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New Mexico college allows students to pay parking fines with jars of peanut butter

By Mason White 4:13 PM October 23, 2017
Peanut butter (illustration)
Peanut butter (illustration)
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(Scroll down for video) Students running low on cash will now be able to pay their parking fines with peanut butter, according to a notice posted by the New Mexico State University (NMSU).

The university said in a statement that if you have received a “No Current Permit” parking citation on the NMSU campus and have yet to pay it, NMSU Transportation and Parking Services has an offer that you can really sink your teeth into.

During Homecoming week, you will be able to bring at least 80 ounces of peanut butter to the Parking Dept., which is located at 1400 E. University Avenue, and it will be accepted as payment instead of cash.

Multiple jars of peanut butter will be accepted, but the total for payment must be at least 80 ounces, a spokesperson for the university said.

This offer is limited to the first 100 parking tickets paid with peanut butter, and only one citation per student.

The peanut butter must not have expired.

All other citations are subject to standard payment and policies.

Appealing the citation forfeits the right to pay with peanut butter.

All peanut butter donations will be sent directly to the Aggie Cupboard as part of the Eat for Pete campaign.

For those who would like to donate peanut butter without a citation, the Parking Dept. will accept all peanut butter donations on behalf of Aggie Cupboard.

80 ounces of peanut butter cost around $10 but the average parking ticket sets students back $35.