Saving money at the box office can be as tricky as the latest suspense thriller…or full of laughs like a comedy. However, we found 8 ways you can be a superstar saver at Regal Cinemas. Even those who must see a film on opening weekend can save a few bucks. The key is to plan ahead and be flexible. (However, Regal Cinemas seems to be making it harder for frugal film fans to save money, as they have stopped or changed some discounts in the past year.) We never pay full-price at the box office or concession stand, so we’re happy to share our money-saving tips and tricks with you. (Bryan is nearing 300,000 points on his Regal Crown Club, so he’s definitely our in-house expert.) Lights! Camera! Discounts! [Read more…] about 8 Superstar Ways to Save at Regal Cinemas
This appetizing promo is back! I find the deal quite delicious for the variety of food and savings. TGI Friday’s is serving an endless supply of some of its most popular appetizers for just $10 per person at participating locations. Choose from fried pickles, meatballs, boneless wings (all flavors), pan-seared pot stickers, mozzarella sticks, loaded potato skins and BBQ chicken flatbread. After enjoying your first order, receive unlimited reorders of any of the listed appetizers. The appetizers are endless and so is the promo itself. The offer is now a permanent fixture on the menu. At this price, you might skip an entrée and just indulge on an all-appetizer lunch or dinner. (Sorry, no take-home bags!) There are 4 locations in Colorado – Aurora, Denver, Longmont and Thornton.
Freddy’s Frozen Custard & Steakburgers is celebrating the 92nd birthday of its co-founder, namesake and decorated World War II Veteran, Freddy Simon, with a sweet treat for customers. Through Saturday, February 26, customers can get a single-scoop of the restaurant’s signature chocolate or vanilla frozen custard (served in a cake cone or dish) for just 92¢ at participating locations. Toppings and/or a waffle cone are available at an additional cost. The restaurant is open Sunday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Friday & Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. There are 19 locations in Colorado — click here for addresses. (Two more are expected to open in Grand Junction soon.)
They have the meats…and savings! Arby’s is offering a deal on some its most popular menu items. For a limited time, get a Beef ‘n Cheddar Classic sandwich, Classic Roast Beef sandwich, Crispy Fish sandwich or Loaded Curly Fries for 2 for $5 at participating locations. Get two of the same or mix & match. The savings are in the bag, given some of the sandwiches are around $4 alone. (You must buy two items, to get the discounted price.) If you’re dining alone, save the second sandwich for dinner or lunch the next day. (Although, the second sandwich could also be a midnight snack, right?) A quick spin in the microwave and it’s just as tasty.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 10 to 14 days in advance. We’re already working on the copy for our next deadline!
For a limited time, Starbucks is offering a combo deal to get your day started. For $5, get a Grande size hot brewed coffee and a Bacon Gouda or Sausage, Cheddar & Egg breakfast sandwich at participating locations. (There are no substitutions and Clover-brewed coffees are excluded.) You must purchase both items in a single transaction to get the savings. Even better, the breakfast sandwiches are available all day, so you can take advantage of the offer morning, noon or night — while supplies last. For your reference, each sandwich is regularly about $4. (I always like to know regular prices, so I can determine whether or not I’m really getting a deal. I hope you do, too.)
Hamburger Stand has a hot deal for those who love their food spicy. For a limited time, every Sunday and Monday, the fast-food joint is serving up its Chili Lovers’ Deal for just $4.99 at participating locations. The meal combo includes a chili cheese dog, chili cheeseburger and chili cheese fries. (With all that heat, you’d think the deal would include a beverage. Unfortunately, it does not.) A beverage will cost you extra. It’s enough food that you might share it with a friend — one gets the dog, the other gets the burger and you can share the fries! There are 6 locations in Colorado — Aurora, Denver, Englewood, Lakewood, Thornton and Westminster.
Note: Updated procedure for obtaining Mint Tour tickets. Sometimes, we forget about the treasures right in our own backyard. If you’ve ever wondered how to make money or have visitors in town, Denver has one of the best experiences right in its back pocket. Established in 1863, the U.S. Mint of Denver produces 50 million coins a day, each one stamped with a little “D.” FREE tours show every step in the process of turning dull, blank metal slugs into shiny pocket change. Guided tours are available from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday (no tours on Federal Holidays.) They run about 45 minutes. It’s very important that you note the revised procedure for getting tour tickets. [Read more…] about Money-Maker: Free Tours of the U.S. Mint of Denver
A good cup of coffee and delicious donut will always be an iconic pairing, no matter the time of day. Krispy Kreme just introduced a new line of brews, so it’s offering a sweet deal to get you to take a sip. Through February 28, get a FREE Original Glazed Doughnut with the purchase of any sized cup of coffee at participating locations. Limit one per person, per visit. There are 3 locations in Colorado — Denver, Lone Tree and Thornton.
Now’s a good time to buy Valentine’s Day cards, with this lovely promo from Safeway. (It’s a good opportunity to stock up on other cards, too — thank you, birthday, get well, congratulations, etc.) When you purchase $10 or more (before tax) in greeting cards and/or gift packaging (in a single transaction), receive a $5 reward coupon at checkout — good on your next shopping trip. I notice Valentine’s Day cards seem to be higher priced than other cards. However, there are some 99¢ cards available (in most categories.) Selection varies by store.
Safeway carries American Greetings, Papyrus and Recycled Paper Greetings cards. If you’re buying $20 or more in cards and/or gift packaging, break your transaction into $10 increments to earn more rewards. As a die-hard bargain hunter, I suggest spending the minimum $10 requirement. Then, it’s just like getting your cards or gift packaging at 50% off. (Did you know you can use your $5 off coupon on another $10 purchase and still earn another coupon?) The deal requires a Safeway Club Card and ends Tuesday, February 7.
Like blockbusters, but on a budget? If so, make Sunday your “movie day.” This “reel deal” is now only available at just one location — Meadows Stadium 12 (9355 Park Meadows Dr. in Littleton.) Every Sunday, the theater offers the chain’s Value Days promo. It’s the only Regal theater in Colorado to do so. (Note: Regal Cinemas just closed its Greenwood Village 12 location, unexpectedly.)
Tickets are just $7 each. However, I especially love the deal because it includes new releases — a rarity in movie discounts. However, there is an upcharge of $3.50 per ticket for 3-D, making those tickets $10.50 each.
A “Value Days” ticket at Meadows Stadium 12 is the lowest possible ticket price the movie chain offers (at least, here in Colorado) and that includes senior, student and military discounts, as well as coupons. It seems to be getting more difficult to find any deals on tickets, especially at Regal Cinemas.
This new promo from Steak ‘n Shake is sure to shake up your family’s dining budget, but in a good way. Once only available two days a week, kids (12 and under) now eat FREE every day of the week at the popular family-friendly diner. Children can enjoy their favorite Kids Plate for FREE any time of the day, any day of the week. For every $9 spent, one child in your party will get a complimentary Kids Plate. The kid-friendly meals, all of which are served with a choice of fries or applesauce, include the following: Original Steakburger, mini corn dogs, macaroni & cheese, Steakburger Minis, hot dog, grilled cheese and chicken fingers. There are 3 locations in Colorado — Centennial, Colorado Springs and Sheridan. For more Kids Eat FREE deals around town, click here.
Blue light special! Kmart has not been doing well in the past few years, so yet another location is closing. This time, it’s at 363 S. Broadway. Currently, the store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Plus, the store will not honor any store sales, coupons or promos. As of this week, the discount ranges from 40% to 70% off — toys, games and dolls are 40% off; all men’s, ladies’ and kids fashion clothing is 50% to 60% off, all footwear is 40% off. and all fine gold, silver, diamond & gemstone jewelry is 75% off.
As always, MHOTC will do our best to keep you updated, as the discounts increase. The location is expected to close by the end of March. As an “expert” on going-out-of-business sales, I would guess the deals will start getting really good in late February/early March. (The trick is to keep checking in every day or stopping by every few days, in the last few weeks of the sale.) If the sale follows others, you can often get items for up to 95% off in the last few days — just get there early.
There’s nothing more lovely than being fiscally responsible. Love is in the air! Frugal families looking for low-cost adventures in the Mile High City can start with this month’s FREE Days: Denver Zoo (February 2, 12 and 13), Denver Art Museum (February 4), Children’s Museum of Denver at Marsico Campus (February 7; 4 p.m. to 8 p.m.), Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms (February 7), Four Mile Historic Park (February 10; noon to 4 p.m.), Denver Botanic Gardens (February 20), Clyfford Still Museum (February 24; admission is FREE every Friday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.) and Denver Museum of Nature & Science (February 27.) Check out our events calendar and click on “View Events By Month” for easy planning. [Read more…] about Free Days at Museums, Denver Zoo & More in February
When it comes to saving money, bargain hunters know it’s important to “know your numbers.” However, when it comes to your health, the same rule applies. Knowing your health stats can help you make healthy choices and enjoy a better quality of life. February is Heart Health Month, so King Soopers is offering a FREE cholesterol screening — all month long. To schedule an appointment, visit KrogerScreenings.com or contact the Appointment Call Center at 1-877-444-9689. It’s recommended you fast for 12 hours prior to the screening. No food or drink, except for water and medication. However, as with any health screening, it might be wise to consult your physician first. Here’s to a happy and healthy heart!