MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Two weeks from Thursday, the Minnesota State Fair will open, as will the wallets of fair-goers. Luckily, there are dozens of money-saving tools and discounts.

Pre-fair discount admission tickets are now on sale and available until Aug. 22. Adult tickets are discounted $3, and senior and kids tickets are discounted $1. Tickets are available at the State Fair ticket office off Como Avenue, Minneapolis Visitor Information Center, participating Cub locations and online.

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Blue Ribbon Bargain Books offers over 150 coupons with savings of at least thirty percent on food, merchandise and attractions. They are available for $5 at State Fair Gift Shops, Bargain Book and State Fair Poster Carts and participating Cub locations.

Mighty Midway and Kidway ride and game tickets are also discounted until Aug. 22. A sheet of 25 tickets costs $15, a $10 discount.

Early bird specials are available for rides and games until 1 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 24; Tuesday, Aug. 28; Thursday, Aug. 30 and Friday, Aug. 31.

A week of deals kicks off with Thrifty Thursday on Aug. 23, where tickets purchased at the gate are $12 for adults and $9 for kids.

Seniors and kids are admitted to the fair on Monday, Aug. 27 for $9.

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On Tuesday, Aug. 28, active military members and families, veterans and their spouses get admission for $9 with documentation of U.S. military service.

Admission prices are also discounted on Wednesday, Aug. 29 when guests present a valid public library card. Adults pay $12 and seniors and kids pay $9.

Seniors also get in for $9 on Thursday, Aug. 30.

The fair ends with kids admission for $9 on Labor Day.

The Deals, Drawings and Giveaways Guide details special day deals, items found for less than a buck, freebies and places to win prizes. The guide is available at mnstatefair.org

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