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.
Alex and Ani: Students get 10% off in stores with a when you flash a valid school ID.
ASOS: Stay stylish with 10% off ASOS duds.
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 20% 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.
The Limited: We’re just as obsessed with The Limited now as we were with Limited Too in elementary school. Get 15% off in stores with your student 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.
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.
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: Students can save up to 80% on used textbooks and rentals.
The New York Times: Get your first 4 weeks FREE and then continue to get unlimated access to The New York Times for just $1 a week.
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).
Chick-fil-A: Get a free small drink to accompany your chicken sandwich and waffle fries (or any meal) when you show your ID.
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.
Domino's: Domino's Pizza usually offers for college-town locations. Call your local restaurant to find out!
McDonalds: Now your McFlurry or burger comes with a 10% discount with your student ID at some locations.
Papa John’s: Pizza is a perfect option for any fast-paced student. Papa John’s discounts vary based on location, so ask the restaurant closest to your campus what discount they offer.
Qdoba: Qdoba offers a free drink for students when you purchase a meal, as well as burrito meals for $5.
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.
Apple: Students can save up to $200 on a MacBook and up to $20 on an iPad.
Dell University: Dell University is a program that offers discounts on technology for students.
Microsoft: Students save 10% off in their stores!
Sony: Need some sweet new electronics? College students get up to 10% off on select items.
Spotify: Students have access to Spotify Premium for only $4.99 a month (half the price of the normal fee).
AMC Theatres: AMC Theatres offer special discounted tickets for students every Thursday. Check with your local AMC for pricing.
Regal Theaters: Many Regal Theaters offer student discounts. Enter your zip code on the site to see whether your local theater is one of them.
Amtrak: Sign up for a Student Advantage Card and get great deals off train tickets.
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!