Thursday, February 13, 2014

World Spay/Neuter Day Feb. 25 -- FREE Pet Neuter/Spay Available

In honor of World Spay Day on Feb. 25, Animal Clinics are offering FREE spay/neuter services across Denver and Colorado. Denver Dumb Friends, Downtown Animal Care Foundation, Planned Pethood, Foothills Animal Shelter, Spay Today and many others are participating. Check World Spay Day website to learn who is doing what and dates, which vary by agency. Some are cats only, some include other types of pets.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Tax Day Freebies Galore!

Don't forget to file your taxes by Monday April 15 2013 and don't forget to get your Tax Day freebies. According to to the The website there are a ton of freebies to take the sting out of paying Uncle Sam. Here are some of the deals they list:
    • Arby’s is giving away value-sized curly fries or a small order of potato cakes with a printable coupon.
    • Cinnabon is offering  two free Cinnabon Bites.
    • Schlotzsky’s is giving away the original small sandwich with the purchase of a 32-ounce drink and chips.
    •  7-Eleven is providing a medium Slurpee for free when you text “Slurp7″ to “711711″ (ends April 30).
    • The Melting Pot is giving away a second portion of cheese fondue when you buy one portion.
    • Subway’s deal: Buy one 6-inch sandwich before 9 a.m., get a second one for free (ends April 30).
    • Chili’s is giving you a free appetizer or dessert when you “like” its Facebook page.
    • AMC Theaters is giving away popcorn from Friday, April 12, through Monday, April 15.
    • Great American Cookies is offering a free birthday cake cookie.
    • Pinkberry is giving away Pinkberrygreek yogurt from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. every Wednesday until April 24.
    • Panda Express is giving away a free Samurai surf & turf entree on April 17, the Wednesday after tax day,with this coupon.
Other stores, like Office Depot, are also offering deals: Free document shredding up to five pounds until May 1.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Denver's Biggest Garage Sale March 22-23 2013

Denver's biggest and baddest garage sales takes place Friday, March 22, 2013 7AM-4PM and Saturday March 23, 2013 from 8AM- 4PM at the Jeffco Action Center's annual Beautiful Junk Sale. With most items priced at under $10, you will be dazzled by 10,500 square feet of  jewelry, collectibles, vintage odds and ends, a vast array of household items, holiday decor, kitchen gadgets and much, much more. 
General admission is $3 for everyone 16 and older. Bring two or more canned goods (food donations) and receive $1 off of admission!
For those of you who just can’t wait and would like to be the first in the door, enjoy the special Early Bird Shopping event that takes place between 7:00 am and 8:30 am on Friday; the cost for Early Bird admission is $20. Bargain shoppers can pay for their purchases with cash, check or credit card ($20 minimum.)
The sale is at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, 15200 Sixth Ave., Golden. 100% of the proceeds go toward food, shelter and vital services to those in need.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

No Cost Colonoscopy Screenings in Colorado

Hey Colorado. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death affecting both men and women and March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. What does that mean to you? It means it's time to get that puppy checked out, especially if you are over the age of 50 or have a personal or family histsory of colorectal cancer or polyps.

The Colorado Colorectal Screening Program is a statewide program that partners with health care providers to provide FREE colorectal screening for broke folk. The program, coordinated through the University of Colorado Cancer Center, has partnership with more than 65 community health clinics across Colorado. .

To locate clinics participating in the program in your area, please the Colorado Colorectal Screening line is 1-866-227-7914. Check out the website link for more info. Not sure if you qualify? Call them and they will help you figure it out.

Program Eligibility: 
-Age 50 or older (at average risk) or under 50 at increased risk for colorectal cancer (those having a personal or family history of colorectal cancer or adenomatous polyps)
-Uninsured, or have insurance that does not cover ANY cost for endoscopic colorectal screening
-Household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty level
-Lawfully present in Colorado
-Patient in a partnering clinic
-Eligible for a colorectal screening according to American Cancer Society clinical guidelines (see "Screening Guidelines")

Einstein Bagels Afternoon Deal

From 3-PM Einstein Bros. Bagels offers 25 percent off all bagels (including bagels and a schmear!). The offer doesn't include bulk, bucket, catering or pre-orders of any kind. For locations, click here. In the DU neighborhood, the nearest Einsteins is at Downing and Evans.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Senior Discount Day at Walgreens March 6

Today Walgreens is offering customers over the age of 55 a discount on most in-store purchases. Bring a photo ID to prove your age.  may be required, so bring a photo ID. Also bring your Walgreen's Balance Rewards card, or sign up for one at the store. The card is free. On Walgreen's Senior Savings Day, you can save 20% on all Walgreens, W Brand and Nice! products, plus, get 15% off everything else, including sale items. There are restrictions, including prescriptions, magazines, stamps, gift cards, etc. Check the above link for more info.

Don't forget that  AARP has partnered with Walgreens to give its members $5 back. When you spend a minimum of $25 in a single transaction (after all other discounts, including coupons) at the drugstore chain, you’ll earn 5,000 points (worth $5) on your Balance Rewards card. You need to show your AARP membership card to get the deal, and the deal is limited to one per AARP membership per Balance Rewards account, through March 31.

Here in the DU neighborhood, Walgreens is located at Evans and Marion.

Denver's Annual Prom Dress Exchange March 16

 The annual Prom Dress Exchange at Dick's Sporting Goods will offer more than 2,000 gently-used dresses for $10 a pop on Saturday, March 16. Students will find a range of formals from minis to ball gowns, shoes, hair accessories, jewelry, and bags for girls. Guys can choose from suits, jackets, pants, shirts, belts, ties, and shoes. If you don't have $10 you can bring an outfit to exchange, or just show up because NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY.  Just remember to bring your student ID to get in the door.The Prom Dress Exhcange runs from 10AM to 4PM at Dick’s Sporting Goods Park,  at 6000 Victory Way in Commerce City just north of I-70. 

DU Pioneers BBall Tix $5

DU's Pioneers basketball team plays Texas Arlington at 7PM on Thursday March 7 at 7PM and they play Louisiana Tech at 5PM on Saturday March 9. Tickets are $5 online for either game, using the promo code MADNESS. Or you can call the box office at 303-871-2336. (Note: all tickets are subject to applicable fees). If you prefer to buy tickets in person trot over to 2240 Buchtel Blvd., Denver.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

$10 Spay/Neuter Clinic Denver-Lakewood

You heard right! $10 for cat spay or neuter and age appropriate vaccines (rabies and distemper vaccines). People with limited or fixed incomes who cannot afford to take their pets to a veterinarian qualify for this donor-subsidized service, offered by the Dumb Friends League Meow Mobile.

The mobile clinic  will be located at Walgreens,10140 W. Colfax Ave.Lakewood, CO 80215 (Colfax/Kipling)

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No appointment is necessary - first come, first serve. Do not feed your animal after midnight the evening before surgery. Water is OK.  Arrive with your cat(s) by 7:30AM and please keep your cat in the car to stay warm!!! Cat must be in carriers and come in separate carrier if multiples (unless young kittens). The Dumb Friends League appreciates the support of more than 150 local businesses that act as host sites for its mobile spay/neuter clinics. These businesses are truly friends of their communities by helping bring together the services we provide and the pet owners who need them.

The Meow Mobile provides donor-subsidized spay/neuter surgery and vaccinations to cats that belong to people in underserved areas of metro Denver. The Meow Mobile is a partnership between the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society and the Dumb Friends League. Veterinarians volunteer their time, working alongside a League certified veterinary technician and assistant. During its first five years of service, the Meow Mobile teams sterilized more than 14,000 cats.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does the spay/neuter surgery cost?
Cat spay/neuter surgeries are $10. Age-appropriate vaccines are included in these prices. These fees are highly subsidized by generous donors to the Dumb Friends League and by many veterinarians who volunteer their services. They accept cash, check or charge for payment. Donations greatly appreciated.

Who qualifies?
People with limited or fixed incomes who cannot afford to take their pets to a veterinarian qualify for these donor-subsidized services. 

Who performs the surgeries?
Veterinarians who are licensed in the state of Colorado perform the surgeries. Some are in private practice and volunteer through the Denver Area Veterinary Medical Society. Others are on the staff of the Dumb Friends League. They have experience spaying and neutering dogs and cats in high-volume settings. They are assisted by a certified veterinary technician.

What do I need to know before I bring my pet for surgery?
- Do not feed your animal after midnight the evening before surgery. Water is OK. 
- We operate on a first-come, first-served basis and do NOT offer appointments.
- The number of females and males we can take in varies at each clinic. Please note that this may mean that a person's pet in line behind you could receive surgery even if yours does not because we have reached our daily limit of females or males. In this case, you will receive a rain check.
- Bring your pet(s) by 7:30AM. the day of the clinic. Wait time and check-in time can be anywhere from 15 minutes to one hour, so please allow for that in your schedule. You will be given an estimated pick-up time for later that same day when you drop off your pet.
- Cats must be in carriers or other secure containers; we prefer cats to be in separate carriers. You can bring up to four cats per household. Separate carriers for each cat are preferable and should include a familiar towel or blanket.
- Most days we are able to help multiple animals from the same household. However, on busier days, you may be asked to return another time to have your additional pets' surgeries performed. We try to accommodate as many patrons as we can. 
- Although it is not required, you are urged to have your pets seen by a veterinarian in advance of the clinic to rule out any health problems that would make surgery unadvisable. We do not perform extensive pre-surgical examinations or blood analysis. If your pet has any medical issues (such as kidney, liver or heart problems) or is older than 7 years, there are increased risks associated with any operation. Please note that if for any reason we determine that spay/neuter surgery at our clinic would not be appropriate, we will not accept your pet for the procedure. You will be urged to see your own veterinarian. 
- Generally speaking, post-surgery veterinary care is not necessary. However, if a problem occurs that requires medical attention, you will be given emergency phone numbers to call. Post-surgery home-care instructions include the appropriate telephone numbers. 
- We accept cash, check or charge for payment. Donations greatly appreciated.
- Please make sure someone will be at home with your pet for the rest of the day following surgery. 
- Pick up time can vary from morning to late afternoon, please do not schedule appointments on the day you plan on attending.
- You will receive home-care instructions when you drop off your pet.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Georgia O'Keeffe Comes to Denver Feb. 10

Georgia O’Keeffe, Ram's Head, Blue Morning Glory, 1938.
 © Georgia O’Keeffe Museum
Lucky lucky Denver. On Feb. 10 the Denver Art Museum will host a travelling exhibit - "Georgia O'Keeffe in New Mexico: Architecture, Katsinam and the Land." 

I've got my fingers crossed for this show to be boffo. Organized by curators at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M., the  exhibit addresses how O'Keefe's unique work was inspired by the vast beauty of the American Southwest, and by the Native American arts and culture of the region. Here's a comprehensive story about the exhibit published by the New York Times. when the exhibit rolled into the Big Apple last year.
The price of the DAM exhibit is included in general admission, making this exhibit fairly affordable. Also keep in mind that museum admission is FREE on the first Saturday of every month, which would be March 2 and April 6. The O'Keefe show runs through April 28.

Also, FREE guided tours of the exhibit are available daily at 1PM (meet at the first level elevator lobby of the Hamilton Building.).

Denver Art Museum is at 100 W 14th Ave Pkwy, Denver