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Student Discounts: 40+ Stores Offering Discounts for College Students

Isn't it funny that some of our happiest, most exciting, and (dare I say) care-free years--our college years--are also some of our poorest?

List of Student Discounts

College students can get some sweet discounts with a student ID!

Any student or parent with a student in college will tell you that college can be a stressful time on a family's budget. For both students and parents, balancing tuition expenses, grocery bills, rent, and transportation costs can be a juggling act. We have compiled a list of 40 stores with student discounts to help you or your college student save big!

Student Travel Discounts

College offers students a plethora of travel opportunities. Whether your student is studying abroad in Europe, or celebrating spring break in Mexico, there are a number of student discounts on flight,  hotels, hostels, activities, and even traveler's insurance available to students. We found a variety of fantastic travel discount websites exclusive to students, but these are the cream of the crop:

Discounts with Student ID

While some savvy student shoppers are familiar with showing a student ID to receive in-store discounts, many people are unaware of this little trick until after graduation! Our advice to college (and even high school students) is to bring your student ID with you when you shop, and to ALWAYS ask a sales associate if that store provides a student discount. Most stores do not publicly advertise their student discount, and the discount is often spread through word-of-mouth. By asking the sale associate, students can be confident that they will get the best discount possible. Here is a student discount list that offers deals just for students:

  • 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: Save 15% with your Student Advantage card or your International Student Identity Card.
  • 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 (varies by location)
  • Charlotte Russe: 10% off in-store with ID
  • Club Monaco: 20% off regular-priced items
  • Dairy Queen: 10% off (varies by location)
  • 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
  • JoAnn: 10% for Student Discount Program members
  • JourneyEd: provides student discounts on computers, electronics, software, and other college necessities
  • Kroger: 5% off at select locations
  • The Limited: 15% 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 (varies by 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
  • Taco Cabana: 20% off (varies by location)
  • ThinkEDU: student discounts on software, textbooks, dorm supplies, Apple products, collegiate apparel and more
  • Topshop: 10% off
  • Urban Outfitters: 10% off (on select dates only)
  • Waffle House: 10% off
  • Western Digital Store: 20% off all products when you create an account with a school email address.

Choosing your student discount strategy is up to you, but students should be aware that there are always discounts to take advantage of. After all, our college years fly by, and the prices of “the real world” can wait.

Make sure to check out our compilation of Teacher Discounts that can help your favorite professors save big!

Are we missing any student discounts? Leave a comment and we will update our list!

Looking for a printable version of our student discount list? Just click the link below and hit the "Print" button in your browser!
40+ Stores with Student Discounts (PDF, 94KB)

Last updated 12/31/13

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70 Responses to “Student Discounts: 40+ Stores Offering Discounts for College Students”

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  8. Ellenor says:

    Hi, just wanted to let you know that I’ve called several of these businesses on your list and none of the ones I called offer discounts. These include:

    -Banana Republic
    -Dairy Queen
    -Burger King
    -Waffle House
    -Pizza Hut

    You should update this list so no other students get denied like I did.

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  10. Hi Sarah?

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    Student discounts on cell phone plans.

    Do you have any information on student discounts for the Straight Talk smartphone plans from Wall Mart.

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