Through January 31, 2019, Rusty Taco is launching four daily deals at all four of its Denver locations. The eatery is known for its authentic street tacos and fresh ingredients. [Read more…] about Rusty Taco Serves Four New Daily Deals
This is going to be the test post for the CitySpark calendar. Let’s see what it shows. [Read more…] about CitySpark Test
“What’s Up Boulder?” is a an opportunity to learn about the status of city-wide high-priority projects. Easy-to understand timelines and engagement opportunities lay out how to connect with city services including Hospital to Hub, the Transportation Masterplan, the status of the municipal electric utility concept, broadband and more. Staff from housing, human services, police fire, Parks and Rec are on hand this evening, Monday, April 30, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. This FREE family-friendly event includes food and snacks, Touch a Truck, live music and door prizes. East Boulder Recreation Center, 5660 Sioux Dr., Boulder.
Hey, MHOTC readers! As the go-to site for deals and discounts across the Front Range, you can help businesses (big and small), community activities and cultural events reach more readers just like you. How can you help? We define ourself as “a community of Mile High Cheapskates” and the best way to contribute is to share your knowledge.
Tell your friends at local cultural and entertainment facilities, including theaters, concert halls, nightclubs, museums and attractions, to put us on their mailing or media list. Plus, we want to hear about sales and community events, so keep MHOTC in mind when you spot a deal, discount or online coupon at your favorite neighborhood restaurant, shop, salon or gym. [Read more…] about Spread the Word. Send Us Your Deal
On the first Wednesday of every month, visual and performing artists come together at Boulder’s eTown Hall for a creative series called Boulder in the Round. Four songwriters share their songs in FREE performances at starting today, Wednesday, January 4, 7 to 9:30 p.m. RSVPs are requested. Organizers describe it as a “curated community experience, accompanied by live painting.” 1535 Spruce St., Boulder, 303-443-8696.
We officially sent our 24,00th tweet a few days ago to our nearly 3,000 followers. Did you know you could also follow us on Twitter at @milehighcheap? We tweet our daily posts, giveaways and any deals or promotions we find at the last-minute. We also retweet deals or promos that don’t make the cut for the e-newsletter. Plus, we just crossed the 10 million mark in all-time views! (Did you know we were that big?) Our success is all thanks to you, our loyal followers and subscribers! If you do follow us on Twitter, we always appreciate a mention or retweet. For non-Twitter people, we also have a Facebook page. Please, like us! (As if you don’t already love us, right?)
Today is Wednesday, and that’s the cue for Village Inn’s introduction of Free Pie Wednesdays. Guests get a FREE slice of double-crust fruit, Nutty Monkey, Apple Raspberry Almond Streusel or Lemon Meringue pie with any dine-in purchase at participating locations between 10 a.m. and 10 p.m. Here’s some fine print: Time and pie varieties may vary by location. This freebie is available for a limited but unspecified time only. One slice per person per purchase per visit. Not valid with other offers, promotions or discounts. Click here for Colorado locations.
Families watching their dining dollars will happily feast on this promo from Chili’s at participating locations. Through Sunday, November 15, the popular eatery is offering a Family Feast for just $30 — 1 appetizer, 2 kids meals, 2 full-size entrées (selected from Dinner for Two menu) and 1 dessert. There is no coupon required — simply ask your server for the special deal. It’s not often a family of four can dine out at such a low-price, so the deal definitely gets our stamp of approval. To really maximize the savings, we suggest ordering a round of water for everyone and skip the sodas!
We love getting rewards for being a loyal customer. If your family loves Chili’s, you’ll want to join its new loyalty program, My Chili’s Rewards. (The loyalty program replaces its previous e-club.) Members earn one point for every full dollar spent on eligible items, with no cap. Here’s the current reward schedule: 30 points = FREE chips & salsa or side item; 35 points = FREE non-alcoholic beverage; 60 points = FREE dessert, kids meal, queso or fresh guacamole; 80 points = FREE appetizer or lunch combo; 120 points = FREE Triple Dipper; 160 points = FREE entrée of your choice; and 325 points = FREE $20 dinner for 2. It’s even sweeter because they load 60 points to your account just for signing up. That’s enough points for a FREE dessert or kids meal on your next visit. To sign-up, click here.
We Help You Spread The Word
Mile High On The Cheap is the best place to get your local business, organization or event in front of customers where they already are: online. Our readers are looking for things to do, places to shop and dine, entertainment, events, classes and community information in the Denver metro area.
We make it easy for you!
Reaching your target audience online normally takes extensive research and time. Our audience is made up of people who live, work or play in Denver/Boulder, so you know your ad is not going to be lost in cyberspace – it’s going to reach those who want to find you.
What You Will Receive
- A targeted audience of loyal followers that are passionate about entertainment and shopping in Denver/Boulder.
- Exposure to a large following that topped more than 2.9 million views in the past year.
- Package deals or individual choices including: banner advertising at the top of our most popular posts, custom sponsored content, social media or email blasts straight to our large audience.
Mile High On The Cheap’s Reach
250,000 page views per month
10,000+ Facebook fans
4,000+ Twitter followers
16,000+ email subscribers (with a terrific open rate)
Advertising at Mile High On The Cheap is one of the easiest, most affordable and most effective ways to get your business or event in front of savvy, action-oriented Denver/Boulder residents and visitors. We offer:
Banner ads: Mile High On The Cheap can post your banner ad and link it to the website of your choice. Banner ads are available in the left sidebar, right sidebar, in the main content area and within specific posts or pages. Most ads are positioned in the left sidebar and are rotated periodically to give each a fresh position. One spot is available in the right sidebar. We also monitor and track clicks, hovers and impressions. Rates start at $100 a week or $300 a month.
Newsletter ads: We can insert your banner ad into our daily email newsletter, which is distributed every morning at 7:30 a.m. to more than 15,000 subscribers. These ads are available at a daily rate, with discounts for multi-day packages. Rates start at $50 per day, with a three-day minimum.
Post or page sponsorship: This package places your digital banner ad at the top of a high traffic page and is a way to ensure maximum viewership of your product or service. Social media highlighting the post can include a “brought to you by…” message and be linked to your social media pages. Examples are year-round posts such as Free & Cheap Things To Do This Weekend, Kids Eat Free, Indoor Play Areas, Daily Food & Drink Specials, and seasonal posts such as Holiday Craft Fairs, Fourth of July, See Santa, etc. This package is priced at $125 per week or $400 per month.
Sponsored posts: A sponsored post is an article that is published on the home page and we work with you to ensure that all pertinent details are included. This is our most popular campaign because it gives is the opportunity to describe the details and really get our audience excited about your offering or event. The post will also go out in our e-mail newsletter with more than 15,000 subscribers, as well as our social media channels. Including on our event calendar, if an event. The cost for a sponsored post starts at $400.
Giveaways: Our readers love to enter to win. We can offer giveaways of a product, service or event tickets. Giveaways include a post, plus social media promotion on Facebook and Twitter and start at $100.
Ticket distribution: Want to distribute free passes to an event or a Buy-One-Get-One Free for an activity? We can work with you to create a promotion including post where we gather the names and provide them to you in a list for use at your entry. Rates start at $100.
Featured Calendar listing: Highlight your event on our calendar with a Featured Listing including image for a one-time fee of $50 or $25 if an add-on to a package.
Add-on: Give your sponsored article or digital ad a Facebook Boost for an additional fee.
Discount Packages: We’re Mile High On The Cheap, so of course we offer package options that are a good deal! Custom packages can include banner ads, featured calendar listings, email, social and/or content placements. Please contact us to discuss rates.
Discounts are available for nonprofits and/or based on term of contract.
What Our Readers Say…
I wanted to reach out to you today to tell you “Thank you.” Mile High on the Cheap changed my outlook about life, and my family’s. Your hub has supported me in that while we don’t have much, we can still feel fulfilled. The information from your site has brought us out into our community more; we’ve even found that we enjoy free things to do as a family even more-so, because there’s no pressure to “get our money’s worth.” Mile High on the Cheap has been such a huge help even extending into helping to teach our son (5 years old) about money. We’ll take a dollar from his piggy bank, and he feels so proud to help on free food Fridays at King Soopers or 99 cent eggs from Safeway. We’ve found a new love for our community and so much opportunity to grow as a family. Mile High on the Cheap is the best newsletter I get every day. — Stacey
I realized this morning that I trust you more than any other online connections I have never met. That may seem like a back-hand complement, but I do mean it! Although faceless, you have managed to build trust through an essentially impersonal website that simply alerts me to saving and sales options. Maybe it’s because you’ve actually shared your real names; maybe it’s because I know that you are local; maybe it’s the subtle, but consistent, personal touch you communicate through your deal postings; maybe it’s because every deal on which I’ve ever followed through after being alerted to it by you has been a real one; or maybe it’s all of these things. In any event, I guess I could say that you’re “my friends in the deal business.” I’m even thinking about canceling my notifications to most other deal sites, such as Groupon, since I know I can keep abreast of virtually every conceivable option for saving money in Colorado through Mile High On The Cheap alone. – Mary Ann
Ready to share your event or business with our enthusiastic readers?
We’re happy to put together any of the above solutions, add social media options or create a custom advertising solution that’s the best fit for your business, organization, event AND budget.
For all questions regarding advertising, please contact Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It takes a village to raise a kid, right? Well, in this case, it takes Village Inn to help feed the little ones. Every Monday and Tuesday, kids (10 and under) eat FREE at Village Inn with the purchase of an adult entrée. The offer is for a limited time at participating locations from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Limit one freebie per adult entrée purchase. Plus, the hungry tots can only choose from the kids’ menu.
We all get ’em in the mail. Some of us see as them as nothing more than junk mail. While others (like us), can’t wait to tear ’em open and see what savings wait inside. (We admit they’re not always the best deals, but you can always find a gem or two.) Well, did you know you can print more coupons at home? Visit its website and enter your location to find printable coupons for merchants in your area — mostly restaurants. However, they have lots of coupons for services, from auto repair to dental care. (We searched the Denver metro area and found more than 275 coupons available.) Each coupon will show the exact location where it’s valid, so you know whether or not it’s worth printing. You can sort the list by distance or alphabetically. The coupons are updated periodically, so keep checking back for new discounts. We think it’s wise to take a glance first at the site, before heading out the door to grab a bite. A few minutes could save you a few dollars. (Oh, wait! Isn’t that from an insurance commercial?)
If you know of a low-cost or free event, discount or promo in the Denver/Boulder metro area, please complete the form below. We will review it and, if it fits our guidelines and is submitted in a timely manner, we will make every effort to publish it. Low-cost and free events/deals with a wide audience are given top priority. Thank you for keeping us on top of the best deals in town.
Note: This form is NOT for submitting paid advertising. If you wish to buy a display ad or featured post, click on “Work With Us” at the top of the page — guaranteeing your event/deal reaches more than 16,000 daily e-newsletter subcribers. You can also send an e-mail to email@example.com.
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Denver resident Laura Daily has risen to the ranks of Jedi Warrior in the fight against the evil empire of high prices. A confirmed coupon clipper, Laura is always on the lookout for ways to save or stretch that hard-earned dollar and prides herself on digging deep to unearth a great deal. Laura is owner and publisher of Mile High On The Cheap and co-owner of Living On The Cheap. She co-authors the popular weekly “Cheap Checklist” column for The Denver Post. She is a consumer advocate and travel strategist reporting for a variety of national publications including AAA World, Global Traveler, Boys’ Life, Westways (AAA Southern California) and more. Visit Laura’s website to read many of her consumer-oriented stories. Contact her on Google+, Twitter or Facebook.
Bryan K. Chavez was one of our most avid supporters from the beginning — always sharing great deals. In May 2011, Bryan officially joined the MHOTC family. He carries his purple coupon binder with pride everywhere he goes because he knows it’s as “good as gold.” His deal-seeking skills are so sharp that he regularly saves upwards of 75% on his grocery receipts! One of his passions is helping others save money. So, if a guy stops you in the grocery aisle and points out the better deal or offers to share a coupon, you’ve met Bryan. When he’s not clipping coupons or sniffing out the next great promotion, his professional background is in public relations & marketing for non-profit organizations, including the Colorado Marrow Donor Program, Bonfils Blood Center, Denver Health and Gill Foundation.
Boulder-based Claire Walter is a veteran travel, food and snowsports writer who keeps an eye on good deals and great values along the Front Range and the nearby mountains. Her Culinary Colorado blog covers restaurants and food news. She blogs about travel at Travel Babel and the food and restaurant scene at Culinary Colorado, and her Nordic Walking USA blog covers fitness walking with poles, an inexpensive, year-round activity. Her features have appeared in scores of magazines and newspapers including the Denver Post, and AAA Colorado’s EnCompass.