I was asked to be a guest judge at the Rock the Runway Model Contest at the Outlets of Castle Rock again for the second year. It is fantastic to see all the kids strut their stuff on stage. But perhaps my most favorite part is when Peggy Ziglin does a quick fashion show before the fun begins. I always see just the right outfit and this is the second time in a row that I’ve immediately gone to purchase something that was up on stage. They have so many great deals right now – just in time for back to school. Find out how you can enter to win a Chrome Notebook!
Plum Consignment. One of my favorite consignment stores in Denver is Plum Consignment in Stapleton! They are holding their annual End of Season Progressive Summer Sale. This week (week of July 31), score 30% off seasonal merchandise, next week (week of August 7th) get 40% off and week of August 14th get 50% off. Of course, you save more if you wait longer but you get better selection when you shop sooner!
Dog Days Movie. You’re invited to an advance screening of LD Entertainment’s DOG DAYS next Thursday, August 2 at 7:00pm at the AMC Westminster Promenade. DOG DAYS is rated PG and stars Nina Dobrev, Vanesssa Hudgens and Eva Longoria and highlights the everyday connections between people and their dogs in LA as they uncover life lessons and new relationships – the film is in the vein of ‘Love, Actually’ and ‘Crazy, Stupid Love’. You can watch the official trailer here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fAfqqHwgI1U. Opens in theaters everywhere Wednesday, August 8!
Football Season! August really is the best month (besides it being my birth month) – it means the start of FOOTBALL! The Broncos training camp has started. Practices are free to attend and open to the public (9:30 a.m. to 12 noon) Plus, you can score Colorado Buffaloes tickets deals – three games for just $33 each. (New Hampshire, Oregon State and Utah) the offer is only good through July 31 at 5 p.m. But probably the least expensive football tickets in the state are for Air Force Academy Football – we’ve seen tickets as cheap as $19 each! And they have a fun fan-zone for kids that is before home games!
Alamo Draft House. Looking for something fun and cheap to do with the kids INSIDE (aka in air conditioning)? Choose your own ticket price ($1, $3, or $5) movies. Buy tickets online to reserve seats. 100% of the sales are donated to local nonprofits! Most screenings are for kids 3 and up. https://drafthouse.com/denver
Firehouse Subs. H2O for Heros campaign at Firehouse Subs is back in action. On Saturday, August 4, bring in an unopened 24-pack of bottled water and receive a medium sub. All the waters will go to local fire and police departments to be distributed to those in need. Deal for you deal for them.
Dairy Queen. Dairy Queen is hosting Miracle Treat day on Thursday, August 2. $1 or more of every Blizzard treat sold is donated to local children’s Hospital.
Noodles & Company National Zucchini Day. National Zucchini Day is Wednesday, August 8. On that day when you swap classic noodles for zucchini noodles at Noodles & Company you can do it for free (normally it is 75 cents). My daughter loved the Zucchini Romesco.
Pizzeria Locale. On August 8, Pizzeria Locale is rewarding bookworms with BOGO (Buy one Get one) from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. show a valid Denver Public Library card to get your deal! Also through Aug 15, text PIZZA to 333331 for a chance to win pizza for a year (one per week) and a party for 10 people (15 winners).
National Oyster Day at Ocean Prime. Oysters get their day – August 5. Ocean Prime will celebrate by offering “Half Off the Half Shell” with half-priced oysters the entire night! Try your oysters two ways: West Coast and East Coast. West Coast are sweeter – East Coast are saltier. Try them both and see what YOU think.
Christmas in July at Denver Center. Through July 31 use the code JULY to get special discounts for Christmas shows at the Denver Center. Shows include A Christmas Carol, SantaLand Diaries, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, Cirque Eloize – Hotel.
Cheesecake Factory. In celebration of National Cheesecake day, The Cheesecake Factory will give you half off any slice of cheesecake on Monday, July 30. The kids and I love the turtle cheesecake!
Redbox. Summer Spin is in full swing through August 26 at the Redbox App. Complete activities for a chance to win instant prizes and get an entry to win one of three trips – including a trip to California for the Venom movie premiere and 2-night stay at Legoland.
Summer Concerts and Movies outside. We pulled together a list of some of the best of free concerts and outdoor movie showings. There is something for everyone – all across town.
Golden. In the cute little town of Golden just West of downtown Denver, there is so much to do. Fridays in August catch a Movie & Music at Parfet Park, visit the Golden Fine Arts Festival August 18 & 19, or shop for great deals at the Sidewalk Sale on Sept. 15.
Snow Mountain Ranch. Women’s Adventure Camp makes for a great experience for women looking for their own camplike experience in the Colorado Rocky Mountains. Why do kids get all of the summer camp fun? It will be held Thursday, Aug 23 through Sunday, Aug 26, 2018 and the cost is $325 – plus, right now guests who sign up with 3 friends, will all receive $15 off. Activities include: Archery, Art: Ceramics, crafts, watercolors and drawing with local artist, Karen Vance in her studio, Birding, Canoeing, Climbing wall, Fly Fishing / Fishing, Rowley Homestead Experience, hiking, High Ropes, mountain biking, goat yoga and more.
Glenwood Caverns. Get a 50% OFF Tram Ride Admission to experience America’s only mountain-top theme park…Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park in Glenwood Springs. It’s a full day of family fun and adventure for everyone, with great kid-friendly rides and attractions along with awesome thrill rides and amazine cave tours. Go to glenwoodcaverns.com for hours and info. Buy online and enter promo code MHMAMA for discount.