As a college student, I remember having a limited budget. I was working at the time, but it was to pay my bills and help with my education. Whatever leftover money I had, I used with my friends to have a good time and relax. If there was a deal at a restaurant or if  any of us had a coupon, we were there. With a little creativity, eating and shopping were fun and affordable.

If you’re looking a limited budget or you want to reign in some of your spending expenses, I’ve gathered a small list of discount sites.  Using these can help you save some money while you shop for thing you love and enjoy.

Travel Sites

  • Bing Travel: If you’re not sure if you should buy your plane tickets now or wait for a better deal, Bing can alert daily with prices and a forecast on price trends.
  • Priceline: I use their Name Your Own Price option often with our trips and have saved an average of 50% on our hotel stays.

Food/Dining

  • Restaurant: We’ve used this with a group recently and was able to a complete dinner for $13/person, including tax. Pay attention to any restrictions and you’ll be saving a bundle.
  • Groupon: Deals of the day can be found on the site.

Clothes/Shopping

  • Gilt: For those with expensive taste, but are looking for a deal, Gilt has some big discounts on apparel.
  • Froogle: Pretty much use this  tool to see where the best prices are for items.
  • RetailMeNot: This is one of my favorite sites to find a last minute discount for online shopping.
  • FatWallet: Wonderful community that highlights deals around the web.

Thoughts on Discount Sites

I’d love to hear your best discount stories. I know everyone has their favorite deals and I probably didn’t include a few of them on my list. What discount sites do you use when you start shopping?How often do you use them?  How much do you save on average?