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Deals: Valentine’s Day workshop, Stock Show, free museum days and more!

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I was lucky enough to be in Hong Kong several years ago for Chinese New Year. It is such a fun and festive time. This festivity is a time for family reunion and is considered the most important part of the Chinese New Year celebration. People often visit relatives and friends, do some shopping, watch traditional Chinese New Year events, launch fireworks, and plan for the coming year. The celebration is sometimes accentuated with a religious ceremony given in honor of heaven, earth, the family’s ancestors and other gods. Kung Hei Fat Choi! (How you say Happy New Year).

 National Western Stock Show. The National Western Stock show lets you get up close with the animals and be entertained with the rodeo through January 26. There are several ticket deals you can score discounted tickets from Groupon or Travelzoo. Plus, no matter what grounds admission is free with the purchase of a rodeo ticket. It is a full day’s entertainment at the price of a movie.  

 Free Museum Day for Merrill Lynch and Bank of America Customers. On February 1 & 2, Merrill Lynch and Bank of America customers can visit over 225 cultural institutions (in Colorado the Art Museum, Clyfford Still Museum and Denver Botanic Gardens). They get free admission when they show their ID and their card. While this sounds like a great deal – keep in mind that ANYONE (with our without a certain credit card) can go to the Colorado Art Museum for free on the first Saturday of the month. 

Free Days. Saturday, February 1, Counterterrorism Education Learning Lab and Denver Art Museum general admission is free. On Sunday, February 2, the Denver Zoo is free to Colorado Residents. For other free day listings be sure to check out our list!

 Krispy Kreme. Get a Krispy Kreme donut free every Monday in January from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Also when you join mySweetRewards get a free dozen original glazed donuts with any dozen purchase.

Wendy’s Frosty Key Tags. Looking for a way to support a good cause AND get a great deal all year long? Consider buying a Frosty Key Tag at Wendy’s for just $2. 

DGMG Jewelry, Gem & Mineral ShowKids will learn and have fun with activities like crystal digging, Mineral Magic Show, Mineral identification activities, Bat Cave (with rocks that glow in the dark), demonstrations, wire wrapping, geode cracking, and awesome displays of minerals from across the state and around the world.  Jump start your collection with 10 minerals plus a chance to win special prizes – in the $1 Grab Bag.  Free parking and Free admission at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, Golden Colorado, February 28 – March 1, 2020

AAA Travel Show. I still have a handful of states that I need to see if I’m going to see all 50. But I love the planning almost more than the actual traveling, that is why I love the AAA Travel Show. January 31 and February 1 at Empower Field at Mile High. The event features speakers, presentations and exhibitors.

Outlets at Castle Rock. Will celebrate Chinese New Year (Year of the Rat) with an awesome red envelope giveaway – traditional Chinese red envelopes stuffed with gift cards and shopping coupons. And children 12 years old and under can collect lantern crafts at Customer Service, then return with their decorated lantern to receive an envelope with a special surprise inside, Jan. 25 – Feb. 8!

Chick Fil A Free. Get a free 8-count Nuggets or Kale Crunch Salad when you download the Chick-Fil-A app and go to the rewards section of the app.

 Home Depot Kids Workshop. I want to be a kid again! At Home Depot’s Free workshop February 1, Kids will make a free Heart String Art.


Ski for Free. 5th Graders can ski for free and 6th Graders ski for really cheap with the Passport from Colorado Ski Country. The passport allows Fifth-graders to try (and fall in love) with the sport. You get three times of skiing at the member resorts, a first timer’s lesson and rentals on the day of that lesson. As a Sixth Grader you get four times (and the lesson and rental if you didn’t take a first-timer one already). The deadline to apply is coming up on January 31!

 Ski and Snowboard Month. Did you know that January is Learn to Ski and Snowboard Month? The ski areas take safety and the responsibility code (things like you need to be in control etc) very seriously. So seriously, that they have an entire month dedicated to teaching safety in a fun way (We’ve gathered all the fun info for you)!


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