I’ve know for a while that many movie theatres give students discounts for showing a student ID (both college and high school), but I decided to do a little bit of research and find out some of the other places where we can get discounts and deals just by showing our student ID’s. In general, I found out that almost all of the places that many of us shop offer some type of student discounts or deals, including many computer and software suppliers, and specifically Microsoft. Some of the other most common places include:
- Amazon (Amazon Student)
- FedEx Office
- Banana Republic
- Sam’s Club
- Ralph Lauren Rugby
- Zipcar (Get $25 in driving credit)
- 24 Hour Fitness
- AMC Theaters
- Coach USA
- Choice Hotels
- And many more!
I’ve compiled a list of helpful resources that list the specific details of below, but if you know of anything that should be added to this list, please post in the discussion thread linked below. I’d love to update the list with more ways that we can save money as students.
- – Student ID Discounts & Deals Cheatsheet
- – 82 Student Discounts
- – 103 Organizations that Offer Student Discounts
- – Windows Chip In
Another method is just to ask at the places that you frequently visit if they offer discounts or special deals for students, especially if you live in or near a college town. If they say no, at least you know for the future. It never hurts to take a chance and ask because if they say yes, that’s less money coming out of your pocket, and you will be pleased with how much you will have saved by the end of the semester.