Expo Coupons and Expo Updates
The 54th Bi-annual Outdoor Adventure Expo
Here are your Expo coupons!
Expo is Friday, April 27 throught Sunday, April 29, 2012
Customer Appreciation night pre-sale is Thursday, April 26th 5-9 pm. Best selection - get first pick! Everything in the store is on Sale.
AND The first 100 people arriving at 2pm on Friday, April 27, will received this 12.5 oz insulated stainless steel mug, complete with the Midwest Mountaineering logo, absolutely FREE
Road construction and parking update:
There is currently road reconstruction on Riverside Avenue - as you come to the Expo, avoid Riverside Avenue. Don't take the Riverside I-94 exit - take the Cedar Avenue exit or the West Bank Washington Avenue exit. Parking is still plentiful! - just not on Riverside Avenue. The U. of M ramp behind Midwest Mountaineering, as well as the Law School and Willey Hall U. of M surface lots are good options.
$5 (daily rate) validation tickets are available for the 7 Corners Ramp (at the Holiday Inn). Park in the ramp and get your validation ticket from the greeter table at the Midwest Mountaineering front door entrance or the tent entrance. When you leave the 7 Corners Ramp, this ticket will reduce your parking fee from $13 to $5 for the day. The validation rate at the 7 Corners Ramp is the cheapest parking option.
Beer 'n Gear Social Night & Raffle - we had so much fun the first Beer 'n Gear nite last fall that we're doing it again. Friday, April 27th from 4:00 to 9:00pm in the Expo exhibitor tent – raffle at 8:30pm http://www.outdooradventureexpo.com/201204/beer-gear-social-raffle.shtml
On-Water Boat Demo Thursday, April 26, 3-7 pm
Shopping for a canoe or kayak? Try before you buy - go to the canoe and kayak DEMO - Thursday, April 26th 3-7 pm at the northwest end of Lake Nokomis. 100's of boats to try and manufacturers' reps will be there to answer questions.
$5000 of Free Gear from the Gear Junkie!!
Stephen Regenold, a.k.a The Gear Junkie, tests gear for manufacturers, among other things. He's giving away (yes, you read that right) $5,000 worth of "lightly tested" gear at his booth at the Expo to folks who make Midwest Mountaineering purchases of $500, $1000 or $2000 or more at the Expo, beginning at 2pm Friday - while the giveaway items last. Present your qualifying MWM receipt to Stephen at his booth --- Here's a list of The Gear Junkie's giveaways.... We don't expect these free items to last long!
Sell your used canoe or kayak (or buy one..) Auction Saturday April 28 - 11am. Bring in your boat 7-10am. Inspect canoes and kayaks 10-11am. Auction begins at 11am. More details at http://www.outdooradventureexpo.com/201204/auction.shtml
Click on the coupon image below for a printable version. (Note: when your print window opens, you may need to click on the image to show the coupon page full-size.) There are TWO PAGES of coupons. If you click on the coupon image below, you'll go to a printable two-page pdf. Print the coupons for a friend! Usage limited to one of each type of coupon per person per day, rung under your customer name. If you have any trouble printing the coupons, just ask for them at customer service.
Please note that canoes and kayaks are excluded from the coupons below, but they're still ON SALE! Go here http://www.midwestmtn.com/departments/paddling
to see the canoe and kayak sale prices
If you have trouble printing the coupons, just ask for them at the Customer Service counter at the Expo. Please feel free to forward these coupons to your friends!
Things to know:
"Customer Appreciation Night" Pre-Sale is Thursday, April 26 - 5 pm - 9 pm
Outdoor Adventure Expo is Friday (2-9pm), Saturday (9am-6:30pm) and Sunday (10am-5pm), April 27, 28, and 29
DON'T FORGET: The store is closed on Wednesday, April 25 after 5pm, Thursday until 5pm, and on Friday until 2pm, for set up. Thrifty Outfitters remains open its regular hours.
Thrifty Outfitters Bargains:
Buy 2 Fox River or Ballston socks, get one FREE - EXPO ONLY (while they last!)
Arc'Teryx backpack and clothing samples - 25% OFF
Mountain Hardwear spring clothing samples and closeouts - 40% OFF
Mountain Hardwear equipment samples - 30% OFF
Merrell clothing closeouts - 40% OFF
Lole summer clothing and swim wear - 40% OFF
Ibex samples for men and women medium - 35% OFF
prAna samples for men (large) and women (medium) - 40% OFF
Sample daypacks, tents and sleeping bags from Timbuk2, Mountain Hardwear, Kelty, Sierra Designs and Rab - 30% OFF
Kid's winter and summer clothing up to 75% OFF
Winter outerwear up to 75% OFF
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Expo Newspaper update - Schedule Changes
•Expo newspaper online is: http://www.outdooradventureexpo.com/201204/newspaper.shtml#tblNewspaper here are the changes and updates
Page 5 – Program: 'Canoe and Kayak Demo' says 3 – 7pm, should be 3 – 7:30pm.
•Page 18, 19 – Program (3:00pm Cowles Auditorium): 'Lightweight Backpacking Tips' presented by Rod Johnson replaces Mike Libecki's 'In Search of Vertical Earth'.
•Page 18, 19 – Program: Mike Libecki's 'In Search of Vertical Earth' has been moved from Saturday to Sunday at 4:30pm in the Cowles Auditorium. To fill in at 3pm for MikeLibecki's scheduling change, Rod and Sharon Johnson will do a Saturday presentation of their Backpacking Tips and Technques - description on pg 12 of the Expo newspaper. They'll have a drawing for free stuff!
•Page 19 – Program (3:30pm Hanson Hall 104): 'Solo River Trip in Southwest Peru' has been replaced by 'Patagonia Unbridled' presented by Jordan Harvey.
•Page 21 – Program: 'Solo River Trip in Southwest Peru' has been cancelled
Radical Reels - Saturday, April 28, 2012, 7PM - U of M, Willey Hall Tickets: $15.00 - (see more at http://www.outdooradventureexpo.com/201204/RadicalReelsTour.shtml)
Reel Paddling Film Festival - Friday, April 27, 7:00PM - U of M, Humphrey Center, Cowles Auditorium Tickets: $10.00 (see more at http://www.outdooradventureexpo.com/201204/ReelPaddlingFilmFestival.shtml)
Visit the Expo website at www.outdooradventureexpo.com - new info is added daily. A big THANK YOU to all our Expo sponsors: Subaru, our presentation sponsor.. and
Big Agnes, City Pages, Granite Gear, Gregory, KFAI, Marmot, Midwa Party Rental, Minnesota Trails Magazine, Mountain Hardwear, MSR, NEMO Equipment, Osprey, Smartwool, Summit Brewing, Tourism Thunder Bay, Wabakimi Canoe Outfitters, Wenonah, Western Mountaineering, YMCA of the Rockies - Snow Mountain Ranch.