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.

Denver Deal: Bass Pro Shop, Hot Pursuit Movie, Cherry Creek North Expo and More

My kids were never into Legos. While I thought they were cool – I guess I didn’t have the imagination to make something spectacular out of them (and as a parent I stepped on a few in the middle of the night and it really hurt). But the FREE Lego Exhibit at Park Meadows Mall of our American National Monuments is very cool. Having gone to D.C. with my kids last summer and seeing these amazing monuments in person, I was astonished at the size and complexity of the ones at the mall. Maybe this will inspire both myself and my kids to like Legos a little more..again.

Bass Pro Shop. Bass Pro Shops celebrates the Workender Weekend Escape event with sales, giveaways, how-to’s, social hour and more on April 24 & 25. Demos Friday 6 – 8 p.m. and Saturday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. include cooking down and dirty, pack right, beat the bugs, slumber by the number, pickout and get out , streamline your kayak. Take the 20/20 challenge to log 20 miles or 20 days to win cool prize package (tent, backpack, kayak, watch and GoPro).

Cherry Creek North ExpoCherry Creek North will host the Spring Shape-Up Fitness Fashion Show & Expo on Sun., April 26 on Fillmore Plaza. Denver’s premier shopping district will feature spring and summer workout wear from Cherry Creek Dance, Lucy, PrAna, and Title Nine. (I’ve got my eye on a pair of PrAna shorts). Fitness fanatics are also invited to join the Yelp Cherry Creek North Bike Meet-­up event on Thur., April 24th. Bring a bike or borrow a Denver B-­-cycle bike! *Special discounts for participants.  Meet-­Up participants will receive a map of locations offering discounts and giveaways to cyclists via Yelp. Both events are free and open to the public.

Girl’s Night At The Movies. You and your girls are invited to a special advance screening of HOT PURSUIT starring Sofia Vergara and Reese Witherspoon on May 5! Visit http://www.wbtickets.com/HOTMama to download your admit-two pass! Please arrive early as seating is first come, first served, and is not guaranteed! HOT PURSUIT hits theaters May 8!

Vail Announces Epic School KidsFor years the ski areas in Colorado have given free passes to kids in 5th and 6th grade (some make you pay a nominal fee for the 6th grade) but now, Vail Resorts is offering FREE skiing for Colorado kids kindergarten through 5th Grade. Visit any Vail-owned retail locations (Colorado Ski & Golf; Colorado Ski & Sport; Boulder Sport; and Colorado Springs Sport) with your child. Have a copy of their school ID, report card, birth certificate or letter from the school to sign up for the FREE pass which will be good for four days at Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge and Keystone plus, one free beginner’s lesson. These are ONLY available in the stores through end of May.

Denver Art Museum. The Denver Art Museum (DAM) recently announced that kids 18 and under are entitled to FREE general admission every day for the next FIVE years thanks to Kaiser and Reiman Foundations.

Free/Cheap Days.

  • Denver Botanic Gardens has a free day on Wednesday, April 22 (Happy Earth Day!)
  • Denver Museum of Nature and Science is free on Saturday, April 25
  • DCPA Family Fun Forum. Discover all kinds of performance skills and win tokens redeemable for prizes at our Family Fun Forums. The events are free and open to all ages. Time: 12-2pm April 26, 2015 on 3rd Floor, 1101 13th Street in the Robert & Judi Newman Center for Theatre Education
  • Butterfly Pavillion $5 Day April 25 Experience Butterfly Pavilion and all of our small wonders for only $5.00 on select days! $5 for each guest 2 and older; Free for members and children 1 and under. 
Professional Organizing. Simply Put Organizational Solutions for the Home is a full service company, which helps people focus, simplify, and organize their home or office. They design, purchase, and install innovative space solutions and organizational systems. Products and services are tailor made, high quality and guaranteed to meet diverse and changing needs. Call today 303.321.2692 – get the first 2 hours of home or office organizing support for the price of one (a $150 value for only $75). Additional hours are 20% off (making it just $60/hour). Plus, the offer is good for new and existing clients on your first project of this year.

Consignment Sales. MileHighMamas has compiled the best of the best in kids consignment sales. The whole list can be found at: http://www.milehighmamas.com/blog/2015/02/11/denver-childrens-consignment-sales/

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Denver Deal: Free Days, McDonalds, Chick Fil A and More

I have to say I was a little disappointed by the ads in the Super Bowl this year. My daughter and I usually watch just for the commercials and half time show. While I sit on the couch with my son to actually watch the game (which he miraculously called at 10 am as a 28-24 score in favor of the Patriots). Although there was one great one about what it’s like to do things as a girl. It was a great message for her.

Free Days. The venues below have free general admission. Special exhibits may have an additional cost.

  • Tuesday, February 3 – Botanic Gardens at Chatfield and Children’s Museum of Denver (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • Friday, February 6 – Denver Zoo and Four Mile Historic Park
  • Saturday, February 7 – Denver Art Museum and Denver Zoo

Denver Museum of Nature & Science Girl’s Day. Saturday, February 7 the Denver Museum of Nature & Science celebrate girls in science with a special event. Meet women scientists and experience the many diverse opportunities a future in science, technology, engineering, art, and math.

McDonalds Lovin’. McDonalds announced via commercial during the superbowl that McDonalds will be randomly selecting guests to pay for their food with high fives, hugs, dancing and calling home to mom. (I guess I’ll know what’s happening if my son calls me and says he loves me unprompted).

Chick-Fil-A Coffee. Chick Fil A invites you to Come in anytime between February 2 – 28 for a complimentary 12-oz Hot Coffee or 16-oz Iced Coffee all day, everyday.

Yogurtland. Yogurtland celebrates Free Yogurt Day with free yogurt along with toppings on Monday, February 2 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

I Heart Free Fridays in Cherry Creek North. Cherry Creek North has some fun and FREE things planned over the next couple Fridays including:

  • NFL player Zane Beadles Visits: Former Offensive Lineman for the Denver Broncos [currently with Jacksonville Jaguars] on Mon., February 9th 11am-noon, Zane Beadles will visit the Library to create Valentine cards, decorate Valentine cookies, and read a story for children. See attached flyer for details.
  • Valentine’s Day heART walk: Sat., Feb. 14th 20 local artisans and Cherry Creek North galleries will host an art walk starting at noon. Lovers can sip, stroll,  and see the art throughout Cherry Creek North. Complimentary heart healthy red wine and walking guide provided. 

 

Lift Ticket Deals. When you visit a Smashburger purchase an Entrée and a Drink get a two-for-one certificate for Winter Park. Fill up (10 gallons or more) at a Shell gas station you can get a coupon good for a buy one get one free ticket at Winter Park, Copper, Loveland and more. Liftopia has some of the best deals for skiing on Super Bowl Sunday! Plus, since most of the lifts stop at 4 p.m. you can make it back in time for the big game.

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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.