Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Brickyard 400

If you know anything at all about Indianapolis, you know it's pretty famous for races.  Today was the Brickyard 400, Nascar's offering to the racing capitol of the world!  We don't normally get to go to these races as the tickets at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway are pricey.  

There are ways to make even a trip to the race affordable.  For tickets, we got lucky as Kroger offered a deal this year where if you purchased 5 items from a specific manufacturer and spent $150 in one order, you got 2 free tickets to the Brickyard 400 Nascar race!  

Even if you aren't in Indy and have something special in your town, look at their website, look for free days or discounted days.  Or ways to earn free tickets.  

Other than parking, which cost us $20 because we needed to park in the handicap lot due to my health issues, we didn't spend any money at all at the track.

In a small cooler, we had two frozen bottles of water (not only to keep the cooler cold but to drink later in the day), 2 small bottles of gatorade, 2 sodas, fried chicken tenders, a small dish of potato salad, some caprese salad (grape tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, olive oil, basil, salt and pepper) and some homemade chocolate chip cookies.  We not only had a nice lunch but a snack too.  We found a nice spot in the shade to have our makeshift picnic.  

So my husband and I had a full day out and only spent $20 at the track.  He loves racing is a far more die hard fan than I am but I do enjoy it occasionally.  The weather was wonderful and we had a wonderful day out for the two of us.  And only spent $20.

I'll pass on some more helpful hints about free or almost free things to do around town in a future post!


  1. Yes, only the $20 that it cost to park at the track now. Everything else we took with us! Oh and we entered something on a computer and got free tee-shirts too!