How Students Can Save Money Using Twitter

Students live on a tight budget. Whether your parents give you a monthly stipend, you engage in work-study programs or you hold down a part-time job, you're likely always looking for ways to save your money. Fortunately for you, social media outlets like Twitter allow businesses to advertise discounts. Stretch your money further by following one (or many) of the coupon-giving, discount-finding Twitter accounts below.

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Coupons

  • @CouponTweet offers coupons from many different online stores. Through their tweets, they provide links to the stores' sites with the discounts in place.
  • More coupons and savings tips are provided by @FabulousSavings. Go to their website for even more coupons.
  • When you're going out to eat with friends, check out @CollegeDeals4U to see if your town has been listed with coupons.
  • Providing coupons for a large variety of stores is @RetailMeNot, which is based on the website with the same name.
  • Also based on the website of the same name, @CheapTweet provides links for coupons and deals available over the Internet and at brick-and-mortar stores.
  • Run by a mom looking to save money, @Hip2Save passes on links and coupons for all sorts of products!

Discounts

  • Are you a Mac addict? @applediscounts provides current information about discounts for Apple products and apps.
  • @Savings is a Twitter account based on the website savings.com. It provides information on discounts, deals and money-saving tips.
  • If you love shopping at Target, check out the daily updates through @TargetDailyDeal where a product is discounted every day.
  • Based on the website of the same name, @DealTaker provides links for incredible deals.
  • If you live in the Seattle area, @StudentRate_Seattle has links for college student discounts around town.
  • Love fashion and shopping? @StyleSteal provides Twitter-exclusive clothing deals.
  • If Kmart is your store of choice, check out @KmartDeals, which provides information on specials and discounts in stores and at Kmart.com.
  • @DealPulp provides links and information for Internet deals.
  • If you want to find things that are completely free, check out @fstimes, the twitter account of freestufftimes.com, which provides info on free samples!

Money-Saving Tips

  • @BeFrugal provides links for coupons, contests and money-saving articles.
  • Want tips for saving cash and a chance to pamper yourself? Check out @allyou, which provides pointers for using what you have, how to get freebies and discounts for shopping.
  • The @bargainist gives you links for great deals and ideas for doing things on a tight budget.

Cash Back

  • @Upromise provides an opportunity to earn cash back on everyday spending. You can use your money to pay off your loans, get checks or start a savings fund. Earn between 1%-25% cash back!
  • If you love to shop online, @Ebates gives you cash back for shopping at your favorite places. Sign up on their website for a bonus!

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