Restaurant Week in the Twin Cities – 10/14 to 10/19

It’s time for Restaurant Week in the Twin Cities! From October 14th to 19th, 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.

Lunds & Byerlys $15 Off $75 Coupon

Still need to do your grocery shopping for the week? Now through 10/17, you can save $15 off your purchase of $75 or more at Lunds & Byerlys! Note that you need to be a L&B Extras member to receive this offer, but it’s free to join. Limit 1 per customer.

This week’s deals include:

  • Pepin Heights Honeycrisp and SweeTango Apples – $1.99/lb
  • LaCroix Sparkling Water, 12 pk – $3.99
  • Fage Yogurt – $1
  • JonnyPops, 3 ct – Buy 1 Get 1 Free (2/$4.99)
  • and more!

Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma Warehouse Sales at Arbor Lakes This Weekend

Calling all warehouse shoppers with a free weekend! You’ll want to stop by The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove this weekend for two different sales! Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma are both having clearance sales from October 11 to 14.

Details are as follows:

Pottery Barn Warehouse Sale – October 11 to 14

Come shop Pottery Barn merchandise at 50-75% off! The selection includes furniture for nearly every room in the house, occasional collections, rugs, bedding, pillow covers, throws, botanicals and seasonal merchandise.

All sales final, no holds, and no additional discounts. Items must be picked up the day of purchase. Customers must arrange for their own furniture pickup and delivery.

Dates and Times: Thursday, October 11 – Saturday, October 13 10 am – 4 pm; Sunday, October 14 11 am – 5 pm

Location: Space F8, next to Pottery Barn and Bath & Body Works

Williams-Sonoma Warehouse Sale – October 11 to 14

  • Up to 75% off original prices
  • New markdowns taken
  • End of season closeouts
  • Amazing discounts on reduced merchandise

Dates and Times: Thursday, October 11 9 am – 4 pm; Friday, October 12 – Saturday, October 13 10 am – 4pm; Sunday, October 14 11 am – 5 pm

Location: Space B18, between Rubi Jubi and Williams-Sonoma

The Wedding Fair Minnesota Discount Tickets

Attention brides to be! Get ready and grab your The Wedding Fair Minnesota Discount Tickets before it arrives at Minneapolis Convention Center on Sunday, October 14th! If you’re determined to make your dream wedding a reality, skip all the nightmarish running around and spend a fun few hours enjoying The Wedding Fair.

Your ticket includes expert advice from nearly 200 trusted vendors, an award winning fashion show at 12:30 pm and 3 pm, and a free planning guide. The event is open from 11 am – 4 pm.

Dresses, caterers, venues, flowers, invitations … oh my. There are so many decisions to make when planning your wedding that the average couple works with at least eight different vendors — and in many cases, it’s far more than that. The Wedding Fair helps you plan the best wedding possible, with the best vendors possible, helping you plan a day that’s unique, personal and perfect for your needs. Between an amazing fashion show (included with your ticket), stellar one-on-one time with vendors and so many samples, swag and deals, this is a can’t-miss show for anyone planning a wedding. All attendees will receive a free copy of the Minnesota Wedding Guide at this event at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

Buy your tickets now and you can snag The Wedding Fair Minnesota Discount Tickets for only $7.50 (regular price is $15 in advance, $20 at the door), plus a small service fee.

Montgomery Orchard Discount Admission – Includes Corn Maze and Apple Picking

Enjoy a fun corn maze and apple picking in southern Minnesota at Montgomery Orchard and save on admission with this Groupon deal.

Plus, save an extra 20% with coupon code BEST through October 11th!

Options include:

  • $14 $17.50 for corn maze and apple picking for two – $7/person
  • $29.20 $36.50 for corn maze and apple picking for four – $7.30/person
  • $40.80 $51 for corn maze and apple picking for six – $6.80/person

The orchard is open Fridays from 1 – 6 pm, Saturdays from 10 am – 6 pm, and Sundays from 10 am – 5 pm through 10/28/18. Note that admission is free for children 5 and under. I’m not sure the amount of apples you get with this deal but it’s basically like getting free apples since admission to the corn maze alone is $6.50 – $7.75 per person.

The maze itself looks like a lot of fun! One side is shorter and takes about a half hour to complete, so it’s great for families with small children. The other side is longer, but your admission provides you access to both sides of the maze. It’s filled with fun interactive trivia questions throughout, and if you answer correctly, you’ll earn a patch at the orchard store!

Today, the crew at Montgomery Orchard hosts plenty of family friendly entertainments. They welcome visitors for self-guided tours through the beautiful prairie, and also invite them to come pluck many varieties of Minnesota apples. The six-acre corn maze is divided into two halves, with one side being shorter and well-suited for families with small children, and a second side which is longer and will require more time to complete. A cidery/winery is also on-site, allowing adults to purchase a glass of wine or participate in a tasting. Three years ago Montgomery Orchard opened Montgomery Harvest Cider and Wines. Today, they offer five authentic ciders and five specialty wines. Grab a glass, then spend the afternoon in the corn maze or picking apples.

Get your discount admission HERE!

Discount Tickets to FISH IN A TREE at Stages Theatre Company

Stages Theatre Company in Hopkins is celebrating their 35th anniversary by offering a 4-pack of tickets to evening and weekend performances of Fish in a Tree for just $35. You’ll need to order tickets online HERE and use the coupon code Fish35 to get the discount. Note that a $3 per ticket fee will be added to all orders. Parking is free.

You can also reserve your tickets by calling the box office at 952.979.1111, option 4 and mentioning the same coupon code.

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” – Albert Einstein. Sixth-grader Ally has been clever in covering up her inability to read. She feels her problem is hopeless because how can you cure dumb? Her newest teacher, Mr. Daniels, however, sees the bright and creative kid she hides and helps Ally see that her dyslexia is nothing to be ashamed of. This emotionally-charged and uplifting story highlights that everyone is more than a label and great minds don’t always think alike. Our world premiere adaptation is brought to life in our JC Studio this fall.

You may also be interested in reading the book Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt before going to the play.

*LAST DAY* FREE Coffee at Holiday Stationstores – Tuesdays through 10/9

Just a reminder – TODAY is the last day to get your free coffee!

Get your coffee fix for FREE starting today and every Tuesday through 10/9 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 5¢ 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

Minneapolis Holiday Boutique Discount Tickets – Save 50%!

Get ready to shop ’til you drop at the Minneapolis Holiday Boutique! And you can save your pennies on admission in order to spend more on the best holiday gifts for your friends and family – just order your tickets through Groupon! There’s a deal currently running where you can pay $12 for two single-day tickets. These are normally $12 apiece, making this a 2-for-1 deal!

The Minneapolis Holiday Boutique takes place November 9 – 11 at U.S. Bank Stadium. Hours are 10 am – 9 pm both Friday and Saturday, and 10 am – 5 pm Sunday. Apparently the Vikings have a bye that week. 😉

Grab your gal pals and shop til’ you drop at Ladies Night Out and revel in great music, drinks and prizes on Friday from 5-9 p.m. Create DIY gifts for friends and family, or bring your own creations home to enjoy at Make It, Take It workshops throughout the weekend. Shop custom made gifts by Midwest artisan designers and enjoy tea & cookies on Sunday from Noon to 3 p.m. and DIY activities in our artisan area. Take home a beautiful tree during the festival of trees silent auction benefiting Coats for Kids, presented by the Minneapolis Fire Dept. Get inspiration for your holiday gatherings with outdoor designer scenes and festive mannequins outfitted by Christopher Straub of Lifetime’s Project Runway.

Get your Groupon HERE!

Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy Discount Tickets – Save Up to 60%!

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.

An outlandish holiday favorite, Loyce Houlton’s Nutcracker Fantasy remains one of Minnesota’s most treasured traditions of the season. 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, guests 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!

Halloween Costumes Store Pop-Up Shops in Brooklyn Park and Minnetonka

October means Halloween costumes are ALL over the place, right? But there are SO many stores out there…how do you know which one to choose? I encourage you to check out the Halloween Costumes Store as a great place to shop for all of your Halloween costume needs.

Read on to find out more about the Halloween Costumes Store Pop-Up Shops that are now open as well as a fun in-store event happening this upcoming Saturday, October 6!


About Halloween Costumes Store

So…how is the Halloween Costumes Store different? First, they carry extended and specialty sizes that other Halloween shops won’t have. They also have costume samples on display to let you peruse the quality and details up close. And you can utilize their dressing rooms to try the costumes on before purchasing to be sure you’ve found the right fit.

The Halloween Costumes Store has created high quality costumes that are exclusive to them, so you won’t find them anywhere else! They also carry licensed properties including Star Wars, Disney Princesses, DC and Marvel superheroes, and lots more. In addition, you’ll find numerous props and accessories to complete any theme, making it a one-stop shop.

And since you’re on the Thrifty Minnesota page, you’ll probably be delighted to hear that the Halloween Costumes Store is a family-run business in Southern Minnesota! It was started in Mankato as a handmade costume rental business and has since grown to fill a 200,000-square-foot facility with over 150 employees year round.


Pop-Up Shops Locations

To get the full Halloween costume buying experience, you’ll want to visit the Halloween Costumes Store Pop-Up Shops that are now open! Locations include:

Brooklyn Park (7970 Brooklyn Blvd)

Minnetonka (12937 Ridgedale Dr)


In-Store Event – Saturday, October 6

Both stores are also having a Countdown to Halloween Celebration this Saturday, October 6 from 2 – 5 pm! Stop by either location for super fun activities for the whole family, including face painting, balloon animals, pumpkin painting, prize wheels, and costume discounts. Plus, the first 25 people through the door get a special treat!


Save 15% Online + $100 Giveaway

If you aren’t close to these pop-up stores, you can also order online with an exclusive 15% discount for Thrifty Minnesota readers! You can also enter a giveaway to win $100 to spend at

So, what are you waiting for? Check out the Halloween Costumes Store SOON!