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Savings Secrets: 5 shopping tips for Super Bowl weekend

By DealPro(view all posts by CrystalECollins)
at 6:30AM Monday January 28, 2013
under Money Saving Tips

Photo courtesy of Jack Scott

The Super Bowl is coming up this weekend, and did you know that we're having a Twitter party on Thursday to kick off the fun!?! Punt intended...

Well if you're like a lot of people, you're planning on either hosting a party or bringing a side dish to a party at a friend's house. So what are the best ways to save while getting supplies at the grocery store? Here are four tips to help you keep a little extra cash in your pocket this week as you prepare for festive football fun!

1. "Compare pre-made and homemade prices for appetizers. While homemade dishes are usually far less expensive, sometimes the opposite can be true if many ingredients that are not on sale are needed for the recipe". Hat tip: DealPro Jennie LeAnne of BargainBlessings.com.
2."Instead of making numerous appetizers, stick with a few and double the recipe. You'll be purchasing fewer ingredient types." Hat tip: DealPro Lynette Rice of CleverlySimple.com.

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"Check the store ad before deciding what appetizers to make. Use items on sale as your ingredients. For example, avocados are on sale this week, so we'll be making guacamole." This tip also comes from Lynette. Check out her Homemade Guacamole Dip Recipe.

4. "Crock pots! Keep warm dips and chilis and such warm for the whole game. (Borrow from friends if you don't have a crock pot collection problem like I do....)" Hat tip: Mir Kamin of KosherOnABudget.com

5. If all else fails, order out but use a promo code! "We usually go to someone else's house though. Perfect time to use Papa John's rewards/promo codes!" Hat tip: DealPro Mitchell Wischmann of FrugalFinders.com.

You can learn tips like this and more from our DealPros at a grocery savings class in your area. What are some of your tips for saving on Super Bowl fun this week? 

Crystal Collins is an Atlanta local, adventurer, a health advocate and thrifty as can be. Check her out on her blog TheThriftyMama.com.

(Source: Savings.com)