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Coupons and the College Student

Posted on 14 October 2008

Cashed-strapped college students are always looking for ways to save money. Whether they are borrowing books from friends, taking the bus instead of hopping a cab, or shopping thrift stores rather than elite clothing shops, penny-pinching is an art form any student can appreciate. Coupons also fit into the savings scheme. They are abundantly available in newspapers, magazines, flyers, and on bulletin boards. But is it really worth the effort to collect and organize coupons for the savings you receive? You bet!

Emily Kolod, a junior at Smith College, Northampton, MA, believes the most valuable coupons are the ones that offer a dollar off, ‘buy one, get one free,’ or a free item – which she goes after every chance she can. “Usually, I look for coupons for contact solution and batteries.”

Sarah Dudley, also a junior at the college, believes there’s true value in coupons, and boasts coupons for a variety of items can save you even more money. “Using coupons for video rentals and pizza, I usually save five to $10.”

In retrospect, both ladies have to admit, coupons are cool and help to keep money in their purses!

Sidebar: Aside from the usual places to maximize on your college dollar-deals, the Internet offers a coupon-clipping haven of sites for click- and-print coupons. Check out the following sites, and you’ll be on your path to sure-fire savings:

*www.valupage.com

*www.coolsavings.com

*www.coupons.com

*www.smartsource.com

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Resume Tips says:

    Another excellent coupon site is Ultimatecoupons.com. And yes, they do offer lots of valuable coupons on just about anything — including school supplies, computers, books, etc.

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  2. T. Anthony says:

    Using coupons is an incredibly smart step. Don’t let the good stuff fall through the cracks! There is free coupon organizing software available at:
    http://www.couponandcodes.com
    good luck – Tom

  3. Jennifer says:

    The best site for college kids and coupons is probably http://www.campusspecial.com a lot of these other sites have a lot of junk on them but the campus special ones are all local deals and places I would actually go to and shop at. I’ve been using them since freshmen year.

  4. Chris Chen says:

    If you guys want great deals for computers check out dell. I had a great experience with my dell studio. Here’s a cool coupon I found today:

    Save an additional $50 off systems $699 and above with coupon code: WQQ$MQ0M4JNCWD. Or save $100 off systems $999 and above with coupon code: B980P775CS2Z02. Go to Dell.com/DellU or call 866-914-6077 for details. Offer ends 6/30

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