Fox 13 ranked Ogden number two on their ‘Best City for Cheapskates’ list. “The list was compiled based on the abundance of low-cost activities, such as public libraries and museums, the amount of free things to do, including concerts and lectures, and the amount [of] thrifty shopping options within the city,” McKoye Mecham, Fox 13 reporter, said.
The savings are even greater for Weber State University students, who are eligible for discounts on college-life staple ingredients, food and fun.
Within walking distance from campus, there are several eateries that keep students in mind. Frozen yogurt treats can be enjoyed at Cherry Berry, located a block south from the main campus. On Wildcat Wednesdays, students receive 20 percent off.
“I love Cherry Berry. It’s perfect for anyone looking for a sweet treat, without making you feel like you just went up three pant sizes. The flavors are always diverse, and the price isn’t terrible either. It’s my go-to dessert place year round,” Hallie Van Patten, WSU communication major, said.
Jake’s Over the Top, just across the street on 42nd, gives students 10 percent off all the time on delicious burgers, fries and ice cream. All you have to do is show them your Wildcat card.
Also, only a few blocks south from the main campus is a well-known pizza place. The Pie Pizzeria serves students pizzas, pastas and salads all at 10 percent off regular price.
Farther out in the community, Kaffe Mercantile has two locations, one in South Ogden and one close to downtown. Students can get 15 percent off their coffee and everything else offered at either location.
Recreation plays a big role in the Ogden community and keeps students busy. Here are a few fun places students can go without breaking the bank.
FlowRider, an indoor surfing venue located in historic downtown, offers buy-one-get-one free admission on Wednesdays to students. iFLY also offers buy-one-get-one free tickets on Wednesdays to WSU students for indoor skydiving.
Higher Ground Hot Yoga, located downtown above Grounds for Coffee, joined the student discount program in February 2014, announcing the benefits of sweating in regards to your studies. Grounds for Coffee provides discounts to students as well.
After yoga and coffee, students can head over to Color Me Mine for some relaxing art. Color Me Mine, a pottery and paint studio, will let students select, paint and keep a variety of pottery for 10 percent off.
Ben Lomond Historical Suites is a historical hotel built in 1927. The hotel has two restaurants, 11 floors and various suites. The hotel also serves as a wedding venue. Students are eligible for a $79 suite special.
The dollar theater in Ogden on 12th street, Cinepointe 6, offers students half off their regular $3 admission for shows after 9 p.m. with Wildcat card.
“I love the dollar theater! You can see the latest movies for a great price. The theater employees are very professional and polite. If you want a great, affordable movie theater, this is it,” Amanda Rogers, returning WSU student, said. They also have a two-for-one Tuesday discount where couples and/or friends can see a movie for $1.50 each.
With all of the local savings opportunities, students are sure to have a tasty and fun-filled semester.