SUPER BOWL: Stores See Bumper Sales

Last minute Super Bowl shoppers filled the aisles in metro grocery stores Sunday afternoon.

Dahls workers on Ingersoll in Des Moines say they haven’t been this busy since the Christmas holiday season.

Football fans stocked up on traditional super bowl snacks and those products were flying off the shelves.

“A lot of chips, a lot of dip, napkins, foods, plates, plastic wear, anything pretty much for tonight.”

But that’s not all, during the game, Americans will eat about 350 slices of pie a second.

We stopped by Papa Murphy’s in Altoona Sunday morning. The crew came in early to get ready for the rush of customers.

Nationally, more pizzas are sold on Super Bowl Sunday than any other day of the year.

So far, this Papa Murphy’s is ringing up about 100 pies an hour.

“Got here around 8 a.m.  Everyone we got on the schedule is here today.  We’re really excited,” says Travis Alitz, “Hopefully it’s going to be a really good day.  One of our busiest days of the year, that’s for sure.”

But hosting a Super Bowl party can get expensive, especially during difficult economic times.

Megan Gallagher hopes she scores big by using coupons this year. “I always get so stressed about money. I’d just rather be ahead then behind,” she says.

Even saving money on the little items adds up, making for the ultimate touchdown.

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