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Stretching Your Student Wallet for Summer

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Last month marked the official start of summer 2012! That means a whole lot of fun in the sun and chillaxing with your friends. You might wonder what things you can do that are fun and exciting, yet cheap.

Food, friends & fun

Well for starters, everybody loves to eat, so why not get a group of friends and host a potluck or a picnic at a popular spot in town? Here are a few pointers on how to stay under a reasonable budget.

  • Buy what’s on sale! Food goes on sale all the time and is usually the first thing you’ll see when you walk in the store.

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  • Value brands are pretty great. If you see something that looks great but is a little pricey, look for a generic brand. Odds are they taste exactly the same!
  • Need your condiments? Save your ketchup, mustard, mayo, & hot sauce packets from every time you go out to eat. It’ll probably save a lot of time when large crowds of people are trying to use the same bottle of ketchup.
  • Most importantly, divvy up who brings what. The more people that participate, the more options, and the easier it’ll be to have a great time!

Movie time

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Now that you have a lot of free time, you probably want to catch up on all the movies you missed out on during the semester while you were studying (of course you were studying, right?).  Luckily for you, those awesome movies you missed out on at the time are probably in Redbox or at the dollar theatre! Since you worked hard for a good four months, get a group of friends and make it a weekly thing to hit up your local dollar theatre, or stay in and rent a movie from your nearest redbox! Here are a few ways to find out where to check out cool movies:

  • Got a smart phone? Download the Fandango and/or Redbox app to search local theatres near you and to see what movies are available to rent.
  • Always on your laptop? Have a movie night with a group of friends and hook up your laptop to a TV and stay up all night watching TV from Hulu.com or Netflix.

Just because you’re on a budget doesn’t mean you can’t have tons of fun. When there’s a will, there is a way! Inside or outside, doesn’t matter! It’s summer. It’s time to have fun… the inexpensive way!

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Meet Darlene – BookRenter Summer Digital Intern

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photo of girlI stumbled upon BookRenter’s summer digital internship by chance when I went onto their Facebook page looking for coupon codes on textbook rental orders. I had just started using BookRenter.com for all my textbook rentals last fall quarter. Since I had previously saved an average of $10-20 per book, I decided to scope out the prices for books for the upcoming summer school session.

I noticed an opportunity for an internship when I went onto their Facebook page; randomly clicked the link provided and became intrigued by the description. At first I was hesitant to submit an entry because this internship sounded way too good to be true. An internship where you get to work and play at the same time? After a few hours of contemplating I finally summed up the courage to take a risk and submit an entry. I literally only had less than a week to make it into the top 10 so I blasted all my social networking websites. My Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Youtube accounts were plastered with comments encouraging friends and family to support me.

News spread like wildfire and I even had strangers from the East coast voting for me and wishing me luck! To be honest, I thought I had no chance of getting anywhere near the top 10 because most people in the contest had at least three weeks in advance to lobby for more votes. Seeing my entry make its way to the top was definitely a humbling experience. I wanted to win this internship because I wanted to promote the textbook rental website that has been helping me save tons of money each quarter. With all the extra money I have been able to save, I am able to budget in more money for gas, new clothes or going out!

After the contest had ended, I received an email a week later announcing that I had gotten into the top 10. I literally could not contain my excitement that I ran around my house jumping up and down, screaming at the top of my lungs and doing my “happy dance”! The most nerve-wracking part for me after making top 10 was waiting for the email that would determine my fate with BookRenter’s internship. Receiving the email that I had become one of BookRenter’s digital interns was definitely the icing on the cake.  I would not have been able to have made it without the support of all my family, friends and followers on my social networking websites. Thanks to them, I get to promote my favorite textbook rental website.  I’m definitely living the college life dream this summer as a BookRenter digital intern!

-Darlene Megino

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Grand Prize BookRenter Digital Media Intern Angelina!

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Angelina Bossone: Senior, Communication Business Major at The University of New Hampshire. Office Assistant at Crimes Against Children Research Center. BookRenter Digital Media Intern. Enjoys warm sunny days and listening to music. Hopes to pursue a career in advertising / business.


Hello! I’m Angelina Bossone, BookRenter’s Digital Media Intern. I am a senior at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Go Wildcats! I am studying Communication Business and dream of one day working in The Big Apple at an advertising firm.

As soon as I saw BookRenter’s advertisement for their Summer Digital Media Internship on their Facebook page, I did not hesitate to apply! I didn’t think I would get it seeing as I entered into the competition several days after it had started and I was behind other contestants in the most votes. I didn’t let that stop me – I knew I wanted this position since I had already fallen in love with BookRenter as a customer for two years, and knew that I could promote them with true sincerity. Thanks to family and friends (and obnoxious posting on Facebook, Twitter, and Groupbox) I was able to receive the top votes! In addition, I made a promotional video in hopes that it would give me a competitive edge.

The days passed as I anxiously awaited a response from BookRenter. When I found out I won the grand prize internship, I jumped and screamed and couldn’t believe it! I am so grateful to have won – and I appreciate everyone’s help with their daily votes (and I thank BookRenter for picking me)!

Two weeks into the internship, I have already learned new skills with publishing, monitoring, promoting, and social networking. I truly enjoy promoting BookRenter. This has already been a wonderful experience and will also give me extra cash for this upcoming year with a biweekly paycheck AND a $500 credit to my BookRenter account for textbooks! I couldn’t be any more grateful. College expenses get more expensive each year and since I discovered BookRenter two years ago, I have saved at least $1,000 in books! That ALONE got me to love BookRenter and now with this opportunity, I love them a million times more.

I’ll be posting videos based on my experiences once a week – and in my latest video I show how I’ve used the money I saved from BookRenter.

How would you #DreamBig and spend your BookRenter savings?

Thank you BookRenter!

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Angelina Bossone

 

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