Kwik Trip: Karuba Gold Drinks for 99¢ – Daily from 3-7 pm Through 11/22

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Swing by Kwik Trip for Karuba Gold Happy Hour from 3-7 pm each day now through Thursday, 11/22. You’ll be able to get any size Karuba Gold Genuine Espresso beverage for just $0.99!

Note that you’ll need to swipe your Kwik Rewards Card to redeem this offer (it’s free to join).

Let’s Dish Groupon: Save on Freezer Meals for the Family

Woohoo! I’m so excited to share this deal with you as I LOVE Let’s Dish! It’s a great meal solution for busy families, especially this time of year. Right now through Groupon you can save up to 32% on their freezer meals, plus get a $20 gift card to spend on an additional purchase!

Plus, save an extra 20% with coupon code SAVE through 11/16 (that’s today)!

Here’s how the Groupon deal breaks down:

  • $76 $95 for Four Family-Sized Preassembled Dish-n-Dash Meals and $20 Gift Card {Early Bird Pricing}
  • $87.20 $109 for Four Family-Sized Preassembled Dish-n-Dash Meals and $20 Gift Card

After you purchase your Groupon, you’ll place an online order for four customized, freezer-ready Dish-n-Dash meals and then pick up the order in-store. Each meal has four to six servings and can be split in half upon request. There are five locations: Apple Valley, Blaine, Eden Prairie, Maple Grove, and Woodbury.

You’ll also receive a $20 gift card when you show up to pick up your order. This gift card can be redeemed for ready-made items from the store’s retail case (they usually have sides or desserts along with entrees), applied toward future sessions, or given as a gift.

Get your Groupon HERE!

IKEA FAMILY Local Perks – 40% Off Sea Life Admission + More!

Twin Cities folks – did you know that your IKEA FAMILY card offers you local discounts as well as exclusive product discounts and special offers at IKEA? It’s true! I’m not sure how long they’ve been doing this, but they’re currently offering 40% off Sea Life admission, free youth admission to the American Swedish Institute, and more.

All you have to do is show your free IKEA FAMILY card. Don’t have one? You can sign up here for one or at IKEA, of course. Current discounts include:

SEA LIFE at Mall of America – 40% off General Admission

Show your IKEA Family card at SEA LIFE to save 40% on general admission tickets! You can also order online and enter the first six digits of your IKEA FAMILY number as the promo code. Offer valid through 12/31/18.

Trevls Tesla Rental – 15% Off

Want to try out the new Tesla? Save 15% on a Tesla rental car – just enter the first six digits of your IKEA FAMILY number as the promo code when booking online. Offer valid through 12/31/18.

vomFASS Cooking Classes – 50% Off

Try out a vomFASS cooking class and show your IKEA Family card to receive 50% off your registration. Offer valid through 12/31/18.

American Swedish Institute – Free Youth Admission

Show your IKEA Family card at the American Swedish Institute to receive one free Youth admission with purchase of one Adult admission. Offer valid through 12/31/18.

Free $5 Reward Card for Every $25 Purchase of Davanni’s Gift Cards

Once again this year, you can get a FREE $5 Davanni’s Reward Card for every $25 in gift cards that you buy. If you want, you can even order DAVANNI’S gift cards online. Note that you’ll need to use the $5 Reward Card between 1/1/19 and 3/31/19.

Disney On Ice 100 Years of Magic Discount Tickets – Xcel Energy Center

Little Disney fans and their grown-ups are in for a treat when Disney On Ice presents 100 Years of Magic at the Xcel Energy Center next month!

More than 50 of your favorite Disney characters from 14 beloved stories take the ice in this celebration of 100 Years of Magic. Mouse-ter of Ceremonies Mickey Mouse, sweetheart Minnie Mouse, Donald Duck, Goofy and Disney Princesses including Cinderella, Rapunzel, Ariel, Snow White, and Tiana will be there to join the party.

Sing along to more than 30 unforgettable songs including “Let It Go,” “You’ve Got a Friend in Me,” and “Hakuna Matata,” and thrill to exciting moments from Disney/Pixar’s Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Disney’s The Lion King, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, Frozen and more, providing the whole family with memories to last a lifetime at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul.

Order your tickets now through Goldstar and save BIG! Tickets start as low as $18, plus service and agency fees. Goldstar has tickets available for shows on Friday, December 7 at 7 pm; Saturday, December 8 at 7 pm; and Sunday, December 9 at 5 pm.

Free MN State Parks Vehicle Permit for Active Military Personnel

Did you know that military families get in FREE to all Minnesota state parks and recreation areas? It’s true! In 2017 the Minnesota legislature approved a statute to provide FREE year-round vehicle permits to active military personnel in any branch or unit of the United States Armed Forces and veterans with a service-related disability.

These vehicle permits are normally $35 for a full year and provide qualifying military families unlimited access to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas. To apply, present valid military ID at any staffed state park and let the park attendant know your military status.

Annual Bags, Bows and Boxes Warehouse Sale


Each fall and spring I head to my favorite warehouse sale to stock up on bags, envelopes and wrapping paper.  The awesome Bags, Bows and Boxes Gage warehouse sale is located in Shakopee near Canterbury Park.   The bright yellow signs point you in the right direction when you get close.

C L O S E O U T!  1st Quality!


Giftwrap, Jewelry & Gift Boxes
Gift Bags & Tissue
Favor Boxes, Ribbons & Bows
Paper Plates & Napkins
Basket Making Wrap & Shred
 Bakery Boxes  & Goodie Bags
Wine Bags & Boxes
Save 40-80% off retail!

The sale happens in the fall and again in the spring on select weekends:


November 16th-18th

November 30th-December 2nd


March 29-31

April 5-7

April 11-13

You can also check their FB page or website for hours and possible short notice pop up sales. 


Davanni’s: Free Solo Pizza and Pop for Veterans and Active Service Members

To celebrate Veterans Day, Davanni’s is offering a FREE Solo 1-Item Pizza and a Regular Pop for all veterans and active service members! Offer is valid Sunday, November 11th only; must show proof of service.

Military Promotion at Minnesota Zoo


Sunday, November 11th is Veterans Day, a time we honor and thank our veterans, present and past, who have served our country. Many places are offering discounts and free items on Sunday, including the Minnesota Zoo which has a military promotion from now through January 1st.

November 11, 2018 – January 1, 2019
Minnesota Zoo
Military personnel receive free admission, free parking, and half-price admission for family members.

SSA Gift Shops
Military personnel receive 20% discount on purchases, excluding promotional and clearance items.

Lancer Food Service
Military personnel receive 20% discount on food purchases, excluding free-standing kiosks and alcohol.

IMAX Theatre
Show your military ID at the IMAX Theatre box office to receive $12 Hollywood Feature tickets or one (1) free ticket for an IMAX Documentary. No further discounts apply.


Try Hockey for Free Day – Saturday, November 10th


Try Hockey for Free Day is Saturday, November 10, 2018! USA Hockey and over 500 local programs across the country will encourage kids ages 4 to 9 to come to a local participating rink and try youth hockey as part of the NHL’s Come Play Hockey Month. All locations have a limited amount of equipment available for use.

To find the closest location to you, visit the Minnesota Hockey website and scroll down to see the map of participating locations. Click the link to find time/location information and to register.