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Around Campus offers campus-specific coupons


By Emily Farra




When Kirkwood Avenue shopping sprees and dinners at Mother Bear’s Pizza leave students strapped for cash, Aroundcampus.com is ready to help.

Around Campus is an online coupon site for college students that developed as a result of the creators’ own financial struggles when they were in college. It is currently at more than 300 universities nationwide and features a wide range of offers.

Students can find discounts on haircuts, restaurants, self-storage, tanning, fitness centers, taxis and even used cars — all tailored to their specific university.

Sophomore Betsy Sommers said she thinks Around Campus would benefit countless students experiencing tight budgets during the academic year. 

“I personally know it’s hard to be frugal during the school year,” she said. “Having an easy-access list of deals I can use would definitely help me keep my spending to a minimum.”

Site Director Steve Balduino credits college students themselves as the company’s source for the deals they promote. 

“Students at each campus work with local businesses one-on-one to put together some of the best deals in town,” he said. “They look for what appeals to the campus community.”

Obtaining the coupons is also geared toward students and their busy schedules. Coupons can be printed, sent via e-mail, text-messaged to a cell phone or even posted to Facebook.

Coupons and discounts are frequently updated on the site to provide students with the most recent deals.

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