Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Keeping 'Money in the Bank'

Homecoming has always been a big deal. Between getting a group together, buying the tickets, and figuring out what to wear, it is not easy to keep things affordable. Yet there are ways to cut down on the costs of homecoming, so here are some helpful tips from the upperclassmen to help keep money in your wallet this homecoming season.

"Have dinner at a friend's house, it's cheaper." –Alex Guinney (senior)

" Go in a group! Get a friend and split the cost of couple's tickets instead of buying singles tickets. It's cheaper to buy couples tickets." –Alex Burckhard (senior)

"Trade dresses with a friend. Don't buy a new one for every dance." –Devon Schlotterbeck (senior)

"Don't go out and spend a lot of money on your hair and make-up. You'll end up pulling your hair up anyway!" –Liz Holloway (senior)

"Don't rent a limo, and don't get the most expensive cute shoes because you'll take them off and they could get ruined. That's what happened to me freshmen year." Dusti Eden-Overman (senior)

"[Carpool] Have some one with a big car drive." –Erik Yamashiro (senior)

"Go somewhere that's good [to eat], but inexpensive." –Jeremy Goldenberg (junior)

"[Guys] don't need to suit up!" –Peter Finch (junior)

Figuring out where to eat can be a pretty big hassle, especially if you don't know where to start looking. Here is a list of some of the places juniors and seniors went to eat last year (in case you needed an idea or two for dinner):

Crown Burger
Salt Lake City
377 E 200 S
(801) 532-1155

Sky Box
The Gateway Mall
4 S Rio Grande St.
(801) 456-1200

Salt Lake City
680 S 900 E
(801) 533-8746

Hard Rock Café
Salt Lake City
505 S 600 E
(801) 532-7625

Market Street Grill
Salt Lake City
48 W Market Street
(801) 322-4668

Rodizio Grill
Trolley Square
459 Trolley Sq
(801) 220-0500

-By Erika Minjarez

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