Utilize these tips to help you become a smarter shopper!
- Books- buy used or rent your text books! There is no reason to pay full price unless there is no alternative option.
- Do not forget to sell any of your unneeded textbooks at the end of each semester!
- Using your siu.edu email address can give you discounts on paid websites.
- Visit the SIU Dental Hygiene Clinic for discounted dental care.
- Show your student ID! Multiple restaurants and stores offer discounts to college students- be sure to ask!
- Carry cash on you instead of a card to avoid the temptation of overspending.
- Cloud data storage- back up and share your computer files for free on multiple websites such as Dropbox.
- Netflix, Redbox, and Amazon are all inexpensive alternatives to going to the movie theater.
- Many stores put holiday-specific items on sale the day after the holiday. If you can wait to celebrate, you may be able to get some good deals!