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carrie isaacWelcome to Springs Bargains, now a service of our real estate business, The Circa Group at RE/MAX Properties! I share Colorado Springs’ best bargains, including cheap and family-friendly events and things to do, weekly grocery deals, and more.
old colorado city christmas stroll 2014

Christmas Stroll in OCC This Saturday

This Saturday, November 29th, is Old Colorado City’s Christmas Stroll.  They’ll have live music, Dickens carolers, carriage rides, and more – plus, free refreshments.  The event takes place from 5-8 PM, and shops will be open late for this event.

You can find out more here.

List of Black Friday/Small Business Saturday Deals in Colorado Springs

Here’s a list of the Black Friday and Small Business Saturday deals that I’ve heard about for local businesses. If you know of others, please share by leaving a comment!

Also, Karen mentioned that if you are an American Express cardholder, you can get up to three $10 statement credits for shopping a qualifying small business on November 29th – go here for all those details.


2 Free Performances of Handel’s Messiah at Village Seven Pres (Dec. 6th & 7th)

Village Seven Presbyterian will be holding their annual performances of Handel’s Messiah on Saturday and Sunday, December 6th and 7th.  Saturday’s performance is designed to be child-friendly, with a guest appearance from “Mr. Handel”, a shortened performance, and cookies served afterwards.  Both performances are free, and they are requesting that you bring donations of non-perishable foods for Mercy’s Gate Food Pantry.

Find out more information here.


Free Movies at Focus on the Family Welcome Center on Saturdays

The Focus on the Family Welcome Center will be showing free Christmas movies in the theatre on Saturdays during the month of December:

  • November 29th: Muppet Christmas Carol (1hr 26mins) at 10:00 AM and 12:45 PM
  • December 6th: VeggieTales: Saint Nicholas (50mins) and Buck Denver Asks…Why Do We Call It Christmas? (60mins) 10:00 AM only
  • December 13th: Polar Express (1hr 40mins) 10:00 AM and 12:45 PM
  • December 20th: The Nativity Story (1hr 41mins) 10:00AM and 12:45 PM
  • December 27th: Frozen (2hrs 24mins) 10:00 AM and 12:45 PM

Free popcorn and drinks will be served.


Super Saturday-After-Thanksgiving Sale at Focus on the Family Bookstore

Focus on the Family Bookstore will have a big sale on the Saturday after Thanksgiving!  The entire store will be 25% off, and these items will be 50% off:

  • Adventures in Odyssey CDs, DVDs, and Books
  • Drive-Thru History
  • Radio Theatre
  • That the World May Know DVDs and Books
  • True U DVDs
  • Last Chance Detectives
  • Family Project DVDs
  • Truth Project DVDs
  • Irreplaceable

It does exclude a few items like Lifeway and Restore products, 2014 GH Harvey, and bundles.

The Focus on the Family Bookstore is located at 8685 Explorer Drive and this sale will be on Saturday, November 29th only.

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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: Is A Permit Necessary?

We’re finishing our basement and replacing an old water heater with a larger one. I know a water heater and basement are technically supposed to be permitted, but we don’t see the need for paying for a permit.