So the football season has come down to the final game once again, and even if you don't care who's playing in the Super Bowl this year, it's at least a good excuse to chow down on junk food while you critique the half-time show.
I guess it's pretty obvious which part of the Super Bowl I'm looking forward to this weekend.
So if you're preparing appetizers for a party, grocery stores are serving up a healthy portion of deals. Here's where to find them.
When you're planning for a big group, the easiest route for snacks is almost always chips and dip.
Publix has half-price Doritos, Nabisco snack crackers for $2.50 and Kangaroo Pita Chips for $2.
Publix Deli Salsa, which is one of my favorites, is on sale for $3 this week. At Bi-Lo, Tribe Hummus and Tostitos Cantina chips are both half-off.
Food Lion has a new coupon dispensary at the front of each store, where customers can print out deals before shopping. With one of those coupons, Cheez-its costs around $1.79, more than half off its usual price.
Coke products are best priced this week at Food Lion, where three 12-packs of cans are $9. If you prefer Pepsi, pick up two 12-packs for the price of one at Harris Teeter.
And of course, it wouldn't be an American tradition without domestic beer. Harris Teeter seems to have the best deals this week. A 24-pack of Bud, Miller, Yuengling, Coors or Michelob Ultra is $14.
If you have a large group coming over for the Super Bowl, it's not easy to serve dinner on the cheap.
Pizza delivery is a good idea, since many chains such as Papa John's, Dominos and Pizza Hut will be offering special deals.
If you have an outdoor grill, hamburgers and hot dogs can be an easy option to feed the masses. Ground beef is $2.49 a pound at Harris Teeter, and you can pick up Ball Park hot dogs for buy one, get one free while you're at it.
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