The Who at Xcel Energy Center – Buy Tickets Under $40!

The Who is coming to St. Paul September 6th to play at show at Xcel Energy Center! If you order tickets now through Groupon you can snag them for under $40! To get this price you have to buy them TODAY and use coupon code SAVE at checkout, which takes an extra 20% off the list price. After today you will still be able to get them for $49.50.

Seating is 200-level, and you’ll also get one CD copy of their forthcoming album with every pair of tickets purchased. Stay tuned for an email from Ticketmaster with instructions on how to receive the album.

The Who: Moving On!

  • Their legacy: Since forming in London, England in 1964, this pioneering band of rockers has been building an incomparable résumé that includes 100 million records sold worldwide, 27 Top 40 singles in the US and UK, and 17 Top Ten albums, including the 1969 rock opera Tommy. They were also inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1990.
  • Their current lineup: Original singer Roger Daltrey and guitarist Pete Townshend return to the stage alongside guitarist and backup singer Simon Townshend, keyboardist Loren Gold, bassist Jon Button, and drummer Zak Starkey. For the Move On! Tour, the band will also be accompanied by some of the most renowned orchestras from the US and Canada.
  • What you’ll hear: An epic, symphonic take on immortal hits from throughout The Who’s catalog, including “My Generation,” “The Kids Are Alright,” “Baba O’Riley,” and “Won’t Get Fooled Again.”
  • What’s on the horizon: In 2019, The Who plan to release their first album of new music in 13 years.



Order discount The Who at Xcel Energy Center tickets HERE.

ReStore Annual 50% Off Everything Sale

It’s time once again for one of our favorite sales.  The ReStore Annual 50% Off Everything Sale!   If you have plans to remodel, redo or just redecorate, you don’t want to miss this sale.  ReStore carries everything from: appliances, furniture, windows, doors, lighting, tools and much more.  A great place to find new and gently used home improvement products and building materials.

This amazing 50% off sale is one day only, January 26th from 9:00am-4:00pm.  ReStore has two locations:

2700 Minnehaha Ave. in Minneapolis
510 County Road D. West in New Brighton

On the day of the sale, there are some special things to keep in mind, as it will be a busy day for shoppers and staff alike:

  • This is a one-day only sale, with special store hours.
  • It’s Pay and Carry Only: We take Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and cash. No Checks. No product holds.
  • Parking: If it’s busy, look for one of the parking attendants, and please follow their instructions. We have limited parking space and appreciate your patience.
  • Carts: We may not have carts available for everyone. Stay near your item, or talk to a volunteers, they will have tags to mark your item while waiting for a cart.
  • No Other Coupons or Discounts: No other offers are accepted during the sale.
  • Checkout: The lines may be long- we only have 3 registers. We will have volunteers helping to tally each sale before getting to the checkout register. If there are not enough attendants, you may be asked to help tally your items. Please be patient.
  • Amazon Paint and Paint Supplies: Amazon Paint and new paint supplies will not be included or available during this sale.
  • Check out the other tips and suggestions to help you navigate the sale here.

Finally, if you have some spare time on Saturday, you can also sign up to volunteer at the sale. The ReStore locations both operate with a small staff, and since this is their largest sale of the year, they could use extra pairs of helping hands.


Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend – January 19th through 21st

This weekend, January 19 – 21, is Take a Kid Ice Fishing Weekend in Minnesota. Minnesota residents 16 and older fish or spear fish or free (no license required) when they accompany an angler younger than 16.

It’s highly recommended that you check ice conditions locally before heading out, and visit the DNR website for ice safety guidelines as well as ice fishing tips.

Live near Whitewater State Park? They’re having a Take a Kid Ice Fishing event on Saturday, 1/19 from 1 – 3 pm. Join the group at Half Moon Landing on the Mississippi River backwaters near Kellogg, MN for some special family time. All equipment provided. Sign up by emailing [email protected] or by calling 507.312.2308.

Minnesota Orchestra: Free Tickets for Federal Employees

Besides getting free admission to the Science Museum of Minnesota, furloughed federal employees can also get two free tickets to select Minnesota Orchestra Classical concerts through June 2019.

Concerts included in the offer are all Classical, Symphony in 60, and Inside the Classics concerts through June 2019. Here are a few highlights:

  • Beethoven and Strauss, February 7th – 9th: Beginning with the mysterious opening of Beethoven’s Fourth Piano Concerto and culminating with the heroic brass fanfare of Strauss’ tone poem, the Minnesota Orchestra illuminates the symphonic wizardry of these legendary composers.
  • Stephen Hough Plays Mendelssohn, April 4th – 6th: Join the Minnesota Orchestra for world-renowned British pianist Stephen Hough’s precisely attuned and poetic translation of Mendelssohn’s opulent concerto as well as guest conductor Han-Na Chang’s dynamic handling of Beethoven’s towering Eroica symphony.
  • Verdi Requiem, May 17th – 19th: Fusing operatic drama, gorgeous solo moments and symphonic prowess, Verdi’s Requiem is a transcendent musical rollercoaster well suited to the gift of Edward Gardner, a wunderkind conductor of symphonies and operas worldwide.
  • Season Finale: Vänskä Conducts Mahler’s Tenth, June 13th – 15th: By turns turbulent, calm, and ecstatic, Mahler’s Tenth Symphony evokes both despair and hope and Osmo Vänskä skillfully teases out the extremes to revel in their emotional depth for the sweeping season finale.

Reserve your tickets by Thursday, 2/28/19 either online or by phone (612.371.5656) and use the coupon code FEDERAL. You’ll need to show a government-issued ID when you pick up your tickets at the Box Office.

Science Museum of Minnesota: Free Admission for Federal Employees During the Government Shutdown

If you’re a federal employee on furlough due to the government shutdown, right now you can get free admission to the Science Museum of Minnesota – just show your valid government ID at the Box Office.

The 2019 federal government shutdown is entering its 25th day. It’s the longest shutdown in United States history, and it’s impacting close to 800,000 federal employees.

The Science Museum of Minnesota recognizes the pressure that the shutdown is causing to individuals and families in our community and wants to play a role in easing that pressure, even briefly. Beginning Tuesday, January 15, furloughed federal employees will receive free combination exhibit gallery and Omnitheater admission for themselves and up to three guests.

Not a federal employee? Don’t forget that kids get free admission with full-priced adult admission as part of Science Fusion on Saturdays through February 2nd!

Dunn Brothers Coffee – 50% Off Lavender Beverages

Treat yourself to a new lavender beverage at Dunn Brothers and you’ll save 50%! Choose from any size Lavender Vanilla Latte or Lavender London Fog. Just present this coupon (offer code 10208) to the barista now through Thursday (1/15 – 1/17/19). 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.

Hyland Hills Ski Area Discount Lift Tickets – As Low As $27.25/Person

You live in Minnesota…why not embrace the winter weather? Hit the slopes at Hyland Hills Ski Area in Bloomington and save up to 28% when you purchase discount lift tickets through Groupon!

Options include:

  • $30 for one person
  • $59 for two people ($29.50/person)
  • $109 for four people ($27.25/person)

Hyland Hills Ski Area is open Monday – Friday 9:30 am to 9 pm and Saturday – Sunday 9 am – 9 pm. Daily lift tickets are normally priced at $35.34/adult and $31.62/child ages 5-11, not including tax, so you’re definitely saving with this offer. Equipment rental is not included.

Please note: The Groupon expires 3/10/19 and is final sale; refundable only on the day of purchase. You must purchase at least 24 hours in advance of when you plan to use it. It also is NOT valid on Monday, January 21st and Monday, February 18th. There is a limit of 1 per person.

Located in Hyland Lake Park Reserve, Bloomington, Hyland Hills invites winter sports enthusiasts for downhill skiing and snowboarding in the Twin Cities metro area. The terrain park has many progressive and innovative features and Hyland Hills is known for snowmaking and grooming in the Midwest. For those who have never hit the slopes or want to freshen up their skills, Three Rivers also offers lessons through the SnowSports Academy.

Hyland Hills Ski Area Discounts

Other ways to save at Hyland Hills:

Visit after 3 pm for slightly discounted rates: $32.55/adult and $28.83/child ages 5-11, not including tax.

Go at night and pay $18.60 per lift ticket. Offer is valid Monday – Friday 7 – 9 pm, Saturday – Sunday 6 – 9 pm.

Visit before 3 pm Monday – Thursday between 9:30 am – 3 pm and pay $23.30 per lift ticket for all ages, or add on ski/snowboard rental and pay $37.28. (Not valid January 21st or February 18th.)

If you have an Elm Creek Winter Recreation Area season pass, you’ll receive a daily rate of $10 at Hyland Hills.

Don’t forget that Minnesota 4th graders can ski for free with the 4th Grade Passport Program!

Get your Groupon HERE.

Save on Admission to Ice Castles MN in Excelsior – 15% Off Coupon Code!

Ice Castles MN Discount Code

Fulfill your kiddos’ Frozen fantasies with a visit to the Ice Castles in MN – Excelsior, to be exact. It opens Saturday the 12th, so we wanted to be sure you knew of the discounted admission opportunities currently available!

Regular admission prices are as follows:

  • General Admission (ages 12+): $10.95/weekday, $15.95/weekend
  • Child Admission (ages 4-11): $7.95/weekday, $9.95/weekend
  • Ages 0-3: FREE

Plus, there is a $2.50 service fee per type of ticket purchased. So if you were purchasing two child admissions and two general admissions, your service fee would be $5 ($2.50 + $2.50). Make sense? You’ll also be charged 7.5% sales tax.


Ice Castles MN Coupon Code

Order online and save 15% when you use the discount coupon code ThriftyMN which is valid for any day/time this season! With the discount, you’ll pay as low as $9.31 for general admission or as low as $6.76 for child admission. Don’t forget that kids 3 and under are always FREE. 🙂

Ice Castles hours are as follows:

  • Monday – Thursday, 4-9 pm (closed Tuesdays)
  • Friday, 4 – 9:30 pm
  • Saturday, 12 – 9:30 pm
  • Sunday, 12 – 8 pm

When you buy a ticket, you are buying an arrival window. For example, if you buy a ticket from 7 – 7:30 pm and get there early, you will need to wait until 7 pm to enter. If you arrive after 7:30 pm, you will need to wait and may lose your ticket. Once you’re inside, you may stay as long as you like (although I think they’ll kick you out eventually). 😉


Ice Castles Tips

Never been to the Ice Castles? Their website has a t-o-n of information and tips for your visit, including dates and times that the Enchanted Frozen Sisters (a.k.a. Elsa and Anna) will be there as well as the dates and times for the Fire Performances. You can also read Kristi’s review of Ice Castles when it was in Eden Prairie.

Get your tickets to Ice Castles MN HERE!

Kwik Trip: Karuba Gold Drinks for 99¢ – Daily from 3-7 pm Through 1/17

Need an afternoon pick-me-up? Swing by Kwik Trip for Karuba Gold Happy Hour from 3-7 pm each day now through Thursday, 1/17. 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).

Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon – Save Over 50%!

In the mood for dinner out? Grab this Groupon deal to help you save at Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon! You’ll pay $15 for $25 worth of food and drink (valid any day), or $12 for $25 worth of food and drink (valid Sunday – Thursday).

Plus, use the coupon code SAVE through 1/12 to drop the price to $12 or $9.60!

Choose from six different Wild Bill’s locations across the state (and North Dakota, too): Apple Valley, Blaine, Fargo, Grand Forks, Rochester, and Woodbury.

Note that your Groupon expires 90 days after purchase and is not valid on their weekday lunch burger special. Limit 1 per person and 1 per table. Valid for dine-in only. Not valid with other offers or promotions, including happy hour specials.

Step into any of the six Wild Bill’s Sports Saloon locations and you’re likely to find a similar scene: a Vikings or Wild game on the wall-to-wall TVs, servers toting ice-cold beers, and a slew of happy customers feasting on the saloon’s pub food.

The menu here features burgers stuffed with cheese, wings coated in nearly 30 different sauces and rubs, and indulgent dishes dubbed Cowboy Favorites, which have a Tex-Mex vibe. Slow-roasted ribs rubbed with select spices and slow-roasted to fall-off-the-bone perfection basted with your choice of Wild Bill’s homemade BBQ sauces. Throughout the week, Wild Bill’s keeps its atmosphere festive with live music, food and drink specials, and even games of bingo.

Get your Groupon HERE.