Denver Deal: National Parks, IHOP, Sonic and more

I recently made the observation that my life really doesn’t get easier when kids go back to school. As matter of fact, it sort of becomes more complicated as we do the dance between three different schedules (and only one car and driver). I do feel like I am the one who went back to school in some ways. Does anyone else feel that way?

National Parks. Tuesday, August 25th is the National Parks Services’ Birthday and they want you to celebrate! Admission to the National Parks will be FREE that day! Visit one of the great national parks right here in Colorado – Great Sand Dunes, Rocky Mountain National Park, Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Mesa Verde and more! (Plus, don’t forget earlier this year they announced FREE admission to 4th graders

IHOP. IHOP is offering a short stack of pancakes for just $1 on Tuesday, August 25 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.! No Kid Hungry will benefit too because IHOP will give them 50 cents for every short stack sold (which will give one kid five meals).

Sonic. Thursday, August 27th Sonic celebrates the end of summer with 50 cent corn dogs all day with no limit.

Arbys. Arby’s is opening their newest location in Littleton (Mineral and Broadway) with Grand Opening festivities on Tuesday, August 25th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  including the prize wheel, meet Miles (Broncos Mascot) and more.

Vail Resorts announced the company is reopening registration for its popular Epic SchoolKids program on Monday, Aug. 17, 2015. Epic SchoolKids Colorado Pack provides Colorado kindergarteners through fifth graders with four days of free skiing and riding at each of the best resorts in their backyard – Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone. In addition to 16 free days of skiing and riding, Epic SchoolKids also get the opportunity to hone their skills at the ivy league of ski schools with a free full-day beginner lesson and equipment rental in the month of January, outside of holiday periods, as part of Learn to Ski & Ride Month.
The Urban Farm Co. just launched an Eat Your Yard Campaign. For a few months, they are offering almost 50% off all their garden installations! They’re also offering a customer referral program so you can invite your friends and earn credit. How It Works: 1. You choose what size garden you want. 2. You pick your optional “add-on’s.” 3. You refer your friends who might be interested. For every friend who also gets a garden, you get a $25 Urban Farm Co. credit on any future services or gardens. 4. They come to your house and install the garden (you don’t have to be home). 5. They give you all the help you need to learn how to be a successful organic gardener in two minutes per day.The Urban Farm Co. crafts beautiful customized vegetable gardens and teach you how to grow your own nutrient-dense food right in your backyard. 

Free Pizza. If you live in Arvada, Pepronis, a new fresh pizza delivery service, is offering a deal that can’t be beat: first-time customers get their first pizza free. Mention Mile High Mamas and they’ll throw in a free large garden salad (valid only during this promotion). Go to to see if you’re in their delivery area.

Dry Cleaning Goes Green for $1.99. The new Aurora store $1.99 Any Garment is bringing a new concept to Colorado in the first of several planned locations. The company does not use harsh dry-cleaning chemicals, nor does it charge higher prices for garments based on size or complexity. Every garment, from a pair of slacks to a suit jacket or even a wedding gown costs the same $1.99 price per garment to clean. It’s a pricing model based on volume and is a welcome addition to the Denver-area market.

Get Organized. Do you feel like you can never keep your house clean? Do your possessions seem to multiply no matter how much you get rid of? Do you feel doomed to keep cleaning and tidying the same spaces over and over? Join Melissa’s Eats and Treats in the “Transform Your Home, Transform Your Life Challenge” where they will tidy once and for all, the right way,  and never have to do it again! They will employ the revolutionary KonMari method outlined in the book, “The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up.” The creator of this system makes the amazing claim that nobody who completes her program ever reverts to clutter and untidiness again! Click on the link to sign up.

Kids Consignment Sale Season. Mile High Mamas has published our guide to Children’s Consignment Sales this fall where you’ll get bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more. This week’s sale:  Just Between Friends or Aurora and Longmont and Rhea Lana.

KrispyKreme Frozen Friday. Get a $1 off a frozen latte or chiller at KrispyKreme each Friday in August (any size).

Chick-Fil-A. Get a free frozen lemonade at Chick-fil-A on Wednesdays through August from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m

Children’s Hospital Free Infant Car Seat. For those of you who may be in the market for an infant car seat and stroller, the Children’s Hospital Colorado Safety Store is offering a great deal. During the month of August, if you purchase a BOB Revolution SE jogging stroller and infant car seat adapter, you will receive a FREE BOB B-Safe infant car seat. Supplies are limited, so please visit the store (located at the Highlands Ranch campus) soon if you are interested in this offer.


Free Outdoors Movies and Concerts. Denver is chock-full of great, talented musicians that play around town for free – and what is better than a movie outdoors on a cool summer night among about 500 of your closest friends? Don’t miss our round-up of free outdoor movies and concerts this summer.

Free Denver Walking Tours Denver parents, kiddos, and visitors alike will be able to see and experience downtown Denver in a new way. They’ll be able to take advantage of Denver Free Walking Tours’ new two hour daily tours that leave at 10 a.m. daily, starting in Civic Center Park, then wind through downtown past more than a dozen of Denver’s distinctive landmarks, and end in front of Coors Field. No reservations needed and tours are every day – rain, snow, or shine.  There’s no up-front cost for this fun, educational opportunity for kids and parents but tipping is strongly recommended. If you’d like a tour specifically geared to your kids, Denver Walking Tours offers group tours for a nominal charge so grab your friends for a fun day of learning this summer!


Email me if you know of any great Denver deals!

If you’re on Twitter follow me on Twitter (GeeWhy93).  If I find a great deal during the week, I’ll tweet it out.

Kids Eat Free Mile High Mamas has rounded up a huge listing of local restaurants where kids eat free or for a discount with a paying adult.

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