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Tailgate During Football Season At Home – Tailgating Tips

Are you ready for some football? Listen, if it means that I get to throw a party and have some friends over, then call me the tailgate queen! Do you tailgate during football season? Personally, I think it’s the best part of the game.

There’s food, great conversation, your favorite people, and your glass is always filled with your favorite drink. Sounds like the perfect way to spend a weekend. If you are looking for tailgating tips, grab a chip filled with guacamole and take a seat, because I have plenty to share.

Tailgate During Football Season At Home - Tailgating Tips

How To Tailgate During Football Season At Home

I have to admit that most of my tailgating takes place at home or at a friend’s house. I’ve only gone to a stadium once, but I did have an amazing time. If you haven’t done that yet, I strongly encourage that you do.

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All you can eat, outside in the parking lot while hanging out with your friends = memories that last a lifetime. But it just isn’t always feasible, right? We can’t always find sitters and sacrifice an entire day away for a little fun.

Stadiums aren’t usually placed in the easiest of locations. Our local team’s home base is a few hours away from our house in fact! That’s why it’s just easier to do your tailgate adventures on your own turf. How do I set everything up? I turn to BJ’s Wholesale Club for my every need and literally call it a day.

Related: Save Up To $500 A Year By Shopping At BJ’S

Members save money and time on all their tailgating essentials with BJ’s exclusive brands

Here’s the thing about BJ’s, they offer outstanding value and convenience on tailgating essentials such as fresh food and paper goods. So, not only am I heading in for my BBQ needs and my appetizer finger foods, but I am also grabbing my napkins and plates, garbage bags and utensils. One shopping cart = an entire party’s necessities. Bingo! 

Members can get everything they need for their tailgate without sacrificing quality or flavor with BJ’s exclusive brands – Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen. Saving Is Easy When You Shop At BJ’s Wholesale Club.  

We all know this, but as a couponer, I feel like I have to tell you that I feel LESS pressure when I am walking around and picking out what I want to serve my guests. As long as I opt for one of their exclusive brands, I know that I am going to save money while still getting the quality that I expect. 

For example, all of my plates, utensils, napkins, and cups are from BJ’s exclusive Berkley Jensen brand. That’s right! And no one knows the difference. Well, except me that is. I save BIG at the register and believe me I CHECK. A few dollars on each purchase in fact.

All of those small wins add up for a family of five. I am making a huge difference to my bottom line and it’s absolutely no effort at all. In fact, I’m making my life easier by shopping at BJ’s – whether I tailgate or not.

BJ’s makes fall entertaining easy and affordable – saving Members money and time

BJ’s helps you take the stress out of fall entertaining with easy and delicious party platters, chips and dip and frozen appetizers. When I want to show off my cooking skills, but when I don’t have any time to spend in the kitchen, I pick out some of my favorite frozen favorites like loaded stuffed potatoes and fried ravioli. Wellsley Farms had a wide selection of options for your tailgate party – have at it! 

Members can also find all the fresh ingredients needed for their fall feast at an incredible value thanks to BJ’s exclusive Wellsley Farms brand. Typically, I like to pick up carrots, tomatoes, and cucumbers. They are all perfect for dipping! 

Be sure to visit for easy fall recipes, inspiration,  tips and more!

Tailgate Tips For At Home Parties

  1. When you host a tailgate party at home, make sure you have vegetarian options. BBQ food is a must, but a variety is a must,too.
  2. Have a few outdoor games set up for the kids.
  3. Be sure the game is always on.
  4. Have a cooler designated for children’s drinks.
  5. If you are going to have favors, make sure they showcase a game day theme.
  6. Are you hosting a potluck? If so, allow people to claim different plates on the eVite. Use the comments section.
  7. Keep the menu simple. Don’t be a hero.
  8. Keep the food and drinks coming. People expect to be fed at a tailgate party. That’s for sure!
  9. I know you don’t want to hear this, but there might be a few people not interested in the game. Make sure you have an area of your house that is outside of the end zone.
  10. Enjoy yourself. You can be the hostess with the most-ess, but if you are stressed out then it wasn’t really worth it.

Tailgate With A Money Back Guarantee

BJ’s is so confident that members will love its exclusive Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen brands, that they’re backed with a 100% money back guarantee. YAHOO!  Literally, you can go and try any of BJ’s Wellsley Farms and Berkley Jensen products and return them for a full refund if you aren’t satisfied. I mean… for ANY reason.

Real Friends Share Savings

Real friends share savings, which is why I’m sharing my refer-a-friend link for you to join BJ’s today and earn a $25 gift card!

Refer your friends to join BJ’s by visiting and you’ll both receive a $25 BJ’s Gift Card when your friend joins. With savings so good, why keep them a secret? Click here to join BJ’s today and you’ll receive a $25 gift card for signing up! 

A Note About Membership

Besides having the ability to score great deals and have access to amazing products all year long, BJ’s offers convenient shopping options as well. Not only do members save through in-Club shopping, but they also can utilize, the BJ’s mobile app and Shop – Pick up in Club

Members can also digitally select and save coupons to their membership card with BJ’s Add-to-Card feature. A total score when you want to save on the go!! Sometimes I forget to clip coupons and want to try to clip some when I am in the store. This has helped me out on more than one occasion.


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