It’s that time of the year to gear up for the Big Game. But hosting a great football watching party doesn’t have to cost a fortune.

With these helpful money saving tips from the retail experts at Dollar General, you can easily throw a get-together that will score big with all your friends.

Prep for the Big Day

The secret to a great gathering is preparation. To reduce the stress, plan early and stock up. Make a list of everything you will need and slowly purchase items each time you run to the store.

For easy clean-up on game day, use themed paper goods — from plates to cups and plastic cutlery — and decorate with matching disposable table cloths. Use game day décor to add an extra fun atmosphere to the gathering.

Game Day Fare

Make your party food memorable without a lot of effort by offering delicious dishes that will keep your guests coming back for more. Try your hand at crockpot taco chili with ground beef, red beans and taco seasoning. Add in your favorite chili ingredients like sour cream, hot sauce, cheese and avocado for guests to customize.

Create a drink station where guests can access their favorite beverages throughout the game. Stock up on the essentials like ice, soft drinks and a variety of beverages for all tastes. There are many great ways to feed those hungry fans. Use your imagination and have fun with it.

Save Like a Pro

Save on the cost of all party items with private brand items at a discount retailer like Dollar General that offers a 100 percent satisfaction guarantee. Take advantage of extra savings with digital coupon offers on your favorite game day items. They are a great way to save on everyday essentials with a quick download from your mobile device or home computer. Check out to start downloading savings.

Enjoy the Big Game this year with confidence. Throw a fun celebration with savings in your pocket.