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. Fortunately, our community has it all “on the cheap” — entertainment, festivals, concerts, movies, workshops, tours, sporting events and more. And we’ve done 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…]
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 one day only, through 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, September 21, get an extra 20% off any three Groupon Local Deals, plus an extra 10% off on up to three Goods deals and an extra 10% off up to three Getaway deals when you use the promo code SALE3. That’s anything from gourmet dining, spa treatments and concerts to an all-inclusive Mexico getaway.
You can buy one of each in a single transaction, maximum of 3 Local Deals, 3 Getaways and 3 Goods per customer. (Meaning, if you want to buy 9 items, you’ll need to make 3 separate transactions.) 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.
We’ve all felt a change in the weather and seen televised images of snow on the high peaks. That means, of course, that the tasks of putting gardens to bed for the winter and raking leaves are upon us. We also all know that backyard composting is an effective way to provide quality compost for our own gardens and also reduce waste, but we don’t always know how to go about it effectively.
Boulder County’s upcoming workshops, which are FREE to county residents, discuss how to start and maintain a highly efficient compost system, what to “feed” your compost pile, appropriate bins, tips and troubleshooting, and more.
Colorado master composter Melanie Nehls Burow leads these workshops (all from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.). They are scheduled for Thursday, September 28 in Boulder; Monday, October 2 in Erie; Monday October 16 in Longmont and Monday, October 23 in Louisville. Click here for locations and online registration (required). For more information, call 720-564-2220.
Denver and the suburbs bristle with creepy, scary, and just plain entertaining haunted houses. Whether you go for the gore, the zombies, the undead or just to be shaking in your socks, there is a haunted house (or two) to suit. Check out MHOTC’s Haunted Houses list for where to go in the metro area. We include pricing and information on discounted admissions. Plus, there’s an interactive map to help you easily locate the attractions. We’ll keep adding any new haunts that arise, so check back often for new frightfully fun activities.
Shop now at the Denver Botanic Gardens’ annual Fall Plant and Bulb Sale for gorgeous blooms next spring. Thousands of bulbs and unique plants are available for your autumn planting pleasure. Hours are Saturday & Sunday, September 23 & 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Gardens’ West Terrace. Admission to the sale is FREE and Botanic Gardens members get a 10% discounts off all purchases. [Read More…]
Boulder’s annual Recycle-A-Thon on Saturday, September 23 again offers FREE document shredding, low-cost recycling of tapes, disks and other computer detritus and even affordable recycling of large appliances. The $10 fee to destroy hard drives and recycle components is worth the price just for the peace of mind it provides. Click here to find prices on the right side of the screen. The Recycle-A-Thon occupies a narrow window in the day — just from 10 a.m. to noon. Meadows Shopping Center, 4770 Baseline Rd. (just west of Foothills Pkwy.), Boulder.
You’ll definitely clean up the savings with this deal. We love an easy, “clean” deal — no coupons, downloads, rebates or minimum purchase requirements necessary. This week, Walgreens is offering a deal on laundry detergent like we’ve never seen before. Through Saturday, September 23, get Xtra liquid laundry detergent for just 89¢ (30 or 34 loads) with your Balance Rewards card.
There’s no limit, so now’s the time to stock up. Now, before we get comments, we know many people are brand loyal, so the deal may not be for you. However, true bargain hunters tend not to be brand- or store-loyal. To people like us, most national brands are all the same. (Xtra laundry detergent is made by the Church & Dwight Co. The same people who make Arm & Hammer products.) As long as it cleans our clothes, we’re good and would rather save money than support one brand out of tradition. In any case, it’s a phenomenal deal!
Rite Aid is scaring up the savings early for Halloween. Through Saturday, September 23, they’re offering assorted Halloween décor, costumes and accessories at 50% off. There are lots skeletons, witches, pumpkins, spiders, black cats and more to be found. Because it’s early in the season, the selection is great. The discount requires a Plenti loyalty card, which, if you don’t already have one in your wallet, you can sign-up for FREE in-store. They also have harvest décor, domestics, housewares and candles at 50% off. Boo!
Good morning! With this freebie from Chick-fil-A, it will definitely be a good morning. Through Saturday, September 30, receive an offer for a FREE breakfast item at participating locations via the Chick-fil-A One app. Choose from a Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit, Egg White Grill or Hash Brown Scramble Bowl. The offer is only valid during breakfast hours. Limit one offer per account. For more information on the app, including how to download it, click here. (For additional promo details, click here.)
You’ve heard the adage “an apple a day, keeps the doctor away.” Which leads us to ask, what about a glass (or two) of apple cider? Find out for yourself at the Morrison Ciderfest on Saturday, September 23 from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The FREE festival includes live music, a custom car show, kids area with bounce castle, arts & crafts, hay and pony rides, food, beer and, of course, plenty of delicious cider. Ciderfest is held on the grounds of Bear Creek Care & Rehab, located at the corner of Highway 8 and Summer Street in downtown Morrison.
The YMCA of Boulder Valley is currently registering youngsters for fall programs. During Welcoming Week through September 24, they can visit and try youth sports, swim lessons, after-school and teen programs and more for FREE. Click here for details. There are three locations to serve Boulder, Broomfield and Weld Counties. Click here for addresses and phone numbers.
With spectacular weekend weather predicted, the mountains beckon. Avoid I-70 traffic and head for a nearby mountain town for fall fun and fall colors. Today, Saturday, September 23, Nederland’s Wild Bear Mountain Ecology Center hosts the 17th Annual Enchanted Forest from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. At the in-town nature center itself, youngsters can meet the live birds of prey and a young Tyrannosaur, get their faces painted and make their own costumes. Catch the FREE shuttle to Wild Bear’s property at Mud Lake Open Space, where the fun continues. [Read More…]
Time to fill your stein with local libation and welcome the fall season. Longmont Oktoberfest is Friday & Saturday, September 22 & 23 at Roosevelt Park. The festival is presented by Left Hand Brewing Company with ten local breweries on tap. Longmont Oktoberfest offers fresh fare, live music (headliner is Reel Big Fish), and German themed fun and festivities.
Get in the Deutschland spirit by entering the best dressed, stein holding and bratwurst eating contests. A Kid Zone includes crafts, ponies, petting zoo, rock climbing wall and more. Hours are Friday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. This is a rain or shine event. Chairs, blankets and empty water bottles are permissible. Please no pets. General admission is $10 on Friday, $5 on Saturday. 700 Longs Peak Ave., Longmont.
Gather your family and friends for Highlands Ranch Oktoberfest on Saturday, September 23 from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m. Enjoy authentic German food, music, great biers from Paulaner and live entertainment. It’s an evening of non-stop entertainment for the kids, with magic, balloons and games. Cheer on the four-legged competitors scrambling for rewards during the Dachshund Races at 3:30 p.m. Town Center South, 9344 Dorchester St., Highlands Ranch.