Thursday, December 31, 2009

Pretty lips for 2010 - for FREE!

Go here to grab a free lipgloss palette - even s/h is free - no cc number is required, just fabulous Bed Head lipgloss for you!

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

I am so not here, BUT -

RED ALERT!! I just glanced at the weekly grocery circulars, and Albertsons has b/s Chicken Breasts for $1.57 lb!! Stock up at that price!

(and I now return to my previously scheduled vacation.)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Happy Holidays!!

Hey Dealers - Think I am going to take a few days off (which means :::gasp::: skipping a Weekender - sorry) and be with The Hub and the Puffeh Doggeh and just enjoy my family for Christmas. It costs nothing and it is the best gift I could ask for.

OK, so the Hub and I might make it to Randolph's for $0.67 Martinis. ;)
Then again, I might just shake up a batch at home and stay in with my boys watching the snow fall from The Tree House patio sliders...
Silent night, Holy night.... indeed.

Be safe and Happy Holidays!

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Grocery Circular Highlights

Ok, I am awful about doing these, I admit it. But I thought a little mention of some holiday deals was in order so here it goes:

Safeway:
$0.89 - lb - half or whole bone-in Shank Ham (limit 2)
$1.99 - lb - whole boneless Pork Loins
(they have a selection of roasts and hams on sale - but these two really stood out to me)
$0.99 - 25oz Perrier sparkling water
$0.99 - each for 4 (must by 4 to get price, limit 20) Kelloggs Corn Flakes
$1.00 - for two - 16 oz Imperial Spread

Albertsons:
$10.00 - for 4 (when you buy 4) Coke or Pepsi 12 packs
$4.88 - lb large end Beef Rib Roast
50% off - McCormick Spices
$0.77 - each Pic Sweet frozen veggies
$2.49 - lb - Beef Roasts - Eye of Round, Top Round, Sirloin Tip, or Chuck, Bottom Round
$0.99 - lb- Honeysuckle fresh Turkeys
BOGO free - Honeysuckle frozen Turkeys
$1.99 - lb - Pork Loin
$0.99 - lb - Pork Picnic Roasts
(Visit their butcher for recipe ideas for each of their featured "12 roasts of Christmas")

King Soopers:
$0.99 - lb - Shank portion bone in Ham
$0.99 - lb - Pork Shoulder Roast (whole, front and shank sold bagged)
$10.00 - for 2 - Lobster Tails (best price I saw this week)
$0.88 -each Kroger frozen Veggies
$2.99 - Red Baron Frozen Pizzas
$3.00 - for 2 - Kroger Cheese blocks, shreds, or deli slices
$5.99 - Dunkin Donuts coffee (this is a pretty good price, better if you have a coupon lying around - but The Hub loves this coffee)
$0.77 - each large Avocados
$2.99 - Cashews, Almonds, or Roasted Cinnamon Almonds (120z-16oz packages)

Confused by Beef or Pork meat cuts? Try these websites:
Pork Cuts - Selection and Preparation
Beef Cuts -Selection and Preparation

SF Market Double Ad Wednesday Preview

Ok, so last week we had lots of great deals at Sunflower - but what about this week?

Wellllll - there's some good produce prices, as always:

$0.29 - lb Winter Squash Varieties (acorn, butternut, spaghetti)
$0.88 - each Bunched Greens (collard, mustard, kale, turnip)
$1.00 - for 2 lbs Carrots
$1.00 - for 2 bunches of Radishes, Green Onions, Cilantro, Parsley
$1.99 - 10 lb bag of Russet Potatoes or 5 lb bag of Yellow Onions
$0.88 - lb assorted Apple Varieties
$4.99 - lb pistachios in the shell


See both ads here and shop tomorrow to take advantage of the sales from both weeks' ads.

Tweets for treats?

Hey there Dealers - check this out from Little India on Twitter:

@LittleIndiaCO: Mention Twitter @ Little India today to receive a FREE appetizer!! http://bit.ly/5bef2q

Fess up, still shopping?

This sounds like a fun way to grab some unique last minute gifts:

If you are still searching for that unique and locally-made gift for someone on your list, here is your solution!! PROCRASTINATORS HOLIDAY MARKET DATE: Tuesday, December 22 PLACE: Shazz, 4262 Lowell Blvd.
TIME: 6-9 PM
Come sample apps provided by Shazz, enjoy a glass of wine (on special; full cash bar available), and grab a gift made by:
-A Chocolate Nation (delicious, hand-crafted chocolates)
-Lauryn Esther Studio
-Kathryn Jones
-Flylines Cards
-J. Matthew Photography
-Kim Shaw Designs
and other local artists...
These are some awesome local products!! Make someone's Christmas special with a one-of-a-kind gift and try out the great food of a local restaurant with fabulous organic and local food.

Monday, December 21, 2009

Last minute gift ideas?

Amazon is doing a $5.00 magazine subscription sale today that includes some great ones.
Check out the selection here.

Free Mini Cheeseburgers At Mortons!

I love cheeseburgers... Seriously, if you have to break bad news to me, just hand me a cheeseburger right after doing it and I will be fine. So Morton’s The Steakhouse is pretty much tops on my list today, for offering FREE mini Prime Cheeseburgers in the bar from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Monday, December 21. Both the downtown location at 1710 Wynkoop st, and the DTC lcation at 8480 E. Belleview Ave are celebrating Morton’s 31st anniversary with the free burgers this evening. mmmm, burrrrgers.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Hot Tip/Stolen Moment - Cheap and cool ideas for kids

This article from the Washington Post has some great ideas for inexpensive gifts for the little ones in your life. (Thanks Karenbird for pointing it out!)

Weekender

Um, how is it now just one week until Christmas? Where did 2009 go!?

I am proud to say that I will NOT be forced by my own procrastination to go shopping for last minute gifts this year - I am finished with all of my shopping.
So what's an unexpectedly prepared girl to do with her last weekend before Christmas?


Here are a few ideas:


12/18- The free holiday tours of the Governor's Mansion wrap up today, with tours running from 10am-2pm. Take a sneak peak and get more information here.
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12/19-12/20 - Shopping Downtown this weekend? Keep your eyes peeled as Denver Pavilions "elves" will be randomly passing out gift cards this weekend. You could be the lucky winner of the $100 SHOPPING SPREE. All of the Gift Cards will be loaded with a little something, but one lucky winner will receive a gift card worth $100!! (I am not saying to stalk the "elves" - but keep an eye out!) There will also be holiday musical performances and merriment galore to keep you shopping away! Website.
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12/18-1/3 - (ongoing) it is time to celebrate Winter Break at the Denver Art Museum for the kiddos! With free admission for those under 18 and special programing for the younger set - weekends or weekdays are great for sneaking in a little "edu-tainment" while school breaks are in full swing. Info here.
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12/19 - stuck in a wrapping rut? Need help putting personal little touches on your holiday gifts? Well this Saturday at Michaels stores, you can get it! From 1-3 and all locations you can try your hand at making tags and embellishments using inkadinkado stamp products. Visit the website for more info.
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12/19 - Itchin' to get junior out of the house AND need a last minute gift idea for fido? Well - two birds, one stone, etc etc... sign up here for the kiddos to participate in Saturday's Build and Grow clinic at Lowes, where they can make a free doggie treat holder!
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12/19-12/20 - And where to eat with the family when you are out and about this weekend? Why Qdoba, of course, where kids eat free at participating locations this weekend! One free kids meal from their new nutritious kids' menu for each adult entree purchased - valid for children 12 or under. Check here to see if your favorite location is participating.
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A question for you, Dealers - a topic near and dear to my heart, that becomes a regular lifeline during the stressful holiday season, imo: Where is your favorite Happy Hour?
My big plans for the weekend consist of finding a great one to attend this evening, and I would love to branch out. I have been perusing this list - but I find myself overwhelmed with option anxiety, so you guide me. Tell us about your faves in the comments! (Seriously - that "comment" button - I dislike dusting the cobwebs off of it - it makes a blogger sad.)

Happy Weekend, Dealers!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

5280 for a great price!

Right now you can get 5280 for a year for just $10.00!
Great gift for Denver area folks, newbies or natives!
Click here to order.
ETA - Linky no worky.. follow directions from the fabulous Dealer in the comments below.

SF Market Double Ad Wednesday Highlights

Wednesday already....

I don't know about anybody else, but I kind of NEED the holiday vacation days to arrive. It seems like I am screwing everything up and I can only assume it is because I need a break. (Then again, you know what they say about assuming - and I don't need one more way to make an "ass out of me".. and I feel like we should leave "u" out of it.)

Anyway, let's look at SF Market's Double Ad Wednesday deals, shall we?

Remember last week, they had the fabulous price on b/s chicken breasts along with these other great prices.

And this week?
$3.97 - lb - Large Raw EZ Peel Shrimp
$0.67 - for a 5 lb bag of Russet Potatoes!!! (Not a typo, NOT "per lb")
$0.77 - lb fresh Green Beans, Bunched Broccoli, Italian, Yellow, or Mexican Grey Squash
$0.77 - each Hass Avocados or Tropical Mangoes
$0.99 - boxes 25 bag count assorted SF Market Teas
$1.49 - 16 oz packages of Darigold butter

See all the deals from both ads here.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Now THAT is a cheap drink!

From Twitter, evidently 995 the Mountain announced this on the air today too:

This is not a typo: Martinis for $0.67 at @WarwickDenver for the rest of the month “

Whoa.

ETA: Here is more scoop on this deal from the Denver Post. (Did ya know the Warwick used to be our Playboy Club? Swingin' Denver, Yeah baby...)

Monday, December 14, 2009

Stone Cold Birthday love...

A reminder about birthday ice cream, from one of our best DiD tipsters, Tena:

"Here's a great freebie ... Go to Cold Stone Creamery's website, sign up for the birthday club, and get free ice cream (plus mix ins!) for your birthday. Once you are signed up you can add everyone in your family's birthdays to your account and they will get free ice cream too. "Sweet" deal, huh? Hahaha. I crack myself up."

Bet ya didn't think I would quote you exactly, eh? Too bad, because you are too too cute for words!
Thanks for the tips, keep em coming!

Friday, December 11, 2009

Weekender

Listen - do you hear that? The collective sigh of Denverites young and old breathing a sigh of collective relief; the weekend is here! Some need the weekend for holiday running around, to finally catch up on all of those errands, and some need to hide from all that stuff for a while - either way, BRING IT ON!

So, what's fun and frugal along the Front Range this weekend?

12/11 - Are you a student? Have a Student ID? Or a parent looking for something different to do WITH you student? Check out Fridays Free at the MCA! Free admission for anyone with a valid student ID from 10am - 10pm every Friday until the end of the year. Check out their website for info on current exhibits.
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*ADDED*12/12 - Hammonds Candies is hosting their annual Candy Cane Festival this Saturday from 9am to 5pm at their factory - 5735 N Washington street in Denver (near 58th and I-25). Santa and the Mrs. will be there, and you and the family can decorate cookies, have your faces painted, listen to stories, and take a trolley ride! While you are there, take a tour of the factory and watch the candy canes and other hard candy being made! Here is the Hammond's website.
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12/12 - Do you have a fever that can only be cured with Choir Music? Well get yourself down to The Pavillions on Saturday and enjoy the Premier performance of the Powderhorn Choir as they carole and stroll through the Pavillions starting at noon. Then stake out a spot to sit down near Forever 21 at 2pm when the Rocky Mountain Children's Choir will perform a free concert. All the info you need is here. I can already Hear the Sledges With The Bells, can't you?
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12/12 - Kiddo got a craft itch you're lookin' to scratch? Lowes is having a Build and Grow clinic this Saturday that features wooden Christmas ornaments. Clinics are from 10am - 11am and you must pre register here.
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12/12 - If you are thinking of a softer, kinder craft, then Michael's workshop featuring a ribbon bookmark with Jewlery Essentials accents might be more your speed (or do both, this runs from 1pm-3pm) - get details here.
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12/12 - Feeling girly? Or maybe you feel like getting a boost in the beauty department. Either way, drop by Headlines Salon in Wash Park this weekend (Alameda and Downing) for their Holiday Open House. Meet their AVEDA staff, grab a little holiday treat, get a FREE mini-treatment or makeup touch-up, and register to win prizes, also stock up on any Aveda product you use because it is going to be 10% off, and you get a free goodie bag with every purchase!
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12/12 - If you aren't on Holiday fun overload yet, then head over to the Northglenn Marketplace (or as my family refers to it "you know that shopping center where the Northglenn Mall was?" - Showing our age, aren't we?) They are doing free hayrides (The former Girl Scout in me SQUEEEES with glee at the idea of a hay ride) every 15 minutes from Noon to 2pm, and Santa will be on board for picture ops and list checking as well!! (What a cool way to go see Santa, huh?) It's all free!
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12/13 - If you aren't crying Holiday UNCLE yet, then head over to the DU campus at 3pm on Sunday for a truly unique concert performance as carillonneur Carol Jickling Lens plays the University’s Williams Carillon, housed in the Ritche Center's Williams tower! This is campus holiday tradition is an outdoor affair, with the prime listening area being located between the Williams Tower and Stapleton Tennis Pavilion. Parking is free in Lot 103 at Buchtel Boulevard and High Street and Lot 108 at South Josephine and Buchtel Boulevard!


What else is fun and frugal around town this weekend, Dealers? Testify below, so we all know.
Happy Weekend!

Need some portable Holiday Spirit?

If you are like everyone else on the planet but me, you have iTunes on your computer (not so much needed for my awesome Big Lots speical MP3 player..)

So you can go here and download a holiday sampler item for free and enjoy the sounds of the season as crooned by favorites from David Archuleta to Weezer (and so many in between.)

Fa-la la -la la, and mistletoe and kisses for pretty girls and whatever else the holidays bring...
Weekender will be up soon, Dealers.
Happy listening.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Moms- Car Seat Review and Giveaway!

So over at Two Of A Kind, Workin' On a Full House, they just did a great review on the Safety 1st Air Protect Car Seat and it looks like a great product!! Head over and read their review, and then enter to win one. This is one safe carseat, using controled air to protect your precious passengers from side impact crashes in a whole new way. (and what could be a better deal then possibly winning one!)

Restaurant.com 80% off code

Restaurant.com is 80% off through Dec 14 when you use online coupon code SHARE (get $25 gift certificates for $3.00). I know, I know, they have a lot of restrictions, but if you really think about most of them, it is stuff you would do anyway.. and 3 bucks for a $25.00 off coupon, even if you have to spend $35.00 or something? That is a good deal for dinner.
Plus, it is a great incentive to try places you haven't... We got one for Caveau recently, and now it is one of our faves!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Grocery Circular Highlights

So the Hub informed me this week that Safeway has vowed to lower everyday prices on things, and that he actually noticed when he was in the store - things seemed more reasonable. Anyone else noticing a difference? (The ad they sent out with examples seems to indicate they are coming in to line with King Soopers prices on some staple items - some "new" prices still seem high to me...) Do tell - I am uber curious!

Meanwhile, what great deals are there to be had from this week's circulars?

Safeway:
$0.88 - lb Pork Shoulder Blade Roasts
$1.69 - lb Beef Chuck Pot Roast
$0.99 - Luccerne Shredded or Chunk Cheeses (limit 3) See here for great info on freezing extra cheese (it's a great price, folks!)
$0.39 - lb Bananas
$1.99 - lb - b/s Chicken Tenders (It isn't as good as SF Market, but if you aren't heading there for anything else, this would get you through, not sure I would stock up at this price after the prices we have been seeing though)
Store Brand Milk = $1.99 a gallon this week at Safeway

Albertsons:
Keeps on Keepin' on with the "New Look" celebration for the 323 S. Broadway location, so if you are going to shop there, grab the coupons off the front of the circular (if you plan to spend at least $50.00)
$3.77 - each portions of Atlantic Salmon (doesn't say how big "portions" are, so this is iffy)
$3.99 - lb Medium Raw Shrimp
$0.99 - lb Pork Picnic Roast
$1.99 - lb 5 lb bag of Red Delicious Apples (limit 2, with coupon on circular)
$1.47 - lbs Albertsons Butter
-Also, if you buy 4 participating Betty Crocker items (and there is a great selection) for $6.00, you get a FREE lb of Albertsons butter.. great if you have some baking to do (I hear a GIANT cookie exchange this weekend calling my name!)
Store Brand Milk = $1.99 a gallon this week at Albertsons

King Soopers:
$1.47 - lb mixed bone in Pork Chops (this isn't bad.. gets better occasionally)
$.299 - lb Boneless Pork Tenderloin
$0.88 - Brawny Paper Towels, 4 pk Angel Soft TP
$0.88 - each 2 liters of Pepsi (must buy 6)
Get a FREE gallon of milk when you buy 3 participating Kellogg's Cereal/Keebler Cookies or Crackers
$1.00 - Red, Orange or Yellow Bell Peppers, or English cucumbers
$0.88 - lb Assorted Winter Squash
$0.88 - each Eggplants
BYGO - Knudsen Natural Sparkling Juices

If I missed anything in the adds that is a great deal, let me know.. happy shopping!

SF Market Double Ad Wednesday Preview

Geez, tomorrow is Wednesday already? Wednesday December 9th, ALREADY!?
Crazy - right?
Anyway, that means that tomorrow is your last day to take advantage of last week's deals at Sunflower Market, as well as your first day to snap up these beauties:

$1.77 - lb b/s Chicken Breast. (Let the Chicken Hording continue!!)
$1.99 - lb Pork Shoulder Roast
$1.00 - for 5 Red Grapefruits, or 3 Lemons, or 5 Limes
$0.29 - each Cucumbers
$1.97 - 2lb bag of Clementines
$0.77 - lb Tangelos or Oranges
$1.00 - for 2 Green Peppers
$.88 - lb Winter Squash Varieties

See both ads here

Fly Fusion pentop computer for CHEAP

Go here - Fly Fusion pentop computer for $9.99, regular $79.99!

ETA - Never mind, and if you see them for cheap anyplace else, skip it.. They discontinued the ink refills, so it is like disposable pen. Junk disguised as good deal = huge shaft.

Ick.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Weekender

WOO HOO Weekend! Hey Dealers, the weekend is finally upon us again! (Doesn't the week after a long weekend always feel like FORE-EV-AHHH?

So, what's up around town this weekend?

12/4 & 12/5 -Let's face it, the BIG fun and frugal event of the holiday season is the Parade of Lights, which snakes through Downtown twice this weekend, Friday starting at 8pm and Saturday at 6. This was one of my favorite things to do with my family when I was just a wee little Dealer searching for fun and free family frolics with my folks. It is going to be a chilly one, so bundle the kids up like Ralphie's little brother and head downtown to watch their eyes light up as the city does too.
Sponsored by 9 news, lots of great information is available on their website here.
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12/4 -It's First Friday in the arts districts around town, and there are so many great walks in unique and interesting neighborhoods.
Pick a new 'hood each First Friday:
Golden Triangle
Tennyson Street Cultural District
River North Art District
ArtDistrict On Santa Fe
Cherry Creek North
Belmar
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12/5 - Leave it to The Waldorf School in Cherry Creek to bundle all the holiday joy you and the family could ask for into one fabulous Holiday Fair and be so organized about it that nothing is missing. (See the website if you don't believe me)
This Saturday the school hosts the Holiday Fair, with free admission, lots of shopping, all kinds of activities for the family and the kiddos (you can even get your holiday portraits done there!) They will have music and and puppet shows and holiday magic galore. If it is all too much for your little one, you can stop off in the quiet room and decompress. AND, as you leave, you can even buy your Christmas tree and get it strapped to the roof of the front-wheel-drive sleigh!
:::dusting off hands:::
Voila, Christmas magic overload, all in one day.
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12/5 - This Saturday is a Free First Saturday (thanks to Target for sponsoring!) at the Denver Art Museum. General Admission to the Museum is free with tickets available beginning at 10am.
For details go here.
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12/4 & 12/5 - Fancy Tiger Crafts store is hosting their "Holiday Handmade" gift fair this Friday from 6pm-9pm and Saturday 10am - 4pm at the fabulous South Broadway Christian Church (23 Lincoln St.) - which is incidently a beautiful church with a congragation that strives to truly be a blessing and resource to the neighborhood in which it is located - but I digress. There will be 60 local vendors participating. Take a look at the list and get more info here.
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12-5 & 12/6- Looking for a holiday gift that packs real giving power? Something unique, special, a truly from the heart? From 9am - 2pm on Saturday and Sunday, The Women's' Bean Project is hosting their annual holiday shopping fair. Stock up on all of their delicious Soup Mixes, Dips, Salsa Mixes, Teas, Cookies, and other goodies AND this year check out their newly launched jewelry line as well! See their website for more information about this amazing Denver organization, and check out the fair! The Women's' Bean Project is located at 3201 Curtis St. in Denver.


So what are your fun and frugal plans this Chilly weekend? Shout 'em out below so other Dealers know!
Happy Weekend!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Grocery Circular Highlights

Ahhh, grocery shopping... one of my favorite activities of all time (no, serious - I am kind of a freak like that. I think it has to do with being near all that beautiful food.)
What do our major grocery chains have to offer this week?

Albertsons:
First of all, did you know that Albertsons will take all competitors coupons? Not just Kings and Safeway either! Sunflower, Walmart, Sprouts (eh?) and Whole Paycheck (er, "Whole Foods").. So those cantalinas that spit out at you at your local fave? Be sure to give them at least a passing glance if you are in Albertsons.
Also this week:
If you are shopping the Alameda and Broadway location:
$1.99 - lb Top Sirloin Steaks
$2.99 - each portions of Atlantic Farm Raised Salmon (that is a stock up price, kids - if you aren't anti farm raised.. and I am SO not)
$0.39 - lb Dole Bananas
$0.88 - Albertsons Bread
All Stores:
$1.77 - lb b/s Chicken Breasts (I am loving the great prices on b/s chicken breast - this is $0.10 more than Sunflower last week, but still good.. but don't get used to it, these things are fleeting!)
$0.97 - lb Family Pack Assorted Loin Pork Chops
(if you want center cut, those are on sale for $3.99 lb bone-in or $4.99 lb boneless)
There is a 10 for $10.00 sale in the produce section, including Mangoes, Avocados(Safeway is better), Bell Peppers (all colors), 2 lb bags of Carrots and other veggies.

King Soopers:
$1.00 - 2 cans of Kroger Broth - (beef, chicken or veggie)
$2.99 - 8 lb bag of Russet potatoes
$3.00 - 2 Pomegranates
KS is also having an Apple Sale, with all types on sale and a "sweet to tart meter" on the back page of their circular so you can figure out which Apple meets your fruity needs.

Safeway:
$1.88 lb - Beef Cross Rib Roast (boneless)
$0.77 - Hass Avocados
$0.99 - 3 lbs Navel Oranges
$3.00 - 2 Pomegranates (good price lots of places - hooray!)


Don't pay more than $1.99 a gallon for your milk this week, and look for hard and soft squash to be no more than $1.00 an lb (if you don't see it for that, head to the next store, it will be!)

Making Downtown shopping a bit more Merry.

This from the Pavillions:


3 CONVENIENT Reasons to Shop at the Denver Pavilions this Holiday Season:

-FREE Gift Wrapping: Drop your packages at PostNet (Level 1, South Plaza), present your receipts from any Denver Pavilions merchant, and we'll gift wrap your items FREE. Details at DenverPavilions.com
-FREE Dinner and a Movie: Spend $250 and receive a FREE $25 gift card to the Hard Rock Café, Lucky Strike Lanes, Maggiano's Little Italy or Corner Bakery (you choose) and a movie pass to United Artists Theatres at Denver Pavilions. Details at DenverPavilions.com.
-ALMOST FREE Parking: Through December 31, 2009, parking at the Denver Pavilions is only $2.00 on weekends and weeknights after 5pm with a validated ticket from a Denver Pavilions merchant.


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Woops, look who is slackin' (SF Market deals)

Sorry all - I've been slackin'... I had to take to the bed with my puffeh little Potter-dog to ward off the horrid chill yesterday, and I totally missed Double Ad Wednesday at Sunflower. Oh well, the last ad's prices had been in effect for two weeks anyhoo - so IN WITH THE NEW!
What's on sale this week at SF?

In what should have been called "Sale After Keri's Own Heart" - SF is holding a Beef Roast Celebration (that is totally worthy of bold print) this week!
Rump, Cross Rib, Top Round, Chuck, Sirloin Tip, and Eye of Round are all BYGO free right now, giving you plenty of options to find the best cut and deal for your family.
If happen to be at the Colorado Blvd and Yale store and see a blond piling red meat into her cart, try not to judge - this is like an early Christmas present and I intend to stock the freezer with Roast Beast for cold winter nights to come!

What else is there?
$0.77 - 5.6 oz containers of Blackberries
$3.00 - for 2 Pomegranates (mmmm)
$0.25 - lbs of Russet Potatoes (although Kings can beat this many weeks) and Yellow Onions
$0.19 - each Kiwi fruit
$1.00 - for 3 Cucumbers
$0.88 - lb select Apple, Pear, and Orange Varieties.
$1.49 - lb - bulk sweetened banana chips (1 lb of banana chips is quite a bit!)
$1.99 - lb fresh chunky salsa from the SF deli (sooo tasty!)

Monday, November 30, 2009

Cyber Monday (Should you care to partake)

Here is a link to some good deals to be found this lovely Cyber Monday.

And Here is a link to the ways you should be protecting yourself as you shop online.

Happy Deal hunting!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

I Don't Really "do" Black Friday..

Ok, I admit it, though I LOVE a good deal (I mean really LOVE - as in "enough to blog about it" type love,) I can't bring myself to do the early morning or scary crowd that is Black Friday.
That being said, it doesn't seem right to skip over it here at DiD, so I pass the mic to you, Dealers.

Post the Black Friday deals you are most excited about, or other info that your fellow Dealers *should* be getting from me, but aren't in the comments section below.

Meanwhile, I leave you with this link to help you plot and navigate your way through the deals, should you be so inclined. I am sleeping in.

Happy Thanksgiving, Denver!

BOGO QDoba Coupon

Take a moment to enjoy lunch with your shopping buddy this weekend - use this coupon to get a meal free when you buy one.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Sports, anyone?

A Hot Tip from beautiful Bailey:

Facebook Sports Authority Deal - use this link to check it out, get 25% of your entire purchase, plus a free reusable shopping bag and $10.00 in "Sports Bucks."

Sunflower Double Ad Wednesday Preview

Ahhh, Thanksgiving. Groceries' big day to shine.
As always, Sunflower Market is here with fabulous deals to make sure we don't cook our goose when buying our turkey (so-to-speak.)

Last week's ad had some great buys including that cheap-o b/s chicken breast (yes, I know you will have leftover turkey for a while, but stock up for the freezer - you will be happy you did when the turkey is a memory and chicken breast is a rip off.)

And in what is kind of a bummer (no different ad overlapping for new sales) it appears that last week's ad is good through December 2nd. What does this mean? Well, it means you have plenty of time to horde chicken, I guess.

It also means I am pretty much done with this post, eh?

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Weekender

It's the weekend. or almost, anyway. I don't know about you, but I am already lost in making plans for it, though it is only Thursday now. Personally, I will be alloting a great deal of time to getting up our Christmas decorations, since I have several gatherings planned at The TreeHouse the week after Thanksgiving. Also, I believe The Hub and I will be checking out Caveau Wine Bar to make use of a GC we recieved. (YAY FREE DATE! )

Meanwhile, around town:

11/20- Thirty-three (and a half) years ago my parents got a real 2 for 1 special when the adoption agency called to tell them to come and meet Dr. Sissy and me, and it has been wacky family perfection ever since. So I am a big fan of celebrating National Adoption Day - and Greenwood Community Church is having a wonderful family-oriented event to mark the occasion this year. Full of activities for the kids, treats, and music, the free event runs from 6:30-8:30 pm. Get event and location info here.
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11/20-11/21 - Friends of the Jeffco Public Library is hosting the Holiday Whale of a Used Book Sale this Friday and Saturday from 10am to 4pm. Over 2,500 "best of the best" gently used books, videos and CDs will be for sale, as well as a great selection of gifts from the Friends Gift and Book Shop also located inside the library. Call (303) 275-2240 for more information.

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11/21- There is a Lowes Build and Grow clinic on Saturday, and this time around you and Jr can make a wooden snowman giftcard holder. The perfect handmade (and free) way to present a GC this season! Go here to pick a location and register.
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11/21 - Where to have lunch this Saturday? Wahoos Fish Tacos is turning 21! To celebrate, bring in this page on Nov 21st and receive a free meal.
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11/21 - It is time to start lighting up the town(s) for Christmas, and Boulder kicks things off this weekend with Switch On the Holidays on the Pearl Street Mall. Come out and help Santa throw the switch to illuminate the mall, enjoy a musical performance by FACE, and head on over to the ice rink at One Boulder Plaza for a free performance. It all starts at 5pm on Saturday. Additional details here.
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11/21 - Not near Boulder? Well Southlands is getting things glowing on Saturday as well, this from their website:
Join us for our annual Holiday Kickoff Celebration & Tree Lighting Ceremony Saturday, November 21st 6:00pm at Town Square.(Please note, due to the Parade, Main Street and Town Square parking will be restricted on Saturday. There will also be temporary street closures on Main Street and connecting thoroughfares.)
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11/21 - The Art Institute of Colorado and Saloman Snowboards host their first annual Backyard Bang Rail Jam this Saturday from 11am - 5 pm in the "backyard" of the Art Institute at 1200 Lincoln in Denver. The event is free and will feature music and food, and (of course) plenty of snowboarders "jamming the rails" in the competition.
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11/22 - Sunday is Fiesta Free Day at the Museum of Nature and Science! Load up the family and make a day of it! Get a rundown of activities here.

That's all for now - tell me what I missed that you are looking forward to - keep it fun and frugal, of course. Happy Weekend, Dealers!

Hot Tip on Mr Potatohead

This from the very deal-savvy Tena:

Toys R Us is having another doorbuster sale this weekend (Fri night/Sat morning) with Mr./Mrs. Potatohead for $3.99. I don't know that TRU takes coupons but Target does, so you could do price matching and use the $2 off coupon here to get a final price of $1.99.

Good Company, Free Meal.

Each third Thursday of the month, St Philip and St James Episcopal Church opens its doors to the community to host a free dinner at 6pm. The meal offers a chance to meet new people or catch up with old friends in your community and enjoy good food, good company, and gracious hosts. (No preaching etc, here folks - just a chance to connect.)
The Church is located at 2797 S. Lowell Blvd. Call 303-936-3922 for more information.

Stolen Moment, Honeybaked Ham Coupons!

Check out The Budget Mommy's post about great Honeybaked Ham coupons!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Because I miss Corner Bakery.

When I worked downtown I loved me some Corner Bakery for lunch. If you are lucky enough to have one near you, use this coupon to get a free bowl of soup with a salad or sandwich purchase.

Grocery Circular highlights

A few things very much worth mentioning in the grocery ads this week!


Albertsons:
Follow me here, because I usually don't approve of "if you spend a certain amount" kind of deals, but this one is worth it because of some other good deals available, imo...
$0.35 lb - Honeysuckle Turkeys - if you spend $25.00, limit 1.
$1.77 lb - b/s Chicken Breasts (10 cents more an lb than Sunflower, but if it gets you just to $25.00 for the turkey, it might be worth it.)
$1.49 lb - Assorted Pork Loin Chops
50% off McCormick Spices
$0.77 - PictSweet frozen veggies, 14-16 oz packages (limit 6)
$0.99 lb -Asparagus
$10.00 - for 4 12 packs of Coke products when you buy 4, limit 1 reward per transaction
Also, look for the Buy One Get TWO free coupon for Bar S Bacon on the front of the circular!

King Soopers:
$11.00 - for 4, 12 packs, mix and and match Pepsi, Coke, and 7Up products (when you buy 4)
$3.00 - for 2, Kroger cheeses - bars, shreds, or slices
$0.99 - lb Cooks Shank Portion Hams
$1.00 - for 2, Kroger Broth

Safeway:
eh, I am hard pressed to find anything REALLY exciting.. you tell me if I am wrong.

BTW - all the stores have at least 1 kind of turkey on sale for $0.99 lb, and if you are a Safeway shopper and you do spend 10 bucks there this week, you can get a Safeway brand turkey (up to 16lbs) for $5.88 - if you are going to shop there anyway.

Also, this from the lovely Tena:
"There is a coupon available at Couponsurfer.com for $2 off a butterball turkey. I know some grocery stores in the Denver area (Kings?) are having a sale on them this week."

Coffee break for you Downtowners this AM

From IKnowDenver twitter: If you're in Downtown Denver, head over to Denver Pavilions at 10:45 a.m.! Cocoa, carols, Mayor Hickenlooper & more!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Discounted tix to Mary Poppins -today only

Click here for discounted tickets to Mary Poppins at the DCPA - promotion runs through today only!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Screaming deal on great Tea

Hot tip from Flower05:

"Saw a screaming deal today at Whole Foods for your blog: $1 Celestial Seasonings Teas. They have tons of flavors to choose from. The sale goes until Wed."

Grocery Circular Highlights..

Ok, I am REALLY bad about doing circular highlights lately, but I would be the WORST Deal-pointer-outer (technical term, sorry) EVER if I didn't tell you about the following things I just found when I FINALLY cracked open this week's ads.


King Soopers:
$1.67 lb -B/S Chicken breasts *This is NOT a drill!! Stock up at this price, it is a GREAT one!*
$0.39 lb - Bananas
$0.88 - Avocados


Albertsons:
$1.88 lb - Bottom Round Roast
$5.00 - for 5 Fresh Express bagged salads
$0.88 - for 2 Bel-Monte canned Veggies


Safeway:
$1.88 lb - London Broil
$0.79 - Safeway Hot Dog Buns (Sat and Sun only)
$0.39 - Gren Giant Canned Veggies (select varieties)

Friday, November 13, 2009

Hot Tip on great cereal buy!

Hot tip from KariMichael:

"King Soopers is running a special where the Cherios are $1.50 a box if you buy 4. If you print off the coupons from coupons.com or shopathome.com they will still honor their double coupons, one coupon per item, so you end up getting the for .50 a box when you buy 4!
I loaded up big a food pantry donation!! "

Woo Hoo!

Weekender

TGIF, Dealers - welcome to the weekend!
I, for one, am pooped.... any time I get on the sofa this weekend will be well-appreciated, I can tell you that. It will also be limited. Fabulous bff T scored some of the girls half price tickets to the Botanic Gardens Holiday Sale preview party, so I will be checking that out this evening with a few of my favorite friends and getting my Christmas shop on; tomorrow SHOULD be a cooking and cleaning frenzy (we shall see,) and Sunday it is off to Highlands Ranch for brunch at beautiful M's place (God willing and the show piles don't rise TOO much.)
What about you? Here's a few suggestions!

11/13-11/15 -BTW, if you want to check out the Botanic Gardens Holiday Sale (or the gardens themselves, as they dip into their peaceful Fall slumber,) the sale and the gardens are free this weekend (Saturday and Sunday), so go stock up on great gift ideas and wander thru the chilly garden to get you in a festive mood.
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11/13 -Denver Arts "Week" is actually 10 days, meaning it runs through Saturday evening. Belmar Block 7 Arts District is hosting an art walk filled with works inspired by Japanese gardens. Check their website for all the info, and use the Denver Arts Week website's interactive events search feature to find out what else is going on during the final weekend.
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11/13 - Aurora helps Denver celebrate Arts Week with its own art walk in the East End Art District this evening from 5:00-9:00pm. Start at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Library/Municipal Services Center info stop, 9898 E. Colfax Ave and grab a map of the 16 block district to help you on our self-guided tour, stop off at Shadow Theatre Company to watch part of a rehearsal and grab some Hot Cider, and pick your own route and pace through the District. Want more info? Here is the event website.
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11/14 - It's time for another Lowe's Build and Grow clinic. Go here to register for Saturday's free clinic, where your kiddo can build a #48 Lowes NASCAR garage.
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11/14- It is a Target Sponsored Family Free Day at Museo De Las Americas on Saturday, from Noon -4:00, so come get in on all the free fun at one of the coolest museums you've never visited. According to their website, they will have free admission and creative art activities for children, teens and exhibit tours for adults. And, this time around the Museo is partnering with the Denver Zoo for a fun-filled afternoon of art AND animals.
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Also, tis the season of the craft fair, small or large. Besides the Botanic Gardens Sale this weekend, there are some other fairs with free admission that you can visit - no need to pay to get in to these, and you are sure to find some great unique gift ideas:
-Boulder Potters Guild - Fri. 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Boulder County Fairgrounds, main exhibit hall, in Longmont.
-Lousville Fine Art & Crafts Show & Sale - Fri. 5:45 a.m. (wtf!?) to 7 p.m., Sat. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sun. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the Louisville Rec Center lobby, 900 Via Appia Way, in Louisville.
-Holiday Boutique Craft Show - 60+ artisans, Fri., 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sat. 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, 7691 S. University, in Centennial.
-Columbine High School Holiday Craft Fair - Sat. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 6201 S. Pierce St., Littleton.
-Holiday Fair - Sat. Noon to 6 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Phipps Tennis Pavilion, 3400 Belcaro Dr.


Have a happy and restorative weekend, Dealers!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Good Disney Coupon offer I think y- SQUIRREL!

Follow this link to a $10.00 off coupon for Disney Pixar's UP. Great for kiddos and adults alike.
Love that doggie!

Last Free Day of the Year at the Denver Zoo

Today is the last free admission day of 2009 at the Denver Zoo!
Grab the details here and get out to enjoy this beautiful day and wave to the animals!

Student Ski Pass tip from Westword

This from Westword's FB page (their spelling, not mine):

"If your a student and want a season pass for skiing or snowboarding Wells Fargo is giving them away if you sign up for an account. Hit this promotion up because it won't last forever!"



Good tip - bad use of "your."

::Shudder::

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

SF Market Double Ad Wednesday, tipsy ed.

FINE - I admit it.. I have been to Happy Hour. I am NOT sober.
But the show must go on, and Double Ad Wednesday is tomorrow at Sunflower Market, so we must address it, right? Stay with me, kids...

Last week was good - you can review the deals here.

Let's talk this week, because there are some great deals to be found there, and spell-check to save me from totally botching them up...

1st of all, they have come up with a holiday specials ad for Thanksgiving. Find it all here.
Also, if you are starting to think that promising Mother-in-law that you would make the whole dinner, and "don't you worry about a thing" was getting in over your head, they will solve that problem with a complete spread starting at $24.99.. (well, OK that is just for two, so that would be if you promised your sweetie - but $49.99 will save you for a small group.) Check it out in the link above.

Other deals this week:
In Denver check it all out here
$2.99 lb - chuck roast
$1.97 lb - family packs of 85% ground beef (you can find cheaper, but SF Market is great quality!)
$3.00 - for 2 - 5.5 oz packages of blackberries
$0.49 lb - Oranges
$1.00 - 10 Limes Yes, that is 10 for $1.00!
$0.77 lb - Broccoli or Winter Squash
$1.00 - for 2 - Cucumbers
$1.00 - 3 lbs of onions or baking potatoes


What did I miss? Seriously, I've had some cocktails, so tell your fellow Dealers if there are different Deals in your own 'hood or if I have glaring deals missing from the list. Mama has to lay down.
Happy shopping, Dealers!

Action at the Pavillions this week!

The Pavillions is showing off a makeover starting today - here is a list of events happening in celebration(Thanks to Kate for the Hot Tip):

The Grand Re-Introduction of the all new Denver Pavilions - THIS WEEK!
Beginning today at NOON, we will kick off a week of fun and specials:
Grand Re-Introduction Kickoff Celebrity Escalator Fashion Show led by Mayor Hickenlooper
Gift Bag Giveaways
Shopping Spree Giveaways
Chef Demonstrations
Wine Tastings
Live Entertainment
Store Sales and Specials
And so much more...

Find Yourself at the All New Denver Pavilions
Celebrity Escalator Fashion Show- Tues. Nov. 10 at noon: The Grand Re-Introduction festivities kick off with a celebrity escalator fashion show lead by Mayor Hickenlooper on Tuesday, November 10 at noon. Watch your favorite local celebrities showcase their individual style on the new escalator near 16th and Welton St. We’re also giving out 250 free eco-chic gift bags to the public immediately following the show. These bags, crafted from outdated construction banners, are filled with gifts from the merchants and Downtown partners, and 50 random bags are filled with shopping spree gift cards from Denver Pavilions.

Maggiano's Little Italy, Today and Tomorrow Special: Make an evening out with family and friends more affordable than ever during the Grand Re-Introduction of Denver Pavilions. With the Today and Tomorrow promotion from Maggiano’s, guests can choose from a selection of eight of Chef's favorites and baked specialties, and Maggiano's will send them home with another dish of their choice to enjoy the next day. Choose from such delicious Maggiano's favorite's as Mom's Lasagna, Rigatoni D and Four Cheese Ravioli.

$4 Grand Re-Introduction Candy Apple Special from Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: We’ve got a sweet treat and a real deal just for you! Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory has created a Grand Re-Introduction candy apple in celebration of the festivities. The apple is covered with white and dark chocolate. The white chocolate is dyed purple- to give it a Denver Pavilions sense of style.

Bare Escentuals' Presents Holiday Product Preview Night:Exclusive Holiday Preview Shopping Event on Nov. 10 at Denver Pavilion’s location. Discover ten NEW bareMinerals Holiday products available for the first time! Holiday Preview begins at 5pm on Nov. 10!

Wine Tasting Events at Jerri's Tobacco Shop and Fine Wines: Don't miss out on an opportunity to tempt your pallet at Jerri's wine tasting events during the Grand Re-Introduction week of festivities. While you are there make sure to explore the wide selection of stogies, cigar accoutrements, pipes, and tobacco.
Wine tasting schedule:Nov. 10: noon-4:00pmNov. 11: noon-2:00pmNov. 12: noon-2:00pm

Paris Flea Market at Cali and Mo’: Paris comes to Denver courtesy of Cali and Mo. The popular Paris Flea Market is making a return appearance. Find unique gift items or a treasure for yourself for under $20 dollars. Also, enjoy an additional 20% off store wide on Nov. 10. The sales and fun continue throughout the week with 20% off clothing and jewelry. While you’re there enjoy the refreshments and the delightful chocolate fountain.

Get Your Date on at Jazz @ Jack's Nov. 14th: No time and no date? Jazz @ Jack's has the solution for you. Sign up for super speed dating from 6-8pm on Saturday, Nov. 14 at one of hotest live music venues in the city. Pre-resgistration required to participate.

Take 25% off at Banana Republic Nov. 10 and Nov. 11:Save 25% off of a full price item on Tues. Nov. 10 and Wed. Nov. 11. Don’t forget to provide your email in store so you may become part of Banana Republic’s friends and family discount program.

Ro Sham Beaux Hosts Starborn Creations Jewelry Show Nov. 12 from 11-3: Creating one of a kind jewelry in sterling silver, Starborn Creations utilizes very rare and unusual materials to craft unique pieces of jewelry art. Don’t miss the opportunity to see these pieces first hand at Ro Sham Beaux’s exclusive jewelry show on Thursday Nov. 12 from 11-3pm.

Couture Fashion Show Hosted by Blue Bridal on Nov. 15: Join us at 1 pm on Sunday, November the 15th for the first annual Blue Bridal Couture Fashion Show. Blue is a full service bridal boutique that caters to the needs of a contemporary bride. For more info visit http://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102817022626&s=2920&e=001ltuMgzIAab8ZOVh0olZ8UJOpRWR-ckbnm8_QjC96YQxIao0d83XIEBEzSAwd0rRfmwvfCaHsDWhL0qGO2uM0r-2FyUT15NnLz41YnL6c3IykMZS0D2SaWQ==

Corner Bakery Catering Discount: WOW your guests, your colleagues and your family all season long with Corner Bakery Holiday Catering. Swing by and pick up some packaged goods or we can deliver directly to you. We have all of your Holiday favorites including Cinnamon Creme Cake, Seasonal Bundt Cakes and Bakery Bite boxes, all in additional to our everyday catering menu! Come by during the Re-Introduction and try some of treats from 2 - 3pm November 10th. Also, take $10 off your Holiday Catering order of $75 or more through the end of the year!

United Artists Presents: The Metropolitan Opera: Aida Encore, Nov. 11th :Opens Nov. 11, 2009 - Exclusive showing one night only!NCM Fathom presents an encore presentation of Verdi’s Aida in select theatres nationwide. The encore presentation (captured live on Oct. 24, 2009) will be shown for one day only on Wednesday, Nov. 11, 2009 at 6:30 PM in all time zones. Set in ancient Egypt, Aida is both a heartbreaking love story and an epic drama full of spectacular crowd scenes. A cast of powerful voices and a grand production bring the story to life on the Met stage and on the HD screen. Among the score’s highlights is the celebrated Triumphal March.

Hard Rock Cafe Hosts Network for the Needy Nov. 10 at noon: Come dine on delicious food created by Chef’s from local hotels and restaurants such as Centerplate, Dave & Busters, Denver Marriott City Center, Denver Merchandise Mart, Hard Rock Café, Hyatt Regency Denver, and Lucky Strike Lanes! Network for the Needy began in 1994 when hospitality organizations decided to work together toward the common goal of ending hunger in our community. The special committee is a group of dedicated and compassionate individuals from the hospitality industry who work together to create a wonderful event with delicious food, and fun, original entertainment. Everything is donated, so 100% of the proceeds benefit Food Bank of the Rockies and its Denver’s Table program. Individual tickets are $45 for individuals and $400 for a table of 10.

$2.00 Specials at Lucky Strike Lanes: $2 bowling games, shoes, food and drink specials at Lucky Strike for the grand reopening on Tuesday, Nov. 10th! Also, don't forget to book your holiday parties at Lucky today!

Denver Nail Lounge Offers $35 Mani/Pedi : For the Grand Re-Introduction, Denver Nail Lounge will be offering a $35 Mani/Pedi (valid Monday 11/9 thru Friday 11/13 only, appointment requested). In addition, select nail polishes and products are 40%.

Save 20% at the Barkin’ Boutique & Bakery: Your pets want to party in style during the Grand Re-Introduction celebration! From Nov. 10- Nov. 15 your furry friend can enjoy 20% off of your entire purchase. The store specializes in latest pet fashions, unique toys, designer bling, collars and leads, strollers and carriers, all natural treats, and much more.

Malcolm Farley and Metro State Presents: Malcolm Farley A Visual Retrospective Nov. 11-Nov. 17. You are invited to a special exhibition of more than 100 of Farley’s paintings and works on paper, ranging from his early career to current works from the 2009 World Series. Farley is renowned for his vision of color and unique ability to capture the moment, action or spirit of an event. Recognized as "America's artist to the Stars," he continues to gain worldwide recognition. Open to the public daily for one week only, the exhibition will be at the Denver Pavilions, 500 Sixteenth St, on Level 2, Suite 262. The gallery will be open to the public 11 a.m.-7 p.m. daily, November 11-17.

NikeTown Denver Running Club, every Tuesday at 5:30p.m
. Whether you’re training or looking for a new motivation, just lace up and join us at the Niketown Running Club. Runners and walkers of all levels meet to run 3, 5 and 7 miles-your choice, your pace. It’s fun, free and guaranteed to give you a great workout! Come join us on Mondays and Fridays at 5:45p.m., followed by post-run refreshments. For more information call 404.841.6444 or go to nikerunning.com/runningclub.

Barnes & Noble Dark Fantasy Book Club Meets Nov. 12 at 7pm: The Grand Re-Introduction events wouldn’t be complete without Book Club! Join fellow Dark Fantasy enthusiasts and discuss a debut novel. Every Thursday the Club meets in the Café on the second floor at 7:00 PM. Call for more 303-825-9166 for more details.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Don't forget the awesome foodie art this week!

Don't forget, local restaurants are doing all kinds of fun things to celebrate Denver Arts Week!
See the list of mouth-watering offerings here.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Weekender - Denver Arts Week!

Happy Weekend, Dealers!! I know I am looking forward to date night at Bones with The Hub, and to some much needed R & R. BUT - It isn't just any old weekend in Denver, no no, this weekend is the start of Denver Arts Week, and there will be tons of free and frugal things to do around town!

11/6 - Things get started tonight with Know Your Arts First Friday, an amped up version of the monthly favorite, and a PERFECT time to acquaint yourself with the First Friday concept. Go here to choose a district (or a few) and plot your route.
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11/6 - Tonight at 6:30, Denver University will be holding a free screening "Tapped," a documentary about the secrets of the bottled water industry at Davis Auditorium with a Q and A session with the director after.
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11/6 - To celebrate the opening of Illiterate's new space , over 25 artists delved into their wild sides for "Where The Wild Things Art", armed with only the name of the show as inspiration, they each created their own artistic interpretation which will be on display from 7-10 pm this evening - so go explore the new space and the creations here.
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11/7-11/8 - Join Corey and Horace at C&H Glassworks as they demonstrate the time-honored art of glassblowing from 10 am to 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday. Visitors can ask the artists questions about their craft, watch the process from designated viewing areas, and explore the gallery. All purchases made during the open house will receive a 10% discount (excluding gift certificates). Visitors can also enter their names for a chance to win one of two $100 gift certificates; one drawing will be held at the end of each day. Grab the family and head over, glassblowing will have the kiddos' eyes wide with wonder for sure!
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11/7- Night at the Museums - another DAW event, Denver Museums are offering free admission on Saturday night AND you can catch free shuttles from the Cherry Creek Shopping Center to get to the museums, there are different routes leaving from the center, and you can also ride the shuttles between the different museums, many of which are having special programs that evening for the event. See the routes and participating museums here.
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11/7 - Looking for some family fun up north? The Boulder Public Library and members of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra are hosting two free concerts for families on Saturday. First up is “The Steadfast Tin Soldier,” a piece based on Hans Christian Anderson story about a toy soldier and his crush on a paper ballerina. A narrator helps tell the story with a string trio and percussion. The second concert is “Mathnotes,” a show designed for third-through-fifth graders to demonstrate the cool synergy of math and music. 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Saturday. Location: The Canyon Theater at the Boulder Public Library, 1001 Arapahoe Ave.
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11/8- The first weekend of DAW comes to a close with Sunday on Stage, a day filled with free or reduced cost events putting the spotlight on Denver's performing arts. Here is a complete list of events.
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Don't forget to check out all the events happening over the next week in celebration of Denver Arts Week at their website here. What are you doing this weekend, Dealers? Tell us about it, and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Mark your calendars NOW!

Denver Restaurant Week will be here before you know it - if you are like me, you are secretly plotting your dining strategy already!

This from DenverKnowsFood's Twitter: Denver Restaurant Week 2010: Feb. 20-Mar. 5! Yes, we know that's more than one week, but it's too big/too fun to limit! Mark your calendars!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

SF Market Double Ad Wednesday Preview

Was it really already a week ago that I was doing my crazy snow dance and not-so-secretly hoping that none of us could shovel out of our parking spaces to even GET to SF Market for Double Ad Wednesday!?
Time flys, Dealers!!

So there was some good stuff last week, which you can peruse here.

This week has plenty worth mentioning too:

$1.77 lb - b/s chicken breasts - we have recently seen them up to 10 cents lower, but this is pretty darn good!
$1.00 - for 5 Rio Red Texas Grapefruit
$1.00 - for 2 Hass Avocados
$0.29 - lb. Yellow Onions
$0.88 - each, bunches of Spinach, or Red or Green Leaf Lettuce, lbs of soft skin squash
$3.00 - for 2, 5 lb bags of Russet Potatoes


Oh well, I guess the sun does feel kind of nice, doesn't it... But I sure did like that snow day!

Come out for a Denver Tradition

This Sunday is the annual Champagne Cascade at the Brown Palace. It is the perfect way to kick off the season (especially if you are like me, and can't wait for Thanksgiving to start your holiday marry-making each year!)
There is no charge to attend and stand with fellow surfs on the upper floors to bask in the glow of the season and watch the bubbly flow.. If you want to cough up 50 bucks you can be on the 2nd floor in the VIP area, with booze and food included (let's face it, I could easily get through 50 bucks worth of booze and food in that time - it isn't even a challenge.. but I digress.)
Check out the details here, and if you can't make it out for the cascade, then stop by The Brown during the holiday season to see it all decked out in holiday glory.
(The only thing I love more is when the Grand Champion Steer from the Stock Show comes to the hotel for high tea.. ahhhh, Denver...)

Monday, November 2, 2009

Living Simply - free ebook

I haven't read it all yet, but I am liking what I see in this e-book.

Thriving on Less, Simplifying in a Tough Economy

LaLa's Gift Card Winner!!

Winner Winner, Chicken Dinner!!


Using my handy Random Number Generator (my lovely MG) the winner of the LaLa's gift card was chosen today:

It is lucky number 5 on our comment list - The Olsen Family!! So drop a note to keri@itsthealtitudedenver.com and let me know where to mail your $30.00 gift card - Be sure and drop a note to let us know how you love LaLa's after your visit as well!! (My suggestion is Happy Hour, but every second from Brunch to Late-night cocktail and nosh is always picture perfect at LaLa's!)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Weekender, and a Giveaway!!

Hello, my frozen little Dealers... everyone digging out OK? I pulled out of the parking garage this morning on my way to work, to find a grown man in a FULL bunny costume busting his little puff-ball tail to clean the snow off his car. Floppy bunny ears flapping back and forth as he labored in fleecy warmth against two days of blizzard build up. Any place else I would shout "Happy Halloween" out my window - but it's Capitol Hill, so that may just be what he was wearing to keep warm. :)
What's doin' around town this weekend?

The Denver Post has a good long list of Halloween activities around the metro area - some free, some not, and plenty of great ideas for ghouls of all ages.
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10/30 - 10/31 - Costumed kiddos eat free this Friday and Saturday at area Sweet Tomatoes restaurants, when accompanied by a paying adult. It seems like all locations are participating, but it is never a bad idea to call ahead before heading out.
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10/31 - Also, many of the shopping centers around town will have "trick or treat street" type activities happening for the little ones this weekend, including Aspen Grove, which is having a full evening of events on Saturday, including a costume parade for kids AND pets to participate in starting at 5pm, trick-or-treating, hay rides, and all sorts of great FREE fun! See their website for event details.
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10/31 - Old South Gaylord does a great trick-or-treat street too - from 4pm-7pm, complete with bouncy "haunted castle" and trick or treating on a street closed to traffic. Area restaurants make food available for grown ups, too.
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10/31 (and beyond) - Run out of candy? Quick, print out these free bowling passes to drop in pumpkin buckets instead (save some for yourself!)
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10/31 - Chipotle continues their annual Halloween tradition again this year: from 6pm - close, anyone dressed up like a burrito will get a free burrito. So wrap your date in tin-foil and head on over for some cheap eats!
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11/1- Are you SO OVER the Halloween thing? Visions of Turkeys dancing in your head, (or maybe haunting your nightmares as you imagine trying to cook the perfect bird?)
Then call Williams-Sonoma in Flatirons Crossing Mall (720-887-2900) to reserve your spot for the next class in their series of free hour-long cooking classes, either Sunday, Nov. 1 at 10 am OR Monday Nov. 2 at 6:30 pm. Topics covered range from proper roasting equipment, to ways to flavor the bird and foolproof cooking techniques. Or call your closest William-Sonoma location to check their schedule of available classes.
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Most Farmer's Markets are winding down, and I have to say that this weekend would be a mighty icky time to be squeezing fruit at outdoor stalls anyway, in my opinion.

What did I miss? What fun and frugal Front Range winter activity are you most looking forward to this year? Share yours below and be eligible to win a gift certificate to LaLa's Pizzeria and Wine Bar!! That's right - it is Deals In Denver's first GIVEAWAY, designed to introduce readers to some of MY favorite places to find good deals around town. Signing up for LaLa's FB, Twitter, or VIP texts gives you access to some awesome dining deals, and they have a great Happy Hour as well. Don't miss out on your chance to enter to win. Entries close at midnight on Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009 (MST) and I will randomly generate a winning number and post our winner on Monday morning!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Brave the snow in Gov's Park

LaLa's FB page has a post offering a free glass of wine for those willing to brave the snow and stop in today/tonight.
Mmmm, Lala's - my favoritest place in the world to stare out and watch the snow falling.

Not as deep as the snow, but...

Some thoughts on the snow storm currently blanketing us, from Day to Day.

Stay warm, Dealers!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Grocery Circular Highlights..

Look at me, all "early bird gettin' the worm" about this post! I had a chance to dig through the ads when I got home tonight, and there are some things worth getting excited about, for sure!


Albertsons:
$0.68 lb - Whole Fryer Chickens - just in time for cold weather- crockpot chicken and noodles!
$0.97 lb - Pork loin chops family packs
$0.39 lb - Bananas
Plus coupons in the circular for:
$0.49 - Morrell Hot Dogs
$0.88 - Lunchables (not that I use these alot, but it is a good price for convenience)
$0.99 - Top Valu Bacon
$0.99 - 3 lb bags of apples

Safeway:
$1.79 lb - b/s chicken breasts - Pickin' Chicken deal of the week and a pretty good price for stocking up if you missed out or didn't during the $1.67 price recently
$3.99 - Safeway Signature Soups - I know it doesn't seem great, but if you are looking to elevate a store bought soup meal to something special, their soups are SO GOOD. And they freeze well in Zip-locs
$0.99 - Artichokes
$0.98 lb - Zucchini


King Soopers:
$5.00 for 4 - Pomegranates (Yum, love em)
$1.99 lb - Honeycrisp Apples (for all the loyal fans of HC apples out there)

They also have a mix and match sale, buy 10 participating products and get some pretty great deals.. rarely do I have the patience for this kind of thing, but it can save you some $ if you plan ahead. Take a look at your circular or the King Soopers website to plot your trip.

**"Moonlight Madness" sale on Thursday, Oct 29th includes:
$1.99 - 12 packs (limit 4 - but no min. to buy) Pepsi Soft Drinks
Also good deals on candy and 40% off costumes (whatever remains at that time)

SF Market Double Ad Wednesday Preview

I am not-so-secretly hoping that I won't be able to get to Sunflower Market tomorrow due to a blizzard of epic proportions hitting the front range tonight, but just in case it "shifts north" (weather person speak for "we got it wrong"? You decide) here are some of last week's deals that are good through tomorrow.

And here are a few from the new ad this week:
4 lbs for $1.00 -Bartlett Pears
$0.77 - Avocados
$077 - lb Squash - Acorn, Butternut, Spaghetti, Kabocha
3 for $1.00 - Cucumbers
$0.77 - Greens: Collard, Mustard, Kale, Turnip
2 for $1.00 - bunch Radishes, lbs Carrots, bunch Green Onions, bunch Parsley

Also, b/s chicken breasts or tenders are $1.97 lb, which isn't bad, but isn't "stock up" pricing for sure. And they have ok pricing on bison, roasts and ground, this week.

You can check out the complete ads here. (But I still hope I can't get any farther than the Liquor Store on the corner of my by tomorrow afternoon - just sayin'.)

Up, Up and AWAAAAAAAY!

Southwest is offering some REALLY great prices on airfares on their website right now. Warning, it is running super slow, so practice some patience to get the best deals!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Get your poetry on!

This from the DenverArts tweetstream:

"Poetry slam TONIGHT! 7PM Denver Public Library main branch. Best slam poets in Denver competing for the Cafe Nuba title. Come listen!"

Bring on the Cheh-per Chicken

"Cheh-per Chicken"...
As Fronk from The Father of The Bride would say - natch. KFC is giving it another go with its grilled chicken giveaway (after the May launch and give away backed by Oprah resulted in a run on grilled chicken at KFC locations across the country.)

I admit it - the grilled chicken IS good. Maybe not "finger lickin good" but that is probably because there isn't a layer of grease left on your hands, which probably means this chicken won't be counted among the things that contributed to your eventual lecture from your doc regarding cholesterol, spare tires, and other topics we all end up shamed about while in our paper gowns. (Maybe.)

Anyhoo - today is that magical day, so head on over to a KFC and try the grilled version of the Colonel's secret recipe for yourself... it is free, and if there is another chicken shortage, you can regale us all with tails from the front lines. Check out the details here.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Weekender

Well, it's the weekend. It looks like I will be spending mine nursing a back injury that seems to have stemmed from my strenuous schedule of sitting. (I have no clue what caused it, but OWW!)



What's going on around town? Here's some ideas:


10/24-10/25 -The Butterfly Pavilion is hosting a Bug A Boo this weekend, with special spooky interactive activities based on kiddos favorite fairy tales. Climb Jack's Beanstalk, collect candy from Little Red Ridinghood, Hansel and Gretel and other story characters, and (of course) explore the Pavilion's exhibits. There is an admission fee, but it is a great time to check out the Butterfly Pavilion and get the extra activities as well. Here is all the info.
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10/24 - Lowes Build and Grow Clinic this Saturday features a fun Halloween themed "Frankenstring Magic Trick" that your little monster can build and take home for free. Go here to register and get more information.
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10/24 - Happy Colorado Astronomy Day! Today learn all about The Final Frontier, and tonight join one of the star gazing parties or head to a local Observatory to celebrate this family-oriented annual event. Here is more info, including events and participants.
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10/23-10/24 - Wine lover in Highlands Ranch? Every Friday and Saturday from 3-7pm, Highlands WineSeller ( 6668 Timberline Rd.) offers free wine tastings at their store. There is a new selection of wines to sample each week, and they have live music from 5-7pm each night.
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10/24 - It's time for the 4th annual Denver Zombie Crawl at Skyline Park this Saturday, and event planers are trying to set a new record for the largest zombie crawl in the world (over 4000 "zombies".) Head down early for tips on zombie makeup and the costume contest, and (or course) plan to participate in the Thriller Dance at 5:30. Events run into the evening, see the website for more info.
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Looking for a complete rundown of Halloween activities in the area? Check the Denver Post's list and make your plans!
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Get your Farmer's Market visits in while you can!
Farmer's Markets:
Old South Pearl
Metro Denver Farmers Markets
Colorado Fresh Markets (includes Cherry Creek)
(MOST FMs remain open until the end of October, but check the websites for more information)

I'm off to ease myself on to my heating pad. :(
Post the MANY things I am sure I missed below for other Dealers to enjoy!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Grocery Circular Highlights

I know - I've been slackin' in this department lately, but here it is!

Safeway:
$0.99 lb- bone IN split chicken breasts (I like bone in breasts for some things, and it is a good price)
$1.99 lb- Beef Cross Rib Roast (Albertsons price is 10 cents better, but this isn't bad)
$3.99 lb - medium raw shrimp (Saturday and Sunday only)
$0.99- John Morell Smoked Sausage
$1.00 for 2 lbs- Gala Apples
$0.69- American Beauty Pasta, Lipton rice or pasta sides, Chef Boyardee Pasta (Saturday and Sunday only)
$0.99- Triscut or Wheat Thin Crackers (Saturday and Sunday only)

Albertsons:
$1.67 lb -b/s chicken breast -Stock up price, and Pickin' Chicken deal of the week!
$1.88- Beef Bottom Round or Cross Rib Roast
$1.99 lb - 15 lb bag of Russet potatoes
$1.88 gallon - Milk (looks like you will pay at least 10 cents more other places this week)

King Soopers:
$5.00 for 4 - Kroger Cheese Bars or Shreds
$2.99- Red Barron Frozen Pizza (judge if you want, but this is a great price for a good frozen pizza... we like to cook the thin crust ones on the grill!)
$0.78- Michelina's or Budget Gourmet Frozen Entrees
$0.88- Large Eggs (dozen)

Atticus always was one of my favorite literary characters.

This from the DenverArts Tweetstream:

7:00 PM, To Kill a Mockingbird music program with dramatic readings. FREE! UCD King Center Recital Hall. It will be amazing. (Free parking)


That is on the Auraria campus, kiddos.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Free Garbanzo Grill, anyone?

Happy Garbanzo Bean Day!! (Evidently)
Celebrate by hitting a local Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill after visiting their Facebook Page to print out a coupon good (today only) for a free meal.
Nothing warms me up on a cold day like the prospect of free food. (I'm easy like that.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

SF Market Double Ad Wednesday Preview

Another week has flown by and it is time to plan ahead for tomorrow's Double Ad Wednesday!

Don't forget about last week's great deals which are valid through tomorrow, AND while you are there get in on these new sales from this week's ad:

BOGO London Broil (this could be "eh" or "WOO HOO" depending on the price, worth a look though.)
2 for $3.00 - Baby peeled orange or rainbow carrots, 3 lb bags of sweet yellow onions, artichokes, pomegranates
$0.88 - bunched spinach or celery
$0.99 - each whole pineapples

Check both ads here for the full run-down on sales.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Out and About - Fashion Denver Event

Can't shake those "where did my weekend go" blues? (Me either.)
Don't see how you will ever, I mean, evehhhh make it though until Friday? (For serious -evehhhhhh.)

I think in these cases it is best to take it day by day. Baby steps, Grasshoppah. (Mixing movie references, I like it, so what?)

So let's all promise to get through tomorrow, somehow. Any which way you can.
Because then we can all go to Fashion Denver in the Golden Triangle and listen to Peggy Sue Richards talk about her design process, and see her fabulous work all while munching on an appie and sipping a glass (or two) of wine. It's like a mini weekend. (OK, it's a blatant bribe - but it will get me out the door tomorrow, and out-and-about tomorrow evening.)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Don't forget the Denver Marathon winding through the central part of the city as you head out today- Or, get out on this beautiful day and cheer the runners on!

Friday, October 16, 2009

Weekender

WEEKEND, WEEKEND, WEEKEND!!! I am so excited for the weekend! What are you doing this weekend, Dealers? I scored tickets to the Junior League's Annual Holiday Market, so I get to have a day of lunch and shopping/lookie-looing with my mommy!! (That is right, I called her mommy - which I never did until I was in my 20s, but which I always do now. Because even 33 year olds sometimes need their mommies.)

Admission to the event is $8.00 for a one day ticket - so if you weren't lucky enough to snag some freebies, you can still join in the fun. OR - try one of these fun and frugal activities instead:


10/17-10/18 - Since last weekend's bout of icy temps and falling snow put a damper on the Botanic Gardens annual Pumpkin Festival, it was reschuduled for this weekend. Held at the Chatfield Location, there is a small admission fee, but this festival packs in a full day of fun for the cost. Get a rundown of cost and activities on the Botanic Gardens website.
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10/17 - On Saturday grab a can of food (or several) and the fam and head out to Rocky Mountain Arsenal for the Refuge Roundup. They will have lots of free entertainment, hayrides, bison tours (they have some really cutie patootie calves - squee!) and if you want to partake you can purchase a chuck wagon meal. Get directions to the RMA and info about the event here.
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10/17 - Whether you are a young artist or just an art lover, RiNo is the place for you on Saturday - as the district hosts the 2nd Annual Larimer Sidewalk Arts Festival. Artists ages 12-21 are welcome to set up, free of charge on a first-come-first-served basis for space, a display of their art - and to sell it to festival attendees! Head to the event's Facebook page to get more details!
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Farmer's Markets:
Old South Pearl
Metro Denver Farmers
MarketsColorado Fresh Markets (includes Cherry Creek)
(MOST FMs remain open until the end of October, but check the websites for more information)

I know - this one is a shorty - so show me up and fill us in on all the fun things around town that I haven't listed by leaving a comment!

Happy weekending!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

SF Market double ad Wednesday preview

Lest you forget, there are only two days left to take advantage of $1.67 lb b/s chicken breasts at Sunflower Market - along with all of last week's great deals.
And starting tomorrow, take adavantage of these as well:

$1.27 for a 10 lb bag of Russet Potatoes (seriously, how do they even do that!?)
$1.00 for 2 Haas Avocados, Green Bell Peppers, and Super Select Cucumbers
$0.55 each Red Bell Peppers
$1.97 lb - made fresh daily pork sausage varieties at the meat counter

Check out both ads to see what other great prices you can find.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Free paint, anyone?

Thanks to Amy for the Hot Tip: Glidden will give you a free can of paint if you mail in a label from a rival company.
Check out all the details here.

Weekender

Dust off the parkas and fire up the furnace, it is going to be a cold one, Dealers!!
Regardless of frosty temps, the weekend is (blessedly) upon us - Sah-weeeet....

So, what's up around town for the fun and frugal among Mile High City dwellers?

First of all, what is NOT going on: The Denver Botanic Gardens at Chatfield's annual Pumpkin Festival has been rescheduled for NEXT weekend, due to the blechy weather anticipated through this weekend. Check out their website for more info on the new dates.
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10/10 - Enjoy free admission and celebrate Japanese culture and history in Colorado from 11am- 3pm this Saturday at the Colorado History Museum - I love the Colorado History Museum and this program is a perfect cold weather activity for the whole family! More program details here.
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10/10 - Lowe's Build and Grow clinic this weekend let's the kiddos build their own "ball toss" (which my Midwestern friends will surely inform us is a junior version of Cornhole.. "po-tay-to"/"po-tah-to", eh?) Regardless of what you call it, it is good clean fun that you can build yourself if you register here.
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10/10 - Orange Cat Studios in at 27th and Larimer recently suffered a damaging fire and is holding a raffle fundraiser from 6pm-10pm on Saturday night. Enjoy free refreshments and music by DJ Lexi Fey and buy a couple raffle tickets (only $5.00 a pop) to help Orange Cat repair their damage and reopen.
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10/10 If you want to bundle up and face the chill, there are several other pumpkin festivals going on around town that (to my knowledge) haven't been postponed - go heavy on the hot cider to ward off the cold:

-The Great Pumpkin Contest at Berry Farms in Brighton.

-Harvestfest and Pumpkin Sale at the Littleton Historic Museum

-Pumpkinfest at DeLaney Farm in Aurora

-Festival of Scarecrows in Olde Towne Arvada
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10/11 - Not enough outdoor fun? Itching to pretend it is still Summer? Then go fly a kite!! The One Sky One World International Kite Fly for Peace is this Sunday at Stapleton Central Park. You are welcome to bring a kite to fly, or come enjoy the other entertainment and activities as you channel your inner George Banks and "send it soaring."
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Of course, a trip to a Farmers' Market would certainly feel very, um, "seasonal" this weekend:
Farmer's Markets:Old South Pearl
Metro Denver Farmers Markets
Colorado Fresh Markets (includes Cherry Creek)
(MOST FMs remain open until the end of October, but check the websites for more information)
What did I miss? Any events listed postponed? Say it loud and proud in the comments section, so your fellow Dealers know, and have a great (and cozy) weekend!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Tokyo Joe's deal - today only!

Hot tip from Melissa:

CRAPPY WEATHER SPECIAL:

FREE 4 piece Sushi or Starter or Cup of Soup with $4.95 min. purchase.
FLASH YOUR FOB! or Say the PASSWORD "This weather sucks" when ordering.

Tonight only Thursday 4-close

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Sunflower Market Double Ad Wednesday Preview and GREAT b/s chx price

Don't forget to grab some squash, etc, from last week's sales, and also check out these great deals at SF Market tomorrow during Double Ad Wednesday:

$1.00 for 3- Cantaloupes (not 3 lbs - 3 MELONS people!)
$0.77 - Eggplants, Celery Bunches, lbs of assorted soft skin squash, red or green leaf lettuce, lbs Bartlett pears or Jonathon or Organic Gala apples
$1.67 lb - family pack b/s chicken breast - this is NOT a drill people, GREAT PRICE - stock up!!! This is going to be the Pickin' Chicken deal of the week (and really much more) for sure!!
$0.77 lb -rolled, steel cut, or quick bulk oats
$1.00 for 2 - water crackers



Well no wonder we are always looking for the best deals!

Here in the Mile High City, we are smarties. Want proof? Check it out.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Free Redbox Rental

Use the code QNGJ7KD to get a free Redbox movie rental today (movie should be returned tomorrow to take advantage of free rental). The code expires at midnight tonight, so have a Movie Monday on this chilly evening.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Weekender

WOO HOO, WEEKEND!!! It is crisp and sunny and wonderfully Autumnal outside, Dealers. The weather this weekend is just begging you (and me) to get outside and enjoy the season. I know I am grabbing a little brunch tomorrow at Flower Wraps, home of the magical $5.00 Mimosa; and that The Hub and I are breaking in our copy of Quantum of Solace sometime over the weekend.
What fabulous, fun-filled options are there for this beautiful weekend?

10/2 - It is First Friday in Denver's various art districts - the perfect opportunity to acquaint yourself with a new neighborhood while exploring galleries and shops and discovering or revisiting the artists they feature. Pick a new 'hood each First Friday:
Golden Triangle Museum District
Tennyson Street Cultural District
River North Art District
ArtDistrict On Santa Fe
Cherry Creek North
Belmar
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10/3-10/4 - Four Mile Historic Park hosts its annual Pumpkin Harvest Festival from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. Perfect Fall family fun! More details and directions to the park here.
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10/3-10/4 - Speaking of family fun, it is Lakewood's 34th annual Cider Days Celebration this weekend in Belmar Park! There is a small admission cost for this one, ($6.00 for adults, $4.00 for the kiddos) but it is always a local fave. A rundown of events and activities can be found here.
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10/3 - DAM that's a good deal! It's a free admission day this Saturday at the Denver Art Museum, courtesy of Target! Check out the DAM website for more info. (I never get sick of that joke, BTW.)
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According to Al Roker (and who can argue with him?) this weekend is PRIME fall color foliage viewing in the Rockies, so grab a carload of friends, pack a picnic and camera, and head for the hills! Not sure which way to wander? Try one of the suggested routes are listed here.
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And fall activities that are fun any weekend:

Farmer's Markets:Old South Pearl
Metro Denver Farmers Markets
Colorado Fresh Markets (includes Cherry Creek)
(MOST FMs remain open until the end of October, but check the websites for more information)

Apple Picking: a list of local places to pick your own apples is here

Post your fun and frugal ideas below so other Dealers know all the fabulous ideas I didn't mention, and HAPPY WEEKEND!!