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Best Discounts for College Students


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College students rarely possess loads of money. Most students take advantage of any financial help they can get, including various discounts that student ID can award them. School supplies, books, groceries, and clothing are necessities and it feels good when you can get them without paying full price.

Student loans, housing payments or a full time job, besides studies, can add some serious stress, so it’s very important to use every opportunity to save. While many retailers and merchants vie for student business with various discounts, not all of them are worthy of you time. Let’s take a look at 50 that can really make a difference:

Food discounts

Food Discount

Everybody needs to eat, especially young and time-deprived students. These national restaurants and grocers are here to help:

  • Sam’s Club – Collegiate Membership costs just $45 per year and includes $25 eGift Card for joining.
  • Pizza Hut – 10-20% off student orders (offers vary by location).
  • McDonald’s – free cheeseburger or McFlurry with value meal.
  • Burger King – 10% off.
  • Waffle House – 10% off any time of the day.
  • Chick-fil-A – free small drink with order.

Promotion Offers

Clothing discounts

Whether you are attending classes, going to interviews, want to look sharp or prefer relaxed style, you will need to get dressed, so take a look where to take your money and get the best deals:

  • Banana Republic – 15% off.

Banana Republic Student Discounts

  • Forever 21 – 10% off.
  • Levi’s – sign up with your .edu email and get free shipping, 20% discount for the first order and 15% for all others.
  • Dockers – 20% off and free shipping with email sign up. All later orders also receive 20% off.
  • J. Crew – students get 15% off in-store.
  • Boohoo – 10% off everything.
  • Club Monaco – 15% off all in-store and online orders.
  • H&M – 15% off at this popular retailer.
  • Kate Spade – 15% off from the designer.

Kate Spade – 15% off for Students

  • Madewell – 15% off in-store for students and teachers.

Travel discounts

Travel is often unavoidable for students, and not just to commute to and from school, but to visit family. These companies can take you there, but you might have to buy a $20 Student Advantage Card for some of them:

  • Coach USA – free VIP Student Travel Club with discounts and winning prizes.
  • Greyhound – 10% off with Student Advantage Card.
  • STA Travel – this award-winning company specializes in finding the best travel discounts for students under 26 years of age.
  • Zipcar - $15 student membership and $25 driving credit.
  • Lyft – 10% off for New York students.
  • Choice Hotels International – 15% off hotels with Student Advantage Card.
  • Genius Pack – 10% off for travel accessories.
  • Expedia – up to 40% off with Student Advantage Card.
  • Honk Roadside Services – 15% off with Student Advantage Card.

Technology discounts

Technology discounts for Students

Students need hardware and software on the daily basis and should never buy computers or tablets without using their student ID:

  • Apple – all college students and their parents can take advantage of Apple education pricing on computers and tablets.
  • Best Buy – sign up for Student Deals Program and get in-store and online coupon codes for specific items.
  • Microsoft – 10% off various software products.
  • Lenovo – 25% off student computers with Student Advantage Card.
  • Adobe – up to 60% off Adobe Creative Cloud apps.
  • Squarespace – 50% off first year subscription for building websites.
  • T-Mobile – call to get up to $60 off smartphones and tablets.
  • Dell – 30-day price match for best deals on Dell PCs.
  • Panasonic – 10% off online order.

Arts and entertainment discounts

Students need a chance to relax, listen to music, watch a movie or visit a museum once in a while. Here are some great discounts for that:

  • Apple music – first 3 months are free when you join the student music membership.
  • The Washington Post - $1 for the first month and $5 per month after that.
  • Spotify - $4.99 per month for Spotify and Hulu membership together.
  • Barron’s – join the newspaper online and enjoy Barron’s issues for just $1 per week.
  • AMC Theaters – 40% off prepaid student tickets with Student Advantage Card.
  • People Magazine – 30% off subscription with Student Advantage Card.
  • MLB.TV – 35% off premium subscription.
  • The Wall Street Journal – get your news for $15 for 15 weeks or $49 per year.

Various goods and services discounts

Take a look at some services that did not fit in any other categories:

  • Turbo Tax – working students can get Turbo Tax for $39.99 ($59.99 regular price).
  • State Farm – Students with good GPA get 25% off insurance policy.
  • Amazon Prime – 50% off for subscription.
  • PBteen – 15% off dorm furniture and supplies.
  • Overstock – free Club O Classroom Membership offers students and teachers free shipping and 5% off rewards money.
  • FedEx – 30% off document shipping and 20% off packages.
  • Sunglass Warehouse – 30% off.
  • Groupon – 10% off with Student Advantage Card.