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Deals: Earth Day in Denver, Half-off Royal Gorge and More

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This Thursday, April 22 is Earth Day 2021. Earth day is meant to serve as a conscious reminder of how we can protect and take care of our Earth. Do you talk with your kids about it – or in my case, my kids talk to me? Maybe this year you can plan to recycle more or use refillable bottles and containers like the awesome Colorado companies EcoVessel which has the most adorable kids collection and U-Konserve. Check out our family-friendly things to do in Denver and beyond for Earth Day. 

Royal Gorge Bridge & Park is offering half-price General Admission Annual Passes to residents of Colorado, April 1-30. The passes are good for one year from the date of purchase with unlimited visits and can be purchased online or at the park using Promo Code HFCOSP21. At these discounted prices, a family and child pass pays for itself in just one visit and an adult pass in two visits. royalgorgebridge.com

 Big Blue Swim School. Get 50% off of Swim Lessons! Big Blue Swim School opens its first Denver-area pool in Centennial in May. Located at the Smoky Hill Town Center, Big Blue offers year-round swim lessons to children ages six months to 12 years of age through a proprietary distance-based curriculum.  From now until opening day in May, families receive 50% off the first four lessons, and then a discounted rate on weekly lessons for six months after that. Go here for details. 

Camp Telaphiba is an overnight summer dance camp in the beautiful rocky mountains of Colorado welcoming girls and boys ages 10-18 of all dance levels! During a week- long session at camp, campers participate in 4-6 dance classes per day in all different styles,  intermixed with FUN outdoor activities such as hiking, swimming, campfire with s’mores and more! Get $40 off until April 30th! Enter your info here to get the discount code: https://mailchi.mp/308a7e36144a/promo

Denver Restaurant Week. Experience cuisine from the best chefs in town during Denver Restaurant Week, April 23–May 2. Top restaurants offer multi-course meals for one of three tasty prices — $25, $35 or $45 per person — at eateries throughout the city, many with expanded patios. I do suggest you go peruse some of the menus, but I warn you not to do it when you’re hungry!

 Denver Botanic Gardens Plant Sale. This year’s sale will be online April 26-29. 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)!

 Outlets at Castle Rock Moms and Mimosas. On May 1, 2, 7 and 8, shoppers can treat moms to a well-deserved day of fun and relaxation at Outlets at Castle Rock’s returning “Moms and Mimosas.” With the purchase of a $15 ticket, attendees will receive a $10 gift card to shop, a mimosa or bar beverage (must be 21 and older; additional beverages included for a charitable donation), access to a private lounge, a goodie bag, exclusive shopping coupons, giveaway entries and more. Up to $15 will also benefit the day’s selected non-profit organization, such as Healing Warriors Program, Special Olympics Colorado and 4 Paws 4 Life. Space is limited and registration for 30-minute check-in time slots is open at www.outletsatcastlerock.com/events.

Elitch Gardens Will Open! Exciting news for thrill-seekers – Elitch Gardens has gotten approval to open this summer. The capacity will be limited to 3200 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.

 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 full-priced dozen. And Every Monday through May 24 start your week with a free donut and medium coffee.

 Smashburger. Try Smashburger’s newest offering the Scorchin’ Hot Crispy Chicken Sandwich made wth hot crispy chicken, spicy red pepper may, pickles and served on a classic toasted bun today, Tuesday, April 20 when you can score a buy one get one free deal on it!

 Pretzel Day. We love pretzels at our house. One time, we even tried to make them (they didn’t turn out well – hence the one time)…but thank goodness there is Wetzel’s at the mall! On Monday, April 26, Wetzel’s will celebrate National Pretzel Day with a Free pretzel between 3 p.m. and close.

 Honey. If you have not tried the plug-in Honey. What are you waiting for? I love that every time I go to purchase something online, I can run the simple Honey application (it pops up when you get to your basket). It runs every coupon code out there to see if you really have the best deal. If you don’t it will apply the other coupon. It also tracks what you may have looked at (or in my case have still in an Amazon basket) to see if the price went down and sends you a notification that it is now on sale. Plus, all of this is FREE.

 Consignment Sales. Just a few more spring consignment sales left for you to score some pretty great deals. Consignment sales are a GREAT way to save some money and get clothes that will fit your kids without breaking the bank. This weekend head to St. Philip Early Learning Center Sale. It will be held on Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at St. Philip Early Learning Center at 7531 S. Kendall Blvd in Littleton. 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.

Gretchen
Author: Gretchen

Gretchen loves to be outdoors! She is addicted to coupons and finding the best deals or entering sweepstakes (one day she will win something really great!)

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