10 Money-Saving Hacks your Piggy Bank Will Thank You For

Master the art of saving money! Our partners at College Ave Student Loans shared their best tips for saving a few extra dollars during your time on campus. Keep reading!


1.Get yourself a piggy bank.

Don’t worry, this doesn’t have to be an actual ceramic pig. Find a place to stash your spare change and make a commitment to putting what you can in it. Come up with a method that works for you.

2. Get in touch with your inner “couponer.”

Don’t knock it, ’til you try it. Don’t buy anything – clothes, food, etc. – without checking for a coupon first. Even 10% off adds up after a while.

3. Buy in bulk (when you can).

Obviously this only applies to those with the space to store extra items and to items that don’t have a real expiration date attached. Fruits and vegetables? Skip the bulk buy. Paper towels? If you can save by buying in bulk, go for it.

4. Save on your online shopping.

Browser extensions like Honey automatically find promo codes for you. Use these types of things to make sure you’re taking advantage of every deal possible.

5. Buy generic.

Don’t skip the store brand. Most store brand grocery items are no different than the well-known versions. Look for the generic option and watch the savings add up.

6. Make a shopping list.

Making a quick trip to the mall? List out exactly what you need and stick to it. If you go in with a set goal, you’re less likely to wander around and browse which leads to buying things you don’t need.


7. Remove any auto-populated info.

It’s easy to impulse shop when all of your information is stored on your favorite site. Having  to fill out all of your shipping and billing information takes time, which is much more likely to deter you from making a purchase.

8. Drink more water.

This one sounds weird, but hear us out! Most restaurants charge for drinks like sodas, coffee, and tea, but few actually charge extra for water. It’s the healthier, cheaper option – so stick with it.

9. Pay cash.

Research has shown that when you pay in cash you’re likely to spend less. Try it out for a week and see how you do.

10. Lower the price of your haircut.

Lots of salons offer a discounted rate if you’re willing to be styled by a trainee. The haircuts rarely look different, so try it out and enjoy your new look.


Do you have a money saving hack to share? Post a comment below – we’d love to hear it!





Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Popular Articles
9 Study Hacks to Help You Nail Your Next Exam

9 Study Hacks to Help You Nail Your Next Exam

Exams in college are inevitable, but that doesn't mean everybody will hunker down for a thorough study session before their big test. After all, studying can Read More…
9 Books to Add to Your Winter Reading List

9 Books to Add to Your Winter Reading List

We can't think of anything cozier than curling up indoors with a good book on a cold winter day. If you're on the same page as Read More…
Sneaky Ways to Save Money Without Even Noticing

Sneaky Ways to Save Money Without Even Noticing

We all can benefit from saving more money, but the thought of creating extensive budgets, tracking spending, and always comparing prices gets overwhelming. Let's start off simple—check out Read More…
5 Expenses You Might Be Able to Cut Back On

5 Expenses You Might Be Able to Cut Back On

Brought to You by our Partners at College Ave Student Loans It's a well-known fact that one of the best ways to save more is to spend less. Unfortunately, Read More…
The College Juice © 2018