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.

1/2 Off Cold Drinks at Scooters (Today & Tuesday, 4-6 PM)

Iced coffees, Fruit n’ Ice, blenders, and pastries are half off from 4 to 6 PM today and Tuesday at Scooters! It doesn’t require a coupon, and you can see the announcement here. It’s at participating locations only.


Rescued Hearts Unique Boutique Thrift Store

A friend recently remarked that VBS is an expensive activity – not because of the cost of the program, but because we moms spend the time shopping!  It’s definitely been true for me; I’ve done more thrift store shopping in the past week than I have all year!

I stopped into the Rescued Hearts Unique Boutique, near the intersection of Academy and Austin Bluffs.  It’s a small store, but it’s packed full of all sorts of items (particularly pet items):





I was mainly looking for children’s books, which they didn’t have much of, but I did find one (it was on sale for half-price, which made it $1.00), and a nice antique picnic basket for $5.00!

Rescued Hearts Unique Boutique is located at 3314 Austin Bluffs Parkway, and you can find their hours and more information on their website.


$13.99 Liter Sale at Beauty Brands

Just a heads up that Beauty Brands is running their Liter Sale right now – select liters of shampoo, conditioner, and body care are on sale for $13.99 while supplies last.  According to a comment on their Facebook page, it’s supposed to last through August 1st.  And, they also said you can use their $3.50 off coupon on this sale!


4th of July Sales at Castle Rock Outlets

The Not Your Daughter’s Jeans outlet at the Outlets at Castle Rock is having a sale through July 6th: regular-priced items are 40% off and clearance is 60% off!

Also, the Restoration Hardware Outlet (which I recently wrote about here) is having a 30% off storewide sale, valid June 26th-July 5th.

If you know of any other sales for the upcoming holiday week at The Outlets at Castle Rock, please let me know!

making fresh limes last longer

Keeping Lemons & Limes Fresh Longer

I recently read this tip somewhere from Cook’s Illustrated and have discovered that it really does work! Lemons and limes seem to last longest when you refrigerate them inside an airtight food storage bag:

how to store lemons and limes in the refrigerator

I’ve been doing this and they seem to last for weeks this way!

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Free meals, buy-one-get-one-free entrees, and more await you on your birthday!

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: Should I Re-Sod The Yard To Prepare To Sell?

We are getting our house ready to put up for sale in the next couple of months. I let the lawn go and now it looks like I probably need to re-sod the whole yard. Do I need to do it before I sell?