May 12th, 2014 by RichmondBargains

sierra club ur yard sale

The Falls of the James Sierra Club will host the annual Big Yard Sale at University of Richmond this Saturday. The club collects donations and discards from departing UR students, so expect to find a lot of Target lamps and jeans.

Saturday, May 17, 2014
8 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Millheiser Gym, University of Richmond

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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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May 9th, 2011 by RichmondBargains

sierra club big yard sale

The annual Fall of the James Sierra Club yard sale at University of Richmond is scheduled for this Saturday, May 14, beginning at 8am in the Millhiser Gym.

The Sierra Club collects donations and unwanted items from departing U of R students and faculty and sells them at the yard sale. Items include lots of clothing, dorm-style furniture & appliances, and household accessories. Proceeds benefit the Sierra Club and UR Green.

If you are trying to find dorm furnishings, I suggest going early before they are sold out. If you’re interested in clothing (an abundance of college girl sizes and brands particularly) my recommendation is to go closer to noon to negotiate better prices.

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September 9th, 2010 by Alison

You know, the usual. I’m Austin-bound for a wedding, so I hope everyone enjoys their weekends!

Who can resist a good rummage sale? St. Michael’s Catholic Church (4991 Springfield Rd., Glen Allen) will hold its 7th annual rummage sale from 8 a.m. to noon. Thousands of items (all donated by friends and parishioners) will be for sale including toys, house wares, books, clothing and more. All proceeds will benefit St. John Baptiste Church and community in Haiti.

Tuckahoe Presbyterian Church will be holding a yard sale on Saturday from 7am to noon; proceeds will benefit the restoration of Wilson Hall (7000 Park Ave)

On the hunt for Halloween costumes? Kid-to-Kid Midlothian is holding its costume sale beginning at 10am on Saturday

Children’s consignment sales this weekend:

The Clothesline – Thursday 4-8pm, Friday 9am-7pm, Saturday (designated items half-off) 8am – 3pm (Bon Air Community Center, 8725 Quaker Lane, 23235)
Monday’s Child – Saturday 8am-4pm (Good Shepherd Child Development Center, 1401 Old Hundred Road, Midlothian)
Ring Around the Rosy continues

It’s race weekend in Richmond! Stop by the Chick-fil-A on Parham Road on Saturday between 3 and 5pm wearing an item with your favorite NASCAR team, and you’ll receive a FREE spicy chicken sandwich!

If you’ve ever wanted to try out a Romp-N-Roll class, next week is your chance – “To celebrate the start of our Fall Session, we are making the remaining spaces available next week… for free! If you have never been to Romp n’ Roll, this is the perfect time to try a class with no obligation. We have morning, afternoon, early evening, and weekend classes.” Visit the website to register. OR “Join us this Saturday, (September 11) from 9am – 12pm for a free Open House at all three Richmond-area Romp n’ Roll locations. We’ll be highlighting some of the super-fun activities from our classes, plus you can meet many of our fantastic instructors and learn more about our programs!”

Ben Franklin Sale – $.10 foam sheets (9/9 to 9/15)

Old Navy Sale – $4 girls & $6 women’s leggings on Saturday

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May 21st, 2010 by Alison

Howdy from Oklahoma! Here’s the quick version of this week’s garage sales…

From Marlene:

Central Montessori School is having a yard sale AND bake sale this
Saturday, May 22, 8am to 1pm. This is the same day as the big annual
Church Hill yard sale at Libby Hill Park, so make a morning of bargain
hunting. Come for the treasures or for the treats, sales of which will
benefit this small alternative school. 323 N. 20th St., one block
north of broad behind the steeple-less church.

And it’s Church Hill yard sale weekend:

Libby Hill Yard Sale!
Sat May 22, 2010 – 9:00 am
It’s time for the annual gargantuan and all overshadowing hysteric All Church Hill Yard Sale! 2800 block of East Franklin Street at Libby Hill Park on Saturday, May 22, from 9AM-sunset.

Hampton Park Community Sale – (Hull Street Rd./Chesterfield)
SHENANDOAH SUBDIVISION ~ – (Look for signs near Arch + Midlo. Tnpk.)
FoxFire Community Yard Sales incl. 2 Moving Sales – (Moseley near Woodlake)
The Cedars at Innsbrook Neighborhood Yard Sale – (Nuckols Road/Sadler Road/Cedar Forest Rd)
Four Mile Run (Eastern Henrico – Varina)
Summerwood Neighborhood Yard Sale – (Pump Rd & Church Rd)
Bryan Parkway neighborhood in Lakeside (adjacent to Bryan Park)
Sadler Green/Sadler Grove (Off of Sadler Road/Glen Allen/West End)
Triple Crown (located off of Hull St. in Midlothian)
HARROWGATE PLACE – (harrowgate rd and dogwood avenue)
Greenbrier Woods (off of Harrowgate Road)
Andover Hills (Mayland & Pemberton, West End)
Hampton Park (Chesterfield/Hull St)
Ashbrook Community Yard Sale (Chesterfield)
Millrace Subdivision Yard Sale – (Glen Allen 23059)

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May 11th, 2010 by Alison

sierra club ur yard sale
(Photo from Fall of the James Newsletter)

My little sister is graduating from high school this June,* and I’ve already made a date to take her to this on Saturday morning:

The Big Yard Sale at Milhiser Gym on the University of Richmond campus is sponsored by the Sierra Club’s Falls of the James Group and by UR Green, the UR student environmental group. The sale is open to the public Saturday morning, May 15, beginning at 8 a.m. Parking is available across from the new soccer stadium and south of the Robins Center.

The Sierra Club annually collects cast-offs and donations from students, faculty, and community at the end of the semester, and offers it all for sale in UR’s gym. While there are all varieties of items, the biggest two categories are dorm/college apartment-style furnishings and accessories, and college girl apparel. If you know someone starting college or needing to furnish their first place, I suggest showing up early before all the good stuff is gone. If you’re interested in the latter (women’s clothes), I think going late is a better strategy, when prices are more flexible.** Be prepared to dig through piles and bins.

*Anyone else going to be a freshman at Christopher Newport this fall?
**Last year in the first hour after it opened, I was quoted $3 for a pair of jeans. Which isn’t outrageous, but isn’t yard sale pricing to me, either.

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April 30th, 2010 by Alison

yard sale
Photo from Little Herb House

Yard Sale Season really began in earnest last weekend; I saw signs for church yard sales on every street corner. And from my experience reporting on sales last year, May is high season for my most favorite kind: the neighborhood yard sale.

Instead of GPS-ing all over town in search of individual garage sales, or driving aimlessly in hopes of spotting signs, I can make one or two neighborhoods my home base and find all the yard sales I can shop in one morning.

Plus, it also seems that neighborhood yard sales bring out the families that decide the night before their neighborhood sale “Hey, we’ve got some stuff to get rid of” and throw it out un-priced in the yard in the morning. They’re not looking to make money, really just de-clutter = good deals!

So here are a few coming up this weekend:

Wellsley (Short Pump)
Gates Head, Candlewood, Quail Run (Off Pemberton Rd in West End)
Crown Grant subdivision (West End, Silverbrook Dr)
Windsor Place (West End, off of Church Rd and Three Chopt Rd)
North Point Rd (Harbour Pointe Brandermill)
Parson’s Ridge (Beaverdam)
Riverdowns South, Riverdowns North & Queens Grant (off Robious Rd, Midlothian)
Bayhill Pointe (Midlothian)
Collington (Midlothian)
The Highlands (Chesterfield 23838 – Beach Rd to Nash)
Parrish Creek Ln (Clay Pointe Sub division off of Bailey Bridge Rd)
Mt Vernon Condos (N Hamilton St between Grove & Patterson)
Sherwood Park (Northside – Brookland Pkwy b/w Hermitage & Brook)
Wiltonshire Drive (off Lauderdale Dr., Gayton Ridge subdivision)
Foxhead (Fair Hill Court, Atlee/Hanover)

Keep an eye on Craigslist for more postings!

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September 11th, 2009 by Alison

plan 9 sale

Now through Sunday, Plan9 Music in Carytown is having a storewide anniversary sale – all regularly priced merchandise will be 20% off.

This is the big weekend for kids consignment sales:

The Clothesline Richmond Sale today & tomorrow with 50% off tomorrow afternoon and 75% off Sunday (Bon Air Community Center, 8725 Quaker Lane, Richmond VA 23235)

Fancy Pants Sale through Sunday (4408 Bromley Ln, Richmond, VA 23221)

Better Living Baby & Kids Too Consignment Sale is Saturday (Hilton Garden Inn Innsbrook, 4050 Cox Road, Glen Allen, VA 23060 )

And Ring Around the Rosy continues (111 North Otterdale Road in the Sommerville Office Park, Midlothian VA 23113)

Want to hit some garage sales before the season’s over? The 2100 block of Rosewood Ave is throwing a neighborhood sale, which will include cookbooks from local food (&more) blogger RVAfoodie.

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May 13th, 2009 by Alison

u of r yard sale

If you’re heading to college next year, or trying to furnish a first apartment, don’t miss the Big Yard Sale at University of Richmond, Saturday morning from 8am to noon in the Millhiser Gym (beside the Robins Center).

The Sierra Club collects donated and abandoned items from U of R students to sell at the yard sale. Items include computers, refrigerators, books, clothes, storage containers, sofas, lamps, microwaves, and more. Check out the Sierra Club newsletter for photos from previous years.

Update tip from Twitter user khodonnell: This yard sale really gets good at the end. $5 for all you can carry!

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April 3rd, 2009 by Alison

With apologies to my husband the Cubs fan, I’m much more excited about April ushering in garage sale season than baseball season. (Although I’ll certainly be cheering for the Cubbies Monday!)

In addition to this year’s unofficial “kick-off” event, a huge neighborhood sale in the West End (see below), look for more listings on Cragislist and the Times-Dispatch.

andover yard sale

100-Family yard sale at Andover Hills, near Pemberton & Mayland in the West End. The sale will run 7am to 3pm Saturday and Sunday. A new twist to the neighborhood yard sale: each purchase will enter you in a raffle for a flat panel TV! (Source: Downtown Short Pump)

Spring Fling at Wine & Beer Westpark – All day sale with tastings from 1-4

Make no excuses this year, and join us in celebrating Spring by letting you hair down. We’ll have terrific specials running down both the beer and wine aisles (how about $5 six packs – on beers that don’t begin with bud, coors, and miller – two for the price of one, and 10% off Belgians, to start!). Oh! The wine deals too – 10-20% off stacks and bins, $30 true Champagnes & Columbia Crest Res Cab, 10% off ½ cases, and 15% mixed cases – I think you’ll be happy with them as well.

We’ll have two raffles this year! A $100 gift certificate. And, I can’t even believe I’m doing this, my 2000 Westvleteren 8

9631 West Broad Street, Glen Allen VA 23060 (Across the street from Costco)
(Source: MMMM…Beer)

Friends of the Richmond Public Library Book Sale on Friday & Saturday (& Monday) at the Main Library, 101 East Franklin Street. The sale will offer thousands of great hardbacks and paperbacks at bargain prices with most priced at $1 or $2, CDs at $1, and children’s books at 50 cents.
Friday, April 3rd from 2 – 5 p.m. and 7 – 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 4th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday, April 6th from 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Old Navy printable coupon for 50% off one item, in-store. You can either find your own coupon following the directions found in this Slickdeals thread, or print the Slickdeals version because apparently it’s not a unique code. Either way, I’d recommend using it sooner rather than later, because there’s a distinct chance Old Navy will stop accepting them due to inevitable abuse.

Check this post for any updates I find over the weekend!

4/4: Coupon for a free 3oz body lotion from Bath & Body Works with any purchase

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