Four Ways to Win at Your Football Tailgate

August 31, 2018

Football season is here, which means there may be many weekends ahead celebrating touchdowns, teams and tailgating. If you plan to host or attend a tailgate this season, make the football festivities go by effortlessly with a few tips below.

Make a Food Game Plan

Finger foods and appetizers like buffalo chicken dip and chicken tortilla bites are easy-to-pack and share. Plus, they can make for great snacks before the main course of game day classics like burgers, hotdogs and wings. If grilling at the tailgate, prepare all your seasoning, condiments and sauces the night before to make it easier to store and grab the day of. Consider pre-forming burger patties, marinating chicken and other meats and preparing sides the night before to save time on game day.  Don’t forget the drinks! Stock up on extra water bottles to make sure family and friends stay hydrated.

Easy Clean Up

From disposable utensils and plates to garbage bags, beverages and cleaning supplies, consider creating a shopping list of disposable items beforehand to save time on clean up and money. Wet wipes and hand sanitizer may help make sanitation a breeze. Consider storing a first-aid kit nearby as a safety precaution.  Dollar General offers quality, name-brand products and a variety of private brand merchandise with a 100% satisfaction guarantee, so if a customer isn’t fully satisfied, they may return it for a full refund.

Rain or Shine

Get ready for rain or shine on the big game day! Ponchos and umbrellas may help to stay dry when facing a chance of rain. Keep sunblock, sunglasses and hats in mind for sunny days. A tent or canopy could be ideal to keep food, gear and people covered in any type of weather.

Score Big on Savings

Find more ways to save this on tailgating needs by considering Dollar General's Digital Coupon Program that helps to provide customers with an easy-to-use platform and digital coupons. Sign-up today by clicking here, visiting or accessing coupons on the Dollar General mobile app. Customers can load coupons to the account and redeem them at checkout during their next visit!

About Dollar General Corporation 

Dollar General Corporation (NYSE: DG) is proud to serve as America’s neighborhood general store. Founded in 1939, Dollar General lives its mission of Serving Others every day by providing access to affordable products and services for its customers, career opportunities for its employees, and literacy and education support for its hometown communities. As of August 4, 2023, the company’s 19,488 Dollar General, DG Market, DGX and pOpshelf stores across the United States and Mi Súper Dollar General stores in Mexico provide everyday essentials including food, health and wellness products, cleaning and laundry supplies, self-care and beauty items, and seasonal décor from our high-quality private brands alongside many of the world’s most trusted brands such as Coca Cola, PepsiCo/Frito-Lay, General Mills, Hershey, J.M. Smucker, Kraft, Mars, Nestlé, Procter & Gamble and Unilever.  Learn more at

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