Super Bowl Sunday for Non-Football Fans: A Few Alternatives

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Yesterday, one of my best friends gleefully reminded me that this weekend was Super Bowl Sunday. Everyone who knows me, knows I don’t really care about watching the Superbowl. Am I alone in this? I think not. The whole experience is just not for me. I don’t care for the chips, dips, chicken wings, etc. festivities. So if you are one of the few, the proud, the non-football fan fashionistas, you may be looking for some better ways to spend your Sunday. Here are a few suggestions:

If you live in Los Angeles, check out the Clever boutique’s ” I Don’t Eat Buffalo Wings, Drink Budweiser and Watch Football Sale” shopping event. I love the title of this one. The boutique is offering a 25% off coupon to all those who come in tomorrow to shop the sale instead of watching the game. The coupon is attached here for our Recessionista readers. If you’re not in LA, check out their website.
Pictured: Clever Boutique’s Shopping on Super Bowl Sale and Coupon

In years, past , I have made it a point to visit some of the area’s most crowded venues on Super Bowl Sundays. Its always a great time to check out sales at the local mall. Typically, there is lots of parking and the mall is deserted. It’s my own private shopping event! Malls across America will be open and deserted. Lot’s of good deals abound for those looking for Valentine’s gifts. It’s a good day to take time to look for a great dress, top or special evening out outfit for the big day. Here are a few special sales for your consideration:

Arden B. has some great deals on Valentine’s wear for Recessionistas looking to stay fashionable on a budget. Get Free Shipping on all orders now through 2/14 when you use coupon code VDAY09.

Amazon also has some great specials organized by price for you to check out.

Check out the shopping clubs’ sales on our Recessionista’s Top Picks on the right side of the blog page.

Another Super Bowl Sunday survival tip is to check out a special movie or “chick flick.” Especially a newly opened movie, like Renee Zellweger’sNew in Town.” You won’t have to wait in a line to see it, and you can enjoy a discount on a bargain matinee showing.

Pictured: “New in Town” Movie Poster, courtesy of Lionsgate Films

For more great movies deals, check out Amazon’s Indie and International Movie titles sale. There are some great films here for 54% off of their retail prices. There are some great movies offered here like, “There Will Be Blood”, “The Queen” and “The Kite Runner.

If you’re not snowed in and are brave enough, it’s a great day to work out at your local gym or get a spa treatment. My gym is usually sparsely inhabited and there is no waiting for equipment or a swim lane.

And finally, if you’re not busy checking out the game, enter our Giveaway for the City Girl Apron. There’s still time to win this beautiful and fashionable cooking accessory! Visit the Shop Suey Boutique website to learn more about the City Girl Aprons and other fashion accessories.

Pictured: A Recessionista in the kitchen today wearing the Eiffel Tower City Girl Apron. Enter to WIN the Apron in our Giveaway.

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Since 2008, Mary Hall has been the author of The Recessionista Blog, which is read by thousands of regular readers in over 160 countries. An internationally recognized expert on the art of the living the good life for less, she has been a commentator on local, national, and international radio and TV shows. Her advice has been featured in over 2,000 media outlets, including The New York Times, Reuters, Life & Style magazine, ABC News, NBC News and now The Huffington Post, among many others.


  1. Anonymous

    January 31, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    ok, this comment is quite late, but thanks so much for the Norma Kamali at Wal-Mart info. Got some pieces this week–they are great and so thrifty! Keep the blog coming.


    February 2, 2009 at 10:01 am

    How funny! I might have to throw a sale on Super bowl next year!

  3. MH

    February 2, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Yes, I thought the anti-Superbowl shopping sale was a terrific idea.
    What do you expect from a store named “CLEVER”. They definitely live up to their name 🙂