Using your Penn email to subscribe to websites such as UNiDAYS and Spotify can save you money on clothes from select stores and music subscriptions. You can also try Amazon Prime Student for free for six months. Consider also using your Penn ID the next time you go to the movie theater or a clothing store for a student discount.
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If you are a work-study student, you will most likely be eligible for food stamps. Follow this SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) guide to learn more.
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Key Facebook Groups to Join
Join Free Food at Penn, Textbook Exchange, For Free and For Sale.
Before you rush to buy your books from the bookstore, attend the first few lectures of the course to determine how essential the course's textbooks may be. Consider checking the GIC's textbook library, finding e-books or free PDF's, or buying from a peer. Also use SlugBooks to compare online prices for books that could be either rented or bought.
*Please also consider donating your textbooks to the GIC after each semester*
Don't forget that some of the extra-curriculars you join may offer dinner options like pizza during GBMs. Also, Cultural Resource Centers like the Greenfield Intercultural Center have dinner catered or have food for students to take freely. Another note about the GIC: it has a kitchen and pantry anyone can use and it hosts talks with dinner often included. La Casa, Makuu, and PAACH also get stuff in for lunch sometimes. Kelly Writers House also holds free food events most days out of the week.
T-Mobile Users can also use the T-Mobile Tuesday app to score free pizzas every now and then!
Free Philly Events
Looking to do things with your friends without breaking the bank? There are always Facebook events advertising free activities to do or free places to visit. Some free events can include free performances at the Kimmel Center on a designated day in September and free Friday movie screenings in Clark Park. The most important thing to remember is to check the schedules of the organization or place behind the event!