RTD has announced new fares and programs that should make it simpler and cheaper for riders. Most of the changes will take effect in January 2024. However, kids 19 and under will be able to ride for FREE starting in September. (A big cheer for helping students get to school and their parents not having to worry about the fare.) Remember: Everyone can ride RTD this July and August for FREE. [Read more…] about RTD Lowers Ticket Prices. Kids Under 19 Ride Free. Here’s What You Need To Know
Woo-hoo! The Denver Public Library (DPL) will expand hours at five locations starting Sunday, July 23, 2023. The locations will now be open on Sundays, they will also open earlier on weekday mornings and will add some additional evening hours. Locations include: Green Valley Ranch Branch Library, Sam Gary Branch Library, Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales Branch Library, Hadley Branch Library, and Hampden Branch Library. [Read more…] about Denver Public Library Extends Hours at 5 Locations
If you’re feeling lucky during the week, place your bets on Wednesdays for an extra chance at winning. The Colorado Lottery is making the rest of the year a little luckier by offering players a bonus ticket mid-week. And every ticket is another chance to win big bucks to spend on a dream vacation, a new car or just paying off bills! [Read more…] about Colorado Lottery Offers Free Bonus Ticket on First Wednesday of the Month
As most of us living in the Denver area are aware, electronics are prohibited from being dropped off in a normal trash can, due to hazardous materials. It’s a real no-no. The same goes for paint. It can be a real hassle to dispose of these items, especially if you want them gone now, rather than waiting for a neighborhood recycling event. That said, a growing number of Colorado businesses and counties that recycle electronics or paint year-round for free or a small charge.
We’ve compiled a list of places and companies that will either pick-up or let you drop-off your stuff throughout the year. If you know of others we have missed, be sure to send an email to email@example.com and we’ll do our best to get it added to the list. [Read more…] about Best Places To Recycle Electronics & Paint For Free Or Cheap
Every so often we alert MHOTC readers to a national service we find of interest. Three years ago, toy maker Mattel launched Mattel PlayBack, a FREE toy takeback program that enables families to extend the life of their Mattel toys once they are finished playing with them. The program now accepts Fisher-Price toys, Barbie, MEGA and Matchbox brands. [Read more…] about Kids Done With Their Old Mattel or Fisher-Price Toys or Barbies? Recycle Them For Free
MHOTC is a strong supporter of food pantries and distributing organizations. Every summer, hundreds of community sites across Colorado offer nutritious meals for no cost to children and teenagers, 18 years and younger, at safe and fun locations. FREE, nutritious meals are available to children this summer through the Summer Food Services Program, funded by the federal government. Children or their parents/guardians do not need to feel out any forms. [Read more…] about How To Find Free Food & Meals For Kids This Summer
Whether you’re moving or just sprucing up your home, you may occasionally have large furniture pieces that you no longer need or want. It can be frustrating to figure out what to do with these large, and often cumbersome, furnishings — from coffee to dining tables and everything in between. They’re difficult to put in storage and you can’t just leave them with the weekly trash pickup or at a dumpster.
That’s where being charitable can be helpful. Many Denver area thrift and secondhand shops happily accept furniture donations.
Looking for an up-to-date computer? Need a repair on your system? Onsite Consulting has helped us at MHOTC with our computer systems for years and the company is in the running for one of the Top 3 Computer Companies in Colorado, as awarded by Colorado Biz, for 2023 (they won in 2021 and 2022 already!). They are offering 20% off their already low prices for refurbished computers, new computer transfers, and repair before the winner is announced in June.
Xcel Energy is willing to pay you $50 for any old (working) refrigerator or freezer 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. [Read more…] about Your Old Refrigerator Or Freezer Is Worth $50 Cash
Are you sitting down? Drum roll, please. Alert the media! Thanks to you, our loyal, supportive and kind readers, we’ve made it a four-peat! Mile High On The Cheap is the official winner of the Readers’ Choice for Best FREE Service in Westword’s Best of Denver for 2023. We’re beaming with pride, especially because it’s been such a journey to get to this point of recognition. We’ve been Denver’s best frugal friend for 14 years now! [Read more…] about Did MHOTC Win Westword’s Best of Denver for the 4th Year?
For better or worse, it’s probably time to think about how you’re going to file your tax return this year. If you’re thinking about using tax software, please keep reading for discounts on some items that can help you get organized, calculate expenses (stop snickering, some of us still use a calculator) and easy-to-use software for DIY preparers. [Read more…] about Discounts On Products To Help You Prepare Your Tax Returns
If you’re like everyone else, you have a stack of books somewhere at home that have been sitting there for months or even years. Many books you’ve read and enjoyed, but also lots of books you had hoped to read. Many books are bought (or gifted) with good intentions, but just never quite make it to the “completed” pile. [Read more…] about Updating Your Home Library? Sell Used Books at Tattered Cover
Voting ends today, so last chance to show us some love. It’s time again for Westword’s popular and highly coveted Best of Denver 2023. Now, before we make our 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 Last Day! Vote For Us: Show How Much You Love MHOTC – Westword Best of Denver 2023
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
Nowadays, there are many advantages to becoming a “senior citizen,” but the one bargain hunters appreciate the most are the discounts offered by many retailers and restaurants. We’ve rounded up a few deals around town for the “older crowd.” [Read more…] about Senior Deals and Discounts in Denver