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And not just for the ones on a budget.

If you should happen to save a few bucks along the way, all the better, I say.

Times are… different. I mean, even this family with a six-figure income needed a little help.

So do yourself, and your family, a favor and bookmark this page. Better yet, subscribe to my newsletter and sleep easier at night.

Jan 08, 2017

Going To Super Bowl LI? Don’t Get Ripped Off Twice!

If you have tickets for Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium, raise your hand if you’ve been called “lucky” at least once. Are you lucky? In a sense, yes, because most NFL fans will never, ever get to attend a Super Bowl.

But unless you were given the tickets or won them in a contest, then luck is less of a factor than the fact that you were willing & able to pay a premium. Besides, there’s nothing lucky about being ripped off.

Did I say “ripped off”? OK, maybe that’s a poor choice of words, but it’s what comes to mind when the cheapest ticket on the secondary market averages $4809.


Prices are as of Jan.8,2017 and are per seat (minimum purchase of 2)

Yep, at $4183, SeatGeek’s price is an absolute bargain, relatively speaking of course.

And then there’s the parking:

To be fair, this is simply supply & demand at work; the ticket brokers charge this much because they can.

And to be honest, while the parking pass price above is real, it represents the most expensive, and not the average price.

The best price I’ve seen for a Super Bowl LI parking pass is $84 at StubHub (all fees included) as of this writing. This is a great price, especially when you consider that parking for regular season games at AT&T Stadium is $75 at face value.

But why even pay that much? You’ve already spent thousands on tickets, don’t get ripped off again why not save big on parking?. For much, much, cheaper NRG Stadium parking options for Super Bowl LI, go here.

Nov 24, 2016

Thanksgiving and NFL Football

Happy Thanksgiving!

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May 09, 2016

NFL Fan Survey

It reads like a “Lifestyles of The Rich & Famous” episode, NFL style:

  • Los Angeles is planning a new $2.6 billion stadium for its readopted Rams. Set to open in 2019, it would be the world’s priciest sports arena to date.
  • St. Louis is proposing plans for a new $1.1 billion stadium - even though it currently does not have an NFL team.
  • Sam Bradford was given a 2 year, $35 million contract ($22 million guaranteed) even though his career won-loss record is 25-37.

While these things may or may not have deeper socioeconomic ramifications, one thing’s for certain - the cost of NFL tickets and the cost of being a fan will continue to rise.

With that in mind, I invite you to take a brief survey on the spending habits of NFL fans. It will help more than you think, and you could win a $25 Fathead gift certificate for your time.

Take the survey.

Jan 24, 2016

5 Tailgating Ideas That Save You More Than Money


Tired of useless “innovations” that are more style than substance, more flash than function?

Tired of not having enough room in your tailgating space?

Well these tailgating ideas & gadgets are not only useful, they'll save you space, time, hassle, and money.

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Dec 27, 2015

NFL “House Divided” Mats

I love this, but they need to add:

  • NY Giants/NY Jets
  • Cincinnati/Cleveland
  • Pittsburgh/Philadelphia
  • Tampa Bay/Miami/Jacksonville

…Plus the California teams.

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Dec 20, 2015

5 Reasons Why NFL Jackets Are Good Buys

NFL jackets are smart purchases...

You love being a fan, but an NFL jacket is more than just another way to flash your team logo.

Find out why you should get one this winter.

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Dec 19, 2015

Save Big on NFL Fatheads

Give the gift of a Fathead while there's still time…

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Dec 12, 2015

7 Unusual and Inexpensive NFL Gift Ideas

It's that time of the year when…

  • The days are short
  • Your funds are short
  • Your time is short

And worst of all, you're short on gift ideas.

If there are NFL fans in your life, then the answer is obvious. Or is it??

Don't be a bad Santa. Check out these original and affordable NFL gift suggestions before it's too late.

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Nov 29, 2015

Save a Bundle on Stadium Parking

Gillette Stadium parking

On sites such as StubHub, it can cost you anywhere from $50-$250 to park at Fedex Field for a Redskins game, and $200-$700(!) at Gillette Stadium to see the Patriots.

But you can spend a whoooole lot less by looking for offsite parking facilities nearby.

See just how much money you can save…

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Nov 29, 2015

The Cheapest NFL Tickets For Week 13

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Nov 21, 2015

Top 7 Reasons Why Tailgating is Awesome

  1. It’s an excuse to barbeque. As if you need another…

  2. Test your recipes without fear. A tailgate party is the best time to play the part of mad chef, since there are built-in distractions at your disposal. Peking Turducken didn’t make the grade? Time for some Jello shots. Goat sliders too gamey? Wrap them in bacon & start talking about the game. If all else fails, give them booze until they forget what they’ve eaten.

  3. Play beer pong without being accused of acting childish.

  4. Avoid stuff like baby showers and cleaning out the garage (at least until the season is over).

  5. When else are you going to play & say, “cornhole”?

  6. Relax, have a beer, and munch on nachos after the game while thousands of others are driven mad by the gridlock.

  7. Rock brunch like a bro. Yup - eating steak & eggs whilst sipping on Bloody Marys with your buddies before the game is called tailgating. Do the exact same thing in a restaurant on a Sunday morning and it’s called “weird” or “emasculating”.

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