Get $50 for Your Old Refrigerator or Freezer from Xcel Energy

Got an old, but still functioning fridge or freezer to get rid of? Through May 31, 2019, the Xcel Energy Refrigerator Recycling Program has increased the amount of their incentive to $50! (It’s normally $35.)

To participate in the program, you must:

  • Be an Xcel Energy residential electric customer
  • Have an account number
  • Own an operational* 10-30 cubic foot refrigerator/freezer to be picked up from the address listed on your account.

*Operational is defined as being capable of cooling/freezing.

To qualify for the bonus rebate, you must call (800-599-5795) or sign up online by May 31. Units must be picked up no later than June 30, 2019. You’ll need to plug in your fridge or freezer the night before the pickup date to show that it is operational.

Xcel will pick up your refrigerator or freezer and recycle it for free, and they’ll also throw in two free LED light bulbs for you to use in your home. Within four weeks after pickup, you’ll receive a $50 rebate check in the mail.

Free Tuesday Nights at Minnesota History Center

Minnesota History Center (St. Paul)

Looking for something to do tonight and need to get out of the house? How about a visit to the Minnesota History Center? Tuesday afternoons and evenings are free from 3 – 8 pm.  If you can’t make it tonight, put it on your calendar for a different Tuesday evening.

If Tuesday evenings don’t work for you, admission is still quite reasonable and ranges from $6 – $12. Don’t forget that sixth graders get a FREE MN History Pass (but you’ll need to request it a few weeks in advance). The Minnesota History Center really is a great place for visitors of all ages.

Explore Minnesota through museum exhibits that feature large-scale objects, hands-on experiences and multimedia presentations. At the Library, access the Society’s vast collections, uncover your house’s history, or trace your family’s heritage.

Richfield Outdoor Pool Season Passes – Up to 59% Off

Richfield Pool Discount Passes

Keep yourself and your family cool on hot summer days and save up to 49% on season passes at Richfield Outdoor Pool when you go through Groupon!

Plus, use the coupon code SALE3 through 5/22 to save an extra 20%!

Options include:

  • $61.60 $77 for Two Season Pool Passes with Two Totes ($30.80/pass)
  • $90.40 $113 for Three Season Pool Passes with Three Totes ($30.13/pass)
  • $119.20 $149 for Four Season Pool Passes with Four Totes ($29.80/pass)
  • $144 $180 for Five Season Pool Passes with Five Totes ($28.80/pass)
  • $172.80 $216 for Six Season Pool Passes with Six Totes ($28.80/pass)

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 traveller 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 7 – August 25, 2019. Infants under 1 year are free. You can pick up your pass and tote from May 28 – June 6. Get your Groupon HERE!

The Minnesota All-Star Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Festival – Discount Tickets

Love craft beer, wine, and/or cocktails AND the Minnesota Twins? Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 14th for the Minnesota All-Star Craft Beer, Wine and Cocktail Festival at Target Field!

Plus, if you grab your tickets NOW through Goldstar you can get them at a discount! Early bird admission is normally $39.95, but through Goldstar you’ll pay $29.95 + a service fee. Choose from Session 1 (12:30 – 4:30 pm) or Session 2 (7 – 11 pm).



Your ticket gets you unlimited samples of craft beer, wine, and cocktails as well as a keepsake sampling glass, live entertainment, games, and more! Plus, you’ll get TWO Twins games tickets with each festival registration you purchase! These Twins games tickets are valid for select Twins games on June 25, August 6, August 20, September 8, September 10-11, September 16-18, and September 22. (More information will be in the email you receive after making your purchase.)

On Saturday, September 14, 2019, Target Field, home of the Minnesota Twins, will be the host for Minnesota’s largest and most popular craft beer, wine, and cocktail festival ever featuring hundreds of different brands at the iconic Target Field! Guests will be treated to unlimited samples of hundreds of amazing craft beer, wine, and cocktail brands from around the world that will be showcased throughout the ballpark, enjoy multiple live entertainment & DJ’s, receive a keepsake sampling glass, enjoy tons of games (think giant Jenga, Connect Four, Cornhole, Hula Hooping, and much more), receive tickets to a 2019 Twins game*, a free ride to/from the festival from MetroTransit, free admission to the official after party, sampling glasses, giveaways, activities, other all-star product vendors, and expedited super-quick entry through the gates! Plus, you will also be able to have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to experience the ballpark like never before by being able to walk the warning track around the entire playing field and get a professional photo in The Twins dugout!

Get your discount tickets HERE!

Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen – Fun Mississippi River and Lake Minnetonka Cruises!


We have so many great bodies of water here in Minnesota which makes for lots of warm weather fun and enjoyment. To me there are few things more peaceful than being out on the water with the wind blowing through my hair.

Enjoy a fun date night or girls/guys night with a fun Mississippi River or Lake Minnetonka cruise from Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen. Right now they have several cruise options available at a discount on Groupon in which you can save up to 47%!

Here are the different options available:

  • $26 for Sightseeing Cruise on the Mississippi River or Lake Minnetonka for Two (1 1/2 hours)
  • $45 for Happy Hour and Pizza Cruise for Two (2 hours)
  • $46 for Margarita Monday Cruise for Two (2 hours)
  • $46 for Taco Tuesday Cruise for Two (2 hours)
  • $79 for Craft Beer and Wine Cruise for Two (2 hours)

strongly recommend you check their calendar in advance to see what dates they have available for the cruise you’d like to take before purchasing your Groupon.

Since 1985, the experienced captains and crew at Paradise Charter Cruises & Minneapolis Queen have been shepherding guests along the azure surfaces of Lake Minnetonka and the Mississippi River. Their fleet of five vessels steers customers around the area while accommodating them with full-height glass windows, enclosed outer decks, full bar and restaurant options, and karaoke performances by prize-winning big-mouth bass. Boats glide along the coastline of Lake Minnetonka, catching sights of small lakeside towns, and down the Mississippi River to the backdrop of the Minneapolis skyline, Saint Anthony Falls, and the setting sun.

Once you make your purchase, you’ll need to book your cruise online. The promotional value of the Groupon expires 10/6/19 and these cruises operate in all weather conditions.

Get your Groupon HERE!

Valleyfair: Everyone Pays Kids Price ($35) Through 6/30

I know that the weather we’re having this weekend isn’t particularly fantastic, but at least it will be relatively short-lived and we can get back to spring and summer fun soon!

Head to Valleyfair before June 30th and save as everyone will pay kids price ($35) at Valleyfair when you buy your tickets online! That’s a $20 savings off the front gate price of $55. Note that taxes and fees will apply.

BUT…if you can plan your visit for a Sunday, the price is even better – just $29.99 for admission AND parking (plus taxes and fees)! Note that Valleyfair will be closed to the public Sunday, June 2nd for a private event.

If you can’t go before June 30th, no worries – you can still get a discount! Get Valleyfair discount tickets through this link any time. If you’re planning to visit multiple times this summer, you can consider a Valleyfair Gold Season pass for $89. And of course, don’t forget about the FREE Pre-K Pass for kiddos ages 3 to 5.

Valleyfair New Foods for 2019

Lunds & Byerlys 99¢ Picnic Sale!

It’s time to plan some outdoor meals – Lunds & Byerlys is having a 99¢ Picnic Sale! They have deals on everything you need for a picnic or backyard barbecue with some great prices. These deals are all available while supplies last through May 22, 2019.

I have to say that my favorite thing on this list are the Lunds & Byerlys Kettle Chips – the Chipotle Ranch style is amazingly delicious! The rest of the items in the picnic sale include:

L&B Fresh All-Natural Brats and Sausages – 99¢ ea.
4 oz. (Save $1 ea.)

L&B Fresh 85% Lean Premium Ground Beef Patties – 99¢ ea.
4 oz. (Save 70¢ ea.)

Village Hearth Classic Hamburger and Hot Dog Buns – 99¢
8 count – Limit 2 (Save $2.50)

Bi-Color Sweet Corn – 3/99¢
Limit 6 (Save $1.38 on 3)

Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue and Buffalo Wing Sauces – 99¢
16-18 oz. – Limit 1 (Save $2.50)

Lunds & Byerlys Kettle Chips – 99¢
8 oz. – Limit 1 (Save $2)

Heinz Ketchup – 99¢
20 oz. – Limit 1 (Save $1.80)

Bush’s Grillin’ and Baked Beans – 99¢ (Extras Members Only)
16-28 oz. – Limit 1

Simply Fruit Punches and Ades – 99¢ (Extras Members Only)
52 oz. – Limit 1

WE Fest Country Music Festival (Detroit Lakes) – Discount Admission

Has WE Fest Country Music Festival been on your bucket list for this summer? Get your tickets now through Goldstar and save BIG!

WE Fest is held at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, MN. This year’s dates are August 1st through 3rd. Options include:

  • $112 for general admission (reg. $160) – also available via Groupon
  • $182.50 for reserved seating – reserved blue (reg. $365)
  • $215 for reserved seating – reserved blue + camp access (reg. $430)

Each of these options also includes a small service fee of $3-$5, but this is much smaller than the service fee you’ll pay if you go directly through the WE Fest website. (Seriously…the fee for general admission through their website is $21.65!!!!!!)

WE Fest has been at the pinnacle of country music festivals for nearly four decades. The festival hosts tens of thousands of fans every August at Soo Pass Ranch in Detroit Lakes, where countless country legends have performed. This year’s line up includes Chris Stapleton, Keith Urban, Brooks & Dunn, Billy Currington, Jake Owen, Jamey Johnson, Big & Rich, LeAnn Rimes & so many more. Fans from all over the region come to WE Fest for the ultimate summer weekend, immersing themselves in the massive camping and country music party.

Get your discount tickets HERE and get ready to party!

Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest Minneapolis – Half Price Discount Tickets

Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest Minneapolis – Half Price Discount Tickets

The Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest is coming to the Minneapolis Convention Center May 18-19, 2019. At the event, you can sample a wide assortment of free food samples from over 90 exhibitors and check out the ongoing presentations and lectures from celiac and nutrition experts, as well as cooking demos from world-class chefs with a gluten-free diet in mind.

The show is all about helping consumers make living gluten-free easier. Whether you’re thinking about going gluten-free or you’re a gluten-free pro looking for new products and ideas, the Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest has something for everyone.

Tickets are regularly $15 each, but right now you can 2-for-1 tickets HERE. Child admission is $5 up to age 12, so for kids you’re better off buying full-price tickets.

Order discount Gluten-Free Food Allergy Fest tickets HERE.

GameWorks Mall of America – $20 for All-Day Game Pass and One $20 Game Card!

It can be hard to come up with gift ideas for older kids and teens. How about this – give them a day of fun at GameWorks in the Mall of America and save with this deal from Groupon!

Plus, use the coupon code SAVE through 5/15 to take an extra 20% off!

Options include:

  • $20 $25 for an all-day game pass for one and a $20 game card
  • $8 $10 for three hours of e-sports gameplay
  • $14.40 $18 for six hours of e-sports gameplay

Each all-day pass grants a single user unlimited access to hundreds of interactive games, valid from the first swipe until the arcade closes for the day. The game card can be used on tickets, prizes, photos, or card dispensing games.

If you purchase the e-sports gameplay, that includes games like Call of Duty or Minecraft in which you can play with other gamers.

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. Each of our locations offers a dynamic roster of classic and modern arcade attractions, unique American cuisine and a wide range of craft beers and cocktails.

Get your Groupon HERE!