Using Coupons to Plan for Your Super Bowl XVI Party

Even though my team is not playing in the big game this year, I still plan to watch the game and of course eat tons of food. And no matter what my husband says, since we’ve both been on pretty strict diets for the past month, I will be making some unhealthy things. After all, isn’t that part of the fun of having a Super Bowl party? Eating until you’re miserable is what Super Bowl Sunday is all about at my house.

You may already have items you can use to make dishes for your Super Bowl party. A few weeks ago we had people over to watch the National Championship game, and since I didn’t have time to go to the store for snacks, I served “free” chips and dip that I bought around the holidays.

I’m pretty sure they didn’t even notice! You probably stocked up on crackers and chips over the holiday season, too, but if you didn’t, don’t worry. You can count on sales on these items at your stores this week. The trick is of course to match up these sales with some of the coupons you have.

Favorite Super Bowl Recipes (cheap and easy to make!)

I was looking at my recipes and coupons trying to decide what to put on the menu for Super Bowl Sunday at my house. We will of course be having the Lil’Smokies and meatballs, but here are a few other favorites at our house. I’ve also included coupons that you can use to make them inexpensive!

Buffalo Chicken Dip

  • 1 package of Cream Cheese (can’t find coupons for it, but Aldi is usually pretty cheap or maybe you have some left from stocking up at Christmas)

  • ½ cup blue cheese salad dressing (Kraft 75 cents/2 from 1-22 SS)
    • Or use Ranch dressing, which is what I prefer!
  • 2 cans of chunk chicken breast (Hormel 55 cents/2 www.coupons.com)
  • 1 bag of mozzarella cheese (Sargento 50 cents/2 from 1-22 SS)
    • Or you could use blue cheese, but I don’t care for it

Directions: Soften cream cheese and stir into a 9” deep dish pie plate until smooth. Stir in dressing, hot sauce and cheese. Stir in chicken. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes or until hot and bubbling. Serve with fresh vegetables or we like Frito’s (bought on sale at Christmas!)

Stuffed Pizza Rolls (from my sister in law)

  • 2 packages Grands biscuits (30 cents/2 from 12-11 SS)

  • 1 package Pepperoni (Armour $1/2 www.coupons.com or Hormel 55 cent/2 from 1-15 SS)
  • 1-2 packages String Cheese cut into small pieces (Sargento 40 cents/1 from 1-1 SS2)
  • 1 package of grated Parmesan cheese (Sargento (50 cents/2 from 1-22 SS)

Directions: Take one biscuit and cut in half. Take half biscuit and layer pepperoni and cheese. Fold biscuit over and “seal” shut with fingertips. Roll in oil and then in Parmesan cheese. Layer in a circle in bottom of deep dish pie plate. Makes about 2-3 layers. Bake at 350 until biscuits are browned (10-12 minutes). Serve hot with your favorite pizza sauce.

More Game Day Coupon Deals:

There are also coupons out there for your favorite dips. Here are a few of my favorites:

  • Dean’s French Onion $1 off 2 in 1-15 SS

  • Dean’s Heat n Eat Dip $1 off 1 in 1-15 SS
  • Newman’s Salsa 50 cents off 1 in 1-22 SS

Different regions will have sales on different products, so check out those sale flyers this week and get ready for the Big Game!

Proof that couponing saves money!

On a side note, my boys and I found some great deals today thanks to supermarkets near me offering double and even TRIPLE coupons this week!

At Schnuck’s they are tripling in my area up to 55 cents face value. Here’s what we bought today:

  • 2 boxes Post Fruity Pebble Treats $2.49/box (used 2-$0.55 off and paid $ 0.84/box)

  • Kraft Homestyle Mac and Cheese $2/bag (used 1-$0.75 off and paid $1.25/bag)
  • 3 bags No Yolk pasta $1.85/bag (used 3- $0.40 off each and paid $0.65/bag)
  • 2 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks $2.00/box (used $0.50/2 and paid $1.25/box)
  • 1 box General Mills Cereal Bars $2.00/box (used $0.50 off and paid $0.50/box)
  • 1 bag of NY Texas Croutons $1.59/bag (used $0.40 and paid $0.39/bag)
  • 2 packets of Ortega Taco Seasoning $0.75/packet (used $0.50/2=FREE!)

My total savings was $16.84 just by following the sales and using coupons. I paid just $8.40 for all of this!

We also stopped at Jewel today after learning that they are double up to 5 coupons per day for customers. They will double up to $1 face value.

Our Jewel trip included:
-Items included in Buy 10 items get $5 back instantly:

  • Lays potato chips $1.99

  • 2 bags of Tostitos $1.99 each
  • 2 bottles Heinz ketchup $1.69 each
  • 3 bottles of Wishbone salad dressing $0.99 each (used $0.65/2 which doubled and paid $0.56/bottle
  • 2 bottles Pace Picante $1.49/bottle (used $0.75/2 which doubled and paid $0.74/bottle)
    -Other sale items:

  • 6 bags of Birdseye Steamfresh vegetables $1.00 each (used 2- $1/3 coupons which doubled and paid $0.33/bag)
  • Grand Tortilla chips $2.50 (used $1 off which double and paid $0.50/bag)

I also had $4.50 in Catalinas to use from last week. I saved over $35.00 on my total bill and paid just $10.69 for all of this. Please note, I would normally not buy 4 bags of chips to have at home, but since the Big Game is this weekend, I wanted to have them on hand! I’ve also included a few pictures of exactly what I bought!

FatWallet tip: This post is part of an ongoing series of posts for the couponers and those who wanna be couponers! You may access all the posts on Shannen’s author page. Please be sure to check out the grocery coupons and deals forum here on FatWallet to get great deals and connect with other couponers!

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