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.
Elrica Margie Marshall, 82, of Willis, passed away on Sunday, May 31, 2015, at Heritage Hall Laurel Meadows. Mrs. Marshall was born in Floyd County to the late Rollie and Thelma Matherly Quesenberry. In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her brother, Russell Quesenberry.Survivors include her husband, Carl C. Marshall of the home; daughter and son-in-law, Rhonda and Jerell Myers of Willis; granddaughter, Ashley Myers of Willis; sisters-in-laws, Opal Quesenberry and Anita Marshall; nieces and spouses, Dreama and Timothy Tolbert, Dr.'s. Katrena and Nathan Floyd, and Deanna Hopkins; nephew, Clifton Dean Marshall; special great nieces and nephew, Andrea Tolbert Primm, Aimee Tolbert, Ashton Primm; and special friends and staff of Heritage Hall Laurel Meadows.Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel at 8 p.m. with Jerry Blevins officiating.The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6 to 8 p.m. A private burial will be held at the Quesenberry Cemetery. A guestbook is available online by visiting www.vaughanguynnandmcgrady.com. Vaughan-Guynn-McGrady Chapel is serving the family.
Paul L. Suter, 100, of Moneta, passed away Sunday, May 31, 2015. Arrangements by Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, Rocky Mount, Va., 540-334-5151.
Dallas Larry Sizemore, 71, of Galax, passed away Monday, June 1, 2015. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2015, at Cliffview Church of God. Arrangements by Vaughan-Guynn Funeral Home.
Leslie Wanda Starkey Coty, 62, of Roanoke passed away after a long courageous battle with cancer on Sunday, May 31, 2015. She was born September 23rd in Pensacola, Fla. to J. W. and Genevieve Starkey.She is survived by her mother of Roanoke; her husband, Joe Coty; her son and wife, Matthew and Sharon Coty, of Alexandria; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Karen and Barry Austin, of Smyrna, Ga., and Alyson and Jim Lawyer, of Mineral. Also surviving are sisters-in-law and husbands, Linda and Steve Strang, of Asheville, N.C. and Patricia and Dudley Kinnas, of Pittsfield, Mass.; two nieces, Sheila Lamb and Kaitlyn Kinnas; two nephews, Dustin Lawyer and Eric Strang.She was a member of Penn Forest Worship Center where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 4, 2015 by the Reverend Myron Atkinson. Leslie's friend from childhood in Norfolk, the Reverend Philip Motley will offer a special prayer and comments at her memorial service.Leslie was founder and President of Coty Connections and was a DTM with Toastmasters International. Leslie had a passion for public speaking and travel.Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at Oakey's South Chapel and interment will be private.In lieu of flowers, Leslie requested that donations be made to The American Cancer Society. www.oakeys.com