I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love saving money. I, like my dad, am one of those impulse consumers who just can’t pass up a sale or freebie. Fortunately for me (and you), DePaul is constantly offering tons of sales, discounts, giveaways, and free events.
Throughout my years at DePaul, I’ve come to the conclusion that either everyone else is very uninformed about these resources or that I may be slightly obsessive. Obviously the latter is totally not the case, so I’m here to inform you all about the deals and steals you are (most likely) missing out on.
You never know what you will find on here. Some days, there are pages and pages to look through. Other days (like as I’m writing this), there are only 12 items. Almost everything that DePaul has bought, no longer needs, and still functions is sold on here. I’ve seen chairs, cell phones, computers, framed pictures… Right now, they are selling a 17-inch MacBook Pro (Apple doesn’t even sell those anymore). I mean, really. Can someone please buy the 33 silk ties
and 50 rectangular dishes
Now this is the real discount area. DePaul has partnerships with a ton of local and national restaurants, shops, companies, etc. in order to provide students (and often alumni, faculty, and staff as well) with discounts. I will tell you right now that I’m getting 10% off of my AT&T bill
every month because of DePaul. Demon Discounts also has a big selection of local restaurants that I check every time that I’m trying to figure out where I want to go to dinner. Definitely check it out.
Of note: the Software for Personal Use
section is actually one of the most useful resources I’ve ever encountered while at DePaul. A few months ago, I had to buy a new laptop and I couldn’t find the disks with my license for Microsoft Office that I had bought years ago (as all of my elementary teachers wrote on my report cards, organization has never been my strong suit). Just as I was preparing to shell out over $100 for a new license, I found out that I could download Microsoft Office and use it for free with my DePaul login. I’ve never felt more proud of myself than I did in the moment that I put my credit card back in my wallet.
DAB is best known for organizing FEST, but in reality, they’re constantly hosting events and doing giveaways. This year, they began hosting DePaul After Dark, late night events with different games (including bingo, where the prize is Whole Foods gift cards). DAB holds a special place in my heart because not only did I get a free ticket for the premiere of Maleficent
a year and a half ago, I won two free tickets to The Book of Mormon
a couple months ago! Two weeks ago, they gave away tickets to the premiere of Pitch Perfect 2
. This is definitely a resource to keep up to date with.