With the bankruptcy of Sports Authority, SNIAGRAB, the long-running Labor Day weekend blow-out sale of snowsports goods, is no more. But SkiRex and Powder Daze with similar formats are still going strong, and a new Labor Day sale is on the scene. Expect deeply discounted prices on equipment, accessories and apparel, ski area reps selling low-price season and multi-day passes, and often drawings for prizes and other specials. This is the time to upgrade your gear, restock essentials (why is it we can only find one sock, when we know we put two into the wash?), snag discounts on some of last year’s models and take advantage of lift ticket deals. [Read More…]
DeCino Family Dentistry in Lakewood wants to honor all heroes – firefighters, police, first-responders, paramedics, EMTs and military (active duty, retired or honorably discharged) with a special offer. Those who become new patients during the month of September receive half-priced dental care. The 50% off deal will extend to any other services performed through September 2017 (an entire year) and is available to immediate family, spouse and children under 18, as well. Dr. Patricia DeCino’s husband is a retired Arvada firefighter and their son is in the Army, so this is a sincere gesture to the community. 950 Wadsworth Blvd., Suite 207, Lakewood, 720-279-9323.
It’s that time of the year when fresh fruit abounds and there is no better way to preserve it than by making quick batches of homemade jam. Chef Elizabeth Buckingham shows you how for FREE at Whole Foods Market Colorado Blvd on Wednesday, August 31 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Elizabeth will offer an introduction to jam-making at home and you’ll learn which fruits work best, plus how to expand on basic recipes to design your own flavor combinations. You can reserve your spot here. 870 S. Colorado Blvd., Glendale.
If you forgot to pack your lunch, here’s a meal deal packed with lots of options. Through Monday, September 5, create your own custom brown bag lunch at Starbucks for a great price. Choose a lunch item, snack, fruit item and bottled water — all for just $8. Choose from: a sandwich, panini, salad bowl, wrap or bistro box, a snack item (potato chips, popcorn or pretzels, priced $1.75 or less), a fruit item (fresh banana or That’s It fruit bar) and a bottle of Ethos water. Given some of the sandwiches and salads can cost about $7, the meal deal offers quite the savings. No substitutions allowed. The package is available, while supplies last. (Of course, you can also pick up the deal for dinner, if the items are still available that late in day.) All of the items must be purchased in a single transaction. (If you’re unsure of what items qualify for the deal, ask before making the purchase.)
Stop the presses! Check out our weekly column “Cheap Checklist” in today’s The Denver Post in the Life & Culture section. You can also read it online. (If there is no link here in our post, go to the Denver Post and type “cheap checklist” into the search box in the upper right corner to find our latest column.) Every Saturday, we compile the best freebies, discounts and deals in town for the upcoming week. The column now includes store sales — all the more reason for smart shoppers to make it a must-read. If you have any suggestions or tips for inclusion, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org 10 to 14 days in advance. We’re already working on the copy for our next deadline!
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 email@example.com.) 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…]
We love that Safeway and Albertsons keep adding more sales, promos and giveaways each week. This week, they’re each offering a 3-Day Sale from today, Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28. Here’s what’s on sale: farm fresh iceberg head lettuce for 50¢; sweet strawberries for 99¢ (1-lb., limit 2); Campbell’s Chunky Soup for 99¢ (18.6- to 19-oz., limit 4); Nabisco OREO cookies for $1.67 (10.1- to 15.35-oz., limit 3); pudding ring cake for $2.50 (7-inch); Kraft macaroni & cheese dinner for 75¢ (7.25-oz., limit 4); Frito Lay Party Size! chips for $2.50 (13- to 20-oz., limit 4); Signature Café whole roasted chicken for $4.99 (30-oz., limit 1); refreshe purified drinking water for $1.67 (24-pack, 16.9-oz. bottles, limit 3); Oscar Mayer beef or cheese franks for $2 (15- to 16-oz., limit 4); Ghirardelli chocolate squares for $2.50 (4.12 – to 5.32-oz.); Boyd’s coffee for $4.99 (12-oz. or 12-ct. K-Cups, limit 4) and USDA Choice Beef New York strip steaks for $4.77 per pound (bone-in value pack, limit 2 packages.) Remember, for maximum savings, use manufacturer’s coupons on top of the sale prices. Ka-ching! All of the deals require a Safeway Club Card (at Safeway). At Albertsons, it’s just the sale price. The sale is only valid on select varieties.
Sprouts Farmers Market is holding a 72-Hour Sale today, Friday, August 26 to Sunday, August 28. The sale includes the following items: sweet Olathe corn for 17¢ (per ear), yellow nectarines for 50¢ (per pound), Old Tyme 100% grass-fed fresh ground beef for $3.99 (per pound), Sprouts coconut water for 99¢ (11.8- to 17.5-oz.), Market Corner full-rack baby back ribs for $9.99 (per pound), Fage Greek yogurt for 69¢ (5.3- to 7-oz.), Sprouts sliced or shredded cheese for $2 (8-oz.) and 25% off all bulk bin, bulk spices and bulk coffee items. There are 29 locations in Colorado.
In honor of World Breastfeeding Month, Denver WIC and the Denver Health Foundation will host a FREE screening of the Milky Way breastfeeding documentary on Wednesday, August 31 at the Landmark Mayan Theatre. The film starts at 7 p.m. and afterward, there will be a panel discussion with Amy Kaplan, RD, CLC, Denver WIC Breastfeeding Coordinator; Lisa Hurst, RN, IBCLC, Lactation Coordinator at Denver Health Hospital; and Michelle Grassia, IBCLC, WIC Breastfeeding Peer Counselor. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now. The cinema is at 110 Broadway, Denver.
Sponsored By Affordable Arts Festival
The annual Affordable Arts Festival is unlike any arts fest you have attended – all of the art is priced at $100 or less! It takes place outdoors on Sunday, August 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arapahoe Community College. This is the Black Friday of art sales with more than 150 Colorado and national artists selling their works in a variety of mediums at amazing prices. How amazing? How about Dan Sawusch’s 8-foot x 3-foot photograph on canvas originally priced at $3,225 for $100. Or a beautiful piece of jewelry by Shea Henke, originally tagged at $490, selling for $100.
Artists will offer a selection of great deals (here’s a link to 25 artists and their best deals), along with pieces that are normally priced under $100. Don’t let the price fool you. This is fine art at great prices. While gates open at 9 a.m., many people line up much earlier, so be prepared for crowds. Still, with prices like these, you’ll have a ton of fun. Admission is just $5 (children 12 and under are FREE) and proceeds go to the ACC Scholarship program. Print out this coupon and receive $1 off when you buy two tickets at the gate. Parking is FREE and there are 1,200 spaces. 5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton.
Take a trip around the world without leaving town at Denver Sister Cities Worldwide Festival on Sunday, August 28 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Tivoli Center on the Auraria Campus of Metropolitan State University. The FREE Festival features food, art, food and the cultures of Denver’s 12 sister and friendship cities: Axum, Ethiopia; Chennal, India; Brest, France; Karmiel, Israel; Cuernavaca, Mexico; Akureyri, Iceland; Kunming, China; Nairobi, Kenya; Potenza, Italy; Takayama, Japan, Ulaanbaatar, Mongola; and Ramat HaNegev, Israel. Enjoy dance groups, singers, crafts and so much more. A FREE concert follows from 5 to 7 p.m.. No passport required! Tivoli Center is at Tivoli & Commons at 900 Auraria Pkwy., Denver. For more information, call 303-832-1336.
Little Tykes Trading Post, a children’s consignment store, holds one of its famous bag sales on Saturday, August 27. 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.