Shop & Stay in Minot this Black Friday

The day after U.S. Thanksgiving (better known asΒ Black Friday) is the official kick off of holiday shopping! This year, we invite you to stay, shop and dine with us in Minot, ND!

Welcome to the Hampton Inn Minot Airport!

In addition to all the shopping deals around town and the fun events like the Downtown Christmas Open House, we’ve got the ultimate stay and play package to giveaway toΒ one lucky blog reader! We’ve got a room for Friday evening at the Hampton Inn & Suites as well as shopping gift cards to various businesses in Downtown MinotΒ including Gourmet Chef, Cookies For You, Olivers Attic, Sweet & Flour, Rick’s Jewelry and YogifyU!

Downtown Minot

For a chance to win, leave a comment below letting us know who you plan to shop for in Minot! A winner will be selected and notified (via e-mail) on Monday, November 24th.

UPDATE: Congrats to our blog winner, Bev!

To discover all that’s happening in Minot be sure to also check our calendar of events here.

135 Comments
  • Trevor B.
    Posted at 16:26h, 18 November

    I would shop for my mom at Gourmet Chef because she loves to cook. I would also shop for the rest of my family because they’re really nice.

  • Candace Lockhart
    Posted at 16:46h, 18 November

    I plan to shop in Minot!

  • Lana
    Posted at 16:46h, 18 November

    I would shop for me! And I suppose for my hubby and kids to…but mostly for me πŸ˜‰

  • Sylvia Provenski
    Posted at 16:48h, 18 November

    I love shopping and eating in Minot! Every time we drive up from Canada we find another new place to eat and shop! I love how Minot is growing!

  • Paige Kingdon
    Posted at 16:49h, 18 November

    I plan on shopping for my one and only daughter. Love shopping in the states for her.

  • Christy Hook
    Posted at 16:51h, 18 November

    I will be shopping for my parents and daughter!

  • Corey pennycook
    Posted at 16:52h, 18 November

    I plan to shop for my family in Minot πŸ™‚

  • PATSY
    Posted at 16:52h, 18 November

    HI, I ALWAYS ENJOY YOUR FAIR CITY, YOUR BUSINESSES WORK HARD AT GIVING EVERYONE A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE AND GOOD QUALITY PRODUCTS, I WILL BE SHOPPING AT A NUMBER OF STORES FOR ALL MY FAMILY AND FRIENDS, A REPEAT SHOPPER FROM MANITOBA.

  • John horstman
    Posted at 16:53h, 18 November

    Plan to shop for two daughters, a son in law and my wife.

  • Joedy Wallin
    Posted at 16:56h, 18 November

    I plan to shop for my family, my friends and maybe ….. just maybe….myself in Minot!!

  • Linda Towler
    Posted at 16:56h, 18 November

    All our family – my spouse, along with three children and their spouses, and most importantly – eight grandchildren!!!

  • Ashley N
    Posted at 17:04h, 18 November

    Everywhere! So excited to see what Minot has to offer on the big shopping day! πŸ™‚

  • Judy Helfrick
    Posted at 17:05h, 18 November

    I plan on looking for something not available in Regina. Last trip there resulted in me locating toys for the grandchildren that we had not seen here. It made for a fun time at Christmas.

  • Tracy Faith
    Posted at 17:05h, 18 November

    I plan on shopping for my two sons and husband. My oldest son is coming home for Christmas and I want to get some decorations to make our home warm and festive. I am excited to have all my boys under one roof again and would like to make this holiday special

  • Angela
    Posted at 17:06h, 18 November

    I will be shopping for most of my friends and family.

  • Donna fleck
    Posted at 17:06h, 18 November

    My hubby and 11 grandchildren all need presents for Christmas

  • Mitch Hesson
    Posted at 17:07h, 18 November

    OMG a shopping trip on black Friday would be the greatest. Was just there 2 weeks ago but would come back in a heart beat….LOVE Minot!!…. Look out Visa if I win you will be maxed!!

  • Karen Hildebrandt
    Posted at 17:08h, 18 November

    I’d shop for my husband’s Christmas gift.

  • Breanne
    Posted at 17:08h, 18 November

    This would be fantastic as it’s my fifth anniversary!!!

  • Melissa Jmaeff
    Posted at 17:08h, 18 November

    My father in law is visiting from B.C. My husband and would bring him down for the adventures of Black Friday in Minot!

  • Jim Bartley
    Posted at 17:08h, 18 November

    I plan on shopping for my beautiful new wife and my two fabulous children.

  • Deborah Clarke
    Posted at 17:10h, 18 November

    Love Minot! I’ll be shopping for my husband and daughter and for my parents.

  • Twyla Green
    Posted at 17:14h, 18 November

    When I travel to Minot I need to shop for about 25 people. Haven’t even started my Xmas list

  • Patti L Haus
    Posted at 17:17h, 18 November

    D & S Bootery!

  • Sara East
    Posted at 17:17h, 18 November

    I plan to shop til I drop for everyone on my Christmas list! This includes my daughters (3 and 2 months), my parents, sisters, and maybe my husband…maybe.

  • Kati Berry
    Posted at 17:23h, 18 November

    Hi!

    My husband and I just arrived in Minot. He was stationed up here. Currently we’re trying to decorate our new house here, since it is so much larger than our last home. But Black Friday will be mostly spent shopping for Christmas gifts for our families in California and Arizona. True, we miss them, but Minot has been incredibly welcoming to us and we can’t thank this city enough for that.

  • Tim
    Posted at 17:26h, 18 November

    I would shop for my wife and 2 wonderful children. This would be a great prize to win , my family could enjoy a night in a hotel and I could get all my Christmas shopping done. Win win!!

    Thank you for this chance to enter

  • Rhonda Loughren
    Posted at 17:26h, 18 November

    I have the tough ones left to buy Christmas gifts for, my husband and eldest daughter

  • Diane Janzen
    Posted at 17:28h, 18 November

    Shop for grandchildren and for myself, household items and maybe a outfit or two. Been coming do Black Friday for quite a few years now

  • Grace Kuntz
    Posted at 17:29h, 18 November

    Would love to go to Minot shopping for xmas gifts, they always have such lovely things in the us to shop for!!!! Would also be very honoured if I got picked to stay at the Hampton Inns and suites, it is very beautiful!! Have a Merry Xmas!!!

  • Alecia Antonyshen
    Posted at 17:30h, 18 November

    I’d love to win! I plan to shop for all my family’s Christmas gifts and also shop for my 17month old daughter! I love shopping in Minot! πŸ™‚

  • Noreen Gillis
    Posted at 17:36h, 18 November

    Love travelling to Minot. Looks like a lot downtown, too.

  • Cara
    Posted at 17:37h, 18 November

    Coming to shop for my family and new puppy!
    Can’t wait!!

  • Carlo Palazzo
    Posted at 17:46h, 18 November

    Definitely Gordmans

  • Fay
    Posted at 17:47h, 18 November

    What a great prize. I LOVE shopping in the US and never get to spend enough time in Minot. Bargains, deals, sales are my favourite and I have a lot of people to buy for, grandsons, 3 children, husband and friends hostess gifts, plus I need a few new outfits for the season. I would need to stay Saturday night too, on my own dime, if I won a Friday night accommodation!

  • diane neufeld
    Posted at 17:53h, 18 November

    I plan to shop for christmas gifts which include clothing and toys and baby gear

  • Bev McDonald
    Posted at 18:05h, 18 November

    I love shopping in Minot. We try to get there a couple of times per year. I have never been there for Black Friday, however, it would be so awesome. I would do Christmas shopping for my family. My daughter and I love to shop in all the great stores that Minot has to offer. The downtown Christmas Open House sounds like so much fun.

    Thank you for this chance to win!

  • Shelley Webster
    Posted at 18:09h, 18 November

    I would love to spend the weekend shopping for my grandkids

  • Colleen VanCauwenberghe
    Posted at 18:13h, 18 November

    I would love to shop for my husband and my daughter! And maybe even purchase a few things for me too!

  • Les
    Posted at 18:14h, 18 November

    I will shop for my wife and son and maybe a little for. I love Minot and the shopping there.

  • Les
    Posted at 18:15h, 18 November

    I will shop for my wife and son and maybe a little for me. I love Minot and the shopping there.

  • Sandy O.
    Posted at 18:16h, 18 November

    What a great prize!!!! Would love to shop in Minot.

  • Sydney
    Posted at 18:20h, 18 November

    Friends and family πŸ™‚

  • Melody
    Posted at 18:36h, 18 November

    I would shop for everyone’s Christmas present in Minot. Minot is the perfect city to do all of your holiday shopping.

  • Garnet Leib
    Posted at 18:41h, 18 November

    I plan to shop in Minot for the whole family (16 in all)

  • Brenda Halliday
    Posted at 18:41h, 18 November

    I would shop for my beautiful mother and wonderful children and grandchildren.

  • mitch
    Posted at 18:41h, 18 November

    I would shop for my wife.

  • Dianne
    Posted at 18:42h, 18 November

    My Grandkids

  • Lisa
    Posted at 18:45h, 18 November

    I would shop for my kids!! Love shopping Minot! πŸ™‚

  • Alison Thievin
    Posted at 18:46h, 18 November

    Minot is my fav place to go shopping! I will be shopping for everyone on my Christmas list, but mainly my kids πŸ™‚

  • Sara
    Posted at 18:50h, 18 November

    I plan to shop for my Dad, he is such a hard person to buy for but I am sure with all of the options in Minot I can find something for him no problem! πŸ™‚

  • Rick Bender
    Posted at 18:51h, 18 November

    I would shop for family and friends.

  • Kathy Vodden
    Posted at 18:55h, 18 November

    Always love to get some Christmas shopping done in Minot. Lots of great stores and places to eat. I shop for everyone on my Xmas list there!

  • Brenda
    Posted at 19:03h, 18 November

    I love shopping in Minot for my grand daughters

  • Anita G Stade
    Posted at 19:09h, 18 November

    I would shop for the whole family! Love Minot!

  • annette boutin
    Posted at 19:29h, 18 November

    I Plan on Shopping for My Entire Family which includes husband, 3 Children 2 in-laws, 4 Grandchildren and me!!! We All Love Shopping in Minot!!! πŸ™‚

  • Pam
    Posted at 20:00h, 18 November

    We love driving down to Minot for a weekend getaway! This year I need to shop for the kids, of course!

  • Danielle
    Posted at 20:07h, 18 November

    I would shop for both my grandma and mom. Hopefully take mom with me being we love taking a trip to Minot for shopping!

  • Nancy Biglieni
    Posted at 20:17h, 18 November

    I have been wanting to come to Minot to shop for Xmas now for years, but since it is just my husband and I running our farm it is always hard to get away. The cattle markets are in great shape this fall since BSE struck our Country in 2003, and things are finally lining up so I can get away. I would be shopping for our grandchildren, children and for myself and husband. It would be just great to have a weekend away off the farm and to see what your city has to offer. Thanks for giving this opportunity to some lucky winner.

  • Carmen
    Posted at 20:27h, 18 November

    I will be shopping in Minot for my daughters!

  • Debbie Klym
    Posted at 20:33h, 18 November

    I would shop for my three adorable grandkids! I always shop for them in Minot! Love the place!

  • Theresa
    Posted at 20:42h, 18 November

    I plan on shopping for my whole family on Black Friday! I travel to Estevan; from southwest Sask.; every year before Black Friday. I then meet up with my sister and we head to Minot to shop. It’s our sister trip of the year!

  • Juanita Unrau
    Posted at 20:47h, 18 November

    I love coming to Minot from Canada to shop. I always try to pick up something for my mom and dad whenever I am away as they are the best parents I could wish for!

  • Karyn
    Posted at 20:49h, 18 November

    Every time I come to Minot, I love to head downtown to the wonderful shops there! A big favourite is The Gourmet Chef. My children are grown and always enjoy the unique treasures I find in the Chef. I would be also looking for gifts for my mom, sister and friends.

  • Shelley Van Meer
    Posted at 20:51h, 18 November

    I am so looking forward to shopping for my Grandsons this year. Kids make it so much fun!!!

  • Amber
    Posted at 20:52h, 18 November

    I would try and get most of my holiday shopping done. Mostly for my parents.

  • orie richard
    Posted at 21:09h, 18 November

    the S.O., the family, “Hopper Fromdish”, and “Princess Lea”

  • Trever Hughes
    Posted at 21:21h, 18 November

    Would do all my xmas shopping in Minot! It has it all!

  • Brad Smorodin
    Posted at 21:22h, 18 November

    I plan on shopping at Menards for my wife and son. We are finishing our house and my son has just purchased his first home and needs everything. Love to shop in Minot, great stores and restaurants

  • Paula
    Posted at 21:52h, 18 November

    I plan to shop for my entire family in Minot. They have great shopping for tall folks as well as for Christmas presents for the extended family.

  • Corrie Lewis
    Posted at 22:01h, 18 November

    I love to Minot as a “getaway”. I would shop mostly for my daughter but my nieces might just get a few things as well πŸ™‚

  • Leah Forbes
    Posted at 22:33h, 18 November

    we would love to come to Minot to shop for Christmas. We shopped for house renovations in Minot this summer, and totally enjoyed the experience! There is always more things needed (or wanted) for a newly decorated room. Christmas would be for my husband, 4 children, 4children-in-law, 4 grandchildren, 2 mothers-in-law, and a father-in-law. The Downtown Christmas Open House sounds like such a good time!

  • Wayne
    Posted at 22:47h, 18 November

    Wow would this be awesome.Love getting to Minot as they have great shopping venues and friendly staff to assist you.I would shop for my wife,two daughters and my son.Have a great holiday season everyone.

  • JudyH
    Posted at 22:57h, 18 November

    I would love to come to Minot with my daughter for a shopping spree! |I am positive that I would find everything and more that is on my four grandsons’ wish lists.

  • Brett Carruthers
    Posted at 22:57h, 18 November

    I’d be shopping for everyone. Mom and Dad, always so hard to buy for, brothers, friends. Not to mention myself haha. Can’t forget about treating yourself.

  • Dana Routledge
    Posted at 23:58h, 18 November

    LETS SHOP MINOT!!!! Have traveled across the border to shop there since I was a kid..THE BEST!!!This contest has girls get away….stamped all over it!!!

  • Karen
    Posted at 00:00h, 19 November

    Always great to check out all options when X-mas shopping!! Minot might be the right option!!

  • Lori Denobw
    Posted at 00:02h, 19 November

    I would shop for my family, and for myself! I keep a little list of “Minot Shopping”!!

  • Maxine Rosloot
    Posted at 00:04h, 19 November

    I would shop for my Husband because he is so wonderful πŸ˜‰

  • Sabrina
    Posted at 00:16h, 19 November

    I would love a shopping trip in Minot to finish off my Christmas shopping for my family.

  • Sandra
    Posted at 00:30h, 19 November

    4 of us gals coming to your city on Black Friday. Some serious shopping and fun to be had by all of us!!
    Can’t wait

  • Sgangl
    Posted at 00:37h, 19 November

    I would shop for everyone on my list..especially my 3 granddaughters as they are the most precious gifts that I have ever received and deserve lots of special and unique gifts.

  • betty
    Posted at 00:48h, 19 November

    One day is never enough in Minot. Would love to explore more of the shops downtown.

  • Jamie McLeod
    Posted at 00:53h, 19 November

    I will be shopping for my lovely wife & my wonderful daughter. Shopping,dining & staying in Minot ROCKS!!!!

  • Joy
    Posted at 00:56h, 19 November

    Perfect timing it would be really nice to get away for a shopping trip. I would likely do some Christmas shopping for the family and home. Thanks

  • Terri
    Posted at 01:12h, 19 November

    I would shop at all the wonderful businesses in Minot for all my family & friends on my Christmas list! I’ve never experienced Black Friday, but would love a chance to!

  • Doug wasser
    Posted at 01:16h, 19 November

    i would be shopping for my Daughter, son in law, 2 grandaughters and a few friends

  • Morgan
    Posted at 01:19h, 19 November

    I love to shop in Minot, and have friends and family to shop for!

  • Diana Gamble
    Posted at 01:59h, 19 November

    i WOULD LOVE TO COME SHOPPING IN MINOT!!!love YOUR CITY THANKS

  • Cindy
    Posted at 02:02h, 19 November

    If I win the ultimate stay and play package, I would shop for my husband, our children and our extended family. I would love a chance to go back to Minot and stay at the Hampton Inn and suites.

  • Val d
    Posted at 02:16h, 19 November

    I love Minot and would do all of my Christmas shopping for sure…such good prices and selection!

  • JD
    Posted at 02:39h, 19 November

    I plan to shop for my favorite person in the world, Debbie! Also, for my mom and family too because they are very special!
    I need to buy some cookies and milk for Santa as well! πŸ™‚

    I love Minot! I love the way Minot loves us Canadians!!! You don’t get shopping and service like that in Canada! I also like flying from Minot airport because it is so much cheaper!!!

  • Marla H
    Posted at 02:57h, 19 November

    I would have great fun shopping for my two daughters. Last time we were in Minot, we went downtown and found all sorts of treasures there. Would love to go back!

  • Lonnie Wolbaum
    Posted at 03:02h, 19 November

    I would be shopping for our 7 grandchildren, our son and his wife, two daughters and their spouses

  • Gloria Wolbaum
    Posted at 03:11h, 19 November

    I will be shopping for myself, my husband, our 7 grandchildren, our son, two daughters and their spouses.

  • Anna-May Zeviar
    Posted at 03:27h, 19 November

    I will shop for my kids πŸ™‚ 5 & 7 years old… lovers of toys!

  • TM
    Posted at 03:28h, 19 November

    We will be shopping for everyone, including the puppy, enjoying the downtown with a variety of food and drink!

  • Dawn R
    Posted at 03:31h, 19 November

    I would shop for my kids and maybe get something special for my husband!

  • Vanessa
    Posted at 03:36h, 19 November

    I plan on shopping for all of my family on Black Friday. My sister, my daughter, her friend and I go every year and we shop just about everywhere. We shop til we drop, literally :)The biggest thrill is seeing all of the people and feeling the excitement of Christmas! We usually shop at all of the mall stores and then lots of stores not at the mall. I find I can make my dollar go so much farther on Black Friday! I would be so excited to win because I have never won anything πŸ™‚ Thanks!

  • Mel
    Posted at 03:37h, 19 November

    Shopping for my family . . . and myself πŸ˜‰

    Love love love Gourmet Chef!

  • Leanne Cobbledick
    Posted at 04:03h, 19 November

    I would shop for myself. I’d be sure to get some Christmas presents for famiy and friends too!

  • Jenny thompson
    Posted at 04:51h, 19 November

    I will be shopping for my daughter and husband and of course my pets

  • Marie
    Posted at 13:36h, 19 November

    Minot is one of the best cities for shopping, for myself and family. There is always something new and exciting to see. Unique gifts for everyone, and extremely friendly people always willing to help you.

  • pauline leippi
    Posted at 14:15h, 19 November

    i love to shop at hobby lobby, and see all the sales they have.

  • Linda Wotton
    Posted at 18:05h, 19 November

    I absolutely love the shopping in Minot. It gets better every year. I have been travelling to Minot from Manitoba since I was young and love the experience. I am now a Grandmother and would be shopping for all sorts of wonderful toys for my grandchildren for Christmas as well as clothing for my daugters.

  • SUSAN HONE
    Posted at 19:51h, 19 November

    My sister, daughters, Mom and I make a girls weekend of it and come to Black Friday every year from Regina, SK Lots of great stores and bargains. We do most of our Christmas shopping there and usually a little shopping for ourselves.

  • Alison Swehla
    Posted at 23:07h, 19 November

    I am heading to Minot with my mom, mother in law and sister in law. It is our first time coming for Black Friday shopping and we are very excited! We all have long shopping lists for Christmas presents for our family members and maybe a few items for ourself as well!

  • Irene Edworthy
    Posted at 23:09h, 19 November

    I am heading down to Minot to shop with my daughter and some of her in laws this year. We have never been Black Friday shopping are excited to see what deals we will find!

  • Paula Richardson
    Posted at 01:13h, 20 November

    Love to shop Minot! Have to start Christmas shopping!

  • Angela P
    Posted at 01:50h, 20 November

    I’ll be shopping for my best friend, who happens to be the love of my life!

  • Marlene
    Posted at 02:46h, 20 November

    Minot north Dakota is called the magic city
    with plenty of good shops.
    My family will be leaving Saskatchewan nov.27,2014
    For thanksgiving and Xmas shopping in Minot ND
    We will begin shopping for the
    Teenagers who have earned good grades this
    Past year
    Each one would receive a gift n most of all
    Remind them about the gift of giving
    During Xmas and also will purchase a gift
    N donate a gift for less fortunate
    Family .

  • Leanne
    Posted at 04:44h, 20 November

    I love the thrill you get rushing to the stores to get the best deals and staying up all night is absolutely ridiculous but Always find good deals so who needs sleep. I would love to come again to spread some Christmas cheer

  • Jasmine
    Posted at 05:02h, 20 November

    I would shop for me. Thankfully ive landed a place and its bare but its all I wanted for christmas so to dress it up would be awesome πŸ™‚

  • Brad
    Posted at 05:07h, 20 November

    I will be shopping for my wife of 25 years!

  • Teresa Minty
    Posted at 05:27h, 20 November

    I would shop for my Angels for the Angel tree in our community. I buy every year for 4 – 5 kids and love shopping for something special for them.

  • Danielle Barrie
    Posted at 07:33h, 20 November

    I actually go Christmas shopping in Minot every year even though I am Canadian. I seem to be able to find everything all in one place there, as well as great deals. I want to find something very nice for my parents this year I am a young adult just getting out of their safety net and I want to show how much I appreciate everything they’ve done for me.

  • Nel Rasmussen
    Posted at 14:43h, 20 November

    Downtown Minot is the best!

  • Christina
    Posted at 20:22h, 20 November

    We will be shopping for our 4 children.

  • Tanya
    Posted at 03:45h, 21 November

    I plan to shop for my nephews in Minot.

  • Shannon
    Posted at 05:32h, 21 November

    I would shop for my kids, my in laws and my mom at gourmet chef, and for my husband and friends.

  • Therese Durston
    Posted at 13:53h, 21 November

    My list is long. It would be great to shop in these new stores.

    Great website.

  • Jenelle
    Posted at 15:03h, 21 November

    My husband! We always find great things in Minot and enjoy spending time there.

  • megan
    Posted at 15:59h, 21 November

    How fun! I will be shopping for my grandma, inlaws, my parents, my nephews, my husband, and my kids!! πŸ™‚

  • Eli
    Posted at 17:13h, 21 November

    I will be shopping for my wife and son, and the rest of my family.

  • Melina
    Posted at 17:15h, 21 November

    I need to shop for my kids and my sister.

  • Eli
    Posted at 17:29h, 21 November

    I will be shopping for my family and friends.

  • Peter Whiteman
    Posted at 16:01h, 22 November

    I’m making a list, I’m checking it twice, I’m gonna buy something naughty, and something nice for my wife.

  • Ruth
    Posted at 18:35h, 22 November

    Shopping for family and friends!

  • Alma Schneider
    Posted at 18:57h, 22 November

    Will be shopping with my sister…always look forward to the Black Friday sales.This will be the 7th year that we have travelled from Saskatchewan.

  • Sandra
    Posted at 17:57h, 23 November

    I would shop for my family.

  • Sandra
    Posted at 17:58h, 23 November

    I would shop for my family & for myself.

  • Michelle
    Posted at 04:14h, 24 November

    I’ll be shopping for everyone on my list. Minot is an awesome city to get all my shopping done!

  • Stephanie
    Posted at 15:49h, 24 November

    I’ll be shopping for my Mom, Dad, sister-in-law and my brother! And perhaps myself a bit πŸ™‚

  • Marieke
    Posted at 16:05h, 24 November

    I’ll be shopping for my kids and husband.

  • Shawna kleven
    Posted at 17:05h, 26 November

    Last minute shopping but more importantly to spend time with my family doing fun things in Minot!

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