13 ways to use your student discount

Ty Davis

One thing college students are not known for is having a lot of money. You want to go shopping with friends, or get that new computer, but you are just short of having enough money. Many stores and services luckily have a student discount for university students. However, what you might not realize is just how many places, and how many different services, you can use your discount for. Here are 13 ways you can utilize your student discount. 



Odds are your gym will have a student discount, and it never hurts to check. We all know about Spotify’s discounted rate and Amazon Prime Student, but here are a few health services that offer discounted rates for students. 


While Netflix may not have a student discount, that does not mean there aren’t entertainment services that do.

  • Cinemark (select locations)
  • AMC Theatres (select locations)
  • MLB.TV (35% off)
  • Fort Collins Museum of Discovery ($9.50 admission for students, or $49 for a yearly pass. As opposed to general admission is $12.50, and regular $59/yr for a pass)
  • The Lyric Cinema (discounted ticket prices, $5 tickets for students all day or ticket and Old Aggie pint for $7.50)
  • Kanopy Streaming (access to thousands of classic films like the Criterion Collection, free for CSU students)


Technology and Software

Whether it’s Photoshop or a whole new computer, college students require a lot of tools in order to get by. Luckily, companies know this and offer large discounts to help students succeed.

  • Adobe (60% Adobe Creative Cloud, $19.99 a month)
  • Squarespace (50% off first year)
  • Dell (Discounts on many different devices)
  • Fujistu (5% off)
  • Norton ($30-$65 off their protection packages)
  • CyberLink (40% off their director suite apps)
  • Samsung (Up to 30% select products)
  • Lenovo (20% off Think brand laptops; 15% off Idea brand laptops)
  • Apple (Discounted prices on Apple computers and iPads)
  • Best Buy (Exclusive offers)
  • Ableton (Save 40% on Live 10)

Transportation and Travel

Whether heading home for the holidays or just trying to get to the bar, students need to get to around. Unfortunately, many of us do not have cars, so here are a few ways to help you move freely.

  • Pace bike sharing (Unlimited 60 minute rides for $4.99 a month)
  • Amtrak (Some regional discounts)
  • Greyhound (10% off travel for students with the Student Advantage Discount Card)
  • STA Travel (Provides International Student Identity Cards, which give numerous travel discounts)
  • StudentUniverse (Provides discounted rates for flights, hotels and other deals)

Car Insurance

For students who do have cars, there are also ways to save money.


    • Allstate (Discounted rate for college students under 25, full-time student, unmarried, with good grades)
    • Geico (Discounted rates for full-time students with a “B” grade average, or students in a student organization)
    • Nationwide (Discounted rates for full-time students with a “B” average or higher)
    • Esurance (Full-time student with a 3.0 GPA or higher, under 25)
    • Farmers Insurance ( Full-time students with good grades, under 25)
    • State Farm (Students with good grades under 25, can last after graduation while under 25)

Phone Companies

Some phone companies will offer discounted data plans and discounts on phones.

  • Sprint (Discounted plans and special offers)
  • AT&T (Discounted rates and offers for eligible students)

News Organizations

Discount Websites

Some websites will offer discounts to tons of online stores exclusively for students. All you have to do is verify your student status, and you will receive access to hundreds of discounts only available to students. Here are a few websites and a few of the stores they serve.


We want clothes, and clothing companies want us to buy clothes. Enough said.

  • Banana Republic (15% off in store with I.D)
  • J. Crew (15% off online with I.D.)
  • Alex and Ani (15% off purchase online)
  • ASOS (10% off code when you sign up)
  • Boohoo (25% off online)
  • Club Monaco (15% off online and in store with I.D.)
  • Levi’s (15% off online with registration)
  • Madewell (15% off to students and teachers when they show I.D.)
  • Goodwill (Select locations)
  • Nike (10% off online with verification)
  • vineyard vines (15% off online and at participating stores)
  • Frank And Oak (10% discount with verification)
  • Karen Kane (20% off all purchases with verification)

Furniture and Household

There are various discounts for all your household needs.


A lot of sites offer discounted prices on software, hardware, textbooks and anything related to school.


No study break would be complete without snacks. These restaurants offer student discounts at some locations, so it’s worth asking at one near you.

  • Dunkin’ Donuts (10% off at select locations)
  • Arby’s (10% off at select locations)
  • Taco Bell (10% off at select locations)
  • Waffle House (10% off at select locations)


  • FedEx (20-30% discount when you show your student I.D.)
  • MOO (15% off your order of business cards)

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