Pizza! Pizza! If you’re hungry, but on budget, you now have another “cheap” option for lunch. Little Caesars just introduced its new $5 Lunch Combo. Every day, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., you can get a four-slice Deep! Deep! Dish Pizza with Pepperoni and a 20-ounce Pepsi for $5. The best part is that its “Hot-N-Ready,” so no waiting for it to heat up — just grab it and go. The “cheap” combo is available at particiapting locations.
If you’re looking to make this tax season easier than last year, or if your financial circumstances have changed, we have a list of resources for you to consider. Filing your taxes online is easy, and it may be free if your income is low enough and your financial situation has few complications. This article has a great list of online tax services. They get more sophisticated each year, so it online tax preparation would not work for you last year, see if it does this year. You also can buy software, have them prepared by a professional o a volunteer (if you qualify) and take a look at other options. For the full story, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.
Looking for a different date night? Silent Film Fridays continues its monthly presentation of film classics. This month’s screening features a pairing of Charlie Chaplin shorts, with a live “soundtrack” performed on the historic Mighty Wurlitzer on Friday, March 7 at 8 pm at City Auditorium, 221 E. Kiowa Street in downtown Colorado Springs. Silent Film Fridays screenings continue through May. Experience silent films how they used to be done. Back in the day, the “pre-talkies” screened with live musical accompaniment. Huge pipe organs replicated orchestral music and movie sound effects, all against the whir of the film and projector reels. Silent Film Fridays presents a series of film classics with live music performed on downtown’s historic Mighty Wurlitzer by the Pikes Peak Area Theater Organ Society. Friday’s event presents a Charlie Chaplin double feature, with “The Rink” (1916) and “Behind the Screen” (1916). The movie “soundtrack” will be performed live by Pikes Peak Area Theater Organ Society board member Dave Weesner. This month’s screening is timed to coincide with First Friday Downtown, which features free gallery openings, artist receptions, and performances from 5 to 8 p.m. at more than 20 venues on the first Friday of the month. Admission to Silent Film Fridays is a suggested donation of $5, with free admission for those 17 and younger. Beer, wine, and popcorn will be available for purchase at the hour-long event.
Mueller State Park has the cure cabin fever. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 1, there will be a Homestead Trail Hike. Visit the Osborn Homestead and hear about what it was like to live in the mountains before modern conveniences. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 8, join the Snowshoe Series, leaving from the Visitor Center. This is a short, introductory, one-mile hike. For those who do not have snowshoes yet, please call the park for information about where to rent equipment. The series continues Saturday, March 22 and Saturday, April 5. At 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 15, join the School Pond Hike leaving from Preacher’s Hollow Trailhead. At 10 a.m. on Sunday, March 16, take the Rock Pond Hike, leaving from the Visitor Center. Sturdy footwear and ice traction devices are recommended. All programs are FREE but a parks pass must be on your vehicle to enter the park. A $7 daily pass or $70 annual pass is available. When enjoying the outdoors, always have a map and be prepared with water and sun protection. Dress in layers and wear proper footwear. For weather updates or for more information call Mueller State Park at 719-687-2366. Mueller State Park is located four miles south of Divide of Highway 67.
Who doesn’t love lox and bagels? Now through March 16, get two-for-one Honey Smoked or Nova Lox salmon sandwiches at participating Einstein Bros locations. You’ll need this coupon to get the freebie. You can either print the coupon or show on your mobile device.
We love any chance to save money at the movie concession stand, given the expense of tickets. This month, you can get $3 off a soft drink at Regal Cinemas — access the mobile coupon here. You can use the coupon once per day through March 31. No printed coupons will be accepted. You must show the coupon on your mobile device to get the discount. With the coupon, at most locations, a small soft drink is $2, a medium is $2.50 and a large is $3. For big drinkers, the best value is the large because it comes with a FREE refill. In Colorado Springs, Regal Cinemas (formerly Hollywood Theatres) is on Interquest Drive.
No American writer has had as great an impact on children’s literature as Dr. Seuss. His imaginative characters, vivid illustrations, and catchy rhymes are instantly recognizable to anyone who grew up reading his stories. Create a personal library of children’s books by joining Dr. Seuss & His Friends book club. Great Deal for only $5.95! Includes: – The Cat in the Hat, Mr. Brown Can Moo, Ten Apples On Top, Go Dog Go! & The Tooth Book - plus FREE Dr. Seuss Parent Guide. There’s also FREE shipping. And through March 7, you get a special gift, too. For details, visit this site: http://strk.enlnks.com/aff_c?offer_id=1280&aff_id=6154.
The Colorado Springs Senior Center hosts FREE Friday matinee movies all year long. January’s lineup includes: “Born Free” on March 7; “Yours, Mine and Ours” on March 21; and “Some Like It Hot” on March 28. There is no film on March 14. For the full line-up for coming weeks, CLICK HERE. Movies start at 1 p.m.
Denny’s knows how popular pancakes are with kids and adults alike. The diner has just added all-you-can-eat pancakes to its Value Menu. For just $4, you can get your fill of their fluffy goodness. If you want any extras like bacon, sausage, eggs or hash browns, it will cost you a bit more. However, you could just indulge on pancakes and satisfy your hunger “on the cheap.” The pancake promo is available at participating locations — for a limited time.
At The Margarita at Pine Creek, guests get a FREE concert for the price of a drink. Live bands perform regularly, usually starting around 6:30 or so. Upcoming live music includes: Every Wednesday, the eclectic jazz style of Crystal and the Curious. For more information, call 598.8667. For more information on the restaurant’s calendar of events, go online to http://www.margaritaatpinecreek.com/calendar-events/
Love esoteric music and instruments? Pairing lute and contrabass, the Isbin/Walton Duo is a genre-defying collaboration, touching upon medieval and Renaissance sources, progressive jazz, free improvisation, and classical avant-garde. Catch them in a FREE concert at 7:3 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, at Centennial Hall on the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs campus. The event is presented by the Peak FreQuency Creative Arts Collective. For more information, call 255-5134.
Those 2014 Entertainment Books, which contain hundreds of 50% off and BOGO coupons for local restaurants and attractions, have gotten cheaper. Right now, through March 12, you can get 50% off all Entertainment Books, with free shipping. Remember to think beyond your own city. Are you planning a spring break or summer vacation? Get one for that locale, too. It will pay for itself. They do sell out, though, so don’t delay ordering.