A Bad Moms Christmas Advance Screening Ticket Giveaway!

Moms, it’s time to get in the holiday spirit with A Bad Moms Christmas, headed to theaters on November 1st! We LOVED the first Bad Moms movie and now it’s time for a new hilarious movie to ring in the holiday season!

This sequel to Bad Moms follows our three under-appreciated and over-burdened women as they rebel against the challenges and expectations of the Super Bowl for moms: Christmas. And if creating a more perfect holiday for their families wasn’t hard enough, they have to do all of that while hosting and entertaining their own mothers. By the end of the journey, our moms will redefine how to make the holidays special for all and discover a closer relationship with their mothers.

A Bad Moms Christmas stars Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, and Kathryn Hahn reprising their roles from the first Bad Moms film, with Christine BaranskiCheryl Hines, and Susan Sarandon joining the cast as their moms.




Reader Giveaway: Five (5) lucky Thrifty Minnesota readers will each receive a 4-pack of tickets to an advanced screening of A Bad Moms Christmas at Showplace ICON in St. Louis Park on Monday, October 30 at 7 pm. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 10/25/17. Good luck!

A Bad Moms Christmas Advance Screening Passes Giveaway

FREE Boo Blast Events at Lunds & Byerlys Stores

Dress up the kids and join Twin Cities area Lunds & Byerlys stores for Boo Blast events! The fun starts October 21st and continues through October 30th (different stores are hosting events on different dates). Costumes are optional, but always fun, and the kids can enjoy free tricks and treats and other fun activities. Find the Lunds & Byerlys Boo Blast schedule HERE.

Pumpkin Nights Twin Cities Discount Tickets

Pumpkin Nights opened this past Friday, October 13th and runs daily through Sunday, October 29th. It’s open Sunday-Thursday from 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm and Friday-Saturday from 6:30 pm – midnight.

What it is: a Twin Cities Halloween tradition set up at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds throughout the month of October

What you’ll see: more than 4,000 hand-carved pumpkins, larger-than-life displays, and multi-sensory experiences in 10 incredible worlds

What you’ll do: Pumpkin Nights invites visitors to experience the essence of Halloween, while walking along a half-mile path. There are also nightly events throughout the festival, including Halloween-themed movies, onsite pumpkin carving artists, a hay-bale maze, and a variety of food and seasonal beverages.

What to wear: Costumed aren’t just welcome—they’re encouraged. Masks are permitted, but props and weapons should be kept at home.

If you’ve been thinking about checking out Pumpkin Nights at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds this month for some fall family fun, check out this deal from Groupon in which you can save on admission:

Note that children 3 and under are always free, and there is a limit of 8 tickets per person. You will need to redeem your Groupon vouchers online in advance and choose a date and time you’re planning to visit.

They do have other discounts that might save you more depending on when you want to go and who you’re bringing:

Mondays and Wednesdays: Get 2 adult and 2 kid tickets for $48 ($72 value).

Tuesdays and Thursdays: Get 2 adult tickets for $28 ($40 value).

101 Market Fall Festival and Corn Maze Discount Tickets!

Each year, 101 Market in Otsego opens its fields for fall fun! The highlight of the fall festival is their corn maze! The maze is 6 acres with more than 2.5 miles of paths. After navigating the twisting stalks you can explore other farm-themed attractions such as the animal train, corn cannon, and jumping pillow.

If you want to bring a bit of the fall-themed fun home, you can browse 101 Market’s extensive selection of pumpkins and mums, along with cornstalks and straw bales for decorating yards and houses for the season. Kids and parents can also chomp down on locally grown apples, squash, and potatoes, along with other in-season produce.

With this special 101 Market Fall Festival and Corn Maze Discount Ticket Deal, you can pay only $24 for four tickets (normally $44). This deal grants you access to the corn maze, petting zoo, corn pit, duck races, pedal carts, potato slinger, and spider web. Other activities are available for an additional cost like the animal train, corn cannon, jumping pillow, and Max, the giant pumpkin.

Get your 101 Market Fall Festival and Corn Maze Discount Tickets HERE!

Trail of Terror Discount Tickets – Save 50%!

trail of terror

Trail of Terror in Shakopee is the Midwest’s largest Halloween event. The event features a ¾-mile haunted maze and the Wicked Woods Walk as well as other adventures like Grubbs Pest Control, Crystal Caverns, and Chuckles Pizzeria. Also included: a dance floor, karaoke, the Black Out Bar Crawl, and fortune tellers.

The Trail of Terror is open rain or shine on Fridays-Sundays, October 13th through October 29th. Friday and Saturday they’re open from 7 pm – 12:30 am, Sunday 7-11 pm.

Buy your Trail of Terror Discount tickets in advance HERE and you can pay only $12 (regular price is $23.95).

UPDATE: While the deal above is no longer available, you can still by discount tickets at your local SuperAmerica.

FREE Coffee at Holiday Stationstores – Tuesdays through 10/10

Get your coffee fix for FREE starting today and every Tuesday through 10/10 at Holiday Stationstores! They’re offering a free cup of coffee all day and any size, no coupon required.

If you want some other great deals on coffee (not free, of course, but big discounts), check out the list of Minnesota coffee deals here. You’ll find lots of deals for local coffee shops and cafes for coffee at a big discount, plus some deals on doughnuts and other goodies to go with the coffee!

And, while you’re getting your free coffee at Holiday, how about saving on gas too? Fill up at Holiday and you can save $.05 per gallon with this printable Holiday Gas Coupon. It’s valid for up to 20 gallons.

Looking for someplace to drive with that full tank of gas? Check out all the fun Minnesota attractions we have featured here on ThriftyMinnesota.com.

TOMS Twin Cities Warehouse Sale: September 21-24

Love TOMS? You’re in luck as the TOMS Twin Cities Warehouse Sale is coming up soon! Shop this sale at the Minneapolis Convention Center to save up to 70% off TOMS shoes, bags, and eyewear. Plus, for every item you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need.

TOMS One for One: With Every Product that you Purchase, TOMS will Help a Person in Need. One for One. Learn More at TOMS.com

We’re back in the Twin Cities!

Shop up to 70% off TOMS shoes, bags & eyewear at our Warehouse Sale. For every item you purchase, TOMS will help a person in need.

Thursday, September 21st | 10am-8pm
Friday, September 22nd | 10am-8pm
Saturday, September 23rd | 9am-7pm
Sunday, September 24th | 9am-7pm

Minneapolis Convention Center
1301 2nd Ave. S – Hall D
Minneapolis, MN 55403

For information on parking, please visit http://www.minneapolis.org/minneapolis-convention-center/directions-parking/.

We accept cash, debit and credit, including Visa, MasterCard & Discover. Sorry, we do not accept American Express.

Follow us on Instagram for updates! https://www.instagram.com/tomswarehousesale/

**Please note: all sales are final.

Free Admission for Museum Day Live! at various Minnesota locations – Saturday, September 23


On Saturday, September 23rd, receive free admission for two people to a select museum as part of the the Smithsonian’s Museum Day Live! event. There are a number of Minnesota museums participating:

  • Albert Lea: Freeborn County Historical Museum
  • Alexandria: Legacy of the Lakes Museum & Gardens, The Runestone Museum
  • Bloomington: The Works Museum
  • Chanhassen: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
  • Cloquet: Carlton County Historical Scoetiy
  • Comfrey: Jeffers Petroglyphs
  • Detroit Lakes: Becker County Museum
  • Duluth: Duluth Children’s Museum
  • Elk River: Oliver Kelley Farm
  • Fergus Falls: Otter Tail County Historical Society
  • Grand Rapids: Forest History Center
  • International Falls: Koochiching County Historical Museum/Bronko Nagurski Museum
  • Little Falls: Charles A. Lindberg Historic Site
  • Mankato: Blue Earth County Historical Society
  • Minneapolis: Mill City Museum
  • Onamia: Mille Lacs Indian Museum and Trading Post
  • Owatonna: Steele County Historical Society
  • Pine City: North West Company Fur Post
  • Preston: Historic Forestville
  • St. Paul: Gibbs Farm: Pathways to Dakota & Pioneer Life, Historic Fort Snelling, Hmong Cultural Center of Minnesota, James J. Hill House, Minnesota History Center, The American Museum of Asmat Art at the University of St. Thomas
  • St. Peter: Hillstrom Museum of Art
  • Shakopee: Scott County Historical Society – Stans Museum
  • Two Harbors: Split Rock Lighthouse
  • Winona: Minnesota Marine Art Museum

The Museum Day Live! Ticket provides free admission for two people. You must go to their website to select and download the tickets (depending on limited availability – tickets are sent to your email address).

Museum Day Live! is an annual celebration of boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian magazine. Participating museums and cultural institutions across the country provide entry to anyone presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket.

Nickelodeon Universe $15 Wristbands

Planning a trip to the Mall of America? Here’s a great deal on Nickelodeon Universe Unlimited Ride Wristbands – pay just $15 when you show this coupon on Mondays-Thursdays through October 5th! This is a $20.99 savings off the full price.

Yes, school is back in session, but you can still make this work, even for an evening. During the week they’re open from 10 am – 9:30 pm.


While you’re at the Mall of America, check out Fly Over America, which is also right inside Nickelodeon Universe. It’s super fun and you can get discount Fly Over America tickets HERE.

Crayola Experience Discount Tickets – Just $13.99 (Reg. $19.99)!

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 Crayola Experience discount tickets! With this special offer you can pay just $13.99 for a Crayola Experience admission ticket, a $19.99 value!

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

These Crayola Experience discount tickets will only be available for purchase for a limited time, but you can use them through December 31, 2017. Perfect for a fall or winter break activity!

Order Crayola Experience discount tickets HERE.