How to Make NFL Bingo Cards for the Big Game

The NFL playoffs are still in the early rounds, but the biggest game takes place on February 5th. If you plan on throwing a party for the NFL finale, you’re probably wondering how to keep everyone engaged. After all, not everyone who shows up will actually be interested in what’s happening on the field. And only two teams can play, so the chances your home team will be competing is slim. The game isn’t the only reason people tune in. Some people look forward to the halftime show. Plus, it’s the only televised event in the whole year where people look forward to the commercials. You can make watching those countless commercials even more entertaining by creating NFL bingo cards for everyone at the party. Get to know the basics right here.


How to Make NFL Bingo Cards for the Big Game

Find the Advertisers

The first step for creating NFL bingo cards is to find as many advertisers as possible that are guaranteed to air advertisements during the game. Some of the biggest advertisers are always going to be there, but there are also some wild cards, and there are always a few new companies who have the money and creativity to live up to the game’s high commercial expectations. Here’s the current list of advertisers airing ads so far.

Keep Things Simple

You don’t have to put down a specific company to create great NFL bingo cards. You can also create cards with certain slots based on educated guesses, or keep things simple, such as: “Luxury Car Commercial” or “Beer Commercial“. You could also add fun guesses like big celebrities you think will make an appearance.

Random Assortment

Once you have all your categories figured out, the final step is to make each card unique. You don’t want a few of the same people winning for the exact same list. One good solution is to cut out all your squares that you’ll use on every board (usually 25 squares with a free square in the middle), then mix them up in a bowl and pick them out at random. This will essentially guarantee that every card will have an original design.

Add Your Own Twists

You can also get creative when creating each card, adding squares for a variety of different things to keep everyone entertained throughout the night. If you’re playing additional games, you can reserve squares for the winners of these games, or reserve some free squares for people who guess the right score at halftime.

Don’t forget to stock up on prizes for the winner of your commercial bingo contest. Here are a few ideas:

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Not everyone will be excited to watch the actual game, but many people will be looking forward to the funny commercials. Get ready for the big game with NFL gear and entertaining essentials at LTD Commodities.

New Year’s Eve Ideas & Tips for a Fresh Start

The holidays are at an end, but we’ve got one last weekend of celebrating to do before 2017 officially starts. Whether you’re on the lookout for a few fresh ideas to celebrate New Year’s Eve with the family, trying to get a jump on your New Year’s resolutions or just searching for a few ways to spruce up your house for the new season, we’ve got you covered. Check out some of these LTD articles and start planning for a fantastic year!


What to Eat for a Lucky New Year

New Year: What to Eat for a Lucky New Year
When the holidays come to an end, we have an entire new year to start planning for. Although some people think of it as just another day, we allow ourselves to use New Year’s to wipe the slate clean and focus on the positive. Luckily, there are a few things to eat to bring us good fortune. Here’s what to eat for a lucky year!

New Year: Ideas for a Lucky New Year with the Family
Having kids changes the way we do everything! They bring joy to every event, but each event requires a bit of adjusting, including how we spend the holidays. If you have younger kids, you’re probably spending New Year’s Eve at home. But you can still celebrate! Here are a few ideas for a lucky new year with the family.

New Year: Ideas for Bedroom Decor to Start the New Year

New Year: Ideas for Bedroom Decor to Start the Year Fresh
Starting the New Year is exciting, but by summer all those resolutions will inevitably fall back onto the list for next year. Set yourself up for success from the start by redecorating and reorganizing your life to reflect your goals. The bedroom is where you start and end the day. Transform it before your tackle your goals for 2017.

4 New Year’s Resolutions to Help You Sleep Better
The New Year means a new you! Getting more sleep, as well as getting better sleep might be at the very top of your resolution list, but sticking to that resolution requires you to make some additional changes as well. If you’re serious about sleeping better, check out these 4 New Year’s resolutions to get the job done in 2017.

New Year, New Kitchen: Tips for a Kitchen Makeover

New Year, New Kitchen: Tips for a Kitchen Makeover
Your kitchen is the place where your family eats, where friends gather and where memories are made on a daily basis. Whether your kitchen is overdue for a little facelift or ready for a major makeover, these tips will help you brainstorm ideas and start planning. Renovate, redesign and redecorate your kitchen this year!

Christmas Checklist (Day 7): Holiday Gifts for Sports Fans

The Cyber Monday deals are already here. LTD is stocked with a variety of gift ideas for everyone. Find the perfect toys for kids and toddlers, electronic accessories to stuff stockings, books for all ages and NFL gear for sports fans. Check out a few NFL items on sale right now. Plus, learn new gift ideas for aspiring athletes.


Cyber Discounts on NFL Gear

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Show team pride with this NFL Handbag. An embroidered team logo and stylish NFL pattern decorates the front. The interior is fully lined with 2 large open pockets and a full-zip closure to keep all your items secure.

Make it easy for them to cheer on their favorite franchise during the playoffs with the NFL Reversible Infinity Scarf. It features both team colors, one on each side. Also adorning each side is the team name and logo.

Fans of all ages will enjoy this giant NFL Bottle Cap Wall Hanging. Each wall hanging puts a trendy twist on traditional decor. Silver ridges around the edge of each sign enhance its bottle cap design. Ready to hang.

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Christmas Fun Fact #7

There have only been 19 games played on Christmas Day in the NFL. Traditionally, the NFL tries to move games that would ordinarily fall on Christmas Day. This year is particularly difficult, given that the holiday is on a Sunday. Many of the games have been rescheduled for Christmas Eve, but two games will take place on Christmas Day–the Ravens will play the Steelers in the afternoon, then the Broncos will play the Chiefs.


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Christmas Gift Ideas for Aspiring Athletes
Finding the perfect gift for your little athlete might turn out to be a little harder than you expected. You might be hesitating because you’re overwhelmed by all the different types of sports gear, trying to figure out which sport to focus on for the kid who likes everything or trying to find a substitute for the overpriced sports gift that is just out of your budget. Solve your final Christmas crisis with these holiday gift ideas for aspiring athletes.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 4): Forever Thankful for Family Time

Happy Thanksgiving! For LTD’s Day 4 Black Friday Deals, we’re bringing attention to some products that’ll make your family time more memorable during the holiday season. Challenge the family to build a complex puzzle, read a holiday story to the kids or enjoy a classic treat with a glass of milk on Christmas Eve. Learn about what kids from around the world leave out for Santa, as well as tips for a stress-free holiday below.


Gifts for Family Time During the Holidays

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Inspire new memories while piecing together the good old days with 1,000-Pc. Nostalgic Puzzles. Features a collage of familiar favorites from the past. Assemble these delightful puzzles on our large felt Puzzle Mat.

The Chocolate Chip Cookie Milk Tin is filled with bite-sized versions of this popular treat. A lovely seasonal image adorns the exterior of the tin, which can be reused for storage or decor when the cookies are finished.

Enjoy a delightful, classic story during the holiday season with Inspirational Timeless Legend Stories. Each book features vibrant illustrations, and a page that explains the meaning behind familiar holiday traditions.

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Christmas Fun Fact #4

DID YOU KNOW: In America, its traditional to leave out milk and cookies for Santa. But this tradition varies from country to country. In Sweden, kids offer up coffee to keep Santa awake. In Ireland, a pint of Guinness isn’t out of the ordinary. In Chile, families leave out a sweet type of sponge cake known as Pan de Pascua.


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Christmas Planning Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday
I’m not sure how this seems to happen every single year. The holidays sort of hide out there in the shadows, and when everyone least expects it–BAM! They jump out and surprise us. We wake up and realize we don’t have much time until Christmas. Why do we put everything off and make it so stressful for ourselves and our loved ones? Form a plan and make your holidays easier this time around with a few of these Christmas tips.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 2): Holiday Clothes & Winter Fashion

It’s Day 2 of our Black Friday Deals. Today we’re focused on holiday clothes and winter apparel to keep all the friends and family on your Christmas list warm and cozy. Find discounts on pajamas for the kids, comfy sweaters and all sorts of accessories. Build your winter wardrobe, and read on for a few holiday fashion tips.


Fashion Gifts for the Whole Family

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You’ll look cute and feel cozy wearing the Women’s Cuddly Critter Loungewear Set. The scoop neck top is embroidered with an appliqué of an adorable animal. The cute pants have a comfortable elastic waistband.

Kids’ Holiday Sleepwear will keep them cozy while they wait for Santa. The long-sleeved, button-down top has a collar and chest pocket. The matching pants have an elastic waistband for a secure, comfortable fit.

Help him stay comfortable during the fall and winter months with Men’s Set of 2 Zip-Neck Sweaters. Each long-sleeved quarter zip sweater is made from a thick knit material for warmth and has a stand-up collar.

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Christmas Fun Fact #2

Overall, 1983 was the coldest Christmas in the United States. According to the Farmer’s Almanac, over 125 cities east of the Rocky Mountains broke low temperature records on Christmas Eve or Christmas Day. This Christmas probably won’t be that cold, but you’ll probably still want to bundle up while you travel and attend holiday get-togethers throughout the season. Get a few holiday fashion tips with our featured article below.


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Holiday Fashion Tips for Every Event on the Calendar
The holiday season is packed with social events. Casual office Christmas parties are followed up by formal holiday dinners. The holiday season can be hectic. The weather can be as unpredictable as your schedule. No matter where your holiday plans take place, it’s important to be prepared so you can be comfortable and confident. Look and feel great for every event on your Christmas calendar with these holiday fashion tips.

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Christmas Checklist (Day 1): Decorate Your Home

LTD’s Black Friday deals start today. In addition to the countless gifts you can find right here for your family, we’ve also discounted some of our favorite holiday decor to help you turn your home into an inviting holiday hot spot. Decorate your home with these featured deals, and read on to learn some fun holiday facts below.


LTD Deals to Decorate Your Home

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Holiday Marquee Decor offers cheery accent lighting for your home during the holidays. With the bold metal design and large bulbs that illuminate with white light, each piece adds interest to traditional holiday decor.

Everglow Outdoor Ornaments bring festive lighting to your seasonal decor. Each features an LED light that randomly pulses to create a fun firefly-like effect. It automatically turns on at dusk and stays on for 8 hours.

Seasonal Porch Sitter Planter has a friendly look to welcome the holidays. The cute character is holding a planter box, with his legs dangling below it. Add flowers or plants to the box for a great look indoors or out.

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Christmas Fun Fact #1

DID YOU KNOW: Grover Cleveland was the first President to decorate the White House Christmas Tree with electric lights in 1894, only three years after electricity was installed in the White House. Learn more interesting facts about why we decorate with Christmas lights below.


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Holiday Traditions: Why We Decorate with Christmas Lights
The use of lights during Christmas is as old as the holiday itself. From the inspiring symbol during the winter solstice to a decorative way to brighten up our Christmas trees or, light has always played a major role in the majestic look and feel of the holidays. Before you start stringing up lights around the tree and digging out the ladder to hang lights off gutters, learn some interesting facts about where this Christmas tradition came from.

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Black Friday Preview: Your Destination for Great Deals

The wait is almost over. We’re just a short weekend away from the start of LTD’s Black Friday deals. Now is the time to solidify your Black Friday battle plan, to finalize that Christmas list and make sure your computer, tablet or smartphone is charged and ready to go. LTD is getting ready to unveil great Christmas gifts for your entire family, as well as holiday decorations and stocking stuffers, all at bargain prices. With all kinds of gifts for everyone on your list, LTD is more than ready to be your one-stop shop for Black Friday discounts. Here are a few things you can look forward to during our Black Friday sales, as well as some tips for the big day.

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Make LTD Commodities Your Black Friday Destination

Everything You Need — All In One Place
LTD literally has gifts for everyone on your list. Clothes and jewelry, toys and electronics, books and gifts for pets. Use your Black Friday savings to stock up on extra presents, hostess gifts, stocking stuffers and more!

Easy Online Navigation — Shop From Home
Black Friday is notorious for making families choose between spending time with each other and waiting in line. With LTD’s online shopping experience, you can spend time with family and still get those great deals.


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Black Friday: How to Stay Focused on Family
It can be hard to focus on spending quality time with the family while you’re trying to find Black Friday deals. Here’s a few ideas on how to prepare for Black Friday so you can stay focused on family this Thanksgiving.


Give Thanks for Deals Every Day
If you start your Black Friday shopping with LTD, you’ll be able to round out your Christmas list for everyone on your list, from your closest family and friends to gifts for your holiday hosts, neighbors or distant relatives. Make sure to stop by every day next week to see what kind of deals we will have for you and your family.

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Thanksgiving Tips to Make Your Day Memorable

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away. For many of us, there are still quite a few things to get done before the big feast. Whether you’re still trying to decide what to put on the menu, looking for some Thanksgiving tips to get through the feast or just want to learn some new interesting facts about the holiday, find the answers you need to make your holiday great with these informative Thanksgiving articles.

Finalize Your Thanksgiving Menu

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How to Plan the Perfect Thanksgiving Menu
It’s gonna be hard to top last year’s menu. That cranberry sauce recipe you found on Pinterest was the best yet! With so many websites, blogs and magazines overflowing with enticing Thanksgiving recipes, it can be tough to decide on your menu. We’ve picked a few Thanksgiving classics, each updated with a simple twist.

Thanksgiving Vegetable Guide
We already know turkey is going to be on the menu. But a great main event needs some supporting players to make a meal great. We expect the standard mashed potatoes, but there are loads of other vegetables you can try that will add a bit of a zip to your holiday dinner. Here’s a quick guide to Thanksgiving vegetables.

Thrive on Thanksgiving Day

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Easy Tricks to Eat Well and Stay Fit on Thanksgiving
Thanksgiving menus are packed with calorie pitfalls. While it’s never fun to be a stickler about your strict diet during the holidays, staying disciplined during Thanksgiving can establish a positive foundation for the rest of the holidays. Check out these tips to help you stick to your diet and survive the heavy Thanksgiving meal.

5 Tips to Avoid Thanksgiving Dinner Disasters
Whether it’s your first time hosting a Thanksgiving dinner or you’re a Thanksgiving veteran, there’s really no way around it: something is bound to get botched. But there are ways to avoid common mistakes that we all make on Thanksgiving from time to time. Check out these five tips to avoid Thanksgiving dinner disasters.

Fun Thanksgiving Facts

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History of the Thanksgiving Turkey
According to the National Turkey Federation, about 90% of Americans feature turkey on their Thanksgiving menu. It’s a longstanding tradition, but the big bird was likely not at the first Thanksgiving meal. So why are so many people feasting on turkey? We’ve got a few ideas. Here’s a brief history of the Thanksgiving turkey.

History of Thanksgiving Football Games
Food. Family. Football. For many people in America, that’s what Thanksgiving is all about. If you get it right, you can watch football for the entire day and only be interrupted to eat some turkey. But the Pilgrims weren’t tossing a pigskin at the first Thanksgiving, so how did this tradition start? We did a little research to find out.

Veterans Day Facts & Organizations to Support

Veterans Day is today! LTD is celebrating by offering a 1-Day Only Veterans Day Sale. But there are many other ways to celebrate Veterans Day by giving back to the community, volunteering, donating to reputable veterans organizations or just taking the time to learn more about the history of the holiday. Read about the origins of Veterans Day, and discover a new veterans organization to support after November 11th ends.

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Veterans Day: Facts Every American Should Know
Veterans Day takes place on November 11th. It is a day where we honor those who’ve served in the armed forces, American veterans who’ve fought and continue to fight every day for the freedom we enjoy.  Veterans Day has been celebrated as a national holiday for nearly a full century, and has gone through a few notable changes during that time. There are several ways to show your appreciation for the men and women who’ve served. The easiest way: brush up on your American history. Read on to learn more about Veterans Day.


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Veterans Organizations

Wounded Warrior Project
The Wounded Warrior Project’s seeks to raise awareness for the needs of injured service members, to help injured service members and encourage them to aid and assist one another, and also create programs and services to support and improve the lives of injured service members across the nation. Assistance reaches out to veterans or service members “who incurred a physical or mental injury, illness, or wound, co-incident to their military service on or after September 11, 2001.” It also works to support the families of these service members. Learn more about how to support wounded veterans and service members through WWP here.

Operation Homefront
In 2015, 92% of donations received by Operation Homefront went directly to building strong, stable military families across the United States. Operation Homefront understands that military families need the support of the communities that they sacrifice to protect, and serves families all over the nation in a number of ways. From responding to emergency financial requests to assisting with transitional housing for families, making sure military children receive holiday toys and school supplies, and so much more, Operation Homefront is one of the most successful and responsible military charities in the country, making a difference every day.

Fisher House Foundation
Fisher House Foundation brings the families of US veterans and current military members together with a variety of programs, but their most notable effort is their commitment to providing temporary homes as well as travel accommodations to families so they can be close to loved ones while they receive treatment. The foundation makes it possible for families to afford hotel accommodations near medical centers, distributes donations of frequent flyer miles to cut travel costs and uses its vast network of Fisher Houses to provide a convenient home environment for families who need to be close to medical centers or hospitals in the US.

Thoughtful Veterans Day Gifts for the Holiday Season

Veterans Day is this Friday, November 11th. It’s a day where we honor those who have served in the armed forces. It’s a day where we come together, say ‘Thank You’, give back to the community, and if we’re able, to show the veterans in our lives and our communities how much we appreciate their service with what we can give. Some of us donate to Veteran organizations, volunteer our time and prepare home cooked meals. But if you want to say ‘Thank You’ with a gift after Veterans Day, here are some ideas to show your appreciation.

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Rest & Relaxation

Veterans Day isn’t the only time of the year that you can honor veterans in your community with a unique gift to show your appreciation. Veterans have earned the right to enjoy some rest and relaxation. You could use Veterans Day as an opportunity to get to know a veteran in your neighborhood, add them on your Christmas list and get them something based on their interests. Maybe they like to get out into the fresh air and fish, get together with family in the backyard for a day of grilling, or just love to support their favorite team on Sunday. Make packing for their fishing trip easier with the Fishing Rod Case. Make it easy for them to cheer on their favorite team with the 22-Oz. NFL 360° Wrap Tumbler, or help them relax with a Massaging Mat with Heat.

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Clothes for Comfort

Relaxation isn’t just about the activities. It’s also about the clothes. And with winter coming up, it’s the perfect time to give a warm, comfortable gift to the veteran in your life. Keep them warm in the crisp fall weather with the Men’s Realtree® Zip Neck Pullover. Give them the gift of warmth during the frigid winter months with the Heatlok Thermal Gloves. Keep their feet toasty around the house with Men’s Genuine Suede Moccasins or Women’s Genuine Suede Moccasins. Whether you are shopping for Christmas gifts for the veterans in your family or looking for a simple gift to show your appreciation for veterans in your community, check out LTD’s selection of gift ideas, volunteer your time and go out of your way to thank the families of veterans as well.

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