carrie isaacWelcome to Springs Bargains, a service of our real estate business, Circa Real Estate Group! 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.

Download Caribou Coffee’s App, Get a Surprise on Tuesday

Caribou Coffee is promising a surprise if you download their app by February 11th.  The surprise will be available on your app on February 16th.  No idea what it is; hopefully it’s a freebie!

Free* Bagel & Shmear at Einstein Bros on Tuesday

Einstein Bros Bagels is doing a great deal this Tuesday, February 9th: make any purchase any get a free bagel and shmear when you show this coupon!  They’ll also donate bagels to a charitable organization for every deal redeemed.  Thank you for the tip, Alison!

There are four Einstein Bros locations in Colorado Springs: Centennial & Garden of the Gods, Powers & Constitution, Tejon Street, and Woodmen & Powers (the latter two of which are also a joint Caribou Coffee location).

You can also join their email club to get a free bagel and shmear just for signing up (plus a birthday freebie).

B1G1 at Orange Leaf on Valentine’s Day

Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt is doing buy one, get one free on Valentine’s Day!    In Colorado Springs, Orange Leaf is located at 122 Tracker Drive.

More Grand Opening Dates to Know

Here’s a couple more grand opening dates I thought you’d like to know!

  • Skechers at Woodmen and Academy: opening in March
  • Small Cakes at Woodmen and Academy: opening late February

A few weeks ago, I shared a whole bunch of grand opening for everything from Great Wolf Lodge to Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, and you can find all that on the grand opening info page.

Easy Chocolate Oatmeal Snack Cake

When I was growing up, my best friend’s family introduced me to this Chocolate Oatmeal Snack Cake. They used to put a piece in a bowl and pour milk over it, and while I never got into that, it is delicious when eaten warm with a glass of cold milk.


It’s been ages since I’ve made this cake but I made it twice this week and couldn’t figure out why this recipe fell out of rotation!  It’s got a rich chocolate flavor (I like it with Hershey’s Special Dark cocoa powder, in particular), and there’s no need to mess with making a frosting: it will be eaten up by the time it cools enough to frost!

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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.

Ask A Realtor

Ask A Realtor: Replacing Carpet Before Selling Our Home

My husband and I have decided that we are likely going to sell our house in the next year and a half. We have four kids and three pets and the same carpet that came with our house when it was built 16 or so years ago. Do we replace the carpet now (so we can enjoy it), when we go to sell the house (so that it stays relatively clean), or do we not bother?