My friends often call me a shopaholic because of my overwhelming desire for a shopping spree from time to time. On the other hand, I am still a college student who lives on a strict budget. You will ask me how I manage to spend money on making numerous purchases when having limited funds. My secret is in wise money spending techniques that help me to survive even during the toughest times. Today I will share these methods with you.
Wise Ways to Save Money in College
- Look for special offers for students.
Most likely you will hear “no” if you ask a salesperson whether they offer discounts for students. On the other hand, you will not regret it when you are offered the opportunity to use this special discount. The most important thing is not to be afraid to ask! Also, remember that Amazon, Apple Music and Spotify always offer a student discount. So, do not miss your chance to purchase items for cheap!
- Save money on textbooks. Avoid buying textbooks from the bookstores in your campus! This is actually the silliest way to spend your savings, because the items in the bookstores are very costly. Instead, search for people who may sell used books or find the best offers online using websites such as slugbooks.com and usedbookscouter.com. You will also be able to earn some money at these websites by selling your textbooks when the course is over.
- Utilize rewards and coupons at grocery stores. Nowadays, many grocery stores have money saving programs that encourage shoppers to use coupons and couponing applications. My favorite couponing app is Ibotta because it offers coupons for grocery, pharmacy, clothing stores, etc. In addition, it is very simple to use. Ibotta helps me to save from 25 cents to several dollars per one enlisted item.
These are my personal finance management techniques that allow me to spend funds on something that I really need to buy. What are your methods of wise money spending? Do not hesitate to share them with me.