From now until the end of November, give the JUMP bus for FREE between Boulder and booming Lafayette. RTD’s JUMP service travels along Arapahoe Ave.– an ideal route for commuters and East Boulder County residents looking for reliable access to Boulder. Click here to provide your email address and answer a few, non-personal questions to create an account on the RTD Mobile Ticketing app. [Read more…] about Ride RTD’s JUMP for Free Between Boulder and Lafayette
Heading for college here in Colorado? Save a bundle by applying on October 15, which is Colorado FREE application day. All 32 public colleges and universities in Colorado, along with several private institutions, are waiving their fees for completed applications submitted between 12:01 a.m. and 11:59 p.m. on that Tuesday.
Each institution has a unique process to waive the admissions application submission fee. Visit the Colorado Free Application Day webpage to find specific information by participating institution. Read carefully and follow instructions to the T.
If your kids bring home more candy than you want them to eat (again) this trick-or-treat season, consider donating the excess to the Halloween Candy Buy-Back. This is a national program in which children bring Halloween candy to participating dental practices in exchange for cash and prizes, usually a certain amount per pound of candy. We aren’t delusional in thinking that most youngsters are willing to give up all of their candy, but they may be more willing when they learn it is sent to troops overseas. [Read more…] about Trade Your Halloween Candy For Cash
There’s so much to see and do in downtown Denver, but, for some, the paid parking is a deterrent. If you hate feeding quarters into those darn parking meters (and/or having to keep checking your smartphone for when your meter expires), remember metered parking in Denver is FREE every Sunday and on city holidays. Keep your change and don’t worry about the time! [Read more…] about Denver: Free Parking on Sundays & Holidays
There are still passes available! Active bargain hunters will definitely want to take this offer for a spin! Thanks to Denver Public Works, the 5280 Program provides a FREE Denver B-cycle Annual Pass to Denver residents. An annual pass is regularly $75, so the offer is definitely “worth the trip.”
The Annual Access Pass gives riders access to Denver B-cycle’s system and 60 minutes of complimentary ride time through December 31. To qualify, you must be a full-time resident of the City and County of Denver. [Read more…] about Free $75 Annual Denver B-cycle Pass For Denver Residents
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
Fill your tank without emptying your wallet. Gas Buddy helps drivers find the cheapest fuel prices across the U.S. The service has a nifty feature allowing MHOTC to bring you (in real-time!) the current Top 10 lowest gasoline prices in the Denver metro area. Prices are updated throughout the day. You can review the list by clicking here (or by clicking on the Cheap Gas tab at the top of our homepage.) If you’re on the road often, the page is definitely worth bookmarking.
Westminster residents may know that its History Center tells the tale of how the city came to be through exhibits, archives, live programs and walking tours. But this repository of Westminster’s past also partners with The Friends of Westminster Library to distribute FREE books to children and teens. A variety of books are stocked, from picture books for tots to young adult novels. Some are even Spanish-language for bilingual readers. [Read more…] about Free Books For Children at Westminster History Center
With our busy lives, it’s easy to lose track of the small things. A rebate check, that bank account you opened to get a free toaster or maybe a security deposit? According to the Colorado State Treasurer’s office, more than $600 million in cash and property has gone unclaimed by 3 million people.
The good news is money or property turned over to the State Treasury for safekeeping always belongs to the owner or heir of the account and there are no time limits for filing your claim. Are you on the list? [Read more…] about Does Colorado Owe You Money? Get It Now.
Coloradans love to recycle anything and everything, but disposing of leftover paint is a hassle. To the rescue: PaintCare, a FREE paint recycling program with more than 150 drop-off sites across Colorado, more than 50 in the Front Range alone. Drop-off sites are mostly paint and hardware stores. [Read more…] about Recycle Leftover Paint For Free Year-Round
Xcel Energy is willing to pay you $50 for any second refrigerator you might own. C’mon you know the one that seemed like a good idea at the time and now just takes up valuable garage or basement space (plus costs you $100 or more in higher electric bills). Xcel will recycle your fridge for FREE. They’ll even pick up the beast at no charge and give you $50.
The refrigerator must be a second unit at your home, work, and get cold enough to make ice. It must be at least 10 to 30 cubic feet and have been in the house for at least two months. As an added bonus, Xcel Energy will throw in two CFL light bulbs for you to use wherever you want. For more info call 1-866-552-8755.
On average, a person will gain 1 to 2 pounds every holiday season they never lose. Over time, those pounds add up!
Kaiser Permanente incentivizes getting healthy (or healthier) with its Weigh and Win program. The generous program helps all Coloradans 18 and older lose weight and maintain it with the prospect of cash rewards for success. (The program is not just for those insured by Kaiser.)
Here’s how to get started: [Read more…] about Weigh & Win: Lose Weight And Earn Up To $150
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 email@example.com.) 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?
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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
Ten thousand entries. Can you imagine entering a sweepstakes 10,000 times? I don’t need to imagine because I once did! In the early 90s, I entered a local newspaper sweepstakes for dinner with Paula Abdul with much fervor. With way too much time on my hands, and being slightly obsessive, I, unintentionally, entered the world of sweepstakes in a huge way. [Read more…] about The Secrets To Winning Sweepstakes, Contests and Giveaways