College may be pricey, but fortunately, there are a ton of deals and discounts you get just for being a student! Especially if you are shopping in your college town, always ask if there is a student discount if you don’t see one posted. Every little bit you save can really go a long way!
Apps and Software
Looking to get better rates on travel, either locally or cross country?
- Greyhound offers a Student Advantage Discount Card for $30 that will save you 10% off a select fare and 15% package shipping through the Greyhound Package Express within the US.
- Amtrak offers a 15% discount on tickets sold one day in advance to any one of their 500 destinations across the country.
- If you’re traveling in Europe, receive a 25% discount off adult ticket prices with Eurail’s youth pass (available for 12 to 27-year-olds).
- Your city’s local public transportation most likely offers deals for students as well- you might be able to ride for free!
United Airlines offers generous student deals on flights! Simply sign in to your MileagePlus account and select “Discounted travel (ages 18-22)” when you book your flight.
Lufthansa has its own student program called “GenerationFly”, which offers discounted flights from the USA, Mainland China, Hong Kong, India, Thailand, Singapore, and South Korea. British Airways also has deals on student flights from London, the UK, and Europe.
Cell Phone Plans
If you’re on your own cell phone plan, many providers offer student discounts.
- Verizon Wireless currently is offering two lines for under $100 plus taxes and fees (with auto-pay set up). These deals change all the time, so check with the carrier you’re interested in first and shop around for the best price!
- Many carriers also offer back-to-school deals on cell phones and other accessories in August.
From J. Crew and Dockers to Levi’s and The Limited, hundreds of local and national retail stores offer student discounts.
- Most stores that offer deals for college students offer between 15 and 20% off. Some retailers offer free shipping and free returns. For the most up-to-date list, Google the store you’re looking for a deal at!
Many local and chain restaurants located near a college campus will offer discounts with your student ID card and may even have buy-one-get-one-free offers on food each week.
Here’s a list of restaurants that offer deals for students using your ID card.
- Dunkin’ Donuts
- Buffalo Wild Wings
- Taco Bell
- Burger King
- Papa John’s currently all offer deals for students using your ID card.
HelloFresh currently offers students 15% off each and every box.
Home Chef offers students 50% off their first order.
Blue Apron also currently offers deals on their meal delivery for students, currently $110 off plus free shipping for your first box.
These deals change all the time, so make sure you research the meal delivery company you’re interested in and see if their offers have changed!
Online services such as Better Help offer sliding scales to help students find an affordable price that works for their unique situation.
Local therapists and mental health clinics may offer discounted rates to local students- just call and ask!
Mindfulness and meditation apps, while not a replacement for therapy, can help reduce stress.
Headspace offers university students a discounted membership rate of $9.99/year (instead of $69.99/year).
Many big box gyms and local studios offer student discounts on memberships or packs of classes.
- CorePower Yoga, for example, offers students a discounted monthly membership.
- At many park districts, they offer a special summer membership for college students returning home.
- Your local YMCA will most likely offer a discount for students as well.
- National chains such as Anytime Fitness and Crunch Fitness currently offer deals on student memberships at select locations.
It’s best to call ahead and ask!
Many vitamin shops offer discounts when you verify your student status with ID.me. Here are a few we know and love.
- At Vitacost, they offer a 15% student discount, free shipping on orders over $49, and no membership fees. You can buy almost any food, beverage, or household item you need at Vitacost, from multivitamins and disinfecting wipes to dry shampoo and pre-workout (and much more).
- 5 Star Nutrition