Denver Deals: Chinese New Year, Valentines and Ski Deals

In case you were unaware, January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. An entire month dedicated to fantastic opportunities to learn how to participate in our state’s big industry. There are tons of deals in several ski areas (and many of them are FREE), even if your family is not into skiing. Breckenridge will also host the International Snow Sculpture Championships. These awesome amazingly intricate sculptures give a whole new meaning to snowman.
Happy Chinese New Year. The Outlets at Castle Rock are celebrating with a Kids Chinese Lantern Decorating Contest on Saturday, January 28th 12:00 pm. The first 50 kids, 12 and under, to sign up HERE can enter the lantern decorating contest for their chance to win prizes from Outlets at Castle Rock! And then on Sunday, January 29th, join Outlets at Castle Rock at 2 p.m. for traditional Chinese and Dragon Dances performed by the Denver Chinese School-Jasmine Flower Dance Academy & the Denver Shaolin Kung Fu Academy! Located in the courtyard by Under Armour (weather permitting).
Valentine Mail-in Program. Join people across the world and send your valentine’s through the city of Loveland, Colo., known as the nation’s Sweetheart City. To get this special cachet message, send your pre-addressed, pre-stamped valentine in an enclosed, larger 1st Class envelope. Then send all envelopes to: Postmaster – Attention Valentines,  446 E. 29th St., Loveland, CO 80538-9998. Colorado-destined mail must be received in Loveland by Feb. 9th. Additional deal:  Through, Wednesday, February 1, drop off your cards and love letters at any King Soopers or City Market (in a large white drop-off box by the customer service desk.) The grocery chain will send them to the Loveland Post Office in time to get the world-famous ♥Loveland, CO♥ postmark.loveland
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 IHOP 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.
 
Rusty Bucket. The Bucketeer Bookworm school program was created in 2011 to encourage young students to read. To participate in the program, elementary students (Kindergarten through fifth grade) can pick up a Bookmark Tracker at the Rusty Bucket and start reading. Young readers track their books on the back of the bookmark, and for every five books read, the students receive a complimentary Bucket kid’s meal.
 
Pretzelmaker. Enjoy a pretzel for just $1 every Tuesday this month. Plus, the great news is that there is no limit to the offer.
 
Southwest Ice Rink at Skyline Park. The ice rink at Skyline Park downtown is FREE. And skate rental is just $2. The rink stays in place through Valentine’s day.

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!

 

 

=======

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.

 

 

January’s Learn To Ski And Snowboard Month Also Means Deals

I’m sort of amazed at how few people from Colorado actually ski/snowboard. Most of the time, the people that are excited to be on the slopes are those that have moved from somewhere else. I’m not certain if it is the perception that skiing is expensive or a hassle (it can be – but you can also score deals, spend great family time together, get exercise and more). And some people don’t do it because they never learned how. January is Learn to ski and snowboard month – so take advantage of these great deals and learn a new sport that can be enjoyed with the whole family. Then when you out of town guests come to town and want to go skiing you will be able to show them how!

 

Junior Trade Program. The best deal in town for kid’s equipment is the Junior Ski Trade program at Colorado Ski and Golf (Ski and Sport/Boulder Deals) locations. The easy-on-the-budget program provides deeply discounted prices on full set-ups (skis, bindings, poles, boots, safety check) for both new and used equipment for children and teens who take advantage of this annual update program. The advantage: annual exchange of equipment “grows” with the kids allowing them to be in the right-sized boots and right sized ski or snowboard. The cost for the entire first season on used equipment starts at $99.99 or starting at $199.99 for a brand new equipment set-up. (Normal single day rental is typically somewhere around $30). For every subsequent season the child participates in Junior Trade through Colorado Ski & Golf, customers get a 50 percent in-store credit on their initial purchase price towards updated and re-fitted gear. Early birds get the widest selection of sizes and brands. The program is available to youth snowboarders at a slightly higher price.

 

Ski Area Programs, Deals and Fun:

  • Arapahoe Basin – First timer lessons (1/2 day) Adult (15+) tickets including lesson are just $70. http://arapahoebasin.com/ABasin/lessons/lssm.aspx#sthash.FOv3MjV3.dpuf
  • Aspen/Snowmass – A true family adventure. For $405 you can get a full day lesson for up to 5 people. The whole family can get a lesson together. https://www.aspensnowmass.com/plan-your-stay/lessons/buttermilk-deluxe
  • Copper Mountain – Ski and Ride University at Copper has an amazing offer. Three lessons (including lift tickets, equipment, close parking and lunch on the 2nd and 3rd days) for $249. After you complete the three lessons – you get a Copper pass for the remainder of the year and an opportunity to buy a season pass for NEXT year at 50% off! Serious DEAL! (The current day rate for one day, just the lift ticket is $150) com/SRSU#sthash.FOv3MjV3.dpuf
  • Eldora Mountain Resort – Eldora is offering two different options. One for kids. One for adults. For the kids, The Start with Woodward Children’s Learn to ski package. At just $159 the day includes a full day lift ticket, all day rental, all day lesson with snacks. The adult package is $149 it includes lift ticket, all day equipment rental and a ½ day lesson (3.5 hours).
  • Keystone – Colorado Residents that took advantage of the Epic School Kids program (free for Kindergarten through 5th Graders – but registration closed in October). Can get their free lesson this month. Adults can take advantage of the Adult Novice Ski lesson Buy 2, Get 1 Free deal. This deal makes it just over $115 a day (Normal walk up rate for Keystone is close to $130 for just the lift ticket. https://www.keystoneresort.com/plan-your-trip/ski-and-ride-lessons.aspx
  • Loveland – All first timer adults and children will receive a free season pass when they complete three Level 1 lessons. http://skiloveland.com/rentals-lessons/3-class-pass/.#sthash.FOv3MjV3.dpuf
  • Monarch – Probably one of the least expensive deals that we have found is the Monarch group lesson at just $55 for ½ day junior group lesson (junior is for kids ages 7-12). skimonarch.com/group-lessons/
  • Purgatory – For packages starting at just $74 you get two days of lift tickets, rental gear and full day beginner lessons. On the third day, you get a free lift ticket, 50% off rental gear and 50% off a half-day lesson. You also get a 50% off discount card on lift tickets, rentals and lessons for the rest of the season.
  • Steamboat – (Where I learned when I was in elementary school there). Get two days of lessons, rentals and lift tickets for just $199 January 9-31. This offer is good for adults and kids older than first grade. https://www.steamboat.com/plan-your-trip/lessons/snowsports-school/2-day-learn-to-ski-or-ride.#sthash.FOv3MjV3.dpuf
  • Sunlight – January 6 Sunlight will celebrate it’s 30th Annual Skier Appreciation Day with $20 lift tickets (all ticket proceeds go to United Way of Garfield County). And take advantage of their Teacher/Studen Appreciation Day on Sunday, January 10 with free lift tickets for teachers and $20 lift tickets for students. sunlightmtn.com.#sthash.FOv3MjV3.dpuf

 

5th and 6th Grade Passport. Colorado Ski Country is still offering the 5th and 6th Grade Passport. If you have a student in 5th or 6th grades. You can get the best deal in the state! FREE Skiing/Snowboarding (for the 5th graders) Yes, we said FREE! Or just $125 if they are in 6th Grade. In addition to the skiing at the 21 member resorts you get a FREE beginner level lesson which includes equipment rental on the day of the lesson! Sign up online before the end of January.

 

 

=======

 

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

 

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.

 =======

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.

Denver Deal: Noodles, Chili’s, Kneaders and More

How early do your kids start thinking of what they will be for Halloween? At what age do they stop trick or treating? I sort of miss the cute trick or treating days (my kids at 14 and 15 years old have no intention to trick or treat this year – but are already plotting their costumes). I typically purchase candy that I like to eat in case I don’t hand it all out. But maybe I shouldn’t do that and my waist wouldn’t feel the effects. I recently read a post on facebook that some neighbors are trying to be conscientious about the neighbor kids peanut allergies and gluten free diets. Is this something you care about?

Noodles. Noodles is celebrating their 20th anniversary with 20 days of giveaways. The first of which is on Oct 20 you get a free mac and cheese with the purchase of another entree. Noodle lovers enjoy!

Chili’s. Chili’s is celebrating the Presidente margarita’s 21st birthday with $5 margaritas and 21-cent chips and salsa. OMG. Their chips are the BEST! (You can even buy the chips without the margarita).

Fab’rik women’s boutique, in Aspen Grove, invites you for a private shopping night hosted by the Humane Society of the South Platte Valley  on October 22 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Enjoy drinks & mini cupcakes while you shop. Plus 20% of net sales of full priced items from the event will be donated to benefit the fuzzy animals at the shelter.

The Joint. Celebrate National Chiropractic Health Month at The Joint with a free exam and adjustment.  Follow this link to schedule yours free! Seriously…no strings.

Gigi’s Cupcakes. Enjoy one of the newest flavors at Gigi’s Cupcakes for just $2 on Tuesday, October 20. The new flavors are Apple Pie and Mama’s Butterscotch Bacon. YUM.

Flu Shots. While it is getting close to flu season – you don’t have to WELCOME it.  North Suburban Medical Center has FREE flu shots while supplies last.  Costco has theirs for just $14.99. Rocky Mountain Urgent Care will do flu shots for $20.

Avalanche Family Night. Family night (presented by White Fence Farm) is Saturday, October 24 v Columbus Blue Jackets at 7 p.m. just $31 each gets you 1 upper level ticket, 1 Food & Pepsi Voucher. I love the way the Avalanche changed this promotion this year to a per person price (not all families are “4-packs”).

Nuggets Family Night. October 30 is Family night at the Nuggets. Get 1 Ticket and 1 Meal and Pepsi Voucher for just $22!

Kneaders Bakery and Cafe. My daughter and I went to the newest Kneaders on Friday after my son’s football game. My daughter called it a “fast-food Cracker Barrel.” I am guessing she said that because there is a (Hallmark-like) shop. The menu is primarily sandwiches, salads, and soups with a ton of bakery items as well (my daughter said the pumpkin cookie was great). I understand we should go back for the french toast (we didn’t get there in time for the free meal). Englewood location at 9846 Zenith Meridian Dr will open Friday, October 23 – the first 100 customers will receive a complimentary meal of Kneaders’ famous French toast on their first day of business.

YMCA of the Rockies. Our favorite affordable family vacation will open Wednesday, October 7 for their winter cabin reservations for non-members at both YMCA of the Rockies centers (Estes Park & Snow Mountain Ranch). Also, on October 7th dog sledding reservations open for the winter at Snow Mountain Ranch. Standard rides are on Saturdays and Mondays, and a new advanced ride is now offered on Fridays.  Learn more here. With a huge seleciton of activities, most included FREE, everyone will find something to do.  Snow Mountain Ranch is conveniently located between the alpine ski resorts of Winter Park/Mary Jane and Ski Granby Ranch and houses a ski/snowboard rental shop on-site. Activities range from their new Fat Snow Bikes, Nordic Skiing, Tubing/Sledding, Ice Skating, Sleigh Rides and more.  http://ymcarockies.org – Estes Park Center  http://snowmountainranch.org/ – Snow Mountain Ranch.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. For the month of October, visitors to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, can enjoy a Mountain Fall Festival with a pumpkin patch, family-friendly games, fall-themed photos and Oktoberfest food and drink specials. There’s even more fun on Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. with hayrides, face painting and pumpkin decorating. The park is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.  The mountain-top park will also offer four special, spooky Halloween evenings October 23, 24, 30 and 31. From 6 to 9 p.m. guests can take a haunted cave tour, roast s’mores around the fire pits and play Halloween games.Admission for these four evenings is $10 per person or $5 for annual passholders. GlenwoodCaverns.com 

Southwest Airlines. Dreaming of where you might want to go on vacation. Want to put your toes in the sand instead of the snow this winter? Southwest Airlines has a lot of great deals. I’m kind of thinking of taking my daughter to the Mall of America (in Minneapolis) for some Christmas shopping or maybe we’ll go to a Disney park.

soybu1Soybu. Our favorite Colorado-based women’s activewear company Soybu is offering an exclusive 25% discount off all order through Oct. 31. Check-out their darling fall fashions, including their Starmaze collection. Simply enter in the code MileHigh25 at checkout.

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. This Friday will be Oreo Thins. YUM!
=======

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.

Denver Deal: Kneaders, 7-Eleven, The Joint, Flu Shots and More

Heritage Square really is closing – this November 1st. you still have time to go and enjoy some of the fun favorite attractions like the Miner’s Maze Adventureland that combines a twisting labyrinth with a high ropes course directly above the maze with 25 separate balancing challenges. Other favorite attractions are the Water Walkerz, the Magic Mtn Climb’n Wall, the Silver Spring Bungee, the Tunnel Tumbler, Mineral Panning, and the Rio Golden Railroad will be closing November 1 as well. The historic village, the alpine slide and all shops will also be closing as of Nov. 1. Miners Maze Adventureland in Heritage Square is open weekends only through Nov. 1 from 11am until 6 pm.

Free Day. The Denver Museum of Nature and Science will have free admission next Monday, October 19.

The Joint. Celebrate National Chiropractic Health Month at The Joint with a free exam and adjustment.  Follow this link to schedule yours free! Seriously…no strings.

Flu Shots. While it is getting close to flu season – you don’t have to WELCOME it.  North Suburban Medical Center has FREE flu shots while supplies last.  Costco has theirs for just $14.99. Rocky Mountain Urgent Care will do flu shots for $20.

Kneaders Bakery and Cafe. My daughter and I went to the newest Kneaders on Friday after my son’s football game. My daughter called it a “fast-food cracker barrel.” I am guessing she said that because there is a (Hallmark-like) shop. The menu is primarily sandwiches, salads, and soups. There is a ton of bakery items as well (my daughter said the pumpkin cookie was great). I understand we should go back for the french toast (we didn’t get there in time for the free meal). They are opening a few more locations in the next weeks: CASTLE ROCK – Planned opening Friday, October 16 (810 New Memphis Ct. Castle Rock, CO 80109) and ENGLEWOOD – Planned opening Friday, October 23 (9846 Zenith Meridian Dr.Englewood, CO 80112). To celebrate their grand openings, the first 100 customers at each new location will receive a complimentary meal of Kneaders’ famous French toast on their first day of business.

7-Eleven FREE Coffee. Free Coffee at 7-Eleven: Now through 10/18, download the 7/11 app and get one free hot coffee any size at 7-Eleven, limit one a day.

YMCA of the Rockies. Our favorite affordable family vacation will open Wednesday, October 7 for their winter cabin reservations for non-members at both YMCA of the Rockies centers (Estes Park & Snow Mountain Ranch). Also, on October 7th dog sledding reservations open for the winter at Snow Mountain Ranch. Standard rides are on Saturdays and Mondays, and a new advanced ride is now offered on Fridays.  Learn more here. With a huge seleciton of activities, most included FREE, everyone will find something to do.  Snow Mountain Ranch is conveniently located between the alpine ski resorts of Winter Park/Mary Jane and Ski Granby Ranch and houses a ski/snowboard rental shop on-site. Activities range from their new Fat Snow Bikes, Nordic Skiing, Tubing/Sledding, Ice Skating, Sleigh Rides and more.  http://ymcarockies.org – Estes Park Center  http://snowmountainranch.org/ – Snow Mountain Ranch.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. For the month of October, visitors to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, can enjoy a Mountain Fall Festival with a pumpkin patch, family-friendly games, fall-themed photos and Oktoberfest food and drink specials. There’s even more fun on Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. with hayrides, face painting and pumpkin decorating. The park is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.  The mountain-top park will also offer four special, spooky Halloween evenings October 23, 24, 30 and 31. From 6 to 9 p.m. guests can take a haunted cave tour, roast s’mores around the fire pits and play Halloween games.Admission for these four evenings is $10 per person or $5 for annual passholders. GlenwoodCaverns.com 

Southwest Airlines. Not all fall break deals are stay-cations. Southwest Airlines has a lot of great deals. I’m kind of thinking of taking my daughter to the Mall of America (in Minneapolis) for some more back to school shopping or maybe we’ll go to a Disney park.

soybu1Soybu. Our favorite Colorado-based women’s activewear company Soybu is offering an exclusive 25% discount off all order through Oct. 31. Check-out their darling fall fashions, including their Starmaze collection. Simply enter in the code MileHigh25 at checkout.

=======

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.

Denver Deal: McDonald’s, Travel Deals, Soybu and More

While the rest of the world turns everything in to Pumpkin Spice something-or-another, I have an obsession of another kind. I can not get enough of Jonathan apples. I literally take the “apple a day” mantra to heart. It is only at this time of year that I can seem to get my hands on them. They are cheap at just 88 cents a pound at my favorite store, Sprouts. How much longer will the Pumpkin Spice fad last? I’m not sure, so long as no one else turns my Jonathan apples into a “thing” and there are still plenty for me – I’ll be ok.

McDonalds.  Hurray for Breakfast all day! Starting Tuesday, October 6 McDonald’s will offer breakfast all day. On October 7th, participating McDonald’s restaurants throughout the state will initiate a statewide PJ Day where anyone who comes into a McDonald’s wearing their PJs will receive a free Egg McMuffin (rules and conditions apply: 5 am to midnight offer, shirts and shoes required).

Caribou Coffee & Einstein Bagels. Wednesday, October 7 celebrate the opening of the best coffee, Caribou Coffee right next to my favorite bagelry, Einstein Bagels at 14695 E. 40th Avenue starting at 5 a.m. The first 50 will get coffee and bagels for a year. All others in line at 5 a.m. will get a free coffee and bagel (while supplies last).

Free Days.

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.

DispatchHealth, a Denver, Colo.,-based healthcare startup that provides mobile, onsite healthcare for acute care patients is offering 500 FREE flu shots at three Denver-area events in October.   Those wanting a vaccination simply attend one of the free events on October 10 & 11 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at South Metro Fire Rescue Station 34A), locate the DispatchHealth care team and vehicle, and complete a short form.  The vaccinations will be distributed on a “first come, first served” basis.

Once Upon a Child. Join story time at Once Upon a Child (8253 S. Quebec, Centennial) every Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. All books are also buy 2 get 1 free all day on Wednesdays.

YMCA of the Rockies. Our favorite affordable family vacation will open Wednesday, October 7 for their winter cabin reservations for non-members at both YMCA of the Rockies centers (Estes Park & Snow Mountain Ranch). Also, on October 7th dog sledding reservations open for the winter at Snow Mountain Ranch. Standard rides are on Saturdays and Mondays, and a new advanced ride is now offered on Fridays.  Learn more here. With a huge seleciton of activities, most included FREE, everyone will find something to do.  Snow Mountain Ranch is conveniently located between the alpine ski resorts of Winter Park/Mary Jane and Ski Granby Ranch and houses a ski/snowboard rental shop on-site. Activities range from their new Fat Snow Bikes, Nordic Skiing, Tubing/Sledding, Ice Skating, Sleigh Rides and more.  http://ymcarockies.org – Estes Park Center  http://snowmountainranch.org/ – Snow Mountain Ranch.

Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. For the month of October, visitors to Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs, Colorado, can enjoy a Mountain Fall Festival with a pumpkin patch, family-friendly games, fall-themed photos and Oktoberfest food and drink specials. There’s even more fun on Saturdays from noon to 6 p.m. with hayrides, face painting and pumpkin decorating. The park is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday through Friday, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.  The mountain-top park will also offer four special, spooky Halloween evenings October 23, 24, 30 and 31. From 6 to 9 p.m. guests can take a haunted cave tour, roast s’mores around the fire pits and play Halloween games.Admission for these four evenings is $10 per person or $5 for annual passholders. GlenwoodCaverns.com 

Southwest Airlines. Not all fall break deals are stay-cations. Southwest Airlines has a lot of great deals. I’m kind of thinking of taking my daughter to the Mall of America (in Minneapolis) for some more back to school shopping or maybe we’ll go to a Disney park.

soybu1Soybu. Our favorite Colorado-based women’s activewear company Soybu is offering an exclusive 25% discount off all order through Oct. 31. Check-out their darling fall fashions, including their Starmaze collection. Simply enter in the code MileHigh25 at checkout.

Heritage Square and many of the historic attractions located in the iconic destination are closing on Nov. 1. This is the last chance for families and visitors to enjoy many of their favorite attractions like the Miner’s Maze Adventureland that combines a twisting labyrinth with a high ropes course directly above the maze with 25 separate balancing challenges. Other favorite attractions are the Water Walkerz, the Magic Mtn Climb’n Wall, the Silver Spring Bungee, the Tunnel Tumbler, Mineral Panning, and the Rio Golden Railroad. The historic village, the alpine slide and all shops will also be closing as of Nov. 1. Miners Maze Adventureland in Heritage Square is open weekends only through Nov. 1 from 11am until 6 pm.
=======

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.

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. 
=======

Email me if you know of any great Denver deals!

Don’t want to miss any of Mile High Mamas’ contests and events? Be sure to sign up for our weekly email newsletter so you can forward these great deals to your friends.

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.Br