There are so many perks to being in college — conversing with professors and classmates, learning something new every day, starting to decide on a career path and (our favorite!) getting deals and discounts all over the place!
We found 65+ restaurants and stores that will give you college student discounts. Think freebies, goodies and other deals just for being a college student. Pro tip: Search Knoji or your university site for campus deals — you’ll likely find even more ways to save at shops and restaurants specific to your college town.
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College Student Discounts on Clothing
Alex & Ani: Students with ID receive 10% off in-store purchases of non-sale items.
Charlotte Russe: Take 10% off your purchase.
GNC: Students can receive 15% off at GNC.com. Verify your status with ID.me to receive your promo code!
Goodwill: Yes, even Goodwill gives you a price break with an ID. Check with your local store because college student discounts depend on the location, and some offer the promotion only on Thursdays with 10% off.
Salvation Army: Confirm with your local Salvation Army, but many offer college student discounts at least one day a week with a student ID.
College Student Discounts on Beauty and Health Products
College Student Discounts on Entertainment and Electronics
Adorama: Students and teachers of film, video, photography, graphic design, audio or new media departments can utilize Adorama’s special discount program, which gets you lower prices on thousands of items. You can also utilize Adorama Rental Co. and get 10% of your rental total as a credit on your Rewards Card.
Amazon Student: Get a free six-month Amazon Prime trial. After your trial, your membership is $6.49/month, and you can cancel at any time. Plus, you’ll receive Grubhub+ Student with a Prime membership.
AMC Theatres: Students get a lower ticket price at select theaters.
Apple: Apple does special pricing for students of all grade levels. For back-to-school, they offer special deals on financing, AppleCare+, app bundles and accessories. Plus, you can get free AirPods with select purchases and special discounts and deals on popular items like iPads, MacBooks and iMacs.
Best Buy: Sign up for Best Buy’s college student deals to get promo codes emailed to you.
Chirp Books: This site discounts audiobooks — up to 95% off — that you can purchase and own with no subscription or membership fees. You can get $5 toward your first audiobook on Chirp with the code REALDEALSTUDENT5 through December 30, 2022. Thanks, Chirp!
Office 365: Get Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Microsoft Teams for free with your university email! You can also get a discount on other Microsoft Office features.
The New York Times: The paper of record offers up to 50% off subscriptions for college students who want the print edition. For digital subscribers, it’s four weeks free, then $1 a week after that.
TickTick: This is a task management app that helps users stay organized while boosting productivity at school, work and life. Qualifying students can get a 25% discount on TickTick Premium (typically $27.99 a year). Learn more about how TickTick can help keep you organized, creative and productive this year.
The Wall Street Journal: Students can subscribe to this paper for $4 a month for the digital pack, or the print and digital package for $10 a month.
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College Student Discounts on Home and Decor
Allform: Verify your student status and get a code for 25% off trendy modular sofas.
Birch Living: Save 15% on a new organic mattress. Learn more information about how to score your discount.
Helix: Catch some savingZzz with a 15% discount on any of Helix’s products when you verify your enrollment with UNiDAYS. Helix is one of the top five mattress-in-a-box companies and uses a color match system to pair you with a mattress that supports your individualized sleep preferences.
moveBuddha: Check out this comprehensive list of moving and storage discounts for students. Bonus: You’ll also find deals for teachers, military and senior citizens on that list!
SMARTBOX Portable Moving and Storage: College students get a discount on moving and storage services, while university faculty members are eligible to receive $20 off delivery services (there is no expiration date to this offer!). Simply mention that you’re currently an enrolled student or university faculty member to one of SMARTBOX’s customer service representatives during your free quote process.
SmartMove: Perform easy, comprehensive and reliable tenant background checks for clients with TransUnion SmartMove. Get a 20% discount using the code StudentSave at checkout.
Undergrads Moving: This company offers labor-only residential moving services that have earned them a five-star reputation. Use the promo code UNDRGRDS15 and receive 15% off your move.
Restaurants With College Student Discounts
Arby’s: Get 10% off your entire meal with your college student ID.
Buffalo Wild Wings: It’s time to get saucy. At many locations, you can score 10% off your meal. Just ask!
Burger King: Have it your way and use a valid ID to save 10% on your next meal.
Chick-fil-A: Thirsty? Get a free small drink (some locations offer 10% off!) when you show your student ID and buy anything at Chick-fil-A.
Chipotle: The next time you get a burrito the size of a log, flash your college student ID to score a free small drink.
Dairy Queen: Present your student ID at the register for 10% off at participating locations.
Qdoba: Enjoy a free drink with a purchase and a valid student ID. Some also offer a burrito for just $5.
TCBY: Get 15% off yogurt goodness — be sure to confirm this deal is available at your local shop.
Waffle House: There’s nothing better than a visit to your local Waffle House after the bars close. Next time, save 10% by showing your server your college student ID.
This article was originally published on July 20, 2017, and has been updated for accuracy and comprehensiveness.