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Pay less than $100 RT from MSP to 13 cities on Spirit Air. Ends 7/30.

Spirit Airlines' $100 sale means flying nonstop from MSP to 13 cities for $24 to $50 each way. I've listed the cities below and the valid dates. There is a catch: You have to join its Fare Club for $60, which will automatically renew for $70 after a year. Details here.

Keep in mind that Spirit is the airline that charges for everything, including bags placed in the overhead, snacks and boarding passes. Read Spirit 101 to find out about the fees. 

If you book one of these cheap fares today, save $12 if use the code 12OFFPK (all caps, no spaces) in the promotion code box. Another way to save is to buy your ticket at the airport (MSP Terminal 1--Spirit moved out of Terminal 2 at the beginning of the year). You will save $17.99 per leg in utility fees during the sale or at any other time you purchase Spirit tix at the airport. I have not personally tried this myself, but the PR person confirmed it.

I recommend taking earlier flights on Spirit when possible. Its on time performance has been dismal in the past. Your chances of getting out on time are better on any airline if you take the first or second flight of the day. Take the last flight of the day and you're playing the odds. You can check your flight's on time performance at www.flightstats.com. An average on-time performance is 80%. If you see numbers around 50% or less, you'd better be a patient person not traveling with small children. 

Here's are the sale fares, which end at midnight on Thurs., July 30:

Minneapolis / St. Paul, MN To:


Dates Valid

 Baltimore, MD / Washington DC AREA

 $49.99* one-way

8/25, 8/26, 8/29, 9/9, 9/18, 9/24, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/30, 10/31, 11/4

 Chicago, IL - O'Hare

 $23.10* one-way

8/8, 8/26, 9/2, 9/10, 9/12, 9/29, 10/3, 10/7, 10/21, 11/5, 11/12, 11/14

 Dallas / Ft. Worth, TX (DFW)

 $23.10* one-way

8/31, 9/8, 9/9, 9/23, 9/25, 10/7, 10/19, 10/21, 10/27, 10/31, 11/3, 11/4

 Denver, CO

 $49.99* one-way

8/25, 8/26, 9/1, 9/5, 9/8, 9/21, 9/26, 10/10, 10/19, 10/24, 10/26, 11/7

 Detroit, MI

 $49.99* one-way

8/19, 9/1, 9/15, 9/16, 9/19, 9/22, 10/3, 10/20, 10/24, 10/31, 11/3, 11/10

 Fort Lauderdale, FL / Miami, FL AREA

 $23.10* one-way

11/15, 11/16, 11/18

 Fort Myers, FL

 $49.99* one-way

11/15, 11/16, 11/18

 Houston, TX - Intercontinental

 $49.99* one-way

8/5, 8/20, 8/24, 8/27, 9/5, 9/17, 9/21, 9/25, 10/13, 10/20, 11/1, 11/7

 Las Vegas, NV

 $49.99* one-way

9/6, 9/7, 9/8, 9/13, 9/26, 9/27, 9/28, 10/4, 10/20, 11/7, 11/14, 11/18

 Los Angeles, CA (LAX)

 $49.99* one-way

9/2, 9/4, 9/7, 9/11, 9/23, 10/5, 10/20, 10/30, 11/5, 11/7, 11/8, 11/18

 Orlando, FL

 $49.99* one-way

11/17, 11/18

 Phoenix, AZ - Sky Harbor

 $49.99* one-way

11/14, 11/15, 11/18

 Tampa, FL

 $49.99* one-way

11/14, 11/15, 11/18

Target VP who helped launch Cartwheel is leaving

Alan Wizemann, the Target vice president credited with helping bring Cartwheel to life, is leaving the Minneapolis-based retailer. 

His impending departure was first reported by the online tech news outlet Recode. A Target spokesman declined to comment on the reason for his exit.

Wizemann, who previously worked with Target through his startup ShopIgniter, started off as a consultant to Target and helped bring more of a startup mentality within the company as he helped launch one of Target's most celebrated digital innovations -- its mobile coupon app Cartwheel. The app, which has generated more than $1 billion in promotional sales since it launched in 2013, has been one of Target's biggest digital wins after years of being criticized for being too risk adverse and slow to innovate online.

In an August 2014 story, Wizemann told the Star Tribune how the layers of Target's bureaucracy almost sank Cartwheel before it launched. Target brought him in as a full-time consultant in January 2013 to help salvage the app and hasten decision making processes in the organization.

He pared down the team working on it from 200 to 50. He saw that little decisions would get hung up in committees, so he challenged the company to let him and his team make a lot of the calls on their own. And he pushed the retailer to let them put out Cartwheel in beta form, knowing it wouldn't be perfect and would need tweaks along the way.

“From a company standpoint, it was a pivotal moment of change,” Wizemann told the Star Tribune.

He was hired by Target to be its vice president of mobile and Target.com in June 2013. But he continued to live at his home in Portland, Ore. and would regularly visit the Minneapolis headquarters as well as Target's tech offices in the San Francisco area.

It was not clear whether Wizemann has lined up another job. He could not be immediately reached for comment.