Lunds & Byerlys 3-Day Sale: Colorado Peaches $1.29/lb (8/19 – 8/21)

Heads up, Colorado peaches lovers! Lunds & Byerlys is having a 3-day sale from Sunday – Tuesday (August 19 – 21) in which you can get Colorado peaches for just $1.29/lb!

Note that there is a limit of 5 lbs while supplies last and a minimum $10 purchase is required to get the sale price.

Other deals you can grab while you’re there:

  • L&B Reserve Aged Beef – 25% Off
  • Minute Maid Pure Squeezed Orange Juice (52 oz) – $2.50
  • Red, Green and Black Seedless Grapes – $1.99/lb
  • L&B Gelato (Pint) – $1.99 with coupon and minimum $10 purchase
  • L&B Cream Pies – $7.99 for Extras members

Taft Park Summer Expo

We recently learned about Taft Park, it’s now on our list of parks to explore.  This weekend the city of Richfield is hosting the Taft Park Summer Expo, taking place Saturday and Sunday (August 18-19).  You’ll find lots of great activities for all ages:

  • Rock Climbing
  • Live animals
  • Ziplining
  • Fishing
  • Bug Catching
  • Geocaching
  • Plus more fun for all ages

This free event takes place from 1-5pm both days. **Children ages 17 and under do need to be accompanied by an adult. 


Kamp Dels Discount Wristbands (Waterville): Waterpark, Petting Zoo, Paddleboats and More!

Get ready for one last summer getaway, this time to Waterville! Groupon has Kamp Dels discount wristbands available for $6 each! Plus, through today only (Thursday, 8/16) you can use the coupon code MEGA to take an extra 20% off!

Options include:

  • $6 for All-Day Park Wristband for One
  • $12 for All-Day Park Wristband for Two
  • $24 for All-Day Park Wristband for Four

Please note that these are only valid Monday-Thursday through August 30, 2018, but that still gives you two more weeks to use them!

With your wristband you’ll get admission to the petting zoo, paddleboats, canoe, fishing, and the waterpark. There is a limit of 2 per person, and you may buy 2 additional as gifts.

Kamp Dels aims to promote family togetherness, engaging children and adults alike in fun summer activities in the great outdoors. The campground’s rich history consists of over 60 years of experience and knowledge, welcoming all individuals to the Waterville area.

Kamp Dels aims to create an enjoyable experience for everyone with a range of recreational programs spanning from hiking and biking through the local trails to boating excursions on the lake and the 38,000 square foot water park. The facility also offers RV and tent sites, as well as cabin rentals to accommodate all vacation needs.

Get your Groupon HERE!

August Open House at the Glewwe Castle Brewery

The Glewwe Castle Brewery isn’t quite a castle and if you get near it you will wonder if you found the right place.  In the countryside not far from Prior Lake you might spot a sign that will lead the way.

The August Open House at the Glewwe Castle Brewery is this Sunday, August 19th from 1-5pm, a perfect time to check out this hidden gem.  We wandered to it last summer and were pleasantly surprised and felt very much at home. Everyone was so friendly.  You’ll find live music and samples of all sorts of things.  I can tell you we did not leave empty handed.  I thought the Root-Beer was amazing and one of our daughters loved the Cream Soda.  You might be surprised by what you decide is your favorite item!

Japanese Obon Festival at Como Park

The 20th annual Como Park Japanese Obon Festival, formerly known as Como Park Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival takes place this Sunday August 19th from 3-9pm. 

Some of the activities include: Bonsai, martial arts, Ikebana, singing, dancing, drumming, delicious food and other aspects of Japanese culture will take center stage. This is a family friendly event and tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids 3 – 12 and those 65+ (ages 2 and under are free) . *advance tickets are only sold until noon on the day of the event. 

You can find out more information about the festival here on the website.  The schedule, as well as the reason for the name change can all be found there as well.  There are shuttles available or you can get a free metro passes.

Nisswa Family Fun Waterpark – Discount Passes

Those of you in the Brainerd area will enjoy this one – right now you can get discount passes to Nisswa Family Fun Waterpark through Groupon!

Options include:

  • $8 for Unlimited Slides and Lounge Day Pass for One
  • $15 for Unlimited Slides and Lounge Day Pass for Two ($7.50 each)
  • $29 for Unlimited Slides and Lounge Day Pass for Four ($7.25 each)

These passes are valid only for the 2018 season, through August 26th. The waterpark is open 11 am – 6 pm daily. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift.

Nisswa Family Fun Waterpark keeps the whole family entertained all summer long. Everyone loves our 465′ Body slide, Thrill seekers can’t get enough of the 55′ drop slide. Everyone loves to play in the activity pool and if you want to warm up or just relax in one of our two hot tubs. They also have snacks, pizza, beverages and ice cream treats.

Check out the deal HERE!

Crayola Experience Discount Tickets – Just $13.99 (Reg. $20.99)!

Crayola Experience Discount Tickets - Half Price at Mall of America!

Have you visited Crayola Experience at Mall of America yet? Now is a GREAT time to plan a visit because you can get Crayola Experience discount tickets! With this special offer you can pay just $13.99 for a Crayola Experience admission ticket, a $20.99 value!

Crayola Experience is a sprawling wonderland of colorful adventure that appeals to kids and kids-at-heart alike. This 60,000 square foot celebration of the iconic crayon fills the day with hands-on play for the entire family with over 25 fun and creative attractions. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Be a Star: Kids can appear as the star of their own coloring page (and even color outside the lines of their own faces), have their image printed on a t-shirt, and even name and wrap their very own Crayola crayon
  • Create Cool Things: Melt crayons into souvenir rings, learn to paint with melted crayons, embark on a 4-D coloring adventure, scribble art with chalk at Scribble Square
  • Learn Cool Things: Check out how crayons are made in a live manufacturing show, and learn the history and science behind Crayola at the Cafe Stage
  • Just Play: Crayola Experience also features a Color Playground and a vibrant Toddler Town

sCrayola Experience Discount Tickets - Half Price at Mall of America!

These Crayola Experience discount tickets will only be available for purchase for a limited time, but you can use them through December 31, 2018. Perfect for an end of summer activity, or save them for fall or winter break!

Order Crayola Experience discount tickets HERE.

Cub Uptown 50th Birthday Party

Cub is my closest grocery store and it’s one of the regular places I shop.  They carry so many of our favorite things.  This Saturday (August 18th) is the Cub Uptown 50th Birthday Party.  Taking place from 10-2 the location on Lagoon Ave in the uptown area of Minneapolis will be ready and waiting for you to join in the fun.  Event attractions include:

Chester Cheetah Mascot
Pepsi Ring Toss
Pirate’s Booty Craft Station
Reddi Whip Fun with Fruit
GT’s Living Food Kombucha and Henna Tattoo Artist
Red Bull Wings Team

In honor of our 50th Anniversary, we want YOU to come celebrate with us!

Join us at Cub Uptown for family-friendly games, activities, and giveaways. Enjoy birthday cake and special edition Cub 50th ice cream from KempsCows Plus, pick up a free Gedney pickle hat – Minnesota’s favorite pickle!



Ridgedale Center Back to School Event on Saturday, August 18th + $50 Gift Card Giveaway

It’s nearly time to go back to school…are you ready? Join Ridgedale Center on Saturday, August 18th from 11 am – 3 pm for a free family fun event that’ll bring good vibes to the new school season!

Here’s what the event will have:

  • A Creative Workshop led by illustrator Cat Coquillette in which she will teach guests of all ages fun ways to replicate creative lettering
  • Back-to-school shopping, styles and trends from stores such as Gap, H&M, American Eagle and more
  • Grand Opening of the new Old Navy store
  • Hair and makeup demonstrations by Riley Rose, New Reflections, Sephora and All Pro Sports Barbershop
  • Photo ops, giveaways, entertainment and more!

Ridgedale Center is your destination for back-to-school shopping whether you have young kids, tweens, or teens AND you can get a fun bonus just for shopping there!

Spend $50 or more at Ridgedale Center in August 2018 and you’ll receive a good vibes tote bag. Spend even more and receive a bag filled with items such as mini notebooks, a pop socket, and more! Visit the event mentioned above or the Mall Management office (M-F during office hours) through September 7th and present receipts from Ridgedale Center dated in August 2018 to receive your gift while supplies last. Limit 1 gift per person, must be 18 or older or have parent or guardian present.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Minnesota reader will receive a $50 Gift Card redeemable at any Ridgedale Center retailer or restaurant AND a back-to-school gift-with-purchase promotion that includes (but not limited to): a good vibes tote bag, mini-notebooks, pop socket, pencil case with fabric markers and more! To enter, just complete the form below by 11:59 pm ET on 8/27/18. Good luck!

Ridgedale Center Gift Card Giveaway

Minnesota Renaissance Festival Discount Tickets

Minnesota renaissance festival

You can tell we are nearing the end of summer because the Minnesota Renaissance Festival is starting soon! If you think ahead and buy your tickets NOW, you can save a bunch!

UPDATE: The original deal below is no longer being offered, but you can still get discount Renaissance Festival tickets HERE with savings up to 20% off.

For a limited time, you can get Minnesota Renaissance Festival discount tickets at the price of only 2 for $24.95. There is a limit of 1 offer per person. The tickets are only redeemable the following weekends of the Festival: August 18-19, August 25-26 & September 1-3.

If you need MORE than 2 tickets, you can buy additional discount Renaissance Festival tickets HERE with savings up to 20% off.