LATE NIGHT Advance Screening – Get Your Passes!

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It’s time for a fun movie night out for the grown-ups only! Have you seen the trailer for LATE NIGHT yet? It looks so funny, which doesn’t surprise me since it combines the comedic talents of both Emma Thompson and Mindy Kaling.

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LATE NIGHT is coming to theaters everywhere on June 14th, but you and a friend have a chance to see it EARLY with a special advance screening on Monday, June 10th!

Take a look at the trailer and then keep reading to get your advance screening passes:




Katherine Newbury (Emma Thompson) is a pioneer and legendary host on the late-night talk-show circuit. When she’s accused of being a “woman who hates women,” she puts affirmative action on the to-do list, and presto! – Molly (Mindy Kaling) is hired as the one woman in Katherine’s all-male writers’ room.

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But Molly might be too little too late, as the formidable Katherine also faces the reality of low ratings and a network that wants to replace her. Molly, wanting to prove she’s not simply a diversity hire who’s disrupting the comfort of the brotherhood, is determined to help Katherine by revitalizing her show and career – and possibly effect even bigger change at the same time.

Late Night Movie Poster Emma Thompson

LATE NIGHT Advance Screening:

You and a friend are invited to an advanced screening of LATE NIGHT on Monday, June 10  at 7pm at Lagoon Cinema in Uptown Minneapolis. To download a pass to admit two people, click on the link below (while supplies last). Seating is on a first come, first served basis. It is recommended to arrive early. Get your passes HERE.

Get $30 to Spend at Wuollet Bakery for Only $19

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One of my very FAVORITE local deals is back!  You can get a $30 voucher to spend at Wuollet Bakery for only $19!  For an even better deal, you can choose to get $60 toward bakery items for only $39. That option is perfect if you’re planning a party, or if you just want to stock up on good stuff!

There are five Wuollet Bakery locations to choose from and your voucher will be valid for 90 days after purchase.

My personal favorites are their breads – yum! ….and the cupcakes – yummy! Their cakes also look amazing, but I haven’t tried one yet I think I will with this deal!

Grand Casino Mille Lacs Free Memorial Day Picnic Buffet for Vets and Military

Free Buffet for Military at Mille Lacs Gran Casino


On Memorial Day (Monday, May 27) 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. Grand Casino Mille Lacs is offering a FREE BUFFET for Veterans and Active Military personnel! To take advantage of this offer, present some form of Military ID at Grand Rewards to receive a free buffet voucher.

Valid examples of Military ID: government-issued papers, military ID card, discharge papers, or military attire (dog tags, uniform, etc.)

Not a Veteran or Military personnel? The picnic buffet is $10.99.

If you’re planning your own picnic at home, making these Patriotic snow cones is fun!


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.

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

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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!