Groupon usually saves you money, sometimes as much as half off, which makes any offer, service or product you get from them much more affordable. But this latest promotion, offers three different savings promotions. Here’s the inside scoop: For two days only, through 11:59 p.m. Friday, March 24, get an extra 20% off any three Groupon Local Deals, plus an extra 20% off on up to three Goods deals and an extra 20% off up to three Getaway deals when you use the promo code BEST3. That’s anything from gourmet dining, spa treatments and concerts to an all-inclusive Mexico getaway. To get the deal, use this link to take you to the Groupons in the Denver-Boulder area. Click on Goods or Getaways in the navigation bar at the top or left side of the Groupon landing page to find other offers. There is no minimum purchase price and you can get up to a $50 discount per deal. There are a few exclusions: Read the fine print here.
All Seasons Rent All‘s semi-annual sale of used table linens comes in time to help prepare for summer parties and family gatherings. The sale runs from Friday, March 24 to Monday, April 10 and includes large rounds, banquet cloths and napkins in lots of sizes and colors. We got the lowdown from General Manager Matt Gershaw and here are some of the deals. Napkins are 75¢. Banquet table cloths and rounds run $7 to $10 each. Floor-length rounds or extra large banquets are $15 to $20 each. All Seasons is discontinuing peach and three floral overlay pattern linens, so if those fit with your color scheme, you’re in luck because the pickings will be plentiful.
The sale runs an extra week because there is so much for sale including both glass and ivory snack sets (plate & cup) for $2 per set, 8 oz. pilsner glasses for 50¢ each, brown plastic trays for 50¢ each, silver chafing dishes for $20 each, silver trays for $20 each, tables from $30 to $60 and new, commercial grade patio chairs for $10 each. Matt even has some Halloween costumes that will sell for $10 each. Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday thru Saturday, closed Sundays. 6550 S. Yosemite St., Greenwood Village, 303-770-2980.
There’s a new Entertainment Book sale. 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 December 2017. 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. Through Tuesday, March 28, you can get 50% off any 2017 Entertainment Book (plus FREE shipping) or Digital Membership. You must use the code SPRING50 at checkout to get the discount.
Spring brings more than flowers and showers. It also means the start of craft shows and sales. Among the first (and the best) on the schedule – Unique Boutique Craft Show on Friday & Saturday, March 24 & 25. The FREE event features more than 70 artisans selling their handcrafted goods. Be sure to check out the Prairie Essence booth. Our good friends Donna and Nora produce some of the most amazing (and beautifully decorated) handcrafted soaps and lotions. Hours: Friday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran School, 7691 S. University (University & Dry Creek, just south of King Soopers), Centennial; 303-794-9236.
We can’t think of a better way to spend a day than among 10,500 square feet of bargain-priced items, including jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds & ends, holiday decor and a vast array of household items — all for a good cause. If you count yourself a true-blue “junker,” then stop by the semi-annual Beautiful Junk Sale on Friday & Saturday, March 24 & 25 at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.
The sale is open Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission for adults is $4. If you bring two or more non-perishable food donations, you can get $1 off. For those who just can’t wait to get in the doors, an early-bird sale begins at 7 a.m. on Friday morning and admission is $30. Early Bird Shoppers get in free on Saturday. They accept cash, check or credit card ($20 minimum). Proceeds benefit Jeffco Action Center, which helps those in need. 15200 W. 6th Ave. (Frontage Road), Golden, 303-237-7704.
Kmart at 363 S. Broadway will shutter its doors on Sunday, March 26. Currently, the store hours are 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day. Through Tuesday, March 21 everything is 25% to 70% off. Wednesday & Thursday, everything is 30% to 75% off. Friday & Saturday everything is 40% to 80% off. And on Sunday, everything is priced to sell to the bare walls. No word on how much stock remains.
With the closing of all Colorado Savers stores, the MHOTC team has been on the search for new-to-us thrift stores. We just added Sister Carmen Thrift Store in Lafayette to our list. The store supports the programs and services of Sister Carmen Community Center, which provides help to individuals and families in East Boulder County. As with most thrift stores, you’ll find a ton of low-cost clothing, small appliances, toys, shoes, linens, household goods, furniture and much more. What impressed me the most is the wide variety of sales each month, and even a frequent shopper program, on top of the low prices. [Read more…] about Sister Carmen Thrift Store – Great Find For Lafayette Frugal Shoppers
Savvy Boulder area shoppers frequently check out the ever-changing inventory at the local Hospice Thrift Shop, and the next week provides even more reason to do so with added savings by the day. Today, Saturday, March 11, 50% off everything. Coming up: Sunday, March 12, 25% off electronics; Friday, March 17, 25% off housewares; Monday March 20, 25% off everything; Saturday, March 25, 50% off everything; Thursday, March 30, toy sale ($10 per bag). Also, every Wednesday is senior discount day, with 20% off all purchases. The stop is open daily, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. 5656 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-604-5353.
IKEA is celebrating spring with a Swedish Easter Påksbord, an all-you-can-eat smörgåsbord, on Friday, April 7 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. For $12.99 per adult and $2.99 per child (12 and under), get your fill of traditional Swedish fare — if you’re a member of IKEA FAMILY. (For non-members, it’s $16.99 per adult and $4.99 per child. Why not sign up to just get the savings? Membership is FREE.) The holiday menu includes herring, shrimp, salmon, meatballs, ham, salads and more, as well as desserts and beverages. Tickets must be purchased at the store in advance and usually sell out quickly. Seating is limited, so hop to it!
The Boulder Arts & Crafts Gallery, a highly regarded coop that has been showcasing and selling the works of leading local and national artisans since 1971, holds just one sale a year. For 2017, it’s Friday, March 3 and Saturday, March 4 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., and on Sunday, March 5, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The sale features 20% off the entire inventory, and with Mothers Day, graduation, those June weddings and Fathers Day coming up, take advantage of the opportunity to buy something special at a savings. 1421 Pearl St., Boulder, 303-443-3683.
It’s rare to see a company reverse a “price increase”, but the competition in online shopping is fierce. To this end, Amazon just decreased its minimum purchase for FREE shipping from $49 to $35. (The last change was a year ago in February 2016 — from $35 to $49.) My shopping at Amazon definitely decreased in the last year because the $49 minimum was too high. (I found myself buying stuff unnecessarily just to reach the threshold.) For regular customers, its Prime Membership is always an option, too, with its FREE 2-day shipping on any purchase — click here.
ANOTHER OPTION: You can also qualify for FREE shipping for all eligible items in your order, if your cart includes $25 or more in qualifying books. It seems like an unusual selling point, given the steady decline of book sales. (Who buys hard copies anymore anyway? Personally, I prefer audio books, especially those read by the author. It gives the text so much more personality and emotion.)
Overall, it seems like Amazon Prime is the way to go for regular customers — buy a Prime Membership for $10.99 a month for FREE 2-day shipping with no minimum. Membership has lots of other benefits, including access to movies and TV shows. If you’re unsure about the benefits, you can cancel your membership at anytime. For more details on its new shipping policy, click here.
Did you know? Since last year, Amazon collects sales tax on orders from Colorado.
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
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.
Spring consignment sales — “spring” being a relative term — are starting in Denver, Boulder and beyond (from Castle Rock to Loveland and all points in between). Save loads of money on clothes for yourself and your kids, as well as household items, toys and gear. Admission to all events is FREE unless otherwise noted. MHOTC Tip: For sales that do charge an entry fee, check their website as more often than not you’ll often find free tickets. And multi-day sales often heavily discount unsold merchandise on the last day or two. Browse the 2017 list now! [Read more…] about Spring Consignment Sales In Denver
Bryan may blather, but any who know me will tell you I rant. Back in 2015, I wrote about why I was kicking my nearest King Soopers to the curb. After the post went viral, the grocery chain execs promised change — and we did get some. As soon as I was confident my photo with a big red slash was no longer posted on the employee break room wall, I started shopping at my neighborhood store again. And most of my shopping experiences went well. Until yesterday… [Read more…] about Why King Soopers Has Disappointed Me… Again