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Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino giving away new Nissan Kick

Buffalo Thunder Resort & Casino is winding down its August promotions, but there is plenty of time to take part.

Rozanna M. MartinezThere’s still time to win your share of $20,000 between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays this month. If you don’t win big during this promotion, you might fare better on Aug. 25 and drive away in a new Nissan Kick from Fiesta Auto Group. Earn an entry with every 60 points you earn playing your favorite Buffalo Thunder games.

During the week, you could win your share of $60,000 during “Raise the Stakes.” The promotion runs from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Mondays through Wednesdays in August. Earn an entry when you accrue 25 points in slot play.

Play with your Lightning Rewards Club Card on Thursdays at Buffalo Thunder or its sister casino, Cities of Gold, and get a chance to win your share of $50,000 cash from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. Earn 25 points to be eligible to win.

Amp up your points on Wednesdays in August during guest appreciation day from 8 a.m. to midnight at Buffalo Thunder and Cities of Gold. Guests will earn five times the points and 10 times the entries on Wednesdays.

On Sundays, guests who earn 25 points will receive a cookware item, including a pasta pot, nonstick pans, or leftover food containers.

Buffalo Thunder continues its mission to help feed the hungry with a food drive benefiting The Food Depot, northern New Mexico’s Food Bank. The casino’s goal is to collect 20 tons of food during the 2018 Coins for Cans food drive. The equivalent is providing 40,000 meals for those in need, according to a casino news release.

Guests who bring in five 10 ounce, sealed and not expired cans of food will receive $10 in Flash Cash.

Keep up with bonus offers and other information when you sign up for your online account at Every new sign-up is eligible to win up to $1,000 flash cash. You can check your account to find out if you have received randomly selected bonus offers and receive offers earlier every month. It’s quick, convenient and private.

Save on gasoline when you use your Lightning Rewards Club Member card. Earn 25 points at Buffalo Thunder or Cities of Gold and print you voucher at the kiosk. Purchase at least $15 in gasoline at Sinclair or Kicks 66 in Pojoaque and save $5 if you’re a Classic card holder and $10 if you are a Premier or Elite card holder.

For more information on Buffalo Thunder, call 505-455-5555 or visit For Cities of Gold, visit

Off the gaming floor, be entertained by the funk band WAR on Saturday, Aug. 25. The band, known for its hits including “Low Rider,” “Spill the Wine,” and “Why Can’t We Be Friends,” blends elements of rock, funk, jazz, Latin, rhythm and blues, and reggae into its music.

Later this month, pay homage to the famous rock ‘n’ roll band with horns, Chicago. Tribute band Colour My World will celebrate the music of Chicago during its show on Aug. 31.

Tickets can be purchased at the Buffalo Thunder box office or at