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!

 

 

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Denver Deal: IHOP, Sonic, 7-Eleven, Lowe’s, Ace and More

I used to fancy myself as a bit of a fee spirit – not really conforming to schedule and rigidity. However it was recently pointed out to me that I am more and more a schedule person. I think being a mom has really turned me into that. I have to know which child is going where, what they need (even though they are teens and typically pack it themselves – but sometimes we have to go to the store to buy stuff) and I usually write the cool FREE events I write about here on my calendar. If I don’t have my calendar up we might miss something. I guess some things DO change.

IHOP.  IHOP is celebrating 57 years in business July 7 with 57 cent short stack of pancakes.

Sonic. Thursday, July 9 Sonic will offer 1/2 price off ice-cream cones all day! Now that is an awesome summer treat!

Free Days

Celebrate 7-Eleven Day.  July 11 (get it? 7-Eleven) 7-Eleven will give away free small slurpees. It also starts 7Rewards week with other great freebies all week long.

Lowe’s Build and Grow. Lowe’s FREE Build And Grow clinic is this Saturday at 10 a.m. Their Avengers Summer continues with Black Widow! Register your child and they can build this Sky Cycle inspired by “Marvel’s Avengers Assemble!” Watch the Animated Series Sunday Mornings on Disney XD! Visit marvelkids.com for Avengers games and more!

American Idol Stops in Denver. Get your FREE tickets to see the auditions live (but the judges won’t be here). The event will take place at the Denver Coliseum on Friday, July 10. Kids 12+ can go and be part of the filmed audience.

Ace Hardware Highlands Ranch. There is still space for Wednesday’s ladies grill class put on by Chef Jason Morse of 5280 Culinary. Join us July 8 from 11:00-12:30 as he teaches healthier grilling techniques (we’ll have crafts available to keep the kids busy during that time). Then the kids (preferably ages 9+) can take a grill class of their own from 12:30-1:30. Learn more about this great day and reserve your spot here:  http://www.myaceonline.com/girls-grills-class

Ongoing

Free, healthy summer meals for Colorado kids and teens. Summer should be a fun and enriching time for all Colorado children, but for many it represents a time when they are at the greatest risk of hunger due to lost access to school meals. Thanks to a statewide collaboration to address child hunger, 533 community sites across Colorado will provide meals to children up to 18 years old at no cost this summer.  Colorado families can find nearby summer food sites by using an interactive map at KidsFoodFinder.org or calling the statewide, bilingual Hunger Free Hotline toll-free at (855) 855-4626.

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.

Harkins Summer Movie Fun. Harkins Summer Movie Fun program for kids is back again this year. Kids can enjoy a movie a week for 10 weeks, for less than $1 per film. Make Harkins Summer Movie Fun for kids an annual tradition for your family. All adults must be accompanied by children.  Tickets are on sale now at participating locations. Movies this summer include: Boxtrolls, The Lorax, Rio 2, Dolphin Tale 2, Curious George, Nut Job, Puss in Boots, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, and Penguins of Madagascar.

Cinemark Movie Clubhouse. There’s nothing quite like spending a hot day in a cool movie theater.Cinemark has a 10-week film fest of its own: $5 for 10 movies when purchased in advance at cinemark.com.  If you delay and purchase at the theater, movies are still just $1. Most locations start on Wednesday, June 2 with screenings starting at 10 a.m. every Tuesday and/or Wednesday. The film line-up includes The Croods, The LEGO Movie, Dolphin Tale 2, Mr. Peabody & Sherman, Penguins of Madagascar, Night At The Museum: Secret of the Tomb, How to Train Your Dragon 2, Alvin and The Chipmunks: Chip Wrecked, Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days and The Nut Job.

Barnes & Noble Summer Reading. Kids can earn a free book of their won from Barnes & Noble (one of my favorite stores) in three easy steps. Step 1: Read any 8 books and record them in the Reading Journal (PDF). Step 2: Bring the completed Reading Journal to your local B&N store. (Find a Store). then Step 3: choose a FREE BOOK from our selection on the Reading Journal list at the store… Enjoy reading!

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.