Planning a Shopping Trip to Bloomington: Four Tips for Saving on Your Spree

Beautiful Bloomington has water parks, theme parks, nature parks, and an aquarium, but it is most famous for being home to the largest shopping and entertainment complex in the United States. Shopaholics flock to this bustling mall to browse the racks and snap up bargain deals in over 400 stores. The Mall of America also has 50 restaurants, 14 movie screens, and 7 nightclubs ready for when you need a break from all that retail therapy.

Savvy shoppers use a host of tricks and tips to cut costs and save massive amounts off their stay in the city. Follow these four money-saving tips to get some great deals in Bloomington.

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Mall of America

Affordable Bloomington Accommodation

Bloomington has a huge selection of hotels that offer great-value rooms to entice new guests. Use online travel comparison sites to quickly find the best hotels in Bloomington. For budget hotels near the Mall of America, check-in to the Embassy Suites Hotel, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel, or the Super 8 Hotel Bloomington.

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Another option is to use Airbnb to search for spare rooms and rent apartments in the city. Hipmunk will compare available Airbnb listings so that you can bag an excellent deal while enjoying a more unique stay in Bloomington.

Free Transport to the Mall

Save money and time traveling to and from the mall by staying in the Radisson Blu by Mall of America hotel. This impressive four-star hotel is directly attached to the mall by a walkway, so you can get from the hotel lobby to the shop floor in just a few minutes.

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Other nearby hotels offer a free shuttle bus service to transport guests to and from the mall.

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The Embassy Suites

Mall of America Coupons

It’s well worth doing some research and stocking up on coupons before you leave for your trip. A great place to look for savings is on the Bloomington Visitors Site where the Bloomington Convention & Visitors Bureau lists all the latest coupons and discounts for shops in the mall, as well as for top Bloomington attractions. Check out this handy website for listings of the latest sales, gifts, and daily deals.

The Crowne Plaza Hotel Bloomington has a special shopping package that includes an exclusive Mall of America coupon book along with accommodation and a free shuttle service.

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Inside the Mall of America

Cheap Flights to Bloomington

Getting to Bloomington is a breeze as Minneapolis Saint Paul International Airport is just 7 miles away from the city center. Over 20 airlines fly direct to 114 domestic locations and 20 international cities. Try Delta, Southwest, and Spirit Airlines for some low-cost flights to and from the city.

Many local hotels offer a complementary shuttle bus that picks-up guests from the airport, or you can jump on the Metro Transit Route 54 public bus service, or use one of the many registered taxis that wait outside of the airport terminal.

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  1. Aldrin says:

    This is great! I’ll do these when I get there. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Let me know how it goes! ๐Ÿ™‚

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