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.

Customer Appreciation Days at Goodwill – Win Up To 50% Off

Goodwill stores in our area will be having their annual customer appreciation days on a couple of upcoming Saturdays.  You can spin the wheel to win prizes and discounts, including up to 50% off your purchase!  Here are the dates that they’ll be having these events:

  • Saturday, May 9th at the Powers and Monument retail stores
  • Saturday, May 16th at the Fountain, Austin Bluffs, Circle, Canon City, and Woodland Park retail stores

The customer appreciation events will last from 9 AM to 3 PM, though the stores are open through 7 PM.

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Free Breakfast for Teachers at Nurses at Chick-fil-A (May 4-8)

It’s time for appreciation weeks for teachers and nurses, and Chick-fil-As of Colorado Springs and Pueblo are doing a freebie!  Show your teacher or nurse ID at the Chick-fil-As at North Academy, Carefree, Garden of the Gods, and Pueblo from 6:00-10:30 AM to get a free breakfast entree of your choice, or at the Citadel Mall location from 9:00-10:30 AM.

It’s limit to one per person, and you must be present (if you want to treat the whole office to Chick-fil-A, you’ll need to all go in-person :).  If you have questions, you can contact 719-599-5416.


Free Biscuit Taco at Taco Bell Today

Just a reminder that this is going on today!

Here’s another deal for Cinco de Mayo – or at least it happens to fall on Tuesday, May 5th: Taco Bell is giving away free biscuit tacos from 7 to 11 AM!  This is valid at participating locations, which will probably vary so it might be a good idea to call ahead.  Thanks, Money Saving Mom!

(Sonic is also doing half-priced drinks and slushes all day on Tuesday.)


Half-Priced Drinks & Slushes All Day Today at Sonic

Just a reminder that this is today!

Sonic is celebrating Cinco de Mayo with half-priced drinks and slushes all day long on Tuesday, May 5th.  Don’t forget that they have also started their summer half-priced-shakes-after-eight promo!


Reader Request: Carpet Cleaners

Amy writes:

I’m looking into getting our carpets shampooed (four bedrooms, two living rooms, two sets of six stairs). What companies would your readers recommend?

If you can recommend a local carpet cleaner, please comment on this post to help Amy.

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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: Overpriced Houses

Jeremy, you said in a recent post that making “low-ball” offers is generally ill-advised. However, I see homes out there that have been on the market for 3 months with no price change. Doesn’t this mean they’re overpriced?