Check Out the Food, Fashion and Fun at Foxy Moms Expo Saturday

October 30, 2014

mom expoAre you a mom on the go? The FOXY MOMS Expo is an exciting, free event for moms of all ages coming to The Cheyenne Mountain Resort on Saturday, Nov. 14. FOX21’s exclusive expo, the only one of its kind in the Colorado Springs area tailored to moms, will showcase a fashion show, food sampling, fitness demonstrations, money-saving tips for families, live music and much more. FOX21 News personalities and meteorologists plus SOCO CW Viewing Host Melaina will be on hand to meet expo guests. The event runs from 10a.m. to 4p.m. and promises to be an entertaining, enlightening day for all! And it’s FREE. For a complete schedule of events, CLICK HERE.


Should You Ever Draw Out Money from Your Retirement Account?

October 30, 2014

moneyMoney is really tight, and you’re struggling just to survive. Then you remember that you’ve got tens of thousands of dollars in your retirement accounts. Can’t you somehow access that cash? The short answer is yes. But should you? Probably not. “If they’re going to do so, they really should be aware of the tax consequences,” says Jamie Hopkins, a professor of taxation at the American College in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, and the associate director of the New York Life Center for Retirement Income. You face more than taxes and tax penalties. You lose not only the money you withdrew but also the money it would have earned, which is a substantial amount when calculated over years. For the full story on this topic, visit our sister site, Living on the Cheap.

Join Redbox Play Pass for Free Movie Rentals and Rewards

October 30, 2014

Thumbnail for 28090Here’s a loyalty program movie lovers can definitely appreciate, especially since renting movies at Redbox is already inexpensive. They’ve just launched a new loyalty program Redbox Play Pass with lots of great benefits, including a FREE rental just for signing up, a FREE birthday movie night, a FREE movie night on your Redbox Play Pass anniversary, exclusive members-only deals and lots of other surprises along the way. Plus, enjoy a FREE movie night for every 10 rentals. (Each rental earns you 10 points. Once you reach 100, you can redeem for a free rental.) To join, click here.

Victor Merchants Celebrate “3rd on 3rd” Every Month

October 30, 2014

Southird (South Third Street Merchants Association of Victor) sponsors Victor’s 3rd on 3rd. The merchants on South Third Street will be open until 8 p.m. (and on the third day of every month). Merchants included are Sue’s Fortune Club, The Victor / Lowell Thomas Museum, The Victor Trading Co. & Manufacturing Works and Marigold Mercantile, all located on South Third Street. FREE refreshments will be served at each location and many will have specials from 5 till 8 p.m.  For more information, call 689-2346.

Sonic Offers 50-cent Corn Dogs All Day on Halloween

October 29, 2014

Thumbnail for 28055The whole gang can get corny this Halloween at Sonic Drive-In. The fast-food chain is offering corn dogs for just 50 cents each all day on Friday, Oct. 31. (Add-ons are extra.) There’s no limit, so all of the goblins can enjoy a corn dog or two. The scary good deal is valid at participating locations. For locations, use the restaurant locator.

Kids Will Enjoy Halloween Event at Springs Pioneers Museum

October 29, 2014

pioneer museumThe Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum has tons of fun for the month of October, celebrating Halloween.  On Friday, Oct. 31, from 1 to 5 p.m., kids can don their costumes and go to the museum for a Halloween History Hunt.  There will be a story time, crafts, treats and , of course, a scavenger hunt.

Take the Kids to The Citadel for Safe, Indoor Trick-or-Treating

October 29, 2014

halloween costumesIf the weather is bad, or you just want a safe place to trick-or-treat, think about the Citadel.   They’re celebrating “Sweet Treats for Little Pumpkins” from 5 to 7 p.m. on Halloween night — Friday, Oct. 31. Wear your favorite costume and have a Spook-tacular night trick-or-treating at The Citadel mall. Bring the kids to each merchant to collect candy and other goodies in a fun and safe way. It’s also a handicapped-accessible, stroller friendly event. Please, no costumes with masks, weapons or scary costumes.  For more information, call 591-2900 ext. 101.






Denver Art Museum Offers Free Admission First Saturdays

October 28, 2014

There’re plenty of opportunities to see great art locally, but if you want to visit the Denver Art Museum in the Mile High City, consider going on the first Saturday of any month. Colorado residents get in FREE with ID. It’s open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays, located at 100 W. 14th Ave. Parkway in downtown Denver. Call them at 720-865-5000 for information. Or check them out ONLINE. The free admission is for the regular galleries, not for special ticketed events.

Here’s a Treat: A $3 ‘Boo-rito’ at Chipotle on Halloween Night

October 28, 2014

Thumbnail for 27993On Halloween, Oct. 31, show up in costume and Chipotle will “treat” you to one of its notoriously large “boo-ritos,” bowls, salads or tacos for only $3. The bargain burrito is available from 5 p.m. to closing, so there’s still plenty of time to go trick-or-treating or get to a party. We imagine there are going to be lots of ghosts and goblins converging there on Halloween to fill their bellies. For locations nationwide, check out the restaurant locator.

Chow Down on Endless Enchiladas at On the Border

October 27, 2014

on the border logoThrough Nov. 16, On the Border Mexican Grill & Cantina is offering Endless Enchiladas starting at $8.99 ($9.99 in select markets). You’ll have several options from which to choose, including Chicken Tinga with sour cream sauce, cheese and onion with chile con carne and seasoned ground beef with chile con carne. No matter which one you choose, it will be served with Mexican rice, your choice of beans and On The Border’s endless chips and salsa.

Check Out the Freebies and Deals Being Offered on Halloween

October 27, 2014

halloween pumpkinsSeveral restaurants and other businesses are offering discounts and freebies on Friday, Oct. 31. We’ll be adding more to the list as they come in, so check back later in the week for the most up-to-date listing. Also, if you know of any we missed, please leave a comment. Some of these deals require coupons, so make sure you click on the links below for details. And, as always, price and participation may vary, so you might also want to make a quick call before heading out. For a full list of  what we’ve fund so far, CLICK HERE.

Get Your Free B&B Guide to Lodgings Throughout Colorado

October 27, 2014

If you love to stay at bed-and-breakfast inns, you probably should get your own FREE copy of the current guide from the Bed and Breakfast Innkeepers of Colorado. The guide includes more than 100 bed and breakfast member inns throughout the state — from Burlington to Grand Junction, Fort Collins to Trinidad. It also features  a state map,  scenic byways to explore and other detailed information on each property. It includes rates (but those can change over the coming year), lists guests policies (such as whether or not they allow children or pets) and provides information on contacting the B&B of your choice.  To get one,  go ONLINE and fill out the form, or call 800-265-7696.

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Pikes Peak on the Cheap is your guide to free and inexpensive things to do in Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region. We’ll find deals, bargains, two-fers and other ways for you to dine, shop, stay or have fun in our area.

Your guide is Linda DuVal, a former writer, reporter and editor who worked at The Gazette for 32 years and who has lived in, and written about, Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak region for most of her life.

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