Nothing says a person is prepared for obsessively watching football like a brand new television.
With the regular NFL season starting soon, retailers are offering deals for the sport's biggest fans. Here is a list of items on which shoppers might find good prices right now.
Sports-themed video games
Leading its circular ad the week of Aug. 30-Sept. 5, Target promoted a free gift card with the purchase of any Madden NFL 2016 game and a select bag of Doritos.
Still watching games on the gridiron without high-definition? Now's the time to upgrade your TV. You likely won't see good television sales again until the start of the holiday shopping season, when they're probably going to be used as doorbusters to get people in to stores, and we all know the pain of being turned away at a 4 a.m. Black Friday sale because so many shoppers arrived ahead of us. (Rain check, please.)
Food and beverages
Every game you watch, commercials for snacks will be smacking you in the face. Use "fattening up for winter" as an excuse to party, party, party. 'Tis the season for tailgating or packing into friends' man and woman caves to enjoy gridiron battles with tasty treats. Now's the time to try new fall craft beers, too.
If shorts or capris were your summer style, the time has come to pull the jeans back out of the closet. And if all the summer BBQ-ing negated the calorie-burning powers of swimming, fishing, canoeing and baseball ... it's time to hunt for some new denim. Many stores still have Labor Day sale prices, so take advantage.
Hunting season is about to get in to full swing. Now's a good time to stock up on essential equipment, including sturdy shoes, backpacks, and other needed supplies for being in the wilderness — even spray for hiding a human scent. If you're not a camper, look for deals on canopies and coolers for tailgating.