I'd say go to IHOP Tuesday to enjoy free pancakes, but the whole point of this National Pancake Day promotion is to raise money for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
You'll have to share your info to get these deals at two popular Italian restaurants near Valley View Mall.
First, you should know I committed two grocery shopping no-nos on my first visit to a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market:
Just in time to stock up on St. Patrick’s Day parade garb ... Big Lots is bringing back its Friends and Family sale this weekend, when you can get 20 percent off your entire purchase.
Update Feb. 27 (4:44 p.m.): The Try a 2K event originally scheduled for Saturday has been canceled due to the weather.
You don't need a pot of gold to have fun in March.
Today is a popular day to give away food.
Updated (Feb. 24, 7:45 a.m.): All Sheetz locations are giving away free coffee and fountain drinks on Tuesday, too.
I'm already thinking about higher education expenses for my little one, and she's only 18 months old.
There's only one coupon booklet touting over $35 in savings in the Sunday, Feb. 22, newspaper, but there are a few coupons worth digging out:
Ready to get out of the house?
Update (Feb. 20; 1 p.m.): The showcase has been postponed until Sunday, March 22.
Yep, that’s right, Krispy Kreme is offering a free doughnut on Tuesday, Feb. 24.
This post comes with my own kind of winter storm warning:
Suffering from cabin fever already?
This was no ordinary hug.
Judging by this blog's analytics, you *really* love Starbucks deals.
How does a romantic Valentine's Day dinner at Waffle House sound?
I love themes ... like parties. Or theme parks.
Apparently doubling the number of organic products by the end of this year is a key strategy to help Sam's Club boost sales -- and court higher income customers.
Kroger is rolling out a sweet fuel promotion before Valentine's Day.
Most of the noteworthy coupons in this Sunday's (Feb. 8) newspaper are not in the two coupon booklets.
If you don't mind cooking with your sweetheart, you should definitely consider these *sweet* Valentine's Day Groupon deals from Omaha Steaks.
Before I list my top five favorite freebies this weekend, I must remind you of a few other entertaining bargains on my radar:
Already thinking about summer vacations?
Here's a sweet valentine for movie lovers.
As if those crackilicious chicken biscuits weren't tempting enough.
A decade after its debut, I still *heart* "Project Runway."
Once again, I consulted the monthly buying guide from Consumer Reports for guidance on the best deals for February.
I scanned the inserts and two coupon booklets coming in the Sunday, Feb. 1, newspaper and found a few worth noting:
I've scoured calendar.roanoke.com, our Standouts and Top Tickets for the best free entertainment this weekend.
The next Elizabeth Arden warehouse sale happens just in time for Valentine's Day.
Thanks to Papa John's VT (@PJBlacksburg), who reminded us about the 40-percent-off deal following Virginia Tech's basketball victory against Pittsburgh last night.
Thanks so much to Annette Anderson Hodges of Clifton Forge, who emailed me a bunch of creative tips from her April garden wedding after reading my post about Roanoke's recent bridal show.
Have you considered that Great Wolf Lodge Groupon deal? Buy now to get an extra 10 percent off.
I've written before about Sam's Club membership deals (which have been among this blog's most popular posts) ... and what to buy at Sam's Club.
How can you help support local businesses?
If you're anything like me, you need a calendar to function. I seriously have to plan my spontaneity.
You really love Paul's.
Just a reminder about Chipotle's Sofritas deal today (Monday, Jan. 26).
This will be a big Sunday for coupon booklets: I counted four, including two Red Plums, a SmartSource and a P&G, which featured the most coupon savings (over $100) in that book alone.
If you're ready to part with an old prom, bridesmaid or cocktail dress, you might consider bringing it to a Feb. 7 dress sale organized by the Northside High School PTSA.
We have another wonderful guest post ... this one by columnist Dan Casey, who was surprised -- in a good way -- by the customer service at L.L.Bean. -- Stephanie Ogilvie
Good news: The Kids Winter Carnival at the Salem Civic Center is free.
Is it time to upgrade your child's car seat? Or maybe you have a big baby shower purchase in your future?
It’s been over five years since I planned my own Roanoke Halloween wedding ... on a journalist's budget.
If you have kids, you've probably heard of Lauren's Friends and Alex consignment sales.
I'm a bargain-hunting mom who values time as much as money. Read more about my favorite stores and shopping style. Share your questions, tips and story ideas at email@example.com. I'm on Twitter, too: @smogilvie.
Roxie Louise Richardson, 71, of Roanoke passed away Saturday, February 28, 2015. She was born in Pearisburg, Va., a daughter of the late Lee Roy Holt and Hattie Gay Hodge Holt and had been an area resident for over 30 years.Roxie was employed for many years in management in the security field. She enjoyed all types of music and playing Bingo. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Charles R. Richardson; four sisters; and three brothers.She is survived by her loving children, Theresa G. Richardson, Charles Emery Richardson, Roxanne M. Jones and husband, Randy, and Robert L. Richardson and wife, Lori; eight grandchildren, Roxie G. Giannotta, Jean M. Burch, Ray R. Wilder, Sherry N. Richardson, Ronica K. Richardson, Barbie A. Painter, Hattie L. Knight and Chad L. Richardson; ten great-grandchildren; siblings, Emmett R. Holt, Elizabeth Fannie Stanley and Patsy J. Telligman.Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 5, 2015 at the Chapel of John M. Oakey & Son, Salem. The Rev. Brian Gordon will officiate. Burial will follow at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wedesday, March 4, 2015 at the funeral home. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting www.johnmoakey.com.
Roger R.DooleyHappy Birthday to a very special Husband, Father and PawPaw.It isn't yet a year since you passed away and everyday we think of you, in such a special way. Today it is your birthday a day we always shared, a special day for you alone to show how much we cared. But this year there'll be no cake, no gifts, no gathering together, no birthday kiss, no warm embrace, those things can't last forever. But what you'll always have, is the love within our hearts, that special love that's just for you, which death can never part.We love and miss you so much, Your wife, 5 daughters, and all Your 'ol buddies'
Michael Todd (Boots) Harris, 49 of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Monday morning, March 2, 2015. Todd was preceded in death by his grandparents, John and Hessie Harris of Roanoke, and Roy and Hazel Mason of Roanoke.Todd is survived by his parents, Gary W. and Laura Mason Harris of Roanoke. He is also survived by his wife, Evelyn Blake Harris; his aunt and uncle, Betsy and Ray Welch of Winston-Salem, N.C.; cousins, Lisa Cude of Summerfield, N.C., Diana Prochnow of Colfax, N.C., and Dennis and Linda Harris of Roanoke; his mother-in-law, Melva Blake; brothers-in-law, Bill Woods and wife, Wanda, and Vernon Woods; sisters-in-law, Betsy Broyles and husband, John and Bonnie Blake all of Roanoke.Todd graduated from William Fleming High School and received an AAS from Virginia Western Community College. Todd was a member of Life Pointe Church. Todd was an owner of the Second Alarm Restaurant and Tavern on Williamson Road. Todd was a second generation firefighter and EMT with the City of Roanoke. He retired in December 2013 after 27 years of service.He loved golfing, boating, Myrtle Beach, and traveling in general. He had an amazing smile and was a very giving and generous person and helped many people, and he could fix anything. He loved his dogs, Max and Cora. He had special friends, David Hankins, Bobby Spradlin, Captain Clayton Martin and Brian Jennings. He leaves behind his many brothers and sisters at the Roanoke City Fire and EMS Department.We thank everyone that has supported Todd over these past three years, including the Captain Willie Wines family, Chiefs Hoback and Adkins, Captain Kevin Weeks, and all of the wonderful nurses and doctors at Carilion Roanoke Memorial Palliative Care Unit. The family wants to give special thanks to Dr. William Magdycz who was always there when Todd needed him.There will be a Graveside Service at 11 a.m. on Thursday, March 5, 2015, at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens with Pastor Edgar Moser officiating. A reception honoring Todd's life will be held at the Ashley Plantation Country Club following the graveside service.In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Life Pointe Church, 4624 Pawling Street, NW, Roanoke, VA 24012 or to Roanoke Fire and EMS Department, 713 Third Street, Roanoke, VA 24016. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2015, at Oakey's North Chapel, 540-362-1237. For online condolences please visit www.oakeys.com.
Gale Evens Hunter, 61, of Christiansburg, Va., passed away Friday, February 27, 2015. Funeral Service will be 2 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, 2015, at McCoy Funeral Home Chapel, Blacksburg, Va., 540-552-3211.