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$5 within 5 miles

Photo by Katie Viesselman

By Taylor Fondie

College students are often running tight on money and time, but that doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy ourselves on a budget. Here is a list of ways to get the best bang for your buck! All these locations are within 5 miles of campus and offer a way to spend $5 or less.

AMC Rosedale 14

1595 Highway 36 W, #1000, Roseville, MN 55113

Going to a movie at AMC can get expensive, however,  if you go on Tuesdays AMC offers five dollar movie nights. Bring a friend and take a break from studying to watch your favorite new movie.


1313 W, County Rd E, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Get a cheap McFlurry, McDouble & small fry from McDonald’s and enjoy a walk around the trails of Lake Johanna. Be sure to go in and order your food to get an additional Bethel student discount for 25% off your order.

Revolution Hall at Rosedale Mall

1595 Highway 36 West, Suite 1030, Roseville, MN 55113

Recently added to Rosedale Mall is Revolution Hall a multifaceted culinary marketplace featuring a variety of restaurants from fine-casual to modern dining. Stop to get a confetti cake slice in the PieCaken Shop and take some artsy Instagram pics with their artisan lounge areas.


1103 County Rd E, Arden Hills, MN 55112

Don’t forget about thrift shopping…Goodwill offers a range of pre-owned clothing, furniture, housewares & more. Needing a new suit? Golf clubs? Coffee mug? Mom jeans? Go for a Goodwill hunt!

Dairy Queen

4615 Hodgson Rd, Shoreview, MN 55126

Dairy Queen offers a “$5 Buck Lunch” and is available from 11am to 4pm offering your choice of a 1/4 lb. GrillBurger with cheese, 3-piece Chicken Strip Lunch or a Chili Cheese Dog, plus fries, a drink, and choice of a small sundae. For a $1 upcharge, you can upgrade you sundae to a small Blizzard.

Half Priced Books

2481 Fairview Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

Need some time to unload from a long week? Check out Half Priced Books a family-owned chain that buys & sells secondhand books as well as movies & music in various formats.

Burger King

2080 County Rd C West, Roseville, MN 55113

You can get 50 chicken nuggets from Burger King for five dollars. Yes, they’re chicken nuggets from Burger King. But it’s 50 chicken nuggets! That’s 2,350 calories of chicken nuggets for five dollars.

Dollar Tree

2401 Fairview Ave N, Roseville, MN 55113

The Dollar Tree can maximize your spending. Offering an eclectic mix of household items, beauty products, food & more at discount prices. Setting up an end of the year party? Take a look at the Dollar Tree’s wide variety of party decor.


1893 W, MN-36, Roseville, MN 55113

Enjoy half priced apps after 9 p.m. at Applebees – anything from their amazing chicken quesadillas to their grilled chicken wonton tacos or if your feeling sweet try their OREO shake with extra whip cream.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory

1225 Estabrook Dr, St Paul, MN 55103

Como Zoo is open from 10 a.m.- 6 p.m. Free admission features indoor and outdoor exhibits, including large cats, primates, polar bears & aquatic animals. The Marjorie McNeely Conservatory has permanent tropical and changing seasonal plants and flowers. Como Town Amusement park features kiddy rides and concessions.

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