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Deals: Free succulents at farmer’s market, teacher appreciation and more!

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I love a reason for a party! This weekend we will have both Cinco De Mayo as well as the Kentucky Derby. Maybe I will wear my fancy hat while I take down a plate of nachos?

 Farmers Market. Its’ time again for farmer’s markets! The Union Station Farmer’s Market opens on May 11 – giving the first 100 moms a potted succulent. Plus, for the first year, the market will have a Chef’s Council where 5 chefs through the season will provide recipes for dishes to make with market ingredients. 

9Health Fair. Several years ago, my dad discovered he has high blood pressure, thanks to a 9Health Fair. Over 100 communities bring health screenings to their residents.  Volunteers organizes the free (or inexpensive) fairs in locations all across the state offering health screenings. To find one near you, visit  

Pikachu MovieYou and your family are invited to the advance screening of POKÉMON DETECTIVE PIKACHU on May 6th! Visit to download your complimentary passes. (While limited supplies last, passes admit up to 4. Passes do not guarantee admission as theater is overbooked. ARRIVE EARLY!) #DetectivePikachu in theaters May 10th.

RTD G Line Free. G as in Gretchen? Must be – because they combined it with the word FREE. For another week the G line will offer free rides.

 Ruby Tuesday. I love their salad bar and April 30 you can have Endless Garden Bar for just $5 between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m.

 Dazbog Coffee. Mayor Michael B. Hancock has declared May 1 as Dazbog Day in Denver. In celebration, at all of the Dazbog shops (except the airport), get a FREE drip coffee on May 1.

 Treble by Train. Nothing says fun to me more than great music, friends and dancing!  Denver Union Station is offering Treble by Train, featuring LaPOMPE a new weekly jazz series in the Great Hall every Tuesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. Plus Swingin’ Denver is offering FREE dance lessons on the first Tuesday of each month (at 8 p.m.)

 Elizabeth(an) Celebration. All moms/grandmas with the name (or middle name) Elizabeth who submit their favorite Mother’s Day story to The Elizabeth[Hotel]’s Facebook page will save 50% their May 11, 2019 or May 12, 2019 Mother’s Day stay. Entries are also eligible for the grand prize; a winner selected at random will receive a complimentary stay and in-room brunch.

 Mici loves Mom. Mici Handcrafted Italian loves your mom as much as you do… because they are giving her a complimentary glass of prosecco wit the purchase of any adult entrée on Mother’s Day when she dines in.

 Noodles & Company. I typically only see great deal with gift card purchases around Christmas. But, Noodles is offering a $5 bonus card for every $25 purchased in gift cards. Between April 24 and June 30 – purchase  in-store or online for the bonus card.

 Grimaldi’s. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria the New York Style pizzeria known for coal fired, brick oven pizza is celebrating teachers! Teachers will bet a 15% discount May 6-9. Also, their students and parents can nominate a teacher to win a pizza party – nominations accepted through May 9. 

Spanky’s Roadhouse. Teachers, you’re almost there. Do teachers get senioritis too? Teacher Appreciation week is May 6-10 at Spanky’s Roadhouse. Educators get a free drink when you walk in the door! No  strings. No purchase required. Simply show school ID to server (even the popular Moscow Mule is free). Also, on Mother’s Day every mother who dines for brunch will get a home-,ade card (which includes a token for a complimentary drink during a future visit).

 Elitch Gardens. Anyone else excited about the Meow Wolf-inspired Kaleidescape? I honestly have not been as excited about a ride in a long time! Parents with little ones (children three to five years of age), you have only a few more weeks – until May 19 to register your child online for the Pre-K Pass. Adult guests can purchase their 2019 Season Pass for just $69.99 which includes unlimited visits, free parking, free tickets for friends, free concerts and more. Available at or at King Soopers.

 Still Skiing. There are still a few ski areas open! Yes – you can still ski at Loveland, Arapahoe Basin and Breckenridge! Who wants to meet me?


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