Rory J. Koopmans, B. Admin.
#203, 8912-156 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5R 5Z2
March XIXth, MMXI
Hon. David G. Hancock, QC, MLA
Minister of Education,
Progressive Conservative, Edmonton-Whitemud
In these hard economic times, students must be budget concious. Here are some helpful tips:
I. Always make a list of what you need beIV you shop.
II. Walk & bike to & from school & carpool whenever ou can. This will save on gasoline costs. Further II this, always look around IV the best price on gasoline. Ie: How much off per litre, gift card/gift certificate savings.
III. Carry a water bottle of metallic nature with you so you never have to pay IV refills. Plus you can put other beverage types in it IV taste variety & the sealed metal container will keep that beverage fresh no matter what it is.
IV. Use coupons & student discounts when & wherever possible? Ie.: Some movie theatres have student pricing.
V. Look out IV free promotions. Ie.: Tim Horton's gives away free breakfast meals with high protein eggs every VI months.
VI. Cook your own meals, save the leftovers & bring a bag or box lunch II school. Always carry around healthy snacks as well like protein bars.
VII. Make your own coffee & carry it in a thermos/travel mug. World spot market coffee bean prices are rising fast & restaurant served coffee is getting terribly expensive.
Source: The Edmonton Journal, "the edge" Educational Supplement.