College Connection: Apps that save college students money

Posted at 10:17 PM, Jun 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-29 22:17:00-04

One of the most pocket-draining times of the year for a college student is summer. There’s more free time to fill, more hang-outs to plan and more parties to attend than any other time of the year, and don’t forget that awesome Summer wardrobe you need to stock up on.

Do you want to score free food and the best deals? Well, there’s an app for that. We are in a great time of modern technology where all your needs can be taken care of through an app downloaded to your smart phone. There are a million apps available, but I have found four that work the absolute best for me and always save me dollars.

Chick-fil-A App

For the entire month of June, all you need to get a delicious chicken sandwich from one of the most popular fast food chains, is download the app. You will get your choice of an original chicken sandwich, a spicy chicken sandwich or a grilled chicken sandwich completely for free (fries and drinks not included). After you finish eating your free food, don’t get rid of the app! There’s a rewards program that offers more free treats the more you order from Chick-Fil-A. You could score a free Icedream treat, free fries or a medium fruit cup, and the treats continue the more you shop and scan. The app also helps you to skip the line, order in advance, save your common orders and find the nearest Chick-Fil-A location to you. This makes it much easier to ‘eat more chicken.’

T-Mobile Tuesdays App

Unfortunately (or fortunately depending on your service provider) this deal is only available to T-Mobile customers. As a thanks for sticking with the cellular company, T-mobile offers users free goodies every Tuesday with the app. On T-mobile Tuesday, customers can get 1 free medium 2-topping pizza from Dominos, 1 small frosty, 1 free movie rental from Vudu and another miscellaneous deal. You can also enter to win grand prizes once a week, so there’s a possibility you could win even bigger. You must redeem your deals by the end of the day, but if you miss it don’t worry because it’s coming back next week.

McDonalds App

If you’re just looking for free fast food, downloading the McDonalds App will make your search much easier. The app will notify you of weekly deals on free food like Free Fries Fridays where you can get free medium sized fries with any purchase, BOGO sandwiches and free coffee. Every week there will also be a surprise deal that you can only access if you have the app. More perks include games, online pay and nutrition information. 

Groupon App

Groupon is a great way to get free meals. There are always deep discounts at different restaurants or sometimes you can get buy one get one free meals. This app is great for going out to brunch, lunch or dinner with friends. Share this great app with friends because referring a friend will give you a credit for even more free food. The friends that save together stay together. 

What’s the best way to have the greatest summer ever and save money? ABC2 News intern Aliah Williamson has the College Connection for all those wondering.