Five Top Money-Saving Tips for College Students:'s Readers Speak

Tuition, textbooks, room and board... going to college can put in you more debt than buying a house! But don't despair. Our readers have spoken and are sharing their very best student money-saving tips. Here's a sneak peek of some of our favorite answers; take a look and let us know your creative ways to save money while in school. We're giving away a free laptop for the best money-saving tip for students!

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Share Your Best Student Money Tip to Win a Laptop

We know that students spend a lot of money to attend school. With the expenses of tuition, textbooks and extracurricular activities, students need as much help as they can get. To help students find new ways to save money, we are having a Twitter contest to find out your best money-saving tips.

Tweet your best money saving tips for a laptop.

It's not too late to enter! You have until October 14th to tweet us your student money-saving tips. Find out how to enter at the bottom of this page.

We have gotten a lot of great entries and want to share some of our favorites so far. Use these tips to save money and help stay out of student debt!

5 Great Money-Saving Tips

Literally put your credit and debit cards in a block of ice if you are in impulse shopper, says @Alishahndra.

Use the Freecycle Network to furnish dorms/apartments. It's all about reuse! says @DinaJ.

Always ask for student rates for movie admission, fitness centers, ski resorts, public transit, says @g0r0r0.

Check with your roommate and split some of the necessities, no need to buy double of things, says @saraminda.

Walk or take transit - limiting your car usage will save you on gas money! says @helyn4.

What are the ways that YOU save money while at school? We really want to know!

How to Win:

  • Follow us on Twitter.
  • Submit your best tip(s) as a tweet to using the #EPTips hastag. No hashtag means no entry!

Official Rules:

  • Contest is not limited to students. Anyone can submit a tip.
  • Multiple submissions are allowed.
  • will choose the winner based on our own criteria.
  • All winners agree to supply a photo and have their name and photo used for promotional purposes.
  • Only people who follow us will be considered for the prizes.
  • Winners will be contacted via Twitter (you need to follow us so we can Direct Message you).
  • Winners need to respond within five days of being contacted or a new winner will be chosen.
  • The tips and exact text of all submissions can be published on with no additional compensation.
  • Winners must have a U.S. mailing address.
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