Students are known to party. You’re young and have the energy, so why not? It’s important to have fun and let loose every once in a while. But, the thing is, a night out on the town can end up costing you quite a bit of money and if you’re trying to save, that can be an issue. If you’re planning on spending the upcoming holiday looking at used cars in Gauteng to buy, you can’t afford to waste cash going to clubs and bars. You need to save every cent where you can. However, that doesn’t mean you have to stay in every night while your friends are celebrating the end of exams. There are ways to avoid spending too much money on a night out. Offer to be the sober driver It’s not the best job but someone has to do it. It’s cheaper than taking an Uber and your friends will love you for it. Plus, it will save you loads of cash. Most of the money you spend on a night out goes towards drinking. By being the sober driver, you can’t drink and therefore can save that cash. Ask your friends to contribute towards petrol and they can thank you for being the responsible one by paying for your entrance to the club. You can still have loads of fun dancing the night away and there’s the added bonus of still feeling fresh the next morning. Be conscious of where you go Hitting the hottest club or coolest bar may seem like a great idea, but it won’t be good for your wallet. Go somewhere without an entrance fee (or at least an affordable one) and look out for student specials. If you live in a student town, there are likely to be places to party where you don’t have to empty your bank account. It’s also a good idea to go somewhere close to your res or digs so you don’t end up spending too much money on transport. Keep an eye on your spending Do not buy rounds for the table and avoid getting shots. That’s how you end up waking up with no money. Draw a certain amount of cash and leave your bank card at home. When you start swiping, that’s when the problems start. It’s a lot easier to keep track of your spending when you’re actually handling the money. There are ways to party and save money at the same time. There’s no need to break the bank just to have a fun night out.    Image: Pexels

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