Football season is almost here! In Indianapolis, our high school teams have already started playing. College and NFL season are starting soon. That means the return of one of the greatest football traditions: TAILGATING!

I’m excited to share with you some of my favorite products designed to make tailgating easy and fun. If you tune in to WTHR this morning at 6:15, you can see me previewing these items. (Here’s the segment in case you missed it!) The best part of all is that ONE lucky Mom For Less reader will win a tailgating prize pack with all of the products featured!

Here are some of the great tailgating products that I love, and I think you will, too:

The Sizzle Q

Sizzle Q
The Sizzle-Q all stainless steel barbecue griddle allows the avid tailgate chef the opportunity to expand their grilling options and be the hit at the next tailgate party. Easily portable, just place the Sizzle-Q on any grill to transform it into a griddle to cook pancakes, bacon, eggs, hashbrowns, fish, sandwiches, and more. Just lift off to use the grill for hamburgers, hot dogs and so forth. One size fits all grills – 18 inches wide by 13 inches long. Sidewalls keep your food on the griddle, allowing for every square inch of cooking surface to be utilized. Full front grease trough catches run-off liquids and prevents flare-ups. Clean up is simple and easy, no need for a sink. Retail price $69.99

The Drink-n-Plate

Drink-N-Plate is a fusion of plate and drink holder that is perfect for all your outdoor and indoor food and drink needs, whether tailgating, back yard grill outs, ball games, social gatherings, promotional items, holiday parties and more. Held with one hand, the Drink N’ Plate is a combination of plate and drink holder, allowing the entire meal to be carried conveniently and easily. Dishwasher safe. $14.95 per pack of 6.

Flare Down

Flare Down is a FDA approved food safe spray made from natural ingredients that neutralizes outdoor barbecue grill grease flare ups, keeping you safe and the food from burning without toxic chemicals or ruining the food.  Retail price $5.99

Thermacell Outdoor Lantern

The ThermaCELL Outdoor Insect-Repellent Lantern is the best option for keeping mosquitoes and other insects in any outdoor setting. It is both a powerful insect repellent device and a functional and portable, long-lasting outdoor LED lantern, with both functions being usable separately or together. Providing a 15×15 ft mosquito-free zone, it is 98% effective (tested and used by the Department of Defense and the United States Army), making it the most effective insect repellent device on the market. It is also non-toxic, safe and non-intrusive, being DEET-free, silent, portable and odor free. Retail price $31.99

Grate Chef Grill Wipes

Grill Wipes attach to the bristles of any grill brush and apply high heat grilling oil to any grill grate, preventing food from sticking.  Specially formulated accompanying grilling oil won’t burn off like conventional cooking sprays.  Specially designed fiber of the wipes allow them to be used on heated grill grates for optimal no-stick performance.  Easily give food distinct grill marks without any worry of food sticking.  Makes achieving professional results simple and convenient.  Not flammable like spray products.  No more using highly flammable paper towels which are ineffective in cleaning an abrasive grilling surface.  Grill Wipes are non-toxic and biodegradable.  $8.99/pack


No more taste of lighter fluid in your food! Fire Starters are packets of uniquely developed fire starting material that burns hot and clean with no harmful toxins. One Fire Starter can start a charcoal or wood fire and burn at 1500 degrees for about 10 minutes, enough time to easily get a good fire going. Burns clean with no smell. Safe for transport, will not self-combust like other petroleum-based starters. Simple to use, just place the packet under charcoal, wood, etc and light one corner to ignite. Great for grilling as it ignites charcoal without the taste and mess of lighter fluid. $8.99/pack

The Groover

The Groover Cleaning Pads are the easiest and quickest way to dissolve food and grease for a spotless clean grill. No rinsing needed. The Groover pads are individually wrapped grill-cleaning pads that are pre-saturated with heat activated cleaner, designed to be used on a heated grill. Attaching easily to the bristles of any grill brush, when applied to a heated grill the cleaner flows from the pad to attack burnt-on grease and grime to bring grill grates back to new again. Works on any grill grate – stainless steel, porcelain, cast iron, etc. The Groover is food safe and leaves no chemical smell or taste, so grilling can begin immediately following cleaning. $8.99/pack

Want to win ALL of the items below? Leave a comment letting me know your favorite thing to cook on the grill. This will unlock additional entries into the giveaway. Giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. on August 31. Best of luck to you!

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I was provided with the products above for the purpose of this review. I have chosen to give these products away to one lucky reader. All opinions expressed are my own.