Rod Stewart at Xcel Energy Center – Discount Tickets

Rod Stewart with special guest Cyndi Lauper is coming to Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul August 15th and right now you can order discount tickets starting at $59!

With two of the most distinctive voices in music, Rod Stewart and Cyndi Lauper have each racked up tons of culture-changing hit songs, not to mention sustaining long-lasting and varied careers that’ve taken them through almost every genre there is — from pop to rock to jazz to country to Broadway to the Great American Songbook. So make sure you’re at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul when these consummate entertainers hit the stage.

With his signature growl, narrative songwriting and passionate live performances, Stewart has amassed sales of more than 200 million albums worldwide, along with countless chart-topping hits and industry accolades — including two inductions into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Lauper, meanwhile, is three-quarters of her way to an EGOT — with two Grammys, an Emmy and a Tony under her belt. First breaking through in the ’80s with pop classics like “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” and “Time After Time,” Lauper blew Broadway away with the hit musical Kinky Boots in 2013.

Find discount tickets HERE.

Discount Tickets for Evenings at The Bakken: Art in the Garden

Now’s your chance to check out The Bakken Museum! We found a great deal on discount tickets for their upcoming event: Art in the Garden on Thursday, June 21st from 5:30 – 9 pm.

The Bakken is a hidden gem, located in a mostly residential area in South Minneapolis. On occasion they offer adult-only events like this one, a time to learn about science without the kids. There are half-price tickets available through Goldstar which will get you in for $6 (reg. $12), plus service fees.

The best party of the summer is coming up soon at The Bakken Museum. Head to Art in the Garden, an evening soiree that lets you discover the natural beauty of the museum’s distinct garden spaces.

Grab a drink and have your own picnic on the green roof as you create artsy items inspired by the flora on the Minneapolis museum’s grounds. There’ll be a Crop Art Station for those of you looking to practice your seed skills before the State Fair, a plant stamp postcard you can send to someone special and a community art studio where you can let the watercolors flow and make something unique.

MollieRae Miller will use her skills with acrylic paint and stenciling to help you create some native plant-inspired window art. Market Science will also be on-hand to share leaf pigment and chromatography science.

The Chalk Art Cars will be there for all of your automobile-arts needs and the Science Museum of Minnesota will have watercolor bots for that extra mechanical artsy feel.

With beer and wine to sip on and food from Gastrotruck and Olivia’s Organic Café, there will be plenty of fun for you and your crew to enjoy.

Get your discount tickets HERE!

*IT’S BACK* Como Town Discount Tickets – Save 50%!

We grab this Como Town deal from Star Tribune Steals every year! It’s a great way to plan ahead for a fun summer day at both Como Zoo AND Como Town!  Right now you can get 2 all-day wristbands and 1 Pluck a Duck game for $23.45 ($46.90 Value).

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Located adjacent to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Como Town Amusement Park is a family-fun amusement park for kids ages 2 to 12. Enjoy more than 18 rides and attractions including all-time favorites and new, interactive rides that can’t be found anywhere else in the upper Midwest.

Our family always has SO MUCH fun at Como Town. It’s a small park, but they pack a lot of fun into that small space. My favorite ride is the scrambler, but we all like the bumper cars too. Plus, once you’re done at Como Town (or before) you’re right next door to Como Zoo where you can spend a few hours exploring the animal exhibits.

Voucher is good through the end of the 2018 Season. ORDER HERE

Cub Foods $10 Off $50 + 50¢ Deal Every Thursday

Planning to do some grocery shopping in the next few days? Now through 6/16, you can save $10 off your in-store purchase of $50 or more* at Cub Foods! You’ll need to add this offer to your My Cub Rewards card and have the cashier scan your card before you check out.

Also, don’t forget that Cub Foods is celebrating 50 years with a new 50¢ deal every Thursday! Today’s deal (6/14) is for Essential Everyday Ice Cream Square (56 oz).** Add it to your card today to use through Wednesday, 6/20.

*Offer is valid with a $50 purchase or more in-store purchase requirement. Must clip offer to My Cub Rewards account to receive discount. Discount taken at register. Limit one discount per family per visit. Excludes fuel, fresh milk, pharmacy, beer, wine, spirits, lottery, gift certificates and gift cards, free product offers, stamps, MoneyGram, Rug Doctor rentals, tobacco and sales tax. Cannot be combined with a similar store offer. Limit 1 coupon per customer. Valid at all Cub grocery locations. One time use only.

**One (1) Cub 50th 50 cent deal redemption per customer, per transaction. Discounted price will be reflected at register. Limit of 1 item can be redeemed with single coupon.

Minnesota Twins Tickets Available Through Groupon

This year for Father’s Day, why not gift Dad a home run? Order him some Minnesota Twins tickets, now available through Groupon!

You can easily filter by dates and/or opponent to find tickets for dates you’re sure you can make (and teams you want to see). You also can try out your seat virtually to see what the view from your seat will look like. Get your tickets HERE.

Also, don’t forget about our roundup of Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Minnesota Dads! Many of these would still work for last-minute gifts.

Great Wolf Lodge (Bloomington) – As Low As $85/Night + Extra 10% Off!

Yay! I’m so excited to share with you that the new Great Wolf Lodge in Bloomington is now available on Groupon for discounted stays! With this Groupon, you and your family will be able to stay overnight with daily water park passes for as low as $99 per night!

Options include:

  • $99+/night – Deluxe Bunk Bed Suite
  • $85+/night – Deluxe Bunk Bed Suite (2 night minimum)
  • $109+/night – Family Suite
  • $129+/night – Queen Cabin Suite

Note that these are the starting prices; your price may vary depending on which night you choose. Select dates are available from June 15th to July 31st.

Plus, you can save an extra 10% off these prices with coupon code SALE3 through June 13th! Note that there is a $30 maximum discount with the extra 10% off code.

The heart and soul of Great Wolf Lodge Bloomington is its 75,000-square-foot indoor water park. Splashy rides such as River Canyon Run—a four-story raft water slide—and a zero-depth-entry wave pool with 3-foot swells surround the park’s iconic hub: a four-story treehouse with a 1,000-gallon tipping bucket. Younger kids will have a blast with the gentle spray features of Cub Paw Pool.

The water park, which hovers around 84 degrees all year long, isn’t the resort’s only family-friendly activity. You’ll also find an arcade with more than 100 games and Scooops Boutique, where visitors can get fun nail polish and glitter tattoos.

  • Extended and exclusive water park access: You can enter the water park at 1 pm on the day you check in and stay until close on the day you check out (essentially 2 days’ water park admission). And since there are no day passes for outside visitors, resort guests have exclusive access and won’t get stuck in long lines.
  • Family-friendly fun: The resort has games and activities for kids of all ages. Explore options by age group here.
  • Hands-on crafts and activities such as face painting and balloon twisting during the Lunch Time Lineup can keep kids entertained when they want a break from the water park action.
  • Roomy suites comfortably sleep up to six guests. Some suites offer extra privacy with enclosed bunk beds.
  • Fuel up with food and drinks at eight restaurants and snack bars.
  • Add a Paw Pass or Pup Pass to your stay to enjoy kid-friendly activities and sweets at Creation Station, Oliver’s Mining Co., and more at a discounted rate. See everything that’s included—as well as other available packages—here (additional fees apply).
  • Safety first: Complimentary life jackets in multiple sizes and trained lifeguards help keep families safe and secure.
  • Distance from Minneapolis: 10 miles

Great Wolf Adventure Park

Besides the water park, don’t forget that there is plenty of dry fun, too! Great Wolf Adventure Park is filled with activities and experiences that are fun for the whole family. There are lots of active experiences to work off that never-ending kid energy and ways for them to put their thinking caps on, too. Check out our crew’s experience with Great Wolf Adventure Park in Bloomington to see what they have to offer!

This offer is only available for a limited time, so get your Groupon HERE!

Dunn Brothers Coffee – 50% Off Summer Beverages

Give the new summer beverages at Dunn Brothers a try and you’ll save 50%! Choose from the Creamy Coconut Nirvana or the Caramelized Almond Latte. Just present this coupon (offer code 10143) to the barista between 6/12/18 and 6/14/18. Find a Dunn Brothers Coffee near you.

And if you don’t already have the Dunn Brothers Coffee Rewards App, sign up here to get a $2 credit when you first download the app.

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Minnesota Dads

Still looking for that perfect Father’s Day gift? If the dad on your list is a Minnesotan, we’ve got a great roundup here of gifts for Minnesota dads – 30 different ideas, all priced at $30 or less!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect experience gift, sports fan gear, or even just a funny t-shirt, you’re sure to find something of interest in this list. Enjoy!

Father’s Day Gift Ideas for Minnesota Dads

Amazing MN: State Rankings & Unusual Information (Hardcover) by Lee Lynch – $23

Distillery Tour and Tasting for Two or Four with Souvenir Glasses (Isanti) – $12 or $20

NFL History of the Minnesota Vikings DVD – $9.52

One Oil Change and Tire Rotation at Baraka Auto Center (Minneapolis) – $19

Lake Superior Cocktail Glass – $8

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Groupon Deals at MOA – Amazing Mirror Maze, GameWorks, Sea Life Minnesota + More!

Mall of America Groupon Deals

Before your next trip to the Mall of America, you’ll definitely want to check out Groupon for savings on some of their attractions! The Mall of America is a fantastic destination for both out-of-towners and locals. There is just SO much to do and see!

We’ve rounded up all of the Mall of America Groupon deals we could find, including everything from the Amazing Mirror Maze to GameWorks to Sea Life Minnesota. Enjoy!

Amazing Mirror Maze

  • $10 for a mirror-maze adventure for two
  • $20 for a mirror-maze adventure for four
  • $30 for a mirror-maze adventure for six
  • $64 for a party package for up to twelve

Nestled within the third floor of Mall of America, the Amazing Mirror Maze’s twisting, reflective paths wind through a 2,500-square-foot labyrinth brimming with disorienting mirrors arranged beneath archways flecked with colorful diamonds. These endless passageways fade into the distance, reflected eternally to befuddle guests and throw off internal navigation systems.

The Big Ticket Adventure Pass

  • $80 for The Big Ticket Adventure Pass for One Child
  • $89 for The Big Ticket Adventure Pass for One Adult

The Big Ticket is a three-day pass that provides 30% savings on the following Mall of America and Twin Cities attractions:

  • Nickelodeon Universe® (Mall of America)
  • SEA LIFE® Minnesota Aquarium (Mall of America)
  • Science Museum of Minnesota®
  • Minnesota Zoo
  • IMAX® Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo
  • FlyOver America (Mall of America)
  • Crayola® Experience (Mall of America)

Once your attraction pass has been acknowledged at the first attraction, you will have three days, including that day, to visit the attractions. Each attraction can only be visited once within the three days (note: three days does not necessarily mean 72 hours).

GameWorks

  • $20 for an all-day game pass for one and a $20 game card

Each all-day pass grants a single user unlimited access to hundreds of arcade games, valid from the first swipe until the arcade closes that day. The GameWorks venues are family entertainment centers that offer a unique combination of games, food and sports for the whole family. Our goal is to provide families with a premiere entertainment and gaming experience in a safe and welcoming environment.

Professor Bellows Old Time Photos

  • $19 for an old-time-style photo session with 8”x10” print for up to two people
  • $35 for an old-time-style photo session with 8”x10” print for up to four people
  • $46 for an old-time-style photo session with 8”x10” print for up to six people

Rick Bronson’s House Of Comedy Shows

  • $11 for general admission any Wednesday, Thursday, or Sunday show
  • $16 for general admission any Friday show

Sea Life Minnesota

  • $14.99 for Admission for One Child Ages 3-12: Valid Monday-Friday
  • $19.99 for Admission for One Adult Ages 13+: Valid Monday-Friday
  • $15.99 for Admission for One Child Ages 3-12: Valid Any Day
  • $21.99 for Admission for One Adult Ages 13+: Valid Any Day

Travel around the world’s amazing oceans with just one ticket to SEA LIFE. Family and friends explore the 1.3 million gallon aquarium featuring thousands of sea creatures around every turn. Seahorses and jellyfish swim around in breathtaking fashion, and so does other marine life. A 300ft long ocean tunnel, simulates the experience of walking across the ocean floor. 9ft long Sand Tiger Sharks roam overhead and flash their menacing teeth while giant rescued sea turtles come face to flipper with you.

Smaaash

  • $18 for Go Kart Experience for One; Valid Monday–Thursday
  • $35 for Go Kart Experience for Two; Valid Monday–Thursday
  • $65 for Go Kart Experience for Four; Valid Monday–Thursday
  • $89 for Go Kart Experience for Six; Valid Monday–Thursday
  • $19 for Three Active or Virtual Reality Games Plus Laser Tag for One Person
  • $35 for Three Active or Virtual Reality Games Plus Laser Tag for Two Person
  • $65 for Three Active or Virtual Reality Games Plus Laser Tag for Four Person
  • $92 for Three Active or Virtual Reality Games Plus Laser Tag for Six Person

Located with the modern marvel that is the Mall of America, SMAAASH and its 40,000 square feet center offers visitors an array of ways to have fun. Their multilevel go-kart track features electric go-karts, and more than a dozen virtual reality experiences help guests immerse themselves in another world, whether they’re fighting back hordes of zombies or balancing 500 feet above sea level with only a narrow plank to walk across tall buildings. Food and drinks are available on-site to keep kids and adults alike partying throughout the day.

Class for One, Two, or Four at vomFass

  • $19 for Class for One
  • $35 for Class for Two
  • $64 for Class for Four

Classes include demonstration with opportunities for hands-on participation, as well as samples of the recipes made during the class, take-home recipes, and pairing ideas. Cooking, wine appreciation, or spirit appreciation classes are available. If desired, alternative dietary needs can be addressed during the class if mentioned at registration.

Como Town Discount Tickets through Groupon

Planning a trip to Como Town this summer? Right now you can get 2 unlimited-ride wristbands, 2 Soaring Eagle zip rides, 2 temporary tattoos, and 2 Pluck-A-Duck games for $40.25 ($57.90 value) through Groupon! (PS – We saw a similar deal last month for less, but that deal is no longer available.)

Plus, through 6/13 you can save an extra 20% with coupon code SALE3 – that drops the price to just $32.20!

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Located adjacent to Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, Como Town Amusement Park is a family-fun amusement park for kids ages 2 to 12. Enjoy more than 18 rides and attractions including all-time favorites and new, interactive rides that can’t be found anywhere else in the upper Midwest.

Our family always has SO MUCH fun at Como Town. It’s a small park, but they pack a lot of fun into that small space. My favorite ride is the scrambler, but we all like the bumper cars too. Plus, once you’re done at Como Town (or before) you’re right next door to Como Zoo where you can spend a few hours exploring the animal exhibits.

Voucher is good through the end of the 2018 Season. ORDER HERE