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$25 for a Ticket to Gator Stompin' on Thursday, May 2 (Up to $50 Value)
Entering its 31st year, the Gator Stompin' bar and restaurant crawl grants students and locals access to [more than 70 of Gainesville's most popular [bars, restaurants, and nightclubs](http://gr.pn/13Xiwet) for one rowdy night. On Thursday, May 2, Gator Stompin' attendees receive an official T-shirt, waived cover charges at more than 70 establishments, and 10 tokens for food, drinks, and raffles.
Though this merchant sometimes offers a discounted price online, this Groupon is still the best deal available.
Pledge 5 Foundation and Thrift 5
As a nonprofit organization, the Pledge 5 Foundation conducts food, clothing, and public-service pledge drives for its numerous charity partners. In conjunction with each of these charity drives, it hosts community-centered promotional events—pub crawls, pet adoptions, and tailgating parties—that aim to inspire people to give back to their community. Pledge 5's staff, interns, student association, and service chamber all work to create positive change throughout the Gainesville community by stimulating local commerce and planting popsicle gardens. Pledge 5 is dedicated to increasing the number of volunteers in the community and encouraging the community's public service participation.
The Pledge 5 Foundation, in addition to working with charitable partners to inspire others to give back to their communities, also hosts a bargain shop known as Thrift 5, providing gently used and brand new goods to the denizens of Gainesville. The store stocks everything from brand name clothing to home decor and many other products. Patrons may also make tax-deductible donations to the store and volunteer at the shop. Thrift 5 also features local artist showcases.