Mario Lopez Talks to Us About His New Partnership and How He Could Join Your Super Bowl Party

Celebrity Mario Lopez, Access Hollywood host and Saved By the Bell star, chatted with Showbiz Cheat Sheet about his new partnership. Here’s a peek inside our chat, including details on how Lopez could crash your Super Bowl party.

Mario Lopez’s new partnership

Mario Lopez smiles during an appearance hosting 'Extra.'
Mario Lopez | D Dipasupil/Getty Images for “Extra”

Lopez announced his partnership with Ibotta to support their efforts to help shoppers earn cashback while contributing funds to Feeding America. He says he was inspired to partner with Ibotta because he and his wife are committed to helping families in need.

“My wife and I have always been looking for ways to help families who are struggling and in need, and Ibotta, the cashback rewards app, helps people earn cashback on everyday purchases like groceries and clothing,” Lopez tells Showbiz Cheat Sheet. “I thought it was really cool because they put over a billion dollars of cash back in the pockets of Americans. Everyone is looking for ways to save money, especially on their grocery bill, and this is a great way to do it.”

Just in time for the Super Bowl, Ibotta is hosting a Big Game savings bundle. You can earn 100% cashback rewards on grocery items often purchased for Super Bowl gatherings, such as frozen pizza, chips, cheese, dips, cookies, and non-alcoholic beverages. The offer lasts until Feb. 13.

Lopez says he is excited that $1 from each qualifying redemption helps provide food to others through Feeding America.

“That was really cool, so I strongly suggest that if people don’t have it yet to download it or visit It’s a win-win for everyone. And most importantly, they’re going to donate a dollar to Feeding America for every qualifying pizza redemption.”

Mario Lopez will surprise a winner with a virtual appearance at their Super Bowl party

Mario Lopez smiles while at an event.
Mario Lopez | Michael Tullberg/Getty Images

Lopez also mentioned he would surprise one lucky winner with an appearance at their Super Bowl party via Zoom. “When they purchase a pizza, they’re going to donate $1, and they’re automatically entered for a chance to have me at their Super Bowl party via Zoom,” says Lopez. “We’ll do tequila shots, hang out, take pictures, whatever they’d like.”

Visit the Ibotta website to register for a chance to win a virtual visit from Mario Lopez at your Super Bowl Party. The contest ends on Feb. 8.

Mario Lopez’s movies and TV shows

Fans entering the contest to have Mario Lopez join their Super Bowl party may want to brush up on the actor’s resume.

One of Lopez’s early acting roles was in a 1984 episode of Simon & Simon titled “Corpus Delecti,” in which he played the character Roberto. That same year, Lopez had a recurring role in the series a.k.a. Pablo, in which he played Tomas Del Gato for six episodes.

Lopez continued his rise to fame after appearing on Kids Incorporated from 1984 to 1986 as a dancer/drummer. In 1987, he made a guest appearance on The Golden Girls, starring Betty White, Estelle Getty, Bea Arthur, and Rue McClanahan. The following year, Lopez made his film debut in the movie Colors, which starred actors Sean Penn and Robert Duvall.

Lopez became a household name after starring on Saved by the Bell as A.C. Slater. He remained on the original series from 1989 to 1992. Some of Lopez’s other acting roles include appearances in Pacific Blue, Outta Time, The Bold and the Beautiful, Nip/Tuck, The Expanding Universe of Ashley Garcia, and Grease Live!. Lopez has hosted Access Hollywood since 2019.   

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