Never Buy Toothpaste Again (and Other Freebies)

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As costs rise for tuition, books and dorm-living, you'd think students would want to spend less on everything else. Think again. According to a 2010 report, the nearly 16 million college students who fill campuses this academic year will each drop about $361 more than last year in discretionary spending, including $22 to $25 a month on personal care products.

But cash-strapped students who learn to use mega-rebates at chain drugstores can stretch their dollars by scoring plenty of freebies. So they can order that extra pizza with friends, guilt-free--and without skimping on hygiene.