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.
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
Make tax time pay. This year, Tax Help Colorado will operate 27 free tax sites across Colorado, most of them on community college campuses. Individuals and families with household incomes of less than $54,000 qualify for help in preparing and filing tax returns. Many families are also eligible to receive valuable tax benefits such as the earned income tax credit and child tax credit. Those with busy schedules (and admit it, that is most of us, can take advantage of a “Drop-Off” service. [Read more…] about Free Tax Help For Individuals and Families
Believing is just the beginning when dreamers witness the empowering tales of Disney’s most courageous ladies as Disney On Ice presents Dream Big. High-flying jumps, daring acrobatics, breathtaking skating and lovable Disney friends make this an experience your family will never forget! Nine performances are scheduled at the Denver Coliseum from Thursday to Sunday, April 6 to 9. And we have a special code that will get you $5 off tickets. [Read more…] about Save $5 on Disney on Ice Presents ‘Dream Big’ Tickets
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…] about Free & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend
Every so often I stumble across a great sale that I just have to share. This morning I went to pick up a new book at Barnes & Noble in Aurora City Center and while browsing the store saw several tables marked “Everything Here $2.” There were puzzles, toys, holiday cards, knick-knacks and more, some originally as much as $20. Each item has a huge red dot on it, so you easily ID the $2 items. There were also several cases filled with items marked at 75% off. I found one of those Giant Coloring Posters with 12 pens for adults originally selling for $7.95 and at check-out was told it was now $2. There were also shelves filled with items marked 50% off. I can’t say if every Barnes & Noble is running a similar sale but the 75% off sign was in the store window, so likely there are some great finds to be had. Plus, I’m a Barnes & Noble member so they gave me an additional 10% off my purchases. Bottom line is I paid about $8 for $70 worth of goodies. Find your nearest location here. I’m told the sale (both 75% off and $2 tables) will continue until all merchandise is gone. Happy bargain hunting!
Anyone (parent-to-be or new parent) who would like to learn more about infant feeding development is invited to a FREE workshop at Whole Foods Market Bradburn on Wednesday, February 22 at 9 a.m. Becky, a pediatric occupational therapist at Children’s Hospital Colorado, will discuss experiences before birth, the newborn phase, sensory exploration and how these lead to the introduction of solid foods. Topics will cover baby/parent roles with feeding, how and when to introduce foods and feeding resources. An RSVP is required. Please call the store at 303-439-7000. 4451 Main St., Westminster.
We’ve written about Gas Buddy in the past on the site — which helps drivers locate the cheapest fuel prices across the United States and Canada — has a nifty feature that allows MHOTC to bring you (in real-time) the latest top-10 low-cost gasoline prices for the Denver metro area including the burbs. Prices are updated continually throughout the day and the chart lists the top 10 cheapest places to buy gas. You can check out the chart by clicking here or by clicking on the Cheap Gas tab at the top of the page. If you are on the road a lot and want the inside scoop on where to fill up, this is one of our pages worth bookmarking.
Local teachers and school employees (from pre-K to post-grad, administrators to kitchen workers to bus drivers) can get a 25% off discount on tickets to the Denver Zoo. Here’s how it works: Send an e-mail to info@SupportOurStudents.org. In the subject line type in I’ll share DOTHEZOO and in the body of the e-mail identify yourself and your position. This is important – The e-mail MUST be sent from an official school “edu” or “org” e-mail address. Home schooling parents may contact S.O.S. as well. In return, you will receive an email with a discount link, user ID and password. Teachers and school employees are then free to share the discount, ID and and password with family, friends and students. Discounts are good year-round and are purchased directly from the Zoo’s website. This offer is good through December 31, 2017.
Emily Griffith Technical College has been training Colorado’s cosmetologists for more than 75 years. Of course, students need experience, so that’s where Emily’s Salon comes in. The menu of services is very comprehensive and ranges in price from just $2 for a moisturizer to $45 for curl reformation. A haircut and style is only $8 and includes a FREE shampoo. All services are performed by students under the direct supervision of a licensed instructor. The shop is open Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. The salon also has evening hours Monday through Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Appointments and walk-ins are welcome. You must pay in advance of services. Cash, Visa and MasterCard accepted. It’s important to note that children are not allowed in the salon (unless receiving services.) 1860 Lincoln St., Denver, Denver, 720-423-4798.
We hate to see any local business close, but another one shutters. This time it is U.S. Toy Store, known for its affordable and safe novelty toys, carnival prizes and party supplies. Currently, everything in the store is 25% off, with discounts getting deeper as the store clears the shelves and moves towards its final day on April 15. Open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 8101 S. Quebec (one block north of County Line Rd.), Centennial, 303-220-7555.
The Colorado Environmental Film Festival (CEFF) is an inspiring, and energizing event featuring world-class environmental films with representatives from local and national organizations and companies, topical forums and discussions and films for youth. Plus, it’s just lots of green fun with parties, exhibits and more. The Festival runs Thursday, February 23 to Sunday, February 25 at the American Mountaineering Center (710 10th St. in Golden.)
The opening night celebration is FREE on Thursday from 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Tickets are required — click here.) Plus, admission to the Eco-Expo is FREE on Friday from noon to 7:30 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (For bird lovers, Wild Wings Environmental Education will host a “meet the birds” session with live Colorado raptors on Friday from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Eco-Expo area.)
For more information about the film festival, including the overall schedule and how to purchase tickets online, click here. A full pass is $38.79. A single-day pass is $19.89 and single screening tickets are $9.39 each. All prices include service fees.
Now that ski season is in full force, Pizzeria Locale Denver would like to help the community fuel up before they hit the slopes. Every Wednesday in February, guests can buy one pizza and get their second pizza for FREE when they show a Pizzeria Locale Denver team member a valid 2016-2017 Colorado Ski Pass or lift ticket. Pizzeria Locale’s Highlands (3248 32nd Ave.) and Broadway (550 Broadway) locations will offer the powder-promoting deal on Wednesday, February 8, 15 & 22. All pizzas on the Pizzeria Locale Denver menu are included.
It’s estimated Americas, particularly those who do their own taxes, miss out on more than $1 billion (yep, with a “B”), in Earned Income Tax Credits. The EITC is a refundable tax credit to individuals and families who work and may have children. Tax credits range from $495 to more than $6,000. Even if you don’t earn enough to owe taxes, you still need to file a tax return to receive an EITC. Through, April 22, KeyBank is partnering with Denver Asset Building Coalition (DABC) to help low- and moderate-income wage earners take advantage of this often overlooked credit. [Read more…] about Free Tax Return Preparation Through April
Valentine’s Day is swiftly approaching. If you’re looking for a gift, why not tickets to a show, concert or comedy night? That’s something your sweetie, best friend or favorite relative is sure to love. 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 25 Great Deals for Upcoming Entertainment in Denver