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Discounts for College Students

By Sienna Rodriguez on November, 12 2020

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Discounts for College Students

College is expensive; we all know that. But what if I told you there were some ways you could get stuff for a little cheaper and save yourself some money? There are a ton of discounts available for college students that many don't even know about, so I'll fill you in on some of my favorites so you can start saving! Some require a student ID, so make sure you don't lose it!


Amazon Prime Student: Prime Student allows college students to get their own Amazon account set up, and for a cheaper rate. The first six months are free, and after that, it's only $6.49/month or $59/annually. Prime Student offers free two-day shipping on most items, free unlimited photo storage, free streaming to TV, movies, and music, and more. To get this, you just need to sign up using your .edu email address.

Apple Music: While Apple Music isn't too pricy in the first place, saving a few bucks here or there means a lot to us broke college students. Instead of paying the regular $9.99/month, college students can get Apple Music for just $4.99/month when they sign up using their .edu email address.

Spotify + Hulu + SHOWTIME: If you want music and TV, this bundle will work great for you. Spotify, Hulu, and SHOWTIME grouped together to give college students all the music and TV they can get for just $4.99/month after a free 3-month trial. All you have to do is sign up with your .edu email address.

The New York Times: Maybe not everyone needs this, but I know I did for class. The New York Times offers students a free 4-week basic subscription, and then it's only $1/week after that when you sign up using your .edu email address.


AMC/Cinemark: Both of these movie theaters usually have discounts for college students up to ½ off the original ticket price. To see if your movie theater participates, just check their website or bring your student ID with you and ask the people at the box office.

Sporting Events: There isn't any set sporting event or team discount I can give you, but if you go to school in a city with professional sports, it wouldn't hurt to look the teams up and see if they offer any kind of student discount program.

Campus Events: Some universities offer free campus events while others offer them at a discounted rate, making these fun and affordable things for students to attend.

Transportation and Travel

Uber: Though there is no specific discount, Uber gives 50% off to any ride beginning or ending on a college campus and always has discount codes you can look up to try and knock a couple of bucks off your ride.

Public Transportation: For small-town colleges, this one may not seem like much help; however, for those big-city schools, this could be a gem. Lots of public transportation can be discounted with your student card, including trains, buses, and even some cab rides.

StudentUniverse: StudentUniverse is perfect for college students who want to travel during their breaks on a budget. This app offers discounted rates on flights, hotels, and even tours.


Car Insurance: Whether your parents still pay for your car insurance or you cover it yourself, there are discounts out there just waiting for you. Most auto insurance providers offer car insurance discounts for full-time college students with a 3.0 or higher. This can vary depending on the provider, but to find out, check your providers' website or call your agent.

Cell Phone: If you pay your own cell phone bill, there are discounts you can get just for being a college student. To see if your cell phone provider participates, check out their website or call an agent.


Microsoft: Microsoft offers a lot of deals for students, including a 10% discount on their Surface's with Office 365 for free to students who register using their .edu email address.

Adobe Creative Cloud: Adobe Creative Cloud can be way too expensive for most college students. If you end up needing it for a class however, you're in luck. You can get Adobe Creative Cloud for only $19.99/month as a student, which includes Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects. To get this, use your .edu email address when buying the product.


Apple: Apple offers various student discounts year-round, you have to take advantage of them when they're active. A very popular one they do is around the beginning of the school year where you can get a MacBook and Beats at a discounted price. This lasts for a few months, and a lot of students tend to take advantage of this.

Best Buy: It depends on the particular item, but at Best Buy, students can typically save between 10% and 30% when they use their student email address.

Dell: Students can get a 10% student discount on top of any other ongoing deals with Dell.

Goodwill: As if finding things at Goodwill wasn't already a steal, students can get 10% off when they show their student ID at checkout.

Samsung: At Samsung, students can get up to 40% on when using their student email address and can combine this discount with any other ongoing offers.

Banana Republic: Banana Republic offers an in-store only 15% discount to students who show their student ID.

ASOS: Students can get a 10% discount off all products year-round when shopping at ASOS.

SheIn: Sign up for SheIn using your .edu email address and get 15% off every order.


Arby's: Show your student ID at Arby's and you'll get 10% off your entire meal.

Buffalo Wild Wings: You'll have to check with your local B-Dub's, but most of them offer students a 10% discount when you show your student ID.

Chik-fil-A: At Chik-fil-A, you can get a free drink with anything you order when you show your student ID.

Chipotle: Show your Student ID at the register to get yourself a free small drink.

Dairy Queen: At participating locations, show your student ID to get 10% off your meal.

McDonald's: Flash the worker at the cash register your student ID and get 10% off at Mickey D's.

Pizza Hut: At Pizza Hut, you can get from 10% off up to 20% off when you show your student ID while ordering.

Other Sites/Programs

UniDays/Student Beans: UniDays and Student Beans are exclusive discount sites for college students. All you have to do is sign up using your .edu email address and you'll unlock tons of discounts to shopping, food, technology, etc… Some places UniDays gives discounts too include American Eagle, 1-800-contacts, Boohoo, Ray-Ban, MAC Cosmetics, Adidas, Aerie, and more. Student Beans offers deals on things such as Gymsharks, Forever 21, Ivory Ella, Shoe Carnival, Showpo, etc...

This list of discounts and deals is by no means exhaustive, and you can find many more with a few simple google searches. Students can find an endless amount of ways to save money if they try and don't have to break the bank while in college.

Sienna Rodriguez

Hey y'all, my name is Sienna Rodriguez. I'm a May 2020 Communications Studies graduate of Fort Hays State University. Growing up, I always found myself drawn to my writing classes. I participated in UIL creative writing and spelling, as well as being a part of my high school's yearbook and newspaper staff. My love for writing continued to grow as I began college. Luckily, I found a job posting for a position with University Relations and Marketing during my freshman year, and I leaped for it. This position, along with writing for Tiger Media Network, has helped grow my writing skills in all facets. When I'm not working or writing, I enjoy many hobbies. A few include reading, cooking, playing with my dog, and the occasional mini golf outing. As I enter the professional world, I hope to find a career where I can continue writing.


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