One of the best parts about being a college student is all the discounts available to you in the community! If you didn’t know this before, your student ID card is more than just a card to get you in a dorm or more than just verification for a test, it’s also a big money saver too.
College Means Student Discounts
When it comes to getting those student benefits, the options are endless and make sticking to a budget a little easier! See how college students are saving money in Florida with these amazing 20 discounts!
- Apple: Students and educators save 5% off more apple purchases and can save up to $200 on a new Mac or IPad with the Apple Education pricing.
- Adobe: If you’re into photo and design or even video editing, by being a college student you are eligible to receive up to 60% off Creative Cloud.
- Dell: If you’re not an apple lover, Dell offers a price match program, a loyalty program and even a nice discount at checkout.
- Choice Hotels: if you find yourself traveling a lot for school or you want to treat your parents to a nice hotel, check out the Choice Hotel chain as you can earn 15% off hotel stays.
- Amtrak: If you don’t have a car or don’t want to put the miles on your car, look to Amtrak for those holiday vacations and save up to 10% on travel
- Greyhound: If you’re more of a bus rider, look to Greyhound who offers 20% on walk-up fares or online tickets. So if it’s a last minute trip or a planned trip you can save yourself a couple of bucks.
Newspaper & Magazines
- The Wall Street Journal: It’s important to keep up to date with the news but we know that ordering magazines can get costly. With the Wall Street Journal you’ll pay $1 per week for a 15 week subscription.
- The New York Times: The New York Times will also provide a discount and unlimited access to NYTimes.com with a valid student E-mail.
- Entertainment Weekly: If you want the gossip, be sure to have a Student Advantage Card and get up to $5 off on a yearly subscription.
- Allstate: Keep those grades up because with Allstate and good grades you’ll receive up to 20% off your auto insurance.
- Geico: Geico will also offer students up to 15% off certain coverage if you have a B Average.
- State Farm: Another option for auto insurance is State Farm where you can get up to 25% off until you turn 25 years old with good grades.
- Alex and Ani: Everyone needs nice accessories when it comes to preparing for an internship, or even giving a gift. Alex and Ani offers students a 10% discount for in-store purchases with a valid student ID.
- Banana Republic: If you’re looking for some back to school clothes, wait until you have that student ID because Banana Republic will give you 15% off in store purchases
- Ann Taylor: And stores like Ann Taylor will give you 15% off your full purchase both on-line and in stores so if you can’t find that perfect outfit on the shelves turn to the internet.
- Sam’s Club: When it’s time to stock up on dorm essentials and even things for your new apartment, turn to Sam’s Club. The student discount varies by location but they will give you a $15 gift card for renewal.
Best Of The Rest
- AT&T: With the way we use cell phones today, every little discount counts and with AT&T if you have a valid college e-mail you can receive a discount on your monthly plan.
- Amazon: Amazon offers students a 50% off an Amazon Prime membership.
- FedEx: If you need to ship out a package to your parents or they want to send you a care package, look to FedEx as they offer a 20%-30% discount on shipping services when you show a student ID.
- Penske: If you’re moving in to the dorms, out of the dorms or you found a place of your own, Penske will give over 10% off truck rentals for students plus an additional 10% if you book a one-way rental online!
There are only 20 discounts but the list could continue for pages! When it comes to technology, cell phones, insurance, restaurants, clothing and even travel, always ask the companies if they offer a student discount. You might be pleasantly surprised.
Remember, the best practice for spending is budgeting and saving. For more tips on how to budget like a professional while building your credit, read TFCU's Using Credit Wiseley Guide which you can download below.