“Save Your Coins Honey!!” 50+ stores (and a few random places) with Student Discounts
“Go to college” they said. “Get your education” they said. I’m sure many of you have heard these sayings from your parents, family members, and/or mentors. But isn’t it interesting how out of all the people who told you to go to college, each one conveniently left out the fact that part of going to college means having little to no fundage? (Fundage: noun- a cool way to say funds) Sure, there’s work-study for students who qualify, and of course some students are fortunate enough to receive some sort of allowance every now and then, but the reality is, between balancing classes, organization membership responsibilities, and extracurricular activities the thought of adding a job to that pile pretty much seems impossible.
Regardless of whether you are blessed to be worry-free about money as a college student or if you must work for every red cent, saving money is not cool said nobody ever. So, without further ado, below you will find a list of various stores and companies that offer student discounts. Don’t be greedy now, share this list with your peers! Help someone. No matter how much money you make during your time as a colleges student, saving money, for ANY student is always “in style”.
Ha! I remember being so pressed to get to Forever-21 just to purchase a slammin’ outfit (this includes dress, shoes and jewelry) for whatever party was happening that weekend, so I TOTALLY understand how important it is for college students to get discounts at places that sell apparel. See below for a list of stores that offer discounts on clothing and jewelry:
Alex & Ani: Students with ID receive 10% off in-store purchases of non-sale items at this jewelry maker.
Ann Taylor: OMG my favorite! Get 15% off your full-price purchase both in-store and online. Visit their website to register if you’re shopping online.
Banana Republic: True enough-BR is pretty high-end but save 15% on your full-priced, in-store purchases only. Remember: Focus on dressing for the job you WANT!
Champ Sports: With the Student Advantage Card, you can get 10% off any purchase over $50 or more.
Dockers: Register online to receive a 20% student discount while shopping online
Forever 21: So Forever 21 doesn’t really advertise their student discount, but they do have one. Get 10%-20% off your entire purchase by signing up at studentrate.com. You’re welcome.
J.Crew:The store offers 15% off when you’re shopping in-store. Learn more about the discount on their website.
Levi’s: Need new jeans? No problem. Levi’s offers 15% off for students. Register to receive that same 15% off for online purchases.
The Limited: Receive 15% off every purchase made in-store. Visit TheLimited.com for the details of the discount.
Sam’s Club: This is a good one! Student discounts vary by location. Plus, get a $15 gift card when you renew or sign up for a new Sam’s Club Collegiate Membership. Besides buying cases of ramen noodles and stocking up on your other favorite food staples, Sam’s Club also offers members-only discounts on tire service, an optical center, a pharmacy, and more, depending on your local store.
Sally Beauty Supply: If you’re in beauty school, you’re eligible for reduced prices, offers, and discounts with your beauty school ID and a completed application. Get more information on their website.
TopShop: Students get 10% off. Visit their website for more information.
Besides posting selfies on Instagram and tweeting on Twitter, you’ll need a reliable laptop, cellphone, etc. for studying, homework, portfolio development, and job and internship searches. With these discounts, you’ll be able to save a good chunk of change:
Apple: Students and educators save 5% off most purchases; save up to $200 on a new Mac or a new iPad with Apple’s Education pricing. Learn more about Apple’s education discounts.
Adobe: Full-time students can receive discounts on software, such as 60% on Creative Cloud. Creative Cloud is excellent for class proposals and presentations.
Dell: Dell offers discounts on laptops, desktops, and more. Check these deals out on their website..
Microsoft: Microsoft has great deals for students. Visit the Microsoft Store website for more information.
Sony: Register online to take advantage of the Sony Student Store membership. Save up to 10% on merchandise.
Norton: Norton gives student discounts on security and its Anti-Virus software to help protect your computer. Check out the discounts online. After spending a couple hundred dollars on a laptop you’ll want to ensure that your files are protected!
Chances are, the local entertainment venues within a 30-mile radius of your institution offer some sort of discount. Check out your local entertainment venues to see what types of student discounts they offer. From bowling alleys to theaters to sporting events, there is 9 times out of 10 a reduced price for students. Even if their website doesn’t advertise a discount, it never hurts to ask. A closed mouth doesn’t get fed.
Cinemark: Receive discounted movie tickets. Check your local theater for days and times of student discounts.
Regal Cinemas: Depending on your local theater, you can score a student discount. Check your theater to see if they offer the discount.
Major League Baseball: Discounts vary by city, but most baseball teams offer student specials, including the Boston Red Sox, Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, New York Yankees, New York Mets, Philadelphia Phillies, Washington Nationals, and Cincinnati Reds just to name a few.
National Basketball Association: Likewise, many NBA teams offer student pricing, such as the Portland Trailblazers, Washington Wizards, Phoenix Suns, and the Boston Celtics, among others.
College Sports: It probably is obvious, but tickets to your institutions athletic events will probably come at a significantly discounted rate (sometimes FREE) compared to what the general public pays. For example, student tickets to a Howard University basketball games run about $15 each (covers men and women game), while comparable seats can cost the average person almost double this amount.
Travel & Transportation Stuff
Spring Break is right around the corner, and the time to begin planning is now. Save a few bucks by reviewing some of the discounts listed below:
Amtrak: If you have the Student Advantage Discount card, you can save 10% off on tickets plus bonus points on travel. Visit Amtrak’s website for more information.
Choice Hotels: With the Student Advantage Card, you can earn 15% off at participating hotels. Choice Hotels include Comfort Inn, Comfort Suites, Quality Inn, Sleep Inn, Clarion, Cambria Suites, MainStay Suites, EconoLodge, Rodeway Inn, and Ascend.
Enterprise Rent-A-Car: Now, Enterprise doesn’t exactly do student discounts (mostly because their policy states that all renters/drivers must be 25 years old) however they do provide a ton of other discounts that students can use. Additionally, Enterprise has a “Car Share” program that will allow you the freedom of a car without owning one. You can pay by the hour or day. Visit the Enterprise to see if your school has a “Car Share” program.
Greyhound: The Student Advantage Discount Card will save you 20% on Greyhound unrestricted walk-up fares or online tickets to thousands of destinations. You’ll also save 40% on package shipments sent through Greyhound Package Xpress.
Public Transportation: Check your local public transportation system to see what discounts they offer to students. For example, RTA, the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority, offers a U-Pass for around $25 per semester, which could be a big savings for students.
Book & Newspaper Stuff
Personal and professional development come through reading and writing. Anytime you’re ordering a magazine or newspaper subscription, ask if they have an education discount or a student discount first.
Entertainment Weekly: With the Student Advantage Card, you’ll get $5 off a year’s subscription.
The New York Times: If you provide your college e-mail, you can receive a student discount rate (which varies by zip code). You’ll also get unlimited access to NYTimes.com, NY Times apps, and NYT Now with your subscription.
The Wall Street Journal: Pay only $1 per week for 15 weeks for access to the Wall Street Journal. This is a STEAL!
The Economist: A weekly student subscription is $1.88 per week (a regular subscription is $2.74) and includes a weekly delivery in print, full access to Economist.com, and full access to The Economist apps. Order your subscription online.
Doing well in school? Get discounts on insurance. It’s turns out that a 3.0 GPA is good for more than induction into an honor society.
Allstate: Single, full-time students can receive up to 20% off. Visit their website for more information.
GEICO: Full-time students (ages 16 to 25) can save up to 15% on certain coverages if you have a “B” average. Visit their website for more information.
State Farm: Save up to 25% until you turn 25 years old. Learn more on their website.
Nationwide Insurance: Students between the ages of 16 and 24 who are enrolled in school full-time can receive a discount on insurance. Learn more on their website.
Cell Phone Plan Stuff
Not calling home? No excuses. Use the discounts below to save on your cell phone bill.
Verizon Wireless: Depending on your university, you may be eligible for a discount. Check their website to see if you’re eligible.
AT&T: Enter your school email address to see if you qualify for discounts on your wireless bill through your school. Check your eligibility on their website.
Sprint: Students can add unlimited data for an additional $10 per month. Visit Sprint’s website for more information.
Tickets & Admissions Stuff
Museums, theaters, music venues, and art galleries often offer discounted admission for students. The deals may come with some restrictions — only available on certain days of the week or at certain shows — but nevertheless, they’re out there. Always ask before paying your admission if there are any discounts for students.
Amazon Student: Students receive 50% off Amazon’s Prime service, which includes streaming video and unlimited two-day shipping, after a six-month free trial. They also get exclusive offers and discounts and eligibility for sweepstakes and contests.
1800Flowers.com: If you need to send a gift, opt for flowers or gift baskets with this discount. With the Student Advantage Card, get up to 20% off on your orders.
FedEx: When you’re shipping a package, you can earn 20% to 30% off by showing your student ID.
Penske: There’s a lot of moving that goes on during college. You move to campus in the fall and move back home in the spring, you might move from a dorm to an apartment, and eventually you’ll move somewhere else entirely. Fortunately, Penske offers 10% off all truck rentals for students, plus an additional 10% if you book your one-way rental online.
Restaurant & Bar Stuff
Sometimes the cafe just doesn’t do it for you. I’ve been there. But not to worry, see below for discounts on one of the most important things to any college student—food:
National chains that offer student discounts include:
Subway, Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, Chick-fil-A, Pizza Hut, Waffle House, Dairy Queen, and Burger King. Discounts can vary by location and may not be offered in every location.
Also, many regional or independent restaurants and bars, especially those near your college, may offer a discount for students. Ask before you place your order.
So, there it is. A complete list of various different places that offer student discounts. If there are any other places you can think of that offer student discounts, we want to know about them. Comment below!
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Kendra Sharp: Scholar. Entrepreneur. Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated. Black Higher Education Advocate.