Dunn Brothers Coffee: FREE Prepared Beverage with $30+ Gift Card Purchase

Love Dunn Brothers, or know someone who does? Now through 12/31 now you can purchase $30 or more in gift cards and receive a FREE prepared beverage! Offer available at participating locations.

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.

Minnesota 4th Graders Ski for $19.95 with Passport Program

Now that the snow is here, Minnesota 4th graders can hit the slopes for just $19.95 with the 4th Grade Passport Program! This statewide program created by the Minnesota Ski Areas Association (MSA) provides every 4th grader the opportunity to ski for free. (The $19.95 charge for the passport covers printing and shipping costs.)

Your 4th grader’s passport includes a minimum of two visits to each resort, and there are 18 ski & snowboard areas across the state. For more information, call your local ski area to find out what (if any) restrictions they have on the passport.

Why only 4th graders?

Fourth grade is the perfect age to learn to ski and snowboard. They have the coordination skills and muscle development to be able to pick up on the skills as well as adhering and following safety information. One age had to be chosen and 4th grade was the decision. We are excited that we are able to offer this program to all 4th graders.

How will I know what the restrictions are at each area?

You will need to reach out to your local area to find out what restrictions, if any they have.

When should I expect to receive the 4th Grade Passport Pass after applying ?

Regrettably, due to the overwhelming response to this program, it may be an average of two weeks before you receive the pass. Note that all participating areas are sent a list of applicants on a weekly basis so they know who is in process. Thank you for your patience and participation in this program.

Order your passport HERE!

Discount Minnesota Wild Tickets – 4 Games Available

This is a great opportunity to get a discount on Minnesota Wild Tickets! Goldstar has special pricing for three upcoming games vs the Flames, the Maple Leafs, the Stars, and the Predators. Regularly the tickets are priced from $71.77 to $152.15, but with this deal they are priced from $51 to $113. See all the MN Wild ticket deals here!

Get ready to see flashing skates, speeding pucks and maybe a flying fist or two as the NHL’s Minnesota Wild hit the ice at Xcel Energy Center. With offensive-minded coach Bruce Boudreau at the helm, expect the Wild to light the lamp early and often behind offensive standouts like Mikko Koivu and Mikael Granlund. Hard-hitting Ryan Suter anchors the defense along with goaltender Devan Dubnyk, aka “The Great Wall of St. Paul.” Don’t miss a second of the action with these great seats and see the Wild take on some of the NHL’s best.

Lunds & Byerlys 99¢ Baking Sale – Now Through Dec. 6th

I always wait for this sale to come back every year – it’s the Lunds & Byerlys 99¢ Baking Sale! This is the perfect opportunity to stock up for all of your holiday baking.

All of these deals are available with an additional $10 purchase. You can also get their weekly deal with that $10 purchase, which this week is a 7th Avenue Pizza for just $1.99. (Grab that weekly coupon HERE.)

You can see the full list of this week’s deals here.

Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy Discount Tickets – Save 50%!

Viewing a performance of The Nutcracker is a longstanding holiday season tradition! For more than 50 years, Minnesotans have been enjoying performances of Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy at the State Theatre in Minneapolis.

The story begins at a Christmas party in 19th century Nuremberg, and unfolds through the eyes of Marie as her wizardly godfather, Drosselmayer, weaves a magical fantasy. His tale takes her on an extraordinary adventure to the Land of Snow and the Kingdom of the Sugar Plum Fairy. Experience the beautiful choreography of Loyce Houlton danced by Minnesota Dance Theatre company members, guest artists and children of the School, with the brilliant music of Tchaikovsky played by the 44-piece Nutcracker Orchestra and led by Philip Brunelle.

Right now you can get tickets to select performances for only $18 to $37.50 (regular price is $45 – $75), plus a small service fee. Get tickets here!

North Shore Scenic Railroad – Discount Tickets on Groupon

I like giving “experience” gifts for the holidays to cut down on clutter and “stuff,” and so this Groupon offer for the North Shore Scenic Railroad in Duluth caught my eye today. There are several options to choose from, whether you’re looking for the 90-minute daily Duluth Zephyr ride or the evening 2.5-hour Music and Pizza Train.

Choose from:

  • Duluth Zephyr Excursion for Two, Valid Sunday to Thursday – $19
  • Duluth Zephyr Excursion for Two, Valid Friday or Saturday – $21
  • Duluth Zephyr Excursion for Four, Valid Sunday to Thursday – $34
  • Duluth Zephyr Excursion for Four, Valid Friday or Saturday – $39
  • Live Music and Pizza Evening Train Tour for Two – $27
  • Live Music and Pizza Evening Train Tour for Four – $52

The trains run from May 1st through July 31st, and you’ll need to make your reservation online in advance. There is a limit of 2 per person, and you may buy 2 additional as gifts. Valid only for coach seating.

The Lakefront Line of the North Shore Scenic Railroad began life back in 1886 as a freight service, with some passenger service before the presence of reliable roadways. More than a century later, the North Shore Scenic Railroad runs that same path, offering residents and tourists alike a taste of old-fashioned transportation and unspoiled natural splendor. Train excursions hug the shoreline of Lake Superior for a part of the route, then lead into the majestic north woods. Riders travel along the tracks in vintage train cars during daily tours held throughout the spring, summer, and fall, as well as special excursions such as elegant dinner train trips and the annual fall beer-tasting train.

Get your Groupon HERE!

Minnesota Children’s Museum Family Membership – $25 Off Coupon Code

A membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum makes a fantastic holiday gift! We have a family membership to the museum and have gotten our money’s worth many times over this year. They have continually rotating exhibits and there is always something new and fun to discover.

Today only (Monday, November 27th), you can use coupon code BF25 to save $25 on a gift membership or BIG25 to save $25 on a membership for your own family. Get the deal HERE!

Free Advance Screening of DADDY’S HOME 2

The dads are back for a new round of fun with DADDY’S HOME 2 coming to theaters everywhere in November! You and a friend can have a fun night out AND have a chance to see the movie early with a special advance screening!



About the Movie:

In DADDY’S HOME 2, Dusty (Mark Wahlberg) and Brad (Will Ferrell) have joined forces to provide their kids with the perfect Christmas. Their newfound partnership is put to the test when Dusty’s old-school, macho Dad (Mel Gibson) and Brad’s ultra-affectionate and emotional Dad (John Lithgow) arrive just in time to throw the holiday into complete chaos. Also starring Linda Cardellini and John Cena. This movie is rated PG-13 and has a run time of 1 hour, 40 minutes.

Get a sneak peek of Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg starring in DADDY’S HOME 2! You and a guest are invited to an advance screening of DADDY’S HOME 2 at AMC Southdale in Edina on Tuesday, November 7 at 7:30 pm. Follow this link to download passes (while supplies last). It is recommended to arrive early as seats are first come, first served and are not guaranteed.

Download your passes HERE!

The Works Museum Code Day for Kids and Families + Reader Giveaway

It’s almost time for The Works Museum annual Code Day family event on Saturday, November 11th! Gather your kids, friends, and family of all ages for a fun day of hands-on programming activities.

Are your kids excited about coding and all the amazing things it makes happen? Members of the Twin Cities community will be showcased during Code Day with activities and demonstrations designed to introduce kids to programming. This is the perfect opportunity for kids and families to learn and explore together.

You and your kids will be able to check out programming and coding experiences such as:

  • Makey makey
  • Blue-Bots
  • Spheros
  • Arduino of Minnesota
  • Scratch
  • Apps developed by teens

When: Saturday, November 11, 10 am – 2 pm

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

Cost: Included with admission ($8.50 per person). Free for members.

More: Visit www.theworks.org 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 more than 70,000 children, families, and educators annually, inspiring the next generation of innovators, engineers, and creative problem-solvers. Learn more about field trips, Family Engineering Nights, special events, and both on- and off-site workshops by visiting

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 11/7/17. Good luck!

The Works Museum Code Day Giveaway

Dunn Brothers Coffee – 50% Off Pumpkin Pie Beverage

Celebrate National Pumpkin Day today (10/26) at Dunn Brothers with 50% off any size Pumpkin Pie Latte, Nirvana or Frappe! Just present this coupon to the barista. Find a Dunn Brothers Coffee near you.

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.