5-8 Club 90th Anniversary Specials: 90¢ Hamburgers, Free Cake + More – Wednesday, 12/5

Mark your calendars! The 5-8 Club is celebrating their 90th anniversary on Wednesday, December 5th with 90¢ specials at their Minneapolis location:

  • 90¢ hamburgers – Minneapolis only
  • 90¢ French fries – Minneapolis only
  • 90¢ onion straws – Minneapolis only
  • Special anniversary beer
  • Free cake

The special anniversary beer and free cake will be offered at all four locations: Champlin, Maplewood, Minneapolis, and West St. Paul.

Thanks, PhenoMNal Twin Cities!

Glensheen Mansion Christmas Tour Discount Tickets – Save 50%!

Have you visited Glensheen Mansion in Duluth? It’s a beautiful place to see, especially this time of year! Right now you can save 50% on tickets for their General Admission tour, and right now they’ve got all of their Christmas decorations up!

You’ll need to visit Deals on Radio and click “Activities” to find the discount tickets which are priced at just $9 (reg. $18). Purchase 5 admissions and you’ll also get a $50 Pickwick Restaurant Gift Card to use while you’re in Duluth!

Plus, today only (Friday, 11/30), save an extra 25% with coupon code BLACKFRIDAY2!

Before you purchase for everyone in your family, keep in mind that child tickets (ages 6-15) are $7, and youth (5 and under) get in FREE, so you can just buy their tickets online or when you show up at Glensheen Mansion.

This family-friendly, self-guided tour showcases the Midwest’s most visited house museum which is a stunning 39-room mansion built by an iron-ore tycoon as the gateway to the North Shore on Lake Superior. Explore the mansion and soak in the luxurious interiors and stories of the Congdon Family. General Admission includes the lower level, first and second floors.

Highlights of the Christmas Tour include:

  • 25 Christmas trees throughout the Mansion
  • Christmas cookie samples in the kitchen
  • Challenge yourself to find the hidden elves
  • Christmas music

Once your purchase your voucher via Deals on Radio, you’ll need to print and bring it with you along with your ID. Tours run Sunday – Friday, 9 am – 5 pm and Saturdays, 9 am – 9 pm.

Get your discount tickets HERE!

PS – While you’re in Duluth, don’t forget to check out Bentleyville “Tour of Lights,” as well!

Lunds & Byerlys 99¢ Baking Sale

I always wait for this sale to come back every fall. It’s the Lunds & Byerlys 99¢ Baking Sale! It’s the perfect time to stock up for holiday baking. All of these deals are available with an additional $10 purchase.

Lunds & Byerlys Extras members can also get their weekly deal with that $10 purchase, which this week is Crystal Farms Butter (16 oz.) for $1.99.

This year’s deals include:

99¢ Holiday M&M’s
9.5-11.4 oz. – Limit 1 – Save $3

99¢ Our Family Baking Chips
11.5-12 oz. – Limit 2 – Save $2

99¢ Our Family Peanut Butter
16 oz. – Limit 2 – Save $2.10

99¢ Our Family Old Fashioned Oats
18 oz. – Limit 2 – Save $2

99¢ Our Family Granulated Sugar
4 lbs. – Limit 2 – Save $1.90

99¢ Our Family Brown and Powdered Sugars
2 lbs. – Limit 2 – Save $1.20

99¢ Our Family All Purpose Flours
5 lbs. – Limit 2 – Save $1.46

99¢ Pillsbury Cake Mixes
15.25 – Limit 2 – Selected varieties – Save 90¢

99¢ Pillsbury Classic Brownie Mix
18.4 oz. – Limit 2 – Save 70¢

99¢ Full Circle Organic Cream Cheese
8 oz. – Limit 2 – Save $2.80

99¢ Country Lane Large Eggs
1 dozen – Limit 2

99¢ Our Family Aluminum Foil
25 ft. – Limit 2 – Save $1

While supplies last. Minimum additional $10 purchase required. Baking sale promotional items do not count toward minimum purchase requirement. Sale prices valid Nov. 29-Dec. 5, 2018.

You can view the full sale flyer here.

$10 for $20 to Spend at Love From Minnesota Stores

Shop local and save with $10 for $20 to spend on locally made Minnesota food, gifts, and more at Love From Minnesota. They have a wide variety of items for your holiday shopping, including Minnesota made snacks and goodies, locally made lotions, Minnesota lifestyle apparel, and winter wear.

There are six different stores in Minnesota where you can use your voucher:

I Heart Minnesota (MOA)
Lokel / Love From Minnesota (IDS Tower)
Love From Minnesota (MOA)
Love From Minnesota (Ridgedale Center – Minnetonka)
Love From Minnesota (Apache Mall – Rochester)
Minnesot-AH! (MOA)

The fine print:

Expires on March 31, 2019. Limit 4 per customer. Stock quantities at each location varies. 1 voucher allowed per visit. Entire value must be used in a single visit. Valid in stores only. No cash back.

Purchase your Love From Minnesota voucher HERE!

Great Wolf Lodge (Bloomington) – As Low As $99/Night

Winter will be here before you know it. Good thing it’s always 84° at Great Wolf Lodge! Plan your fall or winter getaway today and save when you book through Groupon!

Options include:

Prices vary by day; book to stay between November 28 and February 14. Daily water park passes are included for each registered guest, up to the maximum room occupancy (for all options mentioned above, that maximum is six).


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!

Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium – 40% Off Annual Passes

Want to give a phenomenal experience gift this Christmas? How about passes to Sea Life Minnesota Aquarium at the Mall of America? Right now you can get an individual annual pass for 40% off through Groupon and pay just $29.40 (reg. $49)!

Another option: buy a Family Pass for just $107.40 (reg. $179)! This will cover four named individuals ages 3 and up. Note that kids 0-2 years old always get in free.

Plus, save an extra 10% through 11/29/18 with coupon code SUPER!

What’s included:

  • 12 months of unlimited visits
  • Exclusive member events
  • Gift shop discounts
  • 20% off birthday party packages
  • 50% off admission for accompanying friends and family
  • 15% off Behind the Scenes Tour, Snorkel Experiences, Overnight Programs, Fins and Flights, and Sharks After Dark

You’ll need to redeem the voucher in person by 2/28/19 to activate membership and receive your photo ID card. The 12-month membership begins at the time of your in-person activation.

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 300-foot-long ocean tunnel simulates the experience of walking across the ocean floor. Nine-foot-long Sand Tiger Sharks roam overhead and flash their menacing teeth while giant rescued sea turtles come face to flipper with you. The aquarium’s more interactive attractions explain what makes undersea life so appealing. At the touch pool, for instance, education hosts explain the lives of coastal creatures, letting visitors touch everything in the exhibit, including sea stars and sea anemones.

Get your Groupon HERE!

*EXTENDED* Crayola Experience Cyber Monday Sale: 50% Off Single Day Tickets or Annual Pass Bundle

This sale has been extended! It’s now good through Wednesday, 11/28.

Crayola Experience is having a HOT Cyber Monday Sale and is offering 50% off Single Day Tickets and a special Annual Pass Bundle! Note that these offers are valid online only.

With the discount, a 1-day general admission pass for the Mall of America location is just $10.49 (reg. $20.99).

If you know you’re planning to visit more than once during the year, you can spring for an Annual Pass Bundle for $20.99 (reg. $43.98) which includes unlimited visits for 1 year from date of purchase at all Crayola Experience locations AND a Souvenir Drink Cup.

Note that children under the age of 2 are free.

Handmade Holidays: November 23 – January 1

Fill this season with color and create gifts from the heart during Crayola Experience’s Handmade Holidays! Create an elf with Crayola Model Magic, color and craft a handmade pop-out card, and paint a festive garland. Families can also take part in holiday slime classes*, enjoy seasonal treats* and more! These holiday adventures are all in addition to the 23 creative, hands-on activities.

*Additional fee applies.

Minnesota Children’s Museum Membership – Save $25!

A membership to the Minnesota Children’s Museum makes a fantastic holiday gift, and right now you can save BIG through Monday, November 26th as part of their Black Friday sale! Use the coupon code BF25 to save $25 on a Passport level or above membership that you give as a gift.

If you want a membership for your own family, use the coupon code BIG25 to get the same discount. Awesome, right?

All membership include ALL children in the household under 18 as well as two listed adults. Options include:

Passport Membership: $104 $129

  • FREE unlimited admission to ALL locations – Downtown St. Paul and Rochester
  • Sneak peeks to St. Paul exhibits
  • SAVE at retailers and attractions
  • Bring up to 6 guests and save $2 per ticket
  • 50% off admission for up to 6 people to children’s museums across the U.S.

Deluxe Membership: $134 $159

  • Includes all benefits of Passport Membership
  • 1 FREE Flex Member (bring a guest or send a caregiver)

Premier Membership: $164 $189

  • Includes all benefits of Passport Membership
  • 2 FREE Flex Members (bring a guest or send a caregiver)

Crayola Experience Discount Tickets – Just $13.99 (Reg. $20.99)!

Have you visited Crayola Experience at Mall of America yet? Now is a GREAT time to plan a visit because you can get Crayola Experience discount tickets! With this special offer, you can pay just $13.99 for a Crayola Experience admission ticket, a $20.99 value!

Handmade Holidays: November 23 – January 1

Fill this season with color and create gifts from the heart during Crayola Experience’s Handmade Holidays! Create an elf with Crayola Model Magic, color and craft a handmade pop-out card, and paint a festive garland. Families can also take part in holiday slime classes*, enjoy seasonal treats* and more! These holiday adventures are all in addition to the 23 creative, hands-on activities.

*Additional fee applies.

Crayola Experience Discount Tickets - Half Price at Mall of America!

Crayola Experience is a sprawling wonderland of colorful adventure that appeals to kids and kids-at-heart alike. This 60,000 square foot celebration of the iconic crayon fills the day with hands-on play for the entire family with over 25 fun and creative attractions. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Be a Star: Kids can appear as the star of their own coloring page (and even color outside the lines of their own faces), have their image printed on a t-shirt, and even name and wrap their very own Crayola crayon
  • Create Cool Things: Melt crayons into souvenir rings, learn to paint with melted crayons, embark on a 4-D coloring adventure, scribble art with chalk at Scribble Square
  • Learn Cool Things: Check out how crayons are made in a live manufacturing show, and learn the history and science behind Crayola at the Cafe Stage
  • Just Play: Crayola Experience also features a Color Playground and a vibrant Toddler Town

sCrayola Experience Discount Tickets - Half Price at Mall of America!

These Crayola Experience discount tickets will only be available for purchase for a limited time, but you can use them through December 31, 2018. Perfect for an end of summer activity, or save them for fall or winter break!

Order Crayola Experience discount tickets HERE.

Free Admission to All Minnesota State Parks on Black Friday

Hopefully your day today includes some time surrounded by friends or family. Or if you’re like a good friend of mine, then perhaps just a day at home to relax and enjoy a good frozen pizza. However you spend the day, it’s a day to be thankful.

Whatever you choose today, tomorrow will be a new day. For many there’s the tradition of shopping, but for the rest of us, there’s Free Admission to All Minnesota State Parks on Black Friday. A day to explore, hike and wander for free – sounds like a perfect Thrifty Minnesota Day!

Free Admission to All Minnesota State Parks on Black Friday!

The tradition continues! Admission to all 75 Minnesota state parks and recreation areas (regularly $7 for one-day vehicle permit) will be free on the day after Thanksgiving again this year.

The goal is to encourage families to extend their holiday by spending time together with a walk outdoors. Research shows that walking offers multiple benefits, from increased creativity and better brain function to more flexibility and stamina. So you won’t just burn calories, you’ll also improve your well-being.

While you’re out there, snap a photo of your Black Friday free park adventure, and share it with us on social media using #FreeParkFriday and #OnlyinMN.

Need a suggestion for a free park adventure?

A few parks will offer special programs on Free Park Friday, and you can visit our events calendar for more information.

If the programs don’t fit your schedule, you can explore on your own. There’s a Minnesota state park or recreation area within about 30 miles of anyone in Minnesota. Use the ParkFinder and HikeFinder tools to help you with your trip-planning.

Important reminders

Be sure to check which parks will have special hunts taking place, so you can plan accordingly.

Many state park offices will be closed or minimally staffed over the holiday weekend, because staff will be taking time off to celebrate with their own families, but visitors can stop at the orientation stations near the park entrance for trail maps and tips on what to see and do at the park.