A full slate of college football games kicks off tomorrow and you know what that means: smoked meats and cold beer. While that sounds awesome, it can also be expensive. If you’re planning on having big weekends for the next 3 months, you’ll need to make sure you’re budgeting for all the money you’re going to spend. Here are 3 ways you can save this football season.
Raise some cash: If you’re going to spend a lot of money this football season, try figuring out a way to raise some extra dough to fund your fun. Having a yard sale could be a great way to raise some cash. Have a bike or some free weights you don’t use much anymore? Throw it up on Ebay or Craigslist and turn it into some ribs and chicken quarters.
Do it right or don’t do it: We all love the big games, especially when our team is involved. When those weekends roll around, do it big! If you’re throwing a party, grill it up and stock up on beer. Having a big event is always fun. If you plan on attending the game, plan out an exciting tailgate and do it right. When your team is involved in a lopsided matchup, keep it low-key and just hang out with the fam.
Split your tickets up: Feel the need to be at the stadium a lot this season? Try splitting those season tickets with a friend. You can go to games together or divide the games and take other friends and family. This way, you’ll each get to see 3 or 4 games for a decent price. You can even sell your tickets for one of the bigger games (for slightly above face value), avoid getting stuck in the crazy traffic, and maybe even fund the rest of the season.