As a kid, I really loved the snow days. I thought they were great! As a parent, I don’t love them so much. I work from home and it seems to be much more difficult to get anything done on the days that my kids are home despite them being teens and being able to do their own thing. But then again, maybe it is because I am a giant kid too and it is easy to distract me? I have to admit going sledding yesterday was totally fun! Sometimes it’s ok to be an adult on a “snow day” too.
Free Days. Last week, the President announced FREE admission to all National Parks for 4th Graders (and since Colorado has so many of them…Colorado kids win in a big way!). March 1, the Buffalo Bill Musuem admission is free. Tuesday, March 2 the Museum of Nature and Science is free and Wednesday, March 3 is a free day at the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. On Feb. 27, for every paid $4 child admission at the Denver Museum of Miniatures, Dolls and Toys, get one free adult ticket (normally $6).
Colorado RV, Sports, Boat and Travel Show. The 59th Annual Colorado RV, Sports, Boat and Travel Show will be at the National Western Complex this weekend February 26- March 1. We are excited to go to the Show because RVing is one of the least expensive ways to get in a summer vacation or a little get-away. Seeing all the new RVs, Boats, ATVs and great travel deals is fun. Plus we are looking forward to participating in the seminars and activities through the weekend including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles appearance, kids fishing clinics, face painting and more! Admission is $10 per adult and children 12 and under are FREE.
CU Business School Does Taxes For FREE. The Leeds School of Business at the University of Colorado Boulder is offering free tax preparation services to low-income taxpayers (income up to $53,000). Taxes are prepared by students who have passed the IRS exam (and reviewed by tax law volunteers). Taxes are done January 31 – April 4 in Room 375 in the Koelbel Building (home of the Leeds School of Business on the CU-‐Boulder campus) on Wednesdays 5:00pm – 6:30pm and Saturdays 9:00am-‐12:30pm. There are no appointments. First-come first-served basis.
Chick-Fil-A Coffee. Chick-Fil-A invites you to come in anytime through the end of the month (February 28) for a complimentary 12-oz Hot Coffee or 16-oz Iced Coffee all day, everyday.
IHOP. Put it on your calendar for a couple weeks from now, the IHOP free day of pancakes is March 3. It is a fundraiser – so even though the pancakes are free a donation is appreciated.
Redbox. Redbox is offering the daily deal for discounts on their movie rentals. Just text DEALS to 727272 to be sent your code. Discounts vary from free movie (or game) rentals to 50cents off or rent one get one free. Several of the Oscar winners (from Sunday night) are available now on DVD.
Fruitera: Fruitera is a monthly subscription service for ready to blend, organic smoothies that are delivered straight to your door! Take your morning back with our nutritious and delicious smoothies that blend in less than 30 seconds. With no added sugars or preservatives, these smoothies are great for the kids. Use the coupon code: MileHighFive to receive 5 extra smoothies for free with your first shipment! Check out www.fruitera.co for more information on how you can start your day moresmoothly!
Lift Ticket Deals. When you visit a Smashburger and purchase an Entrée and a Drink get a two-for-one certificate for Winter Park. Fill up (10 gallons or more) at a Shell gas station you can get a coupon good for a buy one get one free ticket at Winter Park, Copper, Loveland and more.
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