Couponing experts I’ve spoken to had told me that the weekend before the Super Bowl, the Sunday newspapers would be loaded with coupon inserts–and that these inserts would be chock full of coupons you would want to use to buy things for your Super Bowl party. Boy, were they right. It’s like Black Friday before Super Bowl Sunday!
I get two Sunday newspapers each weekend, and this week I ended up with 5 coupon inserts. They were from Red Plum (2), Smart Source (2), and P&G (1). As far as being loaded with coupons for items you might want to have on a Super Bowl menu, they most definitely are. There were coupons for tomato sauce, beans, shredded cheese–all good for making chili–along with chips, cookies, and more.
If you want to throw a Super Bowl party on the cheap, definitely pluck those coupon inserts out of your Sunday paper before you toss them in the recycling bin. If it’s Monday morning and you fear it might be too late to go back and get a Sunday paper, stop in to your local dollar store, which may still have overruns of the Sunday paper–at at a buck a paper.
At the same time don’t forget about printing out online coupons, such as this coupon I’d posted for M&Ms last week. (I printed out one for myself and used it to save $1 on a few bags of pretzel M&Ms. Nom nom!) You can easily double your savings for free by printing out coupons and cutting coupons from Sunday circulars.
For more ideas on throwing a Super Bowl party on the cheap, check on my story on that topic on Home Goes Strong.