Paying out this Tax Day? Console yourself with freebies at participating Cinnabon stores, where you can receive two free "bites" Monday evening (Tax Day is April 18 this year) as well as enter a tweet contest with hopes of winning a $100 gift certificate. Or stop by most Arby's locations, where, with the click of the their Facebook "like" button, you can receive a coupon for free curly fries all day today.
Of course, if you're lucky enough to get a refund -- or have no qualms about embracing credit card debt -- skip the freebie long lines and treat yourself instead. Here are our favorite Denver splurges for Tax Day.
The Royal Treatment: Check out of reality and into the life you know you were meant to live. With the Brown Palace Hotel's Butler Brigade Package, you'll have personalized butler service attending your every whim, in-room beverages and snacks, butler carts, a reserved hotel Mercedes and driver, and plenty more.
Brown Palace, 321 17th St.; 303-297-3111
Rock Out: If you've never seen a concert at Red Rocks -- or even if you have -- take this opportunity to snap up tickets for an upcoming performance at the "only naturally-occurring acoustically perfect amphitheatre in the world" (pictured). Upcoming shows include Willie Nelson, Earth, Wind & Fire, Ray LaMontagne with Brandi Carlile, Kenny Chesney, The Flaming Lips, and Styx.
Red Rocks Amphitheater, 18300 W. Alameda Pkwy., Morrison; 720-865-2494
Beach at the Basin: Use that cash to offset a "mental health" day away from work and head to the hills for spring skiing. The Beach at Arapahoe Basin is the place for fun in the sun this time of year, with music, free-flowing drinks and even a few bikinis on hand. Oh, yeah, there's also a bit of skiing going on.
$69 adult full-day pass/$58 adult half day pass/$138 for Spring 3 Pass
Dinner and a Show: Get all dolled up for dinner and a show. Begin with a gourmet multi-course meal at Limelight Supper Club and Lounge, one of acclaimed chef Kevin Taylor's restaurants. Located in the Arts Complex, you can make the easy trek to the Garner Galleria Theatre for the whimsical musical comedy Five Course Love.
Entrees begin at $18, Tickets begin at $34
Denver Center for the Performing Arts, 14th & Curtis; 303-893-4100
Spa Package: Money can buy you the one thing Denver is lacking: oxygen. Ladies, indulge in the Oxygen Spa Essentials Package for 20 minutes of an oxygen bar session in addition to one hour of a therapeutic massage, a one-hour European facial, and a full mani/pedi. Men, for the same price you can get one and a half hours of a hot stone massage, laser teeth whitening, a hair cut and 15 minutes breathing in a little O2.
Oxygen Salon & Spa, 300 Josephine St., Suite 110 (Cherry Creek); 720-941-0967