July 18th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

platos closet rva grab bag

Plato’s Closet Grab Bag – Stuff as many clearance items as possible in one bag for just $15! Print the email for early admission at 9am. Offer may not be used in conjunction with any other discount, offer, sale or previous purchase (9127 W Broad St and 9766 Midlothian Trnpk)

Papa John’s – Use promo code CHOOSE50 to get 50% off a large regular-priced pizza. Valid through 7/21

Whole Foods – $1.99 for one pound package of organic strawberries. Reg $4.49. While they last. Friday 7/19 only

Kid To Kid Midlothian – Just moved to a new location – 4537 Commonwealth Centre Parkway. Come on in Thursday and get $5 off your purchase of $25 when you mention this [Facebook] post.

Clover – We’re making room for all of our cute fall clothes. ALL SUMMER CLOTHES ARE 50-75% OFF! Happy shopping:)

Boyer’s Ice Cream and Coffee – This Friday, July 19th, come in and enjoy one of our new delicious bagel sandwiches at a 50% discount (5720 Patterson Ave)

Reminder: The Layne consignment sale

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July 18th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

appalachian spring

Appalachian Spring’s Short Pump location will be closing July 31:

“Thank you Richmond for ten great years at Short Pump Town Center. We have come to the end of our lease here and our store at Short Pump will be closing July 31, 2013. As a thank you to our Richmond customers, all items in our Short Pump Store have been reduced 20% to 50% until the store closes July 31. (The reductions may not be combined with any other discount).”

Appalachian Spring specializes in “Fine American Crafts.” The four Washington D.C. locations remain open. (11800 West Broad Street 804-364-9700)

Thanks to my dad Lamont! I know I’ve arrived when my dad starts sending me deal tips 🙂 Or alternatively he was hinting that his birthday is coming up…

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March 26th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

entertainment book bankrupt

I received an email from Cara, alerting me that Entertainment Promotions, publisher of the Entertainment Book, filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy earlier this month (meaning the company will be dissolved; employees have already been laid off; the company’s Facebook page has been deleted).

    *Even though the Entertainment.com website appears to still be selling the books, I wouldn’t purchase one if you haven’t already because of the uncertainty of fulfillment and redemption.

    *This means no future Entertainment books, which is a shame, because I still liked them even with the advent of daily deal sites. The popularity of my Entertainment Book giveaway in January tells me you guys still like them too.

    *More pressing – The current book coupons don’t expire until November 1, 2013. Will businesses still accept the coupons from the 2013 book?

Entertainment has not made any public statement about it that I can find.

Here are my non-legal expertise thoughts:

Merchants join the Entertainment book program for the exposure, which they received when you purchased your book. Entertainment does not owe them any money when you redeem a coupon. Therefore, businesses should still honor the coupons as published.

(Honestly, the small businesses included in the book may not be aware of the bankruptcy unless Entertainment notifies them. The more I have opportunity to interact with small business owners, the more I realize how insanely busy they are – not much spare time to troll the web for news about Entertainment Books.)

But it’s slightly more complicated, because if the business refuses the coupon, you have no recourse.

From Entertainment.com’s frequently asked questions

What should I do if a merchant did not honor/recognize my coupon/card?

In some rare instances (e.g. a business/franchise closing, a merchant decision to opt out of the program after the book publishes, or an unforeseen change in the merchant’s establishment, etc.), a merchant may refuse to honor your discount. Any changes or updates regarding a merchant’s products, discounts or status should be reflected in the online Merchant Hotline, accessible at www.entertainment.com/hotline.

If a merchant that is listed on Entertainment.com did not honor your discount, please contact our Customer Service team to let them know. When completing the customer service form, please provide the name and location of the merchant.

From Terms of Use:

ENTERTAINMENT PUBLICATIONS, LLC, and/or its parent or subsidiaries, will not be responsible if any establishment breaches its contract or refuses to accept the Membership Card/Bonus Card/coupons; however, it will attempt to secure compliance.

With the company no longer operating, there is effectively no enforcement, and therefore no incentive to comply (beyond keeping you as a customer, of course!)

So if an Entertainment Book coupon is the reason you are patronizing a merchant, it is imperative to verify in advance (before purchase, visit, etc.) with the merchant whether they are still honoring Entertainment Book coupons.

Thoughts? Anyone own a business that has participated with Entertainment and know more about the legal ramifications?

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January 30th, 2013 by RichmondBargains

main art supply

The owner of Main Art Supply and Framing (1537 W Main St) is retiring and closing the store –

Once in a Lifetime Closing Sale at Main Art Supply! Right Now!
Come get store fixtures, shelving, drawers, and more! Paints and brushes! Pencils, pens, markers, paper! Easels! A ton of art supplies at great discounts! Spread the word!

Some of the % off discounts are listed on the website.

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December 18th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

Thanks Theresa S. for this tip:

Just wanted to share with you the Liquidation Warehouse Store -1500 Chamberlayne Ave. 23222 804.355.0384 – is going out of business. I was unaware and stopped by today everything in the shop is 20% off.

I have never been, but it sounds like an experience!

Liquidation Warehouse is a store like no other. Every item in our inventory is handpicked for quality, uniqueness and value. Many of our Items including Visual, High Decor, Furniture, Lighting and Giftware are Consignments from our Customers and Friends. We are constantly searching for new and amazing products that are sure to make you smile, turn your head, or bring back a little of your childhood

According to the Facebook page, it sounds like the store will close mid-January.

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September 26th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

I swung by the Babies R Us location on West Broad that is relocating to Short Pump and snapped a few pictures of what was left (see last month’s post for more details on the move). Most things are 50-60% off original prices. No diapers, baby gear, etc. There was bedding, some floor model furniture, random accessories, clothes, sunscreen, a few toys, and bunch of store fixtures that someone might be able to use creatively. According to the sign outside, yesterday there were 6 days left until closing.

A similar clearance is going on at Toys R Us on Quiocassin Rd.

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August 28th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

Babies ‘R Us at 9004 West Broad St and Toys ‘R Us at 8700 Quioccasin Rd are liquidating inventory as they prepare for a move to a single Short Pump store.

Signs currently say up to 30% off, but most merchandise is 10% off (Not worth rushing out to get your Christmas shopping done). All items are final sale. The stores will tentatively be open until the end of September.

Phone: (804)747-4720

Phone: (804)740-6116

The new combined Toys R Us/Babies R Us will be located at “The Corner in Short Pump” across from Short Pump Town Center. It is scheduled to open October 12.

Not pleased about this – deep Short Pump is inconvenient to access, but I dare say they won’t miss my very occasional trips 🙂

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July 27th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

Whole Foods Market – Friday One Day Deal is fresh, wild coho salmon fillets $8.99/pound. Reg. $16.99/lb (Guess what we are splurging on for dinner??)

Barrel Thief – The Short Pump location is closing Saturday, and all wine is 20% off. (Patterson Ave location remains open – if you love wine when you dine out, I definitely recommend checking it out!)

Great Big Greenhouse – Summer Clearance Sale 30% to 75% OFF – One of a kinds, discontinues, out of season and slighty worn items all included! Click here to see many of the sale items
Also, 25% Off Any One Plant with this coupon, Expires August 1, 2012. Cannot be combined with Clearance Sale

The Clothes Rack thrift store – 50% Off at both stores Friday & Saturday (2618 West Cary Street; 6780 Forest Hill Avenue)


50% off at Hall Tree Consignment
Libbie Avenue Sidewalk Sales
$6.99 Entertainment Books

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July 18th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

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rattle & roll

Tip from Jen K. that Rattle & Roll (5003 Huguenot Rd) is closing, by August 31:

As of [yesterday] there [was] still some clothes – Zutano and other various brands, there are some toys – stuffed animals, puzzles, etc., and there’s a terribly cute kids table and chairs set that makes me wish I hadn’t just bought ours, as well as other furniture and some strollers. Also quite a few cute shoes (Riley Roos for $15!) and crib bedding sets, oh and I saw her bring out a stack of those reusable snack bags when we were leaving.


Special Orders – 25% off (we can still order you a last minute glider or crib)
Little Castle glider floor samples – 35% off
Bratt Decor floor samples – 35% off
Everything else – 50% off

Fall 2012 – 25% off
Spring 2012 – 50% off
all other past seasons – 65% off

Gift Items
SCOUT bags – 35% off
Angel Dear lovies – 35% off (Get your back up before they sell out!)
Padalily (car seat arm handle cushion) – 35% off
Swaddle Design swaddle blankets – 35% off
Baby Books – 35% off
WubbaNub infant pacifiers – 35% off
All Frames – 35% off

Toys, Diaper bags, Books, meal/school supplies, Artwork, Mustela, Bibs, Silver keepsakes/Jewelry

Existing sale bins in back – 75% off

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July 17th, 2012 by RichmondBargains

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This is our current table (there’s a glass top under the cheapie plastic table cloth) and it doesn’t work for a number of reasons!

Last week I posted on Facebook that we are looking for a new (to us!) dining table, and asked folks where in Richmond they would look for one, besides Craigslist. Got lots of responses, and thought some of the suggestions might be useful to others in the market for furniture:

Carissa G. – Class and trash !

Megan L. – Revival!

LaDifference – Well…. we’d say start in our clearance room! You are looking for a BARGAIN with STYLE, right? ; )

Laura S. – Diversity thrift

Tracy S. – Estate sales

Dawn C. – Value City Furniture on W Broad

Yvette M. – I got a great drop leaf at Fan Tastic Thrift

Patty C. – Roomstore on Broad is going out of business.

Tara D. – Love of Jesus on Midlothian or Yesterdays & Today -Unique Furniture and Home Decor Consignment in Ashland. You probably have already checked out Hope Thrift, but I’ve seen some nice antique tables in there.

Nora A – Thrill of the hunt in ashland. If they don’t have it they will make it or get. And they are awesome!

Dianne B. – The antique shop next to Hope Thrift has some beautiful stuff too!

Kimberly W. – Alexander’s antiques auction on thurs nites

Kimberly A. – Susans selections. Staples mill rd area

Lisa O. – Bloom Brothers where I got mine…ooops, ,they are out of business 🙁 We did buy our couch from The Dump. Good prices and we had great service :0)

Carole E. – Caritas yard sale at end of each month

Kristen R. – Class and trash

Obviously, I have my work cut out for me. Really, we just want a basic wood set that can stand up to little kid wear and tear.

room store closing

Regarding the Room Store on W Broad closing (thanks Patty!), I did notice an ad in Sunday’s paper for it. In general, furniture chain closing sales require some skepticism. The website mentions liquidation sales beginning August 2nd, and also that the store is “supplementing inventory for improved selection” (which sounds suspiciously like code for a liquidation company bringing in cheap stuff)

It’s on my list to check out, let me know what you think if you go/have been!

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