Learn how to maximize your savings when taking trips across the border from Manitoba into the USA – such as Grand Forks and Fargo, North Dakota.

Crossing into the USA for a weekend can be very lucrative for deals and shopping.  Here is all the collective information from my mind regarding that topic!

Firstly – find yourself a deal on a cheap hotel.  You can search hotels by using OR you can book a hotel over the phone and use valuable coupons from here:  to save money also.

There is often also a 20% off anyone regularly priced item from Gordmans in that printable flyer. Print one out for each day you’re in the states for shopping purposes and get yourself some great deals.

Places to find American coupons for shopping trips:



Website that does coupon matchups for the states.

A list of kids eat free places for the states (found on line – please note that this could change)


Famous Dave’s, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., 5 and under
Mexican Village, 10 and under
Moe’s Southwest Grill, 12 and under
Paradiso, 8 and under
Pepper’s, 10 and under
Speak Easy, 10 and under

Bennigan’s, 4 to 10 p.m., 12 and under
Denny’s, 10 and under
Green Mill, 4 to 7 p.m., 12 and under
HuHot Mongolian Grill, 4 p.m. to close, 10 and under
Lone Star Steakhouse, 12 and under
Northtown Grill, 12 and under
Perkins, 4 to 10 p.m., 12 and under
Pizza Hut, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., 10 and under
Pizza Ranch, 4 p.m. to close, 9 and under
Valentino’s, 12 and under


Fryn’ Pan, 5 to 9 p.m., 12 and under

Mom’s Diner, 6 to 10 p.m., 10 and under


Bennigan’s, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., 12 and under
Hooters, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., 12 and under
Northtown Grill, 12 and under
Pepper’s, 10 and under
Perkins, 4 to 10 p.m., 12 and under

Monday through Friday
North American Steak Buffet, 12 and under

IHOP, 4 to 10 p.m., 12 and under

Cheap eats

While these restaurants don’t offer free food for kids, they do have discounted menu items.

Applebee’s, 99-cent kids’ meals, Tuesday, 12 and under

Buffalo Wild Wings, 99-cent kids’ meals, Sunday, 12 and under

Ground Round, kids’ meals cost a penny per pound (“pay what you weigh”), 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, 10 and under

Speedway, half-off kids’ meals, Tuesday, 12 and under

Village Inn, 99-cent kids’ meals, Monday through Friday, 10 and under.


The best place that I found for tear pad coupons in Grand Forks is Super One Foods.  If you are going down on a Sunday, there are coupon inserts in the newspapers.  Make sure you check all of them because some have 1 or 2 in them but some have more.    I found one newspaper that had 4 inserts in them the last time I went.

A government guide for Canadians returning with goods to Canada


Updated Site I found that has the dates and what are in the American Inserts.


US Hotel and Coupon info for Grand Forks, Fargo, etc.

You can apply to get your taxes back on all the items you purchased. Information is here:

Please note that this document is under construction and more info will be added soon