Part of the fun of going to see the Colorado Rockies is when they offer a special giveaway or promo on select game days. And it’s much more than just bobbleheads and baseball cards. This season, they’re offering everything from ticket package deals (with food & drink), tote bags, aprons, jerseys, t-shirts, $1 hot dog coupons, BBQ spatulas, light bulbs and more on specific game days. The promo items are typically FREE and usually limited to the first 10,000 ticketed fans through the gates. (However, the details may vary by promo. Be sure to read its Full Promotional Policy for clarity.) We knew there had to be a promo schedule, but we figured it was top-secret and only Dinger knew the master plan. Well, it’s not! Click here for the 2017 Promotional Schedule. Go, Rockies!
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Let me spin you a yarn! However, this one is not a fanciful tale — just full of savings. I Love Knitting (600 S. Holly St., Unit 102) in Denver is having a huge sale on all yarn, needles and patterns. Through April 30, everything in the shop will be 20% off. Enjoy savings on a vast selection of quality yarns from all over the world. The shop’s hours are Tuesday to Saturday from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
It’s one of the best times of year at the Aurora Reservoir (5800 S. Powhaton Rd.) — lots of fun in the sun! Celebrate the arrival of spring with 50% off day passes (regularly $10) through April 30. When purchasing the day pass, use the password “Reservoir.” Friends and family will get access to world-class fishing, biking/hiking trails, archery range, an updated playground and more. With the discount, it’s only $5 per family-sized vehicle, per day. Don’t forget your sunscreen!
If you bank at Wells Fargo (or know someone who does), take advantage of this home-run offer for Colorado Rockies tickets. From March 1 to October 1, the bank is offering 2-for-1 Club Level tickets to all Colorado Rockies 2017 regular season games, except for April 7, May 8 to 10 and July 3 & 4. Purchases must be made with a consumer or business Wells Fargo debit card. Buy your tickets early, as only up to 250 tickets are available per game on a first-come, first-served basis. The offer is only valid for tickets purchased online with promo code WELLSFARGO — click here. (Note: Service fees will apply.) Go, Rockies!
The discount appears to be offered every month, throughout the baseball season — just check the bottom of a qualifying receipt for the offer’s availability and end date each month. King Soopers wants to take you out to the ball game “on the cheap.” When you spend more than $25 (in a single transaction), you can purchase up to 4 tickets at $18 each for select Colorado Rockies home games — while supplies last.
To get the discounted tickets, you must use your SooperCard at check out. Then, exchange your qualifying receipt at any King Soopers customer service desk. (You should see the offer printed at the bottom of your receipt, so check first.) It might be wise to pick up some Cracker Jack and peanuts, since you’re already at the grocery store!
Savvy skiers and riders are grabbing next season’s passes even as the snow lies so deep in the high country that a number of areas have extended this season. Following are the ever greater deals for next year, including passes with bonus days at other resorts around the country or even internationally. Passes also offer food, retail and lodging discounts, as well as special friends-and-family prices.
For brevity’s sake, we are just listing the adult season pass prices. Some are good for the remainder of this season too. Click on the websites for all other age/price categories, including teen/young adult pricing. Consider pass insurance for a modest additional cost….in case. [Read more…] about Great Deals on 2017-18 Ski Passes
Thanks to Kaiser Permanente Colorado, get movin’ on Mondays. Through the end of 2017, they’re offering a 24-Hour Kiosk Pass at Denver B-cycle for FREE on the last Monday of the month — mark your calendar for February 27, March 27, April 24, May 29, June 26, July 31, August 28, September 25, October 30, November 27 and December 25. The pass is regularly $9, so it’s worth taking the deal for a spin. For details about the promo, click here.
If you really want to get movin’ around the city, consider purchasing an annual pass for just $95. It’s definitely the best way to go green, save some green and get lots of exercise! For more information about Denver B-cycle, click here.
We ran this post last month and it proved so popular we thought today’s storm was a good reason to repeat it, as you may need to find a cheap activity today. So it snowed… a lot. Despite the rutted and icy roads and slippery sidewalks, for many, a hefty snowfall is an excuse to go sledding, even if it is just down that tiny median in front of your home. Maybe you’re one of the lucky few with a store-bought sled and the envy of the sledding hill crowd. But if not, don’t despair. Coloradans are famous for their ingenuity when it comes to makeshift sleds. Our friend Jody Mace at Charlotte on the Cheap (a Southern gal, go figure) has come up with 17 DIY options. [Read more…] about 17 Easy Do-It-Yourself Sleds
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How many of Colorado’s 42 state parks have you visited? Now you and your family can visit any or all of them for FREE. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has teamed up with the Colorado State Library to offer the Check-Out Colorado program. Each of 287 libraries (including public, military and college/university libraries) has two seven-day hang-tag park passes good for entrance to all Colorado state parks, and they can be reserved and checked-out just as books can. The pass also includes a backpack a guide to Colorado’s state parks, a set of binoculars, a copy of Wildlife Viewing Guide Book and field guides to trees, wildflowers and wildlife. Each state park pass allows FREE entry (normally $7 to $9) into the parks for one carload of visitors. filled with park information and educational activities. Hike or bike the multi-use trails, find wildlife in their natural surroundings, visit a nature center or bring a picnic. With a license or camping reservation, you can try fishing or camp out overnight. Visit your local library or check the Participating Libraries List to find a library near you.
It’s easy to simply recycle those Valpak envelopes without even opening them. But don’t! Inside are some decent deals and discounts at Front Range businesses. Each month we find, among others, coupons good for 50% off brunch at Bonnie Brae Tavern, 20% off at Harbor Freight Tools, a $4.99 Autawash car wash and more. If you don’t receive a Valpak or simply want additional offers go to their website which has dozens of downloadable coupons (some identical to the mailing and some unique to the website) for dining, home & garden, shops, groceries and more.
Once a month, you can lob and smash and gracefully (okay, maybe not so gracefully) leap over the net after a winning match for FREE. The Gates Tennis Center holds a FREE tennis clinic every month for adults (15 and older) on Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. All levels are welcome and you can bring your own racquet or rent a demo. Children are welcome to attend as well and spend time with a kids instructor. Limited spots are available and you are limited to two free clinics per person per season. You need to reserve a spot by calling 303-355-4461. Reservations for each clinic open one week prior. The next date is August 1, followed by September 5, October 3 and November 7. 3300 E. Bayaud Ave., Denver.
Boulder’s not-for-profit Community Cycles offers FREE bike fits on Friday, June 5 at 5 p.m. Ride by the shop and get a FREE 10-minute bike fit evaluation from Community Cycles’ Board President Ray Keener, a seasoned expert who has been doing bike fits for more than 30 years. Registration is required. For more information or to register, contact Sam Forsyth at 720-628-9376 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit Community Cycles’ website. 2805 Wilderness Place, Ste. 1000, Boulder.
Tomorrow, February 17, and every Tuesday, Rocky Mountain Anglers gives 30% off fly-tying supplies, as well as FREE weekly classes between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The shop requests that attendees arrive around 6 p.m. so that they can get tables set up for the class. 1904 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, 303-447-2400.
Copper Mountain’s season passes offer all the more value now with three FREE days at Taos Ski Valley, N.M., and FREE skiing at Grand Targhee, Wyo., with a purchase of accommodations through Grand Targhee Lodging. Whether or not you’ve skied Taos before, this is the year to do so. New ownership has brought the wherewithal to make dramatic improvements, most notably the installation of the new Kachina Peak chairlift, unloading at 12,450 feet and increasing the skiable terrain by 50%. From Denver, Taos is roughly 280 miles — just 50 or so miles farther than Crested Butte. Grand Targhee, located at the Wyoming-Idaho border, is a longer drive (or a flight either to Jackson or Idaho Falls), but it is worth for powderhounds who avoid crowds. Also, Copper Passholders get FREE skiing and riding at five other Powdr-operated resorts: Boreal, Calif.; Killington, Vt.; Mt Bachelor Resort, Ore.; Park City Mountain Resort, Utah, and Las Vegas Ski and Snowboard Resort, Nev. Adult prices are Copper Pass, $389, and the new Secret! Copper Pass, $489. Prices for new season passes and renewals are the same, so guests are not penalized for not having a Copper pass in the past.