Save 50% on Admission to Minefaire at the RiverCentre in St. Paul for Minecraft Fans!

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Minecraft fans, mark your calendars for March 17th and 18th, 2018 for Minefaire at the RiverCentre in St. Paul! A tip: save on admission by purchasing your tickets in advance via Groupon. Options include:

  • $29.50 for a one-day general-admission ticket (up to $49 value)
  • $44.50 for a one-day VIP ticket (up to $69 value)

Tickets are valid for admission either Saturday, March 17th or Sunday, March 18th. VIP tickets include 9 am early access to the event, priority seating at the Diamond Stage, a VIP bag, and a special VIP lanyard. General-admission tickets have access to the event starting at 10 am.

These prices are already a nice discount off the full ticket price, but right now you can take an additional 25% off the final price with coupon code WANT25. This means that a general-admission ticket will be just $22.12 (over 50% off) and a VIP ticket will be just $33.37 (also over 50% off).

MINEFAIRE, the Ultimate Minecraft Fan Experience, is coming to St. Paul for two days only – March 17-18, 2018.

Minecraft players and their families unite at Minefaire to meet their favorite YouTube creators, compete in tournaments and build battles, participate in the famed costume contest, witness live stage shows, learn from Official Minecraft Education Global Mentors, shop at the World’s Largest Official Minecraft Merch Store for event exclusives, and more!

Children 2 and under are free.

The Groupon offer has a limit of 8 per person, and you’ll redeem your voucher on the day of the show for a ticket at the venue box office. Get your Groupon HERE!

Cross Country Skiing at Night

Many of us look forward to Winter for one reason, the snow.  We live in Minnesota so we might as well embrace it and enjoy the winter activities right?  While cross country skiing is fun, many of us work during the day and have a hard time fitting it into our schedule.

The Three Rivers Park District has the perfect solution; skiing at night and saving money at the same time.  If you ski during evening after 6pm you can save 50% off of ski rentals.  With four different locations to choose from, it provides a nice variety of scenery. You can choose from: Cleary, Elm Creek, French or Hyland and take advantage of 50 percent off cross-country ski rental sets. View regular rental rates.

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!

Fogo de Chão Black Friday Bonus Deal!

This Black Friday you can get a tasty deal from Fogo de Chão in Minneapolis (645 Hennepin Ave.)! On November 24th, head downtown early to grab an awesome gift card deal:

· The first 100 guests who come in between 6 – 9 AM and purchase a $100 gift card will receive a free gift card for a complimentary lunch (a $34.95 value!).
· After those first 100 guests, for every $150 spent on gift cards, each guest will receive a $25 bonus gift card to enjoy.

And you might want to think about heading to Fogo de Chão for Thanksgiving itself!  On Thanksgiving Day, special menu options include:

  • Roasted Turkey Breast with Au Jus – Herb-roasted turkey breast is thinly carved by Fogo’s Gaucho chefs and served with homemade au jus.
  • Cranberry Relish – Traditional holiday flavors made from fresh Granny Smith apples, oranges and cranberries add just the right balance of sweet and tart to any plate.
  • Brazilian Sausage & Apple Dressing – Brazilian-spiced sausage is tossed with breadcrumbs and fresh green apples, then baked with savory herbs until golden brown.
  • Sweet Potato Casserole – This cooler-weather favorite combines a savory combination of butter, cinnamon and nutmeg, topped with toasted mini marshmallows (available throughout the season).

After Thanksgiving and through the holiday season, you can also enjoy a new, premium Vegas Cut New York Strip, as well as the recently introduced Cowboy Bone-in Ribeye. Both of these limited time steaks are aged over 21 days for more flavor and decadent texture.