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 firstname.lastname@example.org.) 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…]
This promo is music to our bargain-hunting ears! Enjoy a musical and visual experience inspired by Chipotle‘s real ingredients and get tuned into a buy-one-get-one FREE coupon from the fast-casual Mexican restaurant. Through August 31, go to this website and make your own music mix — just pick and choose from your favorite ingredients to fine tune the delicious notes. Then, listen to your own musical creation. Next, enter your mobile phone number for a digital coupon good for a FREE entrée with the purchase of one, while supplies last. (The digital coupon also expires August 31.) There is a limit of one offer per person, per unique mobile number.
Many of us think of cemeteries as sad places, but, in reality, most are beautiful park-like spaces ideal for all sorts of joyous community gatherings. Denver’s historic Fairmount Cemetery hosts a classic car show on Sunday, July 23 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Food trucks will be on hand selling eats or you may bring your own food. 430 S. Quebec St., Denver, 303-399-3692.
Bargain hunters rejoice! The remodel of the Aurora Walmart Supercenter (3301 Tower Rd.) is complete. To celebrate the new digs, the store is throwing a big party for customers. On Saturday, July 22, the family fun takes place from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Festivities include a welcome tent with music, food samples (including pizza, hot dogs and fresh fruit), giveaways (including Marketside cookies and Keurig samples) and lots of activities for kids.
Customers will notice some remodel features: the new electronics area makes it easier to test laptops and laptops before buying. The baby department has stroller at floor level (no more struggling to take them down from shelves) and there’s a expanded tool section for DIYers. There’s lots to explore and experience at the “new” store.
This freebie will have you squealing with delight. Drop by Maggie Smith’s Irish Pub every Friday for a community pig roast starting at 7 p.m. Enjoy a beer or two (you have to pay for your drinks) while grubbing on a FREE plate of pork smothered in bbq sauce. Families, friends, and the entire neighborhood is welcome. Get together and celebrate the best day of the week while soaking in the summer rays. 6631 S. Peoria St., Englewood.
Layer on the savings on National Lasagna Day. July 29th is National Lasagna Day, but BRIO Tuscan Grille is celebrating early. On Thursday, July 27, the Italian restaurant will celebrate with 50% off its Mama’s Lasagna Bolognese. For lunch, customers can order Mama’s Lasagna Bolognese & Insalata, featuring a half portion of the popular dish paired with a salad. For dinner, only the full-size portion will be available. (A full-size portion can also be ordered at lunch.) There are two locations — Cherry Creek Mall in Denver and Park Meadows in Lone Tree. Reservations are strongly suggested and can be made online at www.BrioItalian.com.
No need to whine ever, when it comes to saving money. Romano’s Macaroni Grill is making Thursday the day to dine out for an Italian lunch or dinner. Every Thursday, the restaurant offers half-priced bottle of wines at participating locations all day — for a limited time. The offer does not apply to glasses — just bottles. (I’m not a wine drinker, so I have no idea what else to add without sounding silly. I know there’s red and white…that’s it!) If you love the restaurant, sign-up for its e-mail club for lots of members-only promo and discounts, as well as be the first to hear about new dishes — click here. (As always, please don’t drink and drive.)
King Soopers is offering a deal sure to make your shopping list this weekend. For one day only, Saturday, July 22, get a General Mills cereal (11.5-12.25-oz.) and/or Nature Valley or Fiber One bars (5- to 12-ct.) for just 99¢ each. (The sale price is available on select varieties.) The offer requires a digital coupon ($1.50 off), which you must downloaded to your SooperCard on or before July 21. However, it can only be redeemed on Saturday. Even better, you can use the digital coupon up to 5 times in one transaction — that means you can mix & match up to 5 boxes of the cereal and/or bars at the reduced price. (Without the coupon, the sale price is $2.49 per box.) The qualifying cereals include Honey Nut Cheerios (12.25-oz.), Lucky Charms (11.5-oz.), Cocoa Puffs (11.8-oz.), Cheerios (12-oz), Cinnamon Toast Crunch (12.2-oz.) and Golden Grahams (12-oz.)
If you need another reason to cheer on our Colorado Rockies, Taco Bell is again offering its popular taco promo this season — through October 1. The day following a game in which the Rockies score 7 runs or more (win or lose), score 4 tacos for $2 (reg. $1.29 x 4 = $5.16) between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. at participating locations. Limit one special per person.
A family of four could eat dinner for under $10 and probably still have a few tacos left over. (MHOTC Tip: The promo time overlaps for one hour from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. with the fast-food chain’s daily Happier Hour promo, which runs from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. During those hours, get a medium drink or regular Freeze for $1, too.)
Now that’s savings we can go to bat for anytime! Go, Rockies!
Denver’s garage sale season is a short one, one reason why so many households band together for multi-family sales. But if you’re the one assigned to monitor the cash box, you know how crazy it can get and, more important, how tough it is to keep track of who sold what. Now there’s a new app that can help.
The TallySheet yard sale app lets you use your phone to checkout customers and track sales totals for multiple sellers. You can also opt to have more than one cashier, so that each can checkout buyers. And, the app shows sales reports in real time. When your sale is over, Tallysheet reports exactly how much each seller is due. [Read More…]
If Denver has one spot that is all things dance, it’s like at Cleo Parker Robinson Dance. The studio and school hosts the Mile High Dance Festival on Saturday, July 22. The day (and night) is filled with FREE classes and workshops, food and performances. During the morning and afternoon, you can sample a variety of dance styles. Check the website for a complete schedule.
Then at 7 p.m. settle in for a FREE performance featuring the Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Youth Ensemble, Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Junior Youth Ensemble, Fiesta Colorado, Samba Colorado, Moraporvida, Hannah Kahn Dance Company, Nu World Contemporary Danse Theatre and Delsie Khadem-Ghaeini Persian Dance. 119 Park Avenue West, Denver, 303-295-1759.
The Central City Opera, Colorado’s boutique summer opera festival now in its 85th year, reprises its Take a Child to the Opera day with an affordable matinee performance of “Carmen” on Tuesday, August 1 beginning at 2:30 p.m. It includes a narrator’s preview and an autograph session with the company’s young Apprentice Artists. Seats are $20 each but there is a possibility that they might increase in price with demand (click here to purchase tickets) and here for the optional $10 Take a Child to the Opera pre-performance family fun activities, including interactive opera games starting at 11:30 a.m. There’s FREE surface lot at Nevada St. around the corner from the opera house. For more information or tickets, call the box office at 303-292-6700.
If you grew up in the 80s, you know “Top Gun” (and its soundtrack) very well. Well, now’s your chance to experience it again on the big screen…on a really, really big screen and in 3-D! The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hosting a special screening at 7:30 p.m. each night from Thursday, July 27 to Saturday, July 29. Tickets for non-members are $9.95 for adults and $7.95 for juniors/children (18 and younger) and seniors. For convenience, order tickets online. (There are no additional fees. We tested the system.) It’s a rare opportunity to relive the 80s in such a special way at the movie theater again. Parents can take their kids, so they can see what mom and dad we’re watching as teens…and not on a smartphone. Heck, we didn’t even know what a cell phone was back then! (I’m keeping my fingers crossed for “Purple Rain” in IMAX 3-D!)
arc Thrift Stores are running a summer special on t-shirts, tank tops, swimwear, shorts and more — just 99¢ each. With temperatures running in the 90s, it’s the perfect opportunity to supplement your family’s summer wardrobe. The hot deal runs Friday, July 21 (9 a.m. to 9 p.m.) and Saturday, July 22 (8 a.m. to 9 p.m.) at all 24 Front Range locations. If you don’t mind searching racks and racks of clothes, you’re bound to spot the fashions suited to your style. On occasion, you can even find items with the original tags, which means “brand new.”