Imagine a book store where a good novel will only set you back two bucks. Such a store exists… in Aurora. The Book Outlet started as a place to raise money for the Aurora Public Library system, but bookworms know it’s the place to find a wealth of gently-used reading material at unbelievable prices. [Read more…] about Buy the Book on the Cheap in Aurora
Love to be scared? Haunted Houses rise from the dead every fall to frighten those brave enough to enter. Here’s a list of what we know is happening, along with any coupons or discounts. We’ve also included a handy map below , which should help you easily locate the attractions. Just click on the zombie icon for more details. [Read more…] about Haunted Houses Guaranteed To Scare
Summer is winding down but that just means a jam-packed schedule of plays, concerts, comedy nights, festivals and more. There are deals to be had, as much as 50% off, and we’ve found them. Some of the newest offerings include discounted admission to Cirque du Soleil’s Corteo, Mary J. Blige or Pitbull in concert and Oktoberfest (held in August) in Morrison. Plus, there are bridal shows and pet expos.
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, festivals, sporting events and more. [Read more…] about 34 Great Deals for Upcoming Entertainment in Denver
Enrollment in LiVE, the Regional Transportation District (RTD)’s new, income-based fare discount program is now open. The LiVE Program provides 40% off fares to qualifying riders whose household incomes are at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. All applications for the LiVE Program – pronounced as one would say, “live your best life” may be found here. [Read more…] about Can’t Afford RTD? Enroll In Its New Discount Fare Program
Palisade peaches, Olathe sweet corn, Rocky Ford melons — Colorado grows a bounty of produce recognized nationwide. And, as anyone who has driven on the Eastern Plains can attest, we are a state that owes its heritage, at least in part, to hardworking farmers. While you can shop “Colorado Proud” in most grocery stores, you can also pick your own fruits and veggies, especially starting over Labor Day weekend and peaking in September. [Read more…] about 9 Farms and Orchards Where You Can Pick Your Own
It’s time for the 2019 Arapahoe County Fair, with four days of fun Thursday, July 25 to Sunday, July 28, at the Arapahoe County Fairgrounds in Aurora. Fairgoers will find their dollar goes a long way with gate admission that includes unlimited carnival rides, plus all concerts, rodeos, 4-H livestock shows, petting farm, mutton bustin’ for the little buckaroos and more. [Read more…] about Tons of Fun at Arapahoe County Fair
Need to make your life a little sweeter? Village Inn continues its very popular FREE Pie Wednesday at participating locations. It’s one of the sweetest deals in town for pie lovers! With so many “crusty” options, you can slice into a Classic Fruit, Feature & Seasonal or Silk & Cream pie. For a full review of the current flavors available, click here.
The Carousel of Happiness is Nederland’s magical menagerie featuring 56 whimsical, hand-carved animals on a restored 1910 Looff carousel, turning to the music of a 1913 Wurlitzer ban organ. Rides are only $2. Visitors to the Carousel can also enjoy picnicking at Barker Reservoir, hiking the trails of the Mud Lake and Caribou Ranch open space areas and the Indian Peak Wilderness Area. [Read more…] about Carousel of Happiness Rides Cost $2; The Happiness is Free
How many of Colorado’s 42 state parks have you visited? Now you and your family can visit any or all of them for FREE. Colorado Parks and Wildlife has teamed up with the Colorado State Library to offer the Check-Out Colorado program. Each of 287 libraries (including public, military and college/university libraries) has two seven-day hang-tag park passes good for entrance to all Colorado state parks, and they can be reserved and checked-out just as books can. [Read more…] about Check Out Colorado State Parks Pass at Libraries
Not that anyone would want to escape Colorado in the summer (hey, why do you think the entire world comes here?), but if you do have out-of-state vacation plans, might we suggest you check out some of our sister On The Cheap websites? Perhaps a visit with Mickey and Minnie (and hundreds of princesses) is on the horizon? Then, look no further than Orlando On The Cheap for tons of ways to holiday without spending a fortune. Live (and save) like a local with Miami On The Cheap if Florida’s beaches and South Beach nightlife are calling. [Read more…] about Traveling? Check Out Other ‘On The Cheap’ Sites
Though it’s a bit out of our coverage zone, Chaffee County, home to Salida and Buena Vista, is a great weekend getaway. Now, you have another excuse for visiting: Discovery Pass. This digital pass offers more than $500 in savings and freebies. Passholders simply use their smartphone to access the offers and redeem in person at the local businesses. [Read more…] about Save Big in Salida & Buena Vista With New Discovery Pass
Bargains and not-such-bargains are to be had at the monthly A Paris Street Market, which now has a second summer home at Park Meadows and is open the third Saturday of each month from June through October. Whether or not you find something you must have, it’s great just to poke around a FREE open-air market whose vendors specialize in antique, vintage, funky and fun items.
The market is located outdoors near The Vistas on the west side of the shopping center between Macy’s and Arhaus. Great shopping and dining are just steps away at Park Meadows home to 200+ stores and restaurants. The market operates rain, snow or shine from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 8401 Park Meadows Center Dr., Lone Tree.
Music fills the Wednesday night air at the Littleton Museum Concert Series running June 11 through July 31. Performances start at 7 p.m., last about one hour and are FREE and open to the public. Each week a food vendor will be on site and open by 5:30 p.m. On the 2018 schedule: [Read more…] about Littleton’s Free Historic Museum Concert Series
Want the insider scoop on exploring Colorado? Check out the Colorado Field Guide, a FREE online trip planning tool that makes it super simple. The Guide helps you build a trip by length, region, city, season or activity.
Are you dreaming of a getaway, but have only a few days? Looking for art galleries or hiking trails? Trying to avoid the usual hot spots and discover something new? The Colorado Field Guide homepage has a handy search criteria, so travelers can check out different itinerary ideas based on journey time or direction of travel.
Each itinerary comes with recommended lodging and dining suggestions and is packed with daily activities. Search the full breadth of diverse activities for inspiration or pair unheard-of activities in a destination: stargazing to golf, wine tasting to hunting, mine tours to zip lining. [Read more…] about Free Colorado Field Guide Tool-Kit Makes It Easy To Tour The State On The Cheap
Tee up for this deal. South Suburban Park and Recreation District is waving green fees for youth 17 years and younger who golf during weekends this summer at four of its courses. FREE golf is valid after 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday at Littleton Golf Course (Bowles & Federal, 303-794-5838), Family Sports Golf Course (Arapahoe & Peoria in Centennial, 303-649-1115) and Lone Tree Golf Course (Lincoln & Lone Tree Pkwy., 303-799-9940), and after 6 p.m. at South Suburban Golf Course (Colorado Blvd. & Dry Creek Rd., 303-770-5500). [Read more…] about Kids Play For Free at South Suburban Golf Courses