Having fun on college budget

Working and going to school can lead to a semester of monotony. If partying isn't your thing, and you live on a budget, it can certainly be difficult to find something to preoccupy your time. 

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My friends and i had a paint night. For a few bottles of Acrylic Paint, canvases, and paintbrushes, i spent a total of $20. 

My friends and i had a paint night. For a few bottles of Acrylic Paint, canvases, and paintbrushes, i spent a total of $20. 

Paint Night. Grab a couple of canvases from Michaels plus a few small acrylic paint bottles from Walmart and boom: hours of fun. For added fun, skip buying paint brushes and use your fingers. 

 

Try a local restaurant. Try one of those places that give a student discount.  

 

Visit the Zoo. The zoo isn't always super cheap, but Groupon usually has a deal (at least for the zoo near me).

 

Catch a game. After paying for the Student Section pass, you might as well use it. Eat before you leave for the game. Be sure to take your own water!

 

Sight-see. Grab some friends and snacks and take a trip to a local art gallery, mountain, or lake.

 

Coffee date. By coffee date, I don't mean Starbucks (not this time). Try out a small local coffee shop, that might be cheaper than the normal coffee shop you go to.

 

Movie night. Some theaters like Harkins, accept student discounts. So be sure to take your student id!

Baseball stock image. Having fun doesn't have to break the bank.

 

Visit a local bookstore. This is not the same thing as downloading a bunch of samples to your iBooks (sorry). Get lost in a bookstore, or go to one of the events your local bookstore has to offer (book signings, etc.)

 

Find a local poetry slam. Poetry slams are unique little places that usually has little to no cover charge. You will be exposed to lots of talent and new people.

Game Night. If you don't own any board games, borrow one from a friend. Or check out one of the awesome games below!

 

 

A few of my game suggestions

 

 

 

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