Packing for the Packers? Flying to the Falcons? Try these deals and tips from our experts to make your trip economical, safe and fun!
If you’re driving to the game, enjoy your road trip knowing that AARP Roadside Assistance from Allstate will provide you emergency help if you need it. Or if you plan to tailgate in a bit more style than your clunker, try one of AARP’s rental car partners like Avis, Hertz and Alamo (with which members save up to 40 percent).
Take advantage of hotel loyalty programs — by the time football season ends, you'll have some free stays. AARP members can save at thousands of economy, midrange and luxury hotels like Westin, where members save 5 to 15 percent off the best available rate.
Sometimes airlines offer special deals for big events like football games. Sign up for your airline’s e-mail deals, and you’ll know right away. Fare alerts are also helpful. Check your team's schedule and sign up for their game destinations for notification, says AARP Travel Expert Peter Greenberg.
He also recommends booking flights at midnight on Tuesdays (when you benefit from unclaimed weekend sale bookings) and flying back on Monday or Tuesday instead of Sunday. The AARP Travel Center Powered by Expedia helps you find the best deals on flights, cars, cruises and more. Finally, AARP members can save 10 percent on airport parking reservations with Park Ride Fly.
Of course, half the fun of football is the food! Save on all your party and grilling needs with AARP’s Grocery Coupon Center. AARP members save 20 percent off their checks at participating Denny’s. And the Restaurant Discount Center offers up to 80 percent off at thousands of restaurants nationwide (like our No. 5 South Bend’s Sean O’Casey’s Pub).
Finally, AARP offers many more discounts for your trip, like health products at Walgreens, outdoor gear from Sahalie and clothing at Tanger Outlets. Go team!