Cheap Check­list

The Denver Post - - LIFE & CULTURE - By Laura Daily and Bryan K. Chavez Ev­ery Satur­day, Laura Daily and Bryan K. Chavez at help smart shop­pers find free­bies, dis­counts and deals. Send tips to 10 to 14 days in ad­vance.


To cel­e­brate Na­tional Ice Cream Day, McDon­alds is treat­ing cus­tomers to a sweet free­bie on July 16. Down­load the McDon­ald’s mo­bile app to re­deem the of­fer for a free soft-serve vanilla cone. Even sweeter, one cus­tomer will re­ceive a spe­cial Golden Arches Cone. The lim­it­ededi­tion cone en­ti­tles the win­ner to McDon­ald’s soft-serve for life. For a chance to win, re­deem the free cone of­fer on July 16 be­tween 2 and 5 p.m. For in­for­ma­tion on the app, in­clud­ing how to down­load it, visit www.mcdon­


Blow out the can­dles and bring on the but­ter and syrup. For its 59th an­niver­sary, IHOP is serv­ing up a short stack of but­ter­milk pan­cakes for 59 cents on July 18. Hop over to IHOP for the syrupy sweet deal from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Limit one short stack per cus­tomer. The price is just a penny less than its orig­i­nal price of 60 cents back in 1958.


En­joy one of Amer­ica’s fa­vorite sum­mer­time foods on the cheap with a dog­gone good deal. On July 19, an al­lAmer­i­can or chili cheese dog is just $1 at Sonic Drive-In. The dis­counted dogs are avail­able all day, with no limit. At such a low-price, the whole clan can munch on lunch for un­der $10. Re­mem­ber, the chain’s pop­u­lar sum­mer shake promo con­tin­ues — get half-price shakes or ice cream slushes af­ter 8 p.m. Deal seek­ers should com­bine the of­fers for max­i­mum sav­ings. son­ic­


This promo from See’s Candies will def­i­nitely take a lickin’. The candy shop is giv­ing cus­tomers a free lol­ly­pop on July 20. Fla­vors in­clude choco­late, vanilla, but­ter­scotch, choco­late co­conut, café latté and the new lim­ited-time root-beer float. One lolly per per­son. The lol­ly­pops nor­mally sell for about a buck each. There are four shops in Colorado: Den­ver, Lit­tle­ton, Love­land and Colorado Springs.


The fun doesn’t start at the Ara­pa­hoe County Fair un­til July 27, but now is the time for bar­gain hun­ters to buy tick­ets. Ad­mis­sion in­cludes un­lim­ited car­ni­val rides, all rodeos, main stage con­certs, fire­works, 4-H shows, trac­tor pulls, the high-fly­ing Dock Dogs com­pe­ti­tion and loads of fam­ily-friendly en­ter­tain­ment. Lit­tle ones can meet plenty of furry and feath­ery farm an­i­mals, in­clud­ing rab­bits, pigs, goats, sheep and chick­ens. Buy tick­ets on­line for $10 be­fore July 27 — that’s a $5 dis­count. (Tick­ets will be $15 per per­son at the gate, cash only.) Chil­dren un­der 36 inches in height get in free.


Who says free­bies are just for the two-legged? Good Times Burg­ers & Frozen Custard is serv­ing up a free­bie Fido will def­i­nitely like (and lick), dur­ing the dog days of sum­mer. Through July 31, dogs get a free PawBen­der — no pur­chase nec­es­sary. The ca­nine-friendly treat is a small pup-sized cup filled with vanilla custard, dog­gie bis­cuits and peanut but­ter. Dogs must be ac­com­pa­nied by a hu­man par­ent. good­times­burg­


One of Den­ver’s fam­i­ly­owned Ital­ian restau­rants is cel­e­brat­ing 13 years of serv­ing pizza, pasta and sal­ads. To mark the oc­ca­sion, Mici Hand­crafted Ital­ian is cook­ing up com­pli­men­tary pizza for all. On July 19, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will serve a free slice from one of two cus­tomer fa­vorites, the DiGirolomo and For­mag­gio piz­zas. The of­fer is for dine-in only, while sup­plies last. Limit one slice per per­son. The pop­u­lar eatery has four lo­ca­tions — three in Den­ver and one in High­lands Ranch. mici­ital­

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