SeaQuest is Coming to Roseville! 50% Off Sale + Reader Giveaway

SeaQuest Roseville Discount Admission

There’s a new interactive aquarium experience coming to the Twin Cities! It’s called SeaQuest, and it will be opening soon at Rosedale Center in Roseville.

SeaQuest will take you and your family on an adventure through rainforests, deserts, and the depths of the seas. With exciting exhibits and activities for families and children of all ages, you’ll be able to get wet with the stingrays, feed birds and reptiles, encounter the caimans, marvel at the sharks, take “shellfies” with the snakes, and much more.

SeaQuest Roseville Ticket Discount

To prepare for their opening, SeaQuest Roseville is offering a 50% off sale on annual passports, Snorkel with Stingrays, and birthday parties! This means that a family of five can enjoy year round access for $69.95, celebrate a birthday for ten for $99.95, and/or snorkel with stingrays for $19.95 per person. But don’t wait as this sale ends April 30, 2019.

Excited about SeaQuest Roseville opening soon? Read on for your chance to win tickets, a birthday party, or a snorkel session!

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Reader Giveaway: Three lucky Thrifty Minnesota readers will each win one of the following: a four-pack of tickets to SeaQuest Roseville, a birthday party for ten at SeaQuest Roseville, or a snorkel session for four at SeaQuest Roseville. To enter, just complete the giveaway form below by 11:59 pm ET on 4/30/19. Good luck!

SeaQuest Roseville Giveaway

Another UGLYDOLLS Movie Advance Screening!

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In case you missed the passes for the other advance screening, you have another chance, this time at Showplace ICON.

So, they might be called UglyDolls, but the UGLYDOLLS movie looks SO CUTE! Actually, if you ask me, UglyDolls are darn right adorable! The movie is coming to theaters on May 3, but you and your family have a chance to see it EARLY with an advanced screening. Keep reading to get your passes.

Have you see the UGLYDOLLS move trailer yet? If not, check it out:



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In the adorably different town of Uglyville, weirdness is celebrated, strangeness is special and beauty is embraced as more than meets the eye. After traveling to the other side of a mountain, Moxy and her UglyDoll friends discover Perfection — a town where more conventional dolls receive training before entering the real world to find the love of a child. Soon, the UglyDolls learn what it means to be different — ultimately realizing that they don’t have to be perfect to be amazing.

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UGLYDOLLS Advance Screening Passes:

You and your family are invited to an advanced screening of UGLYDOLLS on Wednesday, April 24 at 7pm at Showplace ICON. To download a family-four pack of 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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BREAKTHROUGH Movie Advance Screening

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We have another advance screening for you! This time it’s an inspirational story that is sure to both tug on your heartstrings and inspire you at the same time. BREAKTHROUGH stars Chrissy Metz, who we LOVE in This is Us! The movie opens in theaters nationwide on April 17, but you  have a chance to see it earlier with a special advance screening!

Check out the trailer:





BREAKTHROUGH is based on the inspirational true story of one mother’s unfaltering love in the face of impossible odds. When Joyce Smith’s adopted son John falls through an icy Missouri lake, all hope seems lost. But as John lies lifeless, Joyce refuses to give up. Her steadfast belief inspires those around her to continue to pray for John’s recovery, even in the face of every case history and scientific prediction. From producer DeVon Franklin (Miracles from Heaven) and director Roxann Dawson, adapted for the screen by Grant Nieporte (Seven Pounds) from Joyce Smith’s own book, BREAKTHROUGH is an enthralling reminder that faith and love can create a mountain of hope, and sometimes even a miracle.


Marcel Ruiz (John Smith) and Chrissy Metz (Joyce Smith) star in Twentieth Century Fox’s BREAKTHROUGH. Photo Credit: Allen Fraser.


BREAKTHROUGH Advance Screening:

You and your family are invited to an advance screening of BREAKTHROUGH, based on the incredible true story, on Saturday, April 6 at 10am at Showplace ICON (West End). To download a family-four pack of passes click on the link below (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served. It is recommended to arrive early.

Disneynature’s PENGUINS Free Advance Screening

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There’s a brand new film coming from Disneynature and this time it’s featuring PENGUINS!! Disneynature’s PENGUINS opens in theaters nationwide on April 17 (in time for Earth Day 2019), but you and your family have a chance to see it earlier with a special advance screening!

Check out the trailer featuring Steve, the adorable penguin star of the movie:



About Disneynature’s PENGUINS:

Disneynature’s all-new feature film PENGUINS is a coming-of-age story about an Adélie penguin named Steve who joins millions of fellow males in the icy Antarctic spring on a quest to build a suitable nest, find a life partner and start a family. None of it comes easily for him, especially considering he’s targeted by everything from killer whales to leopard seals, who unapologetically threaten his happily ever after. From the filmmaking team behind BEARS and CHIMPANZEE, Disneynature’s PENGUINS opens in theaters nationwide in time for Earth Day 2019.

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Disneynature’s PENGUINS Advance Screening:

You and your family are invited to an advance screening of Disneynature’s PENGUINS on April 10 at 6:30pm at Showplace ICON at The West End.  To download a 4 pack of passes click on this link (while supplies last). Seating is based on first come, first served. It is recommended to arrive early. PENGUINS slides into theaters on April 17.

Tim Burton’s Live-Action DUMBO Advance Screening

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We are soooo excited about the all-new DUMBO movie coming to theatres everywhere March 29th. What’s even more exciting is that we all have a chance to see it early!! (Keep reading for passes.)

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If you have already seen the Dumbo trailers, I have a feeling you’re also looking forward to this new Tim Burton version of Dumbo. If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, check it out:



About Tim Burton’s DUMBO:

From Disney and visionary director Tim Burton, the all-new grand live-action adventure DUMBO expands on the beloved classic story where differences are celebrated, family is cherished and dreams take flight. Circus owner Max Medici (Danny DeVito) enlists former star Holt Farrier (Colin Farrell) and his children Milly (Nico Parker) and Joe (Finley Hobbins) to care for a newborn elephant whose oversized ears make him a laughingstock in an already struggling circus. But when they discover that Dumbo can fly, the circus makes an incredible comeback, attracting persuasive entrepreneur V.A. Vandevere (Michael Keaton), who recruits the peculiar pachyderm for his newest, larger-than-life entertainment venture, Dreamland. Dumbo soars to new heights alongside a charming and spectacular aerial artist, Colette Marchant (Eva Green), until Holt learns that beneath its shiny veneer, Dreamland is full of dark secrets.

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DUMBO Advance Screening Passes:

You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of Disney’s live-action DUMBO on March 26 at AMC Southdale at 7pm. To download a 4 pack of 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.

Experience a Day of Dancing with Dancing with the Stars Pros in Minneapolis

Chrysa Duran Nutcracker Dance Lesson

During the holidays I had one of my most fun and memorable days ever when I got a dance lesson from “Dancing with the Stars” pros Brandon Armstrong, Alan Bersten and Gleb Savchenko at Gleb’s dance studio, Pro Dance LA, when I was visiting Los Angeles for the Nutcracker and the Four Realms premiere.

I’m a HUGE fan of Dancing with the Stars and having a chance to meet the pros and have a dance lesson from them was a dream-come-true for this former dancer. I’m happy to say that lots more Minnesotans are going to get a similar experience coming up in May!

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If you love to dance (or are just a dance fan), you’ll be excited to hear that Minneapolis is one of the specifically chosen cities for the spectacular Day of Dance! Pro Dance LA is bringing the hottest professional dancers from Dancing with the Stars including Artem Chigvintsev, Gleb Savchenko and Alan Bersten .

Enjoy one full day of learning to dance from the best, in an up close and personal setting, on May 4, 2019. It’s a chance to experience their teaching and get to know them through Workshops, Private Lessons, Meet & Greet Photo Session and Q&A.

A DAY OF DANCE Minneapolis

Did you know that Alan Bersten is from Minnesota? Yes, he is! And his brother and sister-in-law, champions Elena and Gene Bersten, own Dance with us America, at Southdale in Edina, where the Day of Dance will take place.

No matter if you are a dancer, dance student, a dance fan or have never stepped foot on a dance floor – this day is for you! This event is for ages 13 and up. You can learn more and register at

Five Feet Apart Advance Screening – Grab Your Passes!

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I’m always a sucker for a good tear jerker and that looks like what we’ll be getting with Five Feet Apart. It’s coming to theaters March 15, but you can have a chance to see it early – and bring along a friend!



About Five Feet Apart:

Stella Grant (Haley Lu Richardson) is every bit a seventeen-year-old… she’s attached to her laptop and loves her best friends. But unlike most teenagers, she spends much of her time living in a hospital as a cystic fibrosis patient. Her life is full of routines, boundaries and self-control – all of which is put to the test when she meets an impossibly charming fellow patient named Will Newman (Cole Sprouse).

There’s an instant flirtation, though restrictions dictate that they must maintain a safe distance between them. As their connection intensifies, so does the temptation to throw the rules out the window and embrace that attraction. Further complicating matters is Will’s potentially dangerous rebellion against his ongoing medical treatment. Stella gradually inspires Will to live life to the fullest, but can she ultimately save the person she loves when even a single touch is off limits?

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Five Feet Apart Advance Screening:

You’re invited to an advance screening of the new movie FIVE FEET APART starring Haley Lu Richardson & Cole Sprouse on Monday, March 11 at 7:30pm at Showplace ICON in St. Louis Park. Download a pair of free passes by clicking the link below (while supplies last).

Harlem Globetrotters at Target Center Discount Tickets

The Harlem Globetrotters are coming to Target Center in March and Groupon has discount tickets available for as low as $38 each! Choose from the 1 pm game on Saturday, March 30th or the 2 pm game on Sunday, March 31st.

When the Globetrotters hit the road in celebration of their 93rd anniversary, they won’t forget to bring their jaw-dropping blend of athletic precision and razzle-dazzle showmanship that has entertained hundreds of millions of fans over the past nine decades. Throughout the lengthy world tour, a rotating roster of Globetrotter favorites—including a trio of female players—will take to the hardwood each game.

Spectators might spot guard Torch George sharing a behind-the-back pass with dunker Thunder Law, who also holds the world record for farthest basketball shot made backwards at 82 feet 2 inches. Speaking of long-distance shots, the Globetrotters court features basketball’s first four-point line, which is more than 6 feet behind the NBA’s current three-point line. After a successful debut last year, The Flying Globies acrobatic dunk team returns to the court for another round of sky-high trampoline stunts.

See all the ticket options and order HERE.

NBC’s THE VILLAGE Advance Screening – You’re Invited!

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NBC has a brand new show, The Village, premiering on March 19th! You can have a chance to see it EARLY at a special advance screening (complete with refreshments) next week!

About NBC’s The Village:

Welcome to the Village, an apartment building in Brooklyn that appears like any other from the outside but is quite unique inside. The people who reside here have built a bonded family of friends and neighbors. Sarah’s a nurse and single mom raising a creative teen; Gabe’s a young law student who got a much older and unexpected roommate; Ava must secure the future of her young, U.S.-born son when ICE comes knocking; Nick’s a veteran who’s returned from war; and the heart and soul of the building, Ron and Patricia, have captivating tales all their own.

These are the hopeful, heartwarming and challenging stories of life that prove family is everything — even if it’s the one you make with the people around you.

The cast of The Village includes Moran Atias, Dominic Chianese, Warren Christie, Frankie Faison, Jerod Haynes, Daren Kagasoff, Michaela McManus, Lorraine Toussaint and Grace Van Dien.

NBC’s THE VILLAGE Advance Screening:

You’re invited to a special advance screening of NBC’s The Village Wednesday, March 6 at Showplace ICON at 7:00pm. Complimentary refreshments will be provided. Click on the link below to RSVP.

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Punch Pizza – Buy 1 Get 1 FREE for Valentine’s Day

We love Punch Pizza all the time, but just a little bit more when they have one of their awesome offers. They have a GREAT one for Valentine’s Day! To celebrate this day of love, visit Punch Pizza to buy one pizza and get one FREE from 4 pm – close! Print out the coupon HERE or show it on your phone.

Free pizza must be of equal or lesser value. Limit one per customer. Not valid for takeout at the Highland Park location or with any other offer.