35 Stores With Student Discounts

Being a college student isn’t cheap. Between nights out with friends, lunch with your roommate, the occasional movie, groceries, toiletries and annual tuition, your expenses can rack up quickly. But don’t worry; there are a ton of stores out there that feel your pain and are willing to offer you a break with their student discounts. Check out some of these places next time you’re looking to do some smart shopping and save some cash.

Apparel

ASOS: Stay stylish with 10% off full-priced ASOS products.

Banana Republic: You can finally afford clothes for work or your internship with 15% off full-priced items in store.

Club Monaco: Stock up on some fall favorites by getting 15% off regular and sale priced items in any Club Monaco store AND online.

Goodwill: Many Goodwill locations offer a 10% discount for all you thrifty collegiettes with student ID. Just ask your local store to make sure.

J.Crew: Yet another reason to hit up J.Crew for some cute and classic clothing. Get a 15% discount in stores when you show your school ID.

Medelita: All you pre-med collegiettes out there can get 15% off your scrubs with Medelita’s Student Discount Program online.

Madewell: Students get 15% off when they show their IDs, so it's definitely time to go shopping.

ModCloth: Save 15% on all those vintage looks at ModCloth when you register. 

Steve Madden: They offer 10% off in store with your valid ID. Get those extra pair of shoes!

TOMS: Students get 10% cash back on shoes, and for every pair you buy a new pair will be given to a child in need. 

Topshop: Be fashion forward with 10% off Topshop apparel in stores and online when you register.

School Supplies

Amazon: Students can get a free six-month trial of Amazon Prime, which offers free two-day shipping on all of Amazon’s items, and a $10 credit when you refer a friend.

Barnes and Nobles: It's not a student discount, but you can save up to 90% on used textbooks and rentals. 

The New York Times: Get your first 4 weeks FREE and then continue to get unlimited access to The New York Times for just $1 a week. 

Food

Arby’s: Arby’s offers a 10% discount at certain locations with your student ID.

Buffalo Wild Wings: Get a 10% discount off those flaming wings with your student ID (varies based on location).

Burger King: That burger and fries will come with a 10% discount when you flash your ID (at select locations).

Chipotle: Some Chipotle restaurants offer a free small drink with your meal when you show your student ID.

Dairy Queen: Most Dairy Queens offer a 10% discount for students with ID. Check with your local DQ restaurant to see if they offer a discount.

McDonalds: Now your McFlurry or burger comes with a 10% discount with your student ID at some locations.

Pizza Hut: Score 10 to 20% off that cheesy pie depending on the Pizza Hut location. 

Qdoba: Qdoba offers a free drink for students when you purchase a meal.

Subway: You can get 10% off your sub with your student ID at some locations. 

Fitness

24 Hour Fitness: Most 24 Hour Fitness locations offer special pricing for students, though it varies depending on the gym. Check with your local 24 Hour Fitness for pricing.

Eastern Mountain Sports: Need to stock up on some workout gear? Eastern Mountain Sports offers 15% off full-price national brand items and 20% off all full-price EMS brand items when you show your ID.

Technology

Apple: Students can save up to $300 on a MacBook—and you get a free pair of Beats wireless headphones when you buy a Mac or iPad Pro for college. 

Apple Music: It's only $4.99 a month for students, and there's a three month free trial.

Dell University: Dell University is a program that offers discounts on technology for students, including a $150 coupon.

Microsoft: Need some sweet new electronics? Students save 10% off Surface devices! 

Spotify: Students have access to Spotify Premium for only $4.99 a month (half the price of the normal fee). 

Theaters

AMC Theatres: AMC Theatres offer special discounted tickets for students every Thursday. Check with your local AMC for pricing.

Cinemark: Cinemark offers discounted movie tickets that vary by location for students who show their ID.

Regal Cinemas: Many Regal Cinemas offer student discounts. Enter your zip code on the site to see whether your local theater is one of them.

Transportation

Amtrak: Get great deals off train tickets by receiving 15% off on Amtrak.

ShortLine/Coach USA: If you're about the bus life, CoachUSA offers a variety of discounts for students traveling from or to selected schools listed on their website.

For discounted plane tickets and travel accommodations, check out these sites designed exclusively for students.

Many stores offer student discounts, even if they don’t broadcast them. If you’re not sure whether or not a store offers a discount, go ahead and ask. You may end up finding more deals than you were bargaining for. And always carry your student ID—just in case!

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Coming from the small, mountain community of Evergreen, Colorado, Nicole is currently studying english and journalism at New York University. She has served as the Social Media Agent for the Washington Square News, beauty intern for Seventeen Magazine, and is currently an editorial assistant for Good Housekeeping. Beyond her writing, Nicole is an avid runner, former president Zeta Tau Alpha at NYU, and is passionate about her lifestyle blog www.stressinnicole.blogspot.com.

Lindsay is the Viral Section Editor at Her Campus, as well as the President of the UCLA chapter. She was previously an editorial intern at the Her Campus headquarters in Boston. Lindsay grew up in Washington state, though she has transitioned to love the Southern California sunshine as a senior communications and environment student at UCLA. Her free time is spent collecting sea glass on the beach, squeezing in a TV episode and missing her spaniel back home. Twitter: @WeinbergLindsay .