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Deals: Epic SchoolKids, free dental and more

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Does the curse of the overscheduled weekend happen to you too? I made plans several months ago to be out of town this weekend. And of course, it seems like I’m missing so much this weekend – from fun stuff to do in town to my friend’s annual Big A** BBQ. Is it just me or do others have this same issue? I can have a weekend where I don’t seem to have much going on – but on the one weekend when I have something planned everyone else plans that weekend too?!

Consignment sales. Twice a year, Mile High Mamas does a round-up detailing Colorado’s popular children’s consignment sales. Thousands of shoppers find bargains on kids’ clothing for newborn-preteen, toys, strollers, furniture, baby equipment, books, shoes, maternity items and more…all at 50-90% below retail. This week’s sales: Aug. 23-26- Just Between Friends of Longmont at Boulder County Fairgrounds in Longmont.

Ski Deals. Fall is such a great season for the mountains – probably my favorite time of year there. You can still hike and see beautiful leaves turning. But it also turns my attention to skiing. Fall is also the time to snag deals that will set you up for the whole ski season! Vail Resorts (Vail, Beaver Creek, Keystone and Breckenridge) are once again offering Epic SchoolKids a FREE pass for kids Kindergarten through 5th grade. (Available for Colorado, Utah and Whistler/Blackcomb). SKI REX is the region’s largest pre-season sale of ski stuff (equipment and apparel). The event will take place at all six Colorado Ski & Golf Locations (although I saw a sign over the one near Park Meadows that called it Epic Mountain Gear) starting August 31.

 Risas Dental. With Labor Day just two weeks away, don’t forget Risas Dental and Braces’ Annual Labor of Love event on Monday, Sept. 3rd from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., the doctors and staff from Risas Dental and Braces will donate their time at its annual Labor of Love event. You can select from one of four free services, including: Basic Teeth Cleaning; Cavity Filling; Tooth Extraction; Complete Exam with X-rays. Labor of Love kicks off with music, fun activities for kids, and complimentary breakfast for attendees waiting in line. Patients in line before 8 a.m. will be guaranteed treatment. No appointments will be required or accepted. In addition to offering free dental services, the bilingual Risas’ staff will provide oral hygiene instruction and schedule follow-up services as needed.  Participating Denver locations include:

·         Wheat Ridge – 3815 N. Wadsworth Blvd, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033

·         Denver South – 2731 W. Evans Ave., Denver, CO 80219

·         Aurora South – 3575 S. Chambers Rd., Aurora, CO 80014

·         Aurora North – 11479 E Colfax Ave., Aurora, CO 80010

AMC Tuesday. Tuesday’s at AMC tickets are just $5 with an AMC Stubs membership. Plus, you can reserve online to solidify your Tuesday plans. Purchase tickets at the box office, AMCTheaters.com or their app.

Hallmark. Hallmark Gold Crown Members (membership is free) can stop by their favorite Hallmark Store for a couple more Fridays for Free Card Friday. You have to pay tax – but a card was just twenty cents! (and if you happen to be in the one at Park Meadows – tell that cute little worker gal that you read her mom’s blog).

 Red RobinRed Robin is offering Kids Entrees for just $1.99 every Wednesday (for a limited time). Buy a burger, entrée, salad or wrap and get your kids dinner for just $1.99.

 Blo Blow Dry BarBlo Blow Dry Bar is now open at their first Denver location in Cherry Hills (a perfect location for moms). To celebrate the grand opening, they are offering Mile High Mamas readers $10 off for a limited time. Ue the code WLT at checkout when paying. The dry bar will also feature makeup services from award winning, Colorado based Glo Skin Beauty. Blo is North America’s original blow dry bar, with over 115 locations, making it the world’s largest blow dry bar franchise. No cuts, no color: Just wash, blo, go. Guests choose from our signature styles featured in the Blo Hair Menu, from the razor-straight “Executive Sweet” to the runway-inspired “Pillow Talk”. Blo Cherry Hills is owned by local entrepreneur, Patrice Gentelman.

Front Row Tickets. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to be sitting by my computer waiting for tickets to go on sale when I want to go to events. That is why I love Front Row Tickets.  Pretty much any show I want to go to (or sporting event – GO BUFFS!) is available on the site.

Marcella’s Ristorante. Marcella’s Ristorante, Pizzeria and Wine Bar in LoHi just launched Sunday brunch in time for National Waffle Day, which is this Friday, August 24. To celebrate, the restaurant will be giving away free mini Nutella waffles for dessert to each party who dines at Marcella’s for dinner on Friday, August 24. (HELLO NUTELLA!). Weekly Sunday brunch begins at 10 a.m. The restaurant will open for brunch at 9 a.m. during Broncos home games during the day. On Sunday, August 26, the restaurant will serve it’s bottomless red and white sangria for just $10. It will go back to its regular price, $20, starting Sept. 2.

Affordable Arts Festival. Great art for under $100. YAY. Sunday, August 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Arapahoe Community College Over 160 artists from around the country come to buy fine art for under $100. (Plus, it’s nationally ranked). And art can be fun (as if saving in and of itself isn’t fun enough) there is live music, get a swag bag filled with goodies for the first 200 people, and rides in golf carts when you buy too much art to carry! Tickets are just $10 each but you can use this coupon to get $2 off when you purchase two tickets.

 

 

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