Lunds & Byerlys 99¢ Picnic Sale!

It’s time to plan some outdoor meals – Lunds & Byerlys is having a 99¢ Picnic Sale! They have deals on everything you need for a picnic or backyard barbecue with some great prices. These deals are all available while supplies last through May 22, 2019.

I have to say that my favorite thing on this list are the Lunds & Byerlys Kettle Chips – the Chipotle Ranch style is amazingly delicious! The rest of the items in the picnic sale include:

L&B Fresh All-Natural Brats and Sausages – 99¢ ea.
4 oz. (Save $1 ea.)

L&B Fresh 85% Lean Premium Ground Beef Patties – 99¢ ea.
4 oz. (Save 70¢ ea.)

Village Hearth Classic Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns – 99¢
8 count – Limit 2 (Save $2.50)

Bi-Color Sweet Corn – 3/99¢
Limit 6 (Save $1.38 on 3)

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue and Buffalo Wing Sauces – 99¢
16-18 oz. – Limit 1 (Save $2.50)

Lunds & Byerlys Kettle Chips – 99¢
8 oz. – Limit 1 (Save $2)

Heinz Ketchup – 99¢
20 oz. – Limit 1 (Save $1.80)

Bush’s Grillin’ and Baked Beans – 99¢ (Extras Members Only)
16-28 oz. – Limit 1

Simply Fruit Punches and Ades – 99¢ (Extras Members Only)
52 oz. – Limit 1

Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest Minneapolis – Half Price Discount Tickets

Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest Minneapolis – Half Price Discount Tickets

The Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest is coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center May 18-19, 2019. At the event, you can sample a wide assortment of free food samples from over 90 exhibitors and check out the ongoing presentations and lectures from celiac and nutrition experts, as well as cooking demos from world-class chefs with a gluten-free diet in mind.

The show is all about helping consumers make living gluten-free easier. Whether you’re thinking about going gluten-free or you’re a gluten-free pro looking for new products and ideas, the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest has something for everyone.

Tickets are regularly $15 each, but right now you can 2-for-1 tickets HERE. Child admission is $5 up to age 12, so for kids you’re better off buying full-price tickets.

Order discount Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest tickets HERE.

Disney’s ALADDIN Advance Screening! – Get Your Passes While They Last!

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It feels like we have been waiting for the live-action Disney’s Aladdin to actually make it’s way to the theaters, but now it’s almost here! It will be in theaters nationwide May 24, but we have a chance for you to see it a few days EARLY! Keep reading to get passes to the advance screening.

Just in case you haven’t seen the trailer yet (or if you just want to watch it again) here it is:



About Disney’s Live-Action Aladdin:

A thrilling and vibrant live-action adaptation of Disney’s animated classic, “Aladdin” is the exciting tale of the charming street rat Aladdin, the courageous and self-determined Princess Jasmine and the Genie who may be the key to their future. Directed by Guy Ritchie, who brings his singular flair for fast-paced, visceral action to the fictitious port city of Agrabah, “Aladdin” is written by John August and Ritchie based on Disney’s “Aladdin.” The film stars Will Smith as the Genie; Mena Massoud as Aladdin; Naomi Scott as Jasmine; Marwan Kenzari as Jafar; Navid Negahban as the Sultan; Nasim Pedrad as Dalia; Billy Magnussen as Prince Anders; and Numan Acar as Hakim.

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“Aladdin” is produced by Dan Lin, p.g.a., and Jonathan Eirich, p.g.a., with Marc Platt and Kevin De La Noy serving as executive producers. Eight-time Academy Award®-winning composer Alan Menken provides the score, which includes new recordings of the original songs written by Menken and Oscar®-winning lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice and includes two new songs written by Menken and Oscar and Tony Award®-winning songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul.

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Disney’s ALADDIN Advance Screening Passes:

You and your family are invited to an advanced screening of Disney’s ALADDIN on Tuesday, May 21 at 7pm at AMC Southdale. To download a pass to admit four people, click on the link below (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served. It is recommended to arrive early. Get your passes HERE.

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THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR Advance Screening Tuesday Night

Grab a friend and head to the movies to see THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR, starring Yara Shahidi and Charles Melton. The movie is coming to theaters everywhere May 17th, but you have a chance to see it EARLY with a special advance screening tomorrow night!

Check out the movie trailer:




College-bound romantic Daniel Bae and Jamaica-born pragmatist Natasha Kingsley meet—and fall for each other—over one magical day amidst the fervor and flurry of New York City. Sparks immediately fly between these two strangers, who might never have met had fate not given them a little push. But will fate be enough to take these teens from star-crossed to lucky in love? With just hours left on the clock in what looks to be her last day in the U.S., Natasha is fighting against her family’s deportation as fiercely as she’s fighting her budding feelings for Daniel, who is working just as hard to convince her they are destined to be together.

THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR Advance Screening:

You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of THE SUN IS ALSO A STAR on May 14 at AMC Rosedale at 7 pm. To download your passes, click on the link below (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served. It is recommended to arrive early. Get your passes HERE.

Great Wolf Lodge (Bloomington) – Up to 25% Off!

It’s finally starting to warm up around here, but it’s not quite time to jump in the outdoor pools yet. Good thing it’s always 84° at Great Wolf Lodge! Right now you can use book your stay through this link and use the coupon code WOLF2019 to save up to 25% at Great Wolf Lodge!

This summer they’re offering a Summer Camp-in from May 24th through September 2nd. This special promotion is packed with exciting ways to help you and your pack discover all that Great Wolf Lodge has to offer! They’ll have pool parties, barbecue dinners, and a Trailblazer Challenge that rewards you for having fun. Make memories that will last all summer long and beyond.

(Also keep an eye out for Great Wolf Lodge MN deals on Groupon!)


The heart and soul of Great Wolf Lodge Bloomington is its 75,000-square-foot indoor water park. Splashy rides such as River Canyon Run—a four-story raft water slide—and a zero-depth-entry wave pool with 3-foot swells surround the park’s iconic hub: a four-story treehouse with a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket. Younger kids will have a blast with the gentle spray features of Cub Paw Pool.

The water park, which hovers around 84 degrees all year long, isn’t the resort’s only family-friendly activity. You’ll also find an arcade with more than 100 games and Scooops Boutique, where visitors can get fun nail polish and glitter tattoos.

  • Extended and exclusive water park access: You can enter the water park at 1 pm on the day you check in and stay until close on the day you check out (essentially 2 days’ water park admission). And since there are no day passes for outside visitors, resort guests have exclusive access and won’t get stuck in long lines.
  • Family-friendly fun: The resort has games and activities for kids of all ages. Explore options by age group here.
  • Hands-on crafts and activities such as face painting and balloon twisting during the Lunch Time Lineup can keep kids entertained when they want a break from the water park action.
  • Roomy suites comfortably sleep up to six guests. Some suites offer extra privacy with enclosed bunk beds.
  • Fuel up with food and drinks at eight restaurants and snack bars.
  • Add a Paw Pass or Pup Pass to your stay to enjoy kid-friendly activities and sweets at Creation Station, Oliver’s Mining Co., and more at a discounted rate. See everything that’s included—as well as other available packages—here (additional fees apply).
  • Safety first: Complimentary life jackets in multiple sizes and trained lifeguards help keep families safe and secure.
  • Distance from Minneapolis: 10 miles


Great Wolf Adventure Park

Besides the water park, don’t forget that there is plenty of dry fun, too! Great Wolf Adventure Park is filled with activities and experiences that are fun for the whole family. There are lots of active experiences to work off that never-ending kid energy and ways for them to put their thinking caps on, too. Check out our crew’s experience with Great Wolf Adventure Park in Bloomington to see what they have to offer!

New Food Options at Valleyfair for 2019 – Let’s Eat!

It’s time for a brand new season at Valleyfair! While we all like to get to the park to get back to our favorite rides and foods, it’s always fun to see what new foods Valleyfair has to offer each year. Thanks to Valleyfair for hosting me at their food and beverage preview event!

Valleyfair Dessert Pizza

The Valleyfair Food and Beverage Team has several new members this year including Matthew Anderson as the new Director of Food and Beverage and new executive chef David Whitmer, who was previously executive chef at The Newsroom in downtown Minneapolis. Anderson, Whitmer and the rest of the Food and Beverage team have developed some delicious new offerings for this year.

Here are just a few of the foods I tried on Valleyfair’s opening day of 2019.

Valleyfair Tacos

The former Sidewinder Burrito is now the new and updated El Taco Mercado. They’re serving street tacos in three varieties: Minnesota Tacos (the classic hard shell taco), Carnitas Tacos, and Pollo Tacos (which include roasted corn and queso fresco). The tacos are available in a platter combined with rice and beans or chips and salsa.

Valleyfair Elotes

Another delicious new Mexican options is roasted elote available at Roasted Corn. The roasted corn is dipped in lime aioli topped with queso fresco and seasoning. Also in the Mexican arena are tamales. (The tamales were my husband’s favorite and he normally doesn’t even like tamales! I had to convince him to try it.)

Valleyfair Gourmet Hot Dogs

Route 76 Hot Dog Stand is again serving a rotating menu of interesting hot dog options with some new options in the mix. One of these is the Giardiniera Dog – a hot dog topped with deliciously pickled vegetables. There’s also a Lobster Mac & Cheese Hot Dog and even one with pulled pork.

Valleyfair Mostaccioli and Salad

For Italian fare, you can find mostaccioli along with fresh Italian salads at Mama Chetta’s.

Valleyfair Gluten-Free Burger

For those on a gluten-free diet, you’ll want to check out the new gluten-free burger topped with bacon and hollandaise sauce served between two crispy hashbrowns, which is available at Coasters.

Flamin Hot Cheetos Fried Pickle

For a fried sensation, head to Pronto Pup for Flaming Hot Cheetos Fried Pickles.

TREX Cookie Valleyfair

When it comes to sweets and desserts, there is new Birthday Cake Cotton Candy, complete with sprinkles and a sugar birthday candle. You can also try a TREX Cookiewich or ice cream sundaes in baseball helmets, dessert pizza, as well as other options

Summit Brewing Valleyfair

If you’re looking for adult beverages, there are lots of new options to choose from! These include Valleyfair’s Ah Shucks Corn Ale by Badger Hill Brewing Co., Valleyfair Rum Punch created by Tattersall Distilling, and options from both Surly Brewig Co. and Summit Brewing Co.

Valleyfair Tattersail Cocktails

Once you head to Valleyfair this year, be sure to come back and let us know what you tried and what you loved!

Valleyfair New Foods for 2019

Minnesota Map Canvas Prints Just $5.45!

Minnesota Map Canvas Print

You can share your love of your home state with this beautiful Watercolor Minnesota Map Canvas Print! Choose from ten different sizes of prints, all at the same price – just $5.45!

You’ll receive an actual print shipped to your home – this is not a digital download. All you need to provide is the frame! Choose from sizes 5 x 7 all the way up to 12 x 18.

These watercolor map prints would make for stunning and unique wall decor for your home or office. Celebrate your honeymoon destination, your favorite city, your wanderlust, your hometown or heritage. These would also make wonderful gifts for your child’s geography or foreign language teacher.

And they have lots more places besides Minnesota. There are over 180 different destinations to choose from – a great gift idea!

They have taken map outlines and filled them with a variety of beautiful vistas, city skylines, and landmarks. From France to Arizona by way of Italy and New York – these prints really are stunning.

Shipping is $3.99 for the first item and just $0.89 for each additional item, so consider ordering ahead for wedding gifts, anniversary presents – even Christmas! Head to to get started with yours.

Sigma Beauty Boutique Mother’s Day Event

Sigma Beauty Mothers Day

Join Sigma Beauty in celebrating Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 11th from 12-2pm at the Sigma Beauty Boutique at Mall of America!

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They will be offering sweet treats, a 20% OFF store-wide discount, free mini makeovers with samples and sit down consultation, and a chance to spin the Sigma Prize Wheel with purchase!

The first 50 attendees will receive a goodie bag with a full size blush + brush! To be part of this exciting event, RSVP today!

Discount Tickets to The Illusionists: Live from Broadway at Symphony Hall (Duluth)

I saw THE ILLUSIONISTS two years ago when I was traveling in El Paso, TX and it was SO GOOD! The thing is that I don’t even really like magic and liked it. The people I was with who were magic fans were head-over-heels about it.

The Illusionists: Live from Broadway will be coming to Symphony Hall in Duluth later this month! Tickets are regularly priced from $45 – $65, but right now when you buy through Goldstar you can get them for $25 – $45 plus fees.

Prepare to be thrilled, mystified, shocked and delighted as the most incredible magic-wielders on Earth band together for The Illusionists — Live From Broadway, an evening of hilarious tricks, death-defying stunts and acts of breathtaking wonder. Each member of this crew of magical characters has their own personality and style with which to amaze you, from the near-psychic powers of the Deductionist to the elegant mystery of the Manipulator. Whichever is your favorite, The Illusionists are sure to dazzle audiences of all ages and make a believer out of you. This critically acclaimed production has shattered box office records across the globe and stunned thousands with some of the most outrageous and miraculous acts ever to be seen on stage. Now you can witness their illusions, mind-reading, levitation and more at Duluth’s Symphony Hall.

Purchase discount tickets to The Illusionists: Live from Broadway at Symphony Hall HERE.

POMS Movie Advance Screening Wednesday Night!

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It’s time to grab your mom and head to the movies to see POMS, starting Diane Keaton. The movie is coming to theaters everywhere May 10th (just in time for Mother’s Day), but you have a chance to see it EARLY with a special advance screening tomorrow night!

Check out the POMS trailer:



More about POMS:

POMS is an uplifting comedy about Martha (played by Diane Keaton) a woman who moves into a retirement community and starts a cheerleading squad with her fellow residents, Sheryl (Jacki Weaver), Olive (Pam Grier) and Alice (Rhea Perlman), proving that it’s never too late to follow your dreams.

Phyllis Somerville, Charlie Tahan, Alisha Boe and Bruce McGill also star. Zara Hayes directed the script by Shane Atkinson. Producing are Kelly McCormick (Atomic Blonde); Alex Saks (Book Club); Mad as Birds Films’ Andy Evans, Ade Shannon, Celyn Jones, Sean Marley and Rose Pictures’ Rose Ganguzza.

POMS Movie Still

POMS Advance Screening:

You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of POMS on May 8 at Showplace ICON at 7pm. To download your passes click on the link below (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served. It is recommended to arrive early. Get your passes HERE.

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