Saving with Student Discounts!!

If you’re reading this, you’re probably an independent college student now. You get to live on your own and be free of parent-placed restrictions. Unfortunately, this also means you have the responsibility of keeping track of your spending, and saving as much as you can. Say no more. I am here for you.

A lot of businesses nowadays offer student discounts when ordering online with an official .edu email, or if you make a purchase with your student ID on hand (usually it’s the student ID).

Here is a list of businesses that offer discounts to college students:

Online Subscriptions:

  • Amazon
    • Six months of free Prime (includes two day shipping), and after six months, a discounted annual rate of $49 instead of $99 for membership.
  • Spotify 
    • $4.99 for premium
    • (I personally recommend this, it was very worth it!!)
  • Apple Music
    • $4.99 for premium
  • The Economist
    • 69% off subscription and other “present”
    • Only valid for international students
  • The New York Times
    • Over 50% percent off on all subscription packages.
    • Basic subscription: 4 weeks free, after, it’s $1 a week
  • The Wall Street Journal 
    • 75% off all packages
    • Semester subscription: $1 a week
    • Annual subscription: $49

Clothing Stores: 

  • Eddie Bauer
    • Offer different education discounts at different locations with student ID
  • J. Crew
    • 15% off full-priced items
  • TopShop 
    • 10% off on online orders
  • Toms
    • Free shipping
  • Banana Republic 
    • 15% off full-priced items
  • Express 
    • 15% off online and in-store purchases
  • Forever 21
    • 10% off full-priced online purchases
  • Levi’s
    • 10% off online and in-store purchases


  • Adobe
    • Discounts on software apps
  • Apple 
    • Up to $200 off a new Mac
    • Cheaper offers on iPads and computers in general.
  • Microsoft
    • 10% off your purchase
  • Dell
    • 20% off PCs online
    • More offers through Dell University, their online platform
  • Logitech
    • 30% off all purchases
    • Only valid for international students
  • Lenovo
    • Exclusive offers for students on their website
    • Up to 25% off certain computers
  • Sony
    • Up to 10% on purchases


  • Verizon 
    • Various student discounts if you use your college email on its discount page
  • Sprint
    • 20$ off phone accessories and up to $60 off a smartphone
    • Sign in using college email
  • AT&T
    • Sign in using college email
  • T-Mobile
    • Use college email

Sorry guys, all I’ve got for this one.


  • Hard Rock Cafe
    • Discounted student menu
    • Valid for international students only
  • Qdoba
    • $5 dollar burrito meal if you show your student ID
  • Chipotle
    • Free drink
  • Subway
    • 10% off of purchase
  • Chick-Fil-A
    • Free drink
  • Burger king
    • 10% off of purchase


  • Cinemark
    • Discounted tickets
  • AMC Theaters
    • Discounted tickets
  • Regal Cinemas
    • Discounted tickets

I emitted categories such as transportation, travel and insurance and other miscellaneous items. For more, you can visit my sources: 1 2 3

Here are some other ways to save: 


  • Honey is a chrome extension, that finds coupons and better deals for items you are looking at online
  • Honey also gives you the price history of an item, so you can buy it at its cheapest!
  • It even lets you keep track of it, by adding it to a price-dropping list

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Always carry your student ID with you, and don’t be afraid to ask your local store for available discounts and deals. YOU DESERVE BEAUTIFUL THINGS AT LOW, LOW PRICES!!!

Good luck!!!!