Welcome back to Replay Thursday, where I "replay" an oldie - but goodie - savings tip for you...so you don't miss out on any of the good stuff :)
Since it's "back to school" time for many of you, I thought it appropriate to "re-play" this savings tip for students.
Remember, if you don't ASK for deals, you most likely won't GET any deals.
So the moral of this post?
If you are a student, ask for discounts and deals everywhere you go!
So the moral of this post?
If you are a student, ask for discounts and deals everywhere you go!
Everywhere, I tell you!
(See the original post HERE)
When I was in Chicago for Oprah I used my college ID to get a 30% discount at the museum we were visiting.
Simply for showing my ID card!
At first I had asked if there was any type of discount she could give me because I had my baby and we probably wouldn't last in the museum too long. At first she said no, then said, "well, actually, if you are a student you get $6 off." BINGO.
Let's be honest, being a student is expensive! You've got tuition, books, bus fares or gas, food, rent, utilities, dates and play money....it really adds up!
Luckily, as a student you can take advantage of MANY amazing perks.
Hey, you deserve it.At BYU where I went to college students got access to all sorts of great things. Free counseling and career guidance, discounts at local restaurants and stores, free access to computers, labs, equipment, and learning materials, competitions and contests, and tons of free mentoring opportunities.
There are even MORE perks outside of your school boundaries! Whether you are a high school student, college student, or grad student, there are amazing benefits to being...well...a student!
A friend of mine who works at Banana Republic said if you simply mention that you are a teacher or student you get 15% off everything.
Are you KIDDING ME??
Who wouldn't take advantage??
Please remember that the key to getting discounts on things is to BE ASSERTIVE
(which is the "A" in my F.A.C.T's of saving...check them out HERE if you haven't already!)
and ask, ask, ask.
Oh, and ask.
Trust me, if you don't ask, you won't get....well...anything!
As a student you can get discounts on:
- Software and computer items (www.studentdiscounts.com)
- Apple computers (Click HERE)
- Photoshop (Click HERE) But...remember my tip on how you can get it for FREE?
- Cell phone plans
- Gym memberships and fitness classes
- Concerts, shows, and events
- Theaters, movie theaters, and museums
- Sporting events
- Auto care (Napa Auto Parts gives student discounts)
- Ski passes (if you are a student or are married to one, or if you are 25 or younger, you can get a discounted season pass to the Canyons here in Utah. My husband is a rep, he'll hook you up! Leave a comment if you are interested, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Some warehouse stores (Sam's club student prices are the same, but they give you a $15 card when you sign up)
- Bars and night clubs
- Amusement parks
- Academic Superstore: provides student discounts on computers, electronics, software, and other college necessities
- Amazon Student: free Amazon Prime trial for 1 year; includes unlimited free 2-day shipping with all orders and one-day shipping upgrade $3.99 per item
- AMC Theatres: student discounted movie tickets every Thursday
- Amtrak: buy one full-fare ticket, get one 50% off
- Ann Taylor LOFT: 15% off
- Ann Taylor: 20% off
- Apple: 8% off (online and in-store)
- The Art Institute of Chicago: $50 annual student membership, plus other various discounts within the Art Institute
- Banana Republic: 15% off
- Blockbuster: discounts when you show your report card
- Broadway in Chicago: Ticket prices as low as $14.50 for select performances
- Burger King: 10% off
- Charlotte Russe: 10% off
- Club Monaco: 20% off regular-priced items
- Dairy Queen: 10% off
- Dell University: savings vary by college
- Dominos Pizza: various student discounts based on location
- Eddie Bauer – 15% off on regular priced merchandise in-store with valid student ID
- The GM College Discount offers savings on Chevrolet, Buick or GMC cars
- HP Academy Store: offers exclusive student discounts on laptops and desktop computers
- J. Crew: 15% off regular-priced items
- JourneyEd: provides student discounts on computers, electronics, software, and other college necessities
- Kroger: 5% off at select locations
- The Limited : 15% off
- McDonald’s: 10% off
- Metropolitan Museum of Art: $10 admission for students or $8 admission for students outside New York City, $2 for students within New York City with groups of $10 or more
- Papa John’s: various student discounts based on location
- Pizza Hut: 10%-20% off (depending on location)
- Qdoba: student burrito meals $5
- Ralph Lauren Rugby: 15% off
- Regal Theaters: Up to 25% off tickets for select shows and dates
- Sam’s Club: Collegiate Annual Membership $40 plus FREE $15 Sam’s Club gift card
- Subway: 10% off
- Topshop: 10% off
- Urban Outfitters: 10% off (on select dates only)
- Waffle House: 10% off
Read more: http://www.bradsdeals.com/blog/2011/05/26/how-a-student-discount-can-save-you-thousands/#ixzz1tlzkBYdJ
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|EMS||15% OFF In-Store|
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|Sprint||SAVE up to $100 on cell phones|
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It may not help students stay on task, but Microsoft is throwing in a free 4GB Xbox 360 with the purchase of a PC priced at $699 or more.
This design software leader has special pricing for both students and teachers, discounting many of their popular programs by as much as 80% off retail.
Promoting the PC is a big deal this season. HP is also offering a free 4GB Xbox 360 with the purchase of a qualifying PC priced at $690 or more before taxes and shipping.
6. Norton Software
Some universities require a certain level of virus protection to access their network. If your school doesn’t provide the software, you can still get a good deal from Norton. Students receive up to 50% off some of their most popular products.
The Sony Education Store offers a variety of discounts and promotions, allowing students to save up to 10% at checkout. To view the various deals, check out their website using the link above.
JourneyEd specializes in saving students money on software. Programs like Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop are available at significantly reduced prices.
9. Academic Superstore
Academic Superstore offers a variety of discounts for students on software from Adobe, Microsoft, Corel and more.
Cinemark has more than 30 theaters in 10 states offering discounted movie tickets with a valid student ID.
This one isn’t a student only discount, but it seemed worth mentioning, since getting together for a movie is a great way to meet new people in the dorms. Get a free one-day rental from Redbox when you create a new account or “like” them on Facebook.
13. The Lincoln Center, New York
The Lincoln Center takes up more than 16 acres of New York City and is considered one of the leading performance centers in the world. With a student ID, you can find discounts at all of their venues, including The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet and the Lincoln Center Theatre.
14. Museum of Modern Art, New York
Regular Adult Admission at the Museum of Modern Art costs $20, but with a valid student ID the cost drops to just $12.
15. The Art Institute of Chicago
Students can get a one-year membership for just $50 at The Art Institute of Chicago. It comes with benefits like free admission, a 10% Museum Store discount and invitations to member events.
16. Denver Art Museum
Not a huge discount here, but students pay $2 to $3 less for admission to the Museum.
17. Houston Ballet
Student Rush Tickets are available from the Houston Ballet for just $10 during the 90 minutes before a performance. They’re not available for all performances, so make sure to check before heading out.
18. Carnegie Hall, New York
This legendary venue offers Student Rush Tickets for $10 at the box office only. Eligible performances are announced up to two weeks in advance.
19. Memphis Symphony Orchestra
Memphis is known for it’s barbecue, but the city has also produced some legendary musicians. Student Rush Tickets are available one hour before select performances for just $5. You can purchase regular tickets in advance for half-price with a student ID.
20. New England Aquarium
Students receive a small discount on regular admission at this popular aquarium. They also host a College Night open house. This year, the event will take place on October 5.
21. Museum of Science, Boston
The Museum of Science in Boston has a long history and they want to share it. On Sept. 19, they’ll host a College Night when students can get free admission to the exhibit halls with a valid ID.
22. Philadelphia Museum of Art
College Day on the Parkway is an annual event hosted by the museum and the City of Philadelphia. Several cultural institutions around the city open their doors to students free of charge. Check out all of the attractions by jumping on one of the free shuttles.
23. Your Local Institution
Even if you don’t find the museum or theatre nearest you on this list, it can’t hurt to ask about a discount. Many institutions offer some sort of reduced admission for students.
24. General Motors
GM is offering college students and recent grads preferred pricing on most of their vehicles. Click the link above to get more details about how much you can save over the Manufacturer’s Standard Retail Price.
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25. New Jersey Transit
Numerous colleges participate in the N.J. Transit University Partnership Program. Click the link above to see if your school is on the list. If it is, you can save 25% on monthly passes.
Don’t tell your parents, but the discount on bus fare from CoachUSA and Shortline makes heading home for the weekend more affordable. They offer 15% off tickets originating in or going to the city shown on your student ID.
27. Global Auto Transportation
If the trek to school is too far for your car to handle, you can always consider getting it shipped. With proof of enrollment, Global Auto Transportation gives college students 10% off.
Look into getting a Eurail Youth Pass if you’re a student abroad in Europe. You can save an average of 35% off the regular Adult Fare.
Allstate offers a car insurance discount of up to 20% off for full-time students under the age of 25. Contact your local agent for more details.
Full-time students between ages of 16 and 25 can get up to 15% off Geico car insurance when they maintain a “B” average or better.
The company known for it’s quirky commercials offers a car insurance discount to full-time students under the age of 25 who maintain a “B” average. With a clean driving record, Esurance will lower premiums every six months.
32. State Farm
State Farm has a Good Student Discount that varies depending on where you live. To get more details, check with a local agent.
33. Travelers Insurance
There are a couple discounts for students from Travelers. The first is the standard Student Discount for maintaining at least a “B” average. They also have a Student Away at School Discount for parents with dependents attending school at least 100 miles away.
34. Farmers Insurance
Full-time students under the age of 25 with qualifying grades are eligible for the Farmers Student Discount.
35. Eastern Mountain Sports
If you live in one of the 12 states with an Eastern Mountain Sports retail location, your student ID will get you 15% off regularly priced items.
36. CorePower Yoga
Full-time students can save $100 on a 3-Month Unlimited membership, or $30 on a 10 Class Pack at CorePower Yoga studios throughout the country.
37. 24 Hour Fitness
Students can get special pricing plans from 24 Hour Fitness. Prices vary, based on location, so check with the club nearest you for more specifics.
38. Ski Colorado College Pass
If your college selection was based on powder conditions as much as academics, make sure to check out the Ski Colorado College Pass. For the price of a few textbooks, you can get unlimited skiing at Winter Park/Mary Jane and Copper Mountain all season long.
39. College New England Pass
Pick up a College New England Pass to enjoy discounted skiing and no blackout dates all season long at Sunday River, Sugarloaf and Loon Mountain.
40. Washington Wizards Student Rush
Though the NBA season is in serious jeopardy, the Washington Wizards have already started advertising their Student Rush promotion. On the day of the game, students can buy upper-level tickets that include a Chipotle gift card for just $15. Lower level seats are also available for $35.
41. D.C. United
The storied MLS franchise has a few College Nights throughout the season. Order tickets with your .edu email address before game day and get premium level seats for $15.
42. Detroit Tigers
The Tigers have a dozen College Nights at Comerica to choose from this year. The promotion includes a pavilion ticket and a player T-shirt for $19.
43. LA Dodgers
It’s tough times on all fronts for the Dodgers right now. In order to draw more fans, the team is offering $10 walk-up tickets to students for all remaining 2011 home games.
After speaking with a customer-service representative at Sprint, they confirmed they do have a student discount, but it varies by school. The standard seems to be 10% off your total monthly bill.
Depending on what school you attend, you may be eligible for a discount of 18% off your monthly bill from Verizon.
T-Mobile also has a student discount for participating schools. Their customer service department said the going rate is 6% off your total monthly bill.
Like the rest of the cell-phone providers, AT&T offers a discount for students at participating schools. The common amount of savings is 10% off your monthly bill.
48. Sam's Club
Buying in bulk with roommates saves money, but the Sam’s Club Collegiate Membership can save you even more. The cost is $40 for one-year and includes a $15 gift card.
The Amazon Student program is free to join and includes six months of free two-day shipping as well as email alerts. You can also elect to pay $39 for an annual membership that includes the shipping benefits, plus access to thousands of streaming videos.
50. New York Times
Some professors will require you read The New York Times for class. Luckily, the paper offers discounted subscriptions for students. The savings depend on what level of service you select.
51. The Wall Street Journal
Students can get a subscription to the Wall Street Journal for 75% off regular rates. This includes print, mobile and online content.
53. Ralph Lauren Rugby
The Rugby Student Union offers a 15% discount on full-price merchandise. Use your student ID to save in-store or use your .edu email address to get a coupon code for online shopping.
54. J. Crew
There’s a 15% student discount at J. Crew on regularly priced merchandise. The savings can only be applied to in-store purchases.
55. Banana Republic
Banana Republic has an Education Discount for both teachers and students. With a valid ID, you can get 15% off full-priced purchases.
56. Sally Beauty Supply
Students studying cosmetology can sign-up for the Sally Beauty Student Discount Card to get reduced pricing on most products.
57. Juicy Couture
Juicy Couture helps you stay in-style by offering a 15% discount with a valid student ID..
Saving on scrubs is especially important for medical students. The Medelita Student Discount Program provides 25% off lab coats and scrubs.
59. Club Monaco
This retailer doesn’t have the option to buy online, so you have to shop in a store. Luckily the Club Monaco student discount makes it worth tracking one down. With ID you can save 20% on your entire purchase, and the discount is applied to both regular and sale items.
According to their Facebook page, Madewell offers a 15% discount at all of their stores with a student ID.
Student Advantage Card
Both part-time and full-time students over the age of 16 are eligible to purchase a card. The annual cost is $22.50 and it can be used at over 80 locations. Here are a few of the top discounts available.
Save 20% off standard Greyhound fares.
Save 10% off Target online purchases.
Save 20% off everthing
Save 15% off Amtrak rail fares.
65. Foot Locker
Save $10 off purchases of $50 or more at Foot Locker.
International Student Identity Card
This card is a useful ally for students both abroad and at home. Any full-time student over the age of 12 can pick one up for an annual fee of $22. Their website claims you can use the card for 40,000 discounts in 120 countries. Here are some of the highlights.
11% off airfare between all JetBlue cities.
Pay no online booking fees.
Free Costco coupon book valued at over $50.
Receive 10% off your total bill at many IHOP locations.
Receive a 10% discount on SpaWish gift cards.
Franchises With Student Discounts
Most nationwide chains leave the decision about whether or not to offer student discounts up to individual franchise owners. While participation is more prevalent in college towns, many merchants find student discounts beneficial to business. Though none of these can be guaranteed, here are some common discounts reported by students throughout the country. To be sure the discount is offered, call and ask your local store.
Receive a free drink from Chipotle with purchase and a valid student ID.
Free drink with a Qdoba purchase and a valid student ID.
Get 10% off your total Subway purchase with a valid student ID.
74. Burger King
Receive 10% off your total Burger King purchase with a valid student ID.
75. Waffle House
10% off your total purchase with a valid student ID.
Receive a free drink with each Chick-fil-A purchase when you show your valid student ID.
10% off your total Arby's purchase with a valid student ID.
10% off your total McDonald's purchase with a valid student ID.
79. Buffalo Wild Wings
10% off your total Buffalo Wild Wings purchase with a valid student ID.
80. Dairy Queen
The official Dairy Queen site encourages franchise owners to offer a discount. The most common seems to be 10% off total purchase with a valid student ID.
81. Jiffy Lube
Get $10 or 10% off your total Jiffy Lube bill when you present a valid student ID.
So give it a try! Keep that student ID handy on you at all times, and remember to ASK ASK ASK if they offer student discounts. If they say no, say "Well would you be willing to offer me a student discount so I can buy this from you?" Remember, the worst they can say is a simple NO.
Happy savings to you!
Sites to check out:
I found THIS SITE that offers a discount card for students. I'm not sure how it works, I haven't used it before - but it looks pretty neat. Here are some examples from their site:
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