Debbie's Deals for Elitch Gardens, Best Buy, Outback, Colorado Symphony, Rock n Roll Half Marathon

Posted at 12:44 PM, Aug 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-19 08:05:47-04

It's time for the latest freebies, deals and coupons.

Best Buy sale

Best Buy is celebrating its 50th anniversary with 50 deals in 50 hours. The sale runs through Saturday at 10:59 MT.  Officials said nearly all deals are available both in store and on

Elitch Gardens

On the subject of 50, Elitch Gardens is offering a special $50 deal. Get admission for two and parking for $50 on any Broncos' home game day (August 20, 27, September 18 and October 9). The game day parking and 2 tickets package, in honor of the Super Bowl 50 champs, is available online at (click on discounts, then scroll down to home team champ pack). Thanks to Jolie for this tip.

Rock n Roll 10K, half marathon

The Rock n Roll half marathon and 10K are coming up in October and Groupon is offering a discounted registration.

Register for the half marathon for $79 (regular price $111) or the 10K for $49 (regular price $67). (I checked the marathon's website and verified that if you buy from them, you're paying the higher price.)

It looks like the offer ends August 22.

Colorado Symphony

See Smokey Robinson with the Colorado Symphony for $20 on September 3 at Fiddler's Green Amphitheatre. Use promo code MYGIRL to unlock $20 tickets. Fees and limitations apply.

Hair cut deal for kids

JCPenney Salons are offering $10 haircuts for kids until August 31. Get the coupon here.

JCPenney is also offering $39.99 eyeglasses for kids until September 15.

Kids' safety day event

Colorado Mills in Lakewood is hosting a back-to-school Safety Day event Saturday (August 20) with fun, interactive activities and educational information about public safety for all ages. Check out demo of Lakewood PD’s K9 Unit and take a spin in Colorado State Patrol’s impaired driving simulator. Plus, see a State Patrol car up close and the Wheat Ridge PD’s new police truck.  There will be a Kids Zone for face painting, balloon animals, CupStruction and a bounce house.

Lakewood Police Department, SWAT and K9 Unit, as well as Golden PD, Wheat Ridge PD, Colorado State Patrol, Jefferson County Sheriffs Office and West Metro Fire Rescue will all be participating in the event. The event is at the food court from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thanks to Kate for this tip.

Free dental care

If you need dental care and can't afford it, a new dental office can help. Risas Dental & Braces is opening its fourth location in the Denver metro area and to mark the occasion, the office is offering free dental care on Saturday, August 20. Read more here.

Slurpee deal

7-Eleven's Bring Your Own Cup deal is back. On August 19 and 20 from 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., customers can bring any cup they like, to any participating store and as long as the cup fits within the designated cutout in the store, you'll get a slurpee for $1.50. Thanks to Christine and Chelsea for this tip.

Outback Steakhouse

Get $5 off two dinner entrees or $4 off two lunch entrees at Outback Steakhouse with this coupon. Offer valid until August 21.

Olive Garden

Get 20 percent off to go and catering at Olive Garden by using the code OGSAVE20. Offer ends August 21.


Order Noodles online and get 25 percent off with the promo code SCHOOL16. Offer valid through August 31. Not valid with other offers.

Chipotle Happy Hour

Chipotle is offering a 2-for-1 Happy Hour special on margaritas and beer from 4-8 p.m. each day in August and September.

The special can not be combined with other deals. There's a limit of one free beer or margarita per person per day and it's only valid at locations with beer and margaritas (makes sense, huh?). Thanks to Emily for this tip.

Ruby Tuesday deals

Get a lemonade for 25 cents on National Lemonade Day on Saturday (August 20) at Ruby Tuesday with the purchase of an entree.

Visit Ruby Tuesday from August 20 to September 18, and if you make a donation of any denomination to No Kid Hungry, you'll get a card good for one FREE kid’s meal or a FREE dessert with the purchase of an adult entrée on your next visit. Thanks to Seth for this tip.

Festival weekend!

This weekend there are festivals in Colorado to celebrate peaches, mushrooms, corn and watermelons. Some of the festivals are pricey (like the mushroom festival in Telluride), but some are free. There are parades and other free events. Check out the list here.


PF Chang's

Get a free order of Singapore firecracker chicken with any entree purchase at P.F. Chang's on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through August 31 with this coupon.

Lego fun for kids

The Lego store at Colorado Mills is inviting kids to a Lego Club meeting on August 20 or 27. At the meeting, you'll get to build a mini model and take it home. Registration is $10 per child and the event is open to children ages 6-14 only. Kids can join the Lego Club for free here.

Chihuahua special

Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic is spaying or neutering 100 ?Chihuahua or Chihuahua-mix dogs at a discounted rate of $20 each in August. The special offer was made possible through a grant from PetSmart Charities. Thanks to Ashley for this tip.


Get the Subway 6-inch sub of the day for $3.50 at Denver-area stores. Subway's website says it's a limited time offer, but it doesn't say when it ends.

$2 Tuesday at Sie FilmCenter

The Sie FilmCenter is offering $2 Tuesdays once a month --  Sept 13, Oct 11 and Nov 22. On $2 Tuesday, all movies (except special engagements and rentals), small popcorns, small drinks and PBR's are just $2. Thanks to JoAnna for this tip.

National Parks free admission

Looking ahead, mark your calendar for August 25-28 when you can get free admission to all 412 national parks.  The entrance fee waiver does not cover amenity or user fees for activities such as camping, boat launches, transportation, or special tours.

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