Worried about your car being stolen? There’s a new tool to combat auto thefts. The Denver Police Department (DPD) has launched a new FREE program called DenverTrack. DenverTrack works with any vehicle with an installed tracking device, including factory-installed or after-market devices, and GPS and Bluetooth tracking devices to track stolen vehicles in real time. [Read more…] about Help Fight Car Theft: Let Denver Police Dept. Track Your Stolen Auto
It’s time again for Westword’s popular and highly coveted Best of Denver 2024. Before we make our annual pitch, we just want to remind you how MHOTC has always been there for you in your times of cheapness and frugality, right? We’ve always had your back, when you’ve been bored on a budget. Who do you always call, when you’re looking for a good time? (Keep your mind out of the gutter, people!) [Read more…] about Vote For Us: Show How Much You Love MHOTC – Westword Best of Denver 2024
Did you know it’s estimated that one-third of all food around the world goes to waste? Every day, unsold food from your favorite restaurants, grocery stores, café and shops is thrown away simply because it wasn’t sold in time — even though it’s still tasty! And now there’s an opportunity to be part of the solution right here in Denver and Boulder. [Read more…] about Save Surplus Food at Local Restaurants from Going to Waste at Bargain Price in Denver/Boulder
Even if you’re expecting a tax refund, this time of year can be, well, taxing on your wallet when it comes to paying for tax preparation services. The good news is that, if you qualify, you can get FREE help filing your return and not spend a dime. Here are some online and in-person programs to investigate: [Read more…] about Where To Find Free Help With Your Taxes In 2024
United States laws currently establishes eleven public holidays for Federal employees. Since most Federal employees work on a Monday through Friday schedule, when a holiday falls on the weekend the holiday usually is observed on Friday if the holiday falls on Saturday or on Monday if the holiday falls on Sunday.
For every federal holiday, many businesses also observe the federal holiday schedule. Of course, for many other employees it’s a regular workday, although often with overtime pay.
Listed below are the businesses that typically close and those that remain open on federal holidays. [Read more…] about Holiday Hours 2024: What’s Open and Closed On Federal Holidays
If you love antiques and hidden treasures, you most definitely are a fan of PBS’ hit show, Antiques Roadshow. Many of us wonder if we have a valuable family heirloom in the attic or found a hidden treasure at the thrift shop or garage sale. And now’s the time to get it out of storage and find out it’s true worth because the popular show’s 2024 tour is making a stop in Denver this spring. [Read more…] about ‘Antiques Roadshow’ is Coming to Denver — Enter for Free Tickets Now!
Assistance League of Denver has a wonderful program called Hospital Equipment Lending Program or HELP. The organization purchases new equipment such as wheelchairs, crutches, rolling walkers, commodes, etc. and lend it for FREE to people who are in need after surgery. All they ask is that the equipment be returned when no longer needed. [Read more…] about Borrow Pricey Medical Equipment Needed After Surgery Like Wheelchairs For Free
There’s “a little change” happening at the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) soon. Even though a price increase may seem minor to some, it’s a change noteworthy to diehard bargain hunters because they know small amounts add up over time. (A penny saved is a penny earned.) Once again, the USPS is increasing the rate on first-class postage stamp better known as a Forever Stamp. [Read more…] about Last Day for Lower Rate Stamps! USPS Increases Forever Stamp Rate January 21
Tools can be very expensive. Unless it’s part of your trade, it’s often not cost-effective for “do-it-yourself-ers” to buy tools for quick repair jobs around the house or on a car. Thanks to Auto Zone’s Loan-A-Tool, there’s no more need to pay for tools you need temporarily. Using the FREE service is easy — simply leave a deposit when you pick up a tool. When you’re done with the job, return it for a full refund of your deposit. [Read more…] about Auto Zone’s Loan-A-Tool Service Offers Free Tool Rentals
Looking for the cheap gas prices in and around Denver — and who isn’t these days? Fill your tank without totally 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.
[Read more…] about Where To Find Cheap(er) Gas Prices In Denver-Boulder Before Filling Up
Nationally, approximately 93% of the real Christmas trees are recycled through community programs. Colorado is no exception with most cities and/or counties offering FREE Christmas Tree Recycle. Some programs have already started and run into January, with drop-off sites open various length of time, from the first week in January to as long as January 31.
A few municipalities offer curb-side pick-up, others ask you to take your tree to a drop-off site. There is no comprehensive site, but here are links to many Front Range programs. [Read more…] about Where & How You Can Recycle Your Christmas Tree In The Denver/Boulder Area
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? Check out The Great Colorado Payback. The program is responsible for reuniting Coloradans with their lost or forgotten assets. The website helps you search for unclaimed property including royalties, refunds, rebates, uncashed insurance checks and more. [Read more…] about Does Colorado Owe You Money? Get It Now.
Ding-dong! Delivery! For friends and family far away at Christmas, getting them their holiday gift to unwrap in time takes a little extra planning. That means you need to pack it and get the package on its merry way by a specific deadline — depending on the delivery service, delivery option and expected arrival date. Remember, the longer you wait, the more expensive it will be to ship a package. [Read more…] about Holiday Shipping Deadlines for USPS, UPS and FedEx in 2023
Many MHOTC readers ask where they can recycle their computers and other electronics. Here’s a year-round service that is totally FREE. Onsite Consulting has been helping homes and businesses in South Denver for 38 years. They have a year-round electronic recycling drop off at their location in the King Soopers center at Hampden and I-25. As most of us are aware, electronics are prohibited from being dropped off in a normal trash can, due to hazardous materials. It’s a real no-no. [Read more…] about Totally Free Computer Recycling at Onsite Consulting