Couponing In College Is Cool And Saves You Money

Couponing In College Is Cool And Saves You Money

I am a 20-year-old college student and I like to coupon.

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College students everywhere always complain about how they have absolutely no money. I am one of those students but I have hopefully found a solution that can save college students money. Use coupons because you don't even have to scour through newspapers and clip them anymore.

Recently, I came across an app called Flipp that combines coupons from multiple stores into one place. You can select coupons for items you need, make a shopping list, and look at deals at different stores so you can get the best prices. Of course, while this app makes things simple there is a lot more to couponing than just using an app.

First, you need to take an inventory of what you need to buy and why. Unless you are treating yourself, you shouldn't just buy something for no real rhyme or reason. Grocery shopping is especially easier when you have a list and you know what kind of money you will be spending. This trick also prevents you from wasting food and money.

After you've got your list together, use the app or the old fashion way to find deals at your local stores. Kroger might sell the same item at Walmart but for a lot less and vice versa.

Getting good deals should be your new mission.

The most important part is staying organized because if you can't remember what store or item you had a coupon for or where you planned on getting an item from you could be giving away money. Keep a folder or a list around that you can easily read and interpret.

Any money you can save will make a huge difference in your bank account.

Saving money can be hard for everyone, especially when you are in control of your money and shopping instead of your parents. Couponing has allowed me to save money and be more financially responsible and I hope it can do the same for other struggling college students.

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7 Things You Do If You’re One Of Those 'I Always Order Chicken Tenders' People

It's hard to love food but also hate it at the same time.

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Growing up, my mom would usually have to cook me a separate dinner from my siblings. Why? Because I was ridiculously picky and wouldn't eat the same foods as everyone else. Trust me, it gets old. It's not my fault certain things just taste gross, you learn to live with it.

1. You eat something you hate just to see if you still hate it

I'll take a bite of a burger every once in a while just to reaffirm that it still tastes like dirt. I just have to know. Don't even get me started on vegetables.

2. When trying to explain what you actually like to eat, people give you major side eye

Don't ask me about my eating habits unless you want to get into a long, confusing conversation.

3. Eating at someone else’s house when you were younger was a pain

You hate to tell their parents just how much you hate the food that they gave you. So, you sucked it up and ate it anyway only to come home and whine to your parents.

4. There’s one thing on any menu you always fall back on...even if it’s on the kids menu

Pizza, maybe. Chicken tenders, always.

5. Trying a new food is a very proud moment

It's like, wow! Look at me being all adventurous.

6. When you realize you actually like some new food, that’s an even more amazing moment

Crazy times. This rarely happens.

7. Sometimes it’s the texture, sometimes it’s the flavor, all the time it’s left on your plate

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5 Pieces Of Trash You Can Turn Into DIY Gifts

Budget friendly and environmentally friendly gifts!

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I am broke. So, holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays sometimes put me in a bind. An empty bank account leads to a spike in creativity. I also care deeply about the environment. I try my best to do my part. Such as, making coffee at home instead of buying it or using a reusable water bottle.

One of my favorite pass times is making crafts. Craft supplies can be expensive, but using items I that I already have can save a lot of money. Plus, nothing beats a handmade gift. Homemade gifts come from the heart and people appreciate that. These gifts are good ideas for Christmas, birthdays, Valentine's Day, and anniversaries. So if you want to save money and the environment, like me, then these gifts are a good start.

1. Coffee cans

This is a coffee can that I turned into a gift for my boyfriend. I made it for Valentine's Day. All the supplies I needed was paint, paint brushes, wooden letters, and a hot glue gun. It can be used to hold kitchen utensils, writing utensils, change, and much more.

2. Water Bottles

This water bottle was turned into a fairy house. I choose to put an artificial candle in it. I gave this as a birthday present to some of my friends. The only supplies used for this project was paint, a water bottle, a fake flower, and a hot glue gun.

3. Lids

Assorted popcorn lids, coffee lids, and any other lids can be turned into wall art. This photo is a sign I made out of an assorted popcorn tin's lid. All I used was the lid, paint, glue, and sea shells.

4. Toilet Paper Rolls

Toilet paper rolls can be turned into many different things. This gift in particular was made for my roommate who loves to sing. The supplies used were a toilet paper roll, paint, pipe cleaners, and foam circles.

5. Glass Jars

For this project any glass jars work such as jelly jars, spaghetti jars, and pickle jars. I turned these jars into gifts for my family. They are used as vases.

Trash can be turned into some pretty rad gifts. The gifts in this article are some of the best presents I have ever given. I was able to make them perfectly for my perfect loved ones. These gift ideas are perfect if you are broke, want to save the environment, or want to make a special gift for someone you love.

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