In today’s digital age, we keep track of what readers click on every day. Otherwise, we would never know what’s a hit with readers and what completely misses the mark. (News Flash! The term “FREE” seems to play a significant role in the popularity of a post.) In 2018, we posted thousands of deals, promos, giveaways, round-ups and family-friendly events.
If you’re looking to promote an event, deal or sale, MHOTC offers lots of low-cost opportunities for advertising, including display ads, sponsoring a page or paid posts. (For more information, send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.) In the new year, we will definitely cross a major milestone — 20,000+ subscribers to our very popular daily e-newsletter!
By the way, did you know 2019 will mark our 10th anniversary of having frugal fun in the Mile High City?
At the end of the year, there are always lots of Top 10 lists of the most-read articles or most-viewed photos, so we thought we’d jump on the bandwagon just for fun.
Fun Fact: Collectively, our 10 most-viewed posts/pages for 2018 garnered nearly 1 million clicks!
Most of the top posts won’t be a surprise to bargain hunters. However, we hope it will be interesting for readers to learn what exactly their frugal friends are clicking on all year long.
Drum roll, please!
#10 – Colorado Rockies’ Taco Bell Deal — This annual promo is always a home run with hungry bargain hunters. When the Rockies score 7 or more runs in game, fans score 50¢ tacos the following day. Let’s hope the deal continues in 2019!
#9 – King Soopers Digital Deals — The grocery store continued this promo with more regularity in 2018, usually ranging from two to four days over the weekend. Bargain hunters have hunted down this post with great interest.
#8 – Fall & Holiday Craft Shows — MHOTC is quickly becoming the go-to site for crafty people in Denver. The list gets bigger and bigger every year. If you coordinate or sponsor a craft show, you need to be on the list!
#7 – Most Spectacular Christmas Light Displays in Denver — This relatively new post really shined bright in 2018. It seems lots of families were looking for ways to “lighten up” their night life during the holidays.
#6– Fourth of July — Our most popular holiday page every year, the page sparks with places around town to celebrate the patriotic day, whether it’s a fireworks display, community picnic or festival. (We also have pages or posts for Halloween, See Santa, summer film festivals, local factory tours and more.)
#5 – Kids Eat FREE — Dining out with the family can be convenient, but it’s not always economical for parents. This page focuses on kids-eat-FREE promos around town. It’s updated periodically, so click on it often and, especially, before you head out with the kids in tow for a meal. (We’re always looking for tips from readers. If you know a local restaurant offering a family-friendly deal, let us know at email@example.com.)
#4 – Daily Food & Drink Specials — For hungry bargain hunters, it’s never easy to swallow paying full price at a restaurant. On this page, we focus on discounts and promos at various eateries around town. While it would be impossible to have a comprehensive list, it’s updated periodically with the help of tips submitted by loyal readers.
#3 – FREE Things To Do in Denver This Week — Our round-up of every totally FREE event we can find for the coming week proved to be a big hit with readers last year. It’s updated daily, so checking it often is helpful for those friends and families looking for frugal fun during the week.
#2 – SONIC Drive-In’s 50% Off Shakes — The summertime deal really shakes up our Top 10 list. For years now, the fast-food chain offers half-price shakes after 8 p.m. — typically from early spring to Labor Day.
#1 – FREE & Cheap Things To Do in Denver This Weekend — If you’re a regular reader, this post hitting the top spot for 2018 is obvious. It’s round-up of every budget-friendly event we can find for Friday, Saturday and Sunday each week. It’s updated daily, so checking it often is helpful for the weekend planner in your family or group of friends.
Our team of bargain hunters is always looking for ways to improve the site’s posts and adapt to the need of readers. If you have any suggestions for a new page, round-up or list of deals, let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We can’t wait to see what readers click on in 2019!