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
If you need some dental work, here’s a chance to get it done at no-cost. Risas Dental & Braces opens its newest Denver-area location in Commerce City on Saturday, December 15. To celebrate this new office, the practice will offer FREE dental services to all persons in line before 8 a.m. The grand opening runs from 8 a.m. to noon.
Patients can select from four treatment options (basic cleaning, one filling, one extraction or a complete exam with x-rays). Patients will be seem on a first-come, first serve basis, so arrive early to ensure a spot in line. There will also be FREE breakfast for those waiting in line, music and kid’s activities. 6091 Dexter St., Commerce City.
Since 1955, the folks at North American Aerospace Defense Command (or, as it’s better known, NORAD) have kept track of a sleigh pulled by eight reindeer. Coloradans were in on the tracking right from the early days with NORAD right in our backyard — Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs to be exact. In the 1950’s, curious souls had to telephone in to find out Santa’s flight path.
Hello, 2018! Now everyone can track Santa’s route (online or on their smartphone using an app) on Christmas Eve, as well as receive updates from the North Pole by checking out NORAD Tracks Santa. [Read more…] about Track Santa’s Flight on Christmas Eve
Even the most cynical child will be won over by this holiday freebie. Get a personalized video that you can watch online with your child or any little ones in your life for FREE. It’s easy. Go to Portable North Pole, click on the big red button that says “Create My Free Santa Video” and follow the step-by-step directions (which take only a few minutes) to create a FREE video personalized for any child. You can also download the free mobile app in iOS or Android. [Read more…] about Get Free Video Message From Santa
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
Indulge in too many “spirits”? Don’t even think about getting behind the wheel. The Sawaya Law Firm is once again offering FREE cab rides from Friday, October 26 through Wednesday, October 31. Here’s how it works:
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Wouldn’t it be great, if you could talk to a nurse any time you had a question about your child’s health? Of course, there’s no better resource than Children’s Hospital Colorado. The hospital offers a great community resource with its ParentSmart Healthline at 720-777-0123 or call toll free: 1-855-KID-INFO (543-4636).
Concerned parents can receive FREE health care advice from a registered nurse on more than 290 pediatric topics. The help line is available 24 hours a day, providing access to expert pediatric care and, most of all, peace of mind. The ParentSmart Healthline has been serving families in the Rocky Mountain region for nearly 20 years and receives an average of 30,000 calls a year.
Everyone seems to appreciate the love and companionship of a furry friend, even the homeless. However, if a pet parent is homeless, that means so is the canine or feline and likely not getting the best care possible. Thousands of veterinarians from around the country will be in Denver from July 13 to 17 for the annual convention of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
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Coloradans are among the more generous people on the planet. Children, the environment, health care, education, animal welfare — we support them all. Looking for the latest fundraiser? When can you run a 10K and help a worthy cause? Or maybe you want to help a local school buy much needed supplies or aid medical research to find a cure for a disease that has touched your life?
This is list is for you. Mile High on the Cheap is on a mission to create the most comprehensive list of Front Range fundraisers. To do that, we need your help. [Read more…] about Upcoming Local Fundraisers
If you hate feeding quarters into those darn parking meters (and/or having to keep checking your smartphone for when your meter expires), remember that metered parking in Denver is FREE every Sunday and on city holidays.
Parking meter holidays include the following: New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Presidents’ Day, Cesar Chavez Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas. For more information and tips on surviving metered parking, check out Park Smart Denver.
While many of us sit on our recyclable items, like a squirrel hoarding a winter nut stash, until we find a neighborhood or community recycling event, there is a year-round affordable alternative. Check out SustainAbility, a one-stop recycle site. [Read more…] about Need To Get Rid of Hard-To-Recycle Items? SustainAbility Can Help
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.
The Denver Post recently reported that the Colorado legislature may scrap this program. So if you have any leftover paint, consider recycling 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
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.
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.