Bored on a budget? You’ve come to the right place! Mile High On The Cheap is the answer for Coloradans wanting to live large for less. And our community has it all “on the cheap” — entertainment, concerts, festivals, movies, workshops, tours, sporting events and more. Let us do the work for you! Keep up with the latest deals, discounts and FREE events in the Denver/Boulder area by signing up for our daily e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. (If you know of any upcoming weekend events, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.) Be sure to check out our constantly-updated list of upcoming Mile High events, which you can view by day or by month. Here are our top picks for FREE and cheap things to do this weekend. [Read More…]
Free This Week
Every Friday, King Soopers offers a digital coupon for a FREE product, which you download to your SooperCard. Today, Friday, January 20, it’s a FREE box of Annie’s Natural macaroni & cheese (1.25- to 4-oz.) How does it work? 1.) Visit the “Free Friday Download” page every Friday. 2.) Download the digital coupon for the FREE product between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. PST. 3.) You have two weeks to redeem the coupon — just pick up the product at your favorite King Soopers and the digital coupon will be automatically applied at checkout. Don’t forget to add the item to your weekly grocery list!
Based on the beloved bestselling novel by W. Bruce Cameron, A Dog’s Purpose shares the soulful and surprising story of one devoted dog (voiced by Josh Gad) who finds the meaning of his own existence through the lives of the humans he teaches to laugh and love. The family film told from the dog’s perspective also stars Britt Robertson, KJ Apa, John Ortiz, Juliet Rylance, Luke Kirby, Peggy Lipton, Pooch Hall and Dennis Quaid. MHOTC readers are invited to a special advance screening on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m. at UA Colorado Center. To enter, click here, enter the requested information and click “Submit.” Don’t forget to type in “MHOTC” in the “Where did you hear about this contest?” box. Deadline to enter is Monday, January 23. Winners will be notified by email with screening instructions. Remember, passes do not guarantee admission. Preview screenings are always overbooked to ensure a full house, so arrive early.
All you brides-to-be, this one’s for you. Plan your wedding in one day at the Colorado Bridal Show on Sunday, January 29 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Hyatt Regency Denver Tech Center (7800 E. Tufts Ave., Denver). Tickets are usually $10 at the door, but show organizers want you to have a day to remember and are offering MHOTC readers an exclusive freebie. The first 200 readers to respond get FREE admission. This is not just for brides, but your family and BFFs who help with all the decisions. (Note: This is not the same show as the one at The Curtis earlier this month. This one will have different vendors and prizes.) [Read More…]
Safeway keeps adding more sales, promos and giveaways each week, making bargain hunters happy everywhere. (The change is due, in part, to its recent acquisition by Albertsons. Remember, all Albertsons locations in the Denver metro area are now a Safeway.) This week, they’re offering a 3-Day Sale from Friday, January 20 to Sunday, January 22. (The sale prices are valid on select varieties and sizes — as noted, when possible.) Here’s what’s on sale: [Read More…]
Ya gotta love a place whose address is on Sleepytime Drive. So no surprise Celestial Seasonings offers FREE tours of its Boulder-based tea production plant. After a 13-minute video intro to the history of tea and close-up view of tea processing, you’ll get to walk through the largest, most modern tea factory in the United States. The highlight: a whiff of the Mint Room — guaranteed to clear the sinuses or your money back… oh wait, you didn’t have to pay for this tour! Afterward visit a tea sampling bar with more than 100 kinds of tea. Do note that children must be age 5 or older to participate in the factory tour. Tours run year-round (except holidays) and depart hourly Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 4600 Sleepytime Drive, Boulder; 303-581-1202.
Honk! Honk! If you’ve ever thought about joining AAA Colorado, now’s the time shift gears and join for a great price. (Trust me, you’ll regret not having it, when you need it most. I joined a few years ago and will never go without it.) Here’s a traffic-stopping deal for the service: New members can get a Basic Membership for $50 (reg. $75) — a savings of 33%. (I have never seen any discount for membership, so that makes the deal worth noting.) The pre-paid membership gift card is available at the gift card kiosk in King Soopers. (If you can’t find the kiosk or card, ask an employee for assistance.) The card is valid for a one-year membership. A Basic Membership includes towing, jump start service, fuel delivery, flat tire change, a locksmith and more. [Read More…]
Headed into the mountain for some fun? Enjoy! But know that thousands of your not-so-closest friends are planning to do the same on any given weekend or holiday, creating bumper-to-bumper-to-bumper traffic. That’s why the Colorado Department of Transportation has teamed with I-70 corridor businesses and communities to get you off the highway during peak times. Check out GoI70.com, which lists real-time road info, travel forecasts and, of course our favorite, deals and discounts during high traffic periods. The idea is that these specials will encourage you to stick around ski country a bit longer or pull off at some of the major exits to lessen traffic. We explored the site and found $2 off admission to the Silverthorne Recreation Center, a $5 ski wax, 50% off ski and board rentals and discounts on lodging, dining, shopping and entertainment in Silverthorne, Dillon, Breckenridge, Winter Park and more. Almost all the deals are for Saturday and Sunday only, typically after 4 p.m.
After publishing our downloadable list of Kids Eat Free deals, we received a number of requests for a list of senior discounts. As Bryan has pointed out in his recent column on Senior Deals: Are They Worth It?, discounts for older adults are difficult to compile and maintain because rarely do chain restaurants, especially of the fast-food variety, offer them on a consistent basis (some restaurant owners opt-in, others choose not to participate and often employees are unaware of policy). However, we take your request seriously. Obviously with the hundreds of restaurants, cafes, bakeries and others across the Front Range, it would be impossible for us to create a comprehensive list. But we are willing to craft a page listing the best or most consistent spots to find serious senior savings.
To do so, we need your help. If you know of any local, independent spots and/or chain restaurants that offer a senior deal and/or senior menu, please send us an email with as many details as possible. Include the name of the restaurant, location (if it is a stand-alone and not a chain), and the specific deal or if there is a senior menu.
Be our eyes and ears. Ask questions — such as the age requirement, days of the week it is available and is this deal policy or just because the clerk behind the counter likes you — the next time you get the freebie. We’re picky at MHOTC and verify everything before we post it on our site. This might take us some time, so please be patient. Send your suggestions to email@example.com. Thanks!
Little Tykes Trading Post, a children’s consignment store, holds one of its famous bag sales on Saturday, January 21. The sale starts at 10 a.m. sharp and everything is usually gone by 11 a.m. so get there early! You’ll find a sampling of everything inside the store such as clothing, jackets, books, movies and toys. This sale is held outside, rain or shine. Stuff as many items from the designated “bag sale” areas into a provided grocery-size bag and pay just $5. There is no bag limit. Everything in the store will also be discounted. Store owners say this sale allows them to make room for fresh consignments and give customers a chance to score incredible deals. Anything left over is donated to charity. Little Tykes stocks clothing, shoes, toys, furniture, maternity clothes and more. 15250 E. Hampden Ave. (corner of Hampden & Chambers), Aurora, 720-870-7191.