Albuquerque and New Mexico Fourth of July Free Events 2014

July 2, 2014 by  
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New Mexico Fourth of JulyTime to celebrate our freedom with these Independence Day events in and around Albuquerque. Plus some New Mexico Fourth of July events if you feel like going on a trip…

The big 2014 Freedom Fourth party at Balloon Fiesta Park is indeed FREE! (Although there is a parking fee – check out the details below).

Other New Mexico Fourth of July freebie celebrations are in Rio Rancho, Corrales, Madrid, and further afield around the state.  So let’s (erm) go forth: Bring on the fireworks, flags, and fun!

 

Freedom Fourth – Albuquerque – Friday July 4, 2014

  • Gates open at 3 pm with free admission for all! Freedom Fourth is held at Balloon Fiesta Park, and live entertainment includes five-time Grammy winner, country music star Wynonna Judd at 8 pm. Leading up to that headline act,  you can hear OnQ Chorus (4 pm), Sim Balkey & the Honky Tonk Crew (4:45 pm), Joanie and Combo Special (5:45 pm) and Rudy Boy Experiment (6:45 pm). At 7:45 pm, Manzano Day School will perform the national anthem.
  • Other Freedom Fourth fun includes a car show, kids’ activities, and a cultural stage with entertainment ranging from Irish music and Polynesian dancing to Flamenco.  A microbrew beer garden and food vendors will keep everyone refreshed. Of course, this all culminates in the fireworks display after dark.
  • Parking is $10…  You could save cash (and possibility your sanity) by taking the Park & Ride for $1 round trip; 35c for seniors aged 62+ and children. Kids aged 9 and under ride free.  Take exact change and bus passes aren’t accepted for Park & Ride. Westside pick up is St. Pius High School, eastside is  Coronado Center at the northwest corner on San Pedro, starting at 3 pm until 8 pm to go to the event.
  • There are quite a few “thou shalt nots” at Freedom Fourth – such as don’t take alcohol (although alcohol is available to purchase), so check the City of Albuquerque Freedom Fourth page for the event schedule and info on what you can and can’t take.

Rio Rancho Holiday Parade and Fireworks – Friday July 4

  • Bike Decorating Contest registration starts at 9 am – open to kids and adults with prizes for the kids contest only (natch!) for best decorated, most patriotic, and most original bikes! Register free at the Bank of America parking lot, 3101 Southern Blvd, then join the parade (children must wear a helmet).
  • The Rio Rancho Holiday Parade starts at 10 am, heading east from Country Club Drive down Southern Boulevard, and concluding on Pinetree Road near the Esther Bone Memorial Library and the Rio Rancho Veterans Monument Park.
  • A Declaration of Independence ceremony follows at the Veterans Monument Park, starting at around 11 am.
  • Free fireworks at the Rio Rancho High School football stadium start at around 9 pm – but the stadium opens at 6 pm.

Madrid Fourth of July Parade on the Turquoise Trail starts at noon on July 4, and if you want to watch a baseball game first, get to the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark for 10 am.

Corrales Fourth of July Parade and Fun Day starts with the parade at 10 am (from Target Road) and ends at La Entrada Park for the family fun day.

Other New Mexico Fourth of July Events:

If you’re planning to travel around the state, check out these other mostly free New Mexico Fourth of July celebrations.  See each link for more details. (Please bear in mind that depending on weather and fire conditions, firework events may be subject to change. Call ahead before setting off on a long road trip.)

  • Alomogordo The Made in America Fourth of July Parade starts at 10 am, with Freedom Faith fireworks in the evening.
  • Cloudcroft Parade at 2 pm on July 4, followed by various community events.
  • Clovis Smoke on the Water fireworks display follows music concerts in the afternoon
  • Farmington Freedom Days with various events and entertainment run from July 3 – 6. Highlights for July 4 are the Electric Light Parade at 9 pm, and day events including Party in the Park entertainment, a pizza-eating contest, water balloon fight, live music, and a skateboarding competition.
  • Las Cruces Electric Light Parade on July 3 at 9 pm. On July 4, entertainment includes music by Don McLean (American Pie!) and a Beatles tribute band, followed by fireworks.
  • Red River 4th of July Parade at 10 am, followed by live music in Brandenburg Park, with activities for kids and the annual Egg Toss & family games.
  • Santa Fe The Fourth of July fireworks return to Santa Fe High School this year. The event starts at 5 pm with musical entertainment, and they request a $5 parking donation.  The Santa Fe Pancakes on the Plaza fundraiser event ($8, or $7 for advance tickets) takes place as usual in the Plaza from 7 am to noon, with activities and entertainment and, yes, pancakes.
  • Silver City Parade on July 4, followed by an Ice Cream Social, free games for kids, a cakewalk, and live music concerts.
  • Socorro Free Fourth of July festival and entertainment including Al Hurricane & Al Hurricane Jr., El Gringo, and Clan Tynker, all followed by fireworks.
  • Arroyo Seco and Taos The Fourth of July Parade in Arroyo Seco starts at around noon but arrive in good time, you may have to park a little away from the village.  The evening fireworks in Taos start at around 9 pm.
  • Taos Ski Valley Fourth of July Parade starts at 2 pm, the annual Rubber Duck Race is at 3 pm, and the Taos Mountain Summer Music Series from 3 pm to 6 pm offers music from Brent Berry y Tambien, plus volleyball & kiddie play area.

Plenty of places to celebrate a very New Mexico Fourth of July…. completely free or on the cheap! Happy Independence Day!

–Tania


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Albuquerque and New Mexico Fourth of July Free Events 2013

July 1, 2013 by  
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New Mexico Fourth of JulyTime to celebrate our freedom with these Independence Day events in and around Albuquerque. Plus some New Mexico Fourth of July events if you feel like going on a trip…

The big 2013 Freedom Fourth party at Balloon Fiesta Park is indeed FREE! (Although there is a parking fee – check out the details below).

Other New Mexico Fourth of July freebie celebrations are in Rio Rancho, Corrales, Madrid, and further afield around the state.  So let’s (erm) go forth: Bring on the fireworks, flags, and fun!

 

Freedom Fourth – Albuquerque – Thursday July 4, 2013

  • Gates open at 3 pm with free admission for all! Freedom Fourth is held at Balloon Fiesta Park, and live entertainment includes the headline act country music star John Michael Montgomery at 8 pm. Leading up to that main stage event you can hear Summer XO (4 pm), Burnin’ Bridges Band (5:15 pm) and Bartender 4 Mayor (6:30 pm). At 7:50 pm, opera singer Ida Huber Mitchell will perform the national anthem.
  • Other Freedom Fourth fun includes a car show, kids’ activities, and a cultural stage with performers ranging from Japanese folk dancing, Irish dancers and Flamenco dance.  A microbrew beer garden and food vendors will keep everyone refreshed. Of course, this all culminates in the fireworks display after dark.
  • Parking is $10…  You could save cash (and possibility your sanity) by taking the Park & Ride for $1 round trip; 35c for seniors and children. Kids aged 9 and under ride free.  Take exact change and bus passes aren’t accepted for Park & Ride. Westside pick up is St. Pius High School, eastside is  Coronado Center at the northwest corner on San Pedro, starting at 3 pm until 8 pm to go to the event.
  • There are quite a few “thou shalt nots” at Freedom Fourth – such as don’t take alcohol (although alcohol is available to purchase), so check the City of Albuquerque Freedom Fourth page for the event schedule and info on what you can and can’t take.

Rio Rancho Holiday Parade and Fireworks – Thursday July 4

  • Bike Decorating Contest registration starts at 9 am – open to kids and adults with prizes for the kids contest only (natch!) for best decorated, most patriotic, and most original bikes! Register free at the Bank of America parking lot, 3101 Southern Blvd, then join the parade (children must wear a helmet).
  • The Rio Rancho Holiday Parade starts at 10 am, heading east from Country Club Drive down Southern Boulevard, and concluding on Pinetree Road near the Esther Bone Memorial Library and the Rio Rancho Veterans Monument Park.
  • A Declaration of Independence ceremony follows at the Veterans Monument Park, starting at around 11 am.
  • Free fireworks at the Rio Rancho High School football stadium start at around 9 pm – but the stadium opens at 6 pm and pre-firework entertainment includes a free outdoor movie.
  • See all the details on the Rio Rancho Fourth of July events.

Madrid Fourth of July Parade on the Turquoise Trail starts at noon on July 4, and if you want to watch a baseball game first, get to the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark for 10 am.

Corrales Fourth of July Parade and Fun Day starts with the parade at 10 am (from Target Road) and ends at La Entrada Park for the fun day till 2 pm. The water fight this year will be held at the Corrales Community Pool at the Rec Center. (It’s not happening during the parade – keep your water to yourself!) The water fight starts at noon at the pool with free admission, and continues till 3 pm. That’s some water fight!

Other New Mexico Fourth of July Events:

If you’re planning to travel around the state, check out these other mostly free New Mexico Fourth of July celebrations.  See each link for more details. (Please bear in mind that with the current awful fire season, all firework events may be subject to change. Call ahead before setting off on a long road trip.)

  • Alomogordo America the Beautiful Fourth of July Parade starts at 10 am, with Freedom Faith fireworks in the evening.
  • Cloudcroft Parade at 2 pm on July 4, and a street dance on July 6 at 7 pm.
  • Clovis Smoke on the Water fireworks display follows music concerts in the afternoon
  • Farmington Freedom Days run from July 2 – 7. Highlights for July 4 are the Electric Light Parade at 9 pm, and day events including Party in the Park entertainment, a pizza-eating contest, water balloon fight, ice cream social, and a skateboarding competition.
  • Las Cruces Electric Light Parade on July 3 at 9 pm, with a Street Fest and fireworks on July 4
  • Red River 4th of July Parade at 10 am, followed by live music in Brandenburg Park, with activities for kids and the annual Egg Toss & family games.
  • Santa Fe Fourth of July fireworks in Santa Fe will sparkle from a different venue this year: The Santa Fe Municipal Recreation Center (205 Caja Del Rio Road) instead of the usual Santa Fe High School. The event starts at 5 pm with musical entertainment, and they request a $5 parking donation.  The Santa Fe Pancakes on the Plaza fundraiser event ($7, or $6 for advance tickets) takes place as usual in the Plaza from 7 am to noon, with kids activities and, yes, pancakes.
  • Silver City Parade at 10 am on July 4, followed by an Ice Cream Social, free games for kids, a cakewalk, and live music concerts.
  • Socorro Free Fourth of July festival and entertainment including Al Hurricane & Al Hurricane Jr., El Gringo, and Clan Tynker, all followed by fireworks.
  • Arroyo Seco and Taos The Fourth of July Parade in Arroyo Seco starts at around noon but arrive in good time, you may have to park a little away from the village.  The evening fireworks in Taos may or may not take place in 2013; the Town of Taos will assess fire danger on the day itself and make the decision.
  • Taos Ski Valley Fourth of July Parade starts at 2 pm, the annual Rubber Duck Race is at 3 pm, and the Taos Mountain Summer Music Series from 3.30 pm to 6.30 pm offers music from Last to Know, the Revolving Door Circus, a bouncy castle for kids and free popcorn.

Plenty of places to celebrate a very New Mexico Fourth of July…. completely free or on the cheap! Happy Independence Day!

–Tania

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Fourth of July Free Events 2012

July 2, 2012 by  
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Time to celebrate our freedom with these Independence Day events in and around Albuquerque…

The big 2012 Freedom 4th party at Balloon Fiesta Park is indeed FREE! (Although there is a parking fee – check out the details below).

There are plenty of freebie celebrations too in Rio Rancho, Corrales, Madrid, and further afield around the state.

So let’s (erm) go forth: Bring on the fireworks, flags, and fun!

Freedom Fourth – Albuquerque – Wednesday July 4, 2012 

  • Gates open at 3 pm with free admission for all! Freedom 4th is held at Balloon Fiesta Park, and live entertainment includes country music band Diamond Rio, Rolling Thunder, The Noms,  and performers on the Warehouse 508 Youth Stage. Plus a car show, a balloon glow, jumpers, a climbing wall, free face painting, Mayor Berry’s Very Important Kids Zone, and food vendors. All culminating of course in the fireworks display after dark.
  • Parking is $10…  You could save cash (and possibility your sanity) by taking the Park & Ride for $1 round trip; 35c for seniors, students, and kids under age 9.  Take exact change and bus passes aren’t accepted for Park & Ride. Westside pick up is St. Pius High School, eastside is  Coronado Center at the northwest corner, starting at 3 pm until 8 pm to go to the event.
  • There are quite a few “thou shalt nots” at Freedom Fourth – such as don’t take alcohol (although alcohol is available to purchase), so check the City of Albuquerque Freedom 4th page for the event schedule and info on what you can and can’t take.

Rio Rancho Holiday Parade and Fireworks – Wednesday July 4

  • Bike Decorating Contest registration starts at 9 am – open to kids and adults with prizes for the kids contest only (natch!) for best decorated and patriotic bikes! Register free at Joe’s Pasta House parking lot, 3201 Southern Blvd, then join the parade (children must wear a helmet).
  • Holiday parade starts at 10 am, heading east from Country Club Drive down Southern Boulevard.  and ending on Pinetree Road near the Esther Bone Memorial Library and the Rio Rancho Veterans Monument Park.
  • A ceremony follows at the Veterans Monument Park, starting at around 11 am.
  • Free fireworks at the Rio Rancho High School football stadium start at around 9 pm – but the stadium opens at 6 pm and pre-firework entertainment includes music and a free movie.
  • See all the details on the Rio Rancho Fourth of July events.

Madrid Fourth of July Parade starts at noon on July 4, and if you want to watch a baseball game first, get to the Oscar Huber Memorial Ballpark for 10 am.

Corrales Fourth of July Parade and Fun Day starts with the parade at 10 am (from Target Road) and ends at La Entrada Park for the fun day till 1:30 pm.

Other New Mexico Independence Day Weekend Events:

If you’re planning to travel around the state, check out these other mostly free (or cheap) 4th July celebrations over the weekend.  See each link for day, times, and details:

  • Cloudcroft Parade at 2 pm with prizes for ‘walking’ ‘wheels’ and ‘animals’, open to all participants.
  • Eagle Nest Parade at 2 pm and Fireworks
  • Farmington Freedom Days Electric Light Parade at 9 pm, and day events including Party in the Park entertainment, arts show, pizza-eating contest, and skateboarding competition
  • Las Cruces Electric Light Parade on July 3 at 9 pm, with a Street Fest and fireworks on July 4
  • Red River 4th of July Parade at 10 am, followed by games and entertainment
  • Silver City Parade at 10 am, followed by an Ice Cream Social, free games for kids, a cakewalk, and live music concerts.
  • Socorro Free Fourth of July entertainment including Dr. Buck’s Wild West Show, Squash Blossom Boys, and Al Hurricane & Al Hurricane Jr.concerts, and fireworks
  • Taos Parade in Arroyo Seco at around noon but arrive earlier, Fireworks in Taos
  • Taos Ski Valley Parade at 2 pm, Rubber Duck Race at 3 pm.

Plenty of places to celebrate…. on the CHEAP! Happy Independence Day!

–Tania

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WAHL Face the Day Tour

October 5, 2011 by  
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The Wahl Face the Day Tour comes to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta this week, offering free facial hair grooming for men…

If you’re going to Balloon Fiesta, look out for the Wahl Face the Day Tour from October 6 – 8, 2011. Especially if you have a beard, mustache or goatee.  (So I’m probably *mainly* talking to our gentlemen readers.) Wahl’s 30-foot mobile barbershop will be on site giving guys free facial hair grooming and tips during Balloon Fiesta, and also expect a strongman competition, prizes and music.

For every free trim they give, Wahl donates $1 to Movember, a non-profit organization that funds the Live Strong Prostate Cancer Foundation and Movember Foundation.

The master barbers will be in action from Thursday October 6 to Saturday October 8, between 6 – 11 am and 4 – 9 pm each day.

Wahl is also running a national facial hair face-off, in the search for the Wahl Man of the Year, with prizes including an iPad, Flip camera, and Wahl Trimmer.  They’re also taking entries on the web at the link, regardless of whether you’re at Balloon Fiesta. The contest looks for a winner illustrating “excellence in facial hair” and I’m having to bite my tongue so hard not to suggest that my least favorite aunt enters it.

Wahl is an industry leader in barber tools, so they should know what they’re talking about, and you can’t say we don’t bring you a rich variety of freebies and deals here at ABQ on the Cheap. You do of course have to pay regular Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta admission – $8 for adults, free for kids aged 12 and under.

–Tania

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Win an Albuquerque Vacation

July 27, 2010 by  
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Sorry ABQ residents, you can’t enter this – but you can tell your friends and family further afield to throw their hat in the ring for the Albuquerque Convention and Visitors Bureau free sweepstakes to win a 3 night vacation! Lovely hotels and lots of perks, just enter by August 1, 2010. 

We have a good number of out-of-town readers here at ABQ on the Cheap, and of course our loyal local subscribers also have family and friends eager to visit. (And if they’re not eager to visit, then they should be. And they will be after reading the lovely prize they can win.)

So here’s the scoop on the Albuquerque Free Vacation Giveaway.

Four sweepstakes winners will each win:

  • Three nights at the hotel of their choice from:  Hotel Albuquerque at Old Town, Hotel Andaluz, Hyatt Regency Albuquerque, Nativo Lodge, or Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown.
  • $200 Visa card to offset expenses such as airfare, gas, or shopping.

Plus the choice of an activity guided by Albuquerque experts, with options including:

  • Fly in a hot air balloon with Rainbow Ryders and tour the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum
  • Eat at a New Mexican restaurant with dining diva Gwyneth Doland (she’s a foodie marvel, and always very witty and smart)
  • Play golf at Twin Warriors Golf Club
  • Shop Albuquerque with Lexi Petronis (editor of Albuquerque The Magazine)

 There are quite a few more options, see them all at the Albuquerque Free Vacation Giveaway page.

 Ok, the official ruley parts:

  • You have to be aged 18 or over
  • Can’t be an Albuquerque resident
  • One entry per person
  • Winners must take their trip by September 30, 2011
  • Transport is not included
  • See all the Albuquerque vacation contest rules

Main thing is to get your entry in by 11:59 pm Eastern Time on August 1, 2010. The form will take all of two minutes to fill in (half the problem is deciding what option activity/excursion you want.)

What have you got to lose? Enter yourself, or tell your friends and family to enter right now, and if someone wins it from hearing about it via Albuquerque On The Cheap – PLEASE tell us! We’d love to know.

Good luck!

–Tania

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Fourth of July Free Events 2010

July 1, 2010 by  
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Time to celebrate our freedom with these Independence Day events in and around Albuquerque…

This year, the big Freedom 4th party at Balloon Fiesta Park is indeed FREE! (Although there is a parking fee – check out the details below).

There are plenty of freebie celebrations too in Rio Rancho, Madrid, Acoma, and further afield around the state.

So let’s (erm) go forth: Bring on the fireworks, flags, and fun!

Freedom Fourth – Albuquerque – Sunday July 4, 2010

  • Gates open at 3 pm for a 4 pm start, free admission for all! Freedom 4th is held at Balloon Fiesta Park, and live entertainment includes Vanessa Aragon, The System, Marsh, and Honor Society. Plus food vendors, free jumpers, face painting, a climbing wall, and 4th grade poster competition on display in Mayor Berry’s Very Important Kids Zone. All culminating of course in the fireworks display after dark.
  • Parking is $10…  depending how many of you are in your group, you could save cash (and possibility your sanity) by taking the Park & Ride for $1 round trip; 35c for ages 62 and up; free for kids aged 10 and under.  You need exact change and bus passes aren’t accepted for Park & Ride. West side pick up is St. Pius High School, east side is  Coronado Center.
  • There are quite a few “thou shalt nots” at this event – you can’t take pets (you know they don’t like fireworks) nor alcohol (although alcohol is available to purchase), so check the City of Albuquerque Freedom 4th page for all event details and a list of what you can and can’t take.

Rio Rancho Holiday Parade and Fireworks – Saturday July 3 2010

  • Bike Decorating Contest registration starts at 9 am – open to kids and adults with prizes for the kids contest only (natch!) for best decorated and patriotic bikes! Register free at Joe’s Pasta House parking lot, 3201 Southern Blvd, then join the parade (children must wear a helmet).
  • Holiday parade starts at 10 am, heading east from Country Club Drive down Southern Boulevard.  and ending on Pinetree Road near the Esther Bone Memorial Library and the Rio Rancho Veterans Monument Park.
  • A ceremony follows at the Veterans Monument Park, starting at around 11 am.
  • Free fireworks at the Rio Rancho High School football stadium on Saturday July 3 start at 9:30 pm – but you can hear live music from 8 pm. Parking at the High School is $5 per vehicle (proceeds to the Rio Rancho High School Booster Club).
  • See all the details on the Rio Rancho Holiday weekend events.

Madrid Fourth of July parade starts at noon on Sunday July 4, from the Back Road to the Ballpark.  Stay on for the First Annual Bluegrass Festival after the parade at the Old Coal Mine Museum ($10 admission for adults, free for kids under 12, and admission includes entry to the Museum.)

Other New Mexico Independence Day Weekend Events:

If you’re planning to travel around the state, check out these other mostly free (or cheap) 4th July celebrations over the weekend.  See each link for day, times, and details:

  • Acoma Pueblo Sky City Free Sky Works outdoor concert and fireworks starting at 6 pm on July 4 with music from the James Douglas Show and The JIR Project, followed by fireworks at 8pm, at Acoma Pueblo’s Sky City, about an hour’s drive west of Albuquerque.
  • Cloudcroft Games, Street Dance and Parade
  • Eagle Nest Parade and Fireworks
  • Elephant Butte 4th of July Fireworks Display (park fees waived from 6–9 pm)
  • Farmington Freedom Days Parade and Fireworks
  • Las Cruces Electric Light Parade, Street Fest, Free Concerts (Unauthorized Journey on Sat 3, and Clay Walker on Sun 4) and Fireworks
  • Moriarty Star Spangled 4th of July-Parade and entertainment
  • Red River 4th of July Parade, Games and Cookout
  • Santa Fe Fireworks display ($1 admission).
  • Santa Rosa 4th of July Celebration and Fireworks
  • Silver City Cowboy Breakfast, Ice Cream Social, Antique Tractor Show, Parade and Fireworks
  • Socorro Free Fourth of July concerts and fireworks
  • Taos Parade in Arroyo Seco, Fireworks in Taos
  • Taos Ski Valley Parade, Games, and Rubber Duck Race

Plenty of places to celebrate…. on the CHEAP! Happy Independence Day!

–Tania

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Sweepstakes to Win a Ski Taos Getaway

February 19, 2010 by  
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A free sweepstakes with a chance to win two days accommodation at the Taos Inn, two days of skiiing, dinner for two at Lambert’s, and a day pass plus private tub at Ojo Caliente. Enter online by February 25.

Someone’s got to win it, right? So if you fancy trying your hand at a free trip to Taos, check out the Ski the Taos Sun Getaway sweepstakes by the New Mexico Tourism Department. The winner gets a package of two days lodging at  Historic Taos Inn, two days on the slopes for two at Taos Ski Valley, dinner for two at Lambert’s of Taos restaurant, and a day pass at Ojo Caliente Mineral Springs plus a private tub for two.

Enter the Ski the Taos Sun Getaway sweepstakes by 2 pm MDT on February  25, 2010. The winner will be notified within 30 days of the drawing and the prize is valid for one year. (So, realistically, this is probably a prize trip for NEXT ski season. But hey… something to look forward to.)

You must be 21 years or over to enter, and some blackout dates apply to redeeming the prize. No travel expenses are included.

Fingers crossed for one of our readers – let us know if you win! 

–Tania

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Mary Kay Black Friday Sale

November 25, 2009 by  
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We love creative entrepreneurs, and Jeannette Hurst clearly fits the bill.

This independent Mary Kay beauty consultant is holding a Black Friday Sale on November 27, 2009. The earlier you order, the more you’ll save. Plus, everyone who places a minimum $40 order will be entered into a drawing — and one lucky customer will get her entire order for half price!

Here’s how it works:

  1. Visit Jeannette’s Mary Kay page to browse the cosmetics.
  2. Jot down the item numbers and descriptions of what you want to order.
  3. Either call Jeannette at 620-2644 and leave your name and order details on her voicemail OR e-mail your order to her at jeannettehurst@marykay.com.
  4. Receive a discount based on the following schedule:
    • 6:00 – 7:59am = 30% discount
    • 8:00 – 9:59am = 25% discount
    • 10:00am – 12:59pm =20% discount
    • 1:00 – 6:00pm = 15% discount

Since both Jeannette’s voicemail and e-mail timestamp each message, you’re assured of receiving the proper level of discount!

If you’re entered in the contest, Jeannette will notify you by 6:00pm the next day if you’ve won. Good luck!

–Elizabeth Hanes

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Wahl Let It Grow Tour for Men of Distinction

October 6, 2009 by  
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They may not get you immortalized in bronze, but your fabulous facial hair could net you Wahl's Man of the Year prize! Photo of General Crawford statue by fauxto_digit; Creative Commons license

They may not get you immortalized in bronze, but your fabulous facial hair could net you Wahl's Man of the Year prize! Photo of General Crawford statue by fauxto_digit; Creative Commons license

Got a super ‘stache? Grand goatee? Magnificent muttonchops?

If you said “yes” to any of the above AND you’re planning to attend Balloon Fiesta, here’s an event for you!

The Wahl Let It Grow Tour is coming to the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta to help men get a handle on their facial hair and find the best beard, mustache and goatee in America in the Wahl Man of the Year photo contest. Trimming across the country with Wahl’s Let it Grow tour will be the Wahl styling team, providing insight while giving free professional trims and helping men get a grip on their facial hair.

Wahl’s 30-foot mobile barbershop will be at Balloon Fiesta from Oct. 9 through Oct. 11. The trimming team with be in full force from:

  • October 9 – 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • October 10 – 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. & 4 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • October 11 – 6 a.m. to 11 a.m.

The Wahl Let It Grow Tour in Albuquerque will also include:

  • Mobile Barbershop: Have a seat in the barber chair and a Wahl professional stylist will trim attendees’ mustache, beard or goatee with Wahl’s newest product, the Lithium Ion trimmer.
  • Wahl Man of the Year Center: Straighten your ‘stache or buff your beard and strike a creative pose for your photo to enter the Wahl Man of the Year competition. Men will go head to head in their area to be named a finalist and win an mp4 player before moving on to the finals to compete nationally.
  • Support Cancer Prevention: By entering the Man of the Year contest men can also help change the face of men’s health. For every Man of the Year photo contest entry, $1 (up to a maximum of $5,000) will be donated to Movember, the month formerly known as November, when men grow a mustache for 30 days to raise funds and awareness for the fight against prostate and testicular cancer. All funds raised will benefit Movember’s beneficiary sponsors, the Prostate Cancer Foundation and LIVESTRONG . Wahl will also award a 42″ HDTV to the top fundraiser of Movember’s U.S. campaign.
  • Wahl Welcome Area: Visitors can pick up product information, play a variety of games and win Wahl giveaways.

Except for the “Man of the Year” entry fee, all other events are free with Balloon Fiesta admission. The Wahl mobile barbershop will be located on the Balloon Fiesta grounds, at 5000 Balloon Fiesta Parkway, Albuquerque.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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Friday Food Freebies and Deals for 8/28/09

August 28, 2009 by  
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What would the weekend be without some cheap chow? Here’s the lowdown on how to save money when eating out this weekend!

  • Two Dollar Tuesday Bluesday: Zinc Wine Bar & Bistro has rolled out this new promotion. Get Bison Sliders or a mini pint of any beer on draft for just $2 each every Tuesday. Plus, hear live blues from 8:00 – 11:00pm. Nob Hill.
  • Highly Rated Wines Under $10: World Market has several fab wines on sale for $8.99. And all of them have won awards or high ratings from Wine Spectator. Expires 8/30/09, so hurry. Two locations in Albuquerque.
  • Three Course Meal $11.99: Boston’s The Gourmet Pizza enters the prix fixe dining fray with this offer. Choose one starter, one entrée, and one dessert for just $11.99. Plus, they’re currently running a contest where you can “text to score” from within the restaurant. Win $1 off, $2 off, or win a free meal! North I-25 corridor on The 25 Way.
  • Entrées under $10: Some of the places we love aren’t so cheap. Take Romano’s Macaroni Grill, for example. But now they’ve rolled out some new Italian Mediterranean recipes that are all priced under $10 each. Plus, check the Sunday paper for a $5 off coupon. Not available in all markets. Near Winrock Mall.
  • Wine Tasting: Jubilation lights up the weekend with an “End of Summer” tasting on Saturday, August 29, from 2:00 – 4:00pm. From Chardonnay to Zinfandel, they’ve got the wine alphabet covered with these eight varieties. Plus, each of these wines will be sale priced during the tasting. Time to stock up! Near UNM.
  • Free Chicken Sandwich: We’re giving you advance notice on this one, thanks to Matt and our newly appointed Editor-at-Large, Ron the Freebie King. On Labor Day (that’s September 7 this year), wear your sports team logo to Chick-fil-A between the hours of 10:30am to close and receive a FREE Chick-fil-A Original Chicken sandwich! Plus, be one of the first 250,000 to register at the Chicken Wave site, and you’ll also receive a free chikn sandwich plus be entered to win a $50 gift card.
  • Half Price New Mexico Food Products: It’s not too early to stock up on local food gifts to give your out-of-state friends this holiday season. Buy $50 worth of gift certificates to The Chile Casa for just $25! Get chiles, salsas, jams, ristras, and so much more — and get it all for half price! Old Town.

And that’s it for this week! Have a great weekend!

–Elizabeth Hanes

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