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9 Ways to Tackle the Holidays When You’re a Poor College Student

The holidays can be tough when you’re a student on a limited budget. Check out these nine ways to tackle the stress and make the season great.

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1. Utilize Your Student Discount

Take advantage of your student discount and check out a show at your school’s local theater or visit the student bookstore to find deals on gifts.
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Take advantage of your student discount and check out a show at your school’s local theater or visit the student bookstore to find deals on gifts.

2. Create a Secret Santa Gift Exchange

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Limit present buying and amp up the fun with a Secret Santa gift exchange.

3. Book Travel Early

Book your holiday travel as early as possible and grab cheap deals, especially if you can travel during unpopular dates and times.
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Book your holiday travel as early as possible and grab cheap deals, especially if you can travel during unpopular dates and times.

4. Find Online Coupons

Scour the internet for online coupons before making any holiday purchases and watch the savings add up.
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Scour the internet for online coupons before making any holiday purchases and watch the savings add up.

5. Take on a Seasonal Job

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For an easy way to make a little extra cash, seek out seasonal holiday employment.

6. Don’t Overcommit

Choose your holiday events wisely and save by staying home instead of overbooking your calendar.
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Choose your holiday events wisely and save by staying home instead of overbooking your calendar.

7. Don’t Buy New Holiday Clothes

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Get creative with your existing wardrobe instead of spending money on new holiday clothes.

8. Find Free Shipping

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You can save more that you would expect by limiting your internet purchases to deals where free shipping is included.

9. Buy or Sell Unwanted Gift Cards

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Whether you want to buy or sell gift cards, second-hand websites will bring you substantial savings.

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