Friday, April 30, 2010

Weekender - 4/30/2010 - 5/2/2010

Week-END, Week-END, Week-END! (Chant with me now, people, and feel the weekend love spreading throughout the Mile High City!)
I love the weekend so much! This weekend is extra special for me, as I welcome my nephew Vaughn to his mommy's (my twin sissy) home state for the first time in his sweet little life. Also, we are celebrating the fact that my husband has been on this planet for 40 years, as of this weekend, and that means I will be playing hostess this weekend. I love playing hostess. LOVE!
So what can you do that is fun and frugal around town this weekend?

4/30 - Downtown for Lunch on Friday? Check out the What to Wear Fashion Show at the Pavilions starting at 11:30. Make a donation to Dress for Success to snag some valuable coupons and be entered to win an hour with a personal stylist. Or just watch the show - 6 regular folks agreed to be styled for upcoming Denver events, and then show their looks off for all the lunchtime lookie-loos in a show on the Pavilions escalator!
5/1 - Got Mulch? Well, if you are Denver resident you have no excuse to answer "no" after Saturday. It is the annual Denver treecycle mulch give away from 8a.m-3p.m. There are several sites where Denver residents can go and pick up as much mulch as needed. Bring your own shovels and containers, please. Check here for locations and rules.
5/1 - The Home Depot Kids Workshop project is a really cute little picket fence planter this month. You and the kiddo can build one between 9a.m. and noon at Home Depot Locations. See their website or call your local store for details.
5/1 - Planter not your style? Well, Lowes Build and Grow Clinic offers an alternative on Saturday. From 10a.m.-11a.m, build a wooden schoolhouse perfect for the upcoming teacher appreciation day. Go here to find a location and register
5/1 - As paper artist Ray Tomasso prepares to open his latest exhibit with a reception during next week's First Friday, he will be on hand at the Byers-Evans House Museum from Noon -4p.m. on Saturday helping visitors make their own paper that you can take home with you. Join in this family friendly event and learn paper-making! More info and directions available at the Colorado Historical Society's website.
5/1 - It is a free admission day at the Denver Art Museum for all Colorado residents. Tickets are available starting at 10a.m and the event lasts from 10a.m.-5p.m.

Farmer's Markets:
(more to choose from every week!)

Denver Urban Homesteading's market has been my favorite Weekender topic for a while now, and there is NO reason not to show this market the love just because the outdoor varieties are starting back up. Saturdays 9am-2pm.

Cherry Creek Farmers' Market - Saturdays 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. (Wednesdays start up in June)

Boulder County Farmers' Market - Saturdays 8a.m.-2p.m.

Southwest Plaza - Saturdays 8a.m.-2p.m.

Highlands Ranch - Sundays 10a.m.-2p.m.

Still searching for the perfect fun and frugal weekend activities? Try these sites:
Denver365 Free Events page
Tattered Cover Bookstore Events
Denver Public Library Events

As always, tell me all the (many) things I haven't listed in the comments section and give your fellow Dealers a chance to get in on the fun. Happy weekend!

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

31 cent scoop night!!

Yes, that's right - it is 31 cent scoop night at particpating Baskin Robbins locations, benefiting the National Fallen Firefighters Association! The deal runs from 5-10pm tonight.
Ice Cream and making a difference in your community? Sah-weet!
Check out BR's website for all the details.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunflower Market Double Ad Wednesday Preview

Tomorrow is Double Ad Wednesday at SF Market and I would love to take a good long look with ya, Dealers.

Alas - The home desktop caught a version of the dreaded "XP Internet 2010" virus/malware/crap-I-don't-know-about thingy, and somehow it has fallen on me to clean it up. (Cyber- Chivalry is dead at The Tree House, peeps.)

So check out both the ads here - note those uber-cheap pork country ribs if you dig crock-pot BBQ goodness, btw.
Make a list, make a plan, and head over tomorrow to save big at Sunflower Market on Double Ad Wednesday!

Monday, April 26, 2010

New Bagel Coupon on FB

Einstein Bros just released a new coupon good for a free bagel AND shmear over on FB.
Slow to load right this second because everyone is grabbing it - but grab one when you can!

Knowledge is Power!

Kumi Naidoo, executive director of Greenpeace International, will speak at the University of Denver (DU) Monday, April 26 at 6 p.m. in Lindsay Auditorium in Sturm Hall. You can go here to see more info and to register. The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited.

Live near a Pretzelmaker?

If so, lucky you - it is National Pretzel Day, and they are ready and waiting to give you a free pretzel. Check out their website for all the details - be prepared, if you get a stickler, you may have to sing for your snackage. Not that you'd have to ask twice to get me to belt out "Mamas, Don't Let Your Babies Be Cowboys" in the Aurora Mall for free pretzel. I'd wear a 10 gallon hat and my mom's turkey platter as a belt buckle if they threw in the cheese sauce for dipping. (Someone want to call and ask about that for me? No? Dang.)

Friday, April 23, 2010

Weekender - April 23, 2010

Happy Friday, Dealers - lovely weather we are having, eh?

Meh. I like a little rain, but being a Colorado Native, I am looking for the weather to change like, every 15 minutes, so even a few stormy days leave me feeling a little Seasonal Affective-y.

HOWEVER - the weekend is upon us, and no amount of moisture can change that glorious fact, so lets find some fun and frugal things to do, m'kay?

4/17-4/25 - Don't forget, admission to all National Park is free through this weekend, as they celebrate National Parks Week! Check out all of Colorado's fabulous National Parks here.
4/23 - Meininger Art Supply gets in on the Earth Day celebration with this week's Kids Art Club offering, "Repurposed Masterpieces." Your kiddos will use recycled glass jars and other supplies to create one of a kind vases with assistance from Meininger staff. Class is from 4:30 - 5:30. Go here for more instructions and details.

4/23 - The Way Low Down plays Friday Night Live in the Bistro at Tony's Market this evening, beginning at 6. They run food and drink specials too! Keep an eye on their FB page for Friday Night Life Details.

4/24 - Evergreen Lake House hosts the Mountain Area Earth Day Fair on Saturday, from 10 am - 4pm. The fair will feature over 50 exhibitors and activities for the whole family. Evergreen Audubon Society is sponsoring the event, go to their website for location map and more details.
4/24 - Lowe's Build and Grow Clinic this week lets you and Junior build a bird feeder to attract the wing'ed creatures into your little piece of paradise. Go to their website to pick a location and register.

4/25 - It is an event called EarthFest taking place in Boulder. Do I really need to say more? We all know it is going to be a good one. See the event website for a full schedule of the day's fun!

4/25 - The Denver Art Museum teams up with the Byers-Evans House Museum and the Denver Library to celebrate Day of The Child on Sunday, with free admission and special events at all three locations from noon to 4pm. Get more info here.

Farmer's Markets:

I have to say, the weather is making me think that the "indoor-y-ness" of DUH's weekly market is a front runner this week!

Denver Urban Homesteading's market has been my favorite Weekender topic for a while now, and there is NO reason not to show this market the love just because the outdoor varieties are starting back up. Saturdays 9am-2pm.

Boulder County Farmers' Market - Saturdays 8am-2pm.

Still searching for the perfect fun and frugal weekend activities? Try these sites:

Denver365 Free Events page
Tattered Cover Bookstore Events
Denver Public Library Events

Ok - what else is fabulous and frugal around town this weekend? Damp streets don't mean damp spirits - share your ideas below so other Dealers know!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Earth Day!!

To celebrate Earth Day, there are actually lots of great freebies and deals going on!
Check out this list on Yahoo - and if you hear of local deals, post them here so others can take advantage too!

Also - don't forget that Denver's B-Cycle bike sharing program launches today with a Bike Parade at Civic Center Park at 9am!


-Earth Day Fair at Civic Center Park - 10 am -2pm - There will be opportunity to recycle ink and toner cartridges, cell phones, laptops, and other small forms of e-waste.
Attendees can learn about Earth-friendly activities going on in our communities at more than 40 booths. Exhibits will include information on energy conservation, recycling, composting, pollution prevention, transit options, saving water, renewable energy, natural resources and more.

-Mayan Theatre - Free Showings of "Food Inc" at 7pm and 9pm this evening. Call 303-744-6883 for more information.

-Chipotle- Colorado Chipotle locations have a cool freebie deal running today to promote their use of local ingredients. Buy a burrito, bowl, salad, or order of tacos today and keep your receipt. Then, on Saturday April 25 or Sunday, April 26th, bring that receipt back and get the same meal FREE!

-Botanic Gardens - Free admission to Colo. residents today at Botanic Gardens on York Street - stop and smell the flowers on Earth Day!

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

A few Grocery Circular highlights

The weekly circulars boasted a few sales worth mentioning this week, in my humble opinion:

Albertsons -
For the 2nd week in a row, Honeysuckle White 93% lean ground turkey tubes are on sale 10 for $10.00 with the coupon from the front of the circular (you don't have to buy 10 - I bought 4 last week. limit 10
Eggs - $0.88 a dozen (with coupon from circ.) limit 2 dozen eggs
10 lb bag of Russet potatoes - $1.00 (with coupon from circ) limit 2 bags
Armour Sausage - $0.88 (wht coupon from circ) limit 4
Pork loin - $1.77 lb
Pork Sirloin Chops - Buy 1 package, get 2 free

King Soopers -
Colorado Proud Milk - $1.88 gallon

Safeway -
2 Liter bottles of Pepsi or 7-up selected varieties -$0.69 each (Sat. and Sun. only) limit 4
4 lb bags of frozen b/s chicken breasts - $1.69 lb (Sat. and Sun. only)

(As always, check your circular or online ad for availability in your area and to find all the great deals not mentioned here!)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Sunflower Market Double Ad Wednesday Preview

The fruit-a-polloza just keeps. on. truckin. over at SF Market this week, with more awesome prices on the good stuff.
Along with last week's $0.97 lb red grapes (along with lots of other great sales, natch) you can add this week's Watermelon at $0.17 lb, and 3 for $1.00 Red Grapefruit! Also - Artichokes are $0.97 each, and Shrimp is on sale for $3.97 lb.

Check both ads here, and then break out your shopping lists and plan your attack for tomorrow's Double Ad Wednesday at SF Market!

Hot Tip - don't waste money on Parking Tickets this year!

From the lovely McKenzie comes this fabulous link to sign up for email reminders of street sweeping in your area!
That is parking info GOLD right there, Denver!

Tony's Mid Week Mania

Tony's Mid Week Mania deal this week just cries out to be bought and cooked for a fabulous "impress the relatives or friends" kind of Sunday dinner.

BOGO lbs of Pork Chops. Mmmmmmm.

Monday, April 19, 2010

Students: Celebrate Earth Day with Brer Rabbit

Register now to attend the DU Earth Day Summit on April 22nd featuring speakers Alice Madden and Johny 5 and Brer Rabbit from the Flobots, who will talk about the environment and how we can make a difference. The event runs from 9a.m. - 1:30p.m. in the HRTM building, is open to any and all Denver-area students, and includes lunch.

Lunch is included in this free event. Registration is needed and closes tomorrow, so head to the website to find out more and register!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

for those who asked...

Folks seem flabergasted that our grocery budget is 160 bucks a month and want to know just exactly where that moolah goes. ASK AND YOU SHALL RECIEVE!!
Introducing my new feature at Eat, Drink, and Be Keri - Weekly Shopping Rundowns! (I will post a link each week, so you can partake, or not, as desired.)

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Jeff Yeager is my financial hero

Check out the Yahoo/ US News and World Report interview with Jeff Yeager here.
To me, what this guy says just flat out makes good sense, (I am huge fan of his observations on truly green living vs conspicuous consumption of expensively green products.)

Also, if you have never read The Not So Big House , which he mentions, I highly recommend it.

I am not a big fan of running out and spending money on books to teach you to save money - seems counterproductive to me, but I might just give Mr. Yeager's book a gander at the library. From what I see in this interview, it would be well worth a read.

Friday, April 16, 2010


Hooray for the weekend!! We made it past tax day, 1/2 way through April, and through one VERY windy week (small dog warning - weight down your fluff-balls, boys and girls!)

So, let's get our weekend on, shall we?

4/16 - This week's installment of Meininger Art Supply Store's Kids Art Club looks extra fun because you get to build bugs out of Sculptey Oven Bake Clay (I always loved clay!) The class runs from 4:30 - 5:30 on Friday evening and materials and instruction are free! See their website for all the information.


4/16 - For the Grown Ups tonight, a real treat at Tony's Market Bistro (in the Broadway Tony's Market Location.) From 6pm-9pm, Hazel Miller will be crooning a free show in the Bistro. This is going to be crowded, you probably want to head over early and grab a seat, but it is Hazel Miller, people. She is a Colorado insitution and well worth the adoring crowd. (The first time I saw her, she was belting out some of Big Head Todd and the Monsters' tunes with Todd Park Mohr and the gang at a show at Red Rocks and she had that place screaming its collective head off. Girl can sing.) Get there if you can. Super, super serious.


4/17-4/18 - Ever passed a Denver building and wondered "what is the story with that place?" or thought "I would love to see the inside of that building!"? Well this weekend is your chance to indulge your curiosity! Doors Open Denver is a weekend event celebrating Denver's interior spaces and offering free access to great architecture all over the city! From 10am - 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, all kinds of spaces are throwing open their doors and letting the public take a peak. Find participating sites, get info on special tours and events, and get answers to any other questions at their website here.


4/17/4/18 - MileHigh Marketplace hosts it's GreenMarket Festival to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day this weekend, and for just the $3.00 cost of admission to the MarketPlace (kids under 12 are free,) you can enjoy live music, educational exhibits, AND free or low cost recycling of all those tough-to-recycle items you have laying around the house. (Grab the crusty paint and car batteries!) Go to the Marketplace's website for all the details.
4/17-4/25 This weekend kicks off National Parks Week, which means that starting Saturday admission to all National Parks is free! There will also be special activities and promotions going on all week, along with volunteer opportunities and even programs in honor of Earth day on April 22! See a full list of all the parks and historic trails and sites (Colorado has a lot to choose from) and the events being held here, and get your nature on!

4/17-4/25 - If you've been around Colorful Colorado for a while, you are no stranger to the 9 Health Fair, which starts this weekend. The fair offers free and low cost health screenings at over 170 locations in Colorado, Nebraska, and Wyoming. For a list of locations and tests offered. go to the 9 Health Fair website and don't forget, several of the tests require a period of fasting.\

4/17 - Ahhh, good old NCAR (site of many fun field trips of my youth, employer of security guard who found me when my 16 year old self rolled my truck into a cow pasture - that is now Flatirons Crossing - on the backroads of my youth... but I digress) NCAR's Wild Bear Center for Nature Discovery kicks off Earth Week on Saturday with a day of free activities for the whole family from 10am-4pm. Check out all the info here and go get in on the fun!____________________________________
4/17 - Lowes Build and Grow clinic this Saturday (10am-11am, various Lowes locations) is a fun one - you and Jr. can build a planter box just in time for spring, but this one has a twist: a clear plastic front that lets you see as roots grow down and plants grow up! Go here to find a location near you and register.
4/17- Saturdays are always 50% off tagged price days at local Goodwill Stores. However, this Saturday between 8am and 1pm, all jeans are $0.99 a pair!! Now if the kiddos go through jeans like crazy, either because of growth or wear-and-tear, this is a total jackpot. Get thee to the Goodwill!!


Farmer's Markets:

As the weather warms our Mile High selves AND the crops our hardworking farmers raise in our beautiful state (No Farms, No Food people) our favorite Farmers' Markets will be coming back for the season. So what are your choices this weekend?

Denver Urban Homesteading's market has been my favorite Weekender topic for a while now, and there is NO reason not to show this market the love just because the outdoor varieties are starting back up. Saturdays 9am-2pm.

Boulder County Farmers' Market - Saturdays 8am-2pm.

Still searching for the perfect fun and frugal weekend activities? Try these sites:

Denver365 Free Events page

Tattered Cover Bookstore Events

Denver Public Library Events

As always, I rely on you to tell me (and your fellow Dealers) everything I missed, so shout it loud and proud in the comments and let everyone in on the fun. Happy weekend!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

tax day treats!

Ok, so I think we have all heard that if you bring in your own cup to Starbucks tomorrow, they will give you a free drip coffee and that alone is probably enough to get me out of bed and down the road towards the S-bucks (and then, hopefully, on to work) tomorrow morning. HOWEVER, check out Yahoo's list of other places offering a little tax day love to ease our "pay The Man" pain: full list here.

Other Hot Tips from readers on tax day deals:

-WHOLE FOODS MARKETS- will pay your sales tax when you go shopping there today

-MY FAVORITE MUFFIN- is offering jumbo muffins, BOGO for 15 cents, and mini muffins for 15 cents each

-PANDA EXPRESS - Get a FREE single serving entree wyb a 2 or 3-entree plate at Panda Express. Go HERE to print your coupon. The coupon is valid until 4/21.

-CHICK-FIL-A - If you eat at Chick-Fil-A on April 15th, keep your receipt and bring it back in anytime between April 16-30th to get the same meal again- but this time it will be FREE!
(which makes me want to sing this ) ETA - call first on this one, it is not at all locations!

- DELECTABLE EGG - 25% off your order (min purchase $7.00) with this coupon. Valid the remainder of April

-LALA'S WINE BAR - has a special $10.40 menu with some yummy looking selections including a pizza of the day with hangar steak and carmelized onions, and Crab Poblanos )a crab and risotto cake stuffed poblano peppers topped with cave aged gruyere, tomato relish and coriander creme fraiche) along with other yummy choices.

-RANDOLPH'S - (at the Warwick hotel) isn't charging customers sales tax at the bar today

-SEVEN CUPS TEA - is offering you a free iced tea today (and check out the yummy varieties!)

-COOL RIVER CAFE - mention Facebook for a free tax day cocktail today.

Spend $100.00 or more at today and get a $25.00 gift card sent to your email on Monday.

What other awesome deals have you heard about? Leave a comment and share the love!

Si Senor..

This from Westword's Twitter:
" Do you like Tequila??? Tambien has a FREE EL JIMADOR TEQUILA tasting tonight from 6pm - 8pm! Woot! "

Si, Senor... I like the tequila.

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter, @Deals_in_Denver!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

No duck and cover needed

Heads up, front range! They are testing the tornado alarms on Wednesday - no need to stuff the dog under your arm and head for the cellar with Auntie Em (although with all this wind lately, I have been fighting the urge to take the broomstick for a spin. I'll get you, my pretty!)
Here's all the info from 9News.

A little bit of moolah, a LOT of fun, a great cause

Hot tip from a beautiful gal who I know and love as Sunnytrees - check out the Hopscotch Hussle to benefit WeeCycle this Sunday. I didn't want to wait for the Weekender to talk about this one - it looks like a blast for the whole family and all proceeds go to benefit WeeCycle - an organization that helps low income families gain access to new and gently used baby gear free of charge.
Here are all the details - don't be late for this very important (and sure to be a blast) date.

Thinking of changing careers?

If you are considering (or being forced into) a career change, then get thee to the library this evening for their Changing Jobs at Any Age class! Taught in conjunction with CollegeInColorado, this class can show you powerful tools for making the switch. It is at 5:30 pm at the Central Branch.
Get more info here.

SF Market Double Ad Wednesday Preview

Time flies - it is almost time for Double Ad Wednesday at Sunflower Market again!
It is really all about the fruit and veggies this time of year - and along with last week's awesome prices on Strawberries, cucumbers and lettuce, this week you can snag some seedless red grapes for $0.97 lb, Mangoes 2 for $1.00, Califlower for $0.88 a head, and Kiwi fruit 4 for $1.00!

Check out both flyers here to see what family favorites they have on sale this week and make your plan for Double Ad Wednesday tomorrow!

Friday, April 9, 2010

Safeway Weekend Sale

Safeway is having a weekend sale (prices good Saturday and Sunday only) with a couple of things worth mentioning - $1.59 lb b/s Chicken Breasts (4 lb frozen bags*) and extra lean (93%) Ground Beef at $1.99lb (I have seen this go cheaper, but this is a pretty darn good price on lean burger.)

Doesn't this sunny weather make you want to grill chicken and burgers?
So much!

*(if you are super picky and want fresh not frozen b/s chicken breasts - Albertsons has them for $1.77 lb this week)


It is going to be freaking beautiful this weekend, Dealers!! (I know because Ashton Altieri told me so this morning, and Ashton would NEVER lie to me. Evah!)
So all bets are off for me when it comes to indoor activities for the next two days, I admit it. There was talk of a new pillow-buying expedition with The Hub, and I know that he will spend plenty of time in front of coverage of The Masters, but as for me - I will be high above Gov's Park on the Tree House patio with a few Coronas and my little black solar panel of a dog, just soaking in the Colorado sun. Mmmmmm.

Should you desire more from your weekend, there are lots of fun and frugal happenings around the Mile High City this weekend:

4/9 - Not off to the opening day madness in LoDo? Meininger Art Supply's Kids' Art Club has another Friday afternoon offering this afternoon beginning at 4:30. This time around the project is "Magical Mono-prints" - no registration is required and the projects are free. See their information page for all the details and directions to the store.
4/10-4/17 - Create Denver Week kicks off on Saturday and offers a variety of events designed to bring attention to all things creative in our city, and to help grow and strengthen all artistic endeavors in the area, big and small. Check out the full schedule of events here - things get started on Saturday with the opening of the 5th annual Create Denver Expo (workshops are $5.00) and Denver Kids Create, which is free!
4/10 - Because you know that Bert the Chimney Sweep was spot on in his recommendation, Let's Go Fly a Kite this weekend at the 8th Annual Arvada Kite Festival this Saturday from 10am-4pm. The free event is located at Robby Ferrufino Park (W 74th Ave and Carr St) in Arvada, and features free music, a chance for the little ones to create a free small kite, local vendors, and (of course) all kinds of cool kites being flown in the park! Get all the details here, and Go Fly A Kite!
4/10 - DUH, go to the farmers' market. (And by DUH, we all know that I mean Denver Urban Homsteading - of course) I will keep saying it, check out their indoor farmers' market - it is catching on people, go now so you can tell your friends you knew it first!
4/10 - Buy me some peanuts and crack-er jacks, I don't care if I.... (believe me, you are VERY lucky you can't really hear me sing - 7th inning stretch or any other reason.) If the family has baseball fever, then head for Lowes on Saturday for their cool Build and Grow Clinic project featuring a wooden mini-baseball game. Go here to check it out and register at a Lowes near you.
4/11 - Mod Livin' on Colfax is celebrating Create Denver week on Sunday evening with a super cool reception featuring original furniture, lighting and decor items, as well as yummy nibbles from Chefs at Deluxe Burger and Solera. Drinks and music will complete the oh-so-chic little bash. Check it out at Mod Livin' (5327 E Colfax) from 6-8pm. See their website for more.

Don't forget to dish the dish about all the great events I missed listing (say that 5 times fast, dare ya) down below so all the other Dealers know.
Happy beautiful Colorado Weekend!!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Free Bagel Friday for FB fans!

Einstein Bros is offering a free bagel for their FB fans tomorrow - go here to become a fan and print the coupon!


This From Steuben's FB - For today only 4/8/2010 we are offering our lobster roll with fries for 16$ for togo guests only. You must mention you saw FB post.

Have ya had a Steuben's lobster roll? They usually run 20 bucks and they are worth every penny of that - insanely good chunks of lobster in a dressing that is perfection - not too heavy, not too light, PERFECTION.

So. Freaking. Good.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

20 Free Prints at Walgreens today!

Walgreens is midway through “7 Days of Deals" today, and the deal for today, Wednesday, April 7th, is 20 free picture prints with code PRINTS20. Pick them up at your local Walgreens to avoid paying for shipping!!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

SF Market Double Ad Wednesday Preview


Er, that is, I hear there are going to be some killer prices on Strawberries this season, and SF Market has a fine example this week!! 1 lb containers are $0.97 each starting tomorrow, so you can mix them with fabulously priced Blueberries from last week's ad and make a berry crumble that would ease the soul of this (longing for summer) blogger.
Take a look at all of the great prices from both ads here, make a list, make a plan, and head over to Sunflower Market tomorrow for Double Ad Wednesday!!

Screamin' lunch deal Downtown!

This from @DowntownDenver's twitter: 'For The Broker Restaurant's 38th Birthday, they've rolled back LUNCH menu prices to the 70's. Club Sandwich $2.95, Roasted Prime Rib $4.95, Cheesecake $1.50, and MORE thru Friday! 17th & Champa. No reservations."

That is AWESOME!!

Your one stop shop!

If there is something you need or something you want to learn - make your first stop your local library!
The Denver Public Library offers classes in an amazing variety of subjects, activities for all ages, and a collection of books, DVDs, CDs, Audio Books, and online reasorces (including all kinds of great downloadable material) all free of charge.
What is better than free learning and entertainment?

Tonight at the Central Branch, for example, you can learn to create your own website with a free class starting at 5:30 (Level 4 computer training classroom.)
Have you checked out the library lately? You have no idea what you are missing!

Denver Public Library

Friday, April 2, 2010

And the winner is...

And the winner of our "Nourish Your Inner Goddess" Gift pack is:

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Number 6 - kdkate !!
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Celebration Weekender

Happy Birthday to us!! Deals in Denver is one year old today. My how time flies when you're saving money!

There are lots of fun and frugal things to do on our birthday weekend, here are a few ideas:

4/2 - It is Kids' Art Club project day on Fridays at Meininger Art Supply Stores - 4:30 - 5:30 pm. Each week the kiddos can make a new project at no charge - all supplies provided! A parent must remain at the Store to supervise your little one. This week is a cool butterfly project, check it out here.
4/2 - It is First Friday in Denver's art districts, with lots great 'hoods to choose from. Go here for a good list of them.

4/2 -4/3 - The Highlands Ranch Version of the Just Between Friends consignment sale is this Friday and Saturday, with Saturday being a half price sale. All kinds of baby and children's items will be up for sale at great prices - to find out more about JBF sales and get hours and directions, visit their website.
4/3 - Speaking of butterflies, at Home Depot's Kid Workshop this Saturday, you and Jr. can build a butterfly house for your yard or patio. The little ones also get a pint-sized orange Home Depot apron, and an achievement pin. Check out their website for all the information.
4/3-4/4 - Kids under 12 eat free at Qdoba on Saturday and Sunday with a paying adult, which is a great excuse to take the family for a little fiesta! It is never a bad idea to call and ask if your favorite location is participating, but this one is a pretty safe bet.
Easter Egg Hunts!!

*4/3 - Parker - O'Brien Park -10:30 - BYO Basket and be ready for lots of Easter fun. Your child will be able to play games, win prizes and see the Easter Bunny. Don't forget to bring your camera to capture the moment. FREE

*4/3- Highlands Ranch -Northridge Park - 10:00 - BYO Basket - this one is free for HRCA members and $5.00 for program guests. There will be plenty for the kids to do and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Go here for info.

*4/3 - Douglas County - Roxborough Park - 10:00 - BYO Basket, and parents need to pre-register the little hunters by going here. This one is $7.00

*4/3 - Colorado Springs - Bear Creek Nature Center - 10:30 - Little ones will hike with a bunny guide to look for eggs in the Nature Center area, $5.00 for members, $7.00 non-members. Go here for more info and to register.

*4/3 - Denver - Wash Park - 1:00 - It's the First Annual Wash Park Easter Egg Hunt! Tons of Eggs, lots of activities, and Free family pics! Get all the info here. FREE

*4/3 - Denver - DU Humanities Garden - 11:00 - Over 4000 eggs will be hunted and there are different sections for various ages (including adults) - get all the info here.

*4/4 - Copper Mt - Colorado's largest Easter Egg Hunt actually has several different hunts to choose from, along with other activities all day on Sunday - check the full line-up of fun here.

There are several fabulous free Sunrise services to choose from if The Spirit moves you to worship and take in the glory that is Colorado's beauty. (That's free for you to enjoy all the time.)
As always, share things I missed with everyone else down in the comments - Happy Weekend, Dealers - and thanks for a great year of Deals In Denver - here's to many more!!

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Cheap Aps at Tony's Market Bistro tonight!!

From Tony's Market FB page: Tony's Market TONIGHT is the night! Come by the Bistro for $1 apps! Starting at 5pm. Facebook fans chose the deal! (Limit 2 please)

FB and Twitter = the source of TONS of cool deals, BTW! If you have favorite products, restaurants, shops, anything, look for them on FB and Twitter!