Really, really love Chick-fil-A? Here’s your opportunity to get your fill of its “chicken goodness” and have some fun at the same time. Chick-fil-A will award 52 FREE combo meals (valued at $250) to the first 100 guests at its new location in Englewood at 3085 S. Broadway on Thursday, February 23 — featuring the chain’s Heritage restaurant design that showcases handmade, authentic materials for a vintage-inspired interior. The new location also houses a two-story interactive indoor play area for children and offers FREE Wi-Fi. You must be 18 years or older to participate. (Each person receives a digital offer card loaded with a one-year supply of free meals — each consisting of a chicken sandwich, medium waffle potato fries and medium beverage.) Chick-fil-A’s “First 100” events are so popular that a registration process is in place, including official rules. [Read More…]
Free This Week
Just a reminder: Restaurant Week starts this Friday. The annual celebration of all things food known as Denver Restaurant Week runs Friday, February 24 to Sunday, March 5. More than 200 restaurants are participating. Each offers a multi-course dinner (usually three courses) for the “mile high” fixed price of $25, $35 or $45 per person, depending on restaurant, plus tax, tip and beverages. The fun of this food fest is checking out all the menus and then nabbing a spot at that restaurant you have always wanted to try, but couldn’t afford or hadn’t gotten too yet. Many of the city’s hottest spots are on the list, as well as many neighborhood bistros. And note that “Denver” in this case stretches from Longmont to Littleton. MHOTC Tip: Make your reservations through OpenTable.com and collect 100 points every time you dine. Points can be converted into gift certificates good at any OpenTable restaurant.
It’s rare to see a company reverse a “price increase”, but the competition in online shopping is fierce. To this end, Amazon just decreased its minimum purchase for FREE shipping from $49 to $35. (The last change was a year ago in February 2016 — from $35 to $49.) My shopping at Amazon definitely decreased in the last year because the $49 minimum was too high. (I found myself buying stuff unnecessarily just to reach the threshold.) For regular customers, its Prime Membership is always an option, too, with its FREE 2-day shipping on any purchase. You can get a FREE 30-day trial — click here.
ANOTHER OPTION: You can also qualify for FREE shipping for all eligible items in your order, if your cart includes $25 or more in qualifying books. It seems like an unusual selling point, given the steady decline of book sales. (Who buys hard copies anymore anyway? Personally, I prefer audio books, especially those read by the author. It gives the text so much more personality and emotion.)
Overall, it seems like Amazon Prime is the way to go for regular customers — buy a Prime Membership for $99 annually for FREE 2-day shipping with no minimum. Membership has lots of other benefits, including access to movies and TV shows. If you’re unsure about the benefits, they offer a FREE 30-day trial for new customers. (You can cancel anytime.) For more details on its new shipping policy, click here.
Did you know? Since last year, Amazon collects sales tax on orders from Colorado.
Emily Griffith Technical College has been training Colorado’s barbers for more than 75 years. Students are trained in the old-fashioned art of shaving, tapering, men’s haircutting and styling. Of course, students need experience, so that’s where Emily’s Barber Shop comes in. The menu of services is more comprehensive than you’d think and ranges in price from just $3 for a shampoo to $8 for a haircut and shave. A men’s haircut is only $6 and includes a shampoo. All services are performed by students under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor. The shop is open Monday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Closed for lunch from noon to 1 p.m. Plus, it’s walk-ins only. Cash, Visa and MasterCard are accepted. Tips are appreciated. 1860 Lincoln St., Denver, 720-423-4822.
Bass Pro Shops posts a calendar full of FREE classes and workshops on fishing, camping, boating, hunting and other outdoor skills. Anglers might want to pay particular attention to this weekend which is the Spring Fishing Classic. Saturday & Sunday, February 25 & 26, starting at 10:30 a.m. both days, the store is running back-to-back fishing seminars. Topics include Fly Casting, Kayak Fishing, Front Range Perch, seasonal patterns and more. Customers that donated used rods and reels can receive trade-in savings and instant bonus offers up to $100. The used equipment will be donated to local nonprofits. 7970 Northfield Blvd., Denver, 720-385-3600.
To celebrate National Margarita Day on Wednesday, February 22, two Boulder restaurants run by the Big Red F Restaurant Group are giving away margaritas. At Zolo Southwestern Grill, it’s 100 FREE mini-margs made with Mezcal, tequila’s less-known cousin. The Village Shopping Center, 2525 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-449-0444…Downtown at Centro Mexican Kitchen, the first 50 Suerte Tequila margs of the day are FREE (’til they’re gone). Whether or not you miss those, Centro is pouring $3 Suerte margs all night long. There are also FREE passed apps from 5 to 6 p.m. 950 Pearl St., 303-442-7771.
What to drink on National Margarita Day is a no-brainer, right? On The Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is celebrating National Margarita Day with the world’s most popular drink for just a few bucks. You can get a 12-oz. House Margarita, frozen or on the rocks, for just $2 all day on Wednesday, February 22. Combine the deal with its complimentary endless chips and salsa and you’ll have your very own little frugal fiesta. There are 4 locations in Denver metro area – Aurora, Golden, Highlands Ranch and Loveland. (There are also two locations in Colorado Springs.) Please remember to imbibe responsibly and definitely don’t drink and drive.
We love Sprouts Farmers Market for the healthy savings it offers on healthy fare — from produce to vitamins and everything in between. (We also value its double-ad Wednesdays, when both weekly ads overlap for one day. It’s the perfect day to shop for double the savings!)
The bargains are even more bountiful because they’re offering a buy-one-get-one FREE sale on more than 600 of its best-selling products from February 15 to March 1. It’s a great opportunity to stock up on many brands that don’t often go on sale. To review the weekly flyer, click here. (They also offers “Deals of the Month.” Pick up a flyer in-store with seasonal savings, as well as lots of great tips and recipes.)
Plus, the savings are even more bountiful with its mobile app. Download the app for lots of digital coupons every week. Click on all of the coupons you want to use. Then, with its “My Easy Scan Barcode”, it just takes a single scan of one barcode at checkout to enjoy the fruits of your labor. We like it because they offer coupons on specialty brands not typically found in the Sunday paper. [Read More…]
Plan your week on the cheap with this list of FREE events around Denver. And, check back often as the list is updated daily. Looking for both free and low-cost things to do? You’ll find more listings on our Mile High Events Calendar, which you can view by day or by month. If you don’t already, keep up with the latest deals, discounts and freebies by signing up for our daily email newsletter (just one a day). You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Click on each link for details, because some events require preregistration. Here’s what’s happening this week. [Read More…]