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

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

Denver FREE Days

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Denver Deal: Free Days, Starbucks, Beauty Brands and Butterflies

Do your kids have a favorite shirt or outfit? You know, the one that they seem to get dressed in all.the.time. Like, every single time you tell them to change or get dressed they end up in that same shirt. I would nag them to go change that this was something like the 10 millionth time that I have seen them in this shirt (and  that I’m fairly certain it had not been washed that much). It was just brought to my attention (by my kids no less) that apparently I have a favorite shirt. Yes, the same “repeater infraction.” But…but…but. I love it! It is the Gobi Shirt from White Sierra. (I also think they meant to spell it as Gobi Desert shirt – but on the website it is listed as Dessert (which is does feel as awesome as sweets – so maybe it was an intentional Freudian Slip). I love that there is a little pocket tucked in the side of it and it is so lightweight and whisks off sweat I can wear it hiking or looks good enough to go out or just chilling at home.

FREE Days: Saturday, August 1 get free admission to the Denver Art Museum and History Colorado Center and on Sunday, August 2 go to the Denver Firefighter’s Museum and Mizel Museum for free. Then celebrate Colorado’s Birthday with free admission to state parks on Monday August 3 and on August 4, free admission to the Botanic Gardens at Chatfield. For more details, go here.

The Melt Grand Opening: The Melt introduces their cheesy awesomeness at their newest location at Park Meadows Dining Hall. While the location opens on Friday, August 14th MileHighMamas readers can get free food on Aug. 13 from 11:00 to 2:00 p.m. using the password: Burger Lover.

Starbucks Treat Receipt. Starbucks Treat Receipt promotion is back! Bring your receipt for your morning Starbucks Fix to get a Cold Grande Beverage (after 2 p.m.) for just $2.50.

Panarathon!  Run Hunger Out of Town. Panera Bread is proud to present the 9th Annual WestminsterPanerathon 5K & 10K to Fight Hunger. All proceeds benefit Food Bank of the Rockies. For every $1.00 raised, FBR will provide 4 meals to people in need in our community. Kids! Join us for the FREE Panera Kids Fun Run, an out-and-back DASH (approximately 1/8 mile) for aspiring Panerathon-ers 12 years and younger. 7:45 a.m. Free Kids Fun Run, 8:00 a.m. 5K & 10K start. http://panerathon.com/

Butterfly Pavillion Celebrates. National Kids Day is just around the corner! To encourage adults to spend more meaningful and quality time with their children, National Kids Day was created in 1994 by KidsPeace. Butterfly Pavilion is supporting this unofficial national holiday by offering all children $4 admission, August 3rd, for National Kids Day!  What better way to spend quality time with your kids then by learning together! Plus don’t forget Father-in-law Day! There is a Mother’s, a Father’s Day, why not a Father-in-law Day?  Show your father-in-law how much he means to you. Bring him to Butterfly Pavilion on the 30thand get $3 off his admission price!

Beauty Brands Liter Sale. I usually grab the stuff at WalMart or Target to wash my hair – but when you have a liter sale where the really expensive good stuff at Beauty Brands where a liter is just $13.99 plus a $3.50 off coupon – I might as well get the more expensive hair shampoo and conditioner!

Ricki and the Flash FREE MOVIE: Meryl Streep takes on a whole new gig (and stars next to her real-life daughter), as hard-rocking guitar heroine in ‪#‎RickiAndTheFlash‬. Visit:http://www.sonyscreenings.com/MHMRicki to download an admit-two pass to the Denver screening on August 4th. In theaters everywhere August 7th! (Seats arent’ guaranteed and you should plan to get to the theater at least a 1/2 hour before show time – even if you have a ticket).

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 Deals: Starbucks, Mad Greens, Vail and More

I am a fourth generation Colorado native. I am very proud of that fact. I am even more proud when the ideals of our politicians match my personal ideas. I saw that in action this last week when Gov. John Hickenlooper along with the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation challenged Colorado schools, businesses and individuals to collectively perform 10,000 random acts of kindness. The six-month challenge kicked off at Gov. Hickenlooper’s inauguration and culminates at the Biennial of the Americas event in Denver on July. What can you do?Give, receive or witness an act of kindness. Post your photos, videos and stories using #StateOfKind on Twitter, Vine, Facebook or Instagram. Or email them to Glinda@randomactsofkindness.org with the subject line: #StateofKind.

FREE Salad at Mad Greens Westminster. In celebration of their newest location, Mad Greens will have free salads for anyone who shows up at their new location at 120th and Huron on Tuesday, April 28 between 10:30 and 8:30 p.m. The salad can also have chicken added and a free drink.

Starbucks. Starbucks is once again having Happy Hour with Frappuccinos! Nothing could make my teenage kids happier. May 1 (This Friday) through May 10 Starbucks will offer their cold blended beverages for half price between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

King Soopers. King Soopers offers a Free Friday item. If you sign up for King Soopers coupons – you can download a chosen free item each Friday. Items in the past have included Lindt Chocolate Stick, Lipton sparking iced tea, power bars and yogurts. All it takes if for you to click “download to my card” then when you check out they take the entire purchase price of that item off your bill. Also while you are at KingSoopers.com (or the KingSoopers app) you can download manufacturer coupons (so you don’t have to cut and carry them) right onto your card.

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.

  • The Newman Center at the University of Denver has a mothers day 2 for 1 Special for their final performance of the year.
  • Friday, May 1 Four Mile Historic Park admission will be free.
  • Colorado Railroad Museum offers free admission this Saturday, May 2.
  • Sunday, May 3 is free admission at the Mizel Museum of Jewish Art and culture.
  • Tuesday, May 5 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. is free at the Children’s Museum of Denver (compliments of Target)
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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Love Letter To My Coffee Mug

I like going to Starbucks and watching as people get their coffee. They don’t usually take a sip first. I’ve noticed they sort of “hug” their coffee. They wrap their hands around it. They may “fix it” with creamer, sugar or even just a sleeve. I find I do the same thing when I drink coffee. I am really not sure if it is the warm drink on a cold morning or if it really is the taste of coffee (although I really like mine with creamer and sugar). Somehow, my coffee tastes better when it is in a particular mug.

I have this one Starbucks mug I got from Vail. It is one from the Starbuck’s new You Are Here Collection. I want my mug to be just the right size. It can’t be too small – because then I have to get up and run to the coffee pot too often. It can’t be too big that the coffee gets cold by the time that I get to the bottom of the mug. I wrap my hands around it so that my fingers stay warm. I don’t want it to feel like my hands are simply clasped together nor do I want to feel like I put on Mickey Mouse gloves and am trying to hang on by my palms afraid that it will slip and spill all over.

I once described my coffee paradise to a friend. You know, when the mug is the right size that when you take that first giant sip and your mug is big enough that  you can kind of tune out the rest of the world and all you see is an ocean of coffee. It is your own personal 4″ of paradise.

Yes, I love my coffee mug almost as much as I love what is in it.

Do you have a favorite coffee mug? Why is it so great? Do you feel like peering in to it is a coffee oasis?

Denver Deal: Rocky Mountain Sitters, Tykester, Ski Deals and More

Nothing makes me feel happier than knowing that I help other moms get a great deal. Honestly, there is a ton to do in Denver that is pretty cheap (inexpensive for those of you who find offense in the word cheap) or even for FREE. And surprisingly there are fun things that aren’t too expensive in the mountains too! The kids and I will be heading up to Breckenridge this weekend for the Snow Sculpture Championships. Teams come from all over the globe to shape giant blocks of snow into amazing sculptures. The sculptures are FREE to view and it is a fun field trip for the family to visit one of the coolest little towns we have in Colorado. When we are there we can also ride the gondola for FREE and see other parts of the mountain!

Rocky Mountain Sitters. Are you looking for reliable, college-educated babysitters or nannies? Rocky Mountain Sitters provides families with kind, experienced caregivers who have been personally interviewed and background checked. If you want to ensure your babysitter has a passion for working with children, try out Rocky Mountain Sitters. Mile High Mamas is offering an exclusive discount: Use the promo code “RMS” for your first month free! http://www.rockymountainsitters.com/

Tykester. Do you hate being away from your young kids? Tykester is a newly-launched FREE app that is a super easy and fun way for childcare providers and parents to stay connected.Parents get real-time updates on their children, instead of waiting for a paper daily sheet or a conversation when they arrive to pick them up.The best news is Tykester isn’t just for working moms with kids in daycare and users run the gambit—from grandparents, aunts and uncles to deployed military to weekend babysitters to truly anyone who wants to get updates about your child. Tykester is also doing a giveaway for a $100 VISA gift card for anyone who downloads the free app.http://www.milehighmamas.com/blog/2015/01/13/app-parents-kids/

Cinderella at the Denver Center. February 3 before the show Cinderella at the Denver Center. Ticketed guests can take advantage of fun kids events in the lobby (starting at 6 p.m.) and participate in the Q&A after the 7 p.m. show. In addition, with the purchase of each adult entrée, kids receive one free kids’ meal off of the kids’ menu at Hard Rock Cafe. Dinner reservations: 303.623.3191

Winter on the Mountain at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park. Winter brings dazzling lights and magical adventures as Glenwood Caverns
Adventure Park turns into a winter wonderland full of fun. Enjoy 500,000 lights adorning the park, one of the largest holiday light displays in Western Colorado! Also, for the first time both the Soaring Eagle Zip Ride and the Alpine Coaster will be lighted for evening rides. And there is holiday lighting inside the King’s Row cave section, making the tour even more colorful. Get 50% off using Mile High Mamas’ Winter Funday Pass MHMAMA14. http://glenwoodcaverns.com/park-tickets-hours.html

Starbucks. The Starbucks “treat receipt” is back. They are now offering a yummy pastry for just $1 when you bring that morning’s receipt back to a Starbucks after 2 p.m. (Through Monday, February 2).

Give Kids A Smile Day. Dental offices across Colorado join forces on February 6 to Give Kids A Smile. Kids have to be under 17 years old, your family must be low income and not have dental insurance, you must get your own transportation and arrive to your appointment on time. Visit the Colorado Dental website at http://www.cdaonline.org/gkaspatient for more information.

Ski Deals. January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month. Make sure to check out our round-up of deals. Also the deadline for the 5th and 6th grade passport from Colorado Ski Country deadline is January 31.

Grand Adventures. Grand Adventures is a Snowmobile Tour and Rental Company with the only tour in Grand County to the top of the Continental Divide up 12,000 ft!Go with a guide or get maps and explore on your own. They have 4 locations to choose from all with a variety of terrain for beginner to advanced riders. Try out our location in Grand Lake, The Snowmobile Capital Of Colorado and drive your snowmobile to local restaurants and shops. Great for all ages and abilities – super fun with the kids! http://www.grandadventures.com (970) 726-9247

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.

Avalanche Family Night. Want something fun to do for the whole family at a discount? Try going to anAvalanche hockey game during a Family Night. For just $119 you get four tickets, four Pepsi’s, and four meals. The next one is January 30.

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