After months of hearing about the benefits of Amazon Mom for diaper savings (a former colleague swears by it), I'm still trying to decide if I should try the service.
Here's another gut punch from those Norfolk Southern job transfers.
The whole family might enjoy this road trip idea for Saturday, June 6.
Krispy Kreme is giving away doughnuts yet again, this time to celebrate National Doughnut Day.
Look for these coupons and deals among the inserts coming in the Sunday, May 31, Roanoke Times newspaper.
The big music headline of the weekend is the Blue Ridge Music Festival. However, prices start at $69.
Experiencing the magic of live theater doesn't have to be expensive. Check out these free opportunities in June and July:
Back when I was complaining about flavorless Tostitos, I asked if anyone knew where to buy fresh flour tortillas.
School's almost out ... and my countdown to summer continues with the free and cheap deals at skating rinks, where I spent much of my childhood (anyone remember speed skating to "Oh Yeah" from the Ferris Bueller movie?)
Movie tickets can add up fast, especially when you start adding on the snacks.
Back in January, I shared my five favorite downtown Roanoke lunch values.
My countdown to summer continues with Splash Valley, the Roanoke County water park at Green Ridge Recreation Center, which opens Memorial Day weekend.
Did Memorial Day weekend sneak up on you, too?
In the Memorial Day weekend craziness, I didn't want you to miss some of the noteworthy sales happening in our region:
School's almost out ... and I'm counting down to summer with a series of posts highlighting free and discounted fun for the kiddos.
Look for up to three coupon booklets filled with over $160 in savings in the Sunday, May 17, Roanoke Times.
Earlier this week, I told you about the furniture bargains at the Smith Mountain Lake Discovery Shop and its semiannual annex sale, which returns May 14-16 and May 21-23. Proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society.
I love getting that warm chocolate-chip cookie whenever I check into the Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center. It's usually gone before I get to the room.
Looks like we'll have warmer temperatures with a chance of "scattered showery stuff," which sounds pretty ... pretty good for all of the outdoor events on deck this weekend.
Still have shopping energy after last weekend's bonanza of flea markets?
I know you're out there, fellow "Game of Thrones" fans.
Think babies and ... college babies (otherwise known as incoming freshmen).
About to give your patio a makeover?
One of the more entertaining parts of this shopping gig is the Watergate-esque way I hear about bargains.
You might remember the series of Elizabeth Arden reviews we posted on the Shoptimist blog a couple of weeks ago. The print version of those reviews published today in Extra, so here's the full list in one place.
What's the secret weapon to slashing your grocery bill?
There's plenty to keep us entertained this Mother's Day weekend, starting with my roundup of stellar shopping events.
A love for bargain shopping has been passed down the generations, from my great-grandmother who had to do it during the Great Depression in West Virginia — to my shoe-loving grandmother (and mother of nine!) in Texas — to my own mom, who once paid for a family trip to San Francisco with the help of a particularly good grocery store promotion in the late 1980s. We couldn't have afforded those flights — or many other perks — without her coupon savvy.
If you know me, then you know I live by Google calendar. It helps me keep track of bills, household chores -- and most importantly, deals.
I should have known there were lots of coupons coming this weekend based on the weight of the envelope that I get from our mail room each week.
Have you tried the new S'mores frap yet?
Thank goodness the weather is looking dry for all of the outdoor events planned this weekend.
Curious about something called a Biscuit Taco?
No doubt you've seen them on Pinterest.
You still have time to be the hero for your friends, family or officemates (hint, hint).
Update (3:47 p.m.): I dropped by JCPenney around lunchtime Monday to get a photo of the new Sephora, and I was surprised to see that the store was open!
I don't normally post recall alerts, but since a J.Crew Clearance Store and Warehouse is in Lynchburg, I thought there might be some of these coveralls in dresser drawers and kids consignment stores around the region.
I've rounded up my favorite — and the most popular — deals from the blog this past week:
This is the fifth in a series of five Elizabeth Arden reviews.
Some really good *free* stuff is happening in the Roanoke Valley this weekend. (There's also that spring game happening down in Hokieland.)
This is the fourth in a series of five Elizabeth Arden reviews.
I've already written about my "convenience fee" rage last fall, when I learned how a trip to the box office can save beaucoup bucks when buying tickets.
I just saw the signs in Allstate's giant front yard along Electric Road:
This is the third in a series of five Elizabeth Arden reviews.
The 60th annual Vinton Dogwood Festival opens Wednesday night -- which also happens to be the best value for unlimited carnival rides.
If you were already toying with the idea of joining Sam's Club's more expensive membership plan -- otherwise known as Plus -- you should pay attention.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. I'm on Twitter, too: @smogilvie.
Taylor June Ingram LaRose, 29, of Roanoke passed away on Friday, May 29, 2015. Taylor was always " Daddy's Little Girl".She loved skydiving and her "babies", Ra, Cyrus and Calypso. She will be dearly missed by her family and many longtime friends.Left to cherish her memory are her parents, Alvin Lee and Patricia Ingram; husband, Jordan; sister, Ashley Dawn Hoven (Rob); niece, Abigail; grandparents, Russ and June Hart, Shirley Ingram, and Roger Ingram (Marie); aunt, Karen Munsey (Brian); uncle, Rick Hart; cousins, Nicole and Ben Munsey, Zachary Hart; numerous other family members and friends.Visitation will be held at Valley Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, from 4 to 7 p.m. A graveside service will be held in the Ingram Family Cemetery, Ferrum, VA. at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 4, 2015. Taylor is entrusted to Valley Funeral Home.
Frances Williams Bevil, 84, of Salem, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015.She was born in Wytheville, a daughter of the late John C. and Bettie Shelburne Williams and had been an area resident most of her life. She was a 26 year, dedicated employee of Wal-Mart in Salem and enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking and her grandchildren. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Ray J. Bevil, who died in 2005, and by two brothers, Clarence and Johnny Williams.She is survived by her daughter, Rebecca Stevens; a son, Garry Bevil and wife Carol; four grandchildren, Kristen Bevil, Jason Bevil, Bettie Stevens and Jeffrey Stevens; a great-grandson, Christian Stevens; and four brothers, Samuel Williams and wife Naomi, Garnett Williams, Raymond Williams and wife Arlinda, and William Williams.A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Sherwood Memorial Park. The Rev. Roy Kanode will officiate. An online guest book is available for family and friends by visiting www.johnmoakey.com.
There is a reunion in Heaven today because Linda Webb Angle-Eller is in her Heavenly home with her Lord. She lost her battle with brain cancer on Saturday, May 31, 2015. She was born in Lester, W.Va. on July 26, 1942 to the late Fred and Lucille Webb and raised in Midway, W.Va. with her brother and sisters, until around 16yrs, when they moved to Newport News, Va., where she met my dad Jack Angle. They were married for 40 years until his death in 2000. They were so blessed and in 1971 they moved to Christiansburg, Va. where she called home for over 44 years.At this earthly address she raised two kids Jeff Angle who died in 1995 from diabetic complications and Amie Angle Phillips. My mother taught me the importance of family; whom I spend a lot of time with. She was preceded in death by her sister, Syble and brother-n-law, Gary Hicks who was waiting in Heaven for her.Survivors include her brother, Larry Webb and sister-in-law, Joan Webb, of Newport News; and her sister, Sue and brother-n-law, Danny Hurt, of Chesapeake, Va. She has many nieces and nephews who feel more like brothers and sisters to me.In 2006 she married Dale Eller who was the love of her life. With her second marriage she was able to gain two more children, Della Eller who died in 2011 from diabetic complications and Norman Eller and wife, Susanna and grand-children Katie and Jacob from Slabfork, W.Va. She loved the Lord and enjoyed the fellowship that came with it. She attended First Church of God on Canaan Road Christiansburg, Va. for many years and was a member of Good Shepherd Baptist Church, where she not only worshiped but made many special friends in the fellowship group (Senior Saints).She leaves behind many to cherish her memories, special friends Brenda Lyons and all the Senior Saints. The phrase "I love You" were not just words spoken by her. When she said it you knew she meant it. She always showered her family and friends with hugs and kisses. I hope that my husband Tony Phillips, her grandsons Alex and Logan Phillips are able to show as much love, kindness, forgiveness and acceptance as she embodied.In lieu of flowers please make donation To Good Shepherd Baptist Church Senior Saints, P.O. Box 398 Christiansburg VA 24068. Or www.gsbcfamily.org.Services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Good Shepherd 155 Dunlap Drive, Christiansburg VA 24073. Visitation one hour prior to services.
Mary Amanda Bayne, 59, of Roanoke, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. Arrangements by John M. Oakey & Son, Salem, 540-389-5441.