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Watching Sports & Saving Money: Easy

It’s Sunday, the NFL schedule is packed, MLB is getting close to the playoffs and the NHL and NBA seasons are just around the corner. As a sports fan, this is one of my favorite times of the year. There are numerous excuses to sit down and take in multiple games each week – just ask my fiancé. But just because there are reasons to watch games, doesn’t mean there are reasons to blow your paycheque. Catching games is one of the cheapest ways I can get together with a lot of friends at a set time. Check out these tips for fun & cheap game days: Homefield Advantage Teams usually perform better at home, and so will you. Instead of spending an evening out at a sports bar, why not host the action at your place? You don’t even need to drag your butt off the couch and you’ll save on costs. Picking up a few beers, snacks and soft drinks always costs me less than dinner and drinks while watching the Canucks play. The Stats that line up: Sports Bar: ****Meal: $12 3 Pints: $12-$18 Transit: $5 Home: Meal: Whatever you want it to

How To Save On Sporting Events

Is there anything better than getting together with family and friends, piling in the car and taking off to watch your favorite team score a dramatic win? Sports events are intoxicating – the energy of the crowd, your favorite players just a few feet away, and even the overpriced junk food has a certain appeal. Attending live sports events can get expensive in a hurry though. You can use the tips below to score big savings on future games. Tip #1: Use Your Email Account Create a free email account and sign up with all of your favorite local sports teams and box offices. You’ll be notified of upcoming games, special promotions and much more before anyone else even knows the event is going to happen. Many teams offer fan-only promotions that they send out to their mailing lists. It could be anything from members-only discount tickets, to a free kid’s night, free team apparel or a free hot dog. Tip #2: Financing the Food Unless you consider the hot dogs, popcorn and colas a truly important part of the sports experience, do everything you can to avoid buying food at the game itself. Eat before you go, sneak