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National Pancake Day, $5 movies, 303 Day giveaways and more deals in Denver during March


RJ Sangosti, The Denver PostA plate of pancakes at IHOP in Denver.
IHOP National Pancake Day

Famished diners will flip for these free flapjacks. In celebration of National Pancake Day, IHOP is serving up a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes on March 1 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. for a good cause. In return for the complimentary cakes, customers are asked to consider leaving a donation to support kids in the community through Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and Shriners Children. Even just a buck or two helps and won’t bust your budget. (The offer is valid for dine-in only.) If you don’t make it to IHOP on National Pancake Day, the diner continues to offer all-you-can-eat pancakes for just $5.99. (That offer is not valid on March 1.) ihop.com/en/national-pancake-day

AMC Theatres’ $5 Fan Faves

The nation’s largest movie theater chain, AMC, is making it cheaper for movie lovers to get back to the theater with its Fan Faves series. Tickets start at just $5 (one of the cheapest tickets that the movie chain offers). The Fan Faves line-up changes regularly, but usually includes pop culture classics, family favorite flicks or recent hits brought back to the big screen for a limited engagement. Showtimes vary by date. (The current line-up includes “American Underdog,” “Dune,” “Encanto” and “King Richard.”) It’s one of the most economical ways to go to the movies with friends and family. amctheatres.com/fan-faves

Taco Bell BOGO Tuesdays

Everyone knows Tuesdays are for tacos. And taco lovers can make a date to stop at Taco Bell to enjoy their favorite food for some cheap eats. Every Tuesday, from March 1 to 29, the chain is offering a buy-one-get-one-free Crunchy Taco special. That means bargain-hunters can take advantage of the deal five times during the month (March 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29). The offer is only available to Taco Bell Rewards members via the chain’s app. True taco lovers can also sign up for the new Taco Lover’s Pass and get one taco a day for 30 days. The pass is only $10. That works out to less than 35 cents per taco for those who use it every day. tacobell.com/offers-and-deals

Natural Grocers’ 303 giveaway

Natural Grocers is honoring 303 Day with a big bag giveaway. On March 3, customers will receive a free, limited-edition and reusable Colorado bag and sticker. Plus, each location will be giving away a $100 Natural Grocers gift card to one lucky shopper. And, of course, the regional grocery chain is proud to support other Colorado businesses in its aisles. Through March 26, the chain is offering a sale on a variety of Colorado products. There are 41 locations in Colorado. naturalgrocers.com

Harkins Theatres’ Best Picture Fest

It’s officially awards season and Harkins Theatres is rolling out the red carpet with its annual Best Picture Film Fest. It’s the perfect opportunity for frugal film fanatics to catch up on all of the Best Picture nominees in one place and on the cheap. The festival runs March 11 to 24 at Harkins Theatres’ Arvada 14 (5550 Olde Wadsworth Blvd.) and includes the following films: “Belfast,” “CODA,”  “Don’t Look Up,” “Drive My Car,” “Dune,” “King Richard,” “Licorice Pizza,” “Nightmare Alley,” “The Power of the Dog” and “West Side Story.” Titles and showtimes vary by date. Even better, tickets are at a blockbuster price. Get an All-Access Pass for $30 (includes one ticket to each film) or enjoy individual screenings for just $5 each. The best deal is the All-Access Pass, which lets you see all 10 films for just $3 per flick. harkins.com/best-picture-film-fest

Free cab rides

No doubt, lots of green beer (and other celebratory libations) will be flowing on St. Patrick’s Day. The Sawaya Law Firm is offering a free safe ride home for revelers from March 17 to 20. It’s simple: Get a safe ride home and keep your receipt. For reimbursement (up to $35), send your receipt, along with a copy of a valid ID to: Free Cab Ride Program, The Sawaya Law Firm, 1600 Ogden St., Denver, CO 80218. You can also submit your request online at cab@sawayalaw.com. You must be 21 or older to participate. The deal is only valid for a one-way ride home within the Denver metro area. For questions about the community program, send an e-mail to cab@sawayalaw.com. sawayalaw.com/cab-program

Frozen Dead Guys Days

Some urban legends are ultra-cool and actually true. There’s a real “frozen dead guy” in Nederland and the town happily celebrates him every year. Long-deceased Bredo Morstal’s body was preserved in dry ice in a Tuff Shed by his (also dearly-departed) grandson Trygve Bauge. The bizarre tale inspired the little town to create a fitting celebration, Frozen Dead Guy Days. This year, the event takes place March 18-20. There are lots of cool activities, including coffin racing, costumed polar plunging, icy turkey bowling and more. Entry fees range from $5 to $75. However, for many, the real fun is in just watching the chaos for free as a spectator. And that’s just the tip of the iceberg for the three-day fest because there’s so much more to chill out and enjoy, including live music (in heated tents!) with a $25 ticket. frozendeadguydays.com

Dunkin’ drink special

For many restaurants and cafés, springtime is all about refreshing the menu with new seasonal items. Dunkin’ customers can enjoy the sunny season with three limited-time springtime sips: Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew, Salted Caramel Signature Latte and Shamrock Macchiato. Through March 22, the doughnut and coffee shop is offering a medium Salted Caramel Cream Cold Brew or Salted Caramel Signature Latte for just $3. You can pair the bargain beverage with one of the chain’s seasonal food items: Roasted Tomato & Hummus Toast, Roasted Tomato & Avocado Toast or Chocolate Croissant. Plus, new DD Perks members receive a free medium cold brew, when they sign-up online (through April 26). dunkindonuts.com

Maciel Molina of Northglenn High School tries on prom dresses in 2009 as part of a donation program where girls were allowed to take home a dress for free.
Free & low-cost prom dresses

No teenager should miss out on the experience of going to prom simply because formal attire is too expensive. Thanks to the generosity of so many, teens on a budget can find the perfect dress to make the night special. The annual Prom Dress Exchange offers gently-used dresses on March 19 at Adams 12 Five Star Schools (1500 E. 128th Ave.) in Thornton. A $10 donation is requested, but no one will be turned away. Hours are yet to be announced. Attendees will find a wide range of formals, from minis to ball gowns. Another option is Bella Boutique (6265 Evans Ave., Units 3 & 4, Denver). The Denver nonprofit is providing free gowns, shoes, accessories and even vouchers for hair and makeup services from The Aveda Institute. Everything is yours to keep. The boutique has thousands of dresses in stock, ranging from size 0 through 30. Qualified students must be a current high school student who qualifies to receive a free or reduced lunch. Appointments are required to utilize the service and are now open, with shopping every Saturday from March 5 through May 21. promdressexchange.org; bellaboutiquedenver.org

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Applebee’s bonus boneless wings

Fries may be the burger’s best pairing of all, but you can never go wrong with a side order of wings, too. Applebee’s is offering a saucy deal for burger and wing lovers alike. For a limited time, get five boneless wings for just $1 with the purchase of any handcrafted burger. If it’s too much food for your plate, share them with one of your fellow diners or take them home for a midnight snack. Hungry bargain hunters never pass on savings. applebees.com


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