5 Best Missoula Freebies
If there is one thing I learned from my life as a college student, it’s how to sniff out a bargain. Luckily, a handful of Missoula establishments have taken good deals to the next level by offering goods and services at a 100-percent discount. Here is my list of the top five Missoula freebies.
It’s a bit of a drive to get there, but if you fly, they’ll buy. The friendly bartenders at Big Sky Brewery will pour you up to four free samples of hop-juice per visit. Just be sure to bring along a designated driver if you plan to go all-in.
Nothing brings back great childhood memories like a Saturday stroll through the hardware store with a nice, greasy bag of freshly-popped deliciousness in tow. It’s definitely enough to make me want to shop for garden hoses on a regular basis.
I used to live pretty close to the DQ on Higgins, and every so often I’d stop by to see if the dessert-makers had any screw-ups stockpiled in the freezer. They usually did — especially on warm, busy days — and would offer them up at no cost.
I’ve rewarded many a workout with a pit stop at my favorite bakery for a fresh slice of Cinnamon Swirl or Apple Crunch. More often than not, it tastes so good that I can’t leave without buying some for later. Now that’s what I call successful marketing!
This little patch of greenery, located on Fifth Street just west of the Adams Center, is the best kept parking secret on the entire UM campus. It’s a public park, so cars can park on the street in front of it free of charge. Not bad when on-campus parking is $1 per hour, or $185 per year.