The bad news about being a student is that it’s expensive. The good news? Being a student comes with certain privileges of the money saving variety.
That’s right–if you are a student you might just be able to save every time you shop at your favorite stores or eat in your favorite restaurants.
Here, 38 of the best deals and discounts that you can get just by showing your student ID!
If you buy a Mac or iPad Pro as a college student, Apple offers you free Beats headphones. Not only that, you can receive up to $200 off on a qualifying Mac with Apple education pricing as well as 20% off AppleCare.
Best Buy offers students special promotions throughout the year. It’s super easy to find out about the promotions, too: Sign-in or create an account at Best Buy, sign-up for Student Deals, and keep checking your email until that coupon code shows up. Past deals have included $150 off a new MacBook and 10% off on select Google Pixelbook models.
This semester you can save up to $200 off PCs for a limited time, so start shopping! If you buy a Member Purchase Program at Dell, you can shop these special deals and save on products like new desktops and new touchscreen computers.
Students have the privilege of receiving 15% off on tablets and PCs. Just sign-up with your email on Samsung and you’re set.
Microsoft offers students its Office 365 for free! That includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, OneNote, and other additional classroom tools.
Amazon Prime Student is one of the best things you can invest in as a student. With this bundle you’ll get Amazon Prime for six-months for free which includes unlimited streaming of movies and TV episodes, free music streaming, free Kindle eBooks, and who can forget free two-day shipping? After your six-month trial is over, you’ll get 50% off Amazon Prime’s regular $99 price, so you’ll be left paying just $49.99 per year.
Adobe is a design software leader that offers programs like Photoshop, Lightroom, Illustrator, InDesign, and many more. For only $19.99 as a student you can have access to 20 Adobe programs and counting.
With HP, you can save up to 50% on select products and receive free shipping to boot as a student. For example, the HP Laptop-17z touch optional goes for $529.99 but with the discount, you can get it for $369.99.
AMC Theaters offers reduced ticket prices on Thursdays for students and all you have to do is show your student ID. AMC also offers $5 Ticket Tuesdays if you have an AMC Stubs membership. This membership includes the chance to see up to three movies every week by paying $19.95 per month.
Get Spotify Premium for only $4.99 as a student. Bonus? You’ll also get Hulu’s Limited Commercials Plan which includes full seasons of exclusive series, movies, Hulu Originals, and much more.
Check out all of the museums in your area because many offer special student admission rates. For example, in New York City, the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) has a “pay as you wish” policy where you can pay a dollar for admission, even though the suggested price for students is $12.
The New York Times
The New York Times offers a $1 per week price for students for digital access along with access to all of its apps. It also offers $1.50 price for access to features including its famed Crossword Puzzle. Or, get full access to The Times including home delivery for just $4.75 a week.
The Wall Street Journal
The Student Digital Pack is $15 for 15 weeks or an annual offer of $24 for one year. For that price you’ll have unlimited access to WSJ.com, all the Wall Street Journal mobile and tablet apps, podcasts, and more.
Unlock a 10% student discount code at checkout by registering with a Student Beans iD. Happy shopping!
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Toms offers free shipping on all orders and a 15% discount on everything for students. The brand will also donate a pair of shoes to a child in need. It’s a win-win.
For college students between the ages of 17 and 24, opening a checking account at Chase comes with a few benefits. All you need is a Social Security number and you qualify. Either pay $6 a month with no balance requirement or no fee at all when you have a regular direct deposit made to the account or an average ending balance of $5,000 and up. You also receive $100 when you open a new Chase College Checking account. Apply now.
The Chrome Student Card offers no annual fee, $20 statement credit each year your GPA is 3.0 or higher for up to five years, 2% cash back at gas stations and restaurants and even 1% cash back on any other purchases.
Chevrolet offers reduced pricing on select vehicles for teachers, college students, first responders, and military personnel. For more information, click here.
Allstate provides discounted car insurance for students under the age of 25. If you are a full-time student with good grades, have completed the teenSMART driver education program, and attend a school at least 100 miles away from where your car is parked, you qualify for the Smart Student Discount. Here’s more information on how you can enjoy this special deal.
High school and college students who switch to GEICO can save up to $200 on an auto insurance policy. As a full-time student, you can qualify for the good student discount, good driver discount, fraternity or sorority discount, and student organization discounts.
StateFarm offers discounts for students under the age of 25 who have moved away to school and only uses their car while they are at home during holidays and vacations. If you are under the age of 21 and complete an approved driver education course, you can qualify for the driver training discount. You can save up to 25% just for getting good grades, too.
Maintaining a B average has its perks. The student discount at Travelers is available if you maintain a “B” average or are in the upper 20% of your class. If you are away at a school that is at least 100 miles from home and you won’t be driving your car much, you can qualify for a 7% discount. Travelers also offers a discount of up to 8% if you complete an approved driver education course. Read more to find out if you are eligible.
As a student, you can keep in touch with your friends and family overseas. With AT&T, you can save on calling to over 225 countries and texting to over 190 countries with its World Connect Value package. To find out if you qualify, click here.
Students attending certain universities and organizations are eligible for savings through the Sprint Works Program. Speak to a customer service representative to confirm if you are eligible.
Start a new line and get exclusive offers like saving of up to $100 on smartphones and tablets.
Verizon offers various monthly discounts for students. Head to their discount page and enter your school email to see if you can receive up to 20% off your monthly bill.
Who has the meats? Arby’s has the meats. You can get 10% off your entire meal with your student ID.
Buffalo Wild Wings
Ask your local Buffalo Wild Wings if they have student discounts and you might just get 10% off.
Sign-up using your email to find student discounts. Hello ice cream.
Join Denny’s to receive rewards if you are 18 years or older!
Sign-up with Student Beans and receive 15% off your order!
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