Cliff’s Amusement Park Discounts 50% Off or $3 Off

September 2, 2011 by  
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Cliff’s Amusement Park, previously known as Uncle Cliff’s, is a favorite Albuquerque attraction, and the last day of the summer 2011 season is on Sunday September 25.   Till then, they are only open on Saturdays and Sundays, plus Labor Day Monday.

UPDATE: This 2011 offer has now expired and links in this post removed. See the current Cliffs Amusement Park Half Off Ride Pass 2012 post for 50% off in summer 2012.

More Cliff’s Amusement Park 2011 coupons or discounts may come along before they close, but right now here are two ways to save if you’re taking your brood for a final (wet and thrilling) fling at summer:

Print this coupon for 50% off a Cliff’s Amusement Park ride pass on Sundays through the rest of the season. A ride pass includes admission, and unlimited rides all day.  Right click at the link to print the coupon, or go directly to the PDF file of the same Cliff’s coupon. It saves you over $12 per person on the regular $24.95 ride pass ($15.95 for tots aged 2 and under). The offer comes via KOAT-TV, 100.3 The Peak, and Lite 95.1.

Note that the Cliff’s discount coupon is not valid on Saturdays. You can only use it on Sundays.

If you want to visit on a Saturday in September or on Labor Day Monday September 5, you can still get a
$3 discount on a Cliff’s Amusement Park ride pass by purchasing in advance on their website. That brings the cost of a ride pass down to $21.95.

As everything else is going UP in price, it’s nice to be able to enjoy some traditional Duke City fun where it’s only YOU taking a wild ride, not your credit card.

Cliff’s Amusement Park is located at 4800 Osuna Rd NE.
Here’s where you’ll find Cliff’s September 2011 opening hours.

— Tania


Friday Food Freebies & Deals: April 23 – 30, 2010

April 23, 2010 by  
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Food deals for the coming week: Baskin-Robbins 31 cent scoops, Buy One Burrito Get One Free, Zinc’s good value Beer Dinner, $3 off KFC, $1 off Carl’s Junior, Landry’s Seafood House deal menu, $7 Power Lunch, and more in this week’s foodie roundup.

  • It’s 31 cent scoop night at Baskin-Robbins on Wednesday April 28 from 5 to 10 pm – you can get ice cream scoops for just 31 cents, with a limit of three 2.5 oz scoops per person, while supplies last at participating stores. This promo is in honor of America’s Firefighters: The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation. A double YAY to Baskin-Robbins! And don’t be surprised if there’s a donation box on hand – give generously!
  • Zinc Wine Bar’s Beer Dinner at 5:30 pm on April 24 costs $39, which seems a good deal for a reception with hors d’ouevres – or nibbles as we posh people call ’em – followed by a four course dinner menu including jerked chicken, Flatiron Steak Sandwich, and Chocolate Raspberry Bavarian Cream Torte, all paired with brews from Colorado’s Ska Brewing. You need to make a reservation, and the $39 food and brew menu doesn’t include tax or tips.
  • Buy One Burrito Get One Free at Mondo’s Baja Mexican with this BOGO coupon (via Valpak). Mondo’s Baja Mexican is located near Lovelace Westside Hospital.
  • $3 off a 12 piece KFC meal – find Kentucky Fried Chicken coupons by entering your zip code for deals near you – for example, for the San Mateo Blvd. KFC, coupons include
    $3 off a 12 piece KFC meal, expiring April 30, 2010.
  • Slate Street Cafe’s wine tasting in their chic wine loft on Thursday April 29 at 5 to 7:30 pm features wines from the Pacific Northwest – get three “generous tastes” of the featured wines plus appetizer for $18. I like Slate Street Cafe’s food but haven’t been to any of their wine tastings yet – I’d love to know if YOU have been and think this is a good value experience for 18 bucks. Let us know in the comments box below!
  • Landry’s Seafood House distinctive dining deal saves you over 35% on a three course menu: get a salad bowl, choice of 3 entrees, and choice of 2 desserts for $19.99. Print the Landry’s Deal Menu and take it with you for the offer – valid Sunday through Thursday.
  • $7 Lunch and Business Talk  on how to use Twitter at Keep It Simple Stupid Coffee & Art in Old Town on Wednesday April 28 at noon. As part of their Power Lunch series, hear a social networking talk by Kristelle Siarza on “Closing the Sale Using Twitter” over lunch. You must make a seat reservation for the Power Lunch.
  • $1 off Carl’s Junior promotions – print out the coupons for:
    $1 off Big Country Breakfast Burrito Combo valid to May 12, 2010
    $1 off Banana Chocolate Chip shakes and malts valid to May 12, 2010
    $1 off any size Grilled Cheese Bacon Burger combo valid to May 19, 2010
    One coupon per person per visit. Find Carl’s Junior Albuquerque locations.
  • FREE PIE: Don’t forget Village Inn Pie Rush Wednesdays. From 10 am to 10 pm every Wednesday, get a free slice of pie with any purchase – dine in only. No coupon necessary; no expiration date in sight. But you know it can’t last….

Note: Not all locations may be participating in all offers – call ahead if you want to be sure.

Have a great weekend – Happy Birthday Burque for Founders Day!



Friday Food Freebies and Deals for 8/14/09

August 14, 2009 by  
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We’re already in a great mood, but the notion of free food somehow makes our outlook even more golden. And not as in “arches.”

  • Free Cookie: Thanks to Matt for the tip! Enjoy this coupon for a free cookie with the purchase of any large beverage at Seattle’s Best Coffee cafés inside Borders. Expires 8/16/09. Three stores in Albuquerque and two in Santa Fe.
  • Improved 2 for $20: The previous Applebee’s 2 for $20 deal involved downsized entrées, but no more. They’ve revamped the menu to include “generous portions.” Works for us. The new menu includes 12 full-sized entrées to choose from. Eight locations around the area.
  • Kids Eat Free: Also from Applebee’s. We saw this advertised on the marquee at the Menaul location, and a friendly staff person there gave us the deets: ALL your kids can eat free on Mondays with the purchase of at least one adult meal. The friendly staff person said she believed most of the Applebee’s in Albuquerque were participating. Call ahead to verify.
  • Half Price Restaurant Certificates: Using Alibi Bucks, you can get get dining certificates for half off. So, for example, purchase a $20 gift certificate to a local restaurant and pay just $10! You can’t beat that. Currently available restaurants on the Alibi Bucks page: Calico Cantina, El Norteño, Gold Street Caffé, Pepper’s Ole Fashion BBQ, Pizza 9, Ponderosa Eatery & Saloon (Tijeras), and Sushi Gen.
  • More 50% Off Restaurant Certificates: Citadel Broadcasting has rolled out “Fifty50Fridays” across all its radio station websites. Each Friday, you can score half price gift certificates to local restaurants and other food-related businesses. For example, last week’s offer was a $50 certificate to Edible Arrangements for just $25. Check every Friday for the latest offer. TIP: If you use half-price restaurant certificates every time you eat out, you can save hundreds of dollars a year!
  • Free Beverage, Free Dessert, Free Bagel: And more! Rooster’s Downtown has rolled out a boatload of coupons for free food with no qualifying purchase. Just present the coupon and get your free food. Current coupons include: hot chocolate and a cookie; tea or coffee; bagel; dessert; beverage and refill. That’s a pure extravaganza of free food! Plus, if you present your Rail Runner ticket at Rooster’s you can always get a free beverage. Fourth and Central downtown.
  • Cake Coupons: Say it with us: cake coupons! And not just any cake: moist, delectable creations from Say It with Cake. Coupons include $3 off a dozen cupcakes, $5 off a half-sheet cake, and more. Westside.
  • BBQ Coupons: If you live in Rio Rancho and like barbecue, you’re gonna love this. Smokehouse BBQ not only offers live music on Friday and Saturday night, but now you can get some great coupon deals, like $5 off a $20 order or “buy 10 breakfast burritos, get 2 free.”
  • Free Appetizer: Los Equipales Restaurant still has a coupon for a free appetizer running on their site, but they’ve added a deal for a $50 gift certificate for just $25. You have to contact them directly for details. East Nob Hill.
  • Kids Eat Free: On Wednesdays at JB’s. If you love down home style cooking and have kids under age 10, here’s your deal! All day on Wednesday, get one free kids’ meal with each adult meal purchase. Looks to be good at both Albuquerque JB’s.

And that’s it for this week! Thanks for reading, and have a great weekend!

–Elizabeth Hanes


$3 off Tickets for Taos Mountain Music Festival

August 12, 2009 by  
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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? How ’bout a little road trip?

The First Annual Taos Mountain Music Festival takes place Saturday, August 15 (2009), from 10:00am – 9:30pm. All Day Festival Tickets run $38, but you can save $3 off just by purchasing tickets in advance. (See the website for ticketing information. We’re unable to “deep link” directly to the ticketing page because the site is all javascripty.)  And, as if that weren’t cheap enough, kids under 10 get in FREE!

The lineup for this year’s event includes:

  • Brent Berry Band
  • Rico Blues Project
  • Nosotros
  • Joan Osborne
  • The Wailers
  • Ozomatli

This sounds like a well-thought-out festival. In addition to the main stage performers, the festival will feature “Strawberry Fair” (an area with vendors, food stalls, performing artists, and more) and a Kidzone (day pass $5 for unlimited bounce house, climbing wall, and “hilarious inflatable games” action for the little ones). The festival is even providing ear plugs (highly recommended for the youngsters in your group). Beer and wine also will be available for purchase.

The festival will be held at Taos Ski Valley, northeast of the town, proper. Lodging is available in Taos, which is a beautiful two-and-a-half hour drive from Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes


$3 off Service Charge at Rapid MVD

June 24, 2009 by  
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Do you have an auto-related task that is going to drag you into the Department of Motor Vehicles offices? Dreading the thought? Procrastinating?

Well, here’s an offer you’ll love!

Use this coupon for $3 off the service charge at Rapid MVD. They’re located on the west side, and they can handle all your vehicle-related needs, from simple tag renewals to complex title issues. Sure, you pay a little more, but sometimes convenience is worth it. Especially when you can get three bucks off. Especially when it helps you avoid waiting for hours at the DMV.

This coupon expires 7/7/09, so don’t procrastinate any longer!

Rapid MVD is located at 10701 Coors Blvd NW, Suite 8, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes


Friday Food Freebies and Deals for 6/19/09

June 19, 2009 by  
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Another week is toast! Let’s toast it by raising a few happy hour glasses along with our usual roundup of local cheap chow — and bad food puns.

  • BOGO entrée: Thanks to Ron, here’s a T.G.I. Friday’s BOGO coupon. Buy one entrée, get one free. It’s that simple! Expires 6/22/09, so act quick-like. West side.
  • $3 off coupon: Grab this Boston Market coupon for $3 off a $6 purchase and try their new BBQ beef brisket. Or stick with your faves, like rotisserie chicken. Whatever floats your boat. Three locations, primarily northeast heights.
  • $10 off: Take Dad to Outback Steakhouse and they’ll give him a $10 off certificate good on his next visit. Pretty darn generous, eh? Plus, they open at 11:00am on Father’s Day. Two locations: north I-25 and Rio Rancho.
  • Beer & burger $10: And this ain’t yer ordinary burger. Or beer. Artichoke Café just added this deal to their happy hour menu: 10 oz. draught Chimay beer plus one of Artichoke’s gourmet burgers for a mere $9.95. Definitely our hâute happy hour pick! Valid Monday through Friday, 4:00 – 7:00pm. EDO.
  • Kids eat FREE: Hankering for steak? Head over to Texas Land & Cattle on Saturdays between 11:00am and 4:00pm and your kids under 12 will eat free! Up to two kids’ meals per adult entrée purchased. Not valid in combination with any other coupons, offers, or discounts. Dine-in only. North-central.
  • Free tacos: Those who voted for Del Taco in our “best cheap tacos” contest will like this! Sign up for Del Taco’s Raving Fan Club and receive 2 free chicken tacos for joining, plus look forward to a premium shake on your birthday. And, of course, other offers throughout the year. Several locations around ABQ.
  • Free LobsterGram gift:‘s new promotion offers 60% off dining certificates, which makes a $25 cert just $4. And they’re also throwing in a free $15 gift from Lobster Gram! Doesn’t specify what the gift is, but it’s sure to be yummy! Expires 6/21/09.
  • BOGO burgers: If you’re more in the mood for fast food, check out the most recent Carl’s Jr. coupons from Valpak. Buy-one-get-one on Six Dollar Burger, Western Bacon Burger, or Charbroiled Chicken Sandwich. A bazillion Albuquerque area locations to serve you.
  • Free Father’s Day BBQ: Sunflower Farmers Market (Corrales location) is hosting a BBQ for Dads on 6/20/09 from noon – 4:00pm. Enjoy marinated kabobs hot off the grill!
  • Sushi sampling: Meanwhile, the other Sunflower Farmers Market (on Lomas) is handing out handcrafted sushi TODAY (6/19/09) from 2:30 – 4:30pm. We think we feel an emergency coming on that will require us to leave work early.
  • Free slice of pie: Village Inn is at it again. Use this coupon for a free slice of pie with any adult entrée. Perfect for Father’s Day! Ten locations.
  • Free breakfast: Nobody says you have to eat breakfast when you wake up Denny’s says you can (coupon is only good 5:00-11:00am!). How about using this Denny’s coupon for a free breakfast late at night? Or mid-afternoon? Go right ahead. (Not!) Oodles of Denny’s restaurants all over the state; three in ABQ.
  • Free meal for Dads: Pei Wei issued a rare coupon for a free entrée for “Dads only” with purchase of another entrée. Valid only Saturday and Sunday, 6/20 and 6/21. Uptown and Cottonwood Mall.

And that’s all for this Friday, folks! Have a super Father’s Day!

–Elizabeth Hanes



March 17, 2009 by  
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Normally, we’re 100% sure of our deals, especially dining coupons, but this one…

The coupon looks legit and was forwarded to use by a fellow Cities on the Cheap member. What we can’t verify is whether or not it’s being accepted by Albuquerque locations of Boston Market restaurants. Why don’t you give it a whirl and see? Then let us know in the comments section!

The deal: a coupon good for $3 off any purchase of $6 or more at Boston Market. It’s to promote their Friday baked whitefish special, which they’re offering at all Boston Market restaurants on Fridays throughout lent (ending April 12th). The Boston Market coupon is good on any food purchase, not only the lenten special.

There are three Boston Market locations in New Mexico, all in Albuquerque.

Let us know how you fare.

–Elizabeth Hanes