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…]
Updated with more restaurants. Some people prefer to serve Thanksgiving dinner at home, but don’t always want to prepare every single dish from scratch, while others like to go out. Grocery stores and restaurants are happy to take care of most, if not all, the work. Whatever your style, here are some options for under $30 per person — sometimes way under $30. Most outlets will take your orders or reservations online. Regardless, you’ll want to order or book as soon as possible. And note, that typically when you dine out, taxes, tip and beverages are not included in the dinner price. We’ll be adding more restaurant options as we hear about them, so keep checking this post. [Read More…]
If you’re planning on being one of millions shopping this Black Friday, you may want to fortify yourself to survive the crowds and frenzy. Fortunately a few local restaurants and retailers are offering freebies and deals to help you make it through the big day (or, for some, the weekend). Here are a few that came to our attention: [Read More…]
Light up your holiday with a wild visit to the Denver Zoo’s annual Zoo Lights celebration, which runs nightly from December 1 to 31 from 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Experience a light safari with 60 illuminated acres of lights and more than 130 animated animal sculptures that swing through trees, jump across lawns, hide in bushes and appear in unexpected places.
For the first time, guests this year will even be able to control some of those sculptures at special interactive stations at Zoo’s Giraffe Meadows area. Two vignettes will be operated by “kid-level” control panels that include foot pedals, switches and buttons.
In addition to the wondrous displays, the pachyderms building, Elephant House, El Pomar Foundation Village Hall and Tropical Discovery are all open. Santa will also be on hand nightly from December 1 to 23. There are a few ways to save on tickets. [Read More…]
Gymboree in the Cherry Creek Mall is closing. According to MHOTC reader Jen, the kids clothing store still has a large selection of goods. Currently, all clothing is 65% off and it appears discounts may increase in the coming days. Reports Jen, “The best deals are on clearance merchandise because that is 65% off the lowest ticketed price.” No specific closing date has been set, but store employees say it will be some time after Christmas. The store is open Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. 303-322-3217.
Free yourself from shopping stress on Friday, November 24 at the relaxing Clyfford Still Museum. FREE admission is being offered all day from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Swing by and experience Still & Art, with nine beautiful galleries of Clyfford Still’s art, plus images of references—as diverse as Hollywood’s two Frankenstein films from the 1930s; works by the great Mexican muralist José Clemente Orozco, Vincent van Gogh, and Pablo Picasso; popular cartoons; and modern sculptures — that inspired Still. Free guided tours start at 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 3 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. 1250 Bannock St., Denver.
The 2018 Denver 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 the following December. The book covers the Greater Denver Area and mountain resorts, so you can also find coupons for Breckenridge, Castle Rock, Estes Park, Frisco, Glenwood Springs, Greeley, Loveland and more. Many times, especially with coupons for local attractions, you’ll see 2-for-1 offers, so you’re saving up to 50% off. And the ski resorts often include lift ticket deals. For Black Friday you can get a screamin’ deal — 40% off with FREE shipping. [Read More…]
No excuses for not going downtown this weekend. Denver Pavilions, home to more than 40 shops, restaurants and entertainment venues, is offering a great parking deal on Black Friday, November 24 and Small Business Saturday, November 25. Come downtown on either of these days and park for FREE in its underground parking garage. (Note: spaces are limited and it is first come, first served.) It’s that simple, no proof of purchase required, no receipts to show. The Pavilions wants to make spending time with your family after Thanksgiving just a little bit easier. The entry ramp to the Denver Pavilions Underground Garage is located off the right hand lane of Welton between 15th and 16th Streets.
We love this time of the year because of all the discounts and bonuses on gift cards. Safeway is offering a delicious deal through Saturday, November 25. Save $7 instantly, when you buy $50 (or more) in any dining gift cards. If you purchase the minimum $50 amount required, you’ll pay just $43 in total. (It’s a savings of 14% — not huge, but not offered often on gift cards.)
You must download the digital coupon via Just For U onto your Safeway Club Card — under “Special Offers.” The grocery store offers several restaurant gift cards, including Applebee’s, Chili’s, Burger King, McDonald’s, Domino’s, Olive Garden, Mimi’s Café and more.
Starbucks fanatics will rejoice because the ubiquitous coffee café is included in the offer. It’s extremely rare to get a discount on Starbucks gift cards, given their popularity. If you love Starbucks, now’s the time to grab a $50 gift card.
Regardless of which gift cards you buy, you can buy a single $50 gift card or two $25 gift cards (from the same restaurant or different ones), in order to qualify for the discount. If you’re unsure what qualifies as “any dining gift cards”, ask a manager for assistance. Remember, gift cards are non-refundable, so make sure you get the discount before paying.
Why pay for a full bottle of nutmeg, when you just need a tablespoon or two? Through Thursday, November 23, Sprouts Farmers Market is helping holiday chefs who are cooking Thanksgiving dinner or whipping up a new side dish for the first time.
The grocery store is offering 25% off bulk spices — just grab one of the small plastic bags and scoop just what you need for a recipe. There are dozens of spices available. You will literally pay in pennies. We bought ginger root for just 8¢ — much better than paying $5 or more for a full bottle that we wouldn’t use again until next Thanksgiving or not.
We’re guessing many bottled spices just sit on the shelf and eventually expire…or get lost in the pantry. Bulk spices are the perfect answer.
We’ve added nearly 20 restaurants, since the last time we posted! Once again, gift cards are at the top of many people’s wish list this holiday season. There’s something about being able to splurge on exactly what you want that’s fun, right? In the past, gift cards seemed impersonal. Not anymore. Recipients can pick out exactly what they want or enjoy their favorite meal. No need to return anything.
Gift cards are always an efficient and convenient way to shop for the holidays. Best of all, it pays to give gift cards because of the bonus offers, this time of year. You can treat yourself and keep the bonus offer or tuck it in with the gift card for an added surprise.
Our elves have been on the hunt for weeks and they’ve compiled a list of all the promos they could find, so far. The list will be updated, as more are announced in the coming weeks. Some offers are available online or in-store only, while others are available either way. Most of the gift cards must be purchased by December 31, in order to receive the bonus. However, some promos end earlier, so check first. [Read More…]
Typically Thanksgiving weekend is slim pickings in the craft show world. But, a number of shows are now taking the opportunity to stand-out by staging fairs that they hope will entice you away from the big malls. We have an entire page devoted to upcoming holiday craft shows, markets and fairs in the Denver/Boulder area. It includes an interactive map to help you find the ones closest to your shopping flight path.
As always, we call out some of our favorite picks: This weekend you’ll find the insanely crowded, but always fun Horseshoe Holiday Market at the Highland Masonic Temple. The Friday Night Bazaar (on Friday, of course) lets you shop 80+ food, crafts and fashion vendors. Park Hill Masonic Lodge plays host to the Park Hill Holiday Market. And, Gypsy Farmhouse Holiday Market is at the JeffCo Fairgrounds.
Check out our Holiday Craft Shows list for more details (dates, times, entry fees, etc.) on these and other sales. And if you know of any upcoming shows, please email details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deck the halls with deals! King Soopers is making the holidays a little merrier for bargain hunters. From November 24 to December 25, they’re offering new digital coupons each day with its 25 Merry Days promo. (Last year, the offers included discounts on gift cards.) The digital coupons are available for just one day, but the coupons have expiration dates further out — so check first. If you want a particular coupon, just download it to your SooperCard. (If you’re forgetful, like us, you can sign-up for daily notifications via text or e-mail.) The special site also offers lots of holiday tips, recipes and more. Click here for more details.