If you haven’t cleaned out your garage or basement, here’s a good excuse to do so. PaintCare hosts a FREE paint recycling event on Saturday, August 24 (rain or shine) at Denver South High School. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. bring any amount of latex or oil-based house paint, stains and varnishes and they’ll take it off your hands. [Read more…] about One Day Only! Free Paint Recycling Event
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
To say that parking at Boulder’s popular Chautauqua is limited does not even begin to describe the challenges in finding a space. To solve the problem, the city operates the FREE Park-to-Park hiker shuttle between downtown Boulder and Chautauqua trailhead between 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays all summer long. It runs every 15 minutes.
Remember that parking in downtown Boulder parking garages and at satellite parking lots (New Vista High School at 700 20th St.) and CU Regent lot (Regent Dr., just east of Broadway) is FREE on weekends and holidays.
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.
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.
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
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