As a hyper-local website, Macaroni Kid Highlands Ranch-Parker-Castle Rock-Lone Tree is solely supported by local businesses. Their sponsorship is what allows our newsletter and website to remain a free resource for families who live, work, and play in Douglas County.
The Coronavirus pandemic has hit small businesses especially hard. While we also appreciate and shop at national chains, we believe there are some very good reasons to support small independent businesses.
You’ll stimulate the local economy!
When you spend $100 at a local independent business, approximately $48 stays in our community through payroll, goods and services purchased, profits spent locally by owners, and charitable contributions. With a national chain, that amount drops to $14. And with a big online retailer? Just $1 out of $100!
You’ll experience the personal touch!
Many local shops stock one-of-a-kind gift options and you can get the "expert" opinion about the products or services you are purchasing right from the source! Local business owners will often order, stock, or provide exactly what their customers want whenever possible, personalizing your shopping experience.
Neighbors helping neighbors!
When you shop local, you’re not only showing your support for that business owner but for all small businesses in our community. In fact, the network of local businesses in Douglas County is so strong that when you buy from one, you are often supporting at least one other that serves as a supplier or partner to that business!
Need more motivation to shop local? We're giving $250 to one lucky subscriber just for supporting Douglas County small businesses!
Here's how it works:
- Spend $25 (before tax or tip) at one of the participating Douglas County businesses between August 1 and September 30, 2020. See the complete list of businesses at the end of this article. If your favorite local business isn't on the list, you can still submit your receipt and we will invite them to join the contest!
- Upload a copy of your receipt HERE or email a photo to email@example.com with "Receipt: (Name of Small Business)" as the subject line. Please provide your full name and phone number in the body of your email. If you aren't already a subscriber, your email address will be added to our subscriber list.
- You can shop online or in person. Purchase goods and services now or a gift card to use later!
- There is no limit to the number of receipts you can submit! The more times you shop and submit your receipts, the more chances you'll have to win!
- No purchase necessary to enter and win. For alternate ways to enter, see our Official Sweepstakes Rules. Have questions? Visit our FAQ page.
If you make a purchase at a local business that isn't on our list, you can still submit your receipt and we will invite them to join the contest. If they join before September 30, 2020, you will get an entry for your receipt!
CLICK HERE FOR A PRINTABLE LIST
|CLASSES FOR KIDS|
- Colorado Code Club – Programming classes and camps for kids
- Flour Power Kids Cooking Studios (Highlands Ranch) – Stir up some fun with cooking classes, events, and birthday parties
- Inspire to Learn & Imagine – A safe place for kids to enjoy playing, learning, and creating
- Kidcreate Studio (Parker) – an art studio just for kids specializing in classes, camps, and birthday parties
- Music Academy of the Rockies (Castle Rock) – Early childhood music and movement classes
- My Gym (Highlands Ranch) – Birthday parties, Mommy and Me, gymnastics camps, and more for ages 6 weeks – 10 years
- Parker Dance Academy (Parker) – A place to give each student a good foundation in dance
- Parker Monart (Parker) – Art classes, art camps and birthday parties for Kids
- Performing Arts Academy (Highlands Ranch) – Classes for preK through 12th grade for acting, dance, music, voice, set design, directing, and more
- pop! arts – Year-round classes, pop-ups camps, and summer camps for kids
- Roll Play Lead – Using the role playing game Dungeons & Dragons, we support the social growth and development of teens
- Singers Company (Parker) – A non-competitive opportunity for girls to perform, inspire confidence, and make friends through music and dance
- Sticky Fingers Cooking – THYME to TURNIP the BEET! Offering children, family, and adult cooking classes online and in-person.
- Aqua-Tots Swim School – Swim instruction for families
- Chameleon Gymnastics (Castle Rock) – Gymnastics, cheerleading, parkour, birthdays, and more in Castle Rock, Colorado
- Grid Iron Flag Football – Colorado's largest NFL youth flag football league
- Momentum Athletic Center (Parker) – Gymnastics, Cheer and Ninja center
- Ninja Intensity (Castle Rock) – A premier obstacle training gym
- SafeSplash Swim School (Castle Rock) – Learn water safety and the joy and technique of swimming
- SafeSplash Swim School (Lone Tree/Parker) – Learn water safety and the joy and technique of swimming
- SwimLabs (Highlands Ranch) – Swimming lessons using the same instant video feedback that Olympians use
- TGA Premier Tennis – convenient and affordable tennis instruction in a fun and safe environment
- Waterworks Aquatics – Swim lessons and other aquatic programs for swimmers ages 3 months through adulthood
- Z-Ultimate Self Defense Studios (Parker) – Private & Group Martial Arts Lessons in Karate, Kung Fu, and Jiu-Jitsu for All Ages
- Lost Coffee (Castle Rock) – Enjoy delicious craft coffee in our shop or shipped directly to your door
- Ziggi's Coffee (Castle Pines) – A superior cup of coffee with great service you can rely on
- BurgerIM (Parker) – Wings, milkshakes, fries, and gourmet burgers that are bursting with flavor
- Cranelli's (Lone Tree) – Delicious Italian food available in-house, on the patio, pickup, or delivery within 4 miles
- Books Are Awesome! (Parker) – A locally-owned indie bookstore catering to the needs of our local community
- Just Between Friends (Castle Rock) – Children's & Maternity Consignment Sale happening September 17-20 at the Douglas County Events Center
- Petit Parker (Parker) – Offers a curated selection of clothing, toys, and gifts for kids and babies
- RosscoLorenzo – General Store & Newsstand showcasing local authors, artists, poets, and musicians
PARTIES & CELEBRATIONS
- 5280 Slumber Parties – Transform your space into an overnight slumber party your child will never forget
- Blinks and Winks Photo Booth – Customized photo booth for your special occasions
- Castle Rock Foam Parties – Foamy fun in your own backyard or at your location of choice
- Dancing Princess Parties – Denver's best dance parties now offers driveway princess visits too
- Douglas County Libraries – DCL Delivers – Entertaining at-home experiences and birthday party celebrations to go
- Miss M's Tea Parlour (Castle Rock) – A quaint Victorian atmosphere provides a wonderful place for young girls to entertain their friends
- Parker Party America (Parker) – What's a celebration without fun decor?
- Starshine Slumber Parties – Sleepover specialists create big memories for your little star
- Boondocks Food & Fun (Parker) – Exciting attractions, great food, and fun entertainment for the whole family
- Castle Rock Recreation Center/Miller Activity Complex – Fitness classes, indoor pool, educational classes for kids and adults, preschool, and much more
- Game Train USA (Highlands Ranch) – Enjoy great food, entertainment, & purchase a board game to take home with you
- Highlands Ranch Community Association (HRCA) – Fitness classes, indoor pool, educational classes for kids and adults, preschool, and much more
- Lone Tree Arts Center (Lone Tree) – Professional live theater performances for the South Metro area
- Parker Arts/PACE Center – A variety of entertainment options and activities for kids and the whole family
- Parker Parks and Recreation – Fitness classes, indoor pool, educational classes for kids and adults, preschool, and much more
- Play Street Museum (Highlands Ranch) – Play area open by reservation and retail items for pick-up/delivery
|SALON PRODUCTS & SERVICES|
- Jack & Jill Children's Salon – Full-service hair salon exclusively dedicated to teens and tweens
- Opal Hue, the Body Company Inc. – Specializing in 98-100% natural personal care products that hydrate and moisturize
- Parker Hair Express – Parker's exquisite salon and beauty spa is ready to pamper you
- Child Safe Childproofing – Professional Childproofers – Keeping children safe from the hidden dangers of your home
- Dream Dinners (Parker) – Order online, prep your meals in-store (or choose Made for You), then cook at home
- Easy Entrees by Silver Spoon (Lone Tree) – Meal kits by Easy Entrees can be your answer to, "What's for dinner?"
- Parker Center Animal Clinic – There's nothing more important to us than friends and family... especially the four-legged ones
- Sandy Puc Photography – Family portraits by an award-winning photographer to capture all of life's special moments.
Do you own a small business in Douglas County and would like to join our growing list of participating businesses? CLICK HERE!