As a Northern Virginia real estate consultant, I sometimes field questions about bargain-hunting around Fairfax County, VA and nearby Washington, DC suburbs. After some prodding from friends, I’ve decided to share some shopping ‘savoir faire’ with this blog series. I’ll write about where, when and how to find great deals on all sorts of products, services and entertainment, and real estate in Northern Virginia and the DC area.
Since Fairfax County, Alexandria City, and Arlington, VA in Northern Virginia -- just south of Washington, DC -- have so much to offer, my topics in this series will range from A to Z. That is, I’ll start with some fun items like Accessories via high-end retail stores and venture to contrasting topics like Zucchini and other vegetable bargains at local farmers markets, with a lot of other great finds in between.
For example, a few weeks back, the well-loved team at a Fairfax, VA hair salon provided two days of hair cuts and styles free of charge as part of their “stimulus” for anyone needing a boost. The Virginia tax-free school supplies weekend was a success, and the National Park Service just concluded the third fee-free weekend for the year. This week, a local gym hosted a two-day open house featuring their lowest enrollment fees for new members. And there are still plenty of bargains to be had.
One item I noticed recently -- the Dunkin Donuts on Route 1 in Woodbridge, VA is currently offering a small iced latte for about $2, and for nurses who show their professional identification, a free coffee on Tuesdays in August. Caribou Coffee in Lorton, VA has three drink deals on Mondays and the Lorton ZPizza shop offers a free kid’s meal with adult purchase on Mondays and a two-for-one large pizza deal on Tuesdays.
Your topic suggestions and shopping tips for fellow Northern Virginia and Washington, DC residents are welcome. Feel free to contact me about what kinds of bargains you’re seeking. And, sure, you closet shopaholics can inquire on behalf of a ‘friend’ of course. I'm up for the challenge. If you stump me, I'll tap into my Northern Virginia network to find you terrific bargain-hunting resources.