50% Off Discount Tickets to A Wrinkle in Time at Lyric Arts in Anoka

A Wrinkle in Time has been on our minds lately due to the recent movie release. Now you and your family can see the stage version at Lyric Arts Main Street Stage in Anoka! Tickets are normally $22, but when you order through Goldstar you can get them for just $11 (plus fees).

Before it became a Hollywood blockbuster, A Wrinkle in Time was a classic YA novel about three kids who teleport across space in search of their scientist father. Now, Madeleine L’Engle’s Newbery Medal-winning tale comes to the stage in a new play from Lyric Arts in Anoka. Join Meg, Charles and Calvin as they set off with Mrs. Whatsit, Mrs. Who and Mrs. Which to rescue their father from The IT, an evil being trying to take over the universe! Together they’ll prove that love can overcome evil. Don’t miss this imaginative family adventure as it comes to life on stage.

Please note: A Wrinkle in Time is recommended for ages 8 and up. As a courtesy to other patrons, children under age 5 will not be admitted. This is a one act play running 75-80 minutes with no intermission.

Available dates and times include:

  • Friday, May 4 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 5 at 2 pm
  • Saturday, May 5 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 12 at 11 am
  • Saturday, May 12 at 2 pm
  • Sunday, May 13 at 2 pm
  • Friday, May 18 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, May 19 at 11 am
  • Saturday, May 19 at 2 pm

Get your tickets HERE!

FREE Reusable Bag at Lunds & Byerlys with $10 Purchase

Make a $10 or more purchase on your next shopping trip to Lunds & Byerlys and receive a FREE reusable bag. Print the coupon HERE and use it by 4/25/18. I love Lunds & Byerlys bags because they fold up nicely and snap closed, plus they’re pretty durable. (And yes, I take them to Aldi – no shame!)

Sales this week include:

  • Driscoll’s Raspberries (6 oz) – $2.50
  • Large Ripe Avocados – Buy 1, Get 1 Free (2/$2)
  • Earthbound Farm Organic Salads (5-7 oz) – Buy 1, Get 1 Free (2/$3.99)
  • Simply Orange Juices (52 oz) – $3
  • Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream (16 oz) – $3
  • and more!

*UPDATED* Twin Cities Spring Babies Festival 2018

Twin Cities Spring Babies Festival Updated Dates and Times

Hugging babies just feels good – especially when they’re baby animals! For the second year in a row, Twin Cities Festival is hosting a spring baby animals event in which visitors can hold and/or pet baby goats, sheep, bunnies, ducklings, chicks, and ponies!

Additional activities include a kids’ corn pit, a straw bale maze, a hayride, and a kids’ play area. For a little extra you can enjoy pony rides, inflatables, a gunny sack slide, food vendors, and more. Most of the fun is fully enclosed, so the event is open rain or shine.

Plus, on the very first day they’re open (Saturday, April 14), the first 400 children through the gate will receive a free stuffed toy bunny!

When: Saturdays and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm / April 14 & 15 (closed due to snow), April 21 & 22, April 28 & 29 and May 5 & 6 (added due to snow)

Where: Twin Cities Festival – 8001 109th Ave N in Brooklyn Park, MN

Tickets are $9 if purchased online or $10 at the gate for ages 2+. If purchasing online, use the coupon code T350 to save an extra $1, dropping the price to just $8! Kids under 24 months are free. Concessions and some activities are not included in the ticket price (see above). Be sure to dress appropriately for spring on the farm! Dogs/pets are not allowed.

Richfield Outdoor Pool Season Passes – Up to 49% Off

Richfield Pool Discount Passes

OK, so I know a large part of the state of Minnesota just got DUMPED on with snow (especially in the Twin Cities), but spring and summer will get here eventually, I promise! Here’s a deal that will help you and your family keep cool on hot summer days: save up to 49% on season passes at Richfield Outdoor Pool when you go through Groupon!

Options include:

  • $77 for Two Season Pool Passes with Two Totes ($38.50/pass)
  • $113 for Three Season Pool Passes with Three Totes ($37.67/pass)
  • $149 for Four Season Pool Passes with Four Totes ($37.25/pass)
  • $180 for Five Season Pool Passes with Five Totes ($36/pass)
  • $216 for Six Season Pool Passes with Six Totes ($36/pass)

Richfield Outdoor Pool

The Richfield Outdoor Pool has been cooling off its swimmers since 1961. The pool stretches 50 meters, inviting customers to swim laps in the two 25-yard lap lanes, play a few bouts of water volleyball, or reenact the adventures of the Venetian merchant traveler Marco Polo. There’s even a diving board and a double water slide. And the main pool is just one of the highlights. A children’s wading pool with a zero-depth entry awaits youngsters, and a concession stand complete with umbrella-covered tables gives folks a place to refuel.

The pool will be open June 8 – August 26, 2018. Infants under 1 year are free. You can pick up your pass and tote from May 29 – June 7. Get your Groupon HERE!

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore Pre-Earth Day Sale on April 21 – Save 35%!

Did you know that Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore outlets divert 940 tons of building materials from the landfill every year through donations and store recycling efforts? That’s a lot of quality goods being reused that would’ve otherwise been thrown in the trash!

In case you’re not familiar with these outlets, Twin Cities Habitat ReStore locations offer quality, affordable building supplies, home furnishings, and appliances. By saving, redistributing and upcycling items that have a lot of life left in them, they’re able to eliminate unnecessary waste and help our environment. Plus, sales from local ReStore outlets help build Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity homes for families!

Later this month, Twin Cities Habitat ReStore home improvement outlets will be hosting a pre-Earth Day sale at their Minneapolis (2700 Minnehaha Avenue) and New Brighton (510 County Rd D West) locations. During the one-day sale, you can save 30% OFF everything in the stores! This sale will take place on Saturday, April 21 from 10 am – 4 pm.

Plus, you can use this coupon to save an extra 5% for a total of 35% off! You can print it or just show it on your phone at checkout.

You can celebrate Earth Day just about every day (they’re open Tues-Sat) by shopping at Twin Cities Habitat ReStore locations. Inventory is always changing, so it’s worth making regular visits.

Twin Cities Habitat for Humanity ReStore is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax-deductible. One hundred percent of proceeds from the home improvement outlets go to support their local mission of affordable housing.

PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen at Target Center April 20 + Reader Giveaway

UPDATE: This even has been moved to Friday, April 20th (due to Timberwolves playoff game).

We may no longer be able to see Prince himself live in concert, but there is a unique experience coming up you may want to take note of: Prince’s Paisley Park in Chanhassen, Minnesota has announced a special concert event titled PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen to be held Saturday, April 20 at 8 pm at Target Center!

The concert will feature newly remastered and never-before-released audio and video of Prince accompanied live on the Target Center stage by a super-group of musicians who performed alongside Prince throughout his legendary career.

The live experience will showcase Prince in his own inimitable sound and style, highlighting the incendiary energy he brought to each performance. With the event, Paisley Park looks to welcome even more of the passionate Prince fan community into a live music event celebrating his iconic artistry and the hit songs that captivated generations of fans.

Tickets are on sale at the Target Center box office, online at TargetCenter.com or by calling 888-9-AXS-TIX.

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Minnesota reader will win a pair of tickets to PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen at Target Center on April 20 at 8 pm! To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 4/17/18. Good luck!

PRINCE: Live on the Big Screen Tickets Giveaway

50% (or More) Off Fajita & Margarita Cruise on the St. Croix River

Looking for a cheap date night? Consider Afton Hudson Cruise Lines’ Faijta & Margarita Cruise. This cruise takes places Tuesdays and Wednesdays from May – September. You’ll cruise down the scenic St. Croix River and enjoy the sites while dining on a delicious buffet brought to you by the chefs at the Afton House Inn. You can also enjoy 2 for 1 margaritas on board!

This cruise is normally priced at $44 per adult, but right now you can buy through Groupon for just $22. Even better, through April 11 you can use the coupon code SALE3 to drop the price to just $17.60! I think that’s a great value considering the sights you’ll see, plus all you’ll get with the buffet:

  • Chicken and pork carnitas layered with onions and peppers
  • Flour and corn tortillas
  • Black beans
  • Spanish rice
  • Chips and salsa and all of the toppings

Boarding starts at 5:45 pm and the cruise goes from 6:15 – 8:30 pm. Please note: You’ll need to buy your Groupon, then call in advance to confirm your reservation. There is a limit of 5 per person and 1 voucher per customer, per visit. Your Groupon expires July 31, 2018.

Dunn Brothers Coffee – BOGO Beverages on Wednesdays in April

Calling all coffee fans! Every Wednesday in April you can get a BOGO deal on prepared beverages at Dunn Brothers Coffee when you present this offer or mention the offer code 10180. 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 $3 credit when you download the app and register for an account!

St. Paul Saints Baseball Discount Tickets

St. Paul Saints Baseball Discount Tickets

I know, I know…there’s snow on the ground, but it IS spring and time to think about baseball! If you’re planning to go to a St. Paul Saints game this spring/summer, don’t pay full price for your tickets – save by getting St. Paul Saints Baseball Discount Tickets through Goldstar. They have tickets for select games from 5/22-7/9 for $9 apiece + a service fee of $3.25 (so $12.25 total).

These tickets are for the Outfield Reserved section (regular price $14 – periwinkle in the diagram above).

You can always just get berm admission for $5 apiece at the gate, but the view isn’t as good (obviously). The berm is a large grassy hill located above the bullpen, behind left field (see the picture at the top of this post for a view from the berm). There is a limit of 8 tickets per person for berm tickets.

Catching an MLB game at a big stadium is great, but there’s a special kind of fun you have from watching pro baseball in a more intimate setting — especially if that setting is beautiful CHS Field and the team is the St. Paul Saints. Part of the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball, the Saints play the game at a thrillingly high level, with a roster that includes young players on their way up to the big leagues. Come out and enjoy a fun night of baseball against the backdrop of the beautiful downtown St. Paul skyline while sipping on local brews and snacking on tasty local bites.

Get your tickets HERE!

Lunds & Byerlys: Ben & Jerry’s Ice Cream Just 99¢ – Today Only!

Today only (Friday, 3/30), Lunds & Byerlys is having a flash sale on Ben & Jerry’s ice cream! Show this coupon to get a pint for just 99¢, limit 1. No minimum purchase is necessary.

Other Lunds & Byerlys deals happening this week:

  • Tender Green Bunch Asparagus – $1.79/lb
  • Starbucks Coffee and Tazo Tea K-Cups – $6.99
  • Kraft Shredded and Sliced Cheeses – $2
  • Bake-at-Home Baguette – 99¢ with this coupon and $10 purchase
  • All Wines – Buy 1, Get 1 Half Off