10 Best BG Eats When Ballin' On A Budget

10 Best BG Eats When Ballin' On A Budget

A broke college student's guide to cheap meals.
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Whether your stress eating from finals, haven't had the motivation to grocery shop in over a month, or your just flat out lazy, eating out sometimes seems like your only option. Eating out can get expensive, UNLESS you know where all the deals are at! Here are some of my fav places to eat in BG when i'm ballin on a budget, and of course don't have any friends left with a meal plan on campus. ;)

1. Buffalo Wild Wings

Bdubs is the perfect place to go for lunch when your in the mood for some boneless wings and fries! Buffalo Wild Wings has a lunch menu, which means you can get a snack boneless wings with your choice of fries, wedges, or buffalo chips for just 7.99! Bdubs also has half off traditional wings on Tuesdays, along with boneless night on Thursdays! Boneless wings are just 70 cents! Although.. just because its cheap doesn't give you an excuse not to tip your server... aka, me.

2. Beckett's

Who doesn't LOVE 50 cent TACOS?! On Tuesdays Beckett's right in downtown BG has 50 cent tacos and on Sundays $5 Apps that are guaranteed to fill you up on your Sunday Funday!

3. Revs

Did you know that on Tuesday's you can check into Reverends Bar & Grill on Facebook and get 20% off your entire bill?

4. Rally's

If you're feelin' fast food Rally's is the way to go! you can get (my personal fav) a chicken bites box and fries for just $2!! Although if you're anything like me, you'll get stuck paying .50 for extra ranch.

5. City Tap

Monday through Wednesday City Tap has got you covered! On Mondays they have 45 cent wings, Tuesdays BOGO burgers, and Wednesdays $9.99 steak dinners!

6. 516 Pizza Pub

Did you know that on Mondays and Tuesdays ALL online orders are 20% off from 4-8 PM?

7. Waffle House

Cure that morning hangover with a an All Star Special from Waffle house! It's only $7.79 for your choice of toast, 2 eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns, and don't forget the chocolate chip waffle.

8. Campus Pollyeyes

Right now by using the coupons on their website, you can score a free salad with an order of stuffed breadsticks! Also, on Tuesdays you can get any large pizza for just $10!!

9. Guajillo's

Who doesn't love Mexican food?! Stop into Guajillo's right by DQ for some killer lunch specials! You can get a burrito, taco and rice for just $6.25 during lunch! Make sure to stop in since specials change daily. (And don't forget the margs!)

10. SamB's

If you're looking for something a little nicer to get away from the stresses of school and work, I suggest going to SamB's on Monday nights. You can get a 4 piece baked chicken meal served with mashed potatoes and veggies for $9.99!

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It's Time To Thank Your First Roommate

Not the horror story kind of roommate, but the one that was truly awesome.
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Nostalgic feelings have recently caused me to reflect back on my freshman year of college. No other year of my life has been filled with more ups and downs, and highs and lows, than freshman year. Throughout all of the madness, one factor remained constant: my roommate. It is time to thank her for everything. These are only a few of the many reasons to do so, and this goes for roommates everywhere.

You have been through all the college "firsts" together.

If you think about it, your roommate was there through all of your first college experiences. The first day of orientation, wishing you luck on the first days of classes, the first night out, etc. That is something that can never be changed. You will always look back and think, "I remember my first day of college with ____."

You were even each other's first real college friend.

You were even each other's first real college friend.

Months before move-in day, you were already planning out what freshman year would be like. Whether you previously knew each other, met on Facebook, or arranged to meet in person before making any decisions, you made your first real college friend during that process.

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The transition from high school to college is not easy, but somehow you made it out on the other side.

It is no secret that transitioning from high school to college is difficult. No matter how excited you were to get away from home, reality hit at some point. Although some people are better at adjusting than others, at the times when you were not, your roommate was there to listen. You helped each other out, and made it through together.

Late night talks were never more real.

Remember the first week when we stayed up talking until 2:00 a.m. every night? Late night talks will never be more real than they were freshman year. There was so much to plan for, figure out, and hope for. Your roommate talked, listened, laughed, and cried right there with you until one of you stopped responding because sleep took over.

You saw each other at your absolute lowest.

It was difficult being away from home. It hurt watching relationships end and losing touch with your hometown friends. It was stressful trying to get in the swing of college level classes. Despite all of the above, your roommate saw, listened, and strengthened you.

...but you also saw each other during your highest highs.

After seeing each other during the lows, seeing each other during the highs was such a great feeling. Getting involved on campus, making new friends, and succeeding in classes are only a few of the many ways you have watched each other grow.

There was so much time to bond before the stresses of college would later take over.

Freshman year was not "easy," but looking back on it, it was more manageable than you thought at the time. College only gets busier the more the years go on, which means less free time. Freshman year you went to lunch, dinner, the gym, class, events, and everything else possible together. You had the chance to be each other's go-to before it got tough.

No matter what, you always bounced back to being inseparable.

Phases of not talking or seeing each other because of business and stress would come and go. Even though you physically grew apart, you did not grow apart as friends. When one of you was in a funk, as soon as it was over, you bounced right back. You and your freshman roommate were inseparable.

The "remember that one time, freshman year..." stories never end.

Looking back on freshman year together is one of my favorite times. There are so many stories you have made, which at the time seemed so small, that bring the biggest laughs today. You will always have those stories to share together.

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The unspoken rule that no matter how far apart you grow, you are always there for each other.

It is sad to look back and realize everything that has changed since your freshman year days. You started college with a clean slate, and all you really had was each other. Even though you went separate ways, there is an unspoken rule that you are still always there for each other.

Your old dorm room is now filled with two freshmen trying to make it through their first year. They will never know all the memories that you made in that room, and how it used to be your home. You can only hope that they will have the relationship you had together to reflect on in the years to come.


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7 Reasons Starbucks' Coffee Is 100 Percent Superior To Dunkin Donuts Coffee

Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts?

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There has been this controversial debate on whether Starbucks or Dunkin Donuts is the better option when it comes to getting one of the best coffees. As a lover of the White Chocolate Mocha, I can not begin to fathom how someone would be willing to go to Starbucks' competitor, Dunkin Donuts. Here are 5 reasons why you should kick Dunkin Donuts to the curb and let Starbucks into your life!

Study Spot

What better place is there to study than Starbucks! The comfy couches allow you to relax and do your homework peacefully.

The Holiday cups

During the Christmas season, Starbucks comes out with creative cups design for the most wonderful time of the year!

Frappuccinos> Coolatta

Frappuccinos definitely rule over the Coolattas that Dunkin provides.

More menu options

Starbucks provides way more coffee drinks than Dunkin. And the best part is that you can customize your own coffee/latte/tea. Anything you name, Starbucks has it.

The Lactose intolerants are certainly welcomed at Starbucks!

One of my friends is Lactose intolerant and she tells me that Starbucks has dairy-free options.

Best food quantity

Does Dunkin Donuts sell cake pops? I don't think so.

BEST Quality Coffee

Starbucks has the top quality coffees and lets be honest Dunkin Donuts coffee tastes burnt

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