Motor Hill Car Shows

Check out the fancy cars at the Hyland Hills Ski Motor Hills Car Show.  You can enjoy the fun June 20th, July 18th or August 15th.  With three different options, you can plan ahead a bit.   Roll in with your own fancy ride for a chance at prizes or just check out what others have and dream a little.

More information can be found here on the Three Rivers Park District Site.  Hyland Hills Ski area is located in Bloomington.  The motor show is free to attend and food will available to purchase.  You can enjoy the fun from 4-8.  


*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).


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

Celebrate Summer with Midnight Scoops!

It’s no secret that we enjoy ice cream.  One of our favorites Ice Cream shops, located in Bloomington is Scoops.  Tomorrow evening, June 16th you can Celebrate Summer with Midnight Scoops!  Just a few nights each summer they extend their hours and stay open until Midnight.  The lights change and they have a night of fun.

*100 free cone coupons will be given out randomly at Midnight Scoops on June 16th! (9:30-midnight) They will be good for any future day in June! Also some other free prizes!


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.

Ray Fagen Memorial Airshow

Have you ever attended an airshow?  If you haven’t, this weekend is your chance, or maybe you have and you love them.  The Ray Fagen Memorial Airshow take place this Saturday at the Granite Falls Airport.  The gates open at 11 and the airshow begins at 3pm.  The airshow is followed by a concert at 7pm and then a night airshow takes place at the end.

Admission is: Presale of wristbands for the June 16th Ray Fagen Memorial Airshow – Greatest Generation Celebration have begun in Granite Falls, Minnesota, at Fagen, Inc. headquarters, Citizens Alliance Bank and Fagen Fighters WWII Museum. Wristband sales at these locations will take place during regular business hours and will run through June 15th. Adults – $20, Youth 10-17 – $10, Children 9 and under are free.  You can also purchase the wristbands on-site the day of the show.

You can find more specifics here on their FB event page.

Stone Arch Bridge Festival

This weekend is a great time to check out the downtown Minneapolis area.  The 24th Annual Stone Arch Bridge Festival takes place June 15th-17th.  You can find the complete schedule here. Live music on three different stages, food, over 200 different artists, family activities, car show, art classes and more.  Get out and enjoy the beautiful riverfront area.

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.

2018 FREE Rides on the Cafesjian Carousel

You have a few opportunities for a free ride on the Cafesjian Carousel at Como Park.  The following dates are free this season:

June 18th

July 16th

August 13th

September 17th

If you can’t make any of those days, it’s still quite a reasonable ride at only $2 a person. It’s a great activity the whole family can enjoy.  You can find more information about the hours as well as the history of the carousel here their website.