For many struggling families, the cost of prom, especially The Dress, is a luxury beyond reach. If you or someone you know needs prom attire, but simply can’t afford it, have them check out Bella Boutique. The Denver nonprofit is providing FREE dresses, shoes, accessories and even vouchers for hair and makeup services from The Aveda Institute. Everything is yours to keep. [Read more…] about Free Prom Dress For Students Who Need One
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.
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
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 programs to investigate: [Read more…] about Where To Find Free Help With Your Taxes
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?
[Read more…] about 10 Most-Viewed Posts on MHOTC in 2018
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
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:
[Read more…] about Free Cab, UBER or Lyft Ride Over Halloween
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.
[Read more…] about AMVA Conference Offers Free Medical Care For Pets of Homeless
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.