Open Mic 9/25/2014

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  1. Shelly says

    Does anyone know the current details of Teacher Discounts for a trip or membership to Sea Life Aquarium at MOA? I will be going with 4 family members this weekend, and my former teacher membership is expired. Wondering if it’s still worth it to buy and use same day and maybe just a one time use this year. Thanks so much.

    • JoAnna says

      It will cost you $20 plus daily rate for all the people you are taking (or $30 if they get the membership, too). If you are just going one time it sounds like a coupon deal will be better for you. Here is a link (http://www.bloomington-coupons.com/) for $4 off adult ticket and $2 off kiddo ticket. But as a MN resident there is a better discount when buying online (http://www.visitsealife.com/minnesota/buy-tickets/). I have never been there but my mom took my daughter and they both had a great time.

      http://www.visitsealife.com/minnesota/schools-and-groups/schools/teacher-resources/

      Discounted Teacher Membership

      Teachers can receive a membership to SEA LIFE Minnesota for $20 plus tax (a $49 value). To receive the offer you will need to bring in your teacher ID badge or a recent paystub to our ticket counter. Once you purchase the membership, you will receive unlimited admission for the entire year. Additional members can be added to the membership for $30 plus tax each.

  2. Crystal says

    I actually just contacted sea life in June about this via email. Here was their response “Teachers can now receive a membership to Sea Life Minnesota for $20 (a
    $49 value). To receive the offer you will need to bring in your teacher
    id badge or a recent paystub to our ticket counter. Once you purchase
    the membership, you will receive unlimited admission for the entire
    year. You can choose to add anyone onto the membership for $30 each or
    they can receive 1/2 off daily admission. The cost for admission after
    the discount is $11.50 per adult and $8.50 per child plus tax.”

    • JoAnna says

      The 1/2 off daily rate for additional people (along with $20 membership fee for teacher) is a better deal! Nice to know that—they did not mention the 50% daily rate on their website.

    • Crystal says

      By the way you just missed their teacher open house 9-23 from 4-8pm where teachers get in free and can bring guests for only 5$ each. Includes a behind the scenes tour. They do this about once a year…typically in April though. Get on their email list and they will email you when its going to happen a few weeks before it does.

  3. Treev says

    Random thought/annoyance …I just tried to get a free sample of Ovaltine and what is the deal with some of these companies free samples where you have to meet a certain demographic to get a free sample. Really? For Ovaltine?? Just saying….

  4. Jodi says

    I just secured a massage table for our church’s healing touch program from freecycle.org. If you have free items to offer, or are looking for free items, check it out!

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