Saturday, October 8, 2011

10 Ways to Be As Cheap as Possible At College


1.     Win a raffle so your cafeteria plan is free for the semester.

2.     Buy Great Value (Wal-Mart brand – you can cook spaghetti for 6 for less than $10 with Great Value!)

3.     Happen to forget your credit card when you accompany your mother on a trip to the store during a visit home, so she ends up buying you food (because she is wonderful and oh so generous!)

4.     Happen to forget your credit card when you accompany your friends on a trip to the store during school, so no one buys you anything and you end up playing with the Halloween decorations for 20 minutes.

5.     Live in a city like Abilene where everything is ridiculously close by so you only have to fill up your car every 6 weeks.

6.     Get a library card so you have no excuse to buy books.

7.     Get a Netflix account, watch pirated stuff online, or bring all of your own DVDs and combine them with your friends’, so you never have to rent movies (for $4 a night – ridiculous!)

8.     Skip meals. Not the ideal, but sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do. Free food in the cafeteria means waiting till later to eat.

9.     Get a job at a delicious Italian restaurant and eat mistakes whenever possible.

10.  Think about all the other things you could do with your money, like buy a chicken for an orphanage in Zambia (http://admafrica.blogspot.com/2011/09/opportunity-to-help.html) or send a Christmas present to your adorable Compassion child in Thailand (sponsor your own precious child of God at http://www.compassion.com/sponsor_a_child/default.htm), and you’ll automatically think twice about purchases of any size. 

Happy frugality! 

2 comments:

  1. You make your mother proud.

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  2. Sarah, 'your' chicken is happy and healthy--though not yet in residence at the orphanage. Thank you so much for your generosity!

    Renee, you raised her right!

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