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1. Buy things in bulk. You can slowly build up a box of good stuff on Amazon with your roommates and just go crazy with the Oreos if you so please.
2. Start a digital savings account to have a bit of coin for your weekend parties (or food, whatever).
3. Never shop for food when you're hungry — you're just gonna overspend, and the point is to SAVE.
4. Invest in a slow cooker. You can prepare all the ingredients way before and it'll cook to perfection while you're in class listening to the professor going over "just one more point."
5. Place a couple of nifty lifts on your bed so you'll have extra room for food and off-season clothing. You won't have to go grocery and clothes shopping that often if your winter coat (and those bulk foods) can be obtained in a jiffy.
6. Spice up your living space without spending money on picture frames by using washi tape! It's perfect for any dorm space since it's super easy to remove!
7. Get creative with your ever-lasting supply of ramen or by remixing a bunch of other microwaveable meals!
8. Utilize under-bed storage to hold all of your non-perishable groceries (like Ramen noodles or hot cereal).
9. Plug in a reliable mini fridge so you can store all of your perishable items and ice cream for when you need it. No more buying fast food every time the need to cook strikes.
10. Try out a food steamer, especially for easy-to-make breakfast foods like hardboiled eggs.
11. Don't buy new textbooks if you can help it! Check your books out from the library or try Amazon for used books and rentals.
12. Stash the extra change you have inside a little safe. All of that LITERAL coin you place on your desk can be kept somewhere to contribute to the monthly booze supply you and your friends have.
13. Always be on the lookout for stores with student discounts. They offer at least 10% off of your order, and as much as 70% off if you're lucky.
14. Sign up for an Amazon Prime account specifically for students and get free two-day shipping along with access to so many deals.
15. And, on that note, if you're a constant shopper, watch out for sales — especially during the end or the beginning of seasons.
16. Buy travel-sized mascara instead of the larger version. You're going to have to replace it within three months anyway, so why not save some cash on the back end?
17. Sell your old duds on Poshmark, because—let's be real—you have too many clothes and it's an easy way to make some cash when you're way too busy to get a job!
18. Step foot into your campus library and gym! You'll be able to rent movies and other study materials, plus staying fit doesn't have to cost a fortune — it's all included in your tuition, babe!
19. Scoop a monthly planner for your ~expenses~. I know it sounds a little too adult for your taste, but once you realize you've been spending, like, fifty bucks on Starbucks each week instead of your main priority (booze, duh), you'll be singing a different tune.
20. Don't buy coffee from the store or the student center! Get yourself a coffee maker or Keurig and continue to love yourself.
21. You can ALSO save yourself MORE money by buying a bag of traditional coffee grounds and using a coffee filter compatible with the Keurig of your choice!
22. Take advantage of literally anything that's free on campus, even if that means listening to some boring shit for some sandwiches you can wrap up for later.
23. Try to search for generic versions of items instead of name brand. Yes, the packaging is PRETTIER, but you're actually dishing out more dough for all of that.
24. Get organized in your dorm room and use any small metal containers to store extra pens and pencils — just attach a magnet and stick em' onto your mini fridge!
25. Check out Groupon for discounted outings and things to do in your area! I know campus things can sometimes be repetitive, but you don't have to pay full price for a good time!
26. And finally, actually go to your classes — I know it's crazy, but you pay for each credit and if you fail, that's money coming out of YOUR pocket or your PARENTS' pockets. Not a good look, boo.
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