Rita’s First Day of Spring – FREE Italian Ice

It almost feels like Spring has already been here.  With our fickle weather, it’s been difficult to keep track of what season it actually is.  The first day of Spring on the Calendar is tomorrow and Rita’s is celebrating by giving away FREE Italian Ice.  There are four locations in MN.

A COOL tradition for 25 years and counting!

Rita’s, the world’s largest Italian Ice concept with over 600 locations, will hold our 25th Annual First Day of Spring FREE Italian Ice Giveaway on Monday, March 20!

From Connecticut to California, Guests across the country who visit Rita’s Italian Ice between noon and 9pm will receive a FREE Italian Ice in the available flavor of their choice.

 

 

 

Dairy Queen Free Cone Day March 20th

It’s time to celebrate Spring.  In Minnesota, we never know if it will be 60 or snowing in March, but when the calendar says spring, we celebrate.  On Monday Dairy Queen is helping us celebrate by giving out free cones.  One per person and at participating non-mall locations.

Half Price Tickets For The Sleeping Beauty — Metropolitan Ballet Performance

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Almost everyone knows the fairytale story of Sleeping Beauty.  Even if you don’t know the full story, now is your chance to see it as a ballet performance.  We found Half Price Tickets For The Sleeping Beauty — Metropolitan Ballet Performance.  It takes place at the The O’Shaughnessy in St. Paul.  There are two dates in April to choose from.  Regular price tickets are $39-$49 but if you go here you can get Goldstar tickets for half price, $19.50-$24.50.

Based on the beloved fairy tale by Charles Perrault, The Sleeping Beauty comes to life in this dazzling production from Metropolitan Ballet. After Princess Aurora is cursed at her christening and pricks her finger on a spindle, she falls into a deep 100-year sleep. Aided by a band of fairies, one prince must save the entire kingdom with the magical power of true love’s kiss. First performed by the Russian Imperial Ballet in 1890, The Sleeping Beauty is a heartwarming classic that has enchanted audiences of all ages. Now, this gorgeous spectacle graces the stage of the The O’Shaughnessy in St. Paul, starring prima ballerina Anastasiia Fedorova.

Great Deal on Joke Joint Comedy Club Tickets

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Laughter really is the best medicine, and we could also more of it right?  We found a great deal on tickets for the Joke Joint Comedy Club: Laugh It Up With National and Local Stand-Ups.  With nine different dates to choose from, there’s sure to be one that fits into your schedule.  The Joke Joint is located in St. Paul.  Regular price tickets are $14-21 but right now you can get them here for only $10.50.

Laughter and charm are in full effect at the Joke Joint, where chandeliers and an ornate balcony create elegant old-time atmosphere. The comedians, however, are as relevant as it gets, a heady stew of nationally touring headliners and local stand-up stalwarts. A full bar doles out martinis, margaritas and other concoctions, and features a beer list that ranges from domestics to hopped-up microbrews. And the menu of chicken tenders, fried ravioli and other pub-grub fare will ensure that the relentless belly laughs do not exhaust you. Pop on into the Joke Joint in Saint Paul, and feel your spirits lift.

Free How-To Wine, Beer and Cheese Making Classes at Midwest Supplies

Is 2017 is the year you learn a new hobby?  Perhaps you want to learn how to make wine, beer or cheese?  Not sure where to start? We discovered some great free how-to classes at Midwest Supplies in St. Louis Park.  Check out the March schedule here on their website.   Make 2017 about something new, something fun and learn a new hobby.  All of the classes are limited in size so if you see one that interests you, be sure to register.

Tuesday Preschool Playdates at the Science Museum of Minnesota

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I remember when our girls were young, trying to find activities for their age group.  I tried to find things that would not only be fun for them but fun for adults too.  The Tuesday Preschool Playdates at the Science Museum of Minnesota seems like it would be a great option.The best part is that if you purchase an adult ticket, you can get a free child admission for ages 5 and under.

Tuesday Mornings

During Playdates, you’ll receive:

  • Museum admission, packed with hands-on fun.
  • Make & Take creations: Your child will use their imagination to engineer a project we have developed especially for them!
  • Special theater programs and demonstrations designed just for preschoolers.
  • Parents guide to preschool activities and accommodations throughout the museum, including an introduction to our Collectors’ Corner trading post.
  • Minnesota Children’s Museum members receive free Science Museum admission during Playdates.

* Please note that this package price does not combine with other offers or discounts and is not available for groups of 15 or more. If you’d like to attend an Omnitheater film, you can add one for a small fee.

 

Glensheen Mansion $5 Tour Tuesdays

If you’ve never been to the Glensheen Mansion in Duluth now is the time to plan a Tuesday to tour it. Why a Tuesday you may ask?? – –  because from now through the end of April you can tour it for $5 on Tuesdays.  So plan a road trip, or schedule a day off from work. Glensheen is just one of the many historic gems we have in our state.  It was voted Minnesota’s 2016 Visitor Attraction of the Year by Explore Minnesota Tourism.  If you can’t make it on a Tuesday, or need the address and information about the mansion, check out their website.

A Family Affair

Chester and Clara Congdon built Glensheen between 1905 and 1908 as their home. This influential family is known for opening up iron mining in this region and setting aside land for public use, such as the North Shore Scenic Highway and Congdon Park.

 

Minneapolis Home + Garden Show Discount Tickets – Save 50%!

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The Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center Feb. 24-26 & Mar. 3-5, 2017. Order your Minneapolis Home and Garden Show discount tickets now and you can get them for half price! You pay $14 for TWO Single-Day Tickets ($28 Value). I’m most excited to see Hilary Farr from “Love It or List It” on Saturday. We love that show (and always hope the couple will decide to love it).

About the show:

  • Find fresh ideas: from more than 700 companies in remodeling, kitchen & bath, windows, flooring and more!
  • Learn to love the home you’re in: with design tips from Hilary Farr, co-host of HGTV’s “Love It or List It” on Saturday, March 4.
  • Get insider design secrets: from Jeff Lewis of Bravo’s “Flipping Out” on Saturday, February 25.
  • Tour the coastal contemporary Idea Home: and get 1,300 square feet of modern design ideas.
  • Find inspiration: from gardens from around the world when you stroll through the 2017 Feature Gardens presented by the Star Tribune.

Order your discount Minneapolis Home and Garden Show tickets HERE.

ReStore Annual 50% OFF Everything Sale

Will you be remodeling, redoing or perhaps redecorating in the upcoming months?  Making changes to our home, no matter if we own, or rent can be way easier on the budget if we can find deals. ReStore carries everything from: appliances, furniture, windows, doors, lighting, tools and much more.  A great place to find new and gently used home improvement products and building materials.

ReStore is having a great sale on Saturday, January 28th everything will be 50%.  It’s a one day sale and the hours are 9am-4pm. ReStore is located in New Brighton and also a new location in Minneapolis.

On the day of the sale, there are some special things to keep in mind, as it will be a busy day for shoppers and staff alike:

  • This is a one-day only sale, with special store hours.
  • It’s Pay and Carry Only: We take Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and cash. No Checks. No product holds.
  • Parking: If it’s busy, look for one of the parking attendants, and please follow their instructions. We have limited parking space and appreciate your patience.
  • Carts: We may not have carts available for everyone. Stay near your item, or talk to a volunteers, they will have tags to mark your item while waiting for a cart.
  • No Other Coupons or Discounts: No other offers are accepted during the sale.
  • Checkout: The lines may be long- we only have 3 registers. We will have volunteers helping to tally each sale before getting to the checkout register. If there are not enough attendants, you may be asked to help tally your items. Please be patient.
  • The Twin Cities ReStores are located at:

Save Money Shopping with Groupon Coupons

Do you like to save money when you shop? Of course you do!! I think we all like to pay as little as possible when we buy the things we want or need. By paying less our money goes a lot further. I have been a fan of Groupon for a long time and have found lots of great discount offers for local events and restaurants through the Twin Cities area. BUT, I didn’t even know about Groupon Coupons….

With Groupon Coupons, you can find coupons to use at lots of your favorite retailers. There is no membership required to access these verified offers from a long list of stores in our area (or in any area you’re visiting) as well as online retail sites. The promo codes, deals and offers can be used right from your mobile device without having to worry about accessing a printer.

Taking a quick look through the offers at Groupon Coupons I found deals at:

  • Target
  • Express
  • Sam’s Club
  • Kohl’s
  • BabiesRUs
  • Travelocity
  • Orbitz
  • Best Buy
  • Office Depot
  • JC Penny
  • Footlocker

…. and lots more!

Head on over and check it out for yourself. You can search for coupons by the name of a store or by category. There are lots to choose from – to be exact, at the tie I’m writing they have 74,179 offers from 11,386 stores!

Where will you shop first with Groupon Coupons?