Americans know that this Sunday is the Super Bowl, even though they may not know which teams are playing in the game. Why? Because the Super Bowl is not just about football; it is an event. It is about parties, half-time activities and commercials.
The most viewed sporting event comes with a hefty price tag. Reports suggest that the commercials during prime time viewing time will cost the advertising companies as much as 4 million dollars for a thirty second spot. If that does not take your breath away, consider this. Last year, approximately 179.1 million Americans watched the game, spending an average of $63.87 per person on snacks, beverages and apparel. (Presumably costs will be higher this year.) Plus, these sums do not account for betting (legal or “gentlemen ones” of course).
Does this have any remote application to garage sales? But, of course! Here is how:
- Make your garage sale a “game day” event. Create the “super bowl” of all garage sales on your street, in your subdivision, town or county. The bigger your garage sale is, the grander in scale and scope you can make it, and the more likely you will have viewers, visitors, and attendees. These attendees will become shoppers and buyers, folks who spend money. Hopefully, they will spend an obscene amount of money! So, start planning and preparing now.
- If you value thrift and are conscious of your money, the garage sale is your “game ticket.” It is emblematic of your core beliefs and should be a staple of your shopping adventures. Buy whatever you need and will use at garage sale venues, at pennies on the dollar.
- Be conscious of where and how you spend your money. Keeping “score” of your monetary choices will provide you the best “offense” and “defense.” You can make your money stretch and stretch and stretch, in a variety of ways, including buying and selling at a garage sale.
- Stick to your “game plan” of thrift, regardless of any naysayer you encounter or any products that are promoted.
- Keep “your eye on the ball” to accomplish your goals of living the good life without sacrificing your wallet. It is more than do-able and you will have so much fun (a real “kick”) in the process.
May the best garage sale shopper “win!” Let your Garage Sale Examiner know anything garage sale on your mind and whether you enjoyed the game on Sunday.