Twin Cities Deals of the Week, Family Fun at a Discount


We see a lot of good deals come through our various partners and affiliates and don’t always have a great place to share them. This Deals of the Week page will be a our rotating list of discounts, deals, free tickets and hidden gems we find. Act fast, some deals can sell out or fill up quickly.

Deals for the week of July 15, 2019 through July 21, 2019:

Valleyfair Amusement Park

Image courtesy of Valleyfair.


Freaky Friday Flash Sale! Now through 7/17/19 @ 1:30pm: Merrill Arts Center is offering Freaky Friday tickets BOGO 50% off with code “FREAKYFLASH” at checkout. If you miss this deal, you can still find discounts through our GoldStar affiliate offer.


Upcoming Free Days at Area Museums and Historical Sites:


Movie Deals of the Week:

Find a full list of summer movie deals here.

Free Movies in the Parks:

  • Mon July 15 • PG-13 • Free Solo @ Nicollet Island, Minneapolis
  • Tue July 16 • PG-13 • Ready Player One @ Father Hennepin Bluff Park, Minneapolis
  • Wed July 17 • PG • Sandlot @ Windom NE Park, Minneapolis
  • Thu July 18 • PG • The Goonies @ Corcoran Park, Minneapolis
  • Fri July 19 • PG-13 • Captain Marvel @ Lake Harriet, Minneapolis
  • Sat July 20 • PG • Back to the Future @ Matthews Park, Minneapolis
  • Sun July 21 • PG-13 • Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom @ Bryant Square Park, Minneapolis

Goldstar Family-Friendly Deals of the Week:

Note: Family Fun Twin Cities has an affiliate relationship with Goldstar. We receive a small commission on sales.

Kids Obstacle Challenge

at Afton Alps, Hastings
OFFER DATES:
Sat, July 20
FULL PRICE: $52
OFFER PRICE: $36.40

Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course race series for kids ages 5-16, with 14-15 fun and challenging obstacles and mud! Our mission is to inspire and challenge kids, and forge fa... [more+]

Kids Obstacle Challenge is an adventure and obstacle course race series for kids ages 5-16, with 14-15 fun and challenging obstacles and mud! Our mission is to inspire and challenge kids, and forge family bonds, through obstacles and adventure. We are committed to helping foster a more active, adventurous, and perseverant younger generation. Prepare to Brave Your Adventure at Afton Alps. [less-]

St. Paul Saints: Pro Baseball at CHS Field

at CHS Field, St. Paul
OFFER DATES:
Wed, July 24
Mon, July 29
Mon, August 12
FULL PRICE: $14 - $18
OFFER PRICE: $9 - $12

There's a special event planned for literally ever Saints home game at CHS Field this season, with salutes to "Sesame Street, Grease, Spongebob, Monty Python", the moon landing, "The Wizard of Oz", zo... [more+]

There's a special event planned for literally ever Saints home game at CHS Field this season, with salutes to "Sesame Street, Grease, Spongebob, Monty Python", the moon landing, "The Wizard of Oz", zombies, cat videos, soybean bio-diesel and so much more. Plus, you'll get to visit with official mascot Mudonna, the pink pig, who lists her personal interests on Facebook as "Saints baseball, Kermit the Frog, shoe shopping, mud and applied metaphysics." [less-]

Noah's Ark Waterpark: Rides, Slides & Fun in the Water

at Noah's Ark Waterpark, Wisconsin Dells
OFFER DATES:
Mon, September 02
FULL PRICE: $40.35
OFFER PRICE: $25

Wisconsin Dells is always tons of fun, but in the summer, there's nothing like splashing and sliding in the water at Noah's Ark Waterpark -- America's largest waterpark! There's a little something for... [more+]

Wisconsin Dells is always tons of fun, but in the summer, there's nothing like splashing and sliding in the water at Noah's Ark Waterpark -- America's largest waterpark! There's a little something for everyone. Daredevils can go on a surfing safari, whitewater rafting or brave one of the jaw-dropping slides for thrillseekers. You and your friends can ride together on the Congo Bongo raft or one of the multi-person slides. Smaller kids will love the Big Kahuna Kiddie Area, and anyone who wants more mellow fun can relax on the floating rides. When you're ready to dry off a bit, check out the 4-D Dive-In Theater, arcades and Hooligan's Harbor, where you can have an epic pirate battle by remote control. [less-]

Catch the Latest Blockbusters With AMC Yellow eTickets

at Any AMC Theatre, AMC Theatres
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 31
FULL PRICE: $13.50
OFFER PRICE: $9

Rain or shine, hot or cold, a movie is the entertainment option that never lets you down. With these AMC Yellow eTickets, you can stock up on movie tickets and be ready for those nights when there's n... [more+]

Rain or shine, hot or cold, a movie is the entertainment option that never lets you down. With these AMC Yellow eTickets, you can stock up on movie tickets and be ready for those nights when there's nothing else going on, or for that big blockbuster you've been dying to see. Plus, with these discounted tickets, you'll free up some cash to spend on all the stuff that makes the movie experience complete -- giant slushies, nachos, candy and, of course, buttery, salty popcorn. Your etickets can be used at any AMC theaters near you for any movie, date and showing (Not Valid in California, New York, or New Jersey). [less-]

"Crayola Experience": Colorful Activities for the Whole Family

at Crayola Experience - Mall of America, Bloomington
OFFER DATES:
Tue, December 31
FULL PRICE: $21.99
OFFER PRICE: $16.99

The colorful world of Crayola makes its way out of the box and into the Mall of America. At "Crayola Experience", you and the whole family can enjoy over 22 hands-on activities that blend together cre... [more+]

The colorful world of Crayola makes its way out of the box and into the Mall of America. At "Crayola Experience", you and the whole family can enjoy over 22 hands-on activities that blend together creativity, chemistry, technology and fun. Bring your drawings to the next level with digital projections or design some melted wax spin art. Catch an entertaining live show that takes you behind-the-scenes of how crayons are made. Color and create to your heart's content with thousands of crayons at your disposal at The Ultimate Coloring Station. And if you still can't find the crayon you're looking for, you can wrap and name your own! Bring the whole family and let your imagination run free at "Crayola Experience". [less-]


Free Tickets Through SmARTpass This Week!

Learn more about the smARTpass program hereUse your library card to reserve these great deals this week:

Restaurant Deals This Week

  • Find more Kids Eat Free Opportunities Here. We have recently verified and updated the list and made it fully searchable and sortable.
  • Find Upcoming Ice Cream Socials Here.
  • Plan Ahead: Friday, July 26, 2019: Pancake Day @ Perkins – Get a free short stack and help Give the Kids the World Village.

Pancake Day at Perkins. Join us on July 26 at Give Kids The World Pancake Day. Enjoy a FREE SHORT STACK and the opportunity to make a donation to Give Kids The World Village. Click to add Pancake Day to your calendar. Valid for a limited time at participating locations only.


Ongoing Deals:

Most Thursdays through September 5th: Canterbury Park has a surprising amount of family fun. Kids are always free, but on Thursday nights, adults pay just $1.00 admission. Plus there are food and drink deals all night. (Buck deals do not apply on July 4th and their are no races on July 18th.)


Mondays through August 19 @ Loring Pond and Tuesdays through August 13 @ Powderhorn • 5pm – 7pm • Drop in for FREE CANOEING this summer at Loring Pond and Powderhorn Lake. Everyone ages 2 & up is welcome. Get a fresh view of the City of Lakes – from a canoe! Learn paddling techniques and safety tips from our trained Naturalist guides, then explore the water at your own pace. Look for wildlife and learn the history and water quality issues affecting our urban waterways.

Now through August 4th: Science Museum Online Discount Offer: To commemorate the historic Apollo 11 mission, see Apollo 11: First Steps Edition and the exhibit galleries for just $19.69 (normally $24.95), from now through August 4. Offer available online only.


Washington County ResidentsShow Your Library Card is a new county-wide promotion that partners Washington County Library (Stillwater and Bayport Public Library cards are also accepted) with area businesses. Library cardholders receive unique offers and discounts on goods and services at participating businesses, just by showing their library card. Find a list of participating businesses at the link above. One of our favorites: Goldfish Swim School – Free annual registration.


Hennepin County Residents: Three Rivers Recreation Pass Plus: Three Rivers Park District is now offering a fee assistance program that offers free equipment rentals, discounts on programs and events, and two free recreation passes per individual family member. You can choose between archery, swim ponds, dog off-leash areas, disc golf, boat trailer parking and cross-country skiing. The Recreation Pass Plus card is available for all families and individuals who live in Hennepin County and are enrolled in an eligible needs-based government program (including WIC, Medical Assistance and Free or Reduced Lunch). You can find the full list of eligible programs here. I signed up and received approval within 24 hours. Even if you don’t qualify for this program, remember Three Rivers Parks do not require a vehicle or parking fee and offer many free programs to visitors.


Free ticket to “Hearts of Our People: Native Women Artists”: If you don’t already have a membership to the MIA, you can get one for FREE anytime. But right now, if you upgrade to a Sustaining Membership for as little as $1 a month, you you can get free access to the traveling exhibit – Hearts of Our People during My Mia Contributor Week, July 16 – 21.

Save the Date

Monday, July 29, 6 – 8 p.m.: St. Louis Park Clothing Swap @ Central Community Center gym, 6300 Walker St.
This annual clothing swap event is FREE, open to all,  and just in time for the new school year! Bring clothes to trade, grab what you need. For more details, click the link above. If you have questions, please email recycling@stlouispark.org or call Emily Barker at 952.924.2187.

Clothing swap people looking at clothes


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