The best deals on game day hosting essentials at a glance:
The grand finale of the NFL season is upon us. If you’ve been tasked with hosting the watch party, having the right gear can really make a difference in how the day goes — regardless of which team comes out on top.
You don’t need to spend a fortune, thankfully, because a lot of the essentials for game day hosting are on sale. We’ve gathered some major players — from a 4K TV to a blender system — to help you gear up for the big game and host a party your guests will cheer about until next season. And these deals will all arrive in time for Sunday’s viewing party.
For watching the game
The TV is the centerpiece for any football watch party. If you’re sporting an old, crappy model and could use an upgrade, there are tons of excellent choices on sale ahead of game day. We particularly like this deal on the LG 65-inch B3 Series OLED TV, which features Dolby Vision and a 120Hz refresh rate — that means less lag and more immersive viewing. The B3 is already LG’s most affordable OLED TV, but it’s even cheaper at just $1,299.99 at Best Buy as of Feb. 7. That’s a $700 discount and matches its Black Friday pricing.
If you don’t have cable access, you’re going to need a streaming service to watch the game. While you could opt for a live TV cable replacement service like YouTube TV or Fubo, they’re a bit on the expensive side. Paramount+, on the other hand, is much more affordable and will be streaming the game live. Even better, you can get it for free if you’re new to the service. Use the code JUNE at checkout with the Paramount+ with Showtime plan and you’ll get one month for free. After your month is up, you’ll owe $11.99 per month. Cancel before the month is up and you’ll owe nothing.
If your main reason for watching the Big Game is to enjoy the halftime show, you’re going to want some decent speakers to hear it. Don’t settle for your TV speakers — grab a soundbar instead so you can enjoy Usher singing “Yeah!” and “Love in this Club” in surround sound. The Bose Smart Soundbar 600 features TrueSpace technology and two upward-firing transducers to deliver what it calls “shockingly immersive sound.” Plus, it’s equipped with Alexa, so you can ask the AI assistant to crank up the tunes during halftime. Better yet, it’s on sale for $100 off as of Feb. 7.
For food and drinks
If you told your friends and neighbors to bring their own beverages, you’re going to need a spot to keep them cold. This massive 72-quart Igloo Overland Ice Chest should do the trick, as it can hold up to 110 cans. Its extra-thick 1.5-inch foam-insulated walls and lid extend ice retention, while its built-in bottle opener allows for quicker consumption. Usually $130, you can snag it on sale for just $109 at Walmart.
You can cook your apps and snacks the easy way or the hard way. If you prefer the easy way, an air fryer is the way to go. Crispy wings, fries, and whatever else you have in mind can easily be whipped up in this 19-quart Instant Omni 7-in-1 air fryer toaster oven. Besides air frying, it can broil, bake, roast, toast, warm, and act as a convection oven for versatility. At $129.95, it’s not its lowest price ever, but it’s still a significant $70 discount.
Want to splurge and really impress your guests? The new GE Profile Smart Indoor Smoker, which just debuted at CES last month, is on sale for $300 off at Amazon and can give you all the joys of a barbecue on your countertop. It’s equipped with six food presets, five adjustable smoke settings, and a built-in temperature probe, and is designed to filter smoke into warm air. Typically $999, you can get it at Amazon for only $699.
Have frozen cocktails and tasty dips at the ready for your Sunday shenanigans with the help of a good blender. The Ninja BN801 Professional Plus features 1400 peak watts of professional power, five different presets, and a large 72-ounce pitcher for big batches of drinks. It also comes with an 8-cup Precision Processor Bowl for your sauces and dips, plus two single-serve to-go cups. Save $40 at Amazon and grab the whole system for only $179.99 as of Feb. 7.
For cleaning up
Whether you need to get your kid’s latest spill out of your couch before you have company or need to wash out your friend’s margarita stain after the Big Game, the Bissell Little Green is a solid cleaning companion. The beloved tool comes with a self-cleaning hose tool and a spraying crevice tool to make removing tough spots and stains from carpets, upholstery, and more a breeze. Use the on-page coupon to snag it for just under $100 at Amazon as of Feb. 7. That’s a savings of about 20%.
Make clean-up easier on yourself before and after the Big Game by grabbing a self-emptying robot vacuum. The Shark Matrix RV2300S is on sale at Walmart as of Feb. 7 for only $299 — that’s 40% off. It features home mapping and virtual boundaries guided by 360-degree LiDAR, a crosshatch-pattern cleaning style for accuracy, a 120-minute battery life, and a self-emptying dock that holds up to 30 days’ worth of debris.