10 tips for getting the most bang for your EagleBucks
via TumblrDon’t do your weekly grocery or supply shopping at Eagle’s Nest. Although it’s located in a really convenient location, you’ll be paying for the shorter walk with higher prices. Save Eagle’s Nest for late night or last minute purchases. On a regular basis, make the trek into Tenleytown or to Safeway - your EagleBucks will thank you. h3. Know what to buy (or not buy).
via bigbangmemes.comTry not to use your EagleBucks when you’re on campus - especially if you’re buying food. Every on-campus eatery should take Dining Dollars, and you can’t use those anywhere else, so why waste EagleBucks? h3. Know your laundry schedule.
via mrwgifs.comYou know that it will cost you $3.50 in EagleBucks to do one load of laundry, so plan ahead. How often do you do your laundry? How many loads do you do at a time? Calculate ahead of time how much money you’ll be spending on your laundry for the semester and subtract that from your account. This way, you can spend the rest of your EagleBucks without worrying if you’ll have clean clothes that week. h3. Make a budget.
via GiphyAU Housing & Dining has a list of on-campus and off-campus vendors that take both Eaglebucks and Dining Dollars. The more familiar you are with this list, the easier your spending will be. h3. Compare prices.
via WordpressKnowing where certain items are cheaper may take a little extra work and initiative, but it’ll pay off in the long run. Even saving 50 cents worth of EagleBucks here and there can add up. h3. Control yourself.
via Starcrush.comResist sudden urges to buy things. Maybe you’re walking by Robek’s and have a sudden craving for a smoothie, or you’re by Cava around lunchtime and don’t feel like making the trek back to campus. It will be hard, but impulse buys are almost never worth it - you’ll just end up feeling guilty later. h3. Beware of Whole Foods.
via TumblrSure, it’s a great store with high quality products - but the prices are higher too. If the organic label isn’t as important to you, consider making the slightly longer but cheaper trip to Safeway or any other nearby grocery store. h3. Whatever you do, don’t panic.
via ABCIf you do run out, you can always re-load EagleBucks onto your card. If your birthday or a holiday is coming up, let your parents, friends and family know (politely) that they can do it online. EagleBucks are one of the best gifts an AU student can receive. "email@example.com":mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org