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.

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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14 Fraternity Guy Gifts Ideas, Since He Already Has Enough Beer

Frat boys are a species of their own and here are some exciting gifts they will be ecstatic to receive!


What more do frat boys love than alcohol, partying, and just acting stupid? Here are some gifts that help fulfill all of those needs for the frat boy in your life!

1. Beer holster belt

Whats better than one beer? Six beers! This fashionable camouflage accessory can be used for tailgates, beach days, formals and everything in between.

Price: $8.49 (one pack), $14.99 (two pack)

2. Phone juul holder 

You know those cardholders everyone sticks on the back of their phones? Well, now a Juul holder for your phone is on the market! This will save your favorite frat boy from ever again losing his Juul!

Price: $10.98

3. Animal house poster 

This Animal House poster is a classic staple for any frat boy. This poster will compliment any frat house decor or lack thereof.

Price: $1.95

4. The American Fraternity book

Does the frat boy in your life need a good read for Thanksgiving or winter break? Look no farther, this will certainly keep his attention and give him a history lesson on American fraternity heritage and tradition.

Price: $28.46

5. Beer pong socks 

These snazzy socks featuring beer pong will be loved by any frat boy. As for the way to any frat boy's heart may, in fact, be beer pong.

Price: $12.00

6. Condom case

This condom carrying case will not only protect condoms from damage but also make frat boys more inclined to practice safe sex, which is a win-win situation!

Price: $9.99

7. Frat house candle

Ahhh yes, who does not like the smell of stale beer in a dark, musty frat house basement? Frat boys can make their apartment or bedroom back home smell like their favorite place with the help of this candle.

Price: $16.99

8. "Frat" sticker

Frat boys always need to make sure everyone around them knows just how "fratty" they are. This versatile stick can go on a laptop, car, water bottle, or practically anywhere their little hearts desire.

Price: $6.50

9. Natty Light t-shirt 

Even I will admit that this shirt is pretty cool. The frat boy in your life will wear this shirt at every possible moment, it is just that cool!

Price: $38.76-$41.11

10. Natty light fanny pack 

This fanny pack can absolutely be rocked by any frat boy. The built-in koozie adds a nice touch.

Price: $21.85

11. Bud Light Neon Beer Sign 

A neon beer sign will be the perfect addition to any frat boys bedroom.

Price: $79.99

12. Beer Opener

Although most frat boys' go to beers come in cans, this bottle opener will be useful for those special occasions when they buy nicer bottled beers.

Price: $7.99

13. Frat House Dr. Sign

Price: $13.99

Forget stealing random street signs, with this gift frat boys no longer have to do so.

14. Beer Lights 

Lights are an essential for any party and these will surely light up even the lamest parties.

Price: $17.19

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11 Recipes To Get You Through College That Won't Break The Bank

A delicious list of budget-friendly meals.


After starting college and living on my own for a few years, I have had to learn how to cook. I've always had a knack for cooking, it just took living on my own to be obsessed with it. Since I'm going to school, I don't have a bunch of money to blow on nightly dinners. I have compiled a list of recipes that I absolutely love, that are cheap and have gotten me through school.

1. Buffalo ranch chicken pasta

This is my favorite recipe out of all of them. I stumbled upon this recipe a few years ago while surfing through Facebook. I make this recipe once every few weeks and it is my go-to for homemade recipes. There aren't even that many ingredients either.

2. Sausage and cream cheese dip

This is a staple in my house. Grab a bag of chips and some sausage and cream cheese dip and you're set. It's creamy and delicious, and with the spicy sausage, adds a tremendous flavor. There are literally only three ingredients, so go pick them up now for this amazing recipe.

3. Turkey burgers

I love myself a good burger, but there is something about turkey that enhances a burger's flavor. It's very lean and is a better alternative to ground beef. Season the turkey with whatever you like, and toss it on the grill/stove. This meal is super cheap and simple, all you really need is turkey and buns! Trust me, make these turkey burgers with some mashed potatoes, you won't regret it

4. Buffalo chicken dip

Buffalo chicken dip is a nationwide favorite. It's flavorful and spicy, and is perfect for all occasions. Again, very few ingredients, so this recipe doesn't break the bank.

5. Pasta carbonara

This recipe is super simple, and extra delicious. Bacon mixed with eggs in pasta is a combination that I never would have thought of, but I'm glad I found. It's filling and cheap so stock up!

6. Baked lemon chicken

This recipe is basically lemon and chicken. Its soft and juicy and goes great with oven roasted potatoes. I promise you, you won't regret making this meal. It's a very reliable meal

7. Chicken parmesan 

Chicken parmesan is amazing! It gives you a true Italian feel, and goes great with pasta. This recipe is filling and tasty so make sure to cook this ASAP.

8. Homemade pizza

Head to your local grocery store and pick up pre-made pizza dough, sauce, and whatever toppings you like! It's cheaper than buying a pizza and is really fun to make with your loved one.

9. Baked potato casserole

This recipe is so amazing. It's cheap to make and great to taste! It's all you could ever dream for as a college student, and it might be your next favorite meal

10.  Crockpot mac n cheese

Every young person loves mac n cheese. Kraft is great and all, but it's better to make it yourself. This gooey, delicious recipe will surely have you feeling great during and after.

This budget-friendly list will be a lifesaver for people first living on their own at school. They are easy to make and really cheap. I use these recipes all the time, and so should you.

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