Personal Finance

It Pays to Be a Student: Little Ways to Save

By Kathryn Knight

October 07, 2010

It Pays to Be a Student: Little Ways to Save
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Laptops and Software While laptops and software scream “school work,” think of all the fun things you can do with the money you save on school necessities. Now that’s something to get excited about. Apple – Students can receive anywhere from $50 to $450 off of products and typically get a freebie with their laptop purchases, like a free printer or iPod Touch. Dell – Get a Dell discount on everything from laptops to printers. And if you find another competitor who offers a lower price for an equivalent system, Dell will meet their offer. HP – Sign up with HP Academy and get discounts on desktops, laptops and software. Software discounts – Microsoft Office 2010, Adobe Photoshop CS5, Rosetta Stone, Norton AntiVirus, and Microsoft DreamSpark. Other little ways to save… Save 10 cents on Starbucks by bringing in a reusable mug. For every reusable bag you can stuff your store purchases into, Target will knock off 5 cents from your total. Invest in a AAA card for $50 a year and get 10% off online purchases at Target, 10% off at Hard Rock Café, 10% off Hyatt hotel rooms, and much more. Stores like MAC Cosmetics and Staples reward for recycling. Bring in six used MAC product containers and get a free lipstick. Drop off your empty ink and toner cartridges for $2 in Staple Rewards.

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