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Dominion, and Water Country USA!

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Historic Garden Week in Virginia

Historic Garden Week in Virginia April 26-May 3 - Visit 250+ rarely-seen homes & gardens for a little American "Downtown Abbey."

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National Park Week Events

Celebrate National Park Week, April 19-27, with a variety of cool events and freebies, including:

- April 22 - Earth Day- April 26 - National Junior Ranger Day

For details, go to the National Park website.

Entertainment Books Just $10.40 Today Only

Grab some good news on Tax Day by buying a 2014 Entertainment Book today for just $10.40 (that's about two-thirds off the original price).

One book can save you hundreds of dollars or more on shopping, travel, restaurants, museums, and attractions where you call home. At this price, why not buy one for somewhere you're planning to visit this summer?

This is pretty to close to the lowest deal you'll see this year. Here's what I mean!

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Discount Tickets!

TOP Internet Source for Busch Gardens Williamsburg Discount Tickets! $20 Off Tickets; Current Promo Codes, Free Preschool Pass, Coupons, Howl-O-Scream & Christmas Town

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Free Civil War & Emancipation Events April 12

Visit 25 Civil War sites in Richmond for free tomorrow (April 12) thanks to the annual Civil War & Emancipation Day. From 9:30 am to 10 pm, you can visit the following at no charge:

- Historic Tredegar
- Museum of the Confederacy and Confederate White House
- Lumpkin’s Jail
- Chimborazoo Medical Museum
- The Black History Museum
- Virginia Historical Society and Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
...and more.

You can also take advantage of a free VCU RamCharter “Civil War Day” shuttle service to get from site to site. For details, click here.

Free McDonald's Coffee

Only two more days to take advantage of free coffee!

Not through April 13, participating McDonalds are offering free small coffees to visitors during regular breakfast hours.

For more food deals, including kids eat free deals, click here..

Childrens Museum of Virginia BOGO Admission

For the month of April, buy one adult admission and get one free child's admission at the Childrens Museum of Virginia in Portsmouth. To get the deal, print out a coupon at their website.

For more ways to save on attractions, click here.

8 Ways to Get Kings Dominion Discount Tickets

Want to see Kings Dominion this season for as little as $15.99 per ticket? I've tracked down eight different ways for you to save huge amounts off tickets, including:

-- Everyone's pays a kid's price deal-- Bring a friend deal-- Parks & rec days deals

...just to name a few. For details, go to my Kings Dominion Discount Ticket Secrets page.

Kings Dominion Hours and Operating Schedule

Kings Dominion Hours - 2014 Operating Schedule & Hours, Plus Discount Tickets, Halloween Haunt Hours, Money-Saving Deals and More...

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Free Family Summer Camp Expo

Join RFM (Richmond Family Magazine) on April 6, from 1 pm to 4 pm, for their Summer Adventure Expo at Peak Experiences in Midlothian.

Visit 50 exhibitors from day and overnight camps, arts, and sports events for the summer. Enjoy a free rock climbing wall, goody bags to the first 200 attendees, games, and musical entertainment.

For details, click here.

$5 Off IMAX at Virginia Air & Space Center

Dine at a participating Hampton area restaurant April 4-20 and you'll get $5 off an IMAX movie at the Virginia Air & Space Museum. The IMAX movies include "Captain America 2 3D" and "Island of Lemurs: Madagascar 3D."

Participating restaurants include the Barking Dog, Conch & Bucket, The Grey Goose, Old Hampton Ice Cream Parlor, and Regatta Grille, among others. For details, go to, or click here to see what's new at the Virginia Air & Space Center.

Busch Garden Discount Ticket Deals for Season Passes

Busch Garden Discount Ticket Deals for Fun Cards & Season Passes - Bring a Friend for Free - Best Deals and Avoid the Worst Scams

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Win 4 Tickets to Ringling Brothers Circus

The circus is coming to town, and you may be able to go for free if you win four tickets for Ringling Brothers Barnum & Bailey Circus April 16-20 at Hampton Coliseum.

To enter to win, go to

Keep in mind that Ringling Brothers always offers a "Baby's First Circus" voucher deal, good for free admission for kids up through 12 months. For details, click here.

$50 Gift Card with Virginia Beach Rental

Get a free $50 gift card to Baja Restaurant when you purchase a Virginia Beach rental through Siebert Realty. Just make a weekly reservation April 1-14 and you'll get the card. For details, click here.

Busch Garden Coupon Codes

Busch Garden Coupon Codes: Promo code for a free kid's ticket, $15 off, Fun Card discounts and more ways to save at the park.

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Busch Gardens Williamsburg - Here's How to Save Money!

Save on Busch Gardens Williamsburg! Discount Ticket Secrets for 2014, Promo Codes, Free Preschool Pass, Verbolten & Mach Tower Videos, Hours, Events & Inside Tips...

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Carnival Announces Norfolk Cruises for 2015

It's not dead after all...the Norfolk cruise market, that is. After being temporarily dropped from the cruise market as a port of origin, Norfolk will appear back on the radar screen in 2015. Scheduled cruises include:

- May 11, 2015: 5-day Bahamas cruise on Carnival
- May 16, 2015: 2-day cruise to Nowhere on Carnival
- May 18, 2015: 5-day Bahamas cruise on Carnival
- October 12, 2015: 5-day Bahamas cruise on Carnival
- October 17, 2015: 5-day Bahamas cruise on Carnival
- October 23, 2015: 7-day Bermuda cruise on Carnival

For details, go to

Free Coffee March 31-April 13

Coffee lovers take note: free coffee is on the way.

Dunkin Donuts is offering a free iced coffee all day on March 31 at participating locations. No purchase necessary.

For slightly different reasons (fear of Taco Bell's recent in-your-face-McDonald's commercials, some say), participating McDonalds are offering free small coffees to visitors during regular breakfast hours March 31 through April 13.

For more food freebies, including kids eat free deals, click here..

Last Four Days for Busch Gardens 2-for-1 Deal

Just four days left to take advantage of the Busch Gardens Williamsburg "2 for 1" deal. Buy your 2014 Fun Card by March 31 and you'll get unlimited admission to both Busch Gardens Williamsburg AND Water Country USA all season long. . Yep, you get unlimited admission to both parks for just $72!

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50% Off Spring Break Entertainment

Wondering what to do next week? Groupon is offering deals for up to 50% off a number of area museums and attractions. Deals include:

- 50% off Berkeley Plantation tickets
- 43% off Ashlawn-Highland, Home of John Adams
- 45% off Madame Tussaud's, Washington DC
- 50% off Charlottesville's Virginia Discovery Museum
- 50% off James Madison's Montpelier
- 50% off Bacon's Castle, the John Marshall House, Patrick Henry's Scotchtown, or Smith's Fort Plantation

To get these deals, click here and click on "Events and Activities."

Busch Gardens Williamsburg Online Discount

I was adding a new Busch Gardens Williamsburg promo code to my website when I found this surprise deal: The park has posted a limited time online deal that will save you $5 off admission.

Exactly what "limited time" means is not specified, but hey, it's a discount! Click here for details.

But $5 is NOT the best discount I've found...not by far. If you want to know how to save up to 50% off tickets, click here.

Busch Gardens Virginia 2014 Admission Deals

Busch Gardens Virginia Admission Info -- Save $20 on Tickets & $3 on Fun Cards; Promo Codes, Free Preschool Pass, Flex Deals, Park Hours

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Colonial Williamsburg Spring Package Deals

Colonial Williamsburg has just unveiled its packages deals for spring, and they include:

- Busch Gardens "Spring Bounce" package
- Golf & Spa Play and Stay Free Package
- Revolutionary Experience Package
- Spring Getaway package

Note that their winter ticket deals have ended, and that the prices for single-day and multi-day passes have increased. That makes my "Secrets of a Cheap Colonial Williamsburg Vacation" tips so valuable. Click here to read them and learn more about the package deals, and the new Virginia Resident Pass.

Colonial Williamsburg Virginia Resident Deal

Colonial Williamsburg is offering a "Salute to Virginia" pass which enables Virginia residents to pay for a single-day ticket and get in unlimited admission for a year.

The catch is that you must purchase your ticket between March 21 and May 31 -- no problem, I'd say-- since you'll be saving $22 off the price of an annual pass with this deal!

For details on this and other deals-- including Military and senior discounts, and Busch Gardens packages, click here.

Free Busch Gardens Ticket, Chili's Deal, & More Family Freebies

With spring (hopefully!) around the corner, check out these deals your family and kids will love:

-- Free Busch Gardens Williamsburg child ticket - Get one free kids' ticket (ages 3-9) with every adult ticket you purchase when you use this special promo code.

-- Chili's Daddy & Daughter Night Out - March 20, 4 pm to 8 pm - Get a free skillet cookie to share and a photo of the two of you. Participating locations only.

- Free two-subscription to Lego Magazine (get ideas for something you can build together!)

-- Free trees for City of Richmond residents - Teach your kids how to garden and then get up to $200 reimbursed for planting trees on your property.

- Free historical online games for kids - Perfect for homeschoolers or kids interested in history, Colonial Williamsburg offers a variety of free games at this link.

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