Saving money on food for the Super Bowl

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The sun sets behind Mercedes-Benz Stadium ahead of Sunday’s NFL Super Bowl 53 football game between the Los Angeles Rams and New England Patriots in Atlanta, Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2019. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Super Bowl Sunday: The best excuse to lounge on your couch and eat a bunch of junk food. Having the perfect spread of nachos, pizza, wings, chips and drinks is essential for any good Super Bowl party. Purchasing all of this junk food, however, is not so fun.

Luckily, some restaurants incentivize their customers to order by offering discounts. Here are the best local deals to keep food prices for the big game manageable.

Domino’s Pizza, home to the most delicious pizza crust in the world, is currently offering a mix and match special. Pick any two or more items off the menu and get them for $5.99 each. This deal is not just for the Super Bowl, it doesn’t expire until Feb. 28.

Storrs’ lesser appreciated wings restaurant, Wing Stop, is offering a “Wing Family Pack.” This deal is perfect for hosting a big crowd on Sunday. The deal includes 24 wings for $27.99. They have a wide variety of classic and boneless flavors as well as multiple sides and dips. Interestingly enough, I couldn’t find any deals being offered by Wing Stop’s local competitor, Wings Over Storrs.

Insomnia Cookies is also helping folks celebrate the big game by offering a discount of their own. Customers can get 20 percent off any online purchase of $20 or more by entering the code “TOUCHDOWN20” during checkout. Be sure to use this one on the night of the game because the deal expires the next morning.

Another extremely popular option for enjoying Super Bowl Sunday is going out with friends to a local sports restaurant or bar. In fact, a few of UConn’s bars are throwing Super Bowl parties to make the experience even more enjoyable.

Ted’s Bar and Restaurant is having a “Super Bowl LIII Bash” the night of the big game. The party begins at 6 p.m. and lasts until 1a.m. the next morning. To begin the night there is an hour-long open bar at kickoff. At halftime there will be a football jersey giveaway. The experience also includes a buffet with nachos, chili, pretzels, pizza and more. Coors Light and Miller Lite drafts are $3 all night long. General admission tickets can be purchased for $10 online.

Grille 86 is also throwing a Super Bowl LIII party of their own. The event begins at 6 p.m., 30 minutes before kickoff. Pre-sale tickets can be purchased online for $20. The package includes one drink ticket, a half time buffet, $2 Bud Light drafts and a Grille 86 collectable glass.

Mark down Feb. 18 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on your calendar. If Super Bowl LIII goes into overtime, Buffalo Wild Wings is offering free snack-sized wings to everyone who comes in during that time.

The final and most important investment to make on Super Bowl Sunday is the Uber home. Unless you happen to be in the city of the losing team, then Uber will bring you home for free.


Matt Souvigney is a campus correspondent for The Daily Campus. He can be reached via email at matthew.souvigney@uconn.edu.

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