It is a truth universally known that college students are poor. High workloads that don’t allow for jobs combined with rising tuition costs make for very broke students. Luckily, in this age of technology, there are plenty of apps available for students looking to save a buck. If that sounds like you, check out the list of five below.
1. College Foodz
You can use this app to find restaurants near your college that might run promotions for students. If you’re in a new city, part of the fun is checking out all the new food options open to you. If you’re on a very fixed income, however, you will absolutely want to take advantage of every deal and discount you can. College Foodz is the app for that.
Kruue registers universities on its database and then seeks out offers from local businesses. These can be anything from dry cleaning to car washes to salon visits. It’s a great way to get to know your surroundings, as well. Plus, you can be sure you’re getting good recommendations because all the businesses you’ll find on the Kruue app have been selected by the university’s student body. There’s nothing worse than being inundated with deals from places you’ll never go.
If you live off campus or have a car on campus, you need this app. GasBuddy sources the lowest gas prices around and sends them right to your phone. While there’s no way to just get free gas these days, at least you can be certain you’re getting the best deal when you do need to fuel up. It works within a 50-mile radius, too, so if you think you’ll want gas on the way out of town, you can plan for that.
If you’ve ever bought books, you know they can be miserably expensive, especially if you’re required to have the latest edition. Tun is an app that will notify you of deals and discounts on college-related items. You’ll be very, very happy you picked it up when you realize you don’t have to pay full price for your biology textbook. You can use that extra money to buy the chocolate you’ll need for fuel when exams roll around.
If you’ve ever forgotten your student ID, you know how frustrating it can be to miss out on discounts because a cashier refuses to believe you. Well, with RoverTown, that doesn’t ever have to happen again. If you’re attending Claremont Graduate University, you deserve a discount on pizza, darn it! If you follow the local businesses rated on RoverTown, you’ll be able to phone in orders for whatever you like and your discount will automatically be applied. Of the apps for college you want, this should be at the top of your list to learn more about.