Denver Deal: Veteran’s Day Deals, Free Days, Starbucks, and More

I recently went to a fun Detective Dinner with my kids that we booked through Vimbly.com. Vimbly offered MileHighMamas a gift certificate to try out the service. It was simple to choose a fun and interactive event to participate in (I will write a post shortly about our night). The choices were plentiful from exploration, adventure, eating, drinking and more. The process for making our choice, registering, checking out and what I liked best was the reminder emails.

Denver FREE Days

Veteran’s Day. Do you know a military family? A veteran? There are some great deals for Veterans on Veteran’s Day (Wednesday, November 11) this year.

  • Copper Mountain – Copper has moved up their opening date to Wednesday. Since it is Veteran’s Day all veterans (active and retired) and their dependents can ski for free on Wednesday.
  • Starbucks – Veterans active duty service members and spouses enjoy a free tall brewed hot coffee.
  • Castle Marne Bed & Breakfast in Downtown Denver will honor 20 Veterans with a free room and basket of goodies from A la Carte Gifts and Baskets.
  • Applebee’s – Veterans receive a free meal from a special menu selection.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings – Veterans and active duty military personnel receive one small order of wings and a side of fries for free from 4 – 7 p.m.
  • Chili’s – Veterans and active military service members get a free entrée from a limited menu
  • Great Clips – customers who come in for a service can get a free haircut card to give to their favorite veteran. Veterans can also receive a free haircut or get the free haircut card. Haircuts are redeemable until Dec. 31.
  • World Market – Active duty, retirees, veterans, Reserves, Guard, DoD and spouses get 20% off entire purchase November 7-11.
  • Bowlmor – Bowlmor AMF, the largest operating of bowling centers in the world, is offering FREE bowling nationwide. Every veteran or active military member that comes into one of over 300 centers will receive two free games plus shoe rental.
  • Gigi’s Cupcakes – Active and retired military can get a free cupcake.

Life Time Kids Academy “Choice”Open House. Life Time Fitness is expanding for kids ages 3 through 13 and includes a combination of many unique classes, including development of Fitness & Agility, Arts & Culture, Mind and Body, and Life Skills taught by qualified instructors known as “Gurus” all in one convenient location.  An open house will be held this weekend November 14-15 from 9 a.m.-noon at various locations and will include free demo classes to all members and fun activities and crafts for children, including face painting, temporary tattoos, balloon artists, bounce houses and more. https://www.lifetimefitness.com/en/programs-and-events/family/kids-academy.html

Fred Meyer’s JewelersFred Meyer Jewelers, celebrates the grand opening of its seventh Colorado location (17761 Cottonwood Dr. in Parker) Wednesday, November 11. The first 100 Fred Meyer Jewelers customers on opening day (6 a.m.) receive a FREE 18″ crystal infinity necklace in sterling silver valued at $75. Plus, the first 100 customers on November 11 through 15 receive a FREE gift bag filled with jewelry cleaner, mints, lip balm, shopping pads and more.

King Soopers. King Soopers has been offering the Free Friday Download for a while now. They offer great products. In the past few weeks we have received free treats for our cat, protein bar, yogurt, fruit drinks, and more.

Clothes Mentor. Celebrate Girls Night Out- Friday Nov. 13 from 5-8 p.m. at the Clothes Mentor in Park Meadows area. There will be food, a lot of fun and raffle prizes. If you can’t make it for GNO make sure to put Clothes Mentor on your Black Friday list when between 8am and 10 am the entire store will be 40% OFF (Excluding designer handbags/wallets).

Savvy Seconds Consignment Sale. Attention all you Fashionistas! What to do with all of the clothes you spend a fortune on but no longer wear? Savvy Seconds is Denver’s Largest Consignment Event for Women, Teens and Kids.  Kids Fall Event is held at the JCC Denver November 19-20th. NO FEE to attend.  Debit, Visa, Discover and MasterCard accepted. They are also looking for consignors (earn up to 75%) for this event – they’ll even pick up your stuff! For more information and shopping hours please visit  www.savvysecondssale.com

Nordstrom. The Nordstrom Fall clearance sale is on! Get up to 40% discount through November 15.

Stride Rite. It’s BOGO time (BUY ONE GET ONE 40% OFF) at Stride Rite. Some exclusions apply. See store for details.

Gift With Purchase or Bonus. The extras with a purchase deals are already rolling in.

  • Lego Store – Get a free exclusive Holiday Train with any purchase of $99 or more.
  • Yard House – Buy $50 gift card get $10 bonus card.
  • California Pizza Kitchen – Buy $50 in gift cards get a bonus $10 promotional card.

Swarovski Jingle & Mingle Event. Join Swarovski at Park Meadows on Thursday, November 12th from 6:00-8:00PM for their holiday party to kick off the gift-giving season! Enjoy festive music, complimentary giftwrap goodies, and exclusive offers.

Starbucks. Starbucks wants to help you make the season bright with a special Buy One Get One FREE with their holiday drinks (Caramel Brulee Latte, Pepermint Mocha and Chestnut Praline) Thursday, November 12 to Sunday, November 15 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at participating cafés. If you are a My Starbucks Rewards (which is free) member you get an extra day – Monday, November 16 from 2 p.m. to closing.

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Denver Deal: Pan movie, McDonalds, Free Coffee, Art Museum and More

I recently had the opportunity to see the show LookingGlass Alice at the Denver Center (Stage Theater). The show is a family friendly fun mix of the story we know as Alice in Wonderland – turned on her head. Imagination. Light. Acrobatic. Fun. The show only plays through October 11 – so hurry up to get your tickets!

McDonalds.  McDonald’s introduced a new app for customers that delivers advanced capabilities from the convenience of your smartphone. By downloading the new app and registering, receive a national offer for a FREE large sandwich from McDonald’s, while also taking advantage of offers throughout the state of Colorado that are now offered locally beginning September 21st. Available only for the first 8 million downloads.  When you download the app must also must register to receive national offers. 

Free Days. Saturday, October 3 the Denver Art Museum offers free admission to Colorado Residents.

Pan Movie. Every legend has a beginning. You and your family are invited to the special advance screening of PAN on October 3rd. Visitwww.WBTickets.com and enter the RSVP code ‘BelovedClassic’ to download your admit-four pass.  Please note that seating is not guaranteed; please arrive early for a chance to get in!  #PanMovie opens in theaters October 9th! As with any of the movie premiers the seating is not guaranteed and we do strongly suggest you arrive no later than a half-hour prior to show time (if not more).

Broncos Specials. I like to cheer the Broncos on because I like to see my team win – but when they do there are some great deals you can take advantage of!

  • Elitch Gardens Theme Park – purchase a general admission ticket for just $18, on the day following every Broncos win through October 18.
  • Arby’s – get a regular roast beef sandwich for just $1 when the Broncos score 3 TDs
  • Conoco – grab a free coffee the morning after a Broncos win.
  • King Soopers – Free donut (or two-liter bottle of Orange Crush for just $1)
  • McDonalds – Get a Sausage Egg McMuffin or Big Mac for just $1 with key tag and win.

Kids Consignment Sale Season. It that time of year again! 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. Sales this week:

  • October 1-4Just Between Friends of Denver Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.,  Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. (25% off sale); Sunday 9  a.m.-3 p.m. (half-price sale). $4 admission Thursday, $2 admission Friday,  free weekend admission. Plus, Parking is FREE for all shoppers. Takes place at the National Western Complex in Denver.
  • October 3, 2015  Golden Kids Clothing Swap will be from from 9AM-12PM! The community-wide event happens twice a year in Golden. This is a great outreach to the community around us as we donate left-over kids clothes and books. Bring your gently used kids clothing, fall costumes, children’s books, maternity clothes, and other baby items on Friday, October 2 from 5:00-8:00PM (or the day of the swap). See the Golden page on our website for more details and to subscribe to the mailing list for reminders on upcoming swaps: www.kids-clothes-swap.com

Avid4Adventure. Ever wanted to score a great deal like 50% off bikes or a paddleboard (or both)? Go to the Avid 4 Adventure Gear sale! This Saturday, October 3 at St. John’s Church and School from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Plus, even if you can’t make the sale in person – you can shop online! https://squareup.com/market/Avid4AdventureGear

National Coffee Day: Celebrate National Coffee Day on Tuesday, September 29 with free coffee from the following: Dunkin’ Donuts (medium coffee), Krispy Kreme (small coffee and free donut), Lamar’s (small coffee), Panera (free brewed coffee with purchase) and Peet’s (free small cup with purchase of a baked or fresh food).

Worldwide Festival. The festival will celebrate the art, music, food, dance, fashion, stories, and cultures of Denver’s twelve global Sister and Friendship Cities during this day-long extravaganza. The family-friendly Festival will kick off at 10:30am with Japanese taiko drums and will feature interactive games, crafts, language, stories, and cooking stations. Attendees can learn how to make Japanese origami, get Indian henna tattoos, learn to cook French crepes, listen to Italian opera, hear Ethiopian fables, learn to count in Swahili, and more! KBNO will be broadcasting live from the Main Stage. Admission is free – all are welcome. The event takes place at the DCPA Galleria. 
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Denver Deal: McDonalds, Sonic, Driver Training, Consignments and More

I’m sort of obsessed with mail. I love getting mail. I subscribe to a bunch of magazines and get so excited when they arrive. I have even joined some of those “of the month” clubs. I thought this was just my obsession until my daughter asked me, “hey mom, when is that Try the World Box coming?” It came the very next day. This time the country was Japan. Each month they focus on a country or region and we get to taste a few goodies from that location. It is lots of fun to have an at home learning experience.

McDonalds.  McDonald’s introduced a new app for customers that delivers advanced capabilities from the convenience of your smartphone. By downloading the new app and registering, receive a National offer for a FREE large sandwich from McDonald’s, while also taking advantage of offers throughout the state of Colorado that are now offered locally beginning September 21st. Available only for the first 8 million downloads.  When you download the app must also must register to receive national offers. 

Sonic. Sonic is celebrating National Ice Cream Day (I Scream!) with cones for half off on Wednesday, September 23.

Free Day.

Elitch Gardens Broncos Special. Touchdown! Elitch Gardens Theme Park is excited for football season and is celebrating that Orange-and-Blue-Fever with the lowest-ever ticket prices. Announcing a Fan Flash Sale boasting a discount ticket worth tackling, Broncos fans will be able to score big and purchase a general admission ticket for just $18, as a shout out to #18 Peyton Manning, for one day only on the day following every Broncos win from September 13 through October 18.

Free Driving Training. On September 26 and 27, the Bridgestone Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience is coming to Denver. This free, half-day driver training program that provides teens with knowledge to make better decisions while driving. The program features a safe, hands-on driving introduction for teens in a fun, supervised environment. At the Driving Experience, we teach teens various driving maneuvers, demonstrate the effects of distracted driving and show them ways to help keep their vehicle running at peak performance. A valid learner’s permit or driver’s license is required to participate in the Teens Drive Smart Driving Experience. http://www.teensdrivesmarttour.com/

Kids Consignment Sale Season. It that time of year again! 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. Sales this week:

  • September 24-27Just Between Friends of Douglas County. Thursday-Friday 9 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.–3 p.m., Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (half-price sale). $2 admission all days. at Douglas County Fairgrounds in Castle Rock
  • September 25 and 26CLC Mops – New To You Consignment Sale. Times: TBD at 8997 South Broadway in Highlands Ranch.
  • September 25 and 26. Kids ReNew Consignment Sale. Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday 9 a.m.-noon (white tickets half-price on Saturday) at Shepherd of the Hills Christian School, 7691 S University Blvd. in Centennial
  • September 26. SuperTwins of the Rocky Mountains Sale 9 a.m.-noon. $1 admission at Wheat Ridge High School
  • September 26. Darling Doubles. 8 a.m.-12 p.m.; 12 p.m.-1 p.m. (half-price sale). $2 admission. At Adams County Fairgrounds in Brighton

Hey fourth graders: Do you want to see America’s natural wonders and historic sites for free? Earlier this year, the “Every Kid in a Park” initiative was announced that all fourth grade students and their families would have free admission to National Parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges and waters for a full year starting in the 2015-2016 school year. That day has come so grab your fourth grader and be sure to sign up now at https://everykidinapark.gov/.

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!

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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.

SHOPPING For The Best Deal

I recently went shopping with a friend of mine. He is as frugal minded as I am. So it was an amazingly fun day of going to different consignment stores (some of which I had never heard of and others that I had).

I have to sort of admit that the whole idea of consignment shopping is new to me. I usually have a few friends who give me their old clothes or just go to my favorite consignment store, Plum Good in Stapleton area. It feels more like a boutique than it does Good Will. Plus, I love their feature of a wish list. I can tell them what items/brands I’m looking for and in what size – then they send me an email when something like that comes in. Brilliant! And since they are on the other side of town for me, I know that it will not be a wasted trip. Other than Plum Consignment and the couple of times I’ve shopped at online consignment store like Thredup.com, I usually shop at stores like Marshall’s (my favorite), TJ Maxx or Nordstrom Rack.

My friend, Paul suggested that we go to TJMaxx to get coffee. He said there are great deals there on some different (gourmet) food stuff. So we headed over to TJMaxx. The store did not disappoint, they had some really yummy sounding and smelling coffee (Chocolate Decadence, Triple Truffle Carmel Happiness). The coffee was just $4.99/bag. This is about half the price I might pay for fancy coffee in a regular grocery store. But we had some other shopping to do – so we chose to leave the bags of coffee there on the shelf and head over to Cost Plus World Market. Why wait in line for one measly bag of coffee? Why actually swipe my debit card for just one thing? Cost Plus World Market had amazing coffee. But then we realized that we didn’t know what we were going to do for dinner – so once again we dumped the coffee there too and headed to Sprouts Market (in the same parking lot). Why wait in line for one bag of coffee and just save $3 when we can get everything we need at ONE store. At Sprouts, the coffee has gotten more expensive at $7.99 for fancy flavored coffees…but we could buy all the things for dinner in one location. We had decided to make hamburgers for dinner…only Sprouts didn’t have hamburger buns. So…once again we discarded the bag of coffee (and all the other stuff we had collected into the basket) and headed off to King Soopers. Kings had all of it (buns too) and the coffee was $9.99. But we only had to swipe our debit card one time!

We could have saved money by buying the coffee at TJ Maxx when we were there. We could have saved money on all the gas that we spent going round and round. We could have saved time by just going to King Soopers in the first place. But sometimes saving money or saving time isn’t what it’s all about. Sometimes it is all about the journey with a friend.

What do you shop for in consignment stores? Do you want to make sure your trip is fruitful? What do you look for in discount stores like Marshall’s? What is your best find? Is it about the find or the shopping experience?