Both playing sports and watching them is becoming an ever increasingly expensive exercise, with professional clubs forever hiking their ticket prices and local sports teams and gyms incurring added running costs that have to be passed onto their members.
Here are some of the best deals out there today, which will help to significantly lower the cost of your sporting endeavours, whatever they may be.
Going to watch a Premier League game can cost an arm and a leg these days
Going to Watch a Big Game
Being a sports spectator can be a costly pursuit, so when it comes to following your beloved footy team it pays to watch them away from home. The Premier League caps away ticket prices at £30, meaning if you choose a ground that is not too far away you can make a serious saving.
For home matches the best way to go is to pool money amongst friends, to invest in a couple of season tickets. If on any given day none of you can go, some clubs will even re-sell the tickets on your behalf, allowing you to keep a cut.
Why Use Your Own Money?
Everyone knows that the best things in life come for free and there are plenty of freebies out there for sports fanatics to take advantage of.
Some of the best are to be found in the form of free (or practically free) gym memberships. Move GB allow you a one-week trial for just £1, Anytime fitness offer up three-day free trials and Xercise4Less go even further giving potential new members a five-day free trial. If you have lots of competing gyms in your local area, then why not sample them all for free?
For those sports fans who like to make their weekend of sporting action that little bit more exciting there are plenty of websites and apps that will help you do just that, but why go blasting your own money when you can just use theirs? With so many free bets on offer at oddschecker, you could go weeks without ever spending a penny of your own money.
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Shop Second Hand
Thanks to the proliferation of shops like Sports Direct and JD Sport flooding the sporting goods marketplace with cheap equipment, sales of second hand sports goods are going through the roof, with some major savings to be made by those willing to shop around. Websites likes Preloved are good places to start the hunt.