Thursday, May 14, 2015

This blog is mentioned as an "Essential" Site on Richmond Goodlife

Richmond Goodlife is a guide to all things Richmond, VA that seems to have a techie slant. 
This blog is one of three 'essential' sites for locating anything used or for bargains in the Richmond, VA area.
http://richmondgoodlife.com/richmond_used.htm

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

05.16.2015 - SIERRA CLUB / U OF RICHMOND YEAR END CLEAN-UP SALE !

WHEN:
Saturday, May 16, 2015
8:00AM -11:00AM

WHERE:
The Millhiser Gym @ 23 Boatwright Drive, Richmond, VA 23226

WHAT:
Recycling well-to-do students' discards to the whole Richmond Community! A huge sale of lamps, furniture, clothing, shoes, housewares, office supplies, ironing boards, cleaning equipment & more.


After you attend this sale (& it does get mobbed! Be prepared!) look for rummage sales at some of the churches off Three Chopt Road or go over to the St. James Episcopal Church Farmer's Market for some fresh, local and usually organic produce.

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

'TIS YARD SALE SEASON

'TIS GETTING TO BE PRIMO YARD/GARAGE SALE/FLEA MARKET SEASON!
IF YOU ARE IN THE RICHMOND OR CENTRAL VIRGINIA AREA & YOU ARE HAVING A YARD SALE OR KNOW OF A GOOD ONE COMING UP SOON, LET US KNOW HERE AT FRUGAL RICHMOND!
WE'LL POST YOUR INFO. FREE OF CHARGE HERE & ON THE CORRESPONDING FACEBOOK PAGE.


HUGE OUTDOOR NEIGHBORHOOD FLEA MARKET THIS COMING SATURDAY!

What: Devil's Triangle Yard Sale 

When: Sat., May 9, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 
Where: The Devil's Triangle is in the 2900 Block of Patterson Avenue in the Museum District. 
Who: Sponsored by neighborhood restaurants Bandito's Burrito Lounge, Buddy's, Caliente, Deco & other area businesses.
How much: Free admission


Found this picture at :   http://devilstrianglerichmond.blogspot.com/

Friday, May 01, 2015

GOING TO ROANOKE & WANT TO STAY AT A NICE HOTEL FOR HALF PRICE?

http://hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com/en_US/gi/search/findhotels/index.htm

When you select the Roanoke Hotel enter the discount code: 3044272.  You will get a room for $109.00 versus the standard rate of $199.00.
This is courtesy of BLACK DAWG SALVAGE, the salvage guys on DIY Networks Black Dog Salvage show. Black Dog also offers a few tour packages that are decently priced.


Thursday, April 30, 2015

FREE OR LOW COST ONLINE EDUCATION

Below are some links to some online education sites. Only one is totally free but most have discounts & compared to traditional college & university costs they are cheap!


https://www.udemy.com

Sign up for their newsletter & get a 50% coupon for one course!

http://www.shawacademy.com/

Not cheap but Living Social & Groupon feature discount vouchers that can make these courses very inexpensive.

http://skillcrush.com/

Not cheap but not expensive for what you get. As you learn they coach you & give you leads so you can make money from your budding skills as you learn! All courses are IT related.

https://www.mooc-list.com/

List of free Massive Online Only Courses. 

https://www.khanacademy.org/

Free courses! These are aimed at secondary schoolers but many of us (including moi!) need to refresh our basics or even learn/update a few new things. And for free, why not? 

http://www.openculture.com/

Links to free e-books, free textbooks, free online courses & more!

HOW TO GET FREE OR CHEAP E-BOOKS & KINDLES

Want to read free or very low cost e-books? 


Try some of these sites:

Free Kindles Today
(Free Kindle books that are oriented towards online business and self-help)

Buck Books
(e-books for  a buck. Usually has at least one freebie per day.)

Book Bub 
(free and cheap e-books. Never over $2.99)

Free Computer/Tech Books

Open Culture
(Free E-books, e-textbooks, movies and more)

Forgotten Books 
(1 free book download per day. You can download as many as you want with a paid subscription. Read for free online.) 

Google Books
(some free, some not)

Project Gutenberg

Amazon 
(search for free Kindles in the Kindle shop)

OverDrive 
(Borrow e-books, etc. from your public library if you have a library card.)

Digital Books Today
(Lists the top 100 Free e-books)

Monday, April 27, 2015

FREE KINDLE BOOK FOR URBAN HOMESTEADERS!

This book is right up the frugal living alley:
The book is free today (and maybe longer!) and you do not have have to have a Kindle to read it.
You can get the free Kindle for PC, Mac or mobile apps and read it for free on those devices.
Gardening: Urban Homesteading - LEARN THE TOP STRATEGIES FOR SUSTAINABLE AND SELF SUFFICIENT LIVING WITH URBAN HOMESTEADING! Perfect for Gardening Beginners or Seasoned Veterans! (GardeningGuide) 
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00WC85A0S/ref=docs-os-doi_0






Thursday, April 16, 2015

ALDI IS COMING TO RICHMOND!

Discount grocer ALDI is coming soon to Richmond!
On APRIL 23, 2015 two stores are opening:
1776 N. Parham Road in Henrico Co. &
465 Charles H. Dimmock Parkway in Colonial Heights .
Aldi signed leases and/or submitted plans for other stores in the Richmond area at:
the Staples Mill Square shopping center in Henrico (near the Kroger Marketplace ). This store should open this fall;
Hanover Village shopping center on Mechanicsville Turnpike at Lee Davis Road in eastern Hanover, which also should open this fall;
1.3 acres at 927 Myers St. (a former Bill’s Barbecue site) just off the Boulevard near West Broad Street in Richmond; (prospective opening unknown)
the 7300 block of Forest Hill Avenue in South Richmond; &
the intersection of Robious Road and Mall Drive in Chesterfield Co..(prospective opening unknown)
A store is also opening in Waynesboro, VA this spring.
UPDATE: The two Aldi's stores are now open for business!
The link below goes to a RTD article with photos of the new Henrico store:
http://www.richmond.com/business/local/article_6cffad8e-22c6-5da4-8ecc-938ef1af7328.html

FRUGAL RECREATION FOR THIS WEEKEND

This coming weekend, April 18 & 19, 2015 is one of several yearly ENTRANCE FEE FREE National Park weekends.
You can enjoy entrance to any National Park in the U.S. fee free!
http://www.nps.gov/findapark/feefreeparks.htm
Get outside and enjoy the lovely Spring weather!

 
Courtesy of the N.P.S.