2010 Blue Ribbon Bargain Book

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FIRST PLACE IN SAVINGS - BLUE RIBBON BARGAIN BOOK!

2012 Blue Ribbon Bargain Book cover

The 2013 Blue Ribbon Bargain Book, sponsored by Sam's Club, features 126 coupons and more than $500 in savings! Pick one up before the fair for only $4 wherever pre-fair discount tickets are sold.

Pre-fair discount Blue Ribbon Bargain Books are available for purchase in advance at Cub Foods locations, outlets in greater Minnesota, at the State Fair Box Office, and online by clicking here. For State Fair Box Office hours and location, click here.

During the fair, books are available for $5 at State FairWear Gift Shops and State Fair Foundation Souvenir Kiosks on the fairgrounds. Books purchased during the fair support the mission of the State Fair Foundation.

Blue Ribbon Bargain Book

3rd Lair Skatepark $5 off any item over $15 Located at The X-Zone,
Murphy Ave. and Underwood St.
Al’s Subs & Malt Shop $2 off one chocolate or vanilla malt
or buy one soft serve cone and get one FREE
Located on east side of Nelson St. between Carnes Ave. and Dan Patch Ave.
Andy’s Grille $2 off one breakfast egg croissant (served until 11 a.m.)
or $2 off one hot ham & cheese sandwich
Located on Carnes Ave. west of DNR Building
Annie’s Pooch Pops $1.50 off one dog treat
or buy one treat and get one treat FREE
Located in the Pet Center
Apple Lil’s $1.50 off one jumbo pretzel
or buy one jumbo pretzel and get the second FREE
Located inside Heritage Square across from Buffalo Burger Stand
Apron Elegance

$15 off a Chocoholic apron

Located inside Heritage Square, south wall
Arctic Island Slushes $3 off one large slushie
or buy any size refill for half price
Located on the northeast corner of Cooper St. & Wright Ave.
Art on Tiles $7.80 off one piece of 8" x 8" tile Located in Grandstand lower level, southeast quadrant
Ball Park Cafe $2.25 off one order of garlic fries
or $2.25 of one order of jalapeno poppers
Located on Underwood St. outside The Garden
Bamboo Imports Minnesota Inc. $6 off a five piece set of 460 gsm bamboo wash cloths Located in Merchandise Mart on south wall
BigDog Corndogs & Footlongs $2 off one BigDog corndog Located on Underwood St., south of Ye Old Mill AND on Underwood St. & Randall Ave.
Blue Moon Dine-In Theater $2 off any Belgian waffle Located on Carnes Ave. & Chambers St.
Bolivian Imports $4 off one double drum shaker musical instrument Located in International Bazaar, south side
Bridgeman’s Ice Cream $2 off your choice of one hot fudge brownie or State Fair muffin sundae Located on north side of Judson Ave. between Liggett St. and Clough St.
Café Caribe $1.75 off one order of crab cakes (two lightly seasoned crab cakes with a Cajun dipping sauce) Located on Carnes Ave. & Clough St.
Caramel Apple Sundae $1.25 off one serving of caramel apples in-a-dish
(Also available with vanilla or cinnamon ice cream for an additional $1)
or buy one bottled water and get a second for $1.25
Located in Carousel Park, east of Grandstand Ramp
Caribbean Heat $5 off one 5 oz. bottle of Tropical Hot 'N' Honey sauce Located in International Bazaar, east wall
Caribbean Smoothies $2 off one large smoothie
or $2 off a chocolate fruit kabob

Located on Liggett St. in front of Horse Barn

Caricatures by Cindy $10 off a one-person head and shoulders live caricature
or buy one “celebrity” caricature print and get the second 50% off
Located in Heritage Square, south wall
Carlota Gardens 30% off Talavera planter pots Located in Heritage Square, south wall
Chicago Dogs $1.75 off any style hot dog or $4.75 off one “Chicago 6 Pak”
(2 hot dogs, 2 bags of chips or 2 pickles, and 2 small soft drinks)
Located in The Garden
Chinatown Minnesota $1 off one egg roll on-a-stick Located inside Food Building, northeast corner
Cinnamon Roasted Nuts $1.50 off one 4 oz. cone of cinnamon-roasted almonds Located in International Bazaar, south wall
Cinnie Smiths $2.50 off one large cup of Cinnie Smiths gourmet mini cinnamon rolls Located at Murphy Ave. & Underwood St.
Coasters $3 off one prime rib sandwich
or receive a FREE order of french fries with any burger purchase
Located on Liggett St. & Carnes Ave.
Corndogs/Lemonade $2 off one footlong corndog Located on Liggett St. & Carnes Ave.
Dairy Bar $1.50 off one flavor 16 oz. milk shake - choice of chocolate, strawberry, pineapple or vanilla (no substitutions) Located inside Food Building, south wall
Danielson & Daughters Onion Rings $1.50 off one order of onion rings Located between Underwood St. & Cooper St. outside Food Building, south wall
Delicious Potato Skins $2 off one order of buffalo chips Located inside Food Building, south wall
Dino’s Gyros $2.50 off one regular gyro sandwich
or buy one regular gyro sandwich and get a second for $4
Located on north side of Carnes Ave. between Underwood St. & Nelson St.
The Dog Perk $2 off one dog bandana
or buy one dog biscuit on-a-stick and get one FREE
Located in the Pet Center, north center aisle
Exotic Everest Imports $8 off bags and purses priced $22 and up Located in International Bazaar, north side
Falafel King $2 off one falafel on-a-stick Located inside Food Building, southeast corner
Famous Dave’s Barbecue $3 off one pork sandwich Located on West Dan Patch Ave. & Chambers St.
Fan HQ Collectibles $5 off one player T-shirt Located in Grandstand lower level
Farmers Union Coffee Shop $2 off one 12 oz. Minnesota Farmers Union Frappé Located on Dan Patch Ave. in Farmers Union Building
Fish & Chips Seafood Shoppes $2.50 off your choice of fish & chips, grilled shrimp on-a-stick, breaded shrimp, calamari, oysters or crab cakes & chips Located inside Food Building, northwest corner AND on Liggett St., south of Mighty Midway
Flax Seed $10 off one 40 oz. Flakes O' Gold Located inside Dairy Building, center aisles
Flora’s Dress Emporium $2.50 off one pair of 1.5-carat cubic zirconia studs Located in Heritage Square
FootHuggers Sock Company $5 off one pair of FootHuggers socks Located in Upper Grandstand
Foot-Long Hot Dogs $2 off one foot-long hot dog
or buy one foot-long hot dog and get one 16 oz. soft drink FREE
Located on Cosgrove St. between Fine Arts & 4-H Buildings AND on the corner of Carnes Ave. & Nelson St.
French Crêperie $2.50 off any of our $8 crêpes Located on Carnes Ave., across from WCCO Radio
French Meadow Bakery & Café $1 off one scone (no topping)
or buy one sandwich and receive a 16 oz. coffee FREE
or buy one fresh fruit-filled scone and receive a 16 oz. beverage FREE
Located on Carnes Ave. & Underwood St., across from WCCO Radio
Fresh French Fries $2 off one regular-size order of french fries Located on north side of Judson Ave. between Underwood St. & Nelson St. AND on east side of Liggett St., between Carnes Ave. & Dan Patch Ave.
“Fresh-Squeezed” Lemonade Booth $1.50 off one 16 oz. or 33 oz. “fresh-squeezed” lemonade Located outside Food Building, south wall
Friday Dog $3 off any tattoo $10 or less
or $5 off any tattoo $11 or more
Located on the east side of Cooper St. between Randall Ave. & Wright Ave.
Fried Fruit $1.50 off fried fruit on-a-stick, fresh fruit smoothie or fruity salsa
or buy two fruit items and get two sodas FREE
Located in Carousel Park, east of Grandstand Ramp
Funnel Cakes $2 off one regular funnel cake with your choice of powdered sugar or cinnamon sugar Located inside Food Building, east wall
Gem Mountain Studio $11 off one birthstone charm on a chain Located in Upper Grandstand, south side
Giggles’ Campfire Grill $2.50 off one order of Giggles’ world-famous walleye cakes (two walleye cakes served with Giggles’ special sauce) Located at Cooper St. & Lee Ave. in The North Woods
Granny’s Kitchen Fudge Puppies $1.50 off one original Fudge Puppy Located at Underwood St. & Carnes Ave., outside Food Building
Green Mill $2 off one slice of pizza
or buy one slice of pizza and get a second slice FREE
Located at Family Fair in Baldwin Park
Hawaiian Shaved Ice $2 off one large shaved ice or $4 off two large servings Located on Dan Patch Ave., east of Visitors Plaza
Hawaiian Wear $5 off one pair of sunglasses or buy one pair of sunglasses at regular price and get the second pair for only $1 Located on east side of Cooper St. between Randall Ave. & Wright Ave. at Family Fair in Baldwin Park
Henna Art by Sole Shine $5 off any $15 design
or get a FREE henna balm with the purchase of any $25 henna design
Located in The X-Zone, Murphy Ave. & Underwood St. AND in International Bazaar
Holy Land Deli $3 off one gyro on-a-stick
or buy one gyro on-a-stick and get the second one FREE
Located in International Bazaar, south wall
Homemade Elephant Ears Eagle Food Service $1.50 off one elephant ear Located outside Food Building, on south wall
I Like You $6 off one awesome T-shirt
or buy any two T-shirts and get the third FREE
Located in Heritage Square, exhibit building
iCANDY Sugar Shoppe $1.50 off one fudge on-a-stick
or buy one fudge on-a-stick and get one FREE
Located in Carousel Park, east of Grandstand Ramp
Ice Cream Parlour $2.50 off any flavor ice cream float, including our famous "Orange Rush" or buy one ice crea float and get one FREE Located in Heritage Square
Isabel Burke’s Olde Tyme Taffy $4.50 off one mega-size taffy tub Located outside Food Building, south wall
The Jerky Shoppe $1 off one snack stick (any flavor)
or buy two regular-priced snack sticks and get one FREE
Located in Grandstand lower level, southwest quadrant
J.R. Watkins Naturals $3 off one Watkins Cinnamon or $3 off one Pain Relief Spray Located in Heritage Square
Kamikaze 3 tickets off one ride on the Kamikaze
or 2 people ride for the price of 1 person
Located on Mighty Midway
Kidway $6 off one $20 sheet of 28 ride & game tickets for Mighty Midway and/or Kidway  
Leimon’s Pizzeria $2 off one slice of pizza or buy one slice of pizza at the regular price and get a second slice FREE Located on Mighty Midway
Lisa Nelson Designs 50% off any Swarovski crystal earrings (sterling silver or gold filled)
or buy one pair of Swarovski crystal earrings and get one pair FREE
Located in Grandstand lower level, northeast quadrant
Love From Minnesota 50% off one sweatshirt Located on north side of Dan Patch Ave. between Underwood St. & Cooper St.
L’Paige Lipstick $2.50 off one tube of L’Paige long-lasting lipstick or buy one tube of L’Paige lipstick and get one colored lipgloss with jojoba oil and vitamin E FREE Located in Upper Grandstand
Luigi Italian Ice

$1.50 off one Luigi Italian Ice
or buy one Luigi Italian Ice and get one FREE
or buy one luigi food item (Luigi fries, hot dago on-a-stick or Luigi deep-fried peppers) and get one Luigi Italian Ice FREE

Located on Carnes Ave. & Nelson St.
Magnum 2 tickets off one ride on the Magnum Located on Mighty Midway
Manny’s Tortas $2 off one Hawaiian torta Located in Food Building, just inside entry doors off Cooper St.
Mel’s Food $3 off one Italian sausage sandwich with fried onions and bell peppers served on a sub roll Located on Mighty Midway
Mexican Hat $2 off one mini taco salad Located on Chamber St. & Dan Patch Ave.
Mickey’s Grill & Kabobs $2 off one BBQ beef brisket sandwich Located on west side of Underwood St. between Dan Patch Ave. & Carnes Ave.
Midway Grill $3 off one foot-long corn dog
or buy one foot-long corn dog and get one FREE
Located on Mighty Midway
Minnesota State FairWear Gift Shops $5 off the regular price for T-Shirst sized S-XL, $6 off the regular price for T-Shirts sized XXL-XXXL Located on Dan Patch Ave. in Visitors Plaza AND in Warner Coliseum AND in Lower Grandstand, east entrance
Mighty Midway $6 off one $20 sheet of 28 ride & game tickets for Mighty Midway and/or Kidway  
Mike’s Hamburgers $1 off one hot dog or $1 off one 33 oz. jumbo soft drink Located at Carnes Ave. & Nelson St.
Mini Melts/Wonder Bars $1 off one Wonder Bar ice cream bar
or $2 off one large bowl of mini melts
Located on Cooper St. at Family Fair in Baldwin Park
Minnesota State Fair Foundation $3 off one official 2013 Minnesota State Fair Commemorative Art Poster Various locations
Minnesota State FairWear Gift Shops $5 off the regular price of T-shirts sized S-XL, $6 off the regular price of T-shirts sized XXL-XXXL Located on Dan Patch Ave. in Visitors Plaza AND in Warner Coliseum AND in Lower Grandstand, east entrance
Monty’s Traveling Reptile Show $1 off one admission Located on east side of Nelson St. between Judson Ave. & Carnes Ave.
Name Rings $10 off the price of a single initial pendant Located in Heritage Square, southwest side
Netterfield’s Food Court $1.50 off one 16 oz. lemonade or cheese on-a-stick Located on Cooper St. across from Kidway
Netterfield’s Popcorn Stand $2 off one large homemade caramel corn Located behind Bandshell on Cooper St.
Northern Tool & Equipment $3.99 off one 24 pack of AA or AAA batteries Located at Randall Ave. & Underwood St.
O’Garas at the Fair $2 off one order of Blarney Beans Located on southwest corner of Dan Patch Ave. & Cosgrove St.
Ollie’s Crab Fritters $2 off one order of crab fritters Located at Murphy Ave. & Underwood St.
Orange Treet Booth $1.50 off one 16 oz. or 33 oz. “fresh-squeezed” Orange or Strawberry Treet Located outside Food Building, south wall
Orbiter 2 tickets off one ride on the Orbiter Located on Mighty Midway
Otter Creations $4 off one Mag-N-Art Located in Creative Activities Annex on north wall
Panda Palace $2 off one order of spring rolls
or buy any two sides for $7.50
Located in International Bazaar, northeast corner
Patinella’s Chicken Grill $2.50 off one deluxe chicken and rice bowl Located under Grandstand Ramp near lower level exhibit entry doors
Peters Hot Dogs $1 off one regular chili cheese dog Located on Underwood St. & Wright Ave at Kidway AND inside the Food Building, west wall AND in Heritage Square, west end
Playland Arcade $1 off one set of souvenir photos Located on southeast corner of Carnes Ave. & Nelson St.
Polarized Clip-Ons $3 off one classic eyeglass cleaning kit
or $5 off any $14.99 sunglass reader in stock
or eyeglass neck cords 2 for $1
Located in Warner Coliseum, east side
Quesadilla Junction $1.25 off one quesadilla Located at Murphy Ave. & Underwood St.
Ragin Cajun $2.25 off one order of your choice of steak, pork chop or chicken on-a-stick Located in The Garden, west wall
RC Cola $1.50 off one large soft drink Located at Underwood St. & Dan Patch Ave.
Rice Kristie Bar $2 off one original Rice Kristie Bar
or $1 off one specialty Rice Kristie Bar
Located on Carnes Ave. near Underwood St.
Rock Gardens $1.50 off one small fairy
or buy one fairy and get one FREE
Located on east side of Nelson St. between Judson Ave. & Carnes Ave.
Root Beer Barrels 75¢ off one 16 oz. root beer or buy one 16 oz. or 20 oz. root beer and get one of the same size FREE Five locations around the fairgrounds
Roseberry Children’s Boutique Save $10 on select hand-knit children's sweaters Located in International Bazaar, north wall
Route 66 Roadhouse Chicken $1.50 off any one food item Located inside Food Building, northwest corner
Rutana’s Hot Apple Dumplings $2 off one hot apple dumpling with ice cream
or $1 off one jumbo (32 oz.) specialty float
Located on Randall Ave. in front of Progress Center
Sadie’s Frozen Custard $2 off one frozen custard sundae or $2 off one root beer float Located on Judson Ave. & Clough St.
Shanghaied Henri's $1.25 off one 20 oz. soda or buy one and get one FREE Located in International Bazaar, north side
Shaved Ice $2 off large shaved ice or 2 medium shaved ice for $7 Located on east side of Liggett St. near the southeast corner of Judson Ave.
The Shrimp Shack $2 off one order of popcorn shrimp
or $1 off a small fresh-squeezed lemonade
Located on Underwood St. & Carnes Ave.
Snack House $2.25 off one large fair mix popcorn Inside the Coliseum, northeast side
Simply Nuts $3 off one pound of Secret Peanuts butter toffee peanuts
or $2 off one pound of cinnamon almonds
Located in Lee & Rose Warner Coliseum
Smokey’s Charbroiler $1 off Smokey's Wild Alaskan Salmon Burger Located at Murphy Ave. & Underwood St.
Smoothies And Jurassic Corn Dogs $2.25 off our GIANT breaded pork tenderloin sandwich
or $1.50 off one 16 oz. 100% real fruit smoothie
Located on Murphy Ave. across from Pet Center
Sonny’s Spiral Spuds $2 off one French dog Located inside Food Building, northwest corner
Starberi Frozen Yogurt $2.10 off one large order of frozen yogurt Located near southwest corner of Liggett St. & Dan Patch Ave.
State Fair Taffy $3.50 off one box of salt water taffy Located on east side of Cosgrove St., outside of Education Building
Steichen’s Grocery - Deli $1.25 off one fresh made-to-order breakfast sandwich (7-10:30 a.m.) or $3.50 off one fresh made-to-order full meal deal: deli sandwich, bag of chips, small potato salad, pickle wedge and a 12 oz. soda (all day) Located in Commissary, southeast end
The Strawberry Patch $2 off one strawberry shortcake
or buy two strawberry shortcakes for $6
Located on LIggett St., east side of Horse Barn
Sugar Shack $1.50 off one bag or cone of cotton candy
or buy one bag at full price and get a bag or cone for 50% off
Located on Mighty Midway
Sweets & Treats $1 off one fresh hand-dipped caramel apple Located on north side of Dan Patch Ave. & Cooper St. AND on Underwood St. & Wright Ave. at Kidway
Tejas Express $2.50 off one full order of guacamole and chips
or $2 off a full order of nachos with jalapenos
Located in The Garden, north wall
Thomasina’s Cashew Brittle $2 off one 4.5 oz. bag of cashew brittle
or $6 off one 1 lb. gift box of cashew brittle
Located in Creative Activities Annex near restrooms
Tri-State Bobcat $3 off one S300 1/32 scale Bobcat toy or purchase any Bobcat toy at regular price and get second toy of equal or lesser value for half off (Does not include T190 Remote Control Toy) Located on west side of Underwood St. between Wright Ave. & Dan Patch Ave.
Tysk Concessions Caramel Apples, Cotton Candy, Sno Kones $1.25 off one regular-size bag of cotton candy
or $1.25 off one sliced Granny Smith apple with caramel
Located at Randall Ave. between Cooper St. & Underwood St.
Veggie Pie $1.25 off one bowl of sliced ripe watermelon Located inside Food Building, south wall
Vegie Fries $1.50 off one order of vegie fries or potato 'n' onion fries
or $1 off any beverage
Located on Dan Patch Ave. in front of Visitors Plaza
Water Bumper Boats 2 tickets off one ride on the Water Bumper Boats Located on Mighty Midway
West Indies Soul Food $1.50 off one 22 oz. Caribbean Lemonade
or 75¢ off one 10 oz. cup of Jamaican Blue Mountain Coffee
Located in International Bazaar, south wall
Western Edge $5 off one Western web belt or buy one belt at regular price and get a second belt of equal or lesser value at half price Located on south side of Judson Ave., between Liggett St. & Clough St.
Wild Rice Specialties $2 off one wild rice and beef cheeseburger Located inside Food Building, northeast corner
Winky the Whale 2 tickets off one ride on Winky the Whale Located at Kidway
World's Greatest French Fries $2.50 off one medium-size serving of skin-on fresh-cut fries Located on southwest corner of Dan Patch Ave. & Underwood St.
Wrapsody Kids & Scarves $10 off one “Darling Bundle” (2 tutus, 2 “hair pretties,” 2 headbands) Located in Grandstand lower level, northwest quadrant
ZRS Fossils & Gifts $5 off any purchase of Baltic amber and sterling silver jewelry priced at $10 and up Located in Lower Grandstand