Great Wolf Lodge (Bloomington) – As Low As $109/Night + Extra 10% Off!

This awesome deal is back! 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 $109 per night!

Plus, save an extra 10% with coupon code FALL3 through today (9/18)!

Options include:

  • $107.10+ $119+/night – Deluxe Bunk Bed Suite
  • $98.10+ $109+/night – Deluxe Bunk Bed Suite (2 night minimum)
  • $116.10+ $129+/night – Family Suite
  • $125.10+ $139+/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 into October.

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!

Minnesota Vikings License Plate Frame – $11.71!

Hey, football fans! Right now Amazon has this Minnesota Vikings License Plate Frame for just $11.71 (reg. $16.99)! As far as I can tell, this is the lowest price this has ever been on Amazon.

Shipping is free for Prime members or on orders of $25 or more.

SKOL Vikings!!!

FREE Coffee at Holiday Stationstores – Tuesdays through 10/9

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 ThriftyMinnesota.com.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at Xcel Energy Center Discount Tickets (12/29)

Were you hoping to see Trans-Siberian Orchestra perform at Xcel Energy Center this holiday season? Here’s your big chance: right now you can get discount tickets to the December 29th shows (3 pm or 8 pm) via Groupon.

With your purchase, you’ll also get a digital download of the Groupon-exclusive album Siberian Sleigh Ride.

Seating is in the 200-level and tickets are $54.99 each with a limit of 8 tickets per person. You must purchase tickets together to sit together.

TSO’s Christmas PresentThe Ghosts of Christmas Eve, which tells the musical story of a young runaway who encounters ghostly visions after breaking into an abandoned vaudeville theater on Christmas Eve, and features electrified takes on “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “O Holy Night,” and “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing.” The show received such rave reviews that TSO chose to bring it back and crank it up to 11 with an all-new second set of the group’s greatest hits, plus its trademark spectacle of pyrotechnics, lights, and lasers.

TSO’s Christmas Past: For more than 20 years, TSO has proven that Christmas and cranked-up guitars go hand in hand like Santa’s milk and cookies. 2017 was the group’s most successful tour to date, and they are ready to rock 2018.

TSO’s Christmas Future: As Trans-Siberian Orchestra further cements its place among the world’s top touring rock acts, expect more cutting edge theatrics from the band that brought you “Rock Theater.”

Get your discount tickets HERE!

Minnesota Orchestra: $20 Tickets for Guests Under 40

Guests under the age of 40 can get $20 tickets to Minnesota Orchestra performances! This special offer is available for select concerts throughout the season, and more concerts are added monthly.

You’ll want to sign up for the #MNOrchMonday email list to receive notification when additional concerts become eligible for the discount, plus other invitations and ticket offers.

To purchase your tickets, select $20under40 for the ticket type when choosing your seats. Your tickets will be held at the Box Office and require one valid ID showing proof of age (must be 40 years or younger) per two tickets purchased. There is a limit of one pair of $20 tickets per eligible performance.

Current eligible concerts include:

Fall Harvest Orchard (Delano) – 50% Off U-Pick Apples + Attractions Tickets

I know people can be pretty passionate about which apple orchard is their favorite, and one I’ve heard mentioned many times is Fall Harvest Orchard in Delano.

Right now you can get a Groupon offer that helps you save on U-pick apples and their fun attractions, plus there are plenty of FREE attractions to check out, too!

Plus, through 9/15 you can use the coupon code SUPER20 to take an extra 20% off!

Options include:

  • $15.20 $19 for half peck of U-pick apples with four attractions tickets ($28 value)
  • $27.20 $34 for full peck of U-pick apples with eight attractions tickets ($50 value)

A half peck includes 5-6 pounds of apples, and a full peck includes 10-12 pounds of apples. Plus, admission is FREE! Other free activities include visiting and feeding the animals, jumping and playing in corn bins, and climbing tires and hay bales. The attractions tickets cover admission to the train ride, wagon ride, jump/bounce pillow, and corn maze.

You can use your Groupon through October 28th, and the orchard is open Thursdays through Sundays from 10 am – 6 pm. There is a limit of 1 per person.

Fall means shorter days and lower temperatures, but it is also the season for fun family activities. Fall Harvest Orchard aims to help visitors make the most out of it, offering attractions such as corn mazes, apple picking, and a jump pillow. Their goal is for both adults and children to leave with smiles on their faces, and perhaps a perfect pumpkin for Halloween.

Get your Groupon HERE!

FREE 30-Minute Jump Passes at Sky Zone – Friday, 9/14

Mark your calendars! Sky Zone is celebrating their 14th birthday this Friday (9/14) by offering FREE 30-minute jump passes! There are Twin Cities locations in BlaineEdina, and Oakdale.

Just show up at Sky Zone the day of the event and ask for the FREE 30-minute pass. If you want to jump for longer (60, 90, 120, or 180 minutes), use the coupon code SZBirthday during checkout online and the 30 minutes will be discounted from the final amount.

Sky Socks are not included and are $2.50/pair, but are reusable so you can keep them for your next visit to Sky Zone. Limit one FREE 30-minute ticket per jumper, valid between 11 am – 7 pm.

They will also be offering food combos including a pretzel and smoothie combo for $6 or a cookie, nachos and soda combo for $5 (no outside food or drink is allowed).

Thanks, Twin Cities Frugal Mom!

Dunn Brothers Coffee – 50% Off Fall Beverages

Give the new fall beverages at Dunn Brothers a try and you’ll save 50%! Choose from the Pumpkin Pie Latte or the Honey Spiced Nirvana. Just present this coupon (offer code 10197) to the barista between 9/11/18 and 9/13/18. 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 FREE $2 credit.

Minnetonka Orchards Discount Weekend Admission Including Lunch (Minnetrista)

Plan a fun fall day at Minnetonka Orchards in Minnetrista! For a limited time you can get discount weekend admission, including lunch, via Groupon.

Plus, through 9/15 you can use the coupon code SUPER20 to take an extra 20% off!

Options include:

  • $16 $20 for Weekend Admission and Lunch for Two with Access to All Attractions; Valid Saturday and Sunday ($8/person)
  • $30.40 $38 for Weekend Admission and Lunch for Four with Access to All Attractions; Valid Saturday and Sunday ($7.60/person)
  • $44.80 $56 for Weekend Admission and Lunch for Six with Access to All Attractions; Valid Saturday and Sunday ($7.47/person)

Admission is normally $8/person (3 and under are free), PLUS you’re getting lunch with this deal! Each person covered by the Groupon can spend up to $8 on any sandwich, chips and a drink (see the available food items here.)

Fall is in the air at Minnetonka Orchards, where a corn maze is just the beginning of the autumnal adventures that await kids and families. After navigating the twists and turns of the maze, guests can wander through the apple orchard to pick a fresh juicy globe or marvel at how weird bugs look. Visitors can also shop for jams, apples, and other farm fare at the barn, or go on a leisurely stroll on one of the walking trails. Kids’ entertainment comes by way of the climbable hay mountain, the corn crib slide, and barnyard friends including goats, sheep, and bunnies.

They are open 10 am – 7 pm daily through October 31, but please note that this Groupon is valid on Saturdays and Sundays ONLY. They are a pet friendly orchard, provided your furry friend is on a leash at all times. U-Pick apples are available for an extra charge. They also have local music on the weekends.

Get your Groupon HERE!

FREE Valleyfair Pre-K Pass for Children Ages 3-5

Children ages 3-5 can get free unlimited visits to Valleyfair in 2019 as well as the rest of the 2018 season with the Pre-K Pass program!

Valleyfair Soak City Barefoot Beach

Here’s how to get yours:

  1. Register for your child’s free Pre-K Pass online. You will need to register by 6/9/19 to be eligible for this program next year.
  2. Bring the pass to Valleyfair by 6/28/19 during processing hours along with a valid form of identification that proves the child’s date of birth (birth certificate or travel passport).
  3. That’s it! Once validated, your free Pre-K Pass is good clear through 10/27/19 at both Valleyfair and Soak City.

Note that the age restriction applies for when you bring your kids to Valleyfair to activate the pass…so keep that in mind if you have a soon-to-be 3-year-old or a child that will turn 5 before next year. Timing is everything! 🙂

For more information and to sign up, visit Valleyfair’s website.

Valleyfair Free PreK Pass