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Free Admission to Rock Ledge Ranch for Harvest Festival

Rock Ledge Ranch is offering free admission this Saturday, October 1st, for their annual Harvest Festival!  During this event, you can tour the historic homestead and take a wagon ride, hear live music, participate in a candy scramble, and more.  Most of the activities do require a fee, so you may want to bring some cash to pay for those types of things.  (It’s been awhile since I’ve been, but last time we were there it was cash only for those type of things.)  Visit Rock Ledge Ranch’s site for all of the information.

Update: Visit their Facebook page for updated info on activities and prices!

Free Clothing Exchange Coming Up at Woodmen Valley Chapel

Woodmen Valley Chapel will host their semi-annual clothing exchange soon: on October 7th, drop off your gently-used clothing and then come back and “shop” for free on October 8th!  Find complete details on their website.

Military Discount at The North Pole During October

Santa’s Workshop North Pole is offering a special discount for military families throughout the month of October!  Show your military ID at the gate to receive admission for $8.50 (normal admission for military is $17 and regular admission is $22).  All adults and dependents over age 10 must show ID in order to receive the discount.  See this page on their website for all the details.

Grocery Pickup Finally Coming to King Soopers?!


I was at the King Soopers at Stetson Hills the other day and they’re working on a new area upfront for grocery pickup, for which I say finally!  I’ve been waiting for this to come to King Soopers ever since I started using Sam’s Club’s Click n’ Pull.  King Soopers has been testing it out in the Denver area for quite awhile, and I’m excited to know that it’s finally coming here (at some point; I haven’t heard any dates).

The best part is that unlike Sam’s Club, they bring your groceries to your car which is so much more convenient when you have kiddos!  (Walmart’s grocery pickup does this, too.)  My biggest hesitation is the time it may take to go over my order and make sure they got everything, but it’s still got to be better than shopping.  If only they had a grocery put-away service…

I have a friend who uses Walmart’s grocery pickup and loves it.  I almost never shop there and just haven’t taken the plunge to try it out, but I’m definitely going to when it comes to King Soopers!  How about you?

Grocery Deals for the Week of September 28th

New grocery sales start on Wednesdays in Colorado Springs, and our stores have their grocery ads available for a sneak peek the day before!  Check “next week’s” deals below, and if you have a question or want to share a great deal you found, please leave a comment on this post.

I’m excited about chuck roast for $2.99/lb at King Soopers!  And, Safeway/Albertsons have some really great deals on eggs, Dr. Pepper, ice cream, Doritos, and more.

In case you missed it, see this post for an important update on King Soopers’ double coupon policy.

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If you’re wondering about the weekly deals and coupon matchups, please read this post.



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Ask A Realtor: Is It Worth It To Finish My Basement?

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Are there any pediatricians out there that allow breastfeeding during vaccinations and other pain management techniques for babies such as topical anesthetics, distraction etc.? My wife really needs help finding a pediatrician who cares about this.

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