Harlem Globetrotters Discount Tickets

September 26, 2013 by  
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Score Harlem Globetrotters discount tickets to see the game at the Santa Ana Star Center on February 23, 2014 in this limited time presale. Options include a Magic Pass to go hands-on with the players at a special event before the game.

I’m not strong on basketball but even I enjoy the Harlem Globetrotters. They are so funny and entertaining with their athletic displays!  Their Albuquerque and Rio Rancho exhibition game at 4 pm on February 23 is at the Santa Ana Star Center.  The discount tickets in this presale deal gives you up to 40% off and the offer includes a Magic Pass option.

There are several choices in the Harlem Globetrotters discount tickets deal, and the prices include all ticketing fees:

  • $35 for a ticket in rows A–F of section 203, 206, 213, or 216 (regular value up to $58.50, including all fees)
  • $41 for a ticket in rows P-S of sections 203, 206, 213, or 216, plus a Magic Pass (up to $67.50 value)
  • $48 for a ticket in rows A–F of section 203, 206, 213, or 216, plus a Magic Pass (up to $80.50 value)

The Magic Pass gives access to a special exhibition of tricks and “hands-on basketball fun” with the players before the game, and the chance to meet the Globetrotters and their mascot Globie and get autographs.

You can buy Harlem Globetrotters discount tickets up to a maximum of 8 tickets per person if you want to take the whole family/office/street. But of course the quantity of tickets available in the 40% off deal via Groupon is limited, and the deal is only available for a few days. So if you want to see the Globetrotters, nab this one soon!

The game starts at 4 pm on Sunday February 23, 2014. I will never again forget that the Globetrotters’ team song is Sweet Georgia Brown because it was an answer to a question in one of my bitterly-contested games of Trivial Pursuit with Mr Cheap.

The Santa Ana Star Center is located in Rio Rancho.

–Tania FYI This post contains my Groupon affiliate link to plug you directly to the Harlem Globetrotters discount tickets deal. 


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Rio Rancho Winterfest: December 15

December 13, 2012 by  
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Sounds like Rio Rancho is the place to be this Saturday, when Winterfest offers plenty of family fun to celebrate the holiday season.

Rio Rancho Winterfest 2012 has quite the line-up of free things to do and see on Saturday December 15 from 4 pm, including a holiday parade, 10,000 (count ’em) luminarias, storytelling, holiday music, a holiday movie, fun jumps and games for kids plus a kids’ train and scavenger hunt, and a visit from Santa.

If you donate an item (non-perishable food, clothing, or new toys) to the Storehouse West and Community Clothes Closet collection at the Santa Ana Star Center, you’ll be entered into a raffle to win prizes including tickets to Cirque du Soleil and other Santa Ana Star Center events, and restaurant certificates.

Highlight times for Rio Rancho Winterfest celebrations on December 15:

  • 4 pm: Santa Ana Star Center opens for children’s train rides, holiday music, and $1 refreshments, while supplies last.
  • 5:15 pm: Winterfest Parade starts by the Santa Ana Star Center, with a Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer theme.
  • The festivities continue until 9 pm with more than 10,000 luminarias lit in the city center and family activities.
    See the full schedule and parade route for Rio Rancho Winterfest.

–Tania

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Pork & Brew State BBQ Championship

July 5, 2012 by  
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Go hog crazy this weekend at Rio Rancho’s Ninth Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship from July 6 – 8, 2012. 

Among the barbe-kudos for Pork & Brew: It’s one of the the largest events in New Mexico, with attendance over 20,000 last year, and it was voted on the 2009 and 2012 lists of Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association (Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta makes the list too!).

Rio Rancho’s Ninth Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship runs from Friday July 6 to Sunday July 8, 2012, and the event includes live entertainment, chain saw carving,  a magic show, and kids’ activities such as fun jumps. See the full Pork & Brew schedule in a PDF.

And then of course there’s the BBQ… this is an officially sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society event, and contest winners go to Kansas City, KS, to participate at the nationals.

Admission is a budget-friendly $5, or $3 for seniors (60+) and for kids aged 3-12. Tots aged 2 or under go free!  If you’re licking your lips, note that this is for entry only, you have to fork out for food.

Ticket packages including BBQ Bucks to spend at food vendors are available today, July 5, offering:

  • $25 BBQ Bucks and two Pork & Brew admissions for $25
  • $50 BBQ Bucks and four Pork & Brew admissions for $50
  • $75 BBQ Bucks and six Pork & Brew admissions for $75

So if  you spend those BBQ Bucks, you effectively get your admission for free. Note however that there is a $5 “convenience charge” per package if you buy online, plus a $2.50 ‘will call’ charge to collect the ticket. So those packages save you more if you have a larger party going to the event, and you’re gonna eat a lot of BBQ! 

The Pork & Brew State BBQ Championship ticket packages are only available through Thursday July 5, online until 11.59 pm, or from the Santa Ana Star Center Box office (1-888-694-4849) until 5 pm.

Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship 2012 takes place at the Santa Ana Star Center:

  • Friday July 6 from noon to 9 pm
  • Saturday July 7 from 10 am to 8 pm
  • Sunday July 8 from 11 am to 7 pm

Santa Ana Star Center is located at 3001 Civic Center, Rio Rancho.

–Tania

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$5 NM Mustangs Hockey Game & Taste of Rio Rancho Food

January 12, 2012 by  
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Taste of Rio Rancho plus a New Mexico Mustangs hockey game sounds like a mighty fine way to spend $5!

Tickets for Taste of Rio Rancho followed by a Mustangs game on January 21 at the Santa Ana Star Center are just $5.  For that you get free food samples from Rio Rancho restaurants including Venezia’s Pizzeria, Dion’s Pizza, Dairy Queen, Pizza 9, Tao’s Chinese Bistro, Turtle Mountain Brewery, and quite a few more – 16 restaurants in total. They’re promising El Mezquite Market’s mini tacos too!

Taste of Rio Rancho at 5 pm is followed by a New Mexico Mustangs vs. Odessa Jackalopes game at 7:30 pm. The $5 ticket covers both the food and the fun of the game, which seems a very good way to stretch your five bucks for an evening’s entertainment. Get tickets at the Santa Ana Star Center Box Office or call (505) 891-7319.

New Mexico Mustangs Hockey Game and Taste of Rio Rancho

  • When: Saturday January 21, 2012
  • Time: Taste of Rio Rancho starts at 5 pm, followed by Mustangs game at 7:30 pm
  • Where: Santa Ana Star Center
  • Ticket price: $5 – call (505) 891-7319 or purchase at the Santa Ana Star Center box office.

Here are Santa Ana Star Center directions if you need them. It’s located at 3001 Civic Centre Circle Northeast, Rio Rancho.

–Tania

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Free Ice Skating and Rio Rancho Winterfest

December 6, 2011 by  
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Free ice skating, BOGO free New Mexico Mustangs tickets, fireworks, and a balloon glow…  Sounds like Rio Rancho is the place to be this weekend, when Winterfest has something for everyone!

Rio Rancho Winterfest 2011 has quite the line-up of free fun on Saturday December 10, including a parade, 10,000 (count ’em) luminarias, free holiday arts and crafts, storytelling, and even free holiday ornaments. Fingers crossed the weather clears up for the fireworks and balloon glow.

The thing I’m most excited about is free ice skating at Santa Ana Star Center from 2 – 5  pm.  I don’t know why I’m so excited about it as I’m a lousy skater, but if you want to take to the ice, the free skating includes free skate hire.  (They recommend beginners take their own safety helmet or bike helmet.)

Hockey fans can also score a buy one get one free ticket deal for the New Mexico Mustangs game against Amarillo Bulls on December 10, at 7:30 pm. That means two tickets cost $10.

Other Rio Rancho Winterfest celebrations on December 10 include:

  • 5 pm : Holiday lighting ceremony, 10,000 luminarias, and a hot air balloon glow, at Rio Rancho City Hall
  • 5:15  : Winterfest Parade starts by Santa Ana Star Center
  • 6:15 – 7:30 :  Photos with Santa and free hot chocolate inside Rio Rancho City Hall. Or head to UNM West Campus for free holiday arts and crafts, storytelling, and refreshments
  • 7 pm : Fireworks display

During Winterfest, you can also take home a free holiday ornament to commemorate Rio Rancho’s 30th anniversary. The ornaments will be available at various locations, while supplies last.

Find full details on events and the parade route for Rio Rancho Winterfest.

–Tania

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Disney on Ice Tickets 25% Off

November 4, 2010 by  
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Disney on Ice comes to New Mexico to present Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey from November 5 – 7, 2010. There are six Disney on Ice performances from November 5 – 7, 2010, at the Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho.

In case you missed our earlier post, you can get 25% off tickets to Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey thanks to 100.3 The Peak, when you use the promo code: PEAK.

The code is not valid for opening night Friday November 5, or for front row or VIP seating.

Purchase Disney on Ice tickets from ComcastTix.com and select the Buy Tickets button under the Pre-sales / Promotional Offers section at the bottom of that page. (If you select the top buttons, there’s nowhere to enter the coupon code!)

Enter the promo code into the box: PEAK

The code is not valid on Opening Night tickets, or for VIP or Front Row tickets – so select one of the other options. (This has changed since our October 21 post when only Opening Night tickets were named as excluded from the discount code.)

Ticket Fees and Delivery charges also apply. ComcastTix.com charges $3 for customers to print out their own tickets at home, so it’s cheaper to choose the Will Call $2.50 option to pick up at the box office.

Show dates eligible for the 25% discount are:

  • Saturday November 6 at 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm
  • Sunday November 7 at 1 pm and 5 pm

The Disney On Ice production of Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey will be at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

–Tania

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Disney on Ice Tickets 25% Off Mickey & Minnie’s Magical Journey

October 21, 2010 by  
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Disney on Ice comes to New Mexico to present Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey from November 5 – 7, 2010. There are six Disney on Ice performances from November 5 – 7, 2010, at the Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho.

Thanks to 100.3 The Peak, you can get 25% off tickets to Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey using the promo code: PEAK.

UPDATE: The code is not valid on Opening Night tickets, or for VIP or Front Row tickets – so select one of the other options. (This has changed since our original October 21 post when only Opening Night tickets were named as excluded from the discount code.)

Purchase Disney on Ice tickets from ComcastTix.com and select the Buy Tickets button under the Pre-sales / Promotional Offers section at the bottom of that page. (If you select the top buttons, there’s nowhere to enter the coupon code!)

Enter the promo code into the box: PEAK

The code is not valid on Opening Night tickets, or for VIP or Front Row tickets, so choose one of the other options.

Ticket Fees and Delivery charges also apply. (Extremely unimpressed by ComcastTix.com charging $3 for customers to print out their own tickets at home. Does anyone know why $3 is a justifiable fee for self-print tickets?)

Show dates eligible for the 25% discount are:

  • Saturday November 6 at 11 am, 3 pm, and 7 pm
  • Sunday November 7 at 1 pm and 5 pm

Opening night (November 5 at 7pm) is not eligible for the discount, but if you’re willing to pay full  price, it could be a fun time to go as radio hosts Jackie, Tony, and Donnie will be doing the honors.

Here at Cheap Central, we’re glad to hear that Jackie is recovering well from the awful car accident last month. All our best wishes go to Jackie!

The Disney On Ice production of Mickey and Minnie’s Magical Journey will be at Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho.

–Tania

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Half Price Admission: Great Southwest Home Remodeling Design Show

August 24, 2010 by  
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The Great Southwest Home Remodeling Design Show is coming up this weekend, August 28-29, 2010, with 250 booths offering ideas and products for home and garden. Here’s how you can get half price admission!

Vendors at the show cover a pretty broad sweep, offering remodeling ideas and landscaping tips, or (if you’re not looking for a complete overhaul) furnishings and home products from cookware and kitchens to window coverings, flooring, and lighting.

Regular admission is $8, but why spend that when you can print out a coupon for half price admission?

The Great Southwest Home Remodeling Design Show coupon gives two for one entry to two people ($8 total), or half price entry for one person ($4).  

Take a friend and one of you gets in free, or split the admission fee to save $4 each… whichever way you look at it, it leaves a little more in the kitty to spend on su casa!

Kids under 12 get free admission, and parking is free too. 

Great Southwest Home Remodeling Design Show takes place:

  • Saturday August 28, 10 am – 5 pm
  • Sunday August 29, 10 am – 4 pm
  • Where: Santa Ana Star Center, Rio Rancho
  • Price: $4 per person with the half price coupon. Otherwise $8 per person.

Santa Ana Star Center directions if you need them. It’s located at 3001 Civic Centre Circle Northeast, Rio Rancho.

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Rio Rancho Pork & Brew March 26-27

March 24, 2010 by  
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Go hog crazy this Friday & Saturday at Rio Rancho’s Seventh Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship. Events include pig races, ongoing live entertainment, chain saw carving, and kids’ activities such as fun jumps. And then of course there’s the BBQ… this is an officially sanctioned Kansas City Barbecue Society event, and contest winners go to Kansas City KS to participate at the nationals.

Among the barbe-kudos for Pork & Brew: It’s one of the the largest two-day events in New Mexico, with attendance over 30,000, and was voted on the 2009 list of Top 100 Events in North America by the American Bus Association (Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta makes the list too!).

But really you’re just interested in when, where, and how much it costs.

Seventh Annual Pork & Brew BBQ State Championship takes place at the Santa Ana Star Center:

  • Friday March 26 from noon to 9 pm
  • Saturday March 27 from 10 am to 6 pm

Admission is a budget-friendly $5, or $3 for seniors and for kids aged 12 and under. If you’re licking your lips, note that this is for entry only, you have to fork out for food.

Santa Ana Star Center is located at 3001 Civic Center, Rio Rancho.

–Tania

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Half Price Ringling Bros Circus Tickets

May 27, 2009 by  
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Thanks to Jackie, Tony & Donnie of 100.3 The Peak for tweeting this deal of theirs!

Still fun for the whole family, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey Circus presents “Boom a Ring” for five performances, May 28 – June 1 (2009), at the Santa Ana Star Center. And you can score tickets for 50% off! (Not valid opening night.)

Simply go to GetTix.net, choose the “Arena” section tickets at a base price of $15, and use promo code KPEK. Note: fees will still apply.

Valid showtimes include:

  • Friday, May 29, 7:00pm
  • Saturday, May 30, 3:00pm
  • Saturday, May 30, 7:00pm
  • Sunday, May 31, 1:00pm

Highlights of this circus include white tigers, extreme crossbow archery demonstration, and a highwire extravaganza. Not to mention the usual clowns and elephants, natch!

If cheap tix aren’t good enough for you, you can also listen to 100.3 The Peak and try to win tickets, or enter online to win.

The Santa Ana Star Center is located on Civic Center Circle in Rio Rancho, NM.

–Elizabeth Hanes

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