Looking to save some money while you’re in school? There are plenty of retailers that offer special discounts and promotions to college students. From music and streaming services to food, travel and even insurance—taking advantage of these student discounts can save you more than a pretty penny.
Music and Streaming
1.Apple Music and Apple TV+
If you enjoy streaming your favorite music and television shows through Apple Music and Apple TV+, respectively, save yourself some money by taking advantage of Apple’s student subscription discount. With this discount, you’ll get a discounted rate for up to four years plus free Apple TV+ for a limited time. You can complete your enrollment through the UNiDAYS website in a matter of minutes.
If YouTube Music or YouTube Premium is more your speed for streaming, check out YouTube’s discounted student plan that runs just $5.49 per month. That’s just over half the cost of a traditional “individual plan” with all the same features, including an ad-free experience and the ability to download music to listen to offline.
Hulu Plus offers access to thousands of TV shows and movies that you can stream from any device and with Hulu’s student discount, you can pay as little as $1.99 per month for an ad-supported plan. While a student discount is not yet available for Hulu’s ad-free plan or any of its live TV plans, this is still a great way to stream some of your favorite shows for less.
Speaking of Hulu, signing up for Spotify Premium’s student discount can get you both a Spotify and Hulu subscription for just $5.99 per month. That’s a savings of more than $12 per month—plus, you’ll enjoy your first month free. To take advantage of this discount, complete enrollment online and verify your student status through SheerID. From there, you’ll be good to go!
Enjoy unlimited access to 100 million songs with Amazon Music Unlimited, which is available at a discount for students at just $5.99 per month. You’ll also get your first month free when you sign up. As long as you’re enrolled in an accredited college or university, you’ll qualify for this excellent deal.
Want to stream your favorite TV shows and movies from any device? Peacock offers its Premium subscription service for just $1.99 per month to college students. This discount applies for 12 months before you’ll need to verify your enrollment status, but it never expires so long as you’re in school. Take advantage of this savings of nearly $50 per year compared to the non-student Premium plan!
Clothing and Dorm Room
7.Amazon Prime Student
Having Amazon Prime can really come in handy in college, especially if you’re ordering school supplies or having essentials delivered to your dorm room. Even better? Amazon offers an extremely affordable Prime Student plan that has 6 months free and then costs $69 for the rest of the year after that. This plan includes not only Prime delivery, but other services like Amazon Prime Video, free food delivery through GrubHub, and much more.
From clothing to shoes, Nike is popular for its apparel—but it can be costly, especially for college students on a budget. Fortunately, Nike offers a student discount of 10 percent to high school, college and university students that is applicable to most items. Even better? You can request a new 10 percent off promo code every 30 days!
What college student doesn’t love shopping at Target? From dorm room furniture and décor to school supplies and groceries, you can find just about everything you need here. And with Target Circle’s Student Appreciation discount, you can join for free and enjoy exclusive discounts and savings on a wide variety of items.
If you’re in need of a comfortable mattress, pillows or other cozy items to promote a solid night of sleep, Mattress Firm has you covered with special discounts available to students and teachers alike. Their discount states: “Get an extra 20% off select purchases or an extra 10% off Purple with offer code. Savings are applied to listed sale prices. Offer code may be used only once, in connection with a single sales order.”
Looking for a fresh pair of glasses to start the school year? Save money on the latest styles with EyeBuy Direct’s student discount, which typically ranges from 20 to 30 percent off a single order. Student verification for this discount is handled through Student Beans, which is quick and easy to use. Once you’re verified, you’ll receive a discount code that you can use on your next purchase.
Fuel those study sessions with fast and convenient food delivery from DoorDash. DoorDash is offering its DashPass plan for just $4.99 per month to college students (or $48 per year when billed annually). This is a savings of 50 percent compared to the traditional DashPass subscription, and it includes all the same services.
The popular delivery service Shipt offers a special discount to college students, offering its Shipt Student Membership for just $4.99 per month instead of the regular $10.99 per month. With this plan, you’ll enjoy a $0 delivery fee for orders over $35, special savings and more! Just enter your student email to get started.
Eating healthy as a college student is easier than ever with meal kit delivery services like HelloFresh. After verification through UNiDAYS, you can enjoy 55 percent off your first HelloFresh box, as well as a 15 percent discount on your entire first year of service. With a HelloFresh subscription, you can choose from more than 15 weekly meals and have the ingredients delivered straight to your door.
Blue Apron is another popular meal kit service that makes it quick and easy to whip up nutritious meals without the need for shopping or prepping ingredients. Even better? Blue Apron offers 65% off your first box and the first order ships free when you verify your student enrollment. Give it a try and taste the difference for yourself.
Enjoy grocery delivery, exclusive discounts and more with Thrive Market’s annual membership plan. Currently, Thrive Market is offering a free one-year membership to qualifying college students. This is the same plan they offer free to first responders, teachers and veterans!
Insurance and Travel
If you have AAA as a college student and maintain good grades, check to see if you’re eligible for a “good student” discount, which can save you a good chunk of money on your premium. Likewise, AAA’s roadside assistance and other membership services are available at a discount to verified students.
18.State Farm, GEICO, Farmers Insurance, Etc.
Other insurance companies, including State Farm, GEICO and Farmers Insurance also offer discounts for students. For policyholders looking to save on coverage, these discounts are typically offered to those with a minimum GPA of 3.0, and they vary by state. You will need to verify your eligibility for any discounts annually, so keep this in mind.
Need to rent a truck? Penske offers a 10 percent discount on truck rental services to students. Simply use the promo code “STUDENT” to receive the discount after verifying your student status. You’ll also enjoy free unlimited miles on one-way rentals, no underage surcharges for drivers 18-23 years old, free roadside assistance on your rental, and more.
In the market for a new vehicle to help you get around while you’re in school? GM offers a College Appreciation discount to enrolled students. Start by choosing from a selection of eligible vehicle models, then verify your student status to get a unique authorization number that you can use to save big on your next ride!
Delta Airlines offers special discounts to students on certain flights at various times of the year. These savings can amount to 30 percent off your total booking, so keep an eye out for specials and promotions. Keep in mind that you will need to verify your student enrollment status to qualify for these discounts.
Software and Technology
In addition to special discounts on Apple TV and other services, Apple also offers special education pricing on computers, laptops, accessories and other Apple products. When you make a discounted purchase, you may also be eligible for a free gift card, savings on an AppleCare+ plan, and other extras!
With Microsoft’s student discount, you can enjoy up to 10 percent off all physical devices (this includes laptops, computers, tablets and accessories). If you need to download copies of Microsoft Word, Excel or other popular Microsoft app programs, you can also enjoy a student discount on these essentials.
If you’re in need of a new laptop, computer or other technology for the upcoming school year, Dell offers a discount for college students. In fact, depending on what you need, you could enjoy up to $350 off your Dell purchase. Plus, each purchase comes with up to 3 percent back in rewards, as well as premium support and expedited delivery.
Students can enjoy up to 40 percent off HP computers, accessories and other devices when they take advantage of HP’s exclusive Education Discount Program. The best part? You don’t even need a student ID to get started. Plus, every order comes with free shipping, excellent customer support, and easy returns and exchanges.
For all your tech needs, Best Buy has you covered—and with Best Buy’s Student Hub, you can enjoy access to exclusive savings and promo codes on the items you need most for a successful school year. From laptops and tablets to phones, printers and accessories, you’ll be ready for the school year without overspending.
27.Verizon and AT&T
When it comes to saving on your phone bill while you’re in school, both Verizon and AT&T offer steep discounts for college students. Explore Verizon’s myPlan, which allows you to save up to $25 per month on your mobile phone plan with 5G performance and up to $10 on a Fios internet plan.
Carrier AT&T also offers a student discount of up to $10 off per month on a Premium plan. This discount applies to each line for up to five lines. All you need is an Unlimited Premium plan and to provide proof of eligibility, such as a student ID card.
Bonus Tip: Keep Your Student ID On-Hand!
This is by no means a comprehensive list of all the college student discounts available, but hopefully it will help you save some money during the upcoming school year. To take full advantage of the discounts available to you, always keep your student ID card on you. You never know when it could save you a few dollars! Whether going to the movies or eating out, it doesn’t hurt to ask whether a business offers student discounts.
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