It’s a new year and a brand new lineup of concerts, shows and sporting events for 2017. You can find real savings by buying through services such as Goldstar and Groupon. (Be sure when buying through Groupon to check our recent posts for any promo codes, for extra savings.) Here are some discounts I’ve uncovered to concerts, plays, local tours and more from now through the summer. [Read more…] about 19 Great Deals for Upcoming Entertainment in Denver
The Quality Hill Bridal Show at the Grant-Humphreys Mansion, Sunday, January 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. is a FREE opportunity for brides, grooms (even their guests) to meet vendors – wedding wear, caterers, bakers, musicians, photographers, entertainers and more, for any kind of wedding from an intimate home ceremony to a large celebration for hundreds of guests. It’s one of a handful of shows that offers so much for no cost. This year, there are seven caterers and bakers exhibiting so expect tons of food samples. Organizers present informative drop-in/drop-out workshops, while models wear the latest gowns and formal attire. A pianist performs, and guests can tour one of Denver’s most historic landmarks. Attendees receive a FREE canvas re-usable goodie bag. No reservations are required; just show up and have fun. 770 Pennsylvania St., Denver, 303-946-4442.
It’s a new year and time to start seriously saving again after that wild holiday spending spree. The 2017 Entertainment Book is full of coupons for local shopping, restaurants, attractions, entertainment, services, and more. Books are published every year and the coupons are good until the following December. Many times, especially with coupons for local attractions, you’ll see 2-for-1 offers, so you’re saving up to 50% off. And remember that you can use these books during travel, so if your sweetie is planning a getaway to Hawaii or Florida or wherever, consider buying a book for the intended destination. The regular price for an Entertainment coupon book is $35 plus shipping, and several times a year the books are offered at a reduced price. For two days only through Wednesday, January 18, you can get 50% off any 2017 Entertainment Book if you buy two or more. You must use the code DOUBLE at checkout to get the discount. Remember, the code ONLY works if you buy two (2) or more books.
Inspired by a true story, Gold is the epic tale of one man’s pursuit of the American dream, to discover gold. Matthew McConaughey stars as Kenny Wells, a prospector desperate for a lucky break. He teams up with a similarly eager geologist and sets off on an amazing journey to find gold in the uncharted jungle of Indonesia. Getting the gold was hard, but keeping it would be even harder, sparking an adventure through the most powerful boardrooms of Wall Street. MHOTC readers can attend a FREE sneak preview of the film on Monday, January 23 at 7 p.m. at Landmark Greenwood Village. Click here to download and print an admit-two pass for the screening. These passes are limited in number, so please don’t abuse the system and get yours now – if this movie interests you. Once our limit has been reached, the system won’t issue any more. Remember, even with a pass seating is not guaranteed, so get there early. For more information on how previews work, read our Movie Sneak Preview Guide.
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…] about Free Things To Do This Week Around Denver
Whole Foods Market Tamarac hosts a FREE veggie-friendly cooking class based on the science of the “Food for Life” eating program. On Thursday, January 19 at 6:30 p.m., Chef Kelley Williamson prepares easy recipes that use the power of nutrition to bring health to the body. This month’s theme is Plant-Based Brunch. Dishes include: Benedict’s, Potato Hash and Breakfast Parfaits. These classes fill fast, so reserve your spot by stopping in or calling the store’s customer service desk at 303-488-2000. 7400 E. Hampden Ave., Denver.
‘Omega Oh My’ looks at the benefits of fish oil at Natural Grocers Englewood on Tuesday, January 17. The FREE event starts with a class from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., followed by a New Year, New You tasting fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Learn how to support your brain, eyes, weight, immune system, joints and heart health with fish oil. The Englewood location will also be giving away a new bike. No purchase necessary, just fill out an entry form that day. 9670 E. Arapahoe Rd., Englewood.
The Dumb Friends League has a new spay-neuter clinic for cats. The clinic offers FREE spay/neuter surgeries for all Colorado cats, including feral cats, community cats (tame or feral free-roaming cats) and owned cats. The Dumb Friends League Solutions – Cat Spay/Neuter Clinic operates Tuesday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetAid Colorado on 191 Yuma St. in Denver, near I-25 and 6th Avenue. Other services include Feline Leukemia (FeLV) Vaccine for $25, FeLV/FIV Combo Test for $25 and microchip for $25. You do need to make an appointment for any service and can do so on the website.
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…] about Free & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend
Do you like dining at restaurants? How would you like to get paid to eat? This is no scam. Food & Drink Resources (FDR) opened its Denver focus group facility in 2014. Now they’ve created the FDR Innovation Center, a new and fully-equipped space where food, beverage and restaurant clients can test new concepts, recipes and products. The company hosts focus groups and taste tests regularly and is looking for locals who love to eat and share their thoughts. Consumer research projects pay pretty well — between $50 and $250 depending on the type of study and time commitment. It’s FREE to sign up. Do so here. After signing up, FDR will be in touch soon to inquire about your food and dining preferences and your availability for participating. Just so you know, the facility is located in Centennial, just off of Arapahoe Rd. and Havana St. There’s plenty of free parking and it is close to several bus stops.
The Acupuncture Lounge in Capitol Hill is hosting a wellness event with FREE acupuncture treatments on Thursday, January 19 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Acupuncture is a safe, effective and drug-free option for a variety of ailments. Reservations are required to secure a spot. If you want to give it a go, call 720-446-0178. 750 E. 9th Ave., Ste. 108, Denver.
One more reason to love your local library? FREE passes to local museums and attractions. Many library districts offer some sort of pass that gives you FREE entry to every place from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Dinosaur Ridge to the Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Firefighters Museum. For a family of four, this can be a considerable savings and a way to explore a new or favorite attraction, without having to deal with the crowds of community-wide free days. You do need a library card for each specific district to take advantage of these freebies, but don’t worry if you don’t have one. Any Colorado resident can get a card for any library as long as you present some sort of photo ID at one of the library locations. Once you have signed up, then you can typically reserve your pass online, just as you would put a hold on a book or DVD. A few systems even let you download and print out the pass. Here’s what’s available. [Read more…] about Free Attraction, Museum & Park Passes at Local Libraries
It’s back (and expanded)… Ski Free program for BOGO lift tickets to Copper Mountain, Crested Butte, Monarch, Powderhorn or Sunlight Mountain Resort. In years past, this was a Shell-only promotion, but now Exxon and Mobil are on board. Here’s how it works: 1. Stop by any participating Exxon, Mobil or Shell gas station. (Exxon & Mobil stations have vouchers now, Shell stations have vouchers starting January 19); 2. Pump 10 gallons or more; 3. Ask the station attendant for a validated SKI FREE voucher and to stamp your gas receipt; 4. Take the validated, stamped voucher and gas receipt to the participating ski area’s lift ticket window; and 5. Purchase a one-day, full-price adult lift ticket and receive a second one FREE. (Both tickets must be used on the same day). The program runs through April 16 or until ski areas close for the season. Each participating resort has some restrictions and/or blackout dates, so be sure to check your favorite before heading out.
The recent measles scare and my own bout of whopping cough over the holidays had me thinking about the importance of up-to-date immunizations, and not just flu shots. There are no-cost and low-cost ways to get children (infants to 18 years) and adults immunized for everything including measles, mumps, polio and Hepatitis A & B. Even if you miss the monthly events, you can still visit walk-in clinics.
Typically immunizations start at about $25 per shot, but you can also pay what you can afford. Most clinics serve uninsured, Medicaid, CHP+ patients. Ask about other insurances. And no child is turned away for inability to pay. It’s very important that you bring your own and/or your child’s immunization record every time. Here are few of the local clinics we found: [Read more…] about Where To Get Free or Low-Cost Immunizations in Denver
The Park People’s tree distribution program — Denver Digs Trees — has helped add a ton of green to city blocks. And though it seems a wee bit early to be thinking about spring, now’s the time to apply for FREE and low-cost medium to large shade trees that will be distributed in the spring. All Denver residents are eligible for the deals, regardless of where they live in the city.
Trees that normally cost as much as $125 are $35 per tree you plant in your yard ($10 if you live in one of 27 target neighborhoods or free to those with financial hardship). If you agree to plant a tree in the public right-of-way (the green belt between a sidewalk and the street or if there is no sidewalk 10 feet from the curb — in some cases that is in your yard), the tree is FREE for 2017. Apply early and get your choice of tree variety specially selected for our climate. And you’ll have to pick up your tree(s) on April 16 (yep, you have to plant them yourself). Learn more and apply online at The Park People website. In both cases, applications are due no later than Feb. 15. Questions? Call 303-722-6262.