Valentine’s Day Cheap in Fort Collins

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Feb 042013
 

Author: Nicole Beale

We have all heard the ‘starving college student’ stereotype a time or two, but it’s only funny because it is true for most of us. For those who have somebody special this year, but a not a special sum of money to spend, no need to fear. There are options that won’t break the bank.

Any good date begins with a good meal. Remember, this is Valentine’s Day and nothing is more romantic than a good cook. Start out the perfect date with your sweetie by cooking them something delectable. As long as you put you heart into it and make it with love, they will enjoy it.

If the first thing that came to your mind is PB&J, consider looking up some recipes. Anyone can spruce up a dining area by setting a table and adding a few candles or flower petals. It is the details that count. Dessert has always been very closely related to Valentine’s Day. Come up with a clever dessert, such as ice cream topped with crushed candy hearts.

After you have progressed through the meal, you’re ready for some romantic fun. There are cheap options to take care of the situation. Ice skating is open at Fort Fun and costs only $10 for two people. Another option is the discount movie theater, AMC Cinema Saver 6. They feature movies that have been in theaters for some time and sell tickets for $3 each. This is such a score, as it’s less than half the cost of a ticket anywhere else in town. Beware that drinks are more expensive than the tickets.  Also being featured special for Valentine’s day is Jimkata, an electro-rock band, blending heavy beats, syn-thy hooks, and big guitars to create music with both modern and timeless appeal. Just for Valentine’s Day they will be playing at the Aggie for free. Nothing is better than a free date on Valentine’s Day when you have a tight budget. Hold your sweetheart close as you groove courtesy of Jimkata.

What you choose is up to you and your Valentine. There are ways to woo your loved one and not go bankrupt at the same time. Any one of these options is guaranteed to be a good time and not break the bank. How the rest of the date goes is up to you.

Valentine’s Day Cheap in Fort Collins

 Beats, Scene & Heard, The Well  Comments Off on Valentine’s Day Cheap in Fort Collins
Feb 042013
 

Author: Nicole Beale

We have all heard the ‘starving college student’ stereotype a time or two, but it’s only funny because it is true for most of us. For those who have somebody special this year, but a not a special sum of money to spend, no need to fear. There are options that won’t break the bank.

Any good date begins with a good meal. Remember, this is Valentine’s Day and nothing is more romantic than a good cook. Start out the perfect date with your sweetie by cooking them something delectable. As long as you put you heart into it and make it with love, they will enjoy it.

If the first thing that came to your mind is PB&J, consider looking up some recipes. Anyone can spruce up a dining area by setting a table and adding a few candles or flower petals. It is the details that count. Dessert has always been very closely related to Valentine’s Day. Come up with a clever dessert, such as ice cream topped with crushed candy hearts.

After you have progressed through the meal, you’re ready for some romantic fun. There are cheap options to take care of the situation. Ice skating is open at Fort Fun and costs only $10 for two people. Another option is the discount movie theater, AMC Cinema Saver 6. They feature movies that have been in theaters for some time and sell tickets for $3 each. This is such a score, as it’s less than half the cost of a ticket anywhere else in town. Beware that drinks are more expensive than the tickets.  Also being featured special for Valentine’s day is Jimkata, an electro-rock band, blending heavy beats, syn-thy hooks, and big guitars to create music with both modern and timeless appeal. Just for Valentine’s Day they will be playing at the Aggie for free. Nothing is better than a free date on Valentine’s Day when you have a tight budget. Hold your sweetheart close as you groove courtesy of Jimkata.

What you choose is up to you and your Valentine. There are ways to woo your loved one and not go bankrupt at the same time. Any one of these options is guaranteed to be a good time and not break the bank. How the rest of the date goes is up to you.

Did I do that? Your guide to staying safe this New Years

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Nov 262012
 

Author: Jack Krause

We’ve all been there before. January first, groggy feeling and a “Hangover-esque” attempt to figure out what we did the night before. Some regrets, some things we wish we could remember, but all can be solved easily by following these rules.

  1. Groups are good
    • There is safety in numbers, at least when it comes to New Year’s Eve. You’re going to celebrate however you do, but you can at least give yourself the assurance that whatever happens, you’re not alone. People who go in groups they know are likely to drink less and regret less.
  2. Know your limit
    • Alcohol affects everyone different, but you can keep your head above the proverbial spirits by counting your drinks and giving yourself a predated cut-off. You’ll thank yourself when you can remember the good times, and when you don’t wake up with one of those classic morning-after headaches.
  3. Home-made, self-brought
    • If you make your own drinks you’ll know exactly what is going into them. You’ll know whats going to happen, how you’ll feel, and when you need to cool down.
  4. Charge it
    • Always charge your cellphone before you head out, if things get shaky, you’ll know you have a way of contacting someone who can help.
  5. Back it up
    • Before you head out, make sure you give yourself a couple back-up plans in case a driver isn’t capable anymore. Bring extra cash for a taxi, save the RamRide number in your phone, and map everything out. Going into things blind is a good way to end up actually blind.

With all this, you’ll be ready to ring in the new year on the right note. Stay relatively classy, Rams.

Too School for Cool: Regifting without the regret

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Nov 162012
 

Author: Allison LeCain

We college students are hard to shop for. Usually I end of getting rolls of cash instead of tangible items for holidays, which is great. Other times I receive items that I would rather live without, such as girly smelling lotion, my fifteenth pair of sunglasses, or jewelry that is not my style.

Since it’s uncommon for gifts to come with receipts, these presents get thrown into my closet and forgotten about until moving day. Seems like a waste, but fear not, for there’s a solution.

Christmas gifts.

Christmas gifts. (Photo credit Wikipedia)

No one wants to turn into a hoarder and the holidays can be a stressful time of spending money. You can eliminate both these fears by regifting unwanted presents from years past.

For example, in the case of the girly smelling lotion I received to my dismay, I prefer softer, fresh scents, like oatmeal and vanilla. I recall that my roommate loves floral scents, so the lotion would be a perfect thing to regift to her this holiday season.

One of the keys to regifting is that you should still put as much thoughtfulness in it as you would if you were buying something new. If you got a punk CD you dislike for your birthday, don’t give it to your friend who also hates punk music. This is inconsiderate and doesn’t show how well you know them as a friend.

Also, avoid regifting a present back to the person who gave it to you in the first place, unless you’re prepared to pull-off the old “well I liked it so much that I thought I’d get you one too!” No one likes a liar. Keep it clean, people.

When regifting, be sure to consider the item’s condition. Don’t regift something that has been used or has missing parts. The gift receiver will know it’s been used and won’t appreciate your gesture.

While regifting is a perfectly practical way to ‘shop’ for the holiday season, it is better not to tell people when you are regifting to them. In addition, don’t tell the person who originally bought the item for you that you gave it to someone else. No hard feelings are necessary in this practice.

If you own something that you don’t need that doesn’t qualify for regifting, remember that there are homeless shelters and donation spots in town that would be more than happy to receive gently used items, especially this time of year. So either way, the joy of giving is always an option.

CTV11 prepares you for an epic Fall Break

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Nov 152012
 

Author: Kari Pills

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Thanksgiving Break is almost here and CTV anchors Sophie Vukovich and Wayne Stafford are here to prepare you!  Explore alternative Thanksgivings, and get some tips if you aren’t headed home for the holidays.  Take a look at where the history-making Amendment 64 stands a little over a week after it’s passage.  Celebrity Countdown talks breakups… and not the nice ones.  Weather with Kelsey McCallister and more…

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