For many fans, tailgating is an essential part of the game day experience. It’s a great way to get hyped for the game and fill up before you head into the stadium. Game day eating is often more about quantity, rather than quality and a quick way to save a few bucks, while filling up your hungry fans is to shop smart beforehand. Check your local grocery store sale ads early in the week to see who is offering the best prices for meats, buns, drinks, and condiments. You’re probably not tailgating alone – take your friends and family with you shopping and plan your menu as a team. There’s no reason you should have to bear the entire expenses of the tailgate alone.

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No tailgate is complete without decorations. If you are bringing cups and plates, buy reusable sturdy plastic items in your team colors that can be washed and used time after time. Be sure to bring a plastic bag to put them in during cleanup. Not only will this save you money each game, you’ll also be reducing the amount of waste left at the stadium and that’s a win for both teams.