Thursday, September 1, 2016

NM State fair at Expo NM deals and discounts Sep. 8-18, 2016

School is back in session, the smell of green chile in the air, this means it must be time for the state fair. Its a great time to get out and go on some carnival rides, eat cotton candy, caramel apples, and giant turkey legs. make sure you wear your comfortable shoes because there is plenty of walking to do. there are also strollers and wheelchairs available if needed. If you want to go and not spend a lot of money there are discount days.
Discount Admission
>Monday, September 12, 2016 • Two Dollar Day! $2.00 Admission all day • $25 Ride Wristbands
>Wednesday, September 14, 2016 • Dollar Day! $1.00 Admission all day • Dollar Rides! All rides $1.00 per ride (with a minimum purchase of 10 rides required)
>Thursday, September 15, 2016 • $20 Ride Wristbands
Special recognition
The fair utilizes special recognition days as a way to honor those New Mexicans who have dedicated their careers to public service in the classroom, on the street and in the trenches. On special recognition days, honored attendees are admitted free into the fair with proper identifying information. (don't forget your ID)
   >Thursday, September 8, 2016 • Law Enforcement Day - All certified law enforcement personnel with valid badge or ID are admitted free • others get $2 admission and $12 Ride Wristbands
  >Friday, September 9, 2016 • Firefighters Day - All firefighters with valid badge or ID are admitted free •
   >Friday Sep. 9- Sunday, Sep. 11   Teacher Appreciation Weekend – All K – 12 teachers admitted free with a school issued ID
   >Tuesday, September 13, 2016 • Military/Veteran's Day - Free admission for all active & retired military with valid ID • $2 admission and $12 Ride Wristbands • Bonus Rodeo! The cost of admission into the fair gets you into PRCA Rodeo for free for general admission seats.
Walgreens advance purchase discount 
August 11 through September 9, the advance tickets will be on sale at all New Mexico Walgreens locations. Adult passes cost only $7, and passes for seniors and children cost $6. Additionally, thanks to Reithoffer Shows in collaboration with the fair, patrons have the option to buy a significantly reduced carnival ride wrist band (also known as the mega pass) for which the cost of purchase includes FREE admission into the fair. The Mega Pass ticket sells for $28 and allows fairgoers unlimited carnival rides on any one day of the fair.

On Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, admission into the fair is $10.00 for adults and $7.00 for kids and seniors and the cost of the ride wristbands is $35.

General Hours

10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday thru Thursday;
10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday
The 2016 State Fair will open at 10 a.m. every day!
Free parking at Gate 8 on Louisiana and Central. 
 Preferred Parking is available at Gate 1 on Central. $
Bus to the Fair
>State Fairgoers can use ABQ RIDE regular service from any of its four Park and Ride facilities. Four ABQ RIDE bus routes, including Rapid Ride Routes #766, #777, and Route #66 will drop off and pick up Fairgoers at Central and Louisiana and at other bus stops adjacent to the Fairgrounds. 
>Additional service in the form of a free, weekend shuttle at the Fair will be provided during the run of the Fair. ABQ RIDE will operate a free shuttle from Noon to 11:30 p.m. on the Fair's two weekends (Sept 11th, 12th, 13th, and Sept. 18th, 19th, 20th). It will pick up Fairgoers inside Gate 9 (the Downs Casino Gate) and shuttle them to the Admission booths inside the State Fairgrounds.  On Saturday, September 12th, the shuttle will not run until 2 p.m. due to road closures for the State Fair Parade. Fairgoers can use four ABQ RIDE lots for regular bus service to the State Fairgrounds. The most recommended Park and Ride for Fairgoers is the closest one to the Fair, the Uptown Transit Center Park and Ride facility, located just south of Coronado Shopping Center. Plenty of room is available for parking. The other Park and Ride facilities are located at: Coors By-Pass and Ellison (Northwest Transit Center), Central and Unser (Central and Unser Transit Center).
$ Regular fares apply and do not include admission to the fair; $1 Adults (each way), Citizens age 62 or over, mobility-impaired and Students (ages 10-18) 35 cents. Accompanied children age 9 and younger ride free.       For schedule information, go to or call 243-RIDE (7433) 

Bike to the Fair

BikeABQ and the New Mexico State Fair have partnered up to offer patrons a place to park their bikes while attending the State Fair. 
Bike to the Fair and feel secure that the bike valet will secure your bicycles while you enjoy the Fair.  The bike valet will be on the inside of Gate 4 (San Pedro just north of Copper).  FREE
10 a.m. - Close of Midway

Friday, July 1, 2016

July 2nd free concert Freedom Celebration 2016 for KING & COUNTRY

This event is being hosted by Calvary Albuquerque. So it is a Christian event. I checked out the bands you tube and like their music. for KING & COUNTRY - Fix My Eyes - The LIVE Music Video
Celebrate our nation's independence at Freedom Celebration at Isotopes Park on Saturday, July 2, at 4 pm. This free event is open to everyone and includes live music from award-winning rock/pop bands for KING & COUNTRY and Hawk Nelson, as well as Albuquerque’s ownBattledrums.
this is Isotopes park so parking may cost $5 be prepared. 
• $5 parking for all vehicles containing three or fewer people.
• Carpool Lot available for those containing four or more people in their vehicle in the Stadium East Lot.
• Free parking for all vehicles displaying disabled placards.
Also you cant bring in any outside food and drinks. 
Beverages, Food & Containers No bottles, cans, food, beverages or containers may be brought into Isotopes Park, with the exception of sealed bottled water. 
There will also be a fireworks display after the show. 
Admission is free so invite everyone and bring someone!     

Wednesday, June 29, 2016


there is a discount but just really hard to find. So Im posting the link. CLICK HERE for the coupon  . you can print the coupon or show it on your cell phone at cliffs front gate and get your $10 off.
Please follow my blog for more money saving and fun events. I promise I wont spam you to death. :)
If you know of any cool inexpensive deals or events please let me know.
So hope to see you there and thanks for checking out my blog.

Friday, June 3, 2016

National Donut Day June 3rd, 2016 aka first friday in June

I will celebrate anything, especially if its free. So lets celebrate.
Quick history National donut day started during the great depression, as a way for the Salvation Army to raise money and awareness for its social services, which among other things provided donuts and coffee to American soldiers during World War I.
Now where to get free donuts. 
I'm not sure of all these places but I do know we have krispy kreme and dunkin donuts in Albuquerque. 
Krispy Kreme: Every customer gets a choice of any free donut on Friday, June 3, no purchase necessary. Do expect a line
Whether it's powdered, filled or a hot Original Glazed®, stop in for a free doughnut from Krispy Kreme. In honor of National Doughnut Day, on Friday, June 3, stop in to any Krispy Kreme US or Canadian location for a FREE doughnut of any variety--including its world famous Original Glazed® doughnut. 
No purchase necessary. Excludes Connecticut.
Dunkin’ Donuts has a free doughnut with any drink purchase.
Shipley Do-Nuts: Visit a participating location from 5 a.m. to noon on National Donut Day for a free donut.
Entenmann’s: A total of more than 150,000 donuts will be given away in more than a dozen cities around the country, including Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, Louisville, New Haven, New York City, and San Diego, plus Entenmann’s is hosting a sweepstakes on Facebook with 10 lucky winners getting free donuts for a year.
Randy’s Donuts: Customers get free donut holes at this famous Los Angeles donut shop from 6 a.m. to noon on National Donut Day.
Lamar’s Donuts: Follow this Facebook link to get a “golden ticket” for a free donut on Friday, plus a free 16-ounce Lamar’s cup with any purchase.
Duck Donuts: Go to the Facebook page of Duck Donuts—a chain with dozens of East Coast locations stretching from the Jersey Shore to North Carolina—for a coupon valid for a free sugar donut on National Donut Day.
Dunkin Donuts: Get one free donut with the purchase of any beverage.
Cumberland Farms: Purchase any coffee or fountain drink between 5 a.m. and 10 a.m. on Friday and take your pick of a free donut.
Honey Dew Donuts: Purchase any medium-size beverage and you’ll get a free (Up)Beat Cancer Donut, which is chocolate frosted, has blue and red sprinkles, and was created to raise cancer awareness.
Giant Eagle: Every Friday, including National Donut Day this Friday, Giant Eagle supermarket locations offer a half-dozen donuts for free when you purchase a half-dozen.
Fractured Prune: Not all of this Ocean City, Maryland-based donut chain’s locations are participating in National Donut Day, but most shops in Arizona are giving away free donuts (with drink purchase), and locations such as Owings Mills in Maryland are offering free OC Sand donuts (glazed, covered in cinnamon sugar) with no purchase required.
Tim Hortons: No freebies this year, but Tim Hortons is offering aNational Donut Day coupon good for a half-dozen donuts at the special price of $2.99, valid through July 3.
would you believe I found my info on fortune and Money web sites. rich people must look for freebies too. 

Monday, April 25, 2016

Albuquerque Renaissance Faire April 30th, 2016

Celebrate the Middle Ages with the City of Albuquerque The Barony of al-Barran, and Members of the Society for Creative Anachronism.  

Date: April 30th, 2016
Time: 10am - 6pm
Location: Albuquerque International Balloon Museum, 
9201 Balloon Museum Dr NE, Albuquerque, New Mexico 87113
Tickets: general admission Adult $10,    child (3-12) $5,    under 3 free

Enjoy food, music, demonstrations, arts, and activities all recreated from the Middle Ages! Renaissance Faire will be returning to the Anderson-Abruzzo Albuquerque International Balloon Museum on Saturday, April 30, 2016, at the new time from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. 
The Albuquerque Renaissance Faire is a rain or shine event.

Here ye! Here ye! Lords and Ladies of Albuquerque, get ready for the most loved event in the Kingdom! All of your favorites will return including The Tavern, Commoner's Food Court, Children's Realm, Group Wedding, and Village Shopping. New this year! There will be a Faire Wear Show: Pet Fashion Contest.


The Faire will be full of fun! Different entertainment can be found throughout the land including Celtic singers, juggling, and magic. From armored combat exhibitions and a Renaissance Village reenacting medieval life to Living History and demonstartions, there is entertainment for all. Stumble on entertainment that has traveled through centuries and over continents as you make your way around the grounds. There will be juggling, Celtic singers, Princess Unicorn, WAMagic and more.
Click this link for a schedule of events    Albuquerque Renaissance Faire @

Food and drink

Tilted Tankard Tavern serving food, Mead, ale etc. and entertainment   

Commoner's Food Court A variety of food trucks will serve your favorite fare along with other concessions of traditional Renaissance themed food including turkey legs, corn on the cob, baked goods and more.

For the kids 

Children's Realm
Princes and Princesses of Albuquerque are invited to rule the land for a day. Wanderland, presented by the Girls Scouts of NM Trails, will be back with fairy tale wand crafts. Enjoy fun activities at the Ye' old Counterpointe of Scouting, presented by the Boy Scouts Pack and Troop 88. Additionally, there will be free face painting, a rock climbing wall and opportunities to Fight a Knight and earn a certificate for your victory.
Join Keshet for workshops throughout the day where children will explore basic dance concepts such as rhythm, balance, shapes, and more. Included in these workshops are Renaissance steps, such as a Reverance, the Saltarello, the Gailliard and the Pavane.
Children's activities are free.

Learn more about the Society for Creative Anachronism.   

Prohibited Items

No live steel, regardless of being peace-tied or not.
No outside food or beverages.

Saturday, February 6, 2016

How to NOT go Broke or Crazy for Valentines Day

I'm not claiming to be an expert on Love or relationships, 
But I know what matters. 
The basis of Love is trust. 
You cant love another until you love yourself. 
This year I find my valentine again in the same place. My mirror. Now there is a difference between self-love, confidence, and just being vain, or even narcissistic. 
Self-love is accepting yourself the way you are. You may not be the perfect weight, or the perfect height, you may not have the perfect teeth, face, skin, hair. But if you can be OK with yourself and realize yes you are worth it. You do deserve respect and nothing less. Then walk with your head held high, (stop looking for coins on the ground) shoulders back,  put on a smile and say "Today I'm gonna be the best me that I can be. 
If you see yourself as better than other people, you are conceited, you put other people down, you figure everybody should like you, or your ego is so big you could barely go through the door. then you might be vain or narcissistic. You may need to bring it down a notch. 
One of the first gifts you can give to other people is a smile and a sincere compliment. When I say sincere, don't lie to somebody and say something you don't mean. There is usually something good in everybody. Sometimes beautiful and kind eyes, a warm smile, sometimes people could be just like a big teddy bear, very huggable, or caring, sweet, there are a lot of qualities in people if you look for them. Sometimes the harsh people are just honest and up front. If you look close enough at a good person you truly notice the beauty comes from within. 
OK there is gift 1 a smile and a compliment. Sometimes that alone could make somebody's day. 
If you want to give something more tangible, or real there are many ideas. If you are in a relationship your significant other (that's just a safe way to say spouse, girlfriend, boyfriend or even somebody you like or care about) may just be expecting some token of your affection. Lets hope they are not only looking at the price tag on the gift you give, but they also see its the thought that counts. So don't take out a 2nd mortgage on your home to get a huge diamond ring if you cant afford it. 
There are the traditional Valentine gifts. Just do NOT wait until 5pm February 14th to get something. Because Valentines Day is going to be here same day as last year and many before. February 14th. Although you really should show somebody you love them the other 364 days of the year as well. 
2nd gift a card. You can get them at the dollar store sometimes 2 for $1, family dollar, dollar general, Walmart, or Hallmark. again not the price tag its the thought. 
More traditional stuff:
3rd gift idea Flowers could be tricky because different color roses could mean different things. I'm gonna go with a very simple chart. Over and above that I'm gonna claim ignorance. That opens a whole new dimension. Here is a relatively simple chart on roses. If you are unsure just go with a mixed bunch or other flowers and state that the mixed bunch of flowers is as diverse and different as the person you are giving it to. See that works. again if they are only wanting the most expensive ones, then you may not need such a materialistic person in your life. Its the thought that counts.
4th gift idea. traditional would be chocolates. Now if somebody is dieting maybe get them a smaller box and let them know that you know they are dieting so you went with a smaller size so they don't have as much temptation. You can go to the grocery store and get the smaller box maybe $3-4 and some mixed flowers for less than $5 and a card. 3 gifts and less than $10. Your doing good. Just not at the last minute, they WILL be gone. 
Now there are still many ideas left, and plenty of them being traditional still. 
5th Jewelry. Uh oh this is where I come in. Yes you could go and get diamonds and Gold but keep it down to what you can afford. Something handmade could be very nice. Oh wait that would lead to me. Or you could ask around if you don't know somebody personally who crafts jewelry, the person next to them probably does. I have some items listed on the tab custom creations by Renee, Most of my jewelry is $5 each so you can even get matching sets. I also do custom colors please give me a few days to make it if you have a custom request. I do lots of custom colors, themes, charm bracelets, rings, bracelets, necklaces. You name it I probably make it. If you make jewelry also or gift items that are affordable you are welcome to leave a comment on this post with a link to your page. I do moderate comments so if its inappropriate it will not be posted. 
More traditional stuff. 6th Stuffed animals sometimes work, but sometimes you just have too many to display. 
7th gift idea. Lingerie, this could be sexy but if your not there in your relationship this may not be the way to get there. Also if the person your getting it for is size medium and you get them an XXL, you will probably just get the lingerie back and call it a day. 
8th gift idea. If the person you are getting a gift for avidly collects something say like rubber ducks (oh wait that's me again, oops) or pigs, bats, owls, elephants, and you happen to see something that fits their collection. They will probably like it because its personal. 
Now the reason I'm ending with gift ideas here is because not everybody has a spouse or significant other to celebrate with so love your kids, your parents, your relatives or friends. And most of all. 
Just in case your not sure if its OK to get yourself a gift. By all means you could or should. Who knows you better than yourself. 
Last but not least if I get enough comments, likes, followers and shares. I will have to give away a valentine gift or two. probably a custom piece of jewelry so if you happen to comment on what you might like for valentines day leave me some form of contact for you and I will accept entries until February 14th Midnight MST. 2016 

Saturday, January 30, 2016

The Supernationals Car Show NM 2016 Jan. 29 - 31

The Supernationals Car Show is one of The premier car shows in New Mexico since 1991, showcasing all type of vehicles from classic hot rods to the latest vehicle models. Hosted by Racing Southwest

the event is being held at Expo NM, 300 San Pedro Dr NE, Albuquerque, NM 87108
Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex, 
Enter the show through the San Pedro Gate.
looks like parking is $5 unless you have a handicap placard then parking is free. 

Special appearance by Henry Winkler "The Fonz" from the Happy Days tv show (he is supposed to be at the event both Sat. and Sun.)

Friday, January 29, 2016 - 12 noon to 10 p.m.
Saturday, January 30, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Sunday, January 31, 2016 - 10 a.m. to 8 p.m

Adult tickets at the door are $15.50, kids under 12 are $4.00. However, you can save $2.50 per ticket buying advanced tickets at all Napa Auto Parts Locations, plus you can pick up free kids Tickets (which are good with any paying adult ticket) at any Albuquerque area McDonald’s Restaurant. 
their event message stated ticket for kids are $4.50, but Im sure you could still get free passes at McDonalds so might as well stop on the way and pick a few up.  
This is the shows 25th Anniversary. and will include Nations top Hot Rods, Muscle cars, Motorcycles, Trucks, Customs!!! Competing in over $5,000 in cash and awards! Hot Wheels Racing, Automotive Artists, Model Car Contest. Ronald McDonald Children's Charity Silent Auction, Nations Top Pin Stripers. 

75,000 square feet... of Customs

here is the event page
map for event