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Denver Deal: Mountain Khakis, Winter Fest, ARC and more!

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There seems to be hub-bub over the 40s for me right now. Not only did my daughter and I have the White Christmas Ball this last weekend – but I also am going to an aunt’s birthday party which is themed after the 40s (this weekend). It is so much fun to roll my hair in ways I didn’t think it would go, the skirts are forgiving of my not-so perfect shape and they certainly had more sensible shoes than what I regularly wear now. Have to give it to those Haynes Sisters and Rat Pack – they really did know how to entertain. But really it is all about putting us in the mood for Christmas and it did for certain!

Outlets at Castle Rock. In anticipation of the release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Outlets at Castle Rock is inviting guests to ‘Rock The Force’ on Saturday, Dec. 12 with a family-friendly fan party from 10 a.m. to noon! Attendees can pose for photos with their favorite characters including Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Darth Vader, Storm Troopers and Emperor Palpatine; enter to win movie tickets and Star Wars Merchandise, and trade favorite Star Wars movie memories while enjoying holiday shopping surrounded by other fans!

MOUNTAIN KHAKIS®. Rugged. Authentic. Reliable. Timeless. What started as a casual conversation at the Shady Lady Saloon in Jackson Hole, WY has become a top-performing mountain-inspired lifestyle apparel brand. Established in 2003, Mountain Khakis quickly became a staple in the wardrobe of everyone from ranch hands to golf pros, those who travel by jet, as well as those who travel by thumb. The Mountain Khakis brand story continues to resonate as it connects to the enthusiast who believes that freedom and rugged adventure is a way of life.  Join the conversation@MountainKhakis and Contest: We’re giving away a $30 gift card. Who’s in?
Winter Fest Weekend. Grab the family and head up to Snow Mountain Ranch, YMCA of the Rockies, just outside of Winter Park for a fun family Winter Fest weekend Dec. 11-13. Winter Fest includes include weekend-long fun in the snow and on the ice. Accommodations include hotel-style lodge rooms, cozy cabins and mega reunion cabins sleeping up to 40 guests. The schedule below includes activities for all ages and at no additional cost to guests staying on the property–from Human Hungry Hungry Hippos to a Snowman Building Contest to cookie decorating to ice skating to Weird Winter Science. Visit for more details or call 888-613-9622 to make reservations.
ARC Thrift Shop. Monday, December 7th marked the opening of the new Arc Thrift Store in Westminster (8657 Sheridan Blvd., Westminster). The store is stocked with a host of treasures, including household goods, clothing, furniture, and unique finds. All Christmas décor will be 50 percent off beginning Monday, December 7th. Their first Saturday 50% Off Sale will be December 12th.While at the new store, be sure to shop the great deals on holiday clothing, Ugly Christmas Sweaters, vintage Christmas items, presents of all kinds and for all ages, Christmas décor, ornaments, Christmas lights, Christmas trees, stocking stuffers, white elephant gifts for the office holiday party, and much more.
Simple Loose Leaf. One of my favorite things to do is to enjoy a cup of tea at the end of the day – adding that to my love of receiving mail = AWESOME! Simple Loose Leaf 25% off Gift Membership or Ongoing Subscription signup – Use code: 25HOLIDAY

Winter on the Mountain.  Now until Feb. 28, 2016, Winter on the Mountain is being celebrated every Friday, Saturday and Sunday at Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park.  Enjoy 500,000 lights with 35 miles of light strings adorn the park, making it one of the largest holiday light displays in Western Colorado!  With lighted winter caves, Winter Wipeout 4D movie, firepits for s’mores, Santa, lighted Alpine Coaster tracks and a lighted Zip Ride–winter adds a new dimension of fun. Mile High Mamas exclusive deal: Get 50% off your Winter Funday pass with our code MHMAMA15.

Free Tree. This year the Forest Service is offering one free Christmas Tree permit to fourth graders who would like to cut a Christmas tree on a national forest. In order to get their free permit, the fourth grader must be accompanied by an adult and present an Interagency Fourth Grade Pass or valid voucher at the Forest Service district office in the area in which they would like to cut a tree. The fee waiver is part of the White House’s Every Kid in a Park campaign. To get their free Interagency Fourth Grade Pass, fourth graders must log on to and follow the instructions.  The paper voucher is also good during the school year for free visits to national parks, national wildlife refuges and other federal public lands that typically require a fee.

Free Holiday Events.  The holidays have arrived! Go here for all our event listings and don’t miss Denver’s top ongoing holiday events and light displays.

Christmas on a budget. Don’t miss my holiday spending survival guide: 7 budgeting tips. From cookie baking to dress shopping to gift wrapping. As a single mom, I know how to save and so can you. And when you really don’t have money…Re-gift. There is an art to it

DispatchHealth. Now in Denver: DispatchHealth is bringing back the house call! This modern technology twist provides patients ways to access convenient, high-quality acute care in the comfort of their home, office or location of need. As busy moms, sometimes doctor’s offices or the hospital are not viable options.DispatchHealth accepts major insurances and their nurse practitioner and EMT team can administer everything from flu shots to minor fractures to suturing to advanced blood laboratory testing…without the wait!

Panera Bread. On these cold days of December a great deal like the 99-cent coffee with purchase offered at Panera (11 a.m. to close) is a great deal to keep you warm!

LiftopiaLiftopia – the largest online and mobile marketplace for ski lift tickets and other mountain activities – is giving skiers and boarders one more reason to celebrate: this Saturday, Sunday and Cyber Monday, everyone can register to win Liftopia gift credits, anywhere from $10 up to $250. Most ski areas are open by Thanksgiving weekend. So, this may be a pre-Christmas present for yourself…time away with the family. 

Hey Duckee. Holidays are here and If you have kids or grandkids you’ll love this website Hey Duckee was started by two women shopping for their own kids and grandkids. It took them all over the world to find quality made items, at affordable prices. You’re sure to find something for every child on your list with their huge selection of toys, clothes and accessories. Not only do they have amazing deals every single day but now through Christmas they are offering FREE SHIPPING with every single order.  

Winter Ski Directory. We’re thrilled to launch the Colorado Family Ski/Ride Directory that focuses exclusively on families–from daily lift ticket prices to the cost of childcare to where to get the best deals….all in one convenient place so you can compare and contrast. 


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Author: Gretchen

Gretchen loves to be outdoors! She is addicted to coupons and finding the best deals or entering sweepstakes (one day she will win something really great!)

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