It is the end of the year, and if you were one of the lucky individuals who did not get stuck with the meal point plan, chances are you probably have a lot of Bonus Bucks left.Â I mean A LOT of Bonus Bucks left. Here are some fun ways to use up the rest of them before you head back home after finals:
1) Buy Ben & Jerryâ€™s Ice Cream from the P.O.D.
These bad boys are $8 a pop so they can add up really fast – which is a good thing for you. Also it is the perfect way to cool down and ice cream has been scientifically proven to help you study for finals â€” or that is at least what I frequently tell myself during my binge periods.
2) Be That Guy/Gal
You know that person everyone calls up towards the end of the year to mooch off of? Well hey, that can be you! Be the most popular person on campus right now and treat your broke or underclassmen friends to free meals. It is like Maya Angelou said: â€œPeople will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.â€Â So be that person that everybody associates with full bellies.
3) Stock up
Watch three hours of â€œExtreme Couponingâ€ and become influenced by the craziesâ€™ stockpiles.Â Hey, it is 2012 and if the Mayans are right (even though it has been scientifically proven they arenâ€™t) you should have enough Skittles to sustain yourself if you make it through the Apocalypse. Taste the rainbow indeed.
4) Make your move, chump
Everyone has that special person they have been eying all semester. It could be some random kid in your class, teacher or hall mate. Well, anyways, here is your chance â€” carpe diem! Find out what their favorite food is and spend the rest of your hundreds of Bonus Bucks to buy it for them. Nothing says â€œI want all of you, forever, you and me, everydayâ€ like 15 boxes of Bagel Bites or a garbage bag of Twix.
My editor, Brian, wanted me to mention they now sell condoms in the P.O.D. So yes, I guess that is one way to relieve finals stress and spend your Bonus Bucks. You can even implement tip No. 3 and create a condom stockpile. Just a caveat, I would not show that to any future prospects, unless you are in to that sort of thing.