Football season is here! If you are a die-hard football fan, you could spend hundreds to thousands of dollars this year on tickets, swag, parties and more. If you want to make the most of football season without breaking the bank, here are some tips on how to save on your favorite things.
Save on Tickets
Tickets for a game can cost a couple hundred dollars easy, especially for the good seats. But there is no need to pay full price for your tickets. If you are a true deal seeker, check out sites like ScoreBig.com or Ticket Liquidator to find tickets for the game at a fraction of the cost. If you don’t want to go through a broker site, you can still save big buying your tickets direct. The NFL Extra Points Credit Card is designed specifically for rabid football fans. You get 2 points for every $1 you spend on tickets to an NFL game, which can be redeemed for game tickets or even VIP NFL experiences. You also get 10,000 points when you spend $500 in the first 3 months.
Save on Swag
Another great thing about the NFL Extra Points Credit Card is that it can save you big time on swag. You automatically get 20% off at the NFLShop.com, and you also get 2 points back for shopping the site or buying swag in stadium. If you want to save without getting the credit card, check out other deal sites to find your favorite swag. Amazon.com has a NFL Fan Shop that has all your favorite fan swag for cheaper than you would get from an NFL shop.
Save on Viewing Parties
Need to figure out how to feed 20 rabid fans for an entire Sunday for cheap? Bargain shopping at the grocery store is an obvious choice. Most fans shop on Saturday for Sunday’s game, and the stores know that, so go to the store earlier in the week for cheaper prices and better deals. Also, don’t be brand loyal. Different brands have deals at different times, so make sure you are always going for the best bargain. And most of the time, if they’ve had enough beer, your guests won’t even know the difference.
Save on a Big Screen TV
Want a big screen TV for the best game viewing parties? Going to a big box store can be expensive. They only carry a certain kinds of TVs and the selection can be lacking, which makes bargain hunting harder. Do your research on the exact TV that you want and then go to a site like Amazon.com and get it delivered to your door. If you are an Amazon Prime member, shipping can be free, which will make it that much more affordable.
Just want a TV for the big game? Look at places like Rent-A-Center, which will rent you a big TV just for the day. It’s a great way to save thousands on a TV that you really are only going to need once.