Stuff for the bargain prices....

I try to scour resources to bring you mostly no cost items...there are other blogs with activities for kids at cost...I try to give you the most bang for the buck!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

School Supply Roundup for July 22

Fiskars scissors 99 cents
School Supply box 69 cents w/in store coupon
5/$1 mini memo or mini composition book w/in store coupon
2 pack pink erasers or 15 pack cap erasers 29 cents w/in store coupon (Wexford brand)
highlighters 19 cents w/in store coupon 9Wexford Brand)
Sharpie marker, Tab dividers, 10 pack sheet protectors, Sticky notes, 2 pocket portfolio, School Glue 4 oz, Jumbo Glue stick 39 cents a piece (Wexford brand except for Sharpie)

1 cents for 12 pack cap erasers (Staples brand), 3 x 5 index cards
25 cents for Staples Stickies tape flags
50 cents for 5 pack Sharpie Highlighters
Lots of $1, $2, and $3 deals

Kids like Concerts too!

Don't forget about Short Pump Town Center's Summer Concert Series...
7/26 The Slack Family
8/2 Brooke by Sunday
8/9 Hangin with Stogie
8/16 E3

Concerts are held Every Thursday Night 6-8 pm in the New Plaza

Go Nuts for Nutzy 8/14

Tuesday August 14th-11:00 am Food Court at Short Pump Town Center
Enjoy a Meet and Greet with the Richmond Flying Squirrel's Mascot, NUTZY and learn all about The Flying Squirrels family fun event.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

School Supply Roundup Week of July 15!

I am participating in a school supply challenge over at Richmond Bargains this year where you have to purchase as many school supplies as you can for $10, my oldest is going to kindergarten and my sister has to buy for 6 kids!   So during my preparation, I decided to post what I saw in today's paper that I consider the BEST bargains so far....
Office Max $0.25 for a pack of store brand pens, 0.5 oz Purell 10 cents

Staples, 1 cents pads (Staples has funny purchase requirements and limits so read the fine print)
1 cents dividers, 50 cents rulers, 50 cents pencil boxes
BIC Velocity retractable ballpoint pens, bold, black (2 pack) 50 cents

50 cents Crayola 24 pack coupons
50 cents elmers Washable glue 4 oz
10 cents glue sticks (ad says its the only time it will be offered)
17 cents notebooks (worth buying a case to stash away...last year they got as low as 5 cents)
15 cents folders
50 cents composition books
Backpacks ranged from 4.88-9.88

Not really a supply but underwear...
Hanes 12 pack girls 6.94 panties, 7.44 13 pack of socks
Hanes Boys 8 pack of tees, 9.44 8 pack of boxer briefs

25 cents Roseart 4 oz glue
2 pack glue sticks 25 cents

CVS 10 cents 2 pocket folders

Remember if you do not feel like running around to all the different can take the sales ad in and price match at Target (has to be same brand).  People tell me you can do it at Walmart too.  Target is in walking distance from my house so I use them more.  

Friday, July 13, 2012

Free Back to school Haircuts at JCP!

If you have a child in grades K-6, then you can get a free haircut!  Click here to find a salon1

Hanover tomato Festival 7/14

Festival Info

Some folks like them red, some like them green.
Some folks like them stewed, some like them fried.
Regardless of how you like them, this is your chance to taste one of the best tasting tomatoes you could ever sink your teeth into.
It's the Hanover Tomato!
This annual event is Free and open to the public. Join us from 9am to 4pm on
July 14, 2012 rain or shine. There will be over 200 arts, crafts and unique vendors along with a variety of entertainment, food, and free activities for children of all

Kung Fu Panda Workshop at Lowe's 7/14, 7/15,

Your child’s favorite movie characters are back at Lowe’s this weekend! Bring your child to Lowe’s and they can master building and Kung Fu with this weekend’s project; Kung Fu Panda Spinning Attack!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Fresh Produce in Eastern Henrico

Henrico Citizen sent an email today stating that Saint Paul's Baptist Church located on 4247 Creighton Road will have fresh produce for sale Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. The garden is located on a four-acre plot directly behind St. Paul’s at 4247 Creighton Rd.

All produce is organic and picked daily. Offerings include okra, tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and bell peppers, as well as fresh cut flowers. Watermelon and cantaloupes will be available soon.

Proceeds benefit ACE - Another Chance to Excel. The ACE Program helps ex-offenders and disadvantaged, at-risk young adults with the educational, vocational, social and life skills they need to successfully transition back into the community, secure gainful employment and become economically self-sufficient.

For more information, call 771-9680.Fresh Produce in Eastern Henrico

Teacher Appreciation Day

Staples 8/18/2012 (Richmond local area) Staples (Other areas click here)

Office Depot  Breakfast 8/25/2012 (Richmond local area)  Deals all week Aug. 19-25  Other areas click here

Free Starbucks Refreshers 7/13 noon-3pm

Enjoy a free Tall (12 fl. oz.) handcrafted Starbucks Refreshers™ beverage at participating stores. No purchase necessary. Limit 1 per person.


Free Slurpee Day 7/11

Get a free 7.11 oz slurpee from 11am-7pm at & 7-11!  Awesome treat for the kids! 

Monday, July 9, 2012

Early Christmas Shopping

I start Christmas Shopping SUPER has 1 $5 coupon for Polly Pockets and 1 $4 coupon for any Hotwheels play set priced over $19!  Walmart has great prices and you can get Polly Pokcets free at Kmart (if you can find one!)

Coupons  Make sure you look under Toys!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Summer Camp Experience for Kids in Southern Barton Heights 7/23-7/27

Camp Splash is a week-long, backyard camp hosted by Marti, Louis and friends for kids in k-5th grade that includes a daily craft, parachute, bible lesson, light dinner, and lots of fun water games! 
Monday, July 23 – Friday, July 27
Southern Barton Heights
2101 Barton Ave
So that we will have enough supplies and dinner (without wasting), please let Marti know if your kids will be attending as soon as possible.  804.690.3070
NOTE:  Parents – we also need emergency contact and allergy info…just in case.
On Friday night, July 27th at 7pm, the kids’ families and neighbors are also invited for a community cookout.  If you can, please bring something like chips, potato salad, mac and cheese, etc. to go with the meal.  We will provide the beef hotdogs, buns, and drinks.  Games and fun will continue into the evening!

Back to School Events

As I get information I will post them...
here are the ones I know now...

Virginia Tax Free Weekend August 3-5, 2012

September 7
Back to School Bonanza6:30 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Mt. Pisgah UMC
For more information call: (804) 794-5856 or visit:

Saturday, August 4 11am-2pm Short Pump Town Center
Celebrate at Short Pump Town Center's back to School Bash and enjoy entertainment, characters, face painting, balloon creations, inflatabes, prize giveaways every hour and the chance to win a $500 Short Pump Town Center Shopping Spree. Stay tuned for details at

Mommies Need Breaks!

Free Massages during Massage Week

July 16 - 21
It's National Every Body Deserves a Massage Week - FREE Trigger Point Chair Massages8 a.m. - 6 pm..
Advance Wellness Centre
3536 Grove Avenue
For more information and to schedule your free massage call: (804) 673-9355

Free Admission for kids 3-5 Busch gardens

Preschool Pass

School Supply Lists Links

Adams Elementary

Harvie Elementary


Cheap Summer Movies

Regal, United, or Edwards theatres  ($1)

Bowtie Cinemas  (FREE)

Richmond Recreation and Parks (Free admission, popcorn and Cotton Candy)

Henrico County Recs and Park  (Includes other Family events at Henrico theatre, movies are $1)