With so much spring entertaining on the horizon, you’re probably going to buy more coffee and tea in the coming weeks. If so, earn a $5 Starbucks Card eGift with the purchase of the three qualifying Starbucks and/or Tazo products from your grocery store in a single transaction. The promo is valid through April 30. To get your $5 Starbucks card, save your original register receipt and UPC labels from purchased products. Then, go to Starbucks.com/specialoffer to complete the official form. You should receive your Starbucks Card eGift in two to three weeks. You can earn up 10 Starbucks Card eGift codes. The offer is not valid at Starbucks stores. Don’t forget the cream and sugar!
McDonald’s is offering a deal perfect for Easter baskets or just as a treat for the kids in your life. For $1, get a Spring Treat Pack with 12 coupons good for about $9 worth of FREE food. The pack contains 3 coupons for each of the following: bag of apple slices, small apple juice or milk jug, hamburger and small vanilla cone. The coupon book is available for sale at participating locations, while supplies last. However, the coupons can be redeemed at any participating location in the U.S. The coupons can only be redeemed by customers 12 years and younger through August 31. Frugal parents might pick up a book or two just to keep on hand for quick snacks for the little ones — especially because they’re valid through the summer months.
Greetings! We thought we knew about every factory tour in town, but you learn something new every day. You’ve definitely seen Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards in gift shops, flower shops and drugstores in Colorado. Now, you can watch as flat sheets of blank paper are transformed into the beautiful, full-color cards. Feel the roar of printing presses, each the size of a school bus, as they crank out two sheets per second. Follow the production process through precise cutting equipment, the rush of automated batching, and super-fast machines folding 500,000 envelopes in a single shift.
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The factory is located in Boulder at 6055 Longbow Dr. The 45-minute tours are FREE and run Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Parking is complimentary, too. No reservations required. For bargain hunters, visit the Gift Shop at the end of the tour for discounted greeting cards and unique gifts. Even better, you can also visit the Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art for FREE. The museum (located at the same address) displays the private art collection of Ed Trumble, founder of Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards. The museum will close permanently on August 31, 2017. (Note: The factory, tours and gift shop will remain open.) For more tour details, read on… [Read more…] about Free Tours of Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards & Sculpture Garden
Papa John’s is slicing pizza prices in half. Through Sunday, March 26, get any pizza for 50% off with promo code PAPA. The discount only applies to regular menu prices and orders placed online. (However, choose carry-out to save on the delivery fees and just go pick it up.) It’s the perfect excuse for an easy family meal everyone will enjoy…or an impromptu office party!
Kmart at 363 S. Broadway will shutter its doors on Sunday, March 26. Currently, the store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Through Tuesday, March 21 everything is 25% to 70% off. Wednesday & Thursday, everything is 30% to 75% off. Friday & Saturday everything is 40% to 80% off. And on Sunday, everything is priced to sell to the bare walls. No word on how much stock remains.
Dining at Sonic Drive-In is like travelling back in time, with its ordering bays and servers on skates. (I can never figure out how those kids deliver food on skates. If it were me, there would be lots of lost orders and big messes!) Even though the prices aren’t from the 50s, you can still find significant savings at the fast-food chain. I have a location just down the street from my home, so I consider myself an expert on its deals and promos. Here are 6 great deals you can always find at Sonic Drive-In:
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, go to the Denver Post and type “Cheap Checklist” in the search box 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 email@example.com 10 to 14 days in advance. We’re already working on the copy for our next deadline!
This deal will definitely leave you in the cold! Sprouts Farmers Market is holding its popular Frozen Frenzy Sale through Wednesday, March 22. It’s simple and straightforward — everything frozen is 20% off. The sale includes all frozen brands and the discount is taken off the “current price in effect.” I like this sale because there are many specialty brands that rarely (if ever) go on sale, so now’s the time to stock your freezer. (I also noticed a few other great deals this week: a sweet honey mango for 50¢, red seeded globe grapes for 77¢ per pound and Cuties California mandarins for $3.88 (5-lb. box.) There are 29 stores in Colorado.
Is there a better deal than FREE? Well, if you’re a member of Papa John’s Papa Rewards, you can get just that — a FREE large pizza with up to three toppings. (If you’re not a member, you can join here. It’s quick, easy and FREE.) Here’s how it works: To qualify, through Tuesday, April 4, place an order of $15 or more (excluding tax, tip and delivery fees) online and enter promo code SWISH. Twenty-five bonus points will be deposited in your account the day after your qualifying order. Then, redeem the 25 bonus points for a FREE large pizza with up to 3 toppings — no later than Sunday, April 16. (Note: Once your points have been deposited, enter promo code 25PAPA online and order your complimentary large pizza.)
For many, Subway is the perfect stop for a quick, “cheap” and healthier lunch option — even more so with its latest daily special. For $6, get a Footlong “Sub of the Day.” Here’s the weekly line-up: Sunday – Meatball Marinara; Monday – Sweet Onion Chicken Teriyaki; Tuesday – Oven-Roasted Chicken; Wednesday – Turkey Breast; Thursday – Italian BMT; Friday – Tuna; and Saturday – Black Forest Ham. There is an additional charge for extras, including double meat. The deal is for a limited time at participating locations. (If you’re not quite as hungry for a Footlong, many locations continue to offer the same daily promo for a 6-inch at $3.50.)
The Dumb Friends League just opened a new spay/neuter clinic for cats, as part of its ongoing effort to reduce the number of cats on the streets and in shelters. The Dumb Friends League Solutions – Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic offers fully subsidized spay/neuter surgeries for all Colorado cats, including owned cats, feral cats, trap-neuter-return cats and community cats (tame or feral free-roaming cats). Anyone can bring a cat to the clinic for spay/neuter surgery for FREE, regardless of income.
The clinic is located at PetAid Colorado on 191 Yuma St. in Denver, conveniently located near I-25 and 6th Avenue. The clinic is operated by the Dumb Friends League and staffed by members of the Dumb Friends League veterinary team. (For convenience, they also offer the following services at the clinic at an additional cost: Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccine for $25, FeLV/FIV Combo Test for $25 and Microchip for $25.) To schedule an appointment, click here. Me-ow!
It’s back! For a limited time, Olive Garden is giving customers a FREE take-home entrée to enjoy later. First, enjoy an entrée (with unlimited homemade soup or garden fresh salad and breadsticks) starting at $12.99. For your dine-in entrée, choose from the following: Fettuccine Alfredo, Cheese Ravioli with Marinara, Spaghetti with Meat Sauce, Five Cheese Ziti Al Forno, Chicken con Broccoli Alfredo*, Shrimp Scampi* or Sausage Stuffed Giant Rigatoni*. (*There is an additional charge for premium entrées.) [Read more…] about Free Take-Home Entrée at Olive Garden
All aboard! This freebie is on track to be fun day for the whole family. Wednesday, March 8 is a FREE Day at the Colorado Railroad Museum (17155 W. 44th Ave. in Golden) from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., thanks to the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (or, as it’s better known, our tax dollars.) Admission is regularly $10 for adults and $5 for children. The museum showcases more than just lots of trains. The main building is a replica of an 1880’s depot. It houses thousands of rare photographs, artifacts and documents, which highlight the colorful history of the railroads in Colorado for more than 125 years. Note: Rides cost extra — $4 for adults and $2 for children. (Rides operate from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.) If you miss the station on this one, there are two more FREE Days scheduled for 2017: May 10 and August 9.
For those who enjoy lunch with a sweet treat, Dairy Queen continues its popular lunchtime meal deal. The DQ $5 Buck Lunch is now available all day at participating locations. Get two crispy chicken wraps, three chicken strips or cheeseburger, as well as fries, a beverage and small sundae, for just $5. For just a buck more, upgrade the small sundae to a small Blizzard.
IKEA is celebrating spring with a Swedish Easter Påksbord, an all-you-can-eat smörgåsbord, on Friday, April 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For $12.99 per adult and $2.99 per child (12 and under), get your fill of traditional Swedish fare — if you’re a member of IKEA FAMILY. (For non-members, it’s $16.99 per adult and $4.99 per child. Why not sign up to just get the savings? Membership is FREE.) The holiday menu includes herring, shrimp, salmon, meatballs, ham, salads and more, as well as desserts and beverages. Tickets must be purchased at the store in advance and usually sell out quickly. Seating is limited, so hop to it!