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Blog: Deer Widows Weekend

Hunters aren’t the only ones excited about the MN Deer Hunting Opener: this Friday-Sunday, Albertville Premium Outlets hosts their annual Deer Widows Weekend event. While the Men are away, the women will play.

This Saturday marks the Minnesota Firearms Deer Hunting Opener. Across the state, nearly 500,000 hunters are eagerly anticipating driving into the woods, climbing into their deer stands and shooting a buck.

I’m a huge lover of the outdoors, but hunting is something that I’ve never quite understood. Sitting alone in a tree all day, in the middle of November has never sounded appealing to me. You may not even see a deer! Recently, I asked a hunter friend of mine what’s so great about hunting anyways. With an incredulous look I was told there’s so much more to it than that.

Shooting a buck and stocking your freezer with a heap of venison is the ultimate goal of course, but for most it’s just as much about tradition than actually killing a deer: relaxing with the guys, getting away for a weekend, being one with nature, having a few beers, yada, yada, yada… I’ll just take his word for it.

But while the men are away, the women will play. Hunters aren’t the only ones excited about the MN Deer Hunting Opener: this Friday-Sunday, Albertville Premium Outlets hosts their annual Deer Widows Weekend event.

What’s that, you ask? It’s a 3-day shopping event with deals that can only be rivaled by Black Friday itself. The Deer Widows Weekend at Albertville includes special sales at nearly 40 outlet stores, giveaways, and more.


Schedule

Friday, November 6 
10am-9pm
The official registration station for Deer Widows Weekend is Columbia Sportswear. Register for your change to win a $250 Columbia Sportswear Gift Card. 
VIP Reception will be from 3pm-6pm in Maurices. With enter to wins happening every half hour, must be present to win.

Saturday, November 7
10am-9pm
The first 100 bargain Hunters to visit Christopher & Banks, Eddie Bauer, and Tommy Hilfiger will receive a "Win Big Bucks" scratch off card with an opportunity to win $10, $20, $25, $50, $100, or $250 gift cards. Must be at least 18 years old to participate, while supplies last, one per person. 

Sunday, November 8
10am-7pm
The first 200 bargain hunters to visit Adidas will receive a Deer Widows Weekend gift bag.


The deer hunting opener is a great excuse for a fun filled girls’ weekend. Do a little hunting of your own (bargain hunting that is), and indulge. After shopping, why not unwind at Simonson’s Salon & Spa in Maple Grove?

Need a place to stay this weekend? We’ve got you covered with hotels just a short drive from Albertville, the Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, and even downtown Minneapolis!

Ladies, make your own traditions this year!

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