Discount Tickets to The Illusionists: Live from Broadway at the Orpheum

The Illusionists: Live from Broadway will be coming to The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis next weekend! Tickets are regularly priced from $48.50 – $73.50, but right now when you buy through Goldstar you can get them for $20 – $36.75 plus fees.

Prepare to be thrilled, mystified, shocked and delighted as five of 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 The Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis.

Purchase discount tickets to The Illusionists: Live from Broadway at the Orpheum HERE.

Dunn Brothers Coffee – BOGO Beverages on Tuesdays in March

Calling all coffee fans! Every Tuesday in March you can get a BOGO deal on prepared beverages at Dunn Brothers Coffee when you present this offer or mention the offer code 10175. There is a limit of one coupon per customer; may not be combined with other discounts.

And if you don’t already have the Dunn Brothers Coffee Rewards App, sign up here to get a FREE $2 credit plus a $3 credit when you first download the app.

FREE Explore Minnesota Travel Guides

Did you know that Explore Minnesota has a series of FREE travel brochures that you can order? These are fantastic resources that can help you get ideas for things to do, attractions to visit, and places to stay in Minnesota. I’ve lived in Minnesota most of my life, but I know there’s so much I haven’t seen!

Besides the free Minnesota travel guides, you can also request free guides for golfing, biking, spring/summer activities, and more. If you’re looking for information about a specific region, city, or town, you can request to have your information forwarded to specific community tourism organizations.

You can request to have them sent to you, but many of these are also available to view online or to download to your computer (save a tree)!

Try Hockey for Free Day – Saturday, March 3rd


Try Hockey for Free Day is Saturday, March 3, 2018! USA Hockey and over 500 local programs across the country will encourage kids ages 4 to 9 to come to a local participating rink and try youth hockey as part of the NHL’s Come Play Hockey Month. All locations have a limited amount of equipment available for use.

To find the closest location to you, visit, search with your zip code, and click the pinpoint for event details and to register. There are many participating rinks in Minnesota.

Contact the local participating host site with any questions or USA Hockey at (719) 538-1124 or

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

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 half-price Crayola Experience discount tickets! With this special offer you can get TWO Crayola Experience admission tickets for a total of $20.99!

Crayola Experience is a sprawling wonderland of colorful adventure that appeals to kids and kids-at-heart alike. Located in the Mall of America, 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) and 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!

The half-price Crayola Experience discount tickets will only be available for purchase for a limited time, but you can use them from March 1 – June 30, 2018. Perfect for a spring break activity!

Order Crayola Experience discount tickets HERE.

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

Minneapolis Home + Garden Show Discount Tickets

The Minneapolis Home + Garden Show is coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center Mar. 30-Apr. 1 & Apr. 6-8, 2018. Order your Minneapolis Home and Garden Show discount tickets now and you can get them for half price! You pay $7 for one Single-Day Ticket ($14 Value). This year Paige Davis, host of TLC’s Trading Spaces, will be sharing home design tips and behind-the-scenes stories during the first weekend.

Plus, through Wednesday, 2/28 you can use the coupon code SALE3 to save an extra 20%, dropping your price to just $5.60!

Minneapolis Home Show Discount Tickets

About the show:

  • Tour the Timeless Contemporary Idea Home and get more than 1,000 square feet of modern, yet classic design ideas. Built by EPS Homes, Furnishings by HOM Furniture, Landscaping from By the Woods and windows by Andersen Windows
  • Get home design tips & behind-the-scenes stories from Paige Davis, host of TLC’s Trading Spaces on March 30 & 31
  • Meet expert handyman and landscaper Jason Cameron of DIY Network’s Desperate Landscapes & Man Caves April 6-8
  • Enter a doorway to spring when you stroll through the Feature Gardens with more than 13,000 sq ft of gorgeous greenery and florals presented by Star Tribune

Order your discount Minneapolis Home and Garden Show tickets HERE.

Cub Foods $10 Off $100

Still need to do your grocery shopping for the week? Now through 2/21, you can save $10 off your in-store purchase of $100 or more at Cub Foods! You’ll need to add this offer to your My Cub Rewards card and have the cashier scan your card before you check out.

Offer is valid with $100 minimum purchase requirement. Discount taken at register. Limit one discount per family per visit. Excludes fuel, fresh milk, pharmacy, beer, wine, spirits, lottery, gift certificates and gift cards, free product offers, stamps, MoneyGram, Rug Doctor rentals, tobacco and sales tax. Cannot be combined with a similar store offer. Limit 1 coupon per customer. Valid at all Cub grocery locations. One time only.

The Works Museum Tech Fest for Kids and Families + Reader Giveaway

It’s almost time for The Works Museum annual Tech Fest family event on Saturday, February 24th! Gather your kids, friends, and family of all ages for a fun day of hands-on technology activities.

This is the 14th year that The Works Museum has hosted Tech Fest, showcasing the amazing innovations that the Twin Cities technology community has to offer. As for activities, they’ve got some old favorites returning (Tech Take-Apart, color-changing bracelets, rocket launching, and more) as well as 15 brand new experiences!

You are your kids will be able to check out activities such as:

  • Use virtual reality explore the human heart and other systems of the body.
  • Explore solar energy with LEGOs and see a real Tesla car.
  • Build a bridge with a transportation engineer.
  • Construct a cart that can race down a ramp without spilling its contents.
  • Experiment with arduino robots

Ready to plan your day? Here are a few tips from experienced Tech Fest families:

  • Come early. Tech Fest starts at 9 am (before their normal open hours). This is a great time to have fast access to presenters. Plus, the first 500 children receive a drawstring bag to collect their projects and take home!
  • Bring cash or a check if you plan to lunch at Tech Fest. Papa John’s Pizza will sell pizza over lunch (and donate 20% of proceeds back to The Works Museum). This is a great opportunity to take an onsite lunch break, but they don’t take credit cards. Or pack your own lunch or snacks to eat in our lunch room.
  • Save money by purchasing your admission in advance ($9 per person over age 2) or consider a family membership. Members receive free admission to Tech Fest and a membership pays for itself in just 2 visits for a family of 4.
  • Consider bringing your teen too. While The Works Museum focuses on programs for kids ages 5-12, Tech Fest is great for anyone ages 4 and up (including adult guests!)
  • Go at your own pace. All activities are open for the whole event, but you don’t have to do them all. See what inspires your young engineer and stay as long as you like at those activities.

When: Saturday, February 24, 9 am – 4 pm

Where: The Works Museum, 9740 Grand Ave S., Bloomington, MN, 55420

Cost: $9 pre-registered/$12 at the door. Free for members. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

More: Visit for more details or call 952-888-4262.

ABOUT THE WORKS MUSEUM. The Works Museum is all about hands-on engineering for kids. We serve over 75,000 children, families, and educators annually, inspiring the next generation of innovators, engineers, and creative problem-solvers. For regular hours and admission, membership, and camp information, visit

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Minnesota reader will win a family four pack of tickets to the event. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 2/20/18. Good luck!

The Works Museum Tech Fest Giveaway

Restaurant Week in the Twin Cities – 2/18 to 2/23

Restaurant Week Twin Cities

It’s time for Restaurant Week in the Twin Cities! From February 18th to 23rd, you can enjoy specially priced meals at participating restaurants. This is a great time to try some of the best restaurants in Minneapolis, St. Paul and the surrounding area without having to spend a fortune.

Lunch prices start at $10 and dinner prices start at $15. See the full list of participating restaurants and menus for Minneapolis/St. Paul Restaurant Week.

Complimentary Tickets to Twin Cities Theater, Dance, Opera, Comedy + More – 48 Hours Only!

It’s back! The Goldstar Comp Train is here again with complimentary tickets to shows and events across the country. Luckily, there are a bunch of these available in the Twin Cities! All you have to pay is a small service fee.

Local events this time around include Joke Joint Comedy Club, Extreme Horse Skijoring at Canterbury Park, Giselle performed by the Metropolitan Ballet, and more!

Since all you pay is the service fee (the amount varies depending on the event, but it’s usually just a couple bucks), the Comp Train is a great way to discover new events in our area and treat your plus one, a group of friends or even just yourself to something totally great – and totally unexpected.


Check out all the complimentary tickets HERE!