Denver Deals: Elitch Gardens Reopening Discounts and Easter
posted by: Gretchen
When your kids get (or act) too old for an Easter Basket – but you still want to give them something fun, might I suggest the Table Mountain Farm’s Mallow basket. It is made with all Colorado produced things featuring Table Mountain Farm’s Goat Milk Caramel sauces (Vanilla Bean, Cinnamon Vanilla, Whiskey and Salted Chocolate) plus Magical Mallows Peeps! The basket is just $29.99. My daughter was most excited (she got hers early) to create some caramel coffee drinks with a floating peep!
Elitch Gardens Will Open! Exciting news for thrill seekers – Elitch Gardens has gotten approval to open this summer. The capacity will be limited to 3,200 per day (about 18% capacity) and some covid protocols (yes, that means face-masks). The park will open to pass holders on April 24 so hurry – now passes are WAY on sale for a limited time (normally $179.99 now only $69.99) Kids 2 and under are free.
Denver Botanic Gardens Plant Sale. This year’s sale will be online April 26-29. You can purchase an early access ticket on March 30 for $25. Then you will pick up your plants via curbside pick up May 6-9. The Garden in a Bag offering has expanded this year (thanks to popularity last year), the curated mix takes the guesswork out of garden planning (and they help with care instructions too)!
Host Your Own Easter Egg Hunt. The big community Easter egg hunts may be canceled this year but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a lot of Fun. Check out our ideas for hosting your own socially-distance Easter egg hunt, complete with fun fillers, DIY Easter basket and eggs, game and more.
Outlets at Castle Rock Easter Egg Hunt. Through this Friday, April 2 Hop on down to the Outlets of Castle Rock. There is a Kids Scavenger hunt – stop by Customer Service (in the Food Court), pick up the scavenger hunt card, find the six Easter friends on the storefront windows through the center, return the completed card to Customer Service for a special treat and the Golden Egg Contest – find one of the 12 Easter eggs hidden around the shops each day. Eggs could be worth $1–$50 Outlets gift cards to a Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory basket!
Easter at YMCA of the Rockies. You can still book your last-minute Easter get away at the YMCA of the Rockies in Estes Park. There will be an Easter egg hunt and visit from the Easter Bunny (he’ll pose for photos for you), Egg drop contest, Egg on a spoon races, and an Easter Sunday service. Plus, an Easter meal to-go! Lodge rooms are just $89 per night or you can do a pet-friendly cabin for as low as $109 per night.
Earth Day. Be kind to Mother Earth! We’ve rounded up family-friendly things to do in Denver and beyond for Earth Day. From “The Lorax” Earth Day Art to Every Child in a Garden to school tree-planting events.
Ulta Beauty. Ulta is celebrating 21 days of Beauty deals and bonuses. Up to 50% off some of the top makeup and skincare brands. The deals go through Easter – and there are some great Easter Basket ideas for those eye-rolling teens that maybe think they are too old for an Easter Basket. I’ll plan to get the Mario Badescu 3-piece facial spray for just $10.50!
Epic Ski Passes. Epic passes are the ones from Vail Resorts (including Colorado Resorts: Vail, Beaver Creek, Breckenridge, Keystone and Crested Butte) are on sale for next year – and they are 20% off what they were last year! You can pay in full now – or just $49 down to lock in that rate (the rest will be due in mid-Sept).
Black Friday$. I still sort of get a kick out of the Dollar stores, where everything in the store is just $1.00!! The Aurora store called Black Friday$ has a similar concept, each day is given a different dollar amount but that day everything in the store is that price. Ie. Friday is $9 day. Everything in the store is $9 (Wednesday is $1 day).
Disney+ 30 Days Free. If you have not already subscribed to Disney+, now is your chance to check it out for FREE. Disney+ has partnered with Kellogg’s cereals. To get the FREE 30 Days of Disney buy a Kellogg’s Cereal (Apple Jacks, Crispix, Froot Loops, Rice Krispies) before March 30. Upload a picture of your receipt to Kellogg’s Family Rewards Account. Then enjoy your free trial of Disney+ for 30 days. Of note, they will ask for a credit card to activate. If you cancel before the 30 days are over it is free (if not, there is a $6.99/month charge).
Subway Buy One Footlong Get One-Half Off. Subway is offering a Buy One Get One Half Off promotion through April 14. When you order your sub online or using the app. Use code BOGO50. We love to grab a sandwich on a fun Spring Break road-trip up to the mountains.
Krispy Kreme offers Free Donuts to Vaccinated. Any day through the rest of the year, show your vaccination card for Covid 19 and get a FREE Original Glazed Doughnut. They have a few other offers going on – Be Sweet Weekends offers a Dozen donuts for just $1 when you purchase any ful-priced dozen. And Every Monday through May 24 start your week with a free donut and medium coffee.
Staples & Office Depot Laminate Vaccine Card for Free. I plan to travel later this summer. I’m not sure if I will need my covid vaccine card (assuming I can get vaccinated before I go). Office Depot and Staples will laminate your card for you for FREE. At Office Depot you will need coupon code: 52516714 or Staples coupon code: 81450. Just make sure you do it after you have both vaccines.
Free Lego Life Magazine Subscription. If your kiddos love all things Legos and enjoy seeing all things Lego – this is a great grab for FREE. https://www.lego.com/en-us/
Consignment Sales. Seasonal consignment sales are back! Just in time for spring, you can get some awesome deals. Check out our full list and then mark your calendars!
Free Days. Free days are back at some of the best museums in town. Check our list and mark your calendar.