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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RMN = Retail Me Not
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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tailgating recipes

It’s football season! And that means lots of good food! And while tailgating food can be delicious and fun, it also has the possibility to be stressful and expensive.

Make it easier on yourself by going with recipes that don’t require a ton of extra work and that use frugal, basic ingredients (stadiums made out of lunch meat aren’t necessary…).

More Tips for Preparing Tailgate Foods:

-Instead of buying bottles of water, fill bottles you already own (Nalgenes, Thermoses, recycled soda bottles, etc.) with tap water and throw them in the cooler.
-Don’t buy pre-made trays of food. They are usually pretty expensive and you can easily make a tray of veggies, meats, and cheeses on your own.
-Prepare foods that can be made ahead in large quantities (chili, for example). It’ll be easier on you (less dishes) and really easy to transport to your tailgate spot.
-Turn your tailgate into a potluck. Choose a theme for the meal (taco bar, baked potato bar, cheeseburgers, etc.) and have everyone bring a different component.

Here is a list of some easy recipes for your tailgate! I tried to find recipes that are easy and that use simple, everyday ingredients (usually crazier ingredients=expensive). You can use the item search to find items that are on sale in your area.

Recipes for Tailgating on a Budget:

5-Ingredient Chili

Turkey Roll Ups

Deviled Eggs

Vegetable Kabobs

Slow Cooker Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

Pizza Dip

Cowboy Caviar

Crispy Baked Buffalo Chicken Tenders

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Pimento Cheese Sandwiches

Ham and Cheese Sliders

Bacon-Wrapped Jalapeno Poppers

Crock Pot BBQ Meatballs

Ranch Pasta Salad

Rice Krispies Treats

Quick and Easy Brownies

Make your football party easier on yourself by making these recipes for tailgating that use frugal and basic ingredients!

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