Over the years, I’ve featured a lot of incredible ways to save around the Super Bowl, and this year is no different! If you’re hosting the big game, check out my most recent deals on sound bars and TVs for the Super Bowl to see some prices that rival Black Friday. These deals are awesome, but they come with a warning; companies know that we’re all hitting Google for Super Bowl related topics and they use that to their advantage. The good news is, there are some easy steps you can take to save money whether you’re hosting or attending a Super Bowl party this year!
1. Don’t Shop for the Super Bowl
For example, if you search ‘football decorations’ on Amazon or any other shopping platform, you’ll see a page full of football themed part decorations. These are perfect for any Super Bowl party, but if you had looked up Super Bowl decorations, you would see a difference in price on the same items!
When I searched Amazon for ‘football decorations’, I found this deal on 30 mini footballs for $14.99, however, when I search Amazon to ‘Super Bowl’ Decorations, the same mini footballs cost $9.99 for 12! That means the cost per mini football more than doubled, jut because of the word Super Bowl!
The same goes for tech on sites like Best Buy, Walmart and Amazon, you can find TV deals by clicking on their pages for Super Bowl deals, but you’ll actually find better savings by checking out their regular sales page. So, when shopping for the Super Bowl, its a good rule to not actually shop for the Super Bowl, avoid using popular search words to stay out of the price markup trap!
2. Wait Until the Last Minute
When you’re prepping for your Super Bowl party, don’t plan ahead! I know – this is a tough one, but it’s worth it. Wait to head to the grocery store until the day of the Super Bowl. You’ll find that the pre-made platters and meal trays are typically on clearance on Super Bowl Sunday, because stores know that if no one buys it today, they won’t buy it at all. So, if you can, wait until the last minute and enjoy prices much lower than you could get earlier in the week.
3. Don’t Get it Delivered
The Super Bowl is the busiest day for pizza shops, this increase in business often means a decrease in service which is never good. Plus, much like other stores, pizza places often use confusing tactics to get you in their door on the Super Bowl. They often ‘offer’ coupons that aren’t valid until after the Super Bowl or market their normal prices like they’re sales for the Super Bowl. For instance, when I tried to find deals on pizza for the Super Bowl on Offers.com, all I found were deals Domino’s always offers, they were just marketed to seem like they were special for the game.
Remember, it’s always cheapest to use carry-out when you can. If that’s not an option, go directly through the restaurant instead of a delivery service. While services like Uber Eats and Door Dash offer deals like free delivery on Super Bowl Sunday, they still hit you with fees and charges so you’ll still pay more than you would going directly to the source.
Saving money around the Super Bowl can be confusing, there are incredible sales and massive markups that can have you feeling mixed up and confused when it comes to finding the best possible price. But don’t worry, you can still save just as much as you could on Black Friday by searching smart, waiting until the last minute, and avoiding pricey food delivery!
If you want to know even more about saving for the Super Bowl, make sure you check out my most recent YouTube video where I can in depth on these savings tactics! For more articles with tips on how to save money, check out my blog, and for deals on my favorite items, make sure you check out all of my current deals. If you haven’t already, make sure to sign up for my email list so that you get notified every time I update my website with another way to save!
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