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Cut outthose coupons, savo somo monoy around town
BY BRITTANY MURDOCK
Is eating at the school's caf or picking out lunch
from the same menu at the Grill or Quakeria just not
cutting it for you? Have you found yourself wanting
to purchase an item from your favorite store but not a
single dollar is to be found in your wallet?
It's especially important to save money as a college
student, and couponing is a fantastic way to start.
Now, I'm not saying that you have to get up every
Sunday morning and look through the dumpsters
to gather as many coupons as you can like in TLC's
"Extreme Couponing" show.
With classes to study for, practices to attend and
football night games in action, we just can't find the
time to fit hours of couponing into our schedule like
the people on TV.
"I don't blame (extreme couponers) for what they
do," said sophomore Brittany Drew. "If I had time to
do it, I would. In this economy, it's always good to
The first logical place to look for coupons is in the
Sunday paper, where you will find them in the slick
inserts folded into the middle of the paper. Coupons
include items for groceries, store coupons, household
cleaning products, hygiene items, and coupons for
health and beauty. You'll also find great deals on
restaurants and travel.
If you don't have time to get the newspaper, try
browsing the Web for some great deals. Make sure to
visit Coupons.com, RedPlum.com, SmartSource.com,
Groupon.com, DealCatcher.com and DealTaker.com
HOW TO GET STARTED:
1. Look through the Sunday paper or browse online
for coupons that interest you
2. Cut them out and place them together in a coupon
book, separating them by category or store
3. For each coupon, make sure you are aware of the
4. When going to the store with your coupons, double
check to make sure that you use all applicable
coupons when checking out
Enjoy your savings!
through and the cashier will hand it back."
Are you finding yourself struggling to afford those
late-night diner runs or even those 1 a.m. Jimmy John's
deliveries? Many restaurants in Quaker Village offer
great deals that are wallet-friendly for students.
Carolina's Diner offers 10 percent off your meal
when you present your Quaker Card ID, along with
a Frequent Diner program that is free to sign up and
allows you to win points toward a free meal.
Elizabeth's Pizza not only buys produce from the
Guilford Farm but is another restaurant that offers 10
percent off your meal with a valid Quaker Card ID.
You can enjoy some frozen yogurt and visit our
very own Zachary Kronisch, junior and president of
the rugby club, at Menchie's. They offer a customer
rewards card known as the "Smileage card."
With each purchase, you earn points that will
eventually earn you free money towards the store. And
yes, I said free!
Now, it would be a shame not to take advantage of
all these great deals. Couponing is an easy and fast
way to save, and who doesn't love saving money?
for coupons that cover a wide variety of items.
Janet Wright, faculty secretary and ombudsperson,
has firsthand experience with outdated coupons.
"I do try to rid my coupon wallet of outdated
coupons," said Wright. "Occasionally one will slip
New disc golf course is a fun new hole-in-one
BY AUDREY ROTH
As you begin a normal afternoon
meandering through the meadows — the
sun shining, the breeze calm — you may
now stumble upon a group of your friends
having the time of their lives
This is courtesy of
the newly formed
Disc Golf Club,
course in the Meadows.
The course itself is spaciously spread
throughout the Meadows, weaving
through the wooded and grassy areas,
with each hole presenting a new challenge.
The course is a gratifying way to spend a
I hope (the new course)
gets people out there
in nature," said
Disc Golf Club
Secrest has taken on the project of
building a disc golf course before. His high
school senior project was coordinating
and constructing a disc golf course at
his high school. His experience has been
crucial in the construction process and
will help keep Guilford's course up to par.
The club is new to campus, and due
to hard work and dedication, the current
course has nine holes with proper disc
golf baskets. There are nine more baskets
on the way to make it a complete 18-hole
course. Students will be able to rent out
discs from Founders Hall's Information
Desk at their convenience.
The club hopes to install tees and signs
so players know where to begin each hole,
what direction the basket is in and what
type of terrain they are dealing with.
"I haven't really played disc golf before,
but it was fun to get out there and try
something new," said senior Taylor Shaw
after playing the Meadows' course for the
"(Disc golf is) an innovative and
inexpensive twist on the game of golf,
which costs way too much in memberships
and equipment to play regularly," said
Aaron Hale, former Guilford student and
local disc golf extraordinaire.
Disc golf has become a widespread
sensation since the Disc Golf Association
was founded in 1975. Now websites share
statistics and reviews of disc golf courses
across the nation. Currently, there is only
one course listed in Greensboro, which has
been rated at 2.46 out of 5. The Meadows'
course has the opportunity to be a local
disc golf hot spot.
"If (the new course) gets really popular
— which I think it might considering how
low the ratings are in Greensboro and how
much interest I've heard from students
alone — I think that it could probably
be the best course in Greensboro or the
Greensboro area, if the work gets put into
it," said Secrest. "It has potential to be
Once the course is completed, there is
talk of a grand opening event and possible
tournaments. Secrest also mentioned the
possibility of having a few workshops on
weekends to teach people about disc golf,
the course and the sport in general.
"The challenge of playing disc golf is
that it is nothing like throwing a normal
Frisbee," said Gabe Fraboni, local disc
golf enthusiast. "You have to completely
relearn the process of properly throwing a
disc. The challenge it presents is a fun one
to take on with friends."
Once the course is completed, it will
be a fixture in the meadows for years to
guilford.edu for more
information on how to get
Come rent out discs at the
Information Desk to play the
Guilford College meadows