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Deals: Rubio’s Grand Opening, Free Ice Cream & More

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I don’t honestly eat a lot of candy. I pick and choose – not because I am on a diet or because I don’t like it. I’m not even really sure WHY I don’t eat a lot of candy. Maybe I O.D.’d on it when I was a kid. But there is one candy that only comes around this time of year and I will totally load up on it. The Cadbury Mini Eggs! I can’t seem to get enough and you bet I will be the first one into the grocery stores on Easter morning to see if they have them on sale. Do you have a favorite candy that is only available once in a while?

Rubio’s Coastal Grill, the fast casual restaurant known for popularizing the fish taco in the U.S., is opening a brand new location in Littleton. The restaurant (located at 111 W. Mineral Ave. on the corner of W. Mineral and S. Broadway) opens Thursday, April 13 and the first fifty guests to visit on opening day will receive free Rubio’s merchandise and $50 in Rubio’s gift cards.

Recycled Robots.  eXL Learning is excited to invite you to “Recycled Robots,” a mash-up celebration of National Robotics Week (April 8-16) and Earth Day (April 22).  This free family event will engage kids, in engineering their very own robotic creations utilizing recycled materials. The event takes places at  eXL Learning @ Lowry (Lowry Town Center) and MindCraft makerspace @ Stanley (Stanley Marketplace) on  April 15th 10 am  to 12 pm.


ChickFilA.  I love that Chick Fil A is trying to get us to see them as a breakfast place. Which means that there are a lot of opportunities for FREE breakfast! Every Wednesday in April from 6 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. you can try a new breakfast item. No strings attached and it is available for both dine in and drive through.
Burger King. Burger King wants in on the breakfast crowd too! They are offering three pancakes for just 89 cents! (For a limited time).
Ben and Jerry’s Scoop Day. Tuesday, April 4, you can get a free scoop of the delicious Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream on “Scoop Day.” From 12 noon to 8 p.m. get your free scoop at one of the four participating Denver area scoop shops. Try something new!
FabFitFun Box. I seriously love getting goodies in the mail. I have several friends who are in different “of the month” clubs – everything from Glossy Box to Bark Box (for my friend who is a crazy dog mom). But my personal favorite is the FabFitFun box. It only comes quarterly – but it has a TON of stuff in it and it’s always worth well over $200 (but costs only $39.99 for the first box with a coupon code – this time use “Bunnies”). This box has all kinds of stuff from cool kitchy stuff.
Get Deals with Cyphr. Did you know that companies like Groupon give customers a great deal but may actually hurt businesses by taking 50% of the profits? There’s a new kid in down who has figured out a fun way to support local businesses AND be rewarded for it! With Cyphr’s free app, you unlock local businesses you choose. Those businesses send you time-sensitive “Secrets.” If you see a Secret you want to use later, you just press the “lock” button and it saves in your vault. At that point, it becomes like a mobile coupon you use before the expiration date. From five star restaurants in downtown Denver to nail salons to pet food, companies include Denver Bouldering Club, A Kneaded Touch Massage Therapy, Blowout Hair Studio, Bonnie Brae’s Tavern, Max’s Wine Dive, in-Tea, Nixons Coffee House and Outlaw. 
Consignment Sales. MileHighMamas has compiled a full list of all the great consignment sales this spring. The highlights of this week are:
·         April 3-7. Rhea Lana-Southeast Denver. Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Monday 9 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday9 a.m.-3 p.m.; Wednesday and Thursday 9 a.m.-9 p.m. (half-price sale)
Cottonwood Square Shopping Center, 17888 Cottonwood Dr, Parker CO.
·         April 6-9. Just Between Friends of Douglas County. Thursday and Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Saturday9 a.m.-3 p.m.; 3:30-5:30 p.m. (half-price sale); Sunday 9 a.m.-3 p.m. (half-price sale)
at Douglas County Fairgrounds, 500 Fairgrounds Drive, Castle Rock, CO
·         April 7-8. Haute Tots. Friday 9 a.m.-6 p.m. ; Saturday 8 a.m.-12 p.m., 1 p.m.-4 p.m. (half-price sale) $1 admission at Arvada Methodist Church; 6750 Carr Street, Arvada, CO
Spring in Ski Country. Just a few weeks left to take advantage of the fun spring skiing. If you haven’t gotten your kiddos out there the spring is the best – because kids won’t get cold and hate the sport forever. Plus, there are all kinds of fun things to do at the resorts in the spring – Arapahoe Basin will have afternoon concerts, Cooper will have $30 Thursdays (lift tickets just $30) and afternoon concerts; Copper Mountain hosts the world’s largest Easter Egg Hunt April 16; Steamboat has concerts planned every Saturday through April 8 and Winter Park celebrates Springtopia with concerts including the April 22 appearance of Michael Franti.
YMCA of the Rockies. Don’t delay planning your summer or fall getaway to YMCA of the Rockies! Online reservations start April 5 at 12:01 a.m. and family cabins fill quickly. One of Colorado’s most affordable family vacations has something for everyone, from baseball to archery. Trails lead to waterfalls and expansive views. And, the night skies from your deck are out of this world
The Rocky Mountain Super Pass + re-launched their Kids Ski Free Program for the 2017/2018 Season. Yeah, you read that right- FREE! With the purchase of a qualifying adult pass, like the RMSP+ which costs $529, you get a free child’s season pass for kids 12 and under. That’s a savings of up to $319 per pass, and offering significant savings, with a family of four (two kids/two adults) paying just $1058 for entertainment November through April.  Ride unlimited at Winter Park ResortCopper Mountain, and Eldora Mountain, with six days at Steamboat, three days at Crested Butte, and three days at Alyeska Resort.
Epic Ski Kids. The free pass from Vail Resorts is back. It allows kids kindergarten through 5th grade (next year’s school year – since the pass is for next ski season) to ski for free at each of their Colorado Resorts including: Keystone, Breckenridge, Vail and Beaver Creek. Four times at each resort, a free beginner level lesson and equipment rental on the day of that lesson. Sign up now at a local Ski and Golf location (or Ski and Sport by Park Meadows or Boulder Ski Deals in Boulder). It is free with no strings attached.
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