This is the page for advice for living in Denton on the cheap.
There are various other happy hour food specials.
Jimmy John's: 50¢ Day old bread. Don't let the name fool you; it's delicious. You can snag some very easily between classes and munch on a large loaf of bread for your whole school day.
Free lunch church block
You can get a "free lunch" with several Church-related groups. You don't have to be a Christian to go, but you do need to stick around to eat. Fortunately, the other people eating are usually pretty nice. Vegetarian options are spotty to non-existent.
Tuesday Christian Campus Center (CCC) (has the best food) 11:30a.m.-2:00p.m.
Wednesday UNT Baptist Student Ministry (great!) 11:30a.m.-2:00p.m.
Thursday United Methodist Campus Ministry at UNT (different meal every week) 11:30a.m.-2:00p.m
For the truly efficient, buy groceries and learn how to cook! For a basic "how to" guide on buying groceries and planning meals, see: The College Guide to Eating Like a King.
Consider making delicious high quality food in bulk and freezing it until you are ready to eat it. For an example, see Bulk Burritos
Art Show Snacks
Also see Bar Specials
Go to art show openings for free glasses of wine. Not at UNT though, they can't usually have alcohol. Think Oxide Gallery.
Also, check out the weekly drink specials, if you've got some change.
Living in dorms is not so clever if you need to save money and can help it. Getting a similar living arrangement in an apartment/house can be much cheaper (if your roommate doesn't crap out on you).
Buzz Custom Fence is a local fence dealer serving all of Denton County.
Drink and Think
Drink and Think is a regular free event where people drink and think. There's always wine and snacks.
LIVE MUSIC every weekend, Ron & The Finkelsteiner's, Texas Sky Band, A Taste Of Herb at Gerhard's German Restaurant & Bar
The Cinemark (2825 Wind River Lane) has College Night all day long Thursday. $3.50 gets you into any movie, any time with a Student ID. I won't even say valid, as they never do more than take a passing glance at it before giving you the lower rate.
The Carmike Theatres has the "Stimulus Tuesdays" deals. The popcorn and drinks are $2 for small, and some combos are $5 off. Also their tickets are usually about $6 for students, or $5 for everyone on Tuesdays.
The best bang for your buck, though, is found at the Movie Tavern on University Drive as they offer college nights for only $3.00 every Monday AND Thursday. It's also generally pretty cheap, 'cause they want you to spend the rest of your money on booze and food.
The hands-down best bargain is the Silver Cinema second-run cinema in the Golden Triangle Mall. All shows are only $2, if you waited too long to catch that blockbuster. The downside is they play a lot of kids' movies, and sometimes you have to put up with snarky, loud mallrats or make-out sessions in the back row.
Internet & Computers
- free wi-fi
- Local Data Recovery Company, 24 Hour Data, offers fast and free quotes on lost data from hard drives, servers, flash drives, and more.
Books, DVDs, CDs, Audiobooks
There are three non-college libraries in Denton. They're pretty not-bad. Obviously, they have a ton of books, but they also have a ton of music CDs, DVDs, and books on CD. The DVDs can be checked out, like, 7 at a time or something, for, like, 2 weeks or something. The audiobooks can even be rented online, and downloaded straight to your computer. FTW!
They also have audiobooks on mp3 players, available to rent. Like, you rent the player. Isn't that crazy? O, brave new world, that has such people in it!
Thrift stores are probably your best bet if you're ghetto about clothing, like us.
- Baby Britches - sells baby clothing
- Denton Thrift
- Family Resale
- Holy Family
- Plato's Closet
- Ruth's Room - thrift store, non-profit
- Friends of the Family - on a side note, Saturdays at 10am, Panera Bread donates their leftover breads which can be picked up for free (donations are encouraged).