101 Student Discounts

Ah, the privileges of being a student. Things like sleeping until noon, days off in the middle of the week, and hanging with friends every day aren't missed until they're gone. It's a mix of stressful studying and partying pleasure that ends up as an experience to remember for the rest of your life.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are more than 19-million students enrolled in higher education institutions across the country. Whether you're gearing up for your first day on campus or are counting the days until graduation, make sure to take advantage of your status as a student while it lasts.

For a minute, ignore the frustration of nickel-and-dime fees. Instead, reach into your wallet and pull out your student ID (which you probably had to pay a fee for, too, in addition to everything else). Embrace it like it's a long-lost friend. This little piece of plastic is your most useful ally for saving money until you walk on stage and snatch your diploma. Consider it a different form of financial aid.

To help you make the most of your student status, we've put together the ultimate list of student discounts. While most of these are geared toward college students, young scholars of any age should go ahead and give them a shot. A few even apply to grade-school students, so give it a try if you're interested.

You never know how much you can save with a flash of your student ID. Current as of March 10, 2016.

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COMPUTERS & SOFTWARE

  1. Apple
    Apple offers a new back-to-school discount each year. This year is the first time they’re offering an Apple Store gift card (instead of an App Store gift card) with select purchases. Students will receive education pricing plus a $100 Apple Store gift card with the purchase of a Mac, or a $50 gift card with the purchase of an iPad or iPhone. 
  2. Microsoft
    This year Microsoft is pushing Surface products, offering 10% off Pro, Pro 2, 2 and Pro 3 models. They’re also offering 10% or more off all Windows PCs and all accessories, plus special pricing on software.
  3. Adobe
    This design software leader has special pricing for both students and teachers, discounting many of their popular programs by as much as 60% off retail.
  4. Dell
    For years, many have considered Dell the college computer company. Students will receive a free Dell tablet with the purchase of select PCs $699 or more, or with select TVs and monitors purchase. 
  5. Norton Software
    Some universities require a certain level of virus protection to access their network. If your school doesn’t provide the software, you can still get a good deal from Norton. Students receive up to 50% off some of their most popular products.
  6. Sony
    The Sony Education Store offers a variety of discounts and promotions, allowing students to save up to 10% at checkout. To view the various deals, check out their website using the link above.
  7. JourneyEd
    JourneyEd specializes in saving students money on software. Programs like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop are available at significantly reduced prices.
  8. Academic Superstore
    Academic Superstore offers a variety of discounts for students on software from Adobe, Microsoft, Corel and more.
  9. Corel
    Corel offers special prices on many of their software packages, advertising up to 96% off retail prices for students and teachers.
  10. Fujitsu
    Students who order over the phone can receive a 5% discount.
  11. Lenovo
    Receive up to 25% off select computers.
  12. Inkjet Willy
    Save 10% on remanufactured and compatible ink and toner with coupon code WILLY10.

    Save even more on computers with discount gift cards for Dell and the Apple Store.



MOVIES & ENTERTAINMENT

  1. AMC Theatres
    Make Thursday your movie night at an AMC Theatres location. It’s the only day you can get discounted tickets with a student ID. 
  2. Cinemark
    Cinemark has more than 30 theaters in 12 states offering discounted movie tickets with a valid student ID.
  3. Redbox
    This one isn’t a student only discount, but it seemed worth mentioning, since getting together for a movie is a great way to meet new people in the dorms. Get a free one-day rental from Redbox when you create a new account or “like” them on Facebook.
  4. The Lincoln Center, New York
    The Lincoln Center takes up more than 16 acres of New York City and is considered one of the leading performance centers in the world. With a student ID, you can find discounts at all of their venues, including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and the Lincoln Center Theatre.
  5. Museum of Modern Art, New York
    Full-time students enrolled in select New York colleges receive one free admission per museum visit. Staff from Parsons The New School for Design and the School of Visual Arts get one free ticket plus up to five $5 tickets for guests.
  6. The Art Institute of Chicago
    Students can get a one-year membership for just $50 at The Art Institute of Chicago. It comes with benefits like free admission, a 10% Museum Store discount and invitations to member events. Otherwise, student tickets are $6 less than general admission.
  7. Denver Art Museum
    Not a huge discount here, but students pay $2 to $3 less for admission to the Museum.
  8. Houston Ballet
    Student Rush Tickets are available from the Houston Ballet for just $10 during the 90 minutes before a performance. They’re not available for all performances, so make sure to check before heading out.
  9. Carnegie Hall, New York
    This legendary venue offers Student Rush Tickets for $10 at the box office only. Eligible performances are announced up to two weeks in advance.
  10. Memphis Symphony Orchestra
    Memphis is known for it’s barbecue, but the city has also produced some legendary musicians. Student Tickets are available at select performances for just $5. You cannot order student tickets online or over the phone; they must be purchased at the box office.
  11. New England Aquarium
    Students receive a $2 discount on adult admission to the aquarium, IMAX theatre, or combo tickets for both attractions.
  12. Philadelphia Museum of Art
    CollegeFest (previously College Day on the Parkway) is an annual event hosted by the museum and the City of Philadelphia. Several cultural institutions around the city open their doors to students free of charge. Scheduled this year for Sept. 27, check out all of the attractions by jumping on one of the free shuttles.
  13. Your Local Institution
    Even if you don’t find the museum or theatre nearest you on this list, it can’t hurt to ask about a discount. Many institutions offer some sort of reduced admission for students.
  14. MadameTussauds
    Receive a 15% discount on admission to all American locations of this fabled wax museum.
  15. The Metropolitan Opera
    New York's renowned opera company offers special discounts to full-time graduate and undergraduate students, as well as invitations to special events. Ticket prices for weekday performances are $25, plus a $2.50 facility fee, or $35 for Friday and Saturday performances, plus a $2.50 facility fee.

    Save even more on movies with discount gift cards for AMC Theatres and Cinemark.



TRANSPORTATION & INSURANCE

  1. Chevrolet
    Chevrolet is offering college students and recent grads preferred pricing on most of their vehicles. You must create an online account to receive your discount code authorization, which you can present at your local dealership.
  2. New Jersey Transit
    Numerous colleges participate in the N.J. Transit University Partnership Program. Click the link above to see if your school is on the list. If it is, you can save 25% on monthly passes.
  3. CoachUSA/ShortLine
    Don’t tell your parents, but the discount on bus fare from CoachUSA and Shortline makes heading home for the weekend more affordable. They offer 15% off tickets originating in or going to the city shown on your student ID.
  4. Eurail
    Look into getting a Eurail Youth Pass if you’re a student abroad in Europe. You can save an average of 35% off the regular Adult Fare.
  5. Allstate
    Allstate offers a car insurance discount of up to 20% off for full-time students under the age of 25. Contact your local agent for more details. 
  6. Geico
    Full-time students between ages of 16 and 25 can get up to $200 off Geico car insurance when they maintain a “B” average or better.
  7. Esurance
    The company known for it’s quirky commercials offers a car insurance discount to full-time students under the age of 25 who maintain a “B” average (3.0 GPA). Additionally, Pac-12 students and alumni can save up to 15% off their premiums. With a clean driving record, Esurance will lower premiums every six months.
  8. State Farm
    State Farm has a Good Student Discount that varies depending on where you live. Their website indicates savings of up to 25%, plus you can continue receiving the special rate until you turn 25, even if you already graduated.
  9. Travelers Insurance
    There are a couple discounts for students from Travelers. The first is the standard Student Discount of up to 8% for maintaining at least a “B” average and under the age of 25. They also have a Student Away at School Discount of up to 7% for parents with dependents attending school at least 100 miles away.
  10. Farmers Insurance
    Full-time students under the age of 25 with qualifying grades are eligible for the Farmers Student Discount.
  11. Rail Europe
    This European train-ticketing service provides varying discounts for those 16 to 25 years of age.
  12. Greyhound
    Save 20% on unrestricted tickets to thousands of locations. Save 40% on package shipping through Greyhound PackageXpress. May require Student Advantage Card.



EXERCISE & SPORTS

  1. Eastern Mountain Sport
    If you live in one of the 12 states with an Eastern Mountain Sports retail location, your student ID will get you 20% off regularly priced EMS brand items, and 15% off full-price national brand products.
  2. CorePower Yoga
    Full-time students can save up to 25% off drop-in classes, 10-class packs, Black Tag memberships and three-month unlimited memberships at CorePower Yoga studios throughout the country. Discounts vary by region.
  3. Ski Colorado College Pass
    If your college selection was based on powder conditions as much as academics, make sure to check out the Ski Colorado College Pass. For the price of a few textbooks, you can get unlimited skiing at Winter Park/Mary Jane and Copper Mountain all season long.
  4. College New England Pass
    Pick up a College New England Pass to enjoy discounted skiing and no blackout dates all season long at Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Loon Mountain.
  5. D.C. United
    The storied MLS franchise has a few College Nights throughout the season. Order tickets with your .edu email address before game day and get discount sideline level seats.
  6. Washington Nationals
    Check out phenom Bryce Harper with 25% off tickets priced $25 or less. Tickets must be purchased from the box office on game day.
  7. New York Mets
    Students can get tickets for just $10 with a valid ID, though orders are subject to a $2 order fee).



PHONES

  1. Sprint
    After speaking with a customer-service representative at Sprint, they confirmed they do have a student discount, but it varies by school. The standard seems to be 10% off your total monthly bill.
  2. Verizon
    Depending on what school you attend, you may be eligible for a discount on your monthly bill from Verizon.
  3. AT&T
    Like the rest of the cell-phone providers, AT&T offers a discount for students at participating schools.
  4. T-Mobile

           Some schools are eligible for monthly bill discounts. Fill out the form to see if you are eligible. 

      5. Cricket

           Cricket offers a discounted plan for students that includes unlimited talk, text and 3G data.



SUBSCRIPTIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

  1. Sam's Club
    Buying in bulk with roommates saves money, but the Sam’s Club Collegiate Membership can save you even more. In addition to discounted membership, you get a $15 gift card for signing up.
  2. Amazon
    The Amazon Student program is free to join and includes six months of free two-day shipping as well as email alerts. You can also elect to pay $39 for an annual membership that includes the shipping benefits, plus access to thousands of streaming videos.
  3. New York Times
    Some professors will require you read The New York Times for class. Luckily, the paper offers discounted subscriptions for students. The savings depend on what level of service you select.
  4. The Wall Street Journal
    Students can get a subscription to the Wall Street Journal for 75% off regular rates. This includes print, mobile and online content.
  5. The Economist

            Students can get 12 weeks for only $30 or entire year for $96

 

Media

  1. Spotify Premium
    Start working on those playlists. Being a student can save you 50% off a Spotify Premium account. That's right - no ads and no limits.



APPAREL & RETAIL

  1. Ann Taylor
    Show your student ID and get 15% off full-priced purchases at Ann Taylor stores. If you're shopping online, you'll need to register with UNiDAYS and sign up for Ann Taylor's newsletter to get the discount.
  2. ASOS
    ASOS offers students 10% off full-priced items through their website. Register or login with UNiDAYS to redeem the savings.
  3. Brooks Brothers
    Receive a 15% discount in-stores with your valid college ID or a college acceptance letter. 
  4. J. Crew
    There’s a 15% student discount at J. Crew on regularly priced merchandise. The savings can only be applied to in-store purchases.
  5. The Limited
    Get 15% off every purchase at any Limited store location when you present your school ID.
  6. Kate Spade
    Receive 15% of full-priced Kate Spade items in-store with a valid student ID.  
  7. Levi’s
    America’s favorite denim brand offers 15% off online orders to college students studying in the U.S. Register and verify your student status with UNiDAYS to get the offer.
  8. Banana Republic
    Banana Republic has an Education Discount for both teachers and students. With a valid ID, you can get 15% off full-priced purchases.
  9. Sally Beauty Supply
    Beauty-school students can sign-up for the Sally Beauty Student Discount Card to get reduced pricing on most products.
  10. Dockers
    College students registered with UNiDAYS save 20% on full-price and sale merchandise. The discount cannot be applied to gift cards, taxes or shipping.
  11. ModCloth
    Through the UNiDAYS registration, college students get a 10% discount on full-price orders with ModCloth. The offer is not applicable on shipping charges or gift card purchases.
  12. Oasis
    College students registered with UNiDAYS get 15% off their order. Some restrictions apply.
  13. Club Monaco
    With college ID you can save 20% on your entire purchase, and the discount is applied to both regular and sale items.
  14. Dune London
    Registered UNiDAYS users get 10% off full-priced orders from Dune London. The discount is offered through a unique code which is generated every time you log into UNiDAYS. Delivery charges still apply to all orders.
  15. Warehouse
    College students get a year-round discount of 15% off when they verify their student status through UNiDAYS.
  16. Madewell
    Madewell offers a 15% discount at all of their stores with a student ID.
  17. Topshop
    College students receive 10% off in-store or online. 
  18. Eddie Bauer
    Receive 10% off full-priced items in-store with your student ID. 
  19. Barnes and Noble
    Find a variety of discounts on new and used textbooks, as well as textbook rentals. 
  20. Jo-Ann
    Register for the Jo-Ann Student Discount Program and receive a 10% discount on every purchase every day.
  21. Goodwill
    On Tuesdays get 20% off your purchase with a student ID.  
  22. Jack Wills
    Available to college students studying in the US, UK and Ireland, the 15% discount to Jack Wills applies only to full-priced items. The coupon code can be obtained by verifying student status through UNiDAYS and cannot be used in conjunction with their free shipping offer on orders over $75.
  23. Koshka
    Get 10% off your order when you register or log in with UNiDAYS. The discount cannot be used with any other offer and is not applicable to delivery charges or gift card purchases.
  24. Original Penguin
    Use your valid student ID to get 15% off full-priced merchandise. The discount is not available for factory store purchases or online orders.
  25. Boohoo
    College students registered with UNiDAYS can get 10% off their orders. Terms and conditions apply, so read the fine print before you shop.
  26. Betabrand
    Get 15% off your order when you use UNiDAYS to verify your student status.
  27. Kenneth Cole
    Take 20% off full-price, in-store purchases with student ID.

    Save even more at retail stores with discount gift cards for Ann Taylor, Sally Beauty Supply, Barnes and NobleJoann Fabric, The LimitedJ.Crew and Banana Republic.



FRANCHISES
Most nationwide chains leave the decision about whether or not to offer student discounts up to individual franchise owners. While participation is more prevalent in college towns, many merchants find student discounts beneficial to business. Though none of these can be guaranteed, here are some common discounts reported by students throughout the country. To be sure the discount is offered, call and ask your local store.

  1. bd’s Mongolian Grill
    Some locations offer a Student Night, where college and high school students with valid IDs receive on bowl of stir fry for $9.99. This offer is typically limited to one night per week.
  2. Chipotle
    Receive a free drink from Chipotle with purchase and a valid student ID.
  3. Qdoba
    Free drink with a Qdoba purchase and a valid student ID.
  4. Subway
    Get 10% off your total Subway purchase with a valid student ID.
  5. Burger King
    Receive 10% off your total Burger King purchase with a valid student ID.
  6. Waffle House
    10% off your total purchase with a valid student ID.
  7. Chick-fil-A
    Receive a free drink with each Chick-fil-A purchase when you show your valid student ID.
  8. Arby's
    10% off your total Arby's purchase with a valid student ID.
  9. McDonald's
    10% off your total McDonald's purchase with a valid student ID.
  10. Buffalo Wild Wings
    10% off your total Buffalo Wild Wings purchase with a valid student ID.
  11. Dairy Queen
    The official Dairy Queen site encourages franchise owners to offer a discount. The most common seems to be 10% off total purchase with a valid student ID. 
  12. Jiffy Lube
    Get $10 or 10% off your total Jiffy Lube bill when you present a valid student ID.
  13. Student Advantage Card
    Both part-time and full-time students over the age of 16 are eligible to purchase a card. The annual cost is $22.50 and it can be used at dozens of national brands, as well as thousands of local businesses.
  14. UNiDAYS
    This free registration verifies your status as a student so participating retailers can generate a unique coupon code for your online discount.
  15. International Student Identity Card
    This card is a useful ally for students both abroad and at home. Any full-time student over the age of 12 can pick one up. Their website claims you can use the card for 40,000 discounts in 125 countries.

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WHAT?!?!!? No where have I ever heard chipotle, qdoba, and others give free drinks. I don't know whether to be mad or excited right now. Also, McDonalds? Now are these only at certain restaurants or are they nationwide?
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hmmmm...i just got excited about being a student again...
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For places like Chipotle or Qdoba, discounts are only at certain restaurants. The individual franchise owners decide themselves whether to offer something or not.
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I just got excited about being a student again.......The individual franchise owners decide themselves whether to offer something or not.
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cool! i will definitely take advantage of these discounts =)
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I'll be taking advantage of my card as well! A lot of these place's are my favorite place's to shop anyway, that just makes my day!
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Thanks! My first ever student Id card came in the mail yesterday, and I was so excited I was begging my mom to take me somewhere just so I could use my card, and she said she has no clue where the heck you could use one of those cards.
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I will take advantage of all my discounts!
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Thanks!
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This is a very comprehensive list of discounts for students! Thanks for sharing. This should also work for students pursuing their masters and doctorate...
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Thanks for sharing, I'm gonna use this
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Thanks! It's great to know about all these discounts I never knew about!
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This article was VERY helpful. I'm writing an article for the school paper on student discounts, and this helped me a ton.
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They don't do the free drink with ID at Chipotle or Subway anymore.
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I will try this, and these are really great deals.
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Do these discounts apply to high scool students or just college students?
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This is the best thing ever!!!!!!!! :)
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MAN OH MAN. This stuff is saweeeett!!!!!!
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Jcrews discount works for SALE items too! Not just regularly priced items
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These deals are not just for college students. They are also good for middle school to.
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Carnegie Hall also offers student subscriptions for just $15 a ticket for anyone with a student ID. You get access to fantastic tickets, neighborhood discounts and free fun events. carnegiehall.org/Students/Student-Subscription-Tickets/
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Thanks! Now I know the extend of my student ID.
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Studentrate.com also offers a lot of student discounts and cash back deals.
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You can save 5% off PODS storage units by using promo code R101.
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Anyone have a Microsoft 10% off student code?
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The most exciting discount I've ever discovered was the 20% student discount at Savers on Wednesdays!
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Here's another one for students. Get 15% off of super trendy affordable clothes at ShopLuxeApparel.
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Thank you so much!
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I can never save enough as a student.
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Thanks for sharing such good information.
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All day on Wednesday Moes southwest grill has a college discount. It's 7 dollars for two tacos, a drink and a side, a quesadilla, drink and side, or burrito, drink and side. All moes should, and I stress this word should, be able to give discount even if it's not advertised. They also may only offer one of these three things so you should check before you order food.
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Goodwill gives 10% off with valid student id.
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Try your local nail place too:)
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Charlotte Russe will give a 10% discount with a student ID in stores only
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Spotify offers a student discount of $4.99/m for a premium subscription compared to the regular price of $9.99/m
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Carmike Theaters also does a student discount on tickets.
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What are some discounts for middle school students in St. Louis.
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We offer plumbing discounts to student's family. 10% discount on all residential plumbing repairs, garbage disposal installation or cleaning the lines. Just another way to indulge in. http://www.mrspeedyplumbing.com/specials/ Mr. Speedy Plumbing & Rooter Inc., Los Angeles, CA
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TUN.com offers thousands of student discounts from local businesses across the U.S. :-) It's free to sign up!
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I'm a student in bartending school can I get discounts also
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