carrie isaacWelcome to Springs Bargains, a service of our real estate business, Circa Real Estate Group! I'm Carrie, and on this blog I share ways to enjoy Colorado Springs for free or cheap.

Memorial Day Roller Skating Special at Skate City

Skate City will be having a special deal this Monday, May 29th: pay $6 admission and skate all day long, plus get a free hot dog and Pepsi.  If needed, skate rental is $2.50.  Check out participating locations on their Facebook event page.

Free Fountains And Splash Parks in Colorado Springs

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

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The Julie Penrose Fountain at America the Beautiful Park will open on June 3rd and runs daily from 12-6 PM, with shortened hours starting in mid-August through the end of the season, which is Labor Day.

The Uncle Wilbur Fountain at Acacia Park opens on May 28th.  It runs daily (hours vary for weekdays and weekends), and then after Labor Day is open on weekends only through the end of the Acacia Park Farmers Market.

The splash area at First and Main Town Center (in front of Cinemark Theater) is undergoing remodeling and it’s projected to reopen in “early summer”.

The splash pad at Aga Park in Fountain is a 4,000 square foot waterpark with areas designed for toddlers, families, and teens.  It’s located at El Paso Street and Alabama Avenue in Fountain, and should be opening soon though I can’t find official information.

The Deerfield Hills Sprayground opens June 1st and is open through September 4th.  The hours are shortened in mid-summer so be sure to take note of that.

John Venezia Park at Briargate Parkway and Union Blvd. is projected to open on July 8th, 2017, and will have a splash pad.

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This one’s not free, but if you are headed to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (some 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!

Elitch Gardens Discount Tickets Now Available at Focus on the Family Bookstore

Focus on the Family Bookstore again has discount tickets for Elitch Gardens this summer!  Check out the details on their Facebook post and compare to regular ticket prices here.  You must stop by the bookstore in person to purchase the tickets; it’s located at 8605 Explorer Drive.

Don’t forget that the bookstore/welcome center is doing free movies this summer!

Price-Matching Ending at Local Walmarts

Dorinda sent in this news that’s a bummer to Walmart shoppers:

My clerk at the Austin Bluffs and Academy Walmart neighborhood market told me today that June 12th is their last day to price match. Savings Catcher will continue, but price matching at the register will cease.

I haven’t heard about any other specific locations that are ending price matching, but it looks like Walmart has been slowly taking away price matching a region at a time for the past year.  If you have heard about other local stores that are or aren’t ending price matching, please comment.

You-Pick Rhubarb Event Coming Up in Black Forest

Update: Due to the recent snow storm, the rhubarb harvest has been delayed – check their website to get the latest information.

The Black Forest farm High Altitude Rhubarb will host their annual pick-your-own rhubarb event on June 3rd and 4th from 8:00 AM to 2:30 PM both days.  I’m not sure how much it costs this year, but go to their website to read more about the event and inquire about details!

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