The signs are everywhere. Decorations are popping up all over campus, television channels are airing reruns of your all-time favorite horror movies, big-name retailers are putting out everything from animated witches to Venetian masks. It can only mean one thing; Halloween is upon us.
For some, October 31st is the one day on the Gregorian calendar where you can play devilish tricks on your friends and enjoy as many sugary treats as you please. If you're a college student, it's the one night you can party like there's no tomorrow – until tomorrow comes with a wicked hangover and a nine-page paper that still needs revising.
The one problem with Halloween is that celebrating it can be pricey. All the money you spend on costumes and decorations and drinks at the local college town bar can add up when you're not looking.
Before you know it, your bank account is empty, and you realize your life is a B-list horror movie directed by the guy who made Freddy vs. Jason.
Do you want to have a spooktacular experience that doesn't involve putting the strain on your wallet? Here are some simple ways to make the most of All Hallows' Eve.
DON'T BE THE ONLY ONE WITH FOMO THIS YEAR
It happens every Halloweekend. Students flock to their favorite campus bars, gorge themselves on the finest food and alcohol money can buy… and wake up on Sunday morning to find they not only ate like zombies but drained their wallets until there was nothing left.
Don't let the prospect of spending too much money scare you. Our new product, borocash, allows you to enjoy a night of thrills and chills without any worries. Still looking to save? Organize an event at your dorm or campus home and invite the whole campus over.
BE CREATIVE WHEN IT COMES TO YOUR COSTUME
Beware of big-brand stores like Party City and Target. They can drain your bank account faster than Dracula on a Mischief Night bender. To avoid this gruesome fate, consider making a costume out of your own clothes. All you need to become the Man of Steel is a t-shirt with the iconic symbol emblazoned across the front, some business attire, and a pair of old eyeglasses.
If you're not crafty and plan on waiting until the last minute, there's no need to get spooked. Money from borocash will help cover any expedited shipping costs.
MAZES & PUMPKIN PATCHES & HAUNTED HOUSES, OH MY
Activities such as these can be frightfully fun and eerily expensive. Why blow your hard-earned money on one month of the year when you can pay off your fall activities into the winter? Pick all the pumpkins you can carry with $400 of borocash.
Looking to design your own chilling experience? All it takes is a few decorations, some scary music, an animated monster or two, and you got yourself a haunted house that's bound to be the one place everyone on campus will be dying to go to. With borocash, you can splurge on a fog machine to further transform the space.
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