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10 Virtual Superbowl Party Ideas & 40 Restaurant Freebies and Deals

By Catherine Mcdiarmid-Watt @frugalfreebies
Image: American football live-streamed on smartphones and tablets. Photo by Gerd Altmann on PixabayA virtual Super Bowl party probably isn't how you hoped to celebrate this year, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) stresses virtual activities pose the lowest risk of spreading and/or contracting Covid-19.
So, grab your laptop or big-screen TV, rock your team's jersey, and cheer on your favorite team with these virtual Super Bowl party ideas!

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1. Stream the game from the comfort of your couch!

-- You can watch the game FOR FREE on and the CBS Sports App on your phone and connected TV devices.
In addition, the game will be streamed free on NFL digital properties across devices, and on mobile via the participating teams' mobile properties, and Yahoo Sports and other Verizon Media mobile properties.

2. Gather virtually

-- Send out an e-vite for a Zoom party before, during, and after the game! You can invite your family and friends ahead of time and include the invitation on a calendar - or send it out by text or email.
Don't forget to give your Zoom background an NFL theme!

3. Decorate!

-- Put Superbowl decorations up if you want! Yeah, even if it's just you!! It will help everyone get into the team spirit, and can be a fun craft in the days leading up to the big game.
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4. Cook-Off Contest

-- On game day, food is often the best part of Super Bowl Sunday, so of course it should be included in your virtual party! Have each family cook up their fave game day dish. Then present your creations on your Zoom get-together. The most inventive dish scores a touchdown!

5. Play Superbowl Bingo

-- Super Bowl ads are engaging to watch, but you can use them to play Superbowl Bingo. Print some Super Bowl Bingo cards ahead of time, so everybody's prepared to play at game-time.
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6. Play Football Trivia

-- Kick your Superbowl gathering off by testing everybody on football history. Ask some football trivia questions to see who will win the game day prize.
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7. Play Big Game Predictions

-- This game is perfect for a virtual Super Bowl party because it can be filled out on these free printables before the game even starts. Then the guests ‘grade’ their own paper during the game, and a winner is announced at the end of the football game.

8. Rate the Commercials

-- Rate commercials one (the worst) through five (the best), or just a ? for those that you really have no idea what they were advertising. Grab these free printables, and how to put them together and get to criticizing... from the comfort of your couch!

9. Do a Half-time Show

-- Superbowl halftime shows are epic! Consider singing, dancing, doing magic tricks, or whatever your talent is for your Zoom crowd. Your friends and family will enjoy the second show, and might be inspired to grab a mic too!

10. Replay Your Favorite Clips from past Superbowl Shows

-- The party doesn't have to end when this year's Super Bowl ends. Keep spirits high by re-watching some of your favorite highlights from past Super Bowls. The old memories and parties these playbacks bring up are sure to make everyone smile.

Aunti-Anne's Game Time Snack

The Best Big Game Restaurant Freebies and Deals in 2021

By Sara Skirboll, Shopping and Trends Expert at RetailMeNot
Amazon Fresh
-- Get everything you need delivered right to your door with Amazon Fresh. Chips, dip, frozen wings, pizza — Amazon has it all! Free two-hour delivery with Prime! sign up for a 30-day Amazon Prime free trial. Amazon Fresh usually runs special promos during the weekend, so look out!
-- On Sunday, February 7, Applebee’s will be giving away 1.6 million free boneless wings to people around the U.S. You can receive 40 free boneless wings with any Applebee’s pickup or delivery order of $40 or more when you use the promo code BIGGAME. Choose from Classic Hot Buffalo, Honey BBQ or Sweet Asian Chile Sauce on your wings and get blue cheese or ranch dressing and celery on the side.
Auntie Anne’s
-- Last year, you could order the famous Game Day Pretzel Pack, which included two pretzel buckets of any variety, along with 10 assorted dips and a free Stadium Snack Holder (see it above!). Check back to see if it will be offered again this year.
Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar
-- There are so many food bundles to choose from! For example, The Slider Family Packs comes with eight or 12 Classic Daddy’s Sliders, Mushroom and Swiss Sliders or the Steroid Sliders. The Salad Family Packs features your choice of Texican Salad, Stella Salad, Caesar Salad or House Salad. The Wing Family Pack offers platter of fresh jumbo wings tossed in Buffalo, BBQ or Thai Chili sauce, served with a side of celery and ranch or blue cheese (20 or 30 piece). Order online to see more of the specials.
BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse
-- Feed groups of 12 or more with BJ’s Best Beginnings Appetizer Platter, which includes spinach and artichoke dip, mozzarella sticks, avocado egg rolls and boneless wings. The platter starts at $19.95 and is customizable.
Black Angus Steakhouse
-- Black Angus offers a variety of one-day only options for the big event with all locations opening at noon. Meals include the Steakhouse Cheeseburger Meal Pack ($59.99, serves up to 4 people) and the ever-popular Happy Hour To-Go Pack ($29.99, serves up to 4 people) and the Game Time Feast ($21.99-$99.99, serves 10-12 people.) All of their options are available online for delivery, curbside pickup, or in the restaurant (per local mandates.)
Blaze Pizza
-- This pizzeria is going big with their new Big Game Specials for pickup orders. Choose from four options like the Hot Party, which includes two large two-topping pizzas and six dough knots for $32.95. The brand is also giving away these Big Game Specials free on January 28 for a few lucky winners who retweet with the hashtag #BlazeUpgradeSweeps.
Buffalo Wild Wings
-- Naturally, this restaurant is all about the wings. They will give out free wings to everyone watching at their bar if the game goes into overtime. Fingers crossed! The free order of snack-size wings, either boneless or traditional, will be available to redeem on February 17, from 4 p.m. to 7p.m.
Cicis Pizza
-- Order three large one-topping pizzas for $15 (carryout only) through February 2. Plus, take 50% off desserts with an online purchase of any pizza.
Crowd Cow
-- Until February 28, you can get 20% off their famous Chicken Wing Pack.
Dickey’s Barbecue Pit
-- Dickey’s will offer free contactless delivery through its website and app all day on February 7. Plus, the day coincides with their Kids Eat Free Sundays, which gives customers a free kids meal with a $10 purchase.
-- If at any point during the game the score is 3 to 14 or 14 to 3, DiGiorno will tweet out a link where fans will be able register for a coupon to get free pizza while supplies last.
Dog Haus
-- Stop by a Dog Haus Biergarten location on Sunday, February 7, to get food and drink specials all day. This offer varies depending on location and is only available at Biergarten locations.
-- This restaurant is offering wings and pizza! You can order a large pizza and get 12 boneless wings for just $12.99.
-- Order all the wings and pizza you want and and get 10% off any Giordano’s order.
Gordon Biersch
-- From February 4 through February 7, you can get their special deal, which includes one starter, two pizzas and two beers for $35. Or, choose the Fan’s Feast, which features one starter, two pizzas and four beers for $55.
-- They have a great carry-out deal! For just $25, you can chow down on an 18-inch cheese pizza and either a small house of Caesar salad and two fountain drinks. Another deal, order two traditional 18-inch pizzas, choice of a large house or Caesar salad and four fountain drinks for $40. Get your wine to-go half off with any food purchase!
-- Order from thousands of restaurants via the Grubhub app or online. When you use the code AFF7, you’ll get $7 off your first order of $12+, and get free delivery on orders of $15+.
Hooters:  pre-order $60+ of food for the Big Game on Sunday

-- If you’re at Hooters fan, you can pre-order $60+ of food for the Big Game on Sunday, February 7 between now and February 6. For another deal, get $10 off when you order on or in the Hooters app with the promo code BIGGAME. They are also offering their Hooters MVP Bundle, featuring 42 wings and your choice of two sides for $39.99.
Hungry Howie’s
-- On the bug day, enjoy a large one-topping pizza for $7 when you buy three large pizzas. This awesome offer is only available on carryout orders at participating locations.
-- Krystal is offering 10 10 10 for game day weekend, which includes ten Krystals and ten wings for $10. The promotion will run from February 6 through February 8, and is valid on-lot and third-party delivery apps, including DoorDash, Uber Eats and Grub Hub.
Ledo Pizza
-- Ledo is offering a Football Deal for just $29.99, which includes an 18-inch one-topping pizza, Italian salad and six jumbo wings.
Little Caesar’s
-- What’s football without pizza? Enjoy their Hot N’ Ready Pepperoni Pizza for just $7 for the Big Game!
Main Event
-- The ultimate entertainment center is offering 54% off all activities when guests buy a $10 game card on Sunday, February 7! Also, if a team ends with 54 points as a final score, Main Event will unlock free activities and games on the following Wednesday for everyone.
Marco’s Pizza
-- Pick up a medium one-topping pizza for $6.99 with coupon promo code MED699 at Marco’s. Plus, save 50% on any pizza with promo code PIZZA50.
McAlister’s Deli
-- Pick up sandwiches and get $15 off all catering orders of $100+.
Miller’s Ale House
-- Reserve a seat at the ale house for $25 on February 7, which will then be taken off your check. Consider it a deposit for the good time you’re going to have!
Panda Express
-- Craving Asian food? From January 24 through February 7, customers who order a Panda Express Family Feast online can use the code SCOREBIG to save $10. The feast includes your choice of three large entrées and two large sides. There’s no purchase limit, so you can use the deal as much as you want. Sweet!
Papa John’s
-- For just $12, you can enjoy Papa John’s new Epic Stuffed Crust Pizza while watching the Chiefs and Bucs face off.
-- All PDQ locations are serving up buy one, get one free platters of 25 or 50 chicken tenders for the big game! Both options come with PDQ signature sauces on the side. The deal is only valid for pick-up orders, but you should call ahead.
Image: Pieology is kicking off all things football this season with a special offer for the Big Game
-- Pieology is kicking off all things football this season with a special offer for the Big Game. All pizza fans can receive $5 off any $25 purchase or more using code BIGGAME21 online or in-store on Sunday, February 7. Planning to feed more mouths? Enjoy The Big Game Pack that includes 4 Custom Pizzas, an Ooey Gooey Cheese Bread, and a Shareable Dessert! Plus, guests who download the Pie Life Rewards app will bask in receiving points for every purchase, receive exclusive offers, and be the first to know of new product offerings! Download Pie Life Rewards on the App Store or Google Play.
Pizza Inn
-- This pizzeria has a special pizza and wing deal for the Big Game: Two medium two-topping pizzas and 10 bone-in wings for $27.99. The offer is valid at all Pizza Inn locations.
Red Baron
-- They will give 55 families a year’s worth of free pizza through a social media contest. From February 1 to February 12, customers can enter to win by following Red Baron Pizza on Instagram and tag a friend in the comments of the contest post. Also, mention your favorite Red Baron pizza product!
Red Lobster
-- This restaurant is offering Big Game Bundles that are complete with free cans of Pepsi! Choose from the CYO Big Game Bundle, which features a choice of three seafood favorites, two large sides, eight Cheddar Bay Biscuits and a 4-pack of Pepsi, or the Ultimate Big Game Bundle, which offers Maine lobster tails, snow crab, shrimp scampi, Walt’s Favorite Shrimp, two large sides, eight Cheddar Bay Biscuits and a 4-pack of Pepsi. These deals starts on February 1 for to-go or delivery.
Sonny’s BBQ
-- On February 7, Sonny’s BBQ locations are offering a special promotion on big game bundles for up to 10 people. These include 25 smoked wings with blue cheese or ranch dipping sauce ($24.99 for 2-4 people), pick 2 meats with 3 pint sidekicks and bread ($39.99 for 4-6 people), pick 3 meats with 4 pint sidekicks and bread ($57.99 for 6-8 people) and pick 4 meats with 5 pint sidekicks and bread ($75.99 for 8-10 people.)
-- Ready for some froyo? Get a BOGO deal at TCBY from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on February 6 to celebrate the big game.
TGI Fridays
-- They are offering 25% off Family Meal Bundles and Platters To Go with online and to-go orders. You have an array of options like Whiskey-Glazed Sliders to Fried Chicken and Shrimp Bundle, and can order ahead with safe and convenient curbside pickup. Plus, get 25% off using code HOMETEAM. The offer will end on February 7.
Twin Peaks
-- The first 100 guests will receive entry onto the square board, and all diners can choose from large shareable menu options (24 wings or 48 wings, Double Peaks Sampler, XL Triple Play, Thai Ribs, and Pork Rinds) and will receive a bounce-back ticket for free pork rinds.
-- Treat your partygoers (safely) to catering from Quiznos. If you’re a Toasty Points member you can receive 10% off on February 7. Sign up now!
Wing Zone
-- Naturally, Wing Zone is offering a special deal on wings. For $55, you can get 30 boneless wings and 30 original wings in 2 flavors, plus 4 ranch or bleu cheese dressings. Use the promo code 2173 when you order online to get the deal.

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