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Win a $50 Walmart Gift Card!

by Tara Kuczykowski on January 29, 2010 · 1,456 comments

Game Time Party at Walmart

Do you want to throw a fab party for the Big Game but are worried about stretching your dollars this year to pay for it? Walmart has the perfect solution.

To help you throw your game time party next Sunday, Walmart has put together a party menu for just $44, including:

  • One package of Oscar Mayer Meat Hot Dogs (8 ct.)
  • One package of Johnsonville® Bratwursts (6 ct.)
  • Two packages of Great Value™ Hot Dog Buns
  • Two bags of T.G.I. Friday's™ Frozen Appetizers
  • One Hormel™ Supreme Party Tray
  • 12” Chocolate Chunk Cookie
  • Two boxes of Nabisco Wheat Thins or Triscuit Crackers (8 to 10 oz. box)

Use the following coupons to save even more:

You can also find recipes, crafts and more on Walmart's Game Time site!

One lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader will win a $50 Walmart gift card! To enter, share your best tips for throwing a party on a budget.


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(1) $50 Walmart gift card

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1 joelle daddino January 30, 2010 at 11:44 pm

To save money on a party I do a few things, I go thru my current inventory- I shop all along for things I save a bunch on and will need in the future. Then I check the sales, forum, and email list to see what I can get for the best price. Then Last I ask my gues to bring an app or desert to share!

2 bridgette tuttle January 30, 2010 at 11:52 pm

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3 Wanda January 30, 2010 at 11:53 pm

In this area, it's common practice to invite folks to a "pot-luck" or BYO party. Everyone brings a dish to share, and it's understood that if folks want alcohol to drink they bring that along, too. the hosts provide basics in food and drink, but the guests chip in and the costs are manageable. Also, borrow, don't buy, seldom-used items like serving pieces, extra chairs, and the like. Finally, party outdoors whenever possible. The cleaning and breakage will be kept to a minimum!
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4 Wanda January 30, 2010 at 11:55 pm

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5 Hillary January 31, 2010 at 12:12 am

I am an email subscriber. :)

6 Hillary January 31, 2010 at 12:14 am

To throw a party on a budget I try to remember that when you have a variety of things, a little bit goes a long way, so you just don't need to go overboard.

7 Melissa S January 31, 2010 at 12:17 am

plan ahead to get the best deals adn use coupons - if people ask, let them bring a dish!

8 Melissa S January 31, 2010 at 12:18 am

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9 merry green January 31, 2010 at 1:10 am

I do a pot luck!!!

10 laura January 31, 2010 at 1:17 am

I can have one heck of a party,Thanks to Tara!!! I have so many free items. I just need the Beer!!

11 Steph S. January 31, 2010 at 7:21 am

To save money, have everyone bring something to the pary!

12 Steph S. January 31, 2010 at 7:22 am

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13 Steph S. January 31, 2010 at 7:22 am

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14 Steph S. January 31, 2010 at 7:23 am

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15 Mindy Holt January 31, 2010 at 8:56 am

I find just asking people to bring a dish is an easy and frugal way to have a great get together. Also all the traditional superbowl party stuff is on sale near the big game so you really watch those sales and pair with coupons.

16 Stephanie January 31, 2010 at 9:16 am

O when the Saints come marching in.... :) actually we are Steeler fans in this house...but LOVE football and will be having a quiet extended family this would be a great way to enhance our low key super bowl party! Thanks

17 Heather Ransom January 31, 2010 at 9:23 am

My frugal party tip is that I make items that I can get on sale or are cheap to make. Like pigs in a blanket, it seems that hot dogs, biscuits or croissants, and cheese is always on sale or I have coupons. I also tend to ask my friends to bring a side item like drinks or chips. It helps.

18 Heather Ransom January 31, 2010 at 9:23 am

I am an email subscriber!

19 Heather January 31, 2010 at 9:39 am

My frugal party tip is that I like to host TACO PARTIES. All the taco ingredients are so much cheaper and easier than other options and who doesn't love tacos?

20 Heather January 31, 2010 at 9:41 am

I am already registered at your online forum!

21 Heather January 31, 2010 at 9:42 am

I am an RSS subscriber.

22 Stephanie January 31, 2010 at 9:46 am

I save money by asking everyone to bring a dish with them, as well as using the coupons I have and current sales prices to determine what I"m going to make.

23 Stephanie January 31, 2010 at 9:46 am

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24 Lisa January 31, 2010 at 9:56 am

I plan ahead and look for coupons and sales to get the things I need for my parties so my menu usually is dependent on what is on sale. I don't do potluck because I really enjoy hosting parties and want to provide everything for my guests. I like to decorate with things that will compliment my party theme by using things I have available (pulling things from other rooms, etc) and also by making things with craft items I have on hand! I think that you can be really creative while still budgeting carefully!

25 Terri L January 31, 2010 at 10:00 am

I open my pantry cupboard and serve items I got for a good deal -- peanuts, crackers, etc.

26 Connie January 31, 2010 at 10:15 am

I always check out liquidation stores for party & paper goods and buy extra and store in plastic totes when bargains are found. I also supply the meat and have everyone else bring a dish to pass very inexpensive and loads of fun.

27 Renee January 31, 2010 at 10:17 am

Look through the pantry first and determine what you have, then shop for what you need.

28 myndi orr January 31, 2010 at 11:33 am

My best tip for throwing a party on a budget is stick to your usual coupons and don't go overboard!

29 myndi orr January 31, 2010 at 11:34 am

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30 myndi orr January 31, 2010 at 11:34 am

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31 Anne January 31, 2010 at 11:44 am

We do a potluck for extra food, and we provide the main course. We also make our own dips and cut up our own veggies for the veggie tray.

32 Shelly January 31, 2010 at 11:46 am

I provide the main course which is usually a roast. Everyone else brings the appetizers.

33 Shelly January 31, 2010 at 11:46 am

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34 Shelly January 31, 2010 at 11:47 am

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35 Sara Miller January 31, 2010 at 12:01 pm

I shop at Walmart for all my ingredients and save lots! I like making fun football shaped cheesballs, and football field shaped desserts too!

36 Lea January 31, 2010 at 12:03 pm

I make my favorite apps and have everyone else bring something to pass!!

37 Sara Miller January 31, 2010 at 12:06 pm

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38 Jaime January 31, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Altho this doesn't have to do with grocery items or coupons, a great idea is to get Domino's pizza - 2 medium 2 topping pizzas for $5.99. A pretty cheap nice treat that doesn't involve cooking.

39 Morgan January 31, 2010 at 1:49 pm

My best frugal party tip is to buy simple things like crescent rolls and mini sausages and make all your appetizers yourself.

40 Claire January 31, 2010 at 1:54 pm

To throw a frugal party, I usually take a look at what I am stocked up on and make a menu around that.

41 Aleks Stewart January 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm

I use the goodies I bought in the previous weeks on sale!

42 Aleks Stewart January 31, 2010 at 2:29 pm

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43 Koni January 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm

Have a potluck!

44 Koni January 31, 2010 at 3:01 pm

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45 Amanda Perdue January 31, 2010 at 3:10 pm

We do just family usually, and it is potluck!

46 Amanda Perdue January 31, 2010 at 3:11 pm

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47 Leigh January 31, 2010 at 3:25 pm

I go through my pantry to plan the menu (finger foods) and then ask guests to bring their favorites too. We usually have plenty to go around and enough for to-go plates.

48 emily s January 31, 2010 at 3:31 pm

my tip--- buy party staples when on sale no matter how far in advance

49 Mary January 31, 2010 at 3:39 pm

I just became an email subscriber.

50 aimee January 31, 2010 at 3:59 pm

Having guests bring food dishes significantly lowers the bill! Also I like to look at thrift stores for unique serving dishes for presentation.

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