Awesome Student Discounts You Should Know About

College is expensive so it is a good idea to look into the benefits that come along with being a student. When every penny counts, it pays to shop smart. With a valid student I.D. or student email you can save on everything from food and clothing, to insurance and taxes. You would be surprised at all the places that offer discounts to students, I know I was!

Food:

You may be able to save on your order at Subway, McDonalds, Arby’s, Burger King, Dairy Queen, Buffalo Wild Wings or other locations. Offers vary by location and are at the discretion of the franchise owner. Ask your server about possible deals.

Brands & Apparel:

Eastern Mountain Sports, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, The Limited, Levi’s, Banana Republic, Dockers, Eddie Bauer and even Goodwill all offer student discounts. For most of these retailers, discounts apply to in-store purchases where participating retailers can verify your enrollment status by checking your student identification.

Amazon Prime:

Shipping can get expensive and no one wants to wait for deliveries. Did you know students can receive their first six months of Amazon Prime for free? To sign up click here.

College students using laptop on campus lawn,

Spotify:

Students can save 50% off a Spotify Premium account with no ads and no limits.

Transportation & Insurance:

Greyhound, Coach USA, Chevrolet, Ford, Honda, Toyota and most major insurance carriers have student or graduate plans. Be sure to ask for discounts

Professional Memberships and Conferences:

Joining professional and business organizations is good for networking and your resume. Many organizations, such as the Chamber of Commerce offer deep student discounts. Whether you are enrolled for art or business, look up professional groups online that make sense for you and sign up as a student. Many of these groups can help with career and interview advice, training and tutorials, job placement and even insurance benefits.

Software:

Get all the benefits of the same software the pros use, at an affordable student price. Students receive significant discounts on professional software from Microsoft and Adobe. Depending on the software, there may be certain restrictions for use after graduation, but having your own professional software will certainly help get you on your feet.

  • Microsoft Office 365 Education for Students is available for free to students enrolled at qualifying schools. The free license allows students to install Office on up to 5 computers or mobile devices.
  • Visit Adobe to learn what they have to offer students and teachers. Creative Cloud offers an all App plan and a photography plan.

Computers:

Dell, Apple, Lenovo, Hewlett Packard, and ASUS all offer special educational sales and discounts. Doing your homework could get you a free tablet, a significant discount or gift cards and rebates.

Museums and Cultural Centers:

Depending on which school you attend, you might find deep discounts at art, science or history museums, as well as cultural centers. Before you pay full-price for admission, be sure to ask about student discounts. The last time I went to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, I showed my student I.D. and received free admission, a savings of $25.00 (discount varies depending on school attended).

Phone Plans:

Sprint, Verizon and AT&T may have student discounts and specials available. Deals vary by school and region so be sure to ask before signing up!

Save on your Taxes:

You may qualify for educational tax deductions for tuition and fees, student loan interest, student loans, education expenses, business deductions for work-related education, education to maintain or improve skills, and education required by your employee or by law. Check with a qualified tax advisor to go over your options.

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