It’s almost here …. Super Bowl Sunday. It’s being held on February 5 in Houston, and kickoff is right around 6:30pm. We don’t know yet who is playing, but we do know that a lot of you are already making plans for Game Day here in Connecticut (including you lucky folks who will be traveling to Houston for the live view of the game!)
Super Bowl Sunday brings with it a whole host of activities for football fans, from game-day parties and sports bar outings, to friendly bets and playoff parties leading up to it. At Warwick Agency, we want your football playoff season to be both exciting and safe, so as you cheer your team to victory, consider the following tips.
- Keep it clean: Tailgating is one of America’s favorite pastimes. If you’re lucky enough to be tailgating at a playoff game, opt for non-breakable, recyclable containers. This will make cleanup easier and help avoid injuries resulting from broken glass.
- Be smart: Whether you are tailgating, hosting a football-watching party at your house, or joining your buddies at the local bar, know your limit on alcohol intake and make sure you have a designated driver.
- Know where you’re going: Pre-plan travel to and from wherever you’re heading to avoid getting lost and to make finding parking easier if you drive.
- Fill those bellies: Whenever alcohol is consumed, make sure food is too!
- Be weather wise: If you’re heading out, be sure to prepare for the weather. In colder temperatures, bring layers and blankets (especially if you’re bringing the little ones along).
- Keep it close: Whether you’re hitting the live game or the local tavern, be sure to keep your valuables, such as wallets, mobile phones, and purses, safe. Also, keep them close to you (better yet, attached) at all times to avoid theft.
Wherever and however you’re watching the playoff games and the big game on February 5, we hope you enjoy every last minute!
Game Day Insurance Tips
Here are a few pointers for making sure your insurance provides an additional safety net on game days:
- Make sure you have adequate auto coverage to cover any contents that may be stolen in the unfortunate event of a break-in (it happens!)
- Ensure you have sufficient liability coverage on your homeowner’s policy, as well as medical payments coverage and possibly umbrella coverage. These exist to protect you in the event someone becomes injured while at your house.
- Consider roadside assistance coverage. In the event your vehicle breaks down or you lock your keys in your car, it can save the day.