3 Easy Ways to Score Free Drinks

Sometimes being a girl sucks. High heels hurt, cramps hurt, bikini waxes hurt (like a bitch), hell, even skinny jeans hurt. But all that is worth it for one simple reason: free drinks.

Yeah it’s not the fairest thing in the world and we really shouldn’t have to depend on guys for anything, let alone a vodka soda, but I like to think we deserve a free cocktail now and then for everything else we have to deal with. And if the guy is willing to buy it, who are we to say no?

Let’s be honest: we’re in a recession, college tuition is going up and we’ve gotta save all the money we can for when we’re jobless after graduation. We have to be wary of what we spend and creative in how we save. And, thanks to our XX chromosomes (and our boobs), there’s no easier way to save a few bucks than at the bar.

And here are three very easy and creative ways to do so.

Bachelorette Party
This one probably won’t work on a college campus where a) everyone knows who you are and b) most people aren’t getting hitched, but it’s the quickest way to free drinks if you head off campus for a night or hit the bars in your hometown. Pick a girl in your group to be the bachelorette and go all out. Get her the veil, the sash, the tank top with “Last Night of Freedom” printed across the front. Then hit the bar. Dudes love a challenge/hate impending nuptials  and will be begging to buy her (and her friends) drinks. And if they’re not beating down your door and throwing Jager shots your way, ask them. Pretend you have to do a scavenger hunt and one of the items on the list is getting a guy to buy you a beer (and then another is to get a Long Island, and a vodka tonic, and a Red Headed Slut shot….) They won’t be able to say no. Bonus: seeing as you’re so obviously in a relationship, none of them will expect anything in return!

21st Birthday
The big 2-1 is a sacred event and everyone, whether they know you or not, wants to make sure you have the best night of your life. Already 21? No one has to know that. Just put on that birthday crown, grab a group of friends and head out. Make sure everyone at the bar knows it’s your 21st and you’ll be elbow deep in shots and cocktails in no time.

Bad Break Up
You’re going to have to bust out some acting skills for this one, but it will all be worth it in a few hours when you’re chowing down on late night pizza and haven’t spent a dollar all night. Gather a group of a few friends and designate a dumpee. Stand next to the bar and start chatting it up with some guys. Once the conversation is flowing, make mention of the fact that you were just dumped. Via text. After a year long relationship. Pepper the convo with a few “I need to just not think about it for the night”s, and “I’m single and ready to mingle!”s and you’ll be sipping on something tasty (and free) soon enough.



  1. Tina says:

    … Wow.

  2. melissa says:

    lauren is one of my favorite CC bloggers, but this is just….


  3. Jess. says:

    @Tina: My thoughts exactly

  4. Pat says:

    Please tell me CollegeCandy does not condone this. This is just embarrassing and really humiliating to any woman with a single ounce of self-respect.

  5. RIKO says:

    …or you could just be confident, believe your gorgeous and believe me guys start crawling out of the woodwork to buy you drinks!

  6. Zoe says:

    Well I laughed… As a JOKE it's a funny article! Although I wouldn't say I'd be too impressed with girls REALLY going to those lengths to con men into buying them stuff.

  7. logic says:

    A girl has the right to try to get some dumb guy to buy her drinks, and the guy has the right to buy one (or more) for her or not. But then he might probably follow you around all night and tell his friends or others as a heads up, so be careful.

    Tip: Wear different stuff to different places so you are no easily identified if you are really desperate for free drinks

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  9. Prionogenic Man says:

    I hope this article is a joke, because if it is not, this type of behavior is really devious and deceptive. I know girls do not like it guys lie to them to get what they want from them…

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  11. logic says:

    but seriously, who is dumb enough to buy a total stranger a drink with some hope of getting sex?

    1. Common Sense says:

      Every guy in America.

  12. Trevor Wunn says:

    Not to keep dumping on this cause its actually kind of genius, but as a guy it makes me kind of think how often am i being taken advantage of?

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    What does your future hold?

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  18. tom says:

    it's don't work on me anymore, i got smart at women trying to get free drinks off me.

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