4 Ways to Save on Football Season

Written By Jeff Hindenach
Last updated November 8, 2017

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September 4, 2016

Simple. Thrifty. Living.

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.

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 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.

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.



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.

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.

About the Author

Jeff Hindenach

Jeff Hindenach is the co-founder of Simple. Thrifty. Living. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. He has a long history of financial journalism, with a background writing for newspapers such as the San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Examiner, as well as writing on personal finance for The Huffington Post, New York Times, Business Insider, CNBC, Newsday and The Street. He believes in giving readers the tools they need to get out of debt.

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