Free doughnut for moms, 2-for-$4 ice cream treats and more sweet Denver deals starting May 11 — The Know
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Start Mother’s Day off on a sweet note by stopping at LaMar’s Donuts. On May 13, mothers receive a free red velvet cake doughnut (or any doughnut with a hole) and a small coffee or fountain drink. Locations open at 6 or 6:30 a.m. on Sundays. Families who love LaMar’s will want to join its loyalty club, LaMar’s Lover For Life, for perks and rewards, including a free doughnut and coffee on your next visit just for signing up. Plus, earn a free dozen donuts for every eleven dozen purchased. lamars.com
Summer is the perfect time for kids to explore the world around them, without ever leaving their bedroom or backyard. All they need is a good book and a vivid imagination. Barnes & Noble’s Summer Reading Program rewards young book worms grades one through six with a free book after they’ve read eight books and recorded which part of the book was their favorite and why. Along with parents, kids keep track of the books in their Reading Journal. (Journals can be picked up in-store or downloaded online.) Present the completed journal at the bookstore and pick out the well-deserved reward from a limited selection of children’s books. The program runs from May 15 to Sept. 3. Parents, the bookstore also offers a free Kids’ Club with rewards and special offers — all year-long. barnesandnoble.com.
City folk just don’t get out to the “country” enough. There’s a quick fix on May 19, during Farm and Ranch Day at Colorado Agricultural Leadership Foundation’s historic Lowell Ranch, 2330 I-25, Castle Rock. Families can experience “farm life” for the day. Agricultural vendors, exhibitors and classes will be featured during the free event from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Little farm hands can see creatures big and small up-close and personal, including lambs, calves, chickens, pigs and more. Exhibits and family activities begin at 10 a.m. Also, tour the historic Lowell Ranch House and enjoy a hayride for just $2. Concessions will also be on sale. thecalf.org/farm-and-ranch-day.html
Feeling lucky? Through May 27, get a free $2 Powerball ticket at Safeway when you purchase a $10 Lotto ticket. To get the extra chance at big bucks, you must purchase all 10 Lotto plays on a single ticket via the in-store ticket vending machine. The offer does not apply to any other games — only a $10 Lotto purchase qualifies for the promo. The bonus is available at all Colorado Safeway locations, while supplies last. coloradolottery.com
Grab a friend and a spoon for sweet savings at Dairy Queen. The ice cream shop is making late nights a little sweeter with its new two-for-$4 Treat Nights. For a limited time after 8 p.m., mix-and-match any two medium sundaes and dipped cones for just $4. The dipped cones are covered in chocolate, making for a sweet crunchy shell. As for the sundaes, choose from hot fudge, strawberry, chocolate, caramel, peanut butter, pineapple and summer berry. If you prefer daytime deals, they also offer a $5 Buck Lunch — get chicken strips, a deluxe cheeseburger, crispy chicken salad or KC BBQ bacon cheeseburger, a drink and small sundae for $5. Upgrade the lunch sundae to a small Blizzard for $1. dairyqueen.com
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