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.

Buy Now, Use Later (or Online) Deals

During this uncertain time, local companies are also wondering how they are going to make it through. Many of them have shut down completely and just won’t get paid until things get back to normal. How can you help? Besides ordering locally when we order delivered goods, we can take advantage of the discounts companies are offering. We’ll try to keep a list running as we see things. Feel free to submit your own:

  • Pinwheel Play is offering gift cards at 15% off.  When its time to get back out into the world, you’ll have already purchased playtime at a discount.
  • Rock-n-Jump is offering a bonus value gift card opportunity for future jump time. Pay $25, get $30 of value; Pay $50, get $65 of value; Pay $75, get $100 of value; Pay 100, get $135 of value.
  • Pacifier gift cards are currently 10% off. Use them in store locations or online. Use code BIGLOVE when purchasing.

Sign Up for Kid’s Bowl Free:

Some Twin Cities locations are opened up registration for 2020 Kids Bowl Free. If your location is not among those with open registration, you can enter an email address to get notified when it does open.

Restaurant Deals 

We’ve added places to find free meals for kids while they are home from school to our Kids Eat Free Opportunities. We have recently verified and updated the list and made it fully searchable and sortable.


DEALS ON HOLD

Ongoing Deals:

An Alternative to Expensive Subscription Boxes: Monthly subscription boxes full of activities for kids are incredibly appealing, but the price can be a roadblock. This is why we were excited to find some FREE alternatives to STEM subscription boxes. Learn about two programs we found in our Hands-on Science article. Scroll down to the At Home Section to find them.

Tuesdays of Your Birthday Week @ Flyover America MOA • Celebrate Birthday Tuesdays at Flyover America with a FREE flight. Don’t forget to bring ID or other proof of your birthday. Find more information for families visiting with children here.

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.

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Goldstar Family-Friendly Deals of the Week:

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Virtual Easter Ballet Class

Live Stream,
Thursday, April 09 - Saturday, April 11
  • Free
  • Hot
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Added This Week
  • Lectures & Classes

Easter Virtual Ballet Classes created to stay united during this uncertain time to keep children happy and active. We hope by joining our Easter class it will help to boost the spirit of Spring, and t... Read more

Kids Arts and Crafts Online Workshop

Zoom Virtual Room,
Thursday, April 09 - Thursday, April 30
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Added This Week

This class is designed to be taught online and keep your kids creative and engaged. Minimal supplies and maximum fun! We will use everyday objects and basic art supplies to do make various projects an... Read more

"Highlights @ Home": Online Family-Friendly Activities

Online,
Friday, April 10 - Tuesday, April 21
  • Free
  • Hot
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Added This Week

"Highlights @ Home" was created to help families build happy memories amid all this uncertainty. Created and curated by the experts at "Highlights", each "H@H" bundle is organized around a kid-friendl... Read more

Digital Drive-in Movie Night: "Annie"

YouTube Stream,
Saturday, April 11
  • Theater
  • Free
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Added This Week

Welcome to ALC's second Digital Drive-in Movie Night! We are delighted to offer this production of "Annie" for free, but donations are greatly encouraged. Sit back and relax, we promise, the sun'll co... Read more

Virtual Livestream Easter Painting Party

Zoom Stream,
Saturday, April 11
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Under $10
  • Added This Week

Locked at home? Join us for a fun virtual painting party and paint an Easter bunny with your family! This 1.5 hour painting session is led by an expert artist who'll guide you through the creation of ... Read more

Ukrainian Egg Dyeing Online Class

Zoom Virtual Room,
Saturday, April 11
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Added This Week
  • Lectures & Classes

Ukrainian Easter egg dyeing is a magical process! It celebrates the spring, new life and is so much fun. Due to Social Distancing, this class will be offered online. It is okay if you don't have the s... Read more

Intro to Singing for Kids -- Online Workshop

Zoom Stream,
Monday, April 13 - Saturday, April 18
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Under $10
  • Added This Week
  • Lectures & Classes

Students will learn how to warmup their voice with fun and easy exercises that both stretch and strengthen the voice. This class is taught by Adam Roebuck who has been teaching both in New York City s... Read more

"Music With Melita!": Family-Friendly Music Classes Online

Facebook Live Stream,
Tuesday, April 14 - Thursday, April 16
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Lectures & Classes

If it’s starting to feel like you’re on Day 364 of quarantine, Melita’s got you and your family covered with her series of online music classes on Facebook Live. Leave it to her guitar skills, c... Read more

Barrett School of Music: Online Lessons for Kids

Go2Meeting Video Conference,
Friday, April 17
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Added This Week
  • Lectures & Classes

Are you scrambling to entertain your kids with schools closing? Do you have a full house every second of the day, as you try to work from home? Are you concerned about your child’s education lapsing... Read more

"Trolls LIVE!"

The Orpheum Theatre, Minneapolis
Friday, April 17 - Saturday, April 18
  • Family

Let’s talk about a win-win-win situation: "Trolls LIVE!" will keep your young ones entertained from the second it starts, encouraging them to sing, dance and laugh along; you’ll be able to bask in... Read more

Virtual Livestream Spring Painting Party

Zoom Stream,
Sunday, April 26
  • Activities & Competitions
  • Online & At Home
  • Family
  • Under $10
  • Added This Week

Locked at home? Join us for a fun painting party! This 1.5 hour painting party is led by an expert artist who'll guide you through the creation of a painting inspired by spring. Release your creativit... Read more

Catch the Latest Blockbusters With AMC Yellow eTickets

Any AMC Theatre, AMC Theatres
Thursday, December 31
  • Summer Fun
  • Movies & TV
  • Family
  • Under $10
  • Top Rated

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... Read more

Free Tickets Through SmARTpass This Week!

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

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