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$4 Off Afternoon Admission to Denver Zoo This Weekend

This Friday through Sunday, the Denver Zoo will give you a $4.00 discount on admissions purchased from 1 to 5 PM when you show this page on their website.  Or, the same page will save you $16 on a family or family plus membership!  It’s in celebration of the arrival of four one-year-old lions.

$20 off $150 IKEA Coupon (Valid Through Labor Day)

Here’s a coupon (PDF) for $20 off your purchase of $150 or more at IKEA through Labor Day!  You can see more of their specials here.

Grocery Deals for the Week of July 27th

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 haven’t had a chance to look at much of the ads, but I’m definitely going to be stocking upon Jif for $0.99 at King Soopers!

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



Free Admission to Colorado State Parks on August 1st

Admission to Colorado’s state parks will be free this Monday, August 1st, in celebration of Colorado Day.  This applies to entrance fees only; you’ll still have to pay for camping and other activities.  Get more info and a list of state parks here.

Also, military families can get a state parks pass free for the month of August!

Colorado Grown Festival This Saturday at Pioneers Museum

The Colorado Grown Festival will be held at the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum this Saturday, July 30th, from 10 AM to 2 PM.  Activities include live music, interactive farm animal exhibits, crafts, and more.  There are some workshops that have a fee (children 12 and under are free with a paid adult), but it looks like they’ll have quite a few free things, too.  And of course you can tour the museum!   See all the events for the day on the Pioneers Museum website.

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