Groupon always saves you money, usually at least half off, which makes any offer, service or product you get from them offers much more affordable. Now, for two days day only, Saturday & Sunday, March 25 & 26 get an extra 25% to 33% off any Groupon Local Deals. Here’s how it works: Get $5 off a minimum $20 purchase, $10 off $40, $15 off $60 and $30 off $100. You need to use the promo code OFF at checkout. You can use the code a maximum of three times. Use it on show tickets, concerts, dining out, spa treatments, things to do and more. The more you spend, the deeper the discount. The only exclusions are a handful of local deals and consumer electronics. To get the deal, use this link to take you to all the Groupons in the Denver-Boulder area.
Things To Do
Connecting with the natural world is easy in Colorado. All you have to do is head east to the plains or west into the mountains. FREE programs take place in a variety of Jefferson County Open Space parks including Lookout Mountain Nature Center (LMNC) and the Hiwan Homestead Museum, throughout the year. The Center offers a variety of nature programs with topics that explore the diversity and richness of the foothills. Discover wildlife, plants, geology, astronomy and more. [Read more…] about Free & Fun Nature and History Programs Through JeffCo Open Space
Stop the presses! Check out our weekly column “Cheap Checklist” in today’s The Denver Post in the Life & Culture section. You can also read it online. (If there is no link, go to the Denver Post and type “Cheap Checklist” in the search box to find our latest column.) Every Saturday, we compile the best freebies, discounts and deals in town for the upcoming week. The column now includes store sales — all the more reason for smart shoppers to make it a must-read. If you have any suggestions or tips for inclusion, send them to firstname.lastname@example.org 10 to 14 days in advance. We’re already working on the copy for our next deadline!
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 42 Free & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend
The MHOTC Easter Patrol is scouring the area for free and low-cost Easter Egg hunts for our annual post. If you know of any being held at community centers, in neighborhood parks, retail shops or other locations, please drop us a note. Tell us the date, time, location (include address) and any age restrictions (or if the kids are let loose at different times based on their age). Also, if the Easter Bunny is making an appearance, let us know that, too. Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Talk about blast from the past. Vintage electronics, old-school audio gear, transistor radios, vintage LPs and more are on display and on sale at the Vintage Voltage Expo, Sunday, March 26 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Ramada Plaza Convention Center. Held in conjunction with the Colorado Radio Collectors Club, the Expo is a combination swap meet, flea market, guitar show and meet-up for those enthused about hi-fis, stereos, electric guitars, 8-tracks, turntables and more. If you even remember LPs or can explain a Sony Walkman to your kids, this show is for you. Admission is $5, children under 12 are free. I-25 at 120th Ave., Northglenn.
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.
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
Bring pillows and settle in for a good time at Columbine Library’s FREE Saturday family matinee. The BFG will be shown on Saturday, March 25 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. The film tells the story of an unlikely friendship between a lonely orphan and the “Big Friendly Giant.” Together they explore Giant Country and collect dreams. 7706 W. Bowles Ave., Littleton.
Greetings! We thought we knew about every factory tour in town, but you learn something new every day. You’ve definitely seen Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards in gift shops, flower shops and drugstores in Colorado. Now, you can watch as flat sheets of blank paper are transformed into the beautiful, full-color cards. Feel the roar of printing presses, each the size of a school bus, as they crank out two sheets per second. Follow the production process through precise cutting equipment, the rush of automated batching, and super-fast machines folding 500,000 envelopes in a single shift.
For our “15 FREE and Cheap Tours in Denver” round-up, click here.
The factory is located in Boulder at 6055 Longbow Dr. The 45-minute tours are FREE and run Monday through Friday at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Parking is complimentary, too. No reservations required. For bargain hunters, visit the Gift Shop at the end of the tour for discounted greeting cards and unique gifts. Even better, you can also visit the Leanin’ Tree Museum and Sculpture Garden of Western Art for FREE. The museum (located at the same address) displays the private art collection of Ed Trumble, founder of Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards. The museum will close permanently on August 31, 2017. (Note: The factory, tours and gift shop will remain open.) For more tour details, read on… [Read more…] about Free Tours of Leanin’ Tree Greeting Cards & Sculpture Garden
Got cornhole game? Backyard champ? Want to test out your cornhole skills? Check out the 2017 March Bagness Cornhole Tourney on Sunday, March 26 from noon to 5 p.m. This is a doubles tournament (bring your own partner) using double elimination. Best 2 of 3 in winning brackets and one game in losers bracket. Everyone is guaranteed three games. First team to 21 with no bust rule. Cost is $30 per team (which isn’t bad for five hours of fun and games); just cheering on your favorite cornhole team is FREE.. Registration opens at 11:30 a.m. Tournament will be a blind draw for seeding and starts promptly at 12:30 p.m. The event is at Softball Country and Events Center , so only those 18+ are allowed. And you can’t bring in any food or drink, though it will be sold on site with a 32 oz. beer at $4. 2101 W. 64th Ave., Denver.
It’s the most creative spring break ever at the Denver Art Museum. Saturday, March 18 through Sunday, April 2, kids 18 and younger receive FREE general admission (actually they get that every day at DAM). Kids and families can also take a unique journey into the Star Wars universe as characters are brought to life through a dramatic presentation of more than 70 original costumes. A special exhibition ticket is required for Star Wars and the Power of Costume, and tickets are only $5 for youth 6-18 years old and free for youth 0-5 years old. Visitors can get inspired by a script or a story and sketch their own costume designs and character. Every weekend from noon to 3 p.m., local creatives will be on hand in the studio for demonstrations relating to costuming. The Paint Studio, Backpack Cart and Create-n-Takes are available every day. The museum is downtown at 13th Avenue between Broadway and Bannock. The museum is closed on Mondays. For more info, call 720-865-5000.
This may be the one reason we will fork over a few bucks to pay for parking at Cherry Creek Shopping Center. More than 30 of the world’s most acclaimed fashion designers have created one-of-a-kind designs for the world’s most famous beagle and his sister — Snoopy & Belle in Fashion. The FREE traveling exhibit is stops in Denver from March 17 to April 11 on a tour culminating at New York Fashion Week in September. Visitors are sure to fall in love with this rare collection of mini-couture outfits featured on 10″ vinyl Snoopy and Belle dolls. [Read more…] about Snoopy & Belle In Fashion Comes To Cherry Creek Shopping Center
Year-round Swallow Hill Music holds Open Stage nights in its cafe. You can see the best of the best the third Friday of every month in the Tuft Theatre at 7 p.m. Best of Open Stage is a showcase of five artists, chosen from previous open stage events. Each perform a 20 minute set. This allows the performer to share more of their material and the audience to hear more that just a couple of songs. The event is FREE for Swallow Hill members, $1 for non-members. 71 E. Yale Ave., Denver.
If you didn’t get your rodeo “fix” during the National Western Stock Show, now’s your chance. The nation’s best cowboys and cowgirls compete in events such as bull riding, steer wrestling, team roping and barrel racing during the Rodeo All-Star Weekend at the National Western complex. Travelzoo has a ticket deal for the Semi-Final Round on Friday, April 14 at 7 p.m. followed by a Jana Kramer concert, that will cost you $30 (regularly $55). [Read more…] about $25-$30 Tickets: Rodeo All-Star Weekend at National Western