When it comes to doing things with the family, one popular destination is sporting events. Whether it is a soccer, baseball, hockey or even football, the cost of the tickets can be enough to make you lose your breath. Below you can find some simple ways to save some money while still having a good time with the family!
Eat before you go. The smells are there to entice you. They have a way of wofting towards you and when you really listen, you might even hear that popcorn or hot dog calling your name. However, if you eat before you head out, then you won’t be as easily tempted to grab that snack from the vendor as he walks on by.
Take the bus. The cost of parking is astronomical. I know that many venues can charge $20 or more — just to park. And that is on top of the large amount you just dropped on the tickets themselves. Check the bus schedules as there are often some which will drop you off at the game – and then pick you up when it is over (saving you the headache of fighting traffic). By parking outside of the stadium and taking the bus in, you can save on those hefty parking fees.
Cheap seats are still fun. No matter where you sit, you can have a good time at the game. Just don’t forget your binoculars!!
Watch for deals. Check out sites like GroupOn where you can sometimes find discounted tickets to local events. You can sign up for alerts so that you never miss out. You should also watch for special events. I know that there are often Buck Night deals — which means $1 hot dogs and soft drinks (the rare time you can afford the food).
What do you do to help save money when going to these events?