Gretchen’s Great Grabs May 2019

Mother’s Day is over and summer is almost here. I joke about being “solar powered” meaning I am a happier person when the sun is shining. In celebrating Mother’s Day AND in anticipation of summer – here are a few of my top grabs this month to treat myself.

Fresh lotionFresh Hesperides Grapefruit Lotion. I went to a networking event for work last week. (I work in hospitality/hotels). Let me go back for a bit. When I was younger and we arrived at a hotel that had the little travel bottle of shampoo, conditioner and lotion we really thought we were at a fancy hotel. My sister and I would fight over who would get it (why we couldn’t share or even go ask the front desk for more, I’m not sure). So, I still equate these with luxury. But every once in a while the product is so awesome, I’ll actually want to go buy more.  This lotion is so fresh smelling, so moisturizing, so spring time. I went and got more. $23.00 for a 300 ml bottle.

Chuze Fitness. I’ve belonged to gyms before. When I first got out of college it was Bally’s. Later, I worked at 24 Hour Fitness. I’ve not been to a gym in a couple years. I could feel it. On the months before my *yikes* 30th High School Reunion, I decided it was time again. I had heard of Chuze Fitness from a friend. So I decided to go. I am in love with the Team Training classes (they are a cross between classes and personal training). $49.00/month with team training.

I miss youI Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott. This book of essays is all about life. I can so relate to but have never been able to put into words myself. Some of her observations literally made me laugh out loud because I SO AGREE! Plus, it’s a quick and easy read. Hardcover $15.60 on Amazon (I picked it up for FREE at my library. Yay Douglas County Libraries!)

 

Pancake in a cup. For some reason, certain parts of the year, I am on the go a lot more than others. Spring seems to be go time for me. While Mother’s Day may have been a leisurly breakfast, I don’t usually have time for that. I’m recenly loving Kodiak Cakes.  They are so simple and easy – the mix comes in a cup, add water, stir, microwave for a minute and you’re out the door with a 100% wheat grain healthy breakfast (I sometimes use the box mix and just measure out how much mix/water and put in my own coffee mug). Available at most grocery stores for $2.25.

Hedgren PackHedgren Backpack. I thought the days of my carrying a backpack were long since over, when I finished college. But, I do find that when I travel I like to have a backpack. The freedom of both hands. I also like to carry my work laptop home or on business travel with me. The old Jansport, while functional is not all that pretty. I recently got a Hedgren Pack at their warehouse sale It is a black nylon pack with gold hardware (zippers and buttons etc). The pack retails for around $150 but I got it for $20. While I love a deal – it so pretty and the perfect size even I might pay full price for this beauty!  Their luggage may be my next buy.

Denver Deals: IHOP, ChickFilA, CycleBar and More

 

Yee Haw! The National Western Stock Show is in town again. Get the cowpokes and head down to the show for a full day of fun and education. Plus, it can be a really inexpensive fun day. Especially when you just get grounds admission. Kids 2 and under are free. Kids 3-11 are just $3. Depending on the day an adult ticket is just $10. This can be less expensive than going to the movies! Plus, right now there is a deal for Rodeo tickets on Groupon.

IHOP. The all you can eat stack is back! Through February 12. Sit down for a short stack of pancakes…and then stay there for a while…and eat some more. Taste their world-famous buttermilk pancakes.

Chick Fil A. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! From 6 a.m. to 10:30 either go inside or drive through to get a free breakfast each Wednesday in January. Items will vary weekly and by location.

CycleBar. Take a free ride at the CycleBar as part of their Grand Opening (introduction) at their Southwest Plaza location. January 12-22. Enjoy our luxury amenities, CycleStats personal performance tracking, CycleBeats mind-blowing playlists, and invigorating rides led by CycleStar Instructors.* Register Now.

 

Disney Junior at The Movies. Hey there! Fathom Events presents Disney Junior at the Movies – Mickey’s BIG Celebration,” back on the big screen! The special in-theatre encore event will take place on Saturday, January 14 at 10:00AM at local Denver area theatres. If you missed it last time around, now is your chance! The show is a really fun, family-friendly interactive experience where guests are encouraged to sing and dance. All attending guests at each participating theatre will again receive a $5 Disney Store offer and a free e-book download along with other prizes on-site. AMC Highlands Ranch, AMC Westminster Promenade, Century Bel Mar, UA Colorado Mills, UA Denver Pavilions, Regal River Point.

 

Pretzelmaker. Enjoy a pretzel for just $1 every Tuesday this month. Plus, the great news is that there is no limit to the offer.

 

Mammoth/Nuggets/Avalanche Party/Family Packs.

  • Mammoth – Four tickets with $40 loaded in stadium ticket value starting at $68!* Ticket promotions come with loaded ticket value that gives you the flexibility to buy what you want! Use the credit loaded onto your tickets for food items such as pizza, hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn and more plus beverage purchases including water, soft drinks and alcohol. Altitude Authentics team stores located on all levels of Pepsi Center will accept loaded ticket value for merchandise and retail purchases as well. Upcoming games include: March 3 (v. Calgary Roughnecks); and April 28 (v. Saskatchewan Rush).
  • Nuggets – Two $20* tickets loaded with $15 to spend on food and beverage. Upcoming games include: Jan 24 (v. Utah Jazz); Feb 1 (v. Memphis Grizzlies); Feb 15 (v. Minnesota Timberwolves) and Mar 8 (v. Washington Wizards).
  • Avalanche (Family Night) – Four tickets with $60 loaded in stadium ticket value starting at $124. Upcoming games include: Jan 14 (v. Nashville Predators); Feb 19 (v. Tampa Bay Lightening); March 5 (v. St. Louis Blues); March 9 (v. New Jersey Devils); March 23 (v. Edmonton Oilers).

January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month. There are a ton of deals at Colorado Ski resorts!

 

 

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Weekly Deals: FabFitFun, Beachbody, ChickFilA and More

 

Do you make New Year’s Resolutions? I have tried that in the past. This year I’m trying something different. I’m going to focus on a word. I was reading that if you focus on a word – it doesn’t feel so negative (we all know that many people don’t really stick to their resolutions). So, I picked a word. Would you also pick a word? Let me know what you pick. I may follow up with you in a month or so and see how your word focus is helping you!

FabFitFun Box. I may have mentioned before. I am a mail junkie. Yes, I order magazines hoping I can get on someone’s mailing list. I wait for the mail person like the just brought me an amazing prize. Only now, I do get a PRIZE (or at least it feels like it). I bought myself a Christmas present that will continue giving all year long. The FabFitFun box features full size items. The first box I received included: Modcloth scarf/blanket, cute to-go coffee mug, coloring book & colored pencils, lip gloss stain, argan hair oil, mineral face peel, tag necklace (that my daughter promptly took), skin hydrating booster and a nail polish. The whole box was just $40 (Using a 20% off coupon code – COZY) and that stuff in the box totals $200+. I’d say that’s a deal! The boxes are sent quarterly.

Beachbody On Demand. I know that a lot of people get enthused about being more active/healthy this time of year. Beachbody (the makers of P90X, Insanity and more) are making ALL of their programs available for a whole year for just $199 (most gym memberships are around $45/month – so this is a GREAT deal). You can work out in your own home any time of day or night! Sign up here. (Yes, I’m doing it too!)

Chick Fil A. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! From 6 a.m. to 10:30 either go inside or drive through to get a free breakfast each Wednesday in January. Items will vary weekly and by location.

Stock Show. As a Colorado native, January has always meant Stock Show and Rodeo to me! Join the festivities with the kick-off event, the parade of livestock down the streets of Denver this Thursday. The step-off is at noon at Union Station. The stock show and rodeo runs January 7-22. Tickets are inexpensive and it can be an entire day of fun for the whole family.

Mammoth/Nuggets/Avalanche Party/Family Packs.

  • Mammoth – Four tickets with $40 loaded in stadium ticket value starting at $68!* Ticket promotions come with loaded ticket value that gives you the flexibility to buy what you want! Use the credit loaded onto your tickets for food items such as pizza, hot dogs, pretzels, popcorn and more plus beverage purchases including water, soft drinks and alcohol. Altitude Authentics team stores located on all levels of Pepsi Center will accept loaded ticket value for merchandise and retail purchases as well. Upcoming games include: Jan 7 (v. Vancouver Stealth); March 3 (v. Calgary Roughnecks); and April 28 (v. Saskatchewan Rush).
  • Nuggets – Two $20* tickets loaded with $15 to spend on food and beverage. Upcoming games include: Jan 5 (v. San Antonio Spurs); Jan 24 (v. Utah Jazz); Feb 1 (v. Memphis Grizzlies); Feb 15 (v. Minnesota Timberwolves) and Mar 8 (v. Washington Wizards).
  • Avalanche (Family Night) – Four tickets with $60 loaded in stadium ticket value starting at $124. Upcoming games include: Jan 14 (v. Nashville Predators); Feb 19 (v. Tampa Bay Lightening); March 5 (v. St. Louis Blues); March 9 (v. New Jersey Devils); March 23 (v. Edmonton Oilers).

January Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard month. There are a ton of deals at Colorado Ski resorts!

 

 

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Denver Deals: Stocks Show, Free Days, and more

I am the deals editor. I don’t often play the Powerball (and I rarely have cash because I can’t track where it goes). But I decided this week to play. I mean really, if it is $1.3 Billion – with a “B” – I may win right? Do you dream about what you will do with your money? That was exactly what I was thinking on my run yesterday. But I realized that Deals are so ingrained in me I would still probably look for a deal – a way to make my money go further. Would you?

Stock Show. The National Western Stock Show and VISIT DENVER have joined together to say thank you and celebrate the passing of ballot measure 2C with a FREE day at the 2016 Stock Show.  Denver voters and all stock show fans will receive free grounds admission on January 19 during the 110th National Western Stock Show, January 9-24, 2016.

Free Days. Visit either the Denver Botanic Gardens or National Parks for FREE on Monday, January 18 (The kids are out of school anyway because of Martin Luther King Day). If you like to plan a little further ahead check our schedule of free days for the first half  of this year!

Noodles and Company. Kids eat free on Jan 14, 21, and 28 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at  Noodles & Company. Get a free kids meal with the purchase of any regular entrée at participating locations. The kids menu includes spaghetti & meatballs, mac & cheese, buttered noodles and grilled chicken breast, as well as a drink and two sides. There will also be fun for kiddos during that time!

Celebrate Winter in Estes Park on Jan 16, 2016.  Part of a two-day celebration of winter with many events happening with clinics and igloo building.  There is even snowshoeing at this event.

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Movie. It’s Bloody Lovely.  You and your (teen) daughter are invited to an advance screening of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES on 2/2 in Denver.  Visit www.sonyscreenings.com/PPZMamas to download your complimentary admit-two pass. (While supplies last. Passes do not guarantee admission as theater is overbooked. Please arrive early for a chance to get in. Cell phones and recording devices will not be permitted into the theater.) PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AND ZOMBIES opens in theaters February 5th! Check out the website for more info: https://www.facebook.com/PPZMovie (rated PG-13)

The Nest. Get $10 tickets to DCPA show, “The Nest”. Thanks to the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District (SCFD), a limited number of deeply discounted tickets through the DCPAccess program are available. No promo codes needed — if a DCPAccess ticket is available for a show date, the option to purchase will show up on their site or will be offered by their ticketing staff. On sale Tuesday, January 12 at 12 noon. About The Nest: When you have a seat at the bar called The Nest, no conversation is off-limits, whether you’re speaking or eavesdropping. That is, until a stranger walks in with a lucrative proposition. Pulitzer Prize finalist Theresa Rebeck’s plays “may make you laugh or shudder (or both)” according to American Theatre, and with its feisty humor and scorching dialogue, this explosive new comedy holds a cracked mirror up to friendships, romantic relationships and families. *Date night idea

Camp Experience Act Out.  The ladies of CampExperience will be at Act II Consignment in Littleton where we will Donate Our Duds to help charities, drink fantastic wine and eat snacks and learn some fashion tips from Dana Lynch PLUS get 50% off one item…………Act NOW to see the details and register!  January 14th Act II Littleton Donate Your Duds Party 5-8 pm. Bring friends to this free event.

Simple Loose Leaf. One of my favorite things to do is to enjoy a cup of tea at the end of the day – adding that to my love of receiving mail = AWESOME! Simple Loose Leaf 25% off Gift Membership or Ongoing Subscription signup – Use code: 25HOLIDAY
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PretzelMaker. Through January get a pretzel for just $1 at Pretzel Maker.

Winter Ski Directory. We’re thrilled to launch the Colorado Family Ski/Ride Directory that focuses exclusively on families–from daily lift ticket prices to the cost of childcare to where to get the best deals….all in one convenient place so you can compare and contrast.

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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.

Denver Deal: January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month

I grew up in Steamboat. And yes, we had skiing as our gym class in elementary school. After I had my kiddos I had not gone skiing in a long time mostly due to cost and I wasn’t sure if my kids would love it. Then when my son got his free pass in 5th Grade (back then there was not the Vail Epic School Kids offering it to Kindergartners) – he challenged me to learn snowboarding. The first time was not pretty (I could not figure out how to stop the stupid thing and was toted to the bottom of the ski area strapped to a sled provided by the lovely mountain staff). After that, I did get a lesson (on a cheap deal in January since it is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month) and the rest is sort of family history. I love snowboarding. I can’t wait to go every year! It is great fun with the family and yes, you can even get DEALS to do it. If you’ve never been….start now!

Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. We will continue to update you as we learn about great deals for Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month but here are a few to get you started.

  • Arapahoe Basin – Arapahoe Basin Ski Area’s Super Sunday lessons are morning, half-day only (2.5 hours) and include a lift ticket. Adults (ages 15+) are $80 and children (ages 3-14) are $100. Equipment rentals are not included but guests can find alpine ski and snowboard rentals on-site at the Arapahoe Basin rental shop. Super Sunday lessons are available January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31 as well as Friday, January 8 as Arapahoe Basin participates in the World’s Largest Lesson. For more information, visitwww.arapahoebasin.com.
  • Aspen/Snowmass + Limelight Hotel – New this year at the Limelight Hotel, the property introduces the Beginner Incentive Package that will make any newbie to the sport a skier for life. Offered in conjunction with the Aspen Snowmass Ski & Snowboard Schools, the package includes three full days of adult beginner lessons and four nights at the Limelight Hotel. Daily lunch is included in the experience, and the property’s local guides will escort skiers and riders to the slopes each day. Ski or Snowboard boot rentals, skis, snowboards and helmets are included. Guests also have the option to rent goggles, gloves, jackets and outerwear upon arrival from local retail partners.The package is valid during Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month from Jan. 2-17, 2016. Pricing for this all-inclusive package starts at $1,778 per person. Book now by visitingwww.limelighthotel.com or calling (844) 854-3387.
  • Copper Mountain – Copper announces Ski and Ride School University: No More Excuses for Winter Sport Never-Evers. Inspired by National Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month, Ski and Ride School U offers newbies aged 18 and older a hassle-free and affordable option to catch the winter bug. For $199 the package includes:Three ski or snowboard lessons, Lift tickets, Equipment rentals, Close-in parking, Lunch on the 2nd and 3rd day. Plus, upon graduation and completion of the third lesson, Copper will award participants a free season pass so guests can progress further on the slopes for the remainder of the winter. Quantities are limited and the package must be purchased in person at Copper Mountain. For more information, please visitwww.CopperColorado.com.
  • Eldora – Eldora Mountain Resort (EMR) is offering the Mountain Explorer Children’s Learn to Ski and Snowboard Package for $129. The day package includes an all mountain lift ticket, all day rental, and all day lesson, with snacks and lunch. Reservations are recommended; visit http://www.eldora.com/lessons.children.html for more information. For adults, EMR is offering the EASY 1-2-3 for $129. The day package includes one day of lower mountain lift access, all day equipment rental and 3.5 hour lesson (2 hours AM and 1.5 hours PM). Visit http://www.eldora.com/lessons.daily.html for more information.
  • Loveland – All children (ages 4-14) regardless of ability who pre-purchase or complete 3 full day lesson packages receive a free, unrestricted season pass to keep practicing their skiing or snowboarding skills for the rest of the season. Children’s full day lesson packages include lesson, lift access, rentals (ski or snowboard) and lunch.  Full day lessons are from 10am through 3:30pm daily. Phone reservations are available or guests can register at the Loveland Valley between 8am and 9am. Participants who pre-purchase can enjoy the season pass all winter long. Pre-purchase price is $336 for ages 6-14 skiers & snowboarders (Includes Season Pass); $360 for ages 4-5 skiers (Includes Season Pass & early drop off)
  • Monarch – Kids ages 7 and up who have never been skiing or riding before, get the package including an all-day lift ticket, a ski or snowboard rental, a helmet rental, and a 4-hour group lesson for just $139. Plus, take the lesson package between the dates specified you will receive a free lift ticket for your next visit this season! Book the lesson on their website, skimonarch.com. (http://www.skimonarch.com/learn-to-ski-month/
  • Crested Butte – During the month of January, first time skiers and riders, ages 15 and older can sign up for a first time beginner adventure lesson with the Crested Butte Ski + Ride School fro $79. This package includes full-day ski or snowboard lesson, full day adult lift ticket (valid for limited lift access on the day of the lesson) and 1/ off a single-day equipment rental package. (Expires 1/31/2016).
  • Steamboat – Guests at Steamboat can build confidence while they learn in a safe, controlled, terrain-based environment with instructors that guide them every step of the way. Steamboat’s Learn to Ski/Ride Package opens the slopes with two days of lessons, rentals and lift tickets for just $199 from Jan. 4-31. Learn to Ski/Ride is available for adults and children ages 1st Grade and older. For more information, visitwww.steamboat.com or call 800.299.5017.
  • Sunlight – Skier Appreciation Day at Sunlight (January 8) offers $20 lift tickets to all skiers and snowboarders with 100 percent of the proceeds being donated to the United Way of Garfield County. In addition, on January 10 Sunlight will host Student/Teacher Appreciation Day, with $20 lift tickets for students and free lift tickets for teachers.
  • If you got the Vail Epic School Kids, use your free lesson and equipment rental this month. Call to your favorite resort (Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, or Keystone) to make your reservation.
  • Winter Park – Winter Park Ski + Ride School’s multi-week Fish Programs can accommodate children from age 3 to 14. With the 7 week Piranhas Program, 5 week Barracudas Program, or the 3 week Minnows Program, kids will have a blast while making new friends, and developing new skills on the slopes. Groups are broken down by age and ability level, from beginner to expert. Programs include instruction from the same coach each week, GPS tracking, and lunch. Programs for the month of January begin at $259 and may be reserved here:http://www.winterparkresort.com/plan-your-trip/lessons/kids-multiweek-lessons.aspx
  • Wolf Creek – Wolf Creek Ski Area offers a variety of ski and snowboard packages to help introduce never-evers to the sport. During the month of January, Wolf Creek is offering a four-week Camp Robbers clinic for kids. For $231 ($264 for non-Season Pass holders) lift ticket, ski rental, four hours of instruction, lunch, and snacks are all included each week. Children will be grouped with the same children and instructor each week for the clinic. Not only will the kids improve on their skills, but also this class design will encourage socialization and friendship over the four-week span. Mountain safety, fun races, and a terrain garden are all featured in this program. For more information, visithttp://www.wolfcreekski.com.
  • Estes Park, COJan 16, 2016 – Part of a two-day celebration of winter with many other events happening with clinics and igloo building.  This is a snowshoe only event. (It’s not just ski and snowboard month!)

Winter Ski Directory. We’re thrilled to launch the Colorado Family Ski/Ride Directory that focuses exclusively on families–from daily lift ticket prices to the cost of childcare to where to get the best deals….all in one convenient place so you can compare and contrast.

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Denver Deals:Peet’s Coffee, Gigi’s Cupcakes, Liftopia and more.

My son turned 16 this past weekend. (He’s not driving just yet – he will take the test in about a month). I always thought 16 was a monumental birthday and had plans for making his special. He says it is just any old birthday and doesn’t understand the hub-bub. I think this really was his excuse to just to something with friends and not be with mom. So I ask you, what are monumental birthdays in your mind? Do you start making plans when your kids are babies to do something special at 13, buy them a car at 16, take them to Vegas when they turn 21 or is that just me? (So far I’m 1 for two – he didn’t get a car!)

Outlets at Castle Rock. Still need to fit in some Christmas shopping? Don’t miss the Outlets at Castle Rock’s Last Chance Sale Dec. 20-24. With awesome discounts from Justice, Carter’s, Tommy Hilfiger, Famous Footwear, Columbia, Asics and more, there’s something for everyone. Details here:  http://www.outletsatcastlerock.com/sales

Gigi’s Cupcakes. Celebrate National Cupcake Day on Tuesday, December 15 – get any one of their six best loved gourmet cupcakes for just $2.50 each. Wedding Cake, Scarlett’s Red Velvet, Triple Chocolate Torte, White Midnight Magic, Midnight Magic and Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough.

Clothes Mentor. Now until Dec. 24th Clothes Mentor in Park Meadows is having a huge sale! An additional 30% OFF all Red marked items! Also, for every $25 gift card purchased, $5 will be given as Clothes Mentor bucks!

Peet’s Coffee. Grab a Holiday beverage *(Spiced Hot Tea Cider and hot, iced, or blended Salted Caramel Macchiato, Peppermint Mocha, Peppermint Cocoa, Cinnamon Hazelnut Latte, Eggnog Latte, and Pumpkin Latte) at Peet’s Coffee & Tea for 50% off after 12 noon through December 23. You will need to print or show this coupon. Have a Festive Afternoon!

Sunlight Mountain DemoThis weekend Sunlight Mountain Resort offers skiers and riders a free test-drive of the latest equipment by Volkl, K2, Salomon, Line, Never Summer, and Meiers Skis, the official ski of Sunlight Mountain made in Glenwood Springs. Demo Days will be Dec. 19-20. With so many different brands and new styles of skis and snowboards, it’s never been more important to try before you buy. Plus, Sunlight Ski & Bike (309 9th Street in downtown Glenwood Springs) will be offering 20% off all 2015/16 skis and snowboards while supplies last.

MOUNTAIN KHAKIS®. Rugged. Authentic. Reliable. Timeless. What started as a casual conversation at the Shady Lady Saloon in Jackson Hole, WY has become a top-performing mountain-inspired lifestyle apparel brand. Established in 2003, Mountain Khakis quickly became a staple in the wardrobe of everyone from ranch hands to golf pros, those who travel by jet, as well as those who travel by thumb. The Mountain Khakis brand story continues to resonate as it connects to the enthusiast who believes that freedom and rugged adventure is a way of life.  Join the conversation@MountainKhakis and MountainKhakis.com. Contest: We’re giving away a $30 gift card. Who’s in?
Winter Fest Weekend. Grab the family and head up to Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies, just outside of Winter Park for a fun family Winter Fest weekend Dec. 11-13. Winter Fest includes include weekend-long fun in the snow and on the ice. Accommodations include hotel-style lodge rooms, cozy cabins and mega reunion cabins sleeping up to 40 guests. The schedule below includes activities for all ages and at no additional cost to guests staying on the property–from Human Hungry Hungry Hippos to a Snowman Building Contest to cookie decorating to ice skating to Weird Winter Science. Visit http://snowmountainranch.org/ for more details or call 888-613-9622 to make reservations.
ARC Thrift Shop. Monday, December 7th marked the opening of the new Arc Thrift Store in Westminster (8657 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster). The store is stocked with a host of treasures, including household goods, clothing, furniture, and unique finds. All Christmas décor will be 50 percent off beginning Monday, December 7th. Their first Saturday 50% Off Sale will be December 12th.While at the new store, be sure to shop the great deals on holiday clothing, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, vintage Christmas items, presents of all kinds and for all ages, Christmas décor, ornaments, Christmas lights, Christmas trees, stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts for the office holiday party, and much more.
Simple Loose Leaf. One of my favorite things to do is to enjoy a cup of tea at the end of the day – adding that to my love of receiving mail = AWESOME! Simple Loose Leaf 25% off Gift Membership or Ongoing Subscription signup – Use code: 25HOLIDAY
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Winter on the Mountain.  Now until Feb. 28, 2016, Winter on the Mountain is being celebrated every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.  Enjoy 500,000 lights with 35 miles of light strings adorn the park, making it one of the largest holiday light displays in Western Colorado!  With lighted winter caves, Winter Wipeout 4D movie, firepits for s’mores, Santa, lighted Alpine Coaster tracks and a lighted Zip Ride–winter adds a new dimension of fun. Mile High Mamas exclusive deal: Get 50% off your Winter Funday pass with our code MHMAMA15.  http://glenwoodcaverns.com/winter-on-mountain.html

Last Minute Party. Holiday parties are upon us and if you are looking for a last–minute party platter in a pinch look to Tokyo Joe’s locations to help the host. Their holiday party platter includes a 40 piece California roll sushi and 12 chicken skewers with peanut sauce, $35 per platter. These can be changed up with edamame, lettuce wraps and spring rolls, additional charges may apply. Just call your local Tokyo Joe’s, give 24 hours notice and your platter will be ready to entertain your guests. For more information, visit http://www.tokyojoes.com. 

Free Holiday Events.  The holidays have arrived! Go here for all our event listings and don’t miss Denver’s top ongoing holiday events and light displays.

YMCA Needs Basic Necessity Items to Help Families In Need. YMCA of Metro Denver is collecting basic necessity items for its annual holiday drive. Donations are given to vulnerable families and children served by YMCA Community Programs Branch. Through Y Neighbors, a safety-net program designed to protect children and stabilize families, YMCA provides basic necessities and school supplies to families and children that need a helping hand.  YMCA of Metro Denver is collecting basic necessity items including soap, toilet paper, diapers, wipes, toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo and lotion. Bus tickets for medical appointments and job searches are also needed. Donations can be dropped off at any YMCA of Metro Denver location and cash donations can be made online at www.DenverYMCA.org throughout December and into the new year.

Panera Bread. On these cold days of December a great deal like the 99-cent coffee with purchase offered at Panera (11 a.m. to close) is a great deal to keep you warm!

Liftopia. With 10 shopping days to go until Christmas, there’s still time to give family and friends a gift they’ll actually enjoy = the gift of ski, promising adventure, fresh mountain air, and powder days. Who wouldn’t want that? Liftopia, the largest online and mobile marketplace for lift tickets and other mountain activities, offers two ways to give the gift of ski this holiday season: 1. Purchase date-specific tickets or 2. Purchase a gift card! Liftopia partner resorts offer some of the biggest discounts of the season on lift tickets, in some instances up to 85% off window rates when purchased online and in advance.

Winter Ski Directory. We’re thrilled to launch the Colorado Family Ski/Ride Directory that focuses exclusively on families–from daily lift ticket prices to the cost of childcare to where to get the best deals….all in one convenient place so you can compare and contrast.

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This is a re-post of what is written at MileHighMamas.com

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.