When I was abroad, I was bombarded by student specials. At my favorite café I could get a massive chai latte, a sandwich, and chips for €3.75. Bus tickets were cheaper; I even got at 20% discount at the sports apparel store (my Under Armor collection has never been better). Being a student helped me save so much money.
So when I came back home, I started looking around for similar deals. Turns out, Waterville isn’t too crazy about helping us save money. But there are a few deals around town that I thought people might like to know about.
Railroad Square Cinema hosts a Colby night at the movies once a month. Show your ID and it only costs $1 to see the film. This month they are showing Ocar-winning The King’s Speech at 7:15 pm. on Wednesday March 9.
Also, on Monday evenings, tickets at Railroad are only $5.50 (compared to the usual student price of $6.50).
DK Nails (located on Main Street across from Mainleys) offers Colby student specials on Thursdays. But you have to make sure to state that you are a student; they will not just assumingly give you the discount. Learned that one the hard way. Manicures are $8 and a mani/ pedi combination is $30.
Applebees has just started a new student special on Tuesdays. Show your school ID to get15% off an entrée. (You can’t combine that with the 2 for $20 deal… how unfortunate…)
And here’s one that I wish I discovered ages ago: COLBY SIZED at Pad Thai Too. If you order “Colby Sized” you get an extra portion of noodles for only $2 extra. People claim that they literally double the serving of Pad Thai. Delish. Oh, and a word of warning: you have to order at least $15 worth of food before they will deliver, so that extra two bucks might save you a car ride some blustery night.
At Colby’s favorite coffee shop, Jorgensen’s, buy 6 cups coffee and get one free.
Mainleys has a whole slew of specials:
Mon- Buy 1 appetizer, get another half off.
Tues - $6 burgers (beef or veggie)
Wed- 2 pizzas for the price of 1 (their BBQ chicken pizza is to die for)
And from 4-6 everyday -- House Brews are at a reduced price.
The Super China Buffet offers a lunch special for $4.99 on Monday and Thursday. And they also have a student discount of $2 off. (Although I doubt this applies to the lunch special.)
When I called the guy at Cancun, he kept repeating “Everything is special.” Seriously. He said it at least five times.