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It’ll Cost Companies A Pretty Penny To Run A Super Bowl Ad This Year At A Record $4 Million

Every year it feels like we allow our jaws to drop in shock at the price of a 30-second Super Bowl ad slot and yet every year the price to do so just keeps climbing. This year it’ll cost advertisers somewhere around a cool $4 million or even more to dazzle viewers with the best commercials they can come up with. That’s a record price — and in some cases, it’ll cost even more. [More]

GM Says It'll Pass On Advertising On TV During The Super Bowl

GM Says It'll Pass On Advertising On TV During The Super Bowl

First General Motors was all like, “Facebook advertising? That’s for nerds, it doesn’t work!” and now the automaker has announced it’s not going to go for Super Bowl ads in 2013, either. [More]

Indianapolis Measles Outbreak Traced Back To Super Bowl Village

Bringing in travelers from afar, or even just other cities, has proved that anyone is vulnerable to diseases during large events. And what’s bigger than the Super Bowl? Unfortunately for this year’s host state, Indiana is in the midst of battling a major measles outbreak after the big game between the Giants and the Patriots. [More]

Clint Eastwood Denies Political Slant In Chrysler Super Bowl Ad

Last year, people around the country cheered Chrysler’s ad touting the phoenix-like rebirth of Detroit and American automakers. But it’s an election year, so the car company’s most recent TV spot, featuring Mr. Grizzle himself, Clint Eastwood, has been attacked by some as being propaganda for the Obama administration. [More]

Maybe Super Bowl Ads Are Too Cheap

The price of a 30-second ad slot during the Super Bowl goes up every year. In 2012, ad time is going for $3,500,000 per spot, or $116,666.67 per second. But maybe everyone involved is looking at this wrong. Maybe the eyeballs of the nation and the free publicity that comes along with buying a slot during the game are worth more than that, and networks should truly let the market decide. [More]

No Matter How Great Those Super Bowl Commercials Are, Don't Forget To Pee

We know you don’t want to look up the Super Bowl commercials on the Internet the day after, that’s how dedicated you are to viewing each and every one when they air, but please, for the love of your urinary tract, don’t forget to get up and pee at some point. [More]

Best Buy To Use Super Bowl Ad To Try To Convince You They Know About Electronics

During last year’s Super Bowl, Best Buy tried to use not-at-all-a-flash-in-the-pan teen star Justin Bieber and slurring punchline Ozzy Osbourne in a failed attempt to announce its Buy Back upsell program that we’ve barely heard about since. For this Sunday’s big ad the retailer, inspired by the death of Steve Jobs and the fact that people seemed to like him, has turned to tech innovators to convince customers it’s not just a showroom for Amazon and Newegg. [More]

How To Save While Throwing A Super Bowl Party

How To Save While Throwing A Super Bowl Party

If your social circle converges on your house to watch the best commercials of the year and the obligatory football that plays out in between, the burden to host a Super Bowl party can ravage your budget like University of Arizona product Rob Gronkowski does hapless secondaries. But you can cut corners here and there to trim costs without letting your frugality show. [More]

Only 246 Fans Jilted At Last Year's Super Bowl Agree To Attend This Year's For Free

Only 246 Fans Jilted At Last Year's Super Bowl Agree To Attend This Year's For Free

At last year’s Super Bowl in Dallas, 3,200 ticket-holding fans were denied the chance to take their seats because some seating was deemed unsafe. The league offered the displaced fans some make-good of options, including entry to this year’s game in Indianapolis. Only 246 of the bumped ticketholders took the NFL up on its deal to attend. [More]

You're Probably Not Shocked To Hear That Tickets To The Super Bowl Are Expensive

You're Probably Not Shocked To Hear That Tickets To The Super Bowl Are Expensive

Breaking news: Going to the most anticipated game in the NFL season isn’t going to come cheap. Once you’re over the shock, you should know that if you’re still trying to get tickets to this year’s Super Bowl in Indiana, they’ll cost you anywhere from about $2,800 to about $,3600. [More]

Beware Of Super Bowl Scams

Beware Of Super Bowl Scams

The countdown to Super Bowl XLVI has begun, and while you’re gearing up to cheer on either the NY Giants or the New England Patriots (may we suggest a color palette of red, white and blue?) the Better Business Bureau is reminding football fans to avoid being sacked by knock-off team jerseys, counterfeit memorabilia, and phony game tickets. [More]

The Super Bowl Will Be Streamed Online & On Some Mobile Phones For The First Time

The Super Bowl Will Be Streamed Online & On Some Mobile Phones For The First Time

Not in front of the TV? No problem for those watching this year’s Super Bowl if you’ve got a computer with an Internet connection or certain mobile phones — Super Bowl XLVI will be streamed online for the first time ever, the NFL announced today. [More]

Can We Spoil Best Buy's Super Bowl Surprise Again This Year?

Can We Spoil Best Buy's Super Bowl Surprise Again This Year?

Last year, some suit at Best Buy tried to tantalize shoppers by saying that the company’s super-secret Super Bowl ad would revolutionize retailing. And with the help of some savvy Consumerist readers, we not only spoiled their surprise by revealing the details of its Buy Back program weeks ahead of time, we also rained on their parade by showing you could actually lose money on the deal. Now Best Buy is set to launch something new at the next Super Bowl and being equally cagey about the details. [More]

At Casual Male XL, Everyone Wins The Super Bowl

At Casual Male XL, Everyone Wins The Super Bowl

Reader Brian has made an amazing discovery. The clothing company Casual Male XL exists in a heartwarming yet incredibly boring alternate universe where there is no victor in the Super Bowl. Everybody wins!
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Groupon Withdraws Those Ads Everyone's Been Complaining About

Groupon Withdraws Those Ads Everyone's Been Complaining About

Well we never saw this coming — okay just kidding, really we saw this coming as soon as these ads aired: Groupon has decided to stop airing the controversial commercials they debuted during the Super Bowl, which played on organizations in need asking for help to promote their coupons for various businesses. [More]

Angry Super Bowl Ticket-Holders Sue NFL, Dallas Cowboys,
Jerry Jones

Angry Super Bowl Ticket-Holders Sue NFL, Dallas Cowboys, Jerry Jones

Unhappy Super Bowl ticket-holders, including some of the 400 who were forced to stand during the big game because their seats were deemed unsafe, have filed a lawsuit claiming they were misled by the NFL, the Dallas Cowboys and that team’s owner Jerry Jones. [More]

Conan O'Brien Presents Newest Groupon Ad

Conan O'Brien Presents Newest Groupon Ad

Apparently, not all of Groupon’s controversial ads were shown during the Super Bowl. Conan O’Brien unearthed an ad for the site you may have missed. [More]

NFL: Screwed-Over Super Bowl Ticket-Holders Offered Passes
To Any Future Super Bowl

NFL: Screwed-Over Super Bowl Ticket-Holders Offered Passes To Any Future Super Bowl

The saga of the 400 Super Bowl ticket-holders who arrived at the game only to find out their seats were deemed unsafe continues. [More]