carrie isaacWelcome to Springs Bargains, a service of our real estate business, The Circa Group at RE/MAX Properties! I'm Carrie, and I share ways to enjoy Colorado Springs for free or cheap, including cheap and family-friendly events and things to do, weekly grocery deals, and more.

Free Events at World Arena Ice Hall on Sunday

The Broadmoor World Arena Ice Hall will be open to the public with some free events this Sunday, May 31st, from 12-2 PM – they’ll have opportunities to skate, learn curling, and meet figure skaters.  Find out more info here.


Free Fountains And Splash Parks in Colorado Springs

The free splash parks and play fountains in Colorado Springs are open or will be opening soon!    Here’s the info:


The Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park will open on May 30th and runs daily from 11 AM to 5 PM, with shortened hours starting in August (TBA).

The Uncle Wilbur Fountain at Acacia Park is open May 30th through August 16th.  It runs daily from 12 PM to 6 PM, with shortened hours starting in August (TBA).


The splash area at First and Main Town Center (in front of Cinemark Theater) is now open and runs daily – the hours on this one kind of vary, so if you want to confirm before you go, you can call the theater box office to find out if it’s on.

And, the Deerfield Hills Sprayground opens June 1st and runs from 10 AM to 5 PM, Monday-Friday; and 12 PM to 5 PM on Saturday and Sunday through August 14th.

From August 17th through September 7th, it’s open on Fridays from 10 AM to 4 PM and Saturday and Sunday from 12-4 PM.


This one’s not free, but if you are headed to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (zoo discounts and coupons here), be sure to stop by My Big Backyard inside the zoo for a cool mist!

Be sure to check out our page of free summer fun in Colorado Springs!


Safeway Weekly Deals (5/27-6/2): Great Deals on Tide, Diapers, Wipes, Kleenex

The Albertsons and Safeway ads are getting more and more similar every week – I’m wondering if they’ll actually officially combine the ad or if it will stay separate-but-similar.  (Please comment if you’ve heard any rumors!)  Safeway does have several great deals that are unique to them this week, like Tide as low as $2.99 and Kleenex for $0.59 after coupons.

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Albertsons Weekly Deals (5/27-6/2): Tree Top Apple Juice $0.99 + Even Better Deal on Seattle’s Best

I thought King Soopers’ deal on Seattle’s Best coffee was awesome, but looks like it’s even lower at Albertsons!  More of their great deals that start Wednesday include Luvs diapers, Welch’s fruit snacks, Corn Nuts, and Fiora bath tissue.

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Sprouts Weekly Deals (5/27-6/3): Nectarines and Peaches on Sale

I don’t see a ton of amazing deals at Sprouts in their ad that starts on Wednesday, but they do have peaches and nectarines for $0.88/lb!  We usually see at least peaches go lower than that, but if these are good ones, I’m hoping to get some peach pie filling canned!

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The grocery store sales in Colorado Springs run Wednesday-Tuesday. (At Sprouts, ad cycles run Wednesday-Wednesday.) We generally publish the weekly grocery deals and coupon matchups for Albertsons and King Soopers on Tuesday mornings. Sprouts' and Safeway's weekly deals and coupon matchups are published on Wednesday morning.

Click here to view past grocery deals. Here is information on store coupon policies and how our ratings system works.

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Ask A Realtor: Does It Hurt To Make Low Offers on Houses?

I recently had a client ask about just throwing out low offers to see if we could get a seller to “bite” on something. My response is below and I thought others may find it interesting.