My monthly Netflix bill is $8.67. It’s not a lot, but it seemed like I could find a creative way to get around the expense. After doing a little bit of research, I figured out how to get Netflix for free.

My strategy depends on a credit card and checking account from Bank of America. Here’s how to use these two accounts strategically to get free Netflix.

Sign Up for the BankAmericard Better Balance Rewards Card: This credit card offers a $25 reward at the end of each quarter. Just remember to pay off your balance in full every month.

Here’s what my Netflix account costs me each quarter: $8.67 (monthly Netflix fee) x 3 (months in a quarter) = $26.01. That $25 reward comes pretty close to covering it. However, I would still be paying $1.01 every three months for my Netflix subscription.

So I dug a little deeper to see whether I could boost my rewards. Deep in the card’s Terms of Service, I found my opportunity by opening a Bank of America Core Checking Account. When I read the fine print, I learned I could get an additional $5 a quarter by automatically depositing my cash rewards into a Bank of America savings or checking account.

You can do the math: That’s $30 a quarter in rewards, which pays for three months of Netflix!

-Holly Malone, University of San Diego

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Cocaine is expensive. Meth makes your teeth gross. But you know you’re a champ, and a champ needs something to keep them awake and alert every day.
So you get coffee. It’s not enough though. Coffee is for normal people. You’re not normal. You’re juggling 5 classes, 5 extracurriculars, and 5 relationships. And you’re not a juggler.
There’s a way to make it all happen. Drink Death Wish Coffee. 200% stronger than regular coffee, you’ll never feel more alert and more ready to take on whatever your college campus throws at you.

-Lee, College cheat codes

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The first week of college is where the magic happens. During this time, 90% of the first years most likely only know one or two people. Use this week to make new friends and get involved on campus (join groups, sports team, house leagues, or even go for the greek life if that’s what you want to do). For those of you who feel anxiety, how do you think the other freshmans feel? I’ll give you a hint, they probably feel the same way you do.

-Jack Eglandorn, Uconn

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So I’m not super proud of this one… but colleges have gotten out of control with writing parking tickets. I got one for $100 and I go to a rural college. However, here is a way to get out of them:
If you receive a parking ticket and it has been less than an hour since it was administered, immediately call the number on the ticket to contest it. The call will go through a series of automated questions – you want to answer these questions based on the premise that your car had overheated, and that you only parked where you did out of necessity. Then go to either a convenience store of a gas station or an automotive shop of any kind (has to be one of these two) and by a bottle of water. When you submit your formal petition via mail, include the receipt for the water that you bought and explain that your car had overheated. The ticket will be waived. It has worked for me every time.

-Howie Ulton, North Dakota

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I was searching for a book to give to some friends that were caught in your standard adulthood rut. I was torn between getting the type of book that approached the subject with humor and recklessness or a book that explores topics like world impact and legacy. Then I found 101 Things to Do Before You Die
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This book is clearly on the whimsical side, but it approaches it with a serious plan to living a silly, crazy, and fantastic life. The bottom line is that you probably won’t look back and regret what you did, so why have anything on the list of things you didn’t do. I suggest it for everyone you know that won’t be scared off by sex and danger, which is a topic that comes up frequently (and hopefully will come up frequently in your life too). Simply put, read this book!

-James, Collegecheatcodes

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Try to use your non-dominant hand for more things, try to maintain an equal balance in your body. If you have paper and a writing utensil in front of you, try scribbling circles with your non-dominant hand. Stir things with it, open doors with it. Use your dominant hand for things that you’d usually use your non-dominant for.
Be conscious of how your body moves. Pick up your feet when you walk, pay attention to your posture, try not to lean to one side if you’re standing for a long period of time. Stretch. Stretching is important in maintaining strength, balance and coordination. Try doing routine things in different ways, it’ll help your body with the aging process and keep you in better shape.
If you want to develop certain traits as a person, live your life as if you’ve always been that way/had said traits. Eventually after a bit it will become so second nature that you won’t even have to think about it.
Don’t pretend to know something if you don’t. You look ignorant if you’re called out on it, and you force yourself to lose the opportunity to learn something new. If you’re mocked for not knowing something and needing to ask, you’re around the wrong people.
tl;dr Be conscious of how your body moves; try to stay balanced. Sometimes pretending to have certain traits will actually help you develop them. Be open to learning new things.

-Pat Coriando, Lincoln Tech

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Increase the chances of finding u’re intellectually pretentious counterpart, bye wearing this high brow grammer lover shirt. Its’s the perfect gift 4 the grammer nazi’s who become enraged at the site of impropar spelling, and grammetical errors.

Just kidding. Yet I can be pretty picky about this sort of thing, so it makes me feel good to show my support of speaking and writing properly. Even if it’s with a graphic t-shirt It’s a good conversation starter too, because apparently my hot barista is an English major.

-Jackie Pendler, Auburn College

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