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Deals: Pumpkin Patch, Fall Festival, YMCA of the Rockies

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My friend is adamant that retailers should not be putting out the Christmas items just yet – at least not until Halloween is over. However, as a deals lady – I start picking up random things that will be Christmas presents as soon as I can. It helps me spread my budget out a bit. No, I’m not done with Christmas shopping yet (and I’m usually still getting a few items days before). How soon do you start shopping for Christmas? Do you hate that Christmas stuff is out already at some retailers? Does the first snow make a difference for you even if it is gone the next day?
 
Pumpkin Patch. Colorado Pumpkin Patch. There is one more special Mile High Mamas Days at the patch on Sunday, Oct. 15. Anyone who visits us at 4600 E. Hwy 86 in Castle Rock from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Oct. 15 and says they’re with MHM can get in for $8.50/person…PLUS each get a small pumpkin to take home. You have the option of upgrading to a larger, carving pumpkin for a few extra bucks. Normal admission is $9.50 for adults ($11 for kids in mid-October), so the $8.50 rate with a pumpkin is a great deal! Kids 2 and under are free. Or try the Family Pass:  One day use for 4 people (any age), 4 drinks (any size), and 1 pumpkin ($5 value). This is a great value at $38 to save families cash when they visit. If you really love pumpkins try the Season Pass:  Unlimited admission from Sept. 23-Oct. 29. $20/person, regardless of age.
 
Arapahoe County Fall Festival. On Saturday, October 14 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., 17 Mile House Farm Park plays host to the Arapahoe County Fall Festival, a FREE event.  The 155-year-old property features a farmhouse, silo, milk-shed and red barn, as well as two replica windmills. New this year is pre-festival Goat Yoga at 9 a.m. plus, organizers have planned a full afternoon of fun activities celebrating Arapahoe County’s agricultural heritage
 
Uncorked Kitchen. Uncorked kitchen introduces cooking classes for you AND your 3 to 5-year-old to attend together! Parents and kids aside each other, Uncorked Kitchen’s chef teaches them to create lunch from scratch (then you’ll be eating during class)! During these five weeks the kids will make dishes such as parmesan chicken roll ups, chocolate dipped strawberries, pumpkin pie twists and more! Classes run 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. October 14 through November 11. Class is $250 but you can use MHMLittles10 to save 10%.
 
YMCA of the Rockies. Wednesday, October 4 was the first day you could make reservations for a cabin at the YMCA of the Rockies and Snow Mountain Ranch for dates between December 1 and May 31. This includes holiday week/ends. Fun at Snow Mountain Ranch includes cross country skiing, fat bikes, ice skating, sledding & tubing, snowshoeing and sleigh rides as well as roller skating, archery, climbing wall, crafts, swimming and more! Plus the Spruce Saddle Adventure zone with is new this year!
  
ProgreshProgresh is an all new  indoor action sport training facility with a focus on youth development through participating in sports and the community. With  tumbling, skateboarding, snowboarding, skiing, freerunning and lots more! They teach pre-school classes for kids under 5! They do offer memberships, but you DO NOT have to be a member to use our facility. Our memberships are there to make our facility more affordable when you use it regularly. Or just try it out with the 20% discount coupon that can be printed or shown on a phone for drop-in classes and services.
 
Arc Thrift Store. If you don’t want to spend a cauldron-full of cash – Arc Thrift Stores is THE place for your Halloween costume. Stores are full of Halloween must-haves: makeup, masks, gowns, hats, capes, and more. Costumes for kids, grown-ups, even pets. All items are 50 percent off on Saturdays (excluding current color tags and green tags). Plus, they have tons of spooky and fun decorations to make your home festive for a party and for all those trick or treaters.
 
Redbox. Text Deals to 727272 every day through October 15 for a special surprise from Redbox each day.
 
Sonic. Get a shake at Sonic for half off all day on October 11.
 
Broncos Fans. When the Broncos play you can get a couple deals: a free Conoco coffee from 6 a.m to 10 a.m. the day following a game, score a Big Mac or a Sausage McMuffin with egg for just a $1 with the app or if the Broncos score 2 or more touchdowns get an Arby’s classic for just $1. Go Broncos!
 
Ski Deals. Now that the first snow has fallen for the season – are you getting excited for skiing/snowboarding? There are still some great deals out there. But, the closer we get to ski season (will Loveland open first or Arapahoe Basin?) season lift tickets will become more expensive and then not even available at all.
·         Colorado Ski Country’s Passport is back. Calling all 5th or 6th graders – get your free pass with the Colorado Ski Country’s Passport. The pass includes most of the state’s ski areas (at 21 awesome Resorts). 5th graders get to try three times at each resort, 6th graders pass has a very minimal fee (of just $105) but you get 4 times at each of the resorts. The pass also includes a beginner level lesson and equipment on the date of that lesson.
·         Junior Trade lets you score a deal on rental gear for kids. Purchase a used setup (both ski and snowboard setups available) at Colorado Ski and Golf (Ski and Sport OR Boulder Ski Deals) locations for around $100 use it all season long. Feel free to trade it back in if the kids grow out of it mid-season. Then, bring it back in the spring for 50% money back.
·         Ski and Snowboard Expo. The single best place for the best bargains on skis, snowboards, boots, outerwear, clothing, lift tickets, lodging, and lesson packages is at the annual Colorado Ski and Snowboard Expo. The 26th annual shopping and family fun bonanza is Nov. 10-12, 2017 in Hall C of the Colorado Convention Center in downtown Denver. Admission is $15 for adults or $12 with a discount coupon available in The Denver Post or at any Colorado Ski & Golf store and online at www.skisnowexpo.com.  Kids 12 and under are free. Paid admission includes a one-year subscription to SKI Magazine and a $10 gift card from GetSkiTickets.com.
 
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