50% off regular prices on online orders. Offer valid through Aug 12 (Makes a large cheese pizza $5.50)
It’s Tax Free Weekend in Virginia on school supplies and clothing. Kid to Kid Midlothian is offering 15% off the entire store
Sidewalk sales at the Carytown Watermelon Festival
Frugal gals, you might want to forward this to the guys in your lives so they don’t overpay for Valentine’s Day bouquets in their quest to demonstrate how much they love you.
Note to men: If you receive this post forwarded from your wife or girlfriend, take the hint that she likes flowers and you should be getting them for her other times of year too, just because!
Cheapest flowers award goes to Trader Joe’s every year, with a dozen roses for $9.99 (Sometimes this is all colors except red). They also have extremely affordable daffodils – $1.69/bunch!
Whole Foods – Twenty roses for $19.99. You can order online
Walmart – A dozen roses for $15
Tom Leonard’s – Dozen long-stem roses “2 for $30.” Also offers a “premium bouquet” of assorted flowers for $12.99
Fresh Market – Dozen long-stemmed roses $16.99, or two dozen for $30
Vogue Flowers – Valentine’s Early Bird Special: Have your order delivered by February 13th and receive a $10 gift card by mail. Use code VDGIFT. Valid for local delivery only. Gift card expires 5/31/12
Also Cash & Carry Specials: A dozen roses from $19.95 and Valentine’s bouquets from $14.95
Strange’s Florist – Order early and enter “facebook” at checkout on www.stranges.com for $10 off your Valentine’s flowers. Good through Friday, February 10th, 2012.
Living Social – Pay $25 for $50 to spend on flowers from Teleflora (Bouquets start at $44.95, with a $15.99 service fee. They offer a “deal of the day” bouquet for $50 – you take what you get!) Purchase voucher by Friday 2/10.
Groupon – $20 for $40 to spend on flowers (or any gift) through FTD. Florist-delivered bouquets start at $29.99 before fees. Purchase Groupon by Saturday 2/11.
Another option to check for deals would be warehouse clubs like Costco and BJ’S.
Where do you find flower values this time of year? Or are you like me and just ignore Valentine’s Day altogether?