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.

List of Easter Egg Hunts This Week

If you’re looking for Easter egg hunts this week, Colorado Springs Christian Moms has compiled a great list here!   To that list, I would add these based on reader’s suggestions:

  • La Foret Easter Egg Hunt in Black Forest at 9:45 AM on Saturday – more info here
  • Palmer Park Easter Egg Hunt at 10 AM on Saturday – more info here
  • Harding Nursery Easter Egg Hunt at 11 AM on Saturday – more info here

King Soopers Weekly Deals (4/1-4/7): Free Toothpaste, $1.99 Butter, $5.99/lb Ribeye Roast

Thanks to all of you for jumping in with deals last week when I took a break!  This ad (starting Wednesday) is the second/final week of the Buy 10, Save $5 sale that has great deals on butter, Barilla pasta, and more – just wanted to give you a heads up on that since they last two weeks but since I didn’t do the ad as usual last week.

King Soopers has great deals on ribeye roast starting Wednesday, plus free Colgate toothpaste and bacon for $3.00.

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Free Kids’ Meals at Burger King on Saturday (Details Needed!)

I have incomplete information on this one, but have tried calling and haven’t been able to get anyone to answer, so I’m hoping maybe some of you will know the details.  I saw, via their marquee, that the Burger King at Woodmen and Rangewood is offering free kids’ meals on April 4th.  I don’t have any other details, unfortunately, so this could be limited to a certain time of the day or a certain number per family.  It may or may not be valid at other locations.

If you happen to know any of the details, please comment or email me!


Random Chatter: 3/30/15

So if your laptop’s trackpad starts acting a little funny, and then a few weeks later you notice that the laptop isn’t sitting flat, and you realize that the case is totally warped, it might just be because your battery is slowly swelling.  Yes, that’s a real thing!  I was convinced I’d dropped it (though wouldn’t you think I would remember dropping it?) but the problem kept getting worse and finally we figured out that the battery was swelling.  Jeremy opened the case and the battery looked like a pillow!  Thankfully we figured it out before it damaged any of the inside components.  Just a friendly PSA!

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Egg Prices for Easter

Here’s a roundup of egg prices in case you’ll be buying a bunch to dye for Easter!  I’ll update this post on Wednesday with the sale prices (if there are any) at Sprouts, King Soopers, Safeway, and Albertsons.

  • Albertsons: price coming on Wednesday
  • King Soopers: $1.67/dozen (sold as an 18-ct package) – starts Wednesday
  • Safeway: price coming on Wednesday
  • Sam’s Club: $1.57/dozen (sold as two 18-ct packages)
  • Sprouts: price coming on Wednesday
  • Target: $0.99/dozen
  • Walgreens: $0.88/dozen when you buy two Hershey’s or Cadbury products (select items).  There’s no limit stated in the ad.
  • Walmart: price unknown, but you can pricematch other stores!

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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 It Worth It To Finish My Basement?

We’re thinking about selling our house and are considering finishing our basement. We received a quote for $27,000 to do the job, and I’m wondering if it will add enough value to our house to justify doing it.