For the fifth year, the good folks at Summit Family Dentistry are devoting a day to providing FREE dental care for anyone in the community. Dentistry From The Heart is Saturday, April 29 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients must be 18 years or older and can receive a complete cleaning, tooth extraction or dental filling for FREE. All services are first come first serve (no appointments taken) and we’re told in the past a line has sometimes formed the evening before, so if you don’t plan to camp out on Friday, arrive as early as possible on Saturday. Dress appropriately for the weather and even bring a chair and blanket. The clinic expects upwards of 150 patients. In addition to their choice of three free dental services, patients will have a little extra fun while they wait with special prize giveaways from local businesses throughout the day. 12999 W. Bowles Dr., Littleton.
If you can believe it, there are still some people who have yet to sign-up for our daily e-newsletter. (We don’t get it either. It’s quick, easy and saves you lots of time & money! What’s not to love?) Do you want to know about the best deals, discounts and freebies (including our movie sneak previews and giveaways) in town before the rest of the crowd? Then, subscribe to Mile High On The Cheap’s daily e-newsletter.
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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!
Tools can be very expensive. Unless it’s part of your trade, it’s often not cost-effective for “do-it-yourself-ers” to buy tools for quick repair jobs around the house or on a car. Thanks to Auto Zone’s Loan-A-Tool, there’s no more need to pay for tools you need temporarily. Using the FREE service is easy — simply leave a deposit when you pick up a tool. When you’re done with the job, return it for a full refund of your deposit. Even better, you can borrow the tool for up to 90 days — perfect for those of us who procrastinate. (Not me, of course.) You can pick-up tools in-store or order them online. Thanks to the generous program, there’s no better reason to start “tooling around” the house and fixing those nagging repairs yourself.
With our busy lives, it’s easy to lose track of the small things. A rebate check, that bank account you opened to get a free toaster or maybe a security deposit? According to the Colorado State Treasurer’s office, more than $600 million in cash and property has gone unclaimed by 3 million people. The good news is money or property turned over to the State Treasury for safekeeping always belongs to the owner or heir of the account and there are no time limits for filing your claim. Are you on the list? Check out The Great Colorado Payback. The program is responsible for reuniting Coloradans with their lost or forgotten assets. The website helps you search for unclaimed property including royalties, refunds, rebates, uncashed insurance checks and more. You can also search MissingMoney.com (in which the state participates). Or you can call 303-866-6070 or 800-825-2111 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and they’ll help check if your name or the names of your family or friends are on the list. Do a quick search. It could really pay off.
If you hate feeding quarters into those darn parking meters (and/or having to keep checking your smartphone for when your meter expires), remember that metered parking in Denver is FREE every Sunday and on city holidays. Parking meter holidays include the following: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information and tips on surviving metered parking, check out Park Smart Denver.
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
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.