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Throw a Super Bowl party on a budget

By - Posted on February 15, 2013

In case it slipped your mind, the game is on Sunday, February 3, at 6:30 p.m. EST. The Super Bowl is a big event for many Americans, and people typically attend viewing parties at friends’ home or even throw their own event. While this can be a great time with friends and family, it can also be expensive. Luckily, there are paths consumers can take to ensure their party stays within their budget.

Leading up to the Super Bowl, many people purchase new furniture and televisions just to enhance their viewing experience. However, this can be a pricey investment and may not fit everyone’s budget. Instead, consider renting these items, which will still create an optimal viewing experience at a fraction of the price. Fans may want to watch the game with group of friends, but really won’t need furniture beyond the game.

Many short-term rental outlets lend out chairs, couches and other items, so that everyone has a comfortable seat. It may also be a good idea to rent a bigger television. Many people want to watch the game on the most advanced, high-definition televisions on the market. These can be rented, as well.

Affordable food and drink solutions
Another expensive aspect of the game is the cost of food and drinks. The items offered at your party can make or break the festivities. However, if money is an issue, tell guests to bring one of their favorite dishes. They don’t have to go overboard, but if everyone brings something, food piles up, while costs stay down.

When shopping for food and drinks, make sure you keep an eye on the specials, discounts and bargains. Supermarkets know how important the Super Bowl is, so there are always deals available. Soda and chips are typically sold in buy one, get one free-type deals leading up to the game, so be on the lookout.

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