Savings for college students - Ahwatukee Foothills News: Money

default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
|
||
Logout|My Dashboard

Savings for college students

Print
Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Related Stories

Posted: Wednesday, October 3, 2012 3:00 pm

Q: I’m a college student. My mom uses coupons and keeps telling me I could save money. I’m on the meal plan, so I don’t really need groceries. Do you have any tips on saving money geared for college students?

A: Sure, there are many different money saving resources out there for a college student. Believe it or not, you can even earn free gift cards or cash back by doing things you are most likely already doing, such as searching or shopping online. Here are a couple of easy ways to save.

 

Drug Stores

One of the “tricks” to saving money is to target the items that cost you the most. For a female college student these are often found on the health and beauty aisle. Drug stores are a great place to shop if you want to find the products you love at a price you can afford or even free. We do the work for you by posting the weekly drug store deals along with matching coupons each week on time2saveworkshops.com.

You can find make-up, hair products, razors, toothpaste, shaving cream and even some select food items. These are small savings but they can add up to a big difference.

 

Swagbucks

Every college student has to do research. In this day and age doing research means searching the Internet. Install a Swagbucks toolbar on your computer and begin collecting virtual dollars that you can then turn into real gift cards for Amazon, Starbucks and various restaurants. Swagbucks is perfect because it rewards you for doing what you already do, surf the Internet. I’ve been using it for years and have earned gift cards to Southwest Airlines, Amazon, and Target to name a few. Enter code TIME2SAVE the first time you log-in.

 

Ebates

If you are making a purchase online then Ebates.com should always be your first stop. Ebates.com offers cash back on purchases from just about every retailer. All you have to do is create an account, find the store you are looking for and shop. Your cash back percentage will be deposited in your Ebates account and you will get a check at the end of every quarter depending on how much you shop. You’ll even get a $5 welcome bonus just for signing up.

 

Eating Out

Even with a meal plan, most college students still enjoy eating out from time to time. If you take a few minutes to check your favorite restaurants websites and sign up for their savings club or newsletter you’ll start receiving great coupons via email for discounts or even free products.

 

• For more tips on saving money, go to time2saveworkshops.com. Email time2saveblogger@gmail.com. For more stories visit scrippsnews.com.

More about

More about

More about

  • Discuss

Veteran finally lets himself remember Pearl Harbor

HONOLULU -- He walked slowly, an entourage of help ensuring he didn't slip. People in the bar clapped as he moved past. Then Lauren Bruner gav…

Published: December 7, 2016 - 12:53 am @ http://www.arcamax.com/currentnews/newsheadlines/s…

Pearl Harbor survivor: What I saw aboard the USS Arizona on December 7, 1941

Editor's note: The following column is adapted from "All the Gallant Men: An American Sailor's Firsthand Account of Pearl Harbor." I was aboar…

Published: December 7, 2016 - 12:49 am @ http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/12/06/pearl-ha…

Mail delivered to incorrect addresses in Phoenix

PHOENIX - We get important things in the mail all the time. There are bills, jury duty notices, and bank statements just to name a few. The Un…

Published: December 6, 2016 - 11:47 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/cen…

Puppy found buried alive in Tucson dies despite veterinary care

TUCSON, AZ - The Sanctuary Project is looking for anyone who might have information regarding a puppy that was found buried alive on the east …

Published: December 6, 2016 - 9:48 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-central-southern-…

Sustainable Distribution at REI

Follow us on Twitter, Facebook or RSS Specialty outdoor retailer REI’s new distribution center brings together the next generation of material…

Published: December 6, 2016 - 9:19 pm @ http://www.scmr.com/article/sustainable_distributi…

No. 18 Purdue dominates Arizona State in Jimmy V Classic

NEW YORK (AP) — Isaac Haas and Vincent Edwards were both 6 of 9 from the field and had 16 points on Tuesday night as No. 18 Purdue dominated A…

Published: December 6, 2016 - 9:17 pm @ http://collegebasketball.ap.org/article/no-18-purd…

No charges filed against Phoenix officers who forced man to eat marijuana

PHOENIX - Nearly three months after allegedly forcing a man to eat marijuana at a traffic stop,  two Phoenix police officers have not been cha…

Published: December 6, 2016 - 8:43 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/cen…

Woman praises Chandler police officers for closing garage door overnight

CHANDLER, AZ - The Chandler Police Department is being praised for helping stop burglaries before they happen. Jill Connor recently took to a …

Published: December 6, 2016 - 8:12 pm @ http://www.abc15.com/news/region-southeast-valley/…

Tucson police identify the driver killed in Saturday's car on roof crash

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The driver of the car in Saturday's fatal crash on Wrightstown Road has been identified as 26-year-old Charles …

Published: December 6, 2016 - 8:12 pm @ http://www.tucsonnewsnow.com/story/33977221/tucson…

The 50 Best Songs by Phoenix Bands in 2016, Part Two

Mitchell Hillman A A Here is part two of our list of the best songs released by Phoenix artists in 2016. In this part, we will reveal the top …

Published: December 6, 2016 - 8:10 pm @ http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/music/the-50-best-s…

Facebook

ahwatukee.com on Facebook

Twitter

ahwatukee.com on Twitter

RSS

Subscribe to ahwatukee.com via RSS

RSS Feeds

Spacer4px

Most Popular

Online poll

Loading…