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Save Money With Student Discounts

Ariana Allen

Saving money in college can be a challenge. Having to pay for tuition, books, room & board, among other expenses can put a hole in your wallet. Thankfully, the broke college student image has come to the rescue with many national retailers offering discounts all with the flash of your student ID. Business Insider compiled a list of these retailers that offer student discounts. Check it out below!



Alex & Ani: 10% off full-price purchases.

Asos: 10% off full-price online orders.

Banana Republic: 15% off full-price, in-store purchases for students and teachers.

Boohoo: 35% off purchases for students. It’s the best student discount you’ll find from a clothing retailer.

Club Monaco: Both full-priced and sale items are 20% off with your valid college ID. If you’re shopping online, submit your email to receive a code.

Dockers: 20% off online orders.

Express: 15% off online and in-store purchases.

Forever 21: 10% off full price online orders.

J.Crew: 15% student (and teacher!) discount, but only in stores.

Kate Spade: 15% off at select stores. Ask at the register.

Levi’s: 15% off online and in-store purchases.

The Limited: 10% off online and in-store purchases.

Madewell: 15% student and discount, only in stores.

Ralph Lauren: 15% off at select stores. Ask at the register.

Topshop: 10% off online orders.


Apple Music: $5 per month for students.

Cinemark: Discounted tickets at select movie theaters. Discount varies by location.

The Economist: Discount varies by type of subscription.

The New York Times: $1 a week for online access.

Regal: Discounted tickets at select movie theaters. Discount varies by location.

Spotify: Spotify Premium is only $5 per month for students.

The Wall Street Journal: $1 a week for both print delivery and digital access.


Allstate: Save up to 20% on car insurance if you have “good grades.”

Farmers: Students with “good grades” are eligible. Discount varies by state.

Geico: Students with “a good academic standing” can save up to 15%.

Nationwide: Students must maintain a minimum B average. Discount varies.

State Farm: Save up to 25% “just for getting good grades.”


Adobe: Students and teachers can get 60% off Creative Cloud.

Apple: The discounts change over the year, but you can generally get slightly cheaper laptops and iPads. They also offer occasional back-to-school deals, like free Beats headphones with a more expensive purchase.

Amazon: With a .edu email address, you can get Amazon Prime Student free for six months, with a $10 referral bonus for each friend you can get to sign up. After your six months are up, Amazon Prime costs only $49 per year instead of $99.

AT&T: Check if you’re eligible for discounts on a plan by entering your .edu email address on their discount page.

Dell: Students get 20% off PCs in the online store with other discounts that change year-round.

Lenovo: Discounts vary by item and where you live.

Microsoft: Students and teachers get 10% off, with other deals offered year-round.

Sprint: Check if you’re eligible from their Discount Program page.

T-Mobile: T-Mobile offers up to $60 off smartphones and 20% off phone accessories for students and teachers.

Verizon: Verizon makes their discount hard to find. Go to their discount page and scroll down to “Not yet a Verizon Wireless customer?” Enter your .edu email address where it asks for a “work address.” They’ll email you and tell you if you’re eligible for a discount.


Amtrack: 15% off if you book in advance.

Short Line: The bus company gives different discounts depending on your school.

Greyhound: 10% off tickets. 40% with a Student Advantage Discount card, which costs $22.50 for the first year.



FedEx: 20% or 30% off shipping, depending on the kind of package.

Sam’s Club: Membership price discounts vary by location, and you get a $15 gift card.

You Got The Golden Ticket!

This list does not include local and regional retailers, so if you are not sure, just ask. I remember many shops and restaurants outside of campus, and even some museums offering student discounts as well. Don’t leave money on the table and take advantage while you can!

Where have you received students discounts? Share them below!

Author: Ariana Allen


Ariana Allen, Founder of Educated Latina, graduated with her B.A. in Women’s Studies from Loyola Marymount University Los Angeles in 2008.

A New York native and proud Dominiriqueña (Dominican/Puerto Rican), she currently lives in Inglewood with her awesome husband, Michael. When she isn’t working on EDL, Ariana is either watching her favorite TV shows or reading mysteries. She is passionate about traveling, cruising in particular, and is a self- proclaimed Francophile. You can follow her on Instagram at @arianachristina7.


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