I'm back from vacation and spent the entire morning digging through piled-up emails.
Count me as one of the people who think creating a fertile environment for entrepreneurs is key to our region's economic success. It makes for more exciting shopping opportunities, too.
The March Happy Monday deals for Starbucks members end today with half-price Frappuccino drinks from 2 to 5 p.m.
You're in luck, starting with a big egg hunt.
I'm out of the office this week, so I won't be ready to pounce on the latest deals. But I've done some spring inbox cleaning and found a few stories from the Associated Press that will help save you money.
First, the bad news: I'll be out of the office this week, so I can't pounce on the latest deals.
Starbucks continues to offer Happy Monday deals throughout March to its rewards members.
Based on the latest gift card offer, it's pretty obvious Target wants its baby deals to get our attention.
I didn't realize Domino's offered a "Brooklyn-style" crust, which is described as thin and "perfectly foldable."
After a snowed-out February sale, the J.Crew sample sale returns to the Lynchburg warehouse this weekend (March 21 and 22).
This might seem counterintuitive, but perhaps beer would lure you to a running club?
If you're reading this, you probably love to shop.
Keeping up with toys, clothes and other randomness for one 18-month-old seems hard enough.
The quick answer is no, not really.
Don't forget about today's sweet freebies.
How big is the pot of coupon gold this week?
The big story this weekend, of course, is the McDonald’s St. Patrick's Day Parade in downtown Roanoke -- which was among USA Today's roundup of noteworthy St. Paddy's Day celebrations.
Forget basketball and brackets.
Here's your chance to get about $150 worth of health testing done for free.
Living Social doesn't feature as many local deals as Groupon, but you should know that the site is offering an extra 20 percent off today (Tuesday, March 10).
Have you joined the My Starbucks Rewards program yet?
Mark your calendars: Dairy Queen is giving away ice cream on Monday, March 16.
I try to avoid drinking my calories -- especially late at night! -- so I doubt I'll be partaking in Sonic's milkshake deal.
If you're a pet owner living in two specific Roanoke ZIP codes, you're in luck.
Target wins my love this week, with a couple of specific deals:
I’m a big fan of Groupon deals (especially for massage), so I definitely take advantage of its occasional flash sales.
Update (March 5, 9:45 a.m.): Performances of "Song of Mark" at Our Lady of Nazareth Church have been canceled due to illness. I've removed them from the list below.
When we picture going to Roanoke's St. Patrick's Day Parade, we think green, right?
Libraries aren't the only places to find free events for children.
We have the Elizabeth Arden warehouse sale dates for March.
If only bagged tortilla chips tasted as good as those warm baskets of chips at Mexican restaurants.
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:
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William "Bill" Harrell Vickers, Jr. 89, of Roanoke passed away on Sunday, March 29, 2015. He served his country in the United States Navy during World War II and the Korean Conflict.
Mildred Arthur Gardner, 88, of Bedford, Va., passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015. Funeral Service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2015, at Trinity Baptist Church. Arrangements by Updike Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Bedford, Va., 540-586-3304.
Jewel Dean (Smiley) Gilley, 75, of Marion, passed away Monday, March 30, 2015. Graveside Services will be 2 p.m. Thursday, April 2, 2015, at South Fork Cemetery. Arrangements by Bradley's Funeral Home, Marion, Va., 276-783-1019.
Evelyn (Janet) Hunter, 61, of Roanoke, Va., went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, March 31, 2015. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ricky Hunter; parents, Randolph Jones and Geraldine Jones; and brother, Jeffrey Jones. Janet had a special love for her family and friends and no matter what her circumstances were, she always had a smile on her face.