One more reason to love your local library? FREE passes to local museums and attractions. Many library districts offer some sort of pass that gives you FREE entry to every place from the Denver Museum of Nature & Science and Dinosaur Ridge to the Butterfly Pavilion and Denver Firefighters Museum. For a family of four, this can be a considerable savings and a way to explore a new or favorite attraction, without having to deal with the crowds of community-wide free days. [Read more…] about Free Attraction, Museum & Park Passes at Local Libraries
Everyone can use a helping hand now and again. The Senior Resource Center, a nonprofit which provides services to seniors, offers a Chore Service Program at no charge. It’s available to residents age 60 and older and there are no strings attached – no testing or income requirements. You can get help with chores in any home or apartment, up to three (3) times a year. [Read more…] about ‘No Charge’ Help with Chores for Area Seniors
This makes a great last-minute holiday gift for a Colorado resident. There is a new “fun pass” here in Colorado that almost feels too good to be true. It’s called The GetOutPass and needless to say we are very excited about it. With this one pass you can visit more than 30 cool venues at least once, and sometimes multiple times per year!
They have many of the biggest and best attractions in the state participating, including Elitch Gardens, WaterWorld, ski resorts, climbing centers, golfing, bowling, jump houses and so much more. Best of all, MHOTC readers have a special promo code that gets them even greater savings. (As a side note: This may be the perfect holiday gift for the person who has everything and has you really stumped.) [Read more…] about Great Deal! Exclusive Discount on New GetOutPass – Visit 30+ Colorado Attractions
Pop quiz. Name Colorado’s most affordable, family-friendly professional sports team. It’s the Colorado Mammoth. Colorado’s only professional indoor lacrosse team in the National Lacrosse League (NLL) has played at Pepsi Center since 2003. Most importantly, the Mammoth provides a fun, fast-paced game for the whole family at an affordable price. [Read more…] about Colorado Mammoth Lacrosse Games Among The Most Affordable of Local Pro Sports
The Arapahoe Library District is famous for its used book sales. But even if you missed them this year, you can find all sorts of gently used hardbacks and paperbacks at the Library District’s Used Book Stores. All are open during normal library hours and prices are typically 50¢ to $2. Many of the books are barely touched, making them ideal inexpensive gifts for the bookworms in your life. Check out: [Read more…] about Book A Deal at Arapahoe Library Used Book Stores
WinterSkate, an old fashioned outdoor ice skating rink, is coming to Northfield Stapleton this winter. The rink is set up just west of Bass Pro Shops next to Red Robin’s Burger Works. The rink will be open Monday to Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday and Friday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. (Check the website for special holiday hours.) [Read more…] about WinterSkate – Outdoor Ice Skating at Northfield Stapleton
While shopping at a weekend craft show, I came across a fun product that could save MHOTC readers big time and I wanted to share it with you. (No, I’m not getting a commission or anything.) It’s called The Local Deck.
Here’s how it works: For $30, get a cute box containing 30 coasters. Each coaster has a discount (BOGO, $10 off when you spend $25 or percentage off purchase) for local restaurants, breweries, coffee & tea spots and entertainment venues. If you use every coaster in the deck, you’ll save more than $350. [Read more…] about Spend $30 for The Local Deck; Save Big at 30 Denver Restaurants, Breweries and Entertainment Spots
WinterSkate, Louisville’s seasonal outdoor rink is back for its 15th season. Boasting over 6,500 square feet of ice, WinterSkate in Historic Downtown Louisville is the largest outdoor ice-skating rink in the county. Regular rates (which include skates) are $10 for adults, $9 for children 12 and under, $8 for 65+ and college students and military with ID and FREE for children 3 and younger. Hours of operation depend on day of the week and date. You can find a complete schedule here.
If you like dining out, but hate trying to make a reservation, check out OpenTable.com. This is one of our favorite websites. Why? You simply type in the date and time you want to dine, number of people in your party and general location or neighborhood you want to dine in. Presto! The system tells you which restaurants have available tables. Talk about a time saver — and time is money — no waiting on hold or until the restaurant opens. [Read more…] about Use OpenTable, Dine Out For Free
FREE ice skating returns to downtown Denver’s Skyline Park for another winter as the Downtown Denver Rink welcomes locals anxious to lace up some blades from November 20 to February 3, 2019. Hours vary, so check the rink’s website. Bring your own skates or rent a pair — $6 for kids (12 & under) and $8 for everyone else (13 & older.) [Read more…] about Downtown Denver Rink at Skyline Park Offers Free Skating
Ice is always nice, especially at the Rink at the Rock in downtown Castle Rock. This year’s season skating runs Saturday, November 17 through Monday, February 18. Hours are Thursdays from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Fridays from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. Be sure to check the rink calendar for special activities on Mondays through Wednesdays, as well as special holiday hours. [Read more…] about Rink at the Rock Keeps Castle Rock On Ice
Ya gotta love a place whose address is on Sleepytime Drive. So no surprise Celestial Seasonings offers FREE tours of its Boulder-based tea production plant. After a 13-minute video intro to the history of tea and close-up view of tea processing, you’ll get to walk through the largest, most modern tea factory in the United States. The highlight: a whiff of the Mint Room — guaranteed to clear the sinuses or your money back… oh wait, you didn’t have to pay for this tour! [Read more…] about Celestial Seasonings’ Free Tea Factory Tour
Paid content. Do you like dining at restaurants? How would you like to get paid to eat? This is no scam. Food & Drink Resources (FDR) Research & Innovation Center opened its Denver focus group facility in 2014. Now they’ve created the FDR Research & Innovation Center, a fully-equipped space where food, beverage and restaurant clients can test new concepts, recipes and products.
The company hosts focus groups and taste tests regularly and is looking for locals who love to eat and share their thoughts. FDR is now also doing some studies for non-food clients — not a ton but some, so even if you aren’t a foodie this could be a fun gig.
Consumer research projects pay pretty well — between $30 and $250 depending on the type of study and time commitment. It’s FREE to sign up. [Read more…] about Like To Eat? Join Denver Focus Groups and Earn Some Cash
No guts, no story. That play on words perfectly describes Curious Theatre Company. Curious brings the best new theatre to Denver, producing thought-provoking plays designed to challenge ideas, stir emotions, and leave audiences thinking and talking for days. Season 21 features five productions and you can get discount tickets for each. Here’s how: [Read more…] about How To Get Ticket Deals at Curious Theatre Including $5 Teen Nights
Halloween is almost upon us. Looking for a costume for you or your kids? If you want to avoid spending a scary amount of money and, also, don’t want to spend lots of time, here’s a list of 102 cheap, easy homemade costumes.
You can make great costumes using things you have around the house (such as old sheets, toilet paper or duct tape), can borrow from relatives (surely someone has a bow tie or frilly 1950’s apron) or can buy items inexpensively from a thrift store or discount store (plaid jacket or “princess” crown). [Read more…] about 102+ Cheap and Easy DIY Halloween Costumes