17 Money Saving Hacks for Students

Posted June 4, 2016 by Hacks Staff

Make extra money easy

The more money you have the less savings you need to make! Swagbucks allows you to earn points (aka Swag Bucks) by searching via their website (which is powdered by Google and Bing). The Swag Bucks points can be exchanged for all sorts of rewards such as gift cards or just straight cash into your Paypal account. You can also earn points by completing surveys and polls, shopping and watching videos.

Use soap for most cleaning

Warm soapy water works great for most cleaning jobs: Don’t bother with various expensive supposed specifically designed cleaners

Ditch ready meals

They’re costly – make your homemade grub with these student recipes.

For ladies, buy men’s clothes

When it comes to pajamas and sweats, men’s products are often a lot cheaper. Perfect for a day wrapped up in bed watching Netflix.

For everyone, buy cheap clothes and shoes from supermarkets

There will like be times when you’re clothes are going to end up being destroyed, or you just want a load of cheap socks and pants: Supermarkets are your friend for that.

Cancel the gym membership

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Especially if you’ve never used it since January…

Eat before you shop

Shopping when hungry is dangerous for your wallet. Also be sure to make a list of what you want and stick to it.

Watch out for dubious offers

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Cast a critical eye over supposed supermarket offers to see if you’re actually getting a deal or just being ripped off.

Drink more water

It’s free and healthy.

Ditch the morning coffee

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Make it yourself, lazy bones.

Split the ticket

When travelling by train, check to see if its cheaper buying two tickets via a station along the journey. See Split The Ticket.

Walk more

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Avoid taking the bus and get some free fresh air.

Buy second, third or fourth hand books

There are almost zero reasons to buy new books, or even second hand books. When it comes to textbooks that haven’t changed for many years, you can pick up bargains online or in used book stores.

Eat ‘off’ food

Turn stale bread into pudding or brown bananas into chocolate cupcakes!

Take advantage of student discounts

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Yes, your student ID means cut price balloon rides and much more. > 30 Surprising Student Discounts You Probably Didn’t Know About

Own supermarket reductions

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Grab a cut price bargain by checking out the reduced section of supermarkets when you’re out shopping.

Say no

Finally, learn to say no – to yourself or others – if you just can’t afford it.

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  • Jack Connors

    Selling hair isn’t an option for me:) As well as selling old clothes. I’ve two brothers who can take care of it, lol.
    As for the old books selling money making tip, it’s a bit out of date, I think. Students are looking for some sources on the Internet nowadays, they don’t need printed versions. Though some try to do it. I’ve seen a guy who was selling his old books on printing machine:)) Would you buy such a book? I wouldn’t. The best option is to earn money on the Internet. There are a lot of programs that allow to do it. Such as http://www.freelancehouse.co.uk/blog/make-money-with-freelancehouse/ or even https://affiliate-program.amazon.com/. Those who like books can benefit from it.