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DH Lawrence Ranch Free Tour: June 16

The D.H. Lawrence Ranch north of Taos will be open to the public for a free tour on June 16, giving Lawrence fans a rare opportunity to get a guided mosey around this historic property.

The free tour of the D.H.Lawrence Ranch takes place on Saturday June 16, 2012, between 11:30 am and 1:30 pm, led by Bill Haller, president of the Friends of D. H. Lawrence. The ranch is truly a beautiful place, I’ve often visited and taken writing workshop students there in the past. 

The location and views are lovely, and you can see Lady Dorothy Brett’s cabin complete with typewriter, the ponderosa pine famously depicted by Georgia O’Keeffe in her painting The Lawrence Tree, and walk the zig-zag path up to the Lawrence memorial, where Lawrence’s ashes are mixed into the altar. Take your camera – it’s a very photogenic and unique memorial!

The D.H. Lawrence Ranch is 17 miles north of Taos off Highway 522 near San Cristobal. Find a map to the Lawrence Ranch at the Friends of D. H. Lawrence website.

Free talks at Taos Public Library before and after the tour tie in with this event. Dr. Katherine Toy Miller will present  ‘Native American Connections: The Early Moderns, Mabel Dodge Luhan, Taos Pueblo, and the D. H. Lawrence Ranch’ on June 16 at 10 am and repeated at 2 pm at the Taos Library, 402 Camino de la Placita, Taos.

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Taos Ski Valley Free Torchlight Parade

They’re commemorating the birthday of Taos Ski Valley’s founder Ernie Blake with a free Taos Ski Valley Torchlight Parade and fireworks on Saturday March 24, 2012.  The action starts at 8 pm, but arrive early because traffic can be slow winding up the ski valley road, and you’ll need time to scope out your spot to watch!

This is a great free show with torchlight parade skiers descending down the mountain, followed by a fireworks display.  Kids love it! My own favorite place to watch is from the deck at the St Bernard Hotel, and I can attest to the comforting glow of their spiked hot chocolate. But you’ll get excellent views from Rhoda’s Deck or just about anywhere in the ski valley… unless you deliberately hide yourself behind a tree.

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New Mexico Restaurant Week

New Mexico Restaurant Week 2012 runs through the month of March in a different city each week.

During the New Mexico Restaurant Week promotion, restaurants offer fixed price dinner menus for a flat rate.The menus are usually three courses with several choices in each course.  Some offer fixed price lunch menus too.

Santa Fe Restaurant Week is currently underway until March 11. Participating Santa Fe restaurants include Cowgirl BBQ ($19.95 dinner), Vanessie of Santa Fe ($35 dinner), The Palace Restaurant  ($30 dinner), Jambo Cafe ($19.95 dinner and $16.95 lunch), Restaurant Martin ($35 dinner / $20 lunch), El Farol ($29 dinner / $19 lunch), The Compound ($45 dinner), Geronimo ($45 dinner), and Anasazi Restaurant ($30 dinner and $20 lunch). You get a little extra at Santacafe – their $35 dinner includes a glass of Gruet sparkling wine or a sparkling cider plus tea or coffee. At Blue Corn Cafe, the dinner is $25 for TWO people!

Las Cruces Restaurant Week runs from March 11 – 18, with only one participating restaurant to date. The Double Eagle dinner menu is $29.95.

Albuquerque Restaurant Week is from March 18 – 25. Restaurants taking part include Jinja Bar & Bistro  ($21 dinner and $13 lunch at both Jinja locations), Artichoke Cafe ($35 dinner / $18 lunch), Scalo ($22.50 lunch), and Seasons Rotisserie & Grill ($30 dinner / $15 lunch). The St Clair Winery & Bistro $30 dinner menu includes wine samples with all three courses, and the dinner at Sandiago’s Mexican Grill at the Tramway is $20 PER COUPLE!

Taos Restaurant Week runs from March 25 – April 1.  Participating Taos restaurants include El Meze, ($35 dinner), and Doc Martin’s at the Taos Inn ($25 dinner). 

Restaurant reservations are recommended.

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Curves Club Free Week Pass

Update March 6: This offer has now expired/links removed. Subscribe to New Mexico on the Cheap by RSS or email for so you don’t miss out next time!

For a limited time, new visitors can get a free Curves one week guest pass to the Curves women-only fitness and weight-loss clubs. This offer is only for people new to Curves, to give you a chance to see if the Curves program is a good match for you, and there are no commitments or contracts.

Either use the deal for a free week guest pass on your first visit, or exchange it for a discount on membership. We’re not sure how long this deal is available, but it’s a “limited time” freebie, and they tend to pull these offers once a certain quantity have been claimed.

The Curves free week pass is valid at participating locations – inset your zip code at the link to find the nearest clubs.  New Mexico Curves clubs are in many locations, including Las Cruces, Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Taos, Espanola, Los Alamos, Silver City, Las Vegas, Farmington, Gallup, Alamogordo, Carlsbad, and Roswell.

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BOGO Free Chicken Sandwich at Burger King

This Burger King deal through March 5, 2012, is for a BOGO free Burger King Chicken Sandwich  at participating restaurants. No coupon is needed to get the freebie, just buy a Chicken Club Sandwich, Original Chicken Sandwich, or Italian Chicken Sandwich to get a second one totally free. You can combine the chicken sandwich choices however you want, the freebie is the sandwich or equal or lesser value.

New Mexico Burger King locations are in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell, Farmington, Alamogordo, Espanola, Taos, Gallup, Silver City, Las Vegas NM, and many other hungry places.

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Subway Free Cookie: February 29

Subway’s free cookie deal is a sweet way to celebrate Leap Year!

Get a Subway Free Cookie on Wednesday February 29, 2012, with any purchase at participating Subway restaurants. The Subway freebie is limited to one per customer, while supplies last.

New Mexico Subway locations are (just about) everywhere: Albuquerque, Las Cruces,  Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, Alamogordo, Clovis, Carlsbad, Hobbs, Taos, Gallup, Silver City, Las Vegas, Espanola, and elsewhere.

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Burger King Free Onion Rings: Feb 4-5, 2012

Burger King has a deal this weekend to get free Burger King Onion Rings on February 4 and 5, 2012, with no purchase needed and no coupons. The offer is for one value size serving of onion rings per person, per visit, but it excludes breakfast hours, so go in from lunch onwards. They’re serving up the freebies while supplies last at participating restaurants.

New Mexico Burger King locations are in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell, Farmington, Alamogordo, Espanola, Taos, Gallup, Silver City, Las Vegas NM, and many other hungry places.

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Ohkay Sweethearts Dance

The Ohkay Hotel and Casino is holding the Ohkay Sweethearts’ Dance at their conference center to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The dance is on February 11, 2012, from 8 pm to midnight, and tickets are $10 each, or $15 for a couple. Music is by the New Mexico band Cuarenta y Cinco.

Dinner packages start at $30 for two with buffet and tickets to the Sweethearts’ Dance, and hotel packages are also available starting from $99 for the overnight stay, two tickets to the dance, and the buffet for two.

Ohkay Hotel and Casino is located in Espanola, between Santa Fe and Taos.

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Subway and Movie Ticket Deal

Get a $10 Subway gift card and two movie tickets for $24 for a limited time in a national deal. (Choose National when purchasing in the drop down box requesting the Deal City.)

The two movie tickets can be redeemed via Fandango for movie theaters with Fandango ticketing – there are dozens of New Mexico Fandango theaters so check the list to see if there’s one near you.

They’re calling the deal the 2 Footlongs and a Flick promotion, available via Saveology for a limited time, while supplies last. You need to select ‘National’ when purchasing, at the point when they request your deal city.

New Mexico Subway locations are (just about) everywhere: Albuquerque, Las Cruces,  Santa Fe, Roswell, Farmington, Alamogordo, Clovis, Carlsbad, Hobbs, Taos, Gallup, Silver City, Las Vegas, Espanola, and elsewhere.

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BOGO Free Whopper at Burger King

Burger King has a deal this weekend to BOGO free Whopper from December 9 – 11, 2011 at participating restaurants. You don’t need a coupon to get the freebie, but you do need to buy a Whopper by Sunday to get a second one totally free!

New Mexico Burger King locations are in Albuquerque, Santa Fe, Las Cruces, Roswell, Farmington, Alamogordo, Espanola, Taos, Gallup, Silver City, Las Vegas NM, and many other hungry places.

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