If you haven’t visited one of Colorado Springs’ unique museums, the Money Museum of the National Numismatic Association, which offers FREE admission once a month. Doors of the museum, 818 N. Cascade Ave., open at 10 a.m. that day. Explore the world of money for FREE on the third Saturday of each month. See rare and unusual coins. Check out the beautiful Bass Gallery and see how U.S. coinage has changed over the decades. Walk through the Civil War exhibit and learn how money played a large role in the battle between the states. This month, in the KidsZone, from 10:30 to noon, children 4-y can learn about the anatomy of a coin. Yes, coins have “body parts” too! It’s also FREE, but you must pre-register for the event. Call 632-2646 or go to www.money.org/KidsZone.
A generation ago, retirement was more defined. You had a last day of work, collected your gold watch and headed for a planned community in Florida or Arizona. But the baby boomer generation is heading into a much different kind of retirement. Modern technology has made it easier to move to another country and still keep up with friends and relatives in the United States. But today’s retirement is as likely to include continued work as it is golf, and that’s affecting the choices people make about where to live. For the full story on this topic, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.
Some of the region’s finest artists will welcome visitors to their homes and galleries to see where the art is created during the FREE Pikes Peak Studio Tour, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday Sept. 20 and 21. About 20 local artists are participating. For details and directions, CLICK HERE.
What’s the latest buzz? From Sept. 16 to 29, stop by any participating McDonald’s for a FREE small McCafé coffee — no purchase necessary. Limit one per customer, per visit. The freebie is available during breakfast hours only, drive-through or dine-in.
The Historic Monument Merchants Association will host a Monument Art Hop on the third Thursday of each month through Sept. 18. Look for it on Aug. 21. Check out galleries, restaurants and shops in historic downtown Monument. The event is from 5 to 8 p.m. and is a monthly celebration featuring art openings, book signings, great food, live music and other special events. For more information, call 425-8889.
An estate sale, sometimes known as a tag sale, and sometimes operated as an estate auction, is the sale of everything inside a house. The sales are often held to clean out the house of someone who has died, but many sellers are simply looking to downsize from a big house or start over with new furniture. No matter the seller’s motivation, most buyers find that estate sales are a great way to get a good deal on household items. One of the best ways to find out about estate sales all over the country is EstateSales.NET, based in Jackson, Mo. For more on this topic, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.
An estate sale, estate auction or tag sale is an efficient way to break up a household. An estate liquidation company runs the sale in exchange for a percentage of the proceeds. Depending on the area of the country and the number of items in the house, the commission may range from 25% to 45% of sales proceeds. The contents of the house are often being sold because the owner died, but sometimes the owner is simply downsizing and looking to start over with new things. For the full story on this topic, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.
Through Sunday, Sept. 28, get a FREE breakfast, lunch or dinner entree at Mimi’s Cafe with the purchase of a second entree (of equal or greater value) and two beverages. The discounted dish requires this printable coupon. The coupon is not valid with any other offer or discount. One coupon per check — dine-in only. For locations, click here.
Through Monday, Sept. 15, Living Social has a great deal on a Costco Membership package. For $55 you get a Gold Star Membership. That is the regular price for a Gold Star Membership, which includes a household card, but with this deal you get more. As part of this exclusive offer, all new members will receive: • $20 Costco Cash Card • Exclusive coupons good for three free Kirkland Signature™ products ($30.97 value) – One apple pie – One rotisserie chicken – One 30-pack of two-ply bath tissue • Plus, enjoy three months of free identity protection service brought to you by Identity Guard® (a $40.47 value) • $146.44 total value. If you’ve been thinking of trying out Costco now is the time. This deal is just for new customers.
When it comes to credit cards, if you’re pretty good at paying your bill on time and keeping your debt load manageable, you’re ahead of the game. But are you really getting the most from your perks and rewards programs? If the answer is no, you’re like most card users, says Matthew Goldman, CEO of Wallaby, a smartphone app that manages credit card use to maximize benefits. “Most people are definitely leaving money on the table,” he says. For some great tips for playing your (credit) cards right, so you can earn all kinds of rewards, perks, airline miles and more, red the full story on our sister site, Living on the Cheap. .
Through Sept. 30, save $10 on two dinner entrées or $5 on two lunch entrées at participating Carrabba’s Italian Grill locations. To get the discount, you’ll need this printable coupon, which you can find on Carrabba’s Facebook page.
Using ingredients sourced from France is just one of the ways Mimi’s Cafe stays connected to its roots. From tangy orange zest to creamy goat cheese, Mimi’s menu is full of French-inspired ingredients and dishes — all against a French cottage-themed backdrop. Dining there is like taking a break in the French countryside for an hour or two. Through Sunday, Sept. 28, get a FREE breakfast, lunch or dinner entree at Mimi’s Cafe with the purchase of a second entree (of equal or greater value) and two beverages. The discounted dish requires this printable coupon. The coupon is not valid with any other offer or discount. One coupon per check — dine-in only. For locations, click here.