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Win Sizzlin’ Summer Giveaways from Minneapolis Northwest

Travelers and residents experienced a sizzlin’ summer in the Twin Cities! From May 2018 through August 2018, Minneapolis Northwest presented giveaways to Minnesota’s hottest attractions on our Facebook page, including Mall of America prize packs and tickets to the St. Paul Saints, Valleyfair, Summer X Games and the Minnesota Renaissance Festival.

Fans liked our Facebook page and watched for our posts announcing the giveaways on Facebook and Instagram. For each giveaway, we asked people to participate in a different way: post a photo, tag a friend, describe your favorite summer activity and more. Participants were encouraged to use the hashtag #WeLoveMNW, and winners were announced the morning after the contest ended.

Take a look at our 2018 Sizzlin' Summer giveaway packages. Then, check our blog and sign up for our monthly e-newsletter for information on future prize giveaways and other exciting events. Follow us on FacebookTwitter and Instagram for even more up-to-date happenings in Minneapolis Northwest. As you're planning your visit, explore our Hotels page for comfortable and convenient hotel options in the area. Enjoy a complimentary warm, chocolate chip cookie when you check into the DoubleTree by Hilton, or a delicious meal at Wadsworth Restaurant in the Minneapolis Marriott Northwest. And kids love playing in the Venetian Waterpark at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites in Maple Grove!

Previous Sizzlin' Summer Giveaways

Take Me Out to the Saints Game

St. Paul Saints

Chances to win: 1
- Giveaway posted on Tuesday, May 15; winner announced on Friday, May 18.

In May, we asked our followers to tell us about their favorite summer activity using the hashtag #WeLoveMNW. After many fun responses, one lucky winner received four Securian Club tickets to the St. Paul Saints game at CHS Field on Friday, May 25. Attending at Saints game is one of the best baseball experiences you can have this summer. Check the Saints' schedule and get tickets before the season flies by! #WeLoveMN

If sports are your jam, make time to visit one of the public Championship golf courses in Minneapolis Northwest – Rush Creek Golf Club and Edinburgh USA – or tee off at a number of other fun area golf courses when you try mini golf, FootGolf and FlingGolf. 

Go for the Ride of You Life at Valleyfair


Chances to win: 2
- Giveaway posted on Tuesday, June 12; winner announced on Wednesday, June 13.
- Giveaway posted on Thursday, June 14; winner announced on Friday, June 15.

In June, we asked our followers to share with us what their favorite rides at Valleyfair and also share their fun weekend plans. Hundreds of people submitted answers and we chose two winners who each received a 5-pack of tickets to Minnesota's fastest and wildest amusement park.  With more than 75 rides and attractions, Valleyfair turns a fun summer into an unforgettable summer. #WeLoveMNW

For more fun thrills, take a shot at playing WhirlyBall in Minneapolis Northwest - a unique and hilarous combination of basketball, hockey, lacrosse and bumper cars. Then, race your friends to win ultimate bragging rights at ProKart Indoor Racing. Part of the track even goes outside on warm-weather days.

Experience the Mall That Has It All

Nickelodeon Universe at Mall of America

Chances to win: 2
- Giveaway posted on Tuesday, July 10; winners (2) announced on Friday, July 13.

Minnesota loves its Mall of America – one of the top family destinations in the country! It’s a one-stop-shop for shopping, dining and entertainment for the whole family. In July, we asked our followers to share our Mall of America Facebook post and use the hashtag #WeLoveMNW for a chance to win a Mall of America prize pack that included coupon books, a shopping bag, and passes to Nickeloden Universe, Dutchman's Desk and Moose Mountain. 

For the best tax-free shopping outside Mall of America, head to The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes in Maple Grove. You’ll find national retailers, boutiques, spas, restaurants and kid-friendly places like Color Me Mine and Grey Duck Games & Toys.

Summer Sizzles with Summer X Games

Summer X Games 2018

Chances to win: 1
- Giveaway posted on Monday, July 16; winner announced on Wednesday, July 18.

After staging for the first time in Minneapolis in 2017, the Summer X Games returned in to U.S. Bank Stadium in 2018 with more world-class sports and top-tier athletes in action. We asked our followers to share with us which X Games sport they most wanted to try themselves for a chance to win a four-pack of tickets to the final day of the Summer X Games. A luck winner was announced on July 18 and will be attending the X Games this weekend!

Travel Back in Time at the Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Minnesota Renaissance Festival

Chances to win: 3
- Giveaway posted on Thursday, August 2; winner announced on Friday, August 3.
- Giveaway posted on Tuesday, August 7; winners (2) announced on Friday, August 10.

During the last rush of summer, we gave away three 4-packs of tickets to the Minnesota Renaissance Festival, filled with tasty food, extravagant costumes and thrilling entertainment from the days of yore – think fire-eaters, fairies, parades and live jousting! We asked folks to share their best throwback photo and tag the friends and family they would bring with them to the festival. Three lucky winners were announced in mid-August.

If you like the history of the Renaissance Festival, check out Eidem Homestead – a ten-acre living history farm that showcases the rich history of Brooklyn Park through interactive activities! Also stop by (or come back for) the Twin Cities Harvest Festival & Maze, which features the largest corn maze in Minnesota!

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