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.
Nowadays, there are many advantages to becoming a “senior citizen”, but the one bargain hunters appreciate the most are the discounts offered by many retailers and restaurants. We’ve rounded up a few deals around town for the “older crowd.” [Read more…] about Senior Deals and Discounts in Denver
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
If the kiddos need a basic dental exam, here’s a chance to get it done at no-cost. Risas Dental & Braces will offer FREE exams and x-rays for all children ages 18 and younger between February 1 and February 28. Parents can make an appointment for the freebie at any of Risas’ Denver-area bilingual offices by calling 720-536-0401 or book online here. There are five locations: Wheat Ridge, Federal Heights, Denver South, Aurora North and Aurora South.
Glenda James is one of MHOTC’s favorite hair stylists because she always comes up with great deals. She has moved to Mainstreet Styling Salon in Parker and to spread the word and re-build her clientele she has an offer you and your hair can’t refuse. Get a FREE haircut ($35 value) with the purchase of any color treatment (custom, root color, lowlights, all-over color and/or highlights). She also is offering seniors (60+) 50% off her regular price for a haircut ($17.50 in savings). Glenda says she can do any “do” from “mild to wild” or “sassy to classy” and specializes in custom hair-coloring, permanent weaves, and up-dos for special events. For an appointment, call her at 720-308-4201. 19690 E. Mainstreet, Parker.
Honk! Honk! If you’ve ever thought about joining AAA Colorado, now’s the time shift gears and join for a great price. (Trust me, you’ll regret not having it, when you need it most. I joined a few years ago and will never go without it.) Here’s a traffic-stopping deal for the service: New members can get a Basic Membership for $50 (reg. $75) — a savings of 33%. (I have never seen any discount for membership, so that makes the deal worth noting.) The pre-paid membership gift card is available at the gift card kiosk in King Soopers. (If you can’t find the kiosk or card, ask an employee for assistance.) The card is valid for a one-year membership. A Basic Membership includes towing, jump start service, fuel delivery, flat tire change, a locksmith and more. [Read more…] about AAA Colorado: New Members Save 33% On Basic Membership
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
In today’s digital age, we keep track of what readers click on every day. Otherwise, we would never know what’s a hit with readers and what completely misses the mark. (News Flash! We notice “FREE” seems to play a significant role in the popularity of a post.) In the last few days, we noticed lots of media outlets publishing Top 10 lists of their most-read articles or most-viewed photos, so we thought we’d jump on the bandwagon just for fun. (Fun Fact: Our 10 most-viewed posts/pages for 2016, collectively, garnered more than 500,000 clicks.) Most of the top posts won’t be a surprise to bargain hunters. However, we hope it will be interesting for readers to learn what exactly their frugal friends are clicking on all year long. Drum roll, please! [Read more…] about 10 Most-Viewed Posts on MHOTC in 2016
Everyone can use a helping hand now and again. The Senior Resource Center, a nonprofit which provides services to seniors, offers a FREE Chore Service Program. It’s available to residents age 60 and older and there are no strings attached – no testing or income requirements. You can get help with chores in any home or apartment, up to three (3) times a year. Services include: organization and clean out of home, packing and unpacking items for moving, deep cleaning of bathrooms, kitchens, etc., first-floor window washing inside and out, cleaning closets, seasonal yard clean up and more. SRC’s service area includes anyone living in Adams, Clear Creek, Denver, Gilpin and Jefferson counties, as well as the city of Broomfield. For more information call 303-235-6952.
If you like dining out, but hate trying to make a reservation, check out OpenTable.com. This is one of our favorite websites. Why? You simply type in the date and time you want to dine, number of people in your party and general location or neighborhood you want to dine in. Presto! The system tells you which restaurants have available tables. Talk about a time saver — and time is money — no waiting on hold or until the restaurant opens. [Read more…] about Use OpenTable, Dine Out For Free
Indulge in too many “spirits”? Don’t even think about getting behind the wheel. The Sawaya Law Firm is once again offering FREE cab rides from Friday, October 28 through Monday, October 31. Here’s how it works: Call a cab, get a ride from a single location to your home, pay the cab driver, get a good night’s rest and then send the receipt to The Sawaya Law Firm. You must be 21 or older. The generous offer is only good for a one-way ride home within the Denver metro area, with a maximum reimbursement of $35. Michael Sawaya has been providing this community service for various holiday weekends for years now, as a way to save lives and reduce injuries caused by drunk drivers. (We salute his efforts and generosity. Thank you, Mr. Sawaya!) For reimbursement, send your receipt, along with a copy of your valid Colorado driver’s license (no other ID will be accepted) to: Holiday Free Cab Ride Program, The Sawaya Law Firm, 1600 Ogden St., Denver, CO 80218. For more information, call 303-839-1650.
There’s no reason to pay for a subscription to your favorite magazines! You can download digital magazines for FREE with your Denver Public Library card. With more than 200 selections, you’re sure to find the perfect periodical to peruse. There are a few tips: 1.) You’ll need to create two accounts – one for the library’s Zinio account and one for zinio.com. 2.) Use the same e-mail address for both accounts. 3.) Browse and download the available digital magazine collection through the current library Zinio page. 4.) Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for support. If you’re technically-challenged, check out the user guide before getting started.
Wouldn’t it be great, if you could talk to a nurse any time you had a question about your child’s health? Of course, there’s no better resource than Children’s Hospital Colorado. The hospital offers a great community resource with its ParentSmart Healthline at 720-777-0123. Concerned parents can receive FREE health care advice from a registered nurse on more than 290 pediatric topics. The help line is available 24 hours a day, providing access to expert pediatric care and, most of all, peace of mind. The ParentSmart Healthline has been serving families in the Rocky Mountain region for nearly 20 years and receives an average of 25,000 calls a year.
A Denver Public Library pilot program that enables card-holders to check out portable WiFi hotspots is such a success that all devices were quickly spoken for and a wait list is building. Each device provides FREE unlimited high-speed internet access to low-income families and home-bound people who can’t easily reach a library. These portable hotspots allow customers without home Internet access to get online using any WiFi-enabled device (phone, tablet or laptop). The DPL has 50 of the devices — 10 each at the Montbello Branch Library, Athmar Park Branch Library, Ross-Barnum Branch Library, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library and the Hadley Branch Library. Customers at those locations can check out the hotspots for up to three weeks and renew up three times if there are no other customer holds on the device. Click here for branch locations and hours.
We love books! That’s why we just joined Book of the Month. (Isn’t summer the best time to relax under a shady tree or curl up in a hammock with a good book?) Members choose from five new literary gems each month – great books you might not have heard of otherwise. (We’re excited for our July pick — “Missing, Presumed” by Susie Steiner. Yes, we are actually a member!) They deliver your choice right to your doorstep for FREE. New members can use promo code REFER50 for 50% off a 3-month membership (reg. $44.97) — click here. If none of the books pique your interest, you can skip a month. Otherwise, make your selection (from five books) by the 6th of the month and it’s on its way to you. Be sure to cancel your membership at the end of the three months, if you don’t enjoy the service. Otherwise, the membership is automatically renewed. For more information, including Membership Terms, click here. Happy reading!