Discount Golf for NM Residents on Santa Fe Trail Courses

July 23, 2014 by  
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New Mexico golf courses are beautiful to play, especially when you’re saving dollars on green fees!  New Mexico residents can get a great deal on New Mexico golf that works out to just $25 per round including top notch courses like Paa-Ko Ridge, Twin Warriors, and UNM Championship. The offer is only for New Mexico residents.

This twilight golf pass gives a discount on Golf on the Santa Fe Trail courses, letting you play all eight for just $200. That’s 25 bucks per round, a very low par for these courses, saving over $150.

Twilight hours start at 2 pm, allowing plenty of time for a relaxed game, and the pass can be used Monday to Thursday. The pass is valid for one year from purchase date, to play all the Santa Fe Trail golf courses once each – see the trail map at the link. Six are around Albuquerque, the other two are north of Santa Fe:

  • Paa-Ko Ridge
  • Twin Warriors
  • Sandia
  • UNM Championship
  • Santa Ana
  • Isleta Eagle
  • Black Mesa
  • Towa

They say pass numbers are limited, although some form of this pass deal has been ongoing for a while now.  Still, golfers who want to try all these excellent area courses will stumble on their soft spikes to snap this one up.

To summarize the very fair deal conditions for the discounted Golf on the Santa Fe Trail pass:

  • You must be a New Mexico resident and can play each course only once
  • The pass can be used Monday to Thursday for tee times starting from 2 pm
  • Book tee times up to seven days in advance, for groups of no more than four players
  • The pass is good for a year from date of purchase

If you don’t play yourself, this could make a good gift for the golfer in your life. Buy the discount golf pass online.

If you’re not a New Mexico resident or if you’re taking an out-of-state guest, regular green fees are still very competitive (especially compared to other national courses of similar quality) at all the Golf on the Santa Fe Trail courses.

–Tania


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Free Admission to NM Museum of Natural History & Science: July 6

June 30, 2014 by  
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New Mexico residents get in free to The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the first Sunday of every month.  So the next free admission day is this Sunday July 6, 2014, from 9 am to 5 pm.

This Sunday July 6 between 1:30 and 2:30 pm, they’ll also be offering a free guided tour of the museum exhibits, although it’s limited to 14 participants,  for ages 13+. It’s a first-come, first-served basis, so I’d ask about it as soon as you arrive at the museum.

You can visit the  museum’s displays for free, including T-Rex Attack and the Naturalist Center room for kids to see specimens and go ‘hands-on’ with exhibits.

To get free admission on the first Sunday of the month, take your New Mexico ID.  The free admission day saves $7 per adult (aged 13-59), $6 for seniors aged 60+, and $4 for kids (aged 3-12) on the usual ticket price.

Even with the freebie, you have to pay regular admission if you want to go in to the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater or the Planetarium.

New Mexico resident seniors age 60+ also continue to get free admission every Wednesday to the NM Museum of Natural History and Science.

New Mexico Museum of Natural and Science is located in Albuquerque Old Town at 1801 Mountain Road NW.

–Tania

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Go Free to NM Museum Natural History & Science Sept 1 and Coprolites

August 29, 2013 by  
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New Mexico residents get in free to The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the first Sunday of every month.  So the next free admission day is this Sunday September 1, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.

This Sunday September 1 the museum is also hosting a free event about coprolites – or fossilized poop to you and me. They are imaginatively calling this event: On the Origin of Feces.  Whoever thought up that name playing on Darwin’s On the Origin of Species deserves a raise.

The On the Origin of Feces event runs from 12 noon to 4 pm. During that time you can meet Dr. Adrian Hunt, a scientist who specializes in the study of fossilized dinosaur poop. Dr. Hunt will explain why the study of old dinosaur and animal scat is so important. In case you’re not convinced yet, you’ll also be able to see specimens of coprolites from animals like bear, turkey, fox, deer, rabbit and coyote.

If you want to see the new Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at a discount, the first Sunday of the month also offers the chance to do just that. See my earlier post on the Titanic Exhibit on the Cheap.

Of course, you can also visit the  museum’s regular displays for free, including T-Rex Attack and the Naturalist Center room for kids to see specimens and go ‘hands-on’ with exhibits.

To get free admission on the first Sunday of the month, take your New Mexico ID.  The free admission day saves $7 per adult (aged 13-59), $6 for seniors aged 60+, and $4 for kids (aged 3-12) on the usual ticket price.

Even with the freebie, you have to pay regular admission if you want to go in to the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater or the Planetarium.

New Mexico resident seniors age 60+ also continue to get free admission every Wednesday to the NM Museum of Natural History and Science.

New Mexico Museum of Natural and Science is located in Albuquerque Old Town at 1801 Mountain Road NW.

–Tania

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Free Admission to NM Museum of Natural History & Science: August 4

August 2, 2013 by  
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New Mexico residents get in free to The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the first Sunday of every month.  So the next free admission day is this Sunday August 4, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.

This Sunday August 4 between 1:30 and 2:30 pm, they’ll also be offering a free guided tour of the museum exhibits, although it’s limited to 14 participants,  for ages 13+. It’s a first-come, first-served basis, so I’d ask about it as soon as you arrive at the museum.

If you want to see the new Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at a discount, the first Sunday of the month also offers the chance to do just that. See my earlier post on the Titanic Exhibit on the Cheap.

Of course, you can also visit the  museum’s regular displays for free, including T-Rex Attack and the Naturalist Center room for kids to see specimens and go ‘hands-on’ with exhibits.

To get free admission on the first Sunday of the month, take your New Mexico ID.  The free admission day saves $7 per adult (aged 13-59), $6 for seniors aged 60+, and $4 for kids (aged 3-12) on the usual ticket price.

Even with the freebie, you have to pay regular admission if you want to go in to the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater or the Planetarium.

New Mexico resident seniors age 60+ also continue to get free admission every Wednesday to the NM Museum of Natural History and Science.

New Mexico Museum of Natural and Science is located in Albuquerque Old Town at 1801 Mountain Road NW.

–Tania

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Free Admission to NM Museum of Natural History & Science: June 2

May 31, 2013 by  
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New Mexico residents get in free to The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the first Sunday of every month.  So the next free admission day is this Sunday June 2, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.

This Sunday June 2 between 1:30 and 2:30 pm, they’ll also be offering a free guided tour of the museum exhibits, although it’s limited to 14 participants,  for ages 13+. It’s a first-come, first-served basis, so I’d ask about it as soon as you arrive at the museum.

If you want to see the new Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at a discount, the first Sunday of the month also offers the chance to do just that. See my earlier post on the Titanic Exhibit on the Cheap.

Of course, you can also visit the  museum’s regular displays for free, including T-Rex Attack and the Naturalist Center room for kids to see specimens and go ‘hands-on’ with exhibits.

To get free admission on the first Sunday of the month, take your New Mexico ID.  The free admission day saves $7 per adult (aged 13-59), $6 for seniors aged 60+, and $4 for kids (aged 3-12) on the usual ticket price.

Even with the freebie, you have to pay regular admission if you want to go in to the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater or the Planetarium.

New Mexico resident seniors age 60+ also continue to get free admission every Wednesday to the NM Museum of Natural History and Science.

New Mexico Museum of Natural and Science is located in Albuquerque Old Town at 1801 Mountain Road NW.

–Tania

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Free Fossil Roadshow & Free Admission to NM Museum of Natural History & Science

May 1, 2013 by  
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New Mexico residents get in free to The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the first Sunday of every month.  So the next free admission day is this Sunday May 5, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.

This Sunday May 5 from 12 noon to 5pm, they’ll also have the first of what they’re calling an “Annual Fossil Roadshow.”  (I won’t make a quip about how it sometimes feels like I’m already living in fossil-land. Mr Cheap was a bit creaky getting out of bed this morning, and I can’t say I’m feeling terribly young and sprightly this week either.)

The Fossil Roadshow is a collaboration with Mama’s Minerals. The museum will host an afternoon of fun activities, where kids can meet scientists, pan for gold, and crack open geodes. They can also take in their own mysterious geological discoveries to be identified.

If you want to see the new Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition at a discount, the first Sunday of the month also offers the chance to do just that. See my earlier post on the Titanic Exhibit on the Cheap.

Of course, you can also visit the  museum’s regular displays for free, including T-Rex Attack and the Naturalist Center room for kids to see specimens and go ‘hands-on’ with exhibits.

To get free admission on the first Sunday of the month, take your New Mexico ID.  The free admission day saves $7 per adult (aged 13-59), $6 for seniors aged 60+, and $4 for kids (aged 3-12) on the usual ticket price.

Even with the freebie, you have to pay regular admission if you want to go in to the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater or the Planetarium.

New Mexico resident seniors age 60+ also continue to get free admission every Wednesday to the NM Museum of Natural History and Science.

New Mexico Museum of Natural and Science is located in Albuquerque Old Town at 1801 Mountain Road NW.

–Tania

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Titanic The Artifact Exhibition: See It On The Cheap

April 3, 2013 by  
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Titanic The Artifact Exhibition recently arrived in Albuquerque, and here’s how New Mexico residents can save on admission by visiting on the right days!

Titanic The Artifact Exhibition has already been seen by more than 25 million people across the world. When the Titanic collided with an iceberg and met its tragic doom just over a century ago in April 1912, it was famous as the world’s largest ship at the time. It sank 2.5 miles beneath the ocean’s surface. This exhibit featuring 125 authentic artifacts from the shipwreck site of the Titanic has now reached Albuquerque, and is on display at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science through October 27, 2013.

Regular admission to Titanic The Artifact Exhibition is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and $11 for children.

But New Mexico residents always get in free to The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the first Sunday of every month.   This free general admission does not cover special exhibits like the Titanic one, but it does mean that if you are a New Mexico resident and you visit the museum on the first Sunday of the month, the general admission fee is waived and adults will only pay $11 to see the  Titanic The Artifact Exhibition.

The next free admission day for New Mexico residents (with NM ID) is this Sunday April 7, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm. After that, the first Sundays of the month are:

  • May 5
  • June 2
  • July 7
  • August 4
  • September 1
  • October 6

According to a press release from the museum: “Visitors are quickly drawn back in time to 1912 upon entrance, as each receives a replica boarding pass of an actual passenger aboard Titanic. They then begin their chronological journey through the life of Titanic, moving through the Ship’s construction, to life on board, to the ill-fated sinking and amazing artifact rescue efforts. They will marvel at the re-created interior of the Ship, and press their palms against an iceberg while learning of countless stories of heroism and humanity.”

It’s hard to think about such a sad ending to such an optimistic voyage, and the more than 1,500 people who perished. But this is our chance to learn about that history, and pay tribute to those individuals and their families.

Even if you don’t want to see  Titanic The Artifact Exhibition, NM residents can still go along to visit the museum for free on the first Sunday of the month. On April 7, there are special family day activities related to the new exhibit Science on a Sphere.

The free admission day saves $7 per adult (aged 13-59), $6 for seniors aged 60+, and $4 for kids (aged 3-12) on the usual ticket price.

New Mexico Museum of Natural and Science is located in Albuquerque Old Town at 1801 Mountain Road NW.

–Tania

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NM Museum of Natural History & Science Free: March 3

February 26, 2013 by  
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Free admission days for New Mexico residents at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science? We like that!

New Mexico residents get in free to The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the first Sunday of every month.   So the next free admission day is this Sunday March 3, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.

They often have special activities on the free admission days, but I’ve received no word on such fun delights this month. Turn up and take your chances, but for sure you’ll be able to see all the regular displays including T-Rex Attack and the Naturalist Center room for kids to see specimens and go ‘hands-on’ with exhibits.

The free admission day saves $7 per adult (aged 13-59), $6 for seniors aged 60+, and $4 for kids (aged 3-12) on the usual ticket price.

To get free admission on the first Sunday of the month, take your New Mexico ID. Even with the freebie, you have to pay regular admission if you want to go in to the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater or the Planetarium.

New Mexico resident seniors age 60+ also continue to get free admission every Wednesday to the NM Museum of Natural History and Science.

New Mexico Museum of Natural and Science is located in Albuquerque Old Town at 1801 Mountain Road NW.

–Tania

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Albuquerque Golf Deals

January 24, 2013 by  
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I mentioned these three golf deals a month or more ago, but if you missed those posts you’ve still got time to save some green on the greens.

 The City of Albuquerque golf course discount offer until February 28, 2013, is $9 for 9 holes if you walk, and $15 for 9 holes including 1/2 cart, when you play after 1 pm on weekdays, Monday to Friday. The winter offer is valid at these four courses: Los Altos, Arroyo del Oso, Puerto del Sol, and Ladera.

The regular green fees for 9 holes at these golf courses would cost you $18 PLUS varying golf cart fees, or $20 at Ladera including cart during their post-construction period. City of Albuquerque golf courses are open every day, as long as the weather plays nicely.

The Sandia Golf Champion’s Club 2013 membership at Sandia Golf Club at the Sandia Resort & Casino costs $159 until January 31. With membership to the rewards program you earn loyalty points when playing at Sandia Golf Club, as well as:

  • 1 free round of golf at Sandia worth $86
  • 1 free twilight round worth $56
  • 8 free range passes worth $200
  • $10 off the regular twilight rate
  • Unlimited golf games at the discounted Champions Club rates and reduced green fees for up to 3 guests
  • 50% off the practice range rate
  • 15% off private golf instruction
  • 15% off golf merchandise at the club’s shop
  • 15% off food purchases at the Clubhouse Grill
  • 20% off at the Sandia Resort’s Green Reed Spa

See all the Champion’s Club benefits in the PDF brochure.  The $159 membership is available until January 31, after that the price of membership goes up to $199. The membership period is from February 1, 2013, to January 31, 2014.

The Star Rewards Golf Club gives New Mexico residents a good deal package on golf at Twin Warriors and Santa Ana golf courses, plus a $50 room stay credit at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa.  Buy 2013 membership for $159 and in exchange you get :

  • Free round of golf at Twin Warriors Golf Club worth ($79 value)
  • Free round at Santa Ana Golf Club (worth $62)
  • Free twilight round at Twin Warriors Golf Club (worth $39)
  • Free twilight round at Santa Ana Golf Club (worth $39)
  • Three free daily practice range passes at Twin Warriors (worth $75), and once those are used up the practice range fee will be $10
  • 15% discount on golf lessons
  • $20 certificate for the Prairie Star Restaurant at Santa Ana Golf Club
  • 10% discount at Prairie Star Restaurant and Wine Bar
  • $50 room stay credit at Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort and Spa to use by December 31, 2013.
  • Dining discounts at Santa Ana Star Casino

Plus discounts on golf rounds all year and some merchandise, VIP tee times, monthly prize drawings, and a chance to win a year of free golf at Twin Warriors Golf Club. Membership of the Santa Ana and Twin Warriors Star Rewards Golf Club is only open to New Mexico residents aged 21+ and the membership is through December 31, 2013.

–Tania

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NM Museum of Natural History & Science Free: January 6

January 3, 2013 by  
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Free admission days for New Mexico residents at the New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science? We like that!

New Mexico residents get in free to The New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science on the first Sunday of every month.   So the next free admission day is this Sunday January 6, 2013, from 9 am to 5 pm.

They often have special activities on the free admission days, but I’ve received no word on such delights this month. Turn up and take your chances, but for sure you’ll be able to see all the regular displays including T-Rex Attack and Space Frontiers, and the Naturalist Center room for kids to see specimens and go ‘hands-on’ with exhibits.

The free admission day saves $7 per adult (aged 13-59) and $4 for kids (aged 3-12) on the usual ticket price.

To get free admission on the first Sunday of the month, take your New Mexico ID. Even with the freebie, you have to pay regular admission if you want to go in to the Lockheed Martin DynaTheater or the Planetarium.

New Mexico resident seniors age 60+ also continue to get free admission every Wednesday to the NM Museum of Natural History and Science.

New Mexico Museum of Natural and Science is located in Albuquerque Old Town at 1801 Mountain Road NW.

–Tania

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