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…]
Did you ring in the new year with a proposal of marriage? If so, you may want to check out the Colorado Bridal Show. There are four scheduled this winter across the Front Range, with the next one coming up on January 28. Tickets are usually $10 at the door, but show organizers want you to have a day to remember and are offering MHOTC readers an exclusive freebie.
The first 300 readers to respond for each show get FREE admission. This is not just for brides and grooms, but your family and BFFs who help with all the decisions. All shows are on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. and held in the hotel’s Ballroom. And, each show has tons of cool prizes. Here’s the schedule: [Read More…]
Set your clocks and have your computer mouse ready. Word is, menus for Denver Restaurant Week are expected to launch on Wednesday, January 24. The annual celebration of all things food runs Friday, February 23 to Sunday, March 4. More than 150 restaurants are participating. Each offers a multi-course dinner (usually three courses) for a “mile high” fixed price, plus tax, tip and beverages. [Read More…]
Plan your week on the cheap with this list of FREE events around Denver. Check back often, as the list is updated daily. Looking for 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 e-newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter. Click on each link for details, as some events may require registration. Here’s what’s happening this week: [Read More…]
Even if you’re expecting a tax refund, this time of year can be, well, taxing on your wallet when it comes to paying for tax preparation services. The good news is that, if you qualify, you can get FREE help filing your return and not spend a dime. Here are some programs to investigate: [Read More…]
Come in from the cold and find hot deals on great reads. The Sizzlin’ Smoky Used Book Sale is on Thursday, January 25 from 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Friday, January 26 from 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Saturday, January 27 from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and Sunday, January 28 from noon to 5 p.m. at the Smoky Hill Library.
The sale will feature an expanded selection of used books, including hardbacks, trade paperbacks, mass market paperbacks, children’s books and collectible books, all at various bargain-basement prices. Sunday is Bag Day – the library supplies a bag, you fill it and pay only $7. 5430 S. Biscay Circle (northeast corner of Smoky Hill Rd., one block east of Tower Rd.), Centennial, 303-542-7279.
It’s all about learning from nature at the next University of Colorado Museum of Natural History‘s Family Day on Saturday, January 27. This day explores how plants and animals solve survival challenges. Through hands-on discovery, families will make observations and learn how plants and animals sense their environments, send signals and use special structures to survive.
Meet CU Boulder students and community partners who are weaving together science technology, engineering art and math to find innovative and sustainable solutions for the challenges we face in our changing environments. The event, appropriate for all ages, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and admission is FREE. Henderson Building (15th & Broadway), Boulder, 303-492-1666.
While the politicians sort out the impact of a U.S. government shutdown, Hooters is striking a deal with Americans any party can get behind. The Hooters Shutdown Deal grants a FREE order of fried pickles to any customer from Monday, January 22 to Wednesday, January 24. The offer requires the purchase of a beverage. To “cash in” on the offer, visit a participating location or check out HootersToGo.com and use promo code SHUTDOWN to order takeout.
McDonald’s is offering a deal perfect for Valentine’s Day or just as a treat for the little sweethearts in your life. For $1, get a Valentine Friend Treat Pack with 12 coupons good for about $9 worth of FREE food. The pack contains three coupons for each of the following: bag of apple slices, small apple juice or milk jug, hamburger and small vanilla cone.
The coupon book is available at participating locations, while supplies last. However, the coupons can be redeemed at any participating location in the U.S. The coupons can only be redeemed by kids 12 and younger, valid from February 14 to May 29. Frugal parents might pick up a pack or two just to keep on hand for quick snacks for the little ones — especially because they’re valid through spring.
So it snowed… finally. Despite the icy roads and slippery sidewalks, for many, a lovely 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. 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…]
Updated with some new play spaces. Maybe you didn’t get out that much on Sunday and the the kids are getting restless. Sure, I’m all for that fresh Colorado air and outdoor fun. Still, when crummy weather keeps you indoors, but your children need to burn off some energy (or the walls are starting to close in), this list of indoor play areas around Denver should come in handy.
I’ve included all sorts of activities, some free and some with an admission fee. For some of the pricier attractions, I noted if there’s a Groupon available (and you should always check Groupon yourself for those not marked, as new Groupons pop up from time to time).
Ring in 2018 by saving on tickets to an event, show, concert or a night of comedy. There are deals to be had and we’ve found them. Some of the newest offerings include discounted admission to the Rocky Mountain Train Show, Denver Winter Tequila Festival, Colorado Ballet’s upcoming Romeo & Juliet, Colorado Symphony concerts and a Minecraft Fan Convention.
We also have FREE tickets to three Colorado Bridal Shows and the Denver Travel, Design & Food Festival. You can find real savings by buying through services such as Goldstar and Groupon. (Be sure when buying through Groupon to check our recent posts for any promo codes, for extra savings.)
Here are some ticket deals I’ve uncovered to concerts, plays, the rodeo and more. [Read More…]
Is there a more perfect place than Loveland, CO from which to send your Valentine’s Day cards? We don’t think so! Through, Friday, February 2, drop off your cards and love letters at any King Soopers or City Market (in a small white drop-off box at the customer service desk.) The grocery chain will happily send them to the Loveland Post Office in time to get the world-famous ♥Loveland, CO♥ postmark.
If that’s inconvenient, you can also send your correspondence in a larger envelope to: Postmaster – Attention Valentines, 446 E. 29th St., Loveland, CO 80538-9998. The deadline for all U.S. destinations is Wednesday, February 7. (For Colorado destinations, it’s Friday, February 9.) For more details, click here. Remember, you must have proper postage on all of your cards before dropping them off or sending them. Otherwise, your loved ones will not receive your heart-filled words. Oh, what a lovely gesture!