More than 110 million people tune into the Super Bowl each year. As one of the country’s biggest sporting events, people will host parties and events nationwide.
However, if you’re not a football fan, it can be a bit dull. Thankfully, Super Bowl Sunday can be a money-making opportunity if you’re willing to forgo the game. Here are seven creative ways you can make money during the big game:
1. Help Hosts with Setup and Cleaning
Millions of people have friends and family over for viewing parties. They can range from casual affairs to serious events with elaborate spreads. Many hosts could use help preparing for the game or cleaning up after it’s all over. If you don’t mind making hors d'oeuvres or mopping up beer, you could make up to $25 per hour.
You can find game preparation or cleanup gigs on sites like Care.com, Craigslist, and neighborhood Facebook groups.
2. Act as a (Paid) Designated Driver
Rather than host a party at home, many football fans head to a local bar to watch the game. Throughout the night, they might consume several drinks, making it unsafe for them to drive home. Uber and Lyft drivers can get many customers by hanging out near sports bars toward the end of the game.
You could make up to $20 per hour, plus tips, by getting people home safely.
3. Entertain Children and Pets
While the adults are watching the game, families may need some help with their children or pets. All of the noise and excitement can be hard on children, and the prevalence of snacks can be too tempting for dogs. Babysitters and pet sitters can make up to $15 per hour; you could make more if you’re watching multiple children.
You can find job leads by creating a profile on sites like Rover.com and Care.com.
4. Set Up Electronics
The Super Bowl causes many people to run out to upgrade their television or sound system. But, they might be short on time or be unable to set up their new devices themselves.
You can find gigs for setting up electronics or mounting a TV on a wall through TaskRabbit.
5. Deliver Food
If you like to drive but don’t want to deal with passengers, you can make up to $20 per hour delivering food. As people order takeout during the game, you can pick up jobs through apps like DoorDash and UberEats.
6. Rent Out Your Home — Or Your Parking Space
This year’s Super Bowl will be held in Minneapolis. That means that if you live in that area, you could end up making a killing by renting out some space.
If you can crash at a friend’s for the night, or if you have a spare bedroom, you can rent your home on sites like AirBnB. During the Super Bowl, hotels fill up quickly and people scramble to find other accommodations and are willing to pay top dollar. You can easily make hundreds a night.
If you don’t have a room to rent out, but you have an empty driveway or parking spot near the stadium, you can make money by renting it out to fans attending the game. You can list the spot on sites like Just Park.
7. Make a Beer (Or Liquor) Run
With all of the parties going on, many people will run out of liquor or beer during the night. They won’t want to miss any part of the game, so instead, they’ll turn to services like Shipt or Saucey to order more liquor. If you can run to the store and drop it off with the customer, you can earn up to $25 per hour plus tips.
Earning Extra Cash
With a little ingenuity, you can use Super Bowl Sunday to earn extra money to boost your savings or pay off debt. If you’re willing to skip the game, you could be hundreds richer by the end of the night.
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