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Denver Deal: NPR, Chipotle, Free Concerts, Ski Deals & More

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I think I have exhaused all the fun in our world (just as my kids – as they are coming up on the last week of summer they are BOOOORRRREEEEDDDD). My grandma used to tell us that bored should just be wiped from our vocabulary as it just means we need to find something to do! So what are we doing for my birthday this week? (I like to make a full week of celebrating ME…). We start at Denver-area La Sandia restaurant to try out award-winning chef Richard Sandoval’s new “Latin Light” menu which features 13 healthy and flavor-packed menu items, all under 500 calories, as well as two new, lightened cocktails under 175 calories each tomorrow night then, I’m dragging them to a Rockies game on Friday night and to Elitch Gardens on Saturday (to celebrate MY birthday). Sunday we are doing one last day of shopping. I’m sooo mean and they have reason to tell me they are bored, right? (It’s all about me!)

You frame it

Two-and three-dimensional unframed original artworks are included in Saturday’s annual “Bin Bonanza” at The Depot Gallery from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. New this year is a “Kid Art” tent where pint-size artists can decorate headbands, visors and more. The sale is part of Littleton’s Western Welcome Week (Friday-Aug. 18, details at westernwelcomeweek.org). 2069 W. Powers Ave., Littleton, 303-795-0781

Goldyn opportunity

Goldyn, the Denver boutique in the LoHi Marketplace, is hosting its four-day Bi-Annual Sample Sale Monday through Thursday. Customers can save up to 90 percent on women’s spring and summer designs by Helmut Lang, 6397, Loeffler Randall, VPL, Linea Pelle and many others. The sale is both in-store and online. 2040 W. 30th Ave., shopgoldyn.com

Window shopping

Church of the Hills in Evergreen is hosting a garage sale to raise money for a stained-glass- window project. Stop by Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and check out a selection of antiques, household goods, toys, games, children’s items and more. 28628 Buffalo Park Road, Evergreen, 303-674-6641

Npr: never pay retail

“Lucky You — High Style at Low Prices” is the theme for NPR Samples’ warehouse sale happening Thursday through Saturday. Shoppers will find clothing and accessories by several high-end designers including Nic + Zoe, Neon Buddha, Not Your Daughters Jeans and White & Warren. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. 7800 E. Iliff Ave., Suite G, 303-695-9596, nprsamples.com

Starbucks Treat Receipt

Treat receipt is back at Starbuck’s. That means when you bring your morning’s receipt back to Starbucks in the afternoon (through August 18) to get a grande cold beverage for just $2.00.

Chipotle

Chipotle is celebrating Farmer’s Market Week this week by visiting several Farmer’s Markets and handing out $10 tokens and BOGO coupons. Full list of details on where they will be is listed on their facebook page. Locations include Lowry (Tuesday), Broomfield (Tuesday), Aspen Grove (Wednesday) & Southwest Plaza (Saturday).

Free Health Screenings

Sam’s Club has been offering free health screenings this Saturday (from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) It is kids health screening month. The screenings include: Take home DNA kit, Child Safety ID kit, dental tabs, blood pressure, body mass index (BMI) and vision screening/testing.

Free concerts/Events this week:

  • Colorado History Center is free for kids through Sept. 30
  • August 8-19 – Western Welcome Week in Downtown Littleton
  • Southlands -August 9, Steve Thomas Band
  • Streets of Southglenn – August 7, The Long Run
  • FlatIron Crossing – August 8, Hot Lunch
  • Littleton – August 15, Open Space
  • Westminster – August 10, Westminster Faire featuring bands, activities, food and more
  • Skyline Park Movies – August 10, The Goonies
  • Orchard Town Center – August 9, Dotsero
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Snow deals

Seems hardly right that we are already talking about ski and snowboard deals – but not kidding, I got three great deals on skiing forwarded to me just today!

Vail Resorts will start their School of Shred (free for both 5th and 6th graders) on Labor Day Weekend. Visit any Colorado Ski & Golf location or the Colorado Ski & Sport near Park Meadows. (Yes, their deal is different from the 5th Grade Passport).

Crested Butte rolls out their Book Early, Save Big promotion. Get up to 30% off lodging*or up to $400 toward airline credit when you fly into Gunnison-Crested Butte. Book by August 15th for this deal. For more details or book your trip visit www.skicb.com.

The Mountain Collective™ Pass will go back on sale on Aug. 13, 2013, at just $379 USD (children 12 and under at $239). The pass includes two days of skiing or riding at each of the six destinations (AltaSnowbird, Aspen/Snowmass, Jackson Hole, Mammoth Mountain, Squaw Valley/Alpine Meadows and Whistler Blackcomb), plus unlimited 50% off all additional days with no blackout dates. Passholders also receive exclusive lodging deals throughout the season.

*details and restrictions apply.

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