Class ended early. You have two hours until your next educational extravaganza. And lucky for you, your car is in the shop. Pay day is still a week away. But fret not, you found a crisp$5 bill in your back pocket. What could you possibly do in La Verne with no car and a tight budget?
K for ‘K’onvenience
One of the most obvious places to turn to is the friendly Circle K, nestled on the corner of D Street and Third Street.
There, you will find a smorgasbord of tasty treats.
• Thirst Buster: More like bladder busters, these 64 oz. 99 cent drinks will keep your whistle wet with change left over.
• Chocolate Bars: Indulge yourself with a variety of chocolates, including Kit-Kat- Bars, Hershey’s and Crunch bars, 99 cents for two.
• Hot Dogs: Hungry for something more filling? Walk on over and get a hot dog for only 99 cents.
With your goodies in tow, buy yourself a copy of the Los Angeles Times or any other local newspaper for 50 cents.
Your version of ‘Cheers’
Still hungry after all of the snacks? Cross the street and head over to Nick’s Place and get yourself the hamburger or cheeseburger special. Along with the side of fries, the special will only take away $4.28 from your wallet. And if you get bored during the wait, play some pool for free or try out some of the arcade games for a mere 50 cents.
Fudge ‘n’ flowers
• Fudge: Craving some chocolate? You probably thought that La Verne Florists only sold flowers right? Well you’re wrong. Besides getting your loved ones a dozen of roses, you can get your taste buds a little gift as well. Get a piece of chocolate fudge for less than $5, depending on how much you buy.
So the next time you’re hungry or looking for something to do, but you don’t have a car and you only have $5, don’t make excuses. Take a walk on D Street and indulge in the joys of being thrifty.