Here’s what you should buy during Super Bowl sales

Super Bowl sales bring big savings on television sets, but there are plenty of other game-related discounts for bargain hunters looking for a deal. 093012 rd cover

The experts at the money-saving website FatWallet.com say Super Bowl sales are also a good time to stock up on  party supplies, drinks and snack food.

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The website’s experts have put together these tips to help you find the best deals during this year’s Super Bowl sales.

1. Food Deals — Folks can stock up on snacks and beverages on sale for party goers, yet perfect for other upcoming parties and celebrations. Everything from chips and dips to soda and beer, chili ingredients, disposable serving items and other frozen/storable items can be found at big discounts, especially at big box and grocers.
2. Valentine Deals — Sales have already kicked off and Super Sunday offers a great time to get Valentine-related shopping out of the way, whether in-store (no crowds) or online, as heightened discounting that happens on Super Bowl weekend could generally apply to certain Valentine’s Day gifts, as well. Watch for special branded offers on social media during the game.
3. Entertainment Deals — It may be the perfect timing to avoid crowds, get prime seating, as well as find a good deal. Sites like Groupon and Living Social promote savings up to half off many of these local activities, Restaurant.com and other restaurants will have special offers, as will movie theaters, see Fandango for BOGO ticket specials on Super Bowl weekend. Other bigger ticket events like plays, Vegas shows, concerts and alternative sporting events will be trying to fill seats and offer exclusive savings.
4. Mobile Deals — Smartphone users can expect a blitz of exclusive promotions on Super Bowl weekend, especially from direct advertisers. With competition for a piece of captive audience, consumers will see good deals on everything from food delivery to free apps, music and more.