Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Getting Free Stuff

Money is tight in college, and no matter what, you never seem to have enough clothes to last you until laundry day. Fortunately, college is one of the easiest places to get free stuff. So here are some tips:

1. During the first few weeks, go to the activities the campus hosts. In addition to free entertainment, they will often supply you with pizza and soda. The same is true for interest meetings, and it is good motivation to get involved.

2. On Facebook, become a fan of your favorite stores and products. They will often let you know about coupons and such. E-mail lists are good for this too. Also keep a look out for T.V. commercials offering free samples of new products.

3. Stores like Sam's Club and Costco always have a ton of free samples, so check it out. Just make sure you buy something when you go to shop, do not sample it if you have had it before, and occaisonally buy a product that you sample.

4. Campus-wide activities such as homecoming are a free-for-all for free stuff. T-shirts, keychains, food, anything to get students out of their dorms and coming to the parade. So check it out.

5. If a friend offers food at moving day, don't turn down something like Ramen. I know they have expiration dates, but I've eaten my share of expired Cup o' Noodles, so I don't think there's too much to worry about.

6. Consider what resources at your school you can make use of. These aren't technically free, you are paying for them in your tuition. This includes things like performers, tutoring, and the printing paper in the library. So take advantage of it when you need it.

So never worry about going hungry or shirtless while at college. Now, if they would just start handing out free socks and underwear, we would probably never have to worry about washing clothes between breaks.

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