By Natalie Marusin
The big day is less than a week away, the teams have been busy preparing and now it’s time to put on a game-day spread of touchdown-worthy proportions. However, while you naturally want your impress your guests, throwing a Super Bowl soirée doesn’t have to sack your savings. Here are three ways to score huge deals as you cheer on your team during Super Bowl XLVIII.
1. Plan your menu
When hosting an event as fun as the Super Bowl, it’s easy to get carried away with endless dips and platters. But, if you plan your menu ahead of time, you can save at the store and skip the piles of leftovers caused by impulse buys. Create your grocery list, stick to it and check for coupons before you hit the store. And use websites like ShopAtHome.com, that offer free printable grocery coupons that will help you keep your shopping bill down.
2. Manage your guest list
Sure, it’s tempting to invite the whole neighborhood to watch the game at your pad, but it’s also important to remember what you can afford and manage at your house. Keeping your guest list small is one of the easiest ways to save during your prime-time party. Invite your close group of friends and family, ask them to bring their favorite libation and make sure everyone has a front row view during the big game.
3. Game-day activities
You don’t have to splurge in order to keep your attendees happy on Feb 2. But adding in some personal touches can ramp-up your game-day experience. Create a fun DIY bingo game where guests have to watch for funny animals during commercials or when the coach calls a challenge. The best part? It’s extremely inexpensive to make. And, trust us, everyone will be more involved in the game and have a ball at your Super Bowl celebration.
Natalie Marusin, a savings and couponing expert, writes for ShopAtHome.com.