More than half, 53%, of Americans won't be watching the Super Bowl this weekend, according to an Offers.com survey. Even if you aren't stoked for the big game, you can still get excited about some of the sales the Super Bowl brings.
"The lead-up to the Super Bowl is one of the best times to shop for TVs, because retailers are competing over consumers who want to upgrade," says Kristin McGrath, shopping expert at Offers.com.
You'll find deep discounts on more than just televisions. There are plenty of other deals to be had at some of America's biggest retailers. Here's what experts say you should shop on Super Bowl weekend:
Costco, BJ's, and Sam's Club are all offering discounts on televisions, McGrath says. "They are concentrating on high-quality, OLED and QLED, sets and large screen sizes, rather than just the cheaper budget sets we see discounted around Black Friday," she says.
At BJ's, a Samsung 43" 4K UHD Smart LED TV with a three-year warranty is discounted by $130 to cost $249.99. At Sam's Club, a Vizio 65" Class 4K HDR Smart TV is discounted by $100 and will run you $599.99. And at Costco, a LG 86" 4K UHD LED LCD TV is $1,850, which is about $100 less than it was on Black Friday, according to Consumer Reports.
There are deals on other electronics, too. For example, at Sam's Club, a Samsung 3.1 Channel 340W Dolby Digital Soundbar with Wireless Subwoofer is discounted by $30 to $199. And Costco is selling a Yamaha 35" 2.1 Channel Soundbar with Dual Built-in Subwoofers for $119.99, $30 off its original price.
If you don't have a membership to a warehouse club, you can still find good deals elsewhere, but they may not be on well-known brands, says Julie Ramhold, consumer analyst with DealNews.com.
"Only shop Walmart if you don't care about brand name," she says. "Much of what we'll see on sale from this big box store are brands like Sceptre, RCA, and Hisense. However, Vizio is a solid midtier brand and Walmart will also offer savings on Vizio sets as well."
Right now at Walmart you can get an RCA 70" Class 4K Ultra HD (2160P) Smart LED TV marked down from $899.99 to $499.99. And you can buy a Sceptre 65" Class 4K UHD LED TV that's usually $899.99 for $369.99.
Walmart's Game Time sale expands beyond electronics into kitchenware, furniture, and snacks. An Instant Vortex 6 Quart 4in1 Air Fryer that usually goes for $99 for $79.95. And an 18-pack of Pepsi cans comes down from $10.99 to $7.47.
Amazon's biggest deals are on Alexa-compatible Samsung televisions. The Samsung Flat 65-Inch QLED 4K Q60 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility is discounted by 50% to $897.99. And a Samsung Flat 55-Inch QLED 4K Q60 Series Ultra HD Smart TV with HDR and Alexa Compatibility is cut by 42% to $697.99.
The site is also selling Fire TV sticks at a discount for $24.99 (original price: $39.99).
Target is offering a $10 gift card to shoppers who spend at least $50 on groceries. This includes food and drinks, as well as disposable plates and cutlery. "You can get this deal whether you're shopping for the Super Bowl or just making a grocery run," McGrath says.
A 24-pack of Coca-Cola goes for $5.99 (regular price: $8.99), and DiGiorno pizzas are 2 for $9 (regular price of one is $5.49). Target is also offering $20 off select Instant Pots and air fryers, bringing the price of each down to $79.95. "That's a good discount on two very popular appliances," McGrath says.
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