The Dealhack Student Discounts Guide is the result of our quarterly survey of stores that offer discounts to students. Right now the list is at 165 (and counting). We verify each discount every three months.
Using this list, it’s easy to make your student budget stretch further this semester. Below you’ll find all the places that you save on clothes, furniture, travel, electronics, fitness, entertainment, food, and more.
We’ve also prepared an up-to-date PDF in case you can’t read the whole thing right now.
Clothing Discounts for Students
Nice gear is an important part of your life. The clothes you wear reflect your style and personality. Instead of allocating all of your limited budget to clothes, shop at these stores where you can get a discount just for being a student.
Aerie: 10 percent off in-store only. Must show a valid student ID. This offer was verified using the live chat option at ae.com.
American Eagle: 10 percent off in-store only. Must show a valid student ID.
Betabrand: 15 percent off when you verify your student status with UNiDays (source).
Chi Chi London: 15 percent off with Student Beans verification (source).
Club Monaco: 15 percent off sale & full-price items both online and in-store for college students. Enter a valid .edu email address to receive your code to shop online or present a valid student ID in-store (source).
Dorothy Perkins: Verify your student status with Student Beans or UNiDAYS for a 10 percent discount. Also valid in-store with a valid student ID (source).
Dune London: Verify your student status with UNiDAYS and get 10 percent off (source).
Eddie Bauer: 10 percent discount with proof of student ID in-store. This offer was verified by Eddie Bauer customer service and may change depending on your location.
Jack Wills: 10 percent off when you verify your student status with UNiDAYS (source).
J.Crew: 15 percent off in-store purchases with a valid student ID (source).
Jockey: 10 percent off for college, technical college, community college, or university students (source).
Joe’s Jeans: Get 20 percent off sitewide when you verify with UNiDAYS (source).
Karen Kane: 20 percent off for full-time and part-time students (source).
Madewell: 15 percent off in-store with a valid school ID (source).
Miss Selfridge: 10 percent off when you register with Student Beans to verify your student status (source).
NA-KD: 12 percent off when you verify your student status with Student Beans (source).
Necessary Clothing: 20 percent off when you register or log in with UNiDAYS (source).
Oasis: Verify your student status with UNiDAYS and save 10 percent (source).
PrettyLittleThing: 20 percent off when you register with Student Beans to verify your student status (source).
Sam’s Club: Show your student ID and get a $15 discount.
TBDress: 15 percent off when you register with your Student Beans ID to verify your student status (source).
Tommy Hilfiger: 15 percent off for eligible U.S. college students. Select student discount at checkout and verify your identity with SheerID. Discount details can be found at checkout.
Topshop: 10 percent off all year with Student Beans code or verifying your student status with UNiDAYS (source).
Unif: 10 percent discount when you verify your student status with UNiDAYS. Cannot be combined with other promotions and can’t be used to purchase gift cards (source).
Vineyard Vines: 15 percent off in-store only. Must show a valid college ID at checkout. View the Student Discounts (in-store only) section in the FAQ section (source).
Furniture Discounts for Students
Overstock: Students and teachers can join Club O for free. Club O gives you access to fantastic rewards (5%) on every purchase, free shipping, extra rewards of up to 40%, and 5% in dining rewards (source).
PBteen: Get a 15 percent discount with your .edu email or college ID (source).
Travel Discounts for Students
Going away to school can be lonely. When you miss your old friends, you can take a trip back home at a discount by using one of these major transportation carriers or hotels. Whether you prefer to travel by plane, train, or automobile, you’ll get special rates at these places when you show your student ID.
Amtrak: 15 percent off for students ages 13-25 with a valid student ID (source).
Caesar’s Palace: 10 percent off at Caesar’s Palace bookings (source).
E-Z Rent-a-Car: Save 5 percent on using the code 7192E (source).
GMC/Chevrolet/Buick: Discounts on vehicles are for current students and recent graduates including nursing and graduate students (source).
Generator Hostels: Get a 10 percent discount at select hostels with your ISIC card (source).
Greyhound: 10 percent off travel when you show your Student Advantage Card (source).
National Car Rental: Up to 20 percent off and unlimited mileage with a Student Advantage Card (source).
NJ Transit: Full-time college students can receive a 25 percent discount on NJ Transit monthly passes (source).
Penske: 10 percent off for college students and an additional 10 percent discount for one-way online rentals (source).
StudentUniverse/American Airlines: StudentUniverse and American Airlines have teamed up to offer great prices for inexpensive travel (source).
Travelosophy: Discover great discounts on student travel. Travelosophy sells discounted airfares to Africa, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East (source).
Insurance Discounts for Students
Do you need car insurance, rental insurance, or insurance on your belongings in case anything goes wrong? Hit up these insurance companies for a quote first. Many of them offer additional discounts if you have good grades.
Allstate: Save up to 20 percent if you have good grades (source).
Esurance: You can save up To 10 percent off if you have a B (3.0 GPA) or higher with the “Good Student” discount (source).
Farmers: Full-time students under the age of 25 may qualify for a discount (source).
Geico: Full-time students with a good academic record are eligible a discount. Usually policyholders ages 16-24 and a “B” average or better qualify for up to 15 percent off certain coverages (source).
Nationwide: Get a good student discount for drivers aged 16 to 24. Must be full-time college or high school students and maintain at least a “B” average or better (source).
State Farm: Up to 25 percent off for students who receive good grades (source).
Traveler’s: Up to 8 percent off when you maintain a “B” average or better (source).
Cell Phone Discounts for Students
Verizon: International students studying in the U.S. can save on phones and wireless plans. Just bring your passport and student visa to a Verizon Wireless location to verify your status. You can also go to the employee discount program page and enter your school to see if you’re eligible for discount (source).
Electronics & Technology Discounts for Students
It’s pretty difficult to be a college student today without your own laptop and software. The days when your parents took notes in an actual notebook are long gone. Fortunately, these companies offer discounts to college students to help cover the cost of equipment and software. Apple, Microsoft, Dell, HP and Lenovo and the stores below offer student discounts on computers.
Abbyy: Students can get up to 30 percent off top-rated software (source).
Ableton: Get up to 40 percent off Ableton Live Standard and Suite. Visit their website to see if you’re eligible (source).
Adobe: Up to 60 percent off creative cloud apps (source).
Apple: Save on a new Mac, iPad, and AppleCare. You can also get Apple Music for 50 percent off. Education pricing is available on the Apple website for students and parents purchasing for students (source).
Cyberlink: Up to 60 percent off when you provide the required application form (source).
Das Keyboard: 20 percent off a new keyboard and free shipping. This offer excludes Alaska and Hawaii (source).
Fujitsu: Get 5 percent off select tablets and PCs when you order over the phone. Dial 1-800-FUJITSU to place your order (source).
Klipsch: Save 10 percent at Klipsch Audio when you verify with UNiDAYS (source).
Microsoft Store: Offers several free software packages to eligible college students. Students can get OneNote, Office 365, and Imagine absolutely free. The company also offers discounts on hardware. Their flagship laptop, the Surface, is available for 10 percent off to students, faculty (source).
Sony Creative Software: Shop for Sony Creative Software products at their resellers and be eligible for discounts using your dated student ID (source).
Spotify: Spotify premium for students is 50 percent off (you pay just $4.99) (source).
Squarespace: Students get 50 percent off their first year of Squarespace (source).
SurveyMonkey: Discounts for students upgrading their basic plan are granted at SurveyMonkey’s discretion. (source).
Restaurant Discounts for Students
Every little bit of savings helps when it comes to meals at college. These discounts will help you save a bit and allow you to drink something other than water throughout your college years. Students with a valid ID can score discounts at these restaurants.
Arby’s: 10 percent off when you show your student ID at select locations.
Buffalo Wild Wing: Show your student ID and get up to 10 percent off.
Burger King: Up to 10 percent off with valid student ID.
Chick-fil-A: Chick-fil-A locations do usually offer a discount to students. Contact the closest location to you and ask what discounts are offered.
Chipotle: Save at most Chipotle locations when you show your student ID.
Dairy Queen: Visit your local Dairy Queen to see what student deals are offered.
Domino’s: Select locations will offer a student discount. This offer was confirmed with a Domino’s customer service representative and is NOT offered nationwide.
Dunkin Donuts: Get up to 10 percent off when you show your student ID.
Hard Rock Cafe: Show your student ID or Student Identity Card and receive discounted menu items.
McDonald’s: Many locations do offer a 10 percent discount when you show your student ID.
Pizza Hut: Contact your local Pizza Hut location as discounts differ by location.
Qdoba: Show your student ID and you can usually score a free drink or a burrito deal.
Subway: Show your student ID to receive up to 10 percent off at your local Subway.
TCBY: Show your student card and get 15 percent off your yogurt.
Waffle House: Up to 10 percent off. The discount amount changes at each location. Must show a valid student ID. This offer was confirmed with a Waffle House customer service representative.
News & Entertainment Discounts for Students
College isn’t all about books and classes. When there is money left in your budget after buying all the necessary tools for success, and some daylight left after you’ve completed all your homework, take some time to enjoy yourself. These discounts will make it easier to justify the expenses.
AMC Theatres: Show your student ID for discounted ticket prices on on Thursdays (source).
Bloomberg Businessweek: Save 90 percent compared to newsstand prices. This offer also includes free digital access on your iPad and iPhone (source).
Major League Baseball teams around the country offer discounts to students. Give the box office a phone call to inquire about discounted tickets.
MLB.tv: Students save 35 percent on MLB TV when you verify with ID.me (source).
Museums: Most museums (which is too many to list here) offer significant discounts to students of any age. If the student price isn’t advertised at that museum you’d like to visit, just ask. Some even let students with a valid ID in for free.
The New York Times: Students save on print and digital copies. Special rates are available for schools and universities (source).
The Wall Street Journal: Exclusive offers for students available. Get up to 50 percent off (source).
The Washington Post: All students are eligible for a free digital subscription. Sign up with your .edu email address (source).
Education & Textbook Discounts for Students
Chegg: Students save up to 90 percent on used textbooks (source).
Health & Fitness Discounts for Students
Barre3: Get 20 percent off your subscription when you verify with UNiDAYs (source).
GlassesUSA: 55 percent discount when you verify your student status with UNiDAYS (source).
Zumba: You can save 20 percent on Zumba instructor training (source).
Service Discounts for Students
Citi: Get a 2500 point bonus after spending over $500 within the first three months (source).
The Best Student Discount Cards & Programs
ID.me: You can think of ID.me as a “digital wallet” that verifies your student status online. When you sign up with ID.me you can score solid discounts at their 400+ partners (source).
ISIC (International Student Identity Card): With a valid ISIC card students qualify for international discounts on travel, shopping, entertainment, insurance, food, and accommodations. There are currently over 160,000 discounts in over 130 countries available to ISIC cardholders. An ISIC card costs $25 per year and will score you discounted access to museums, cultural sites, hostels, hotels, airlines, buses, trains, ferries, restaurants, bars, and other attractions (source).
Student Advantage Card: The Student Advantage card costs $22.50 per year and gives you access to a discount of up to 40 percent off at campus shops, local businesses, and popular online stores (source).
Student Beans: Student Beans is a free app that gives you access to the latest student discount right on your smartphone and provides a simple login to help stores verify your student status when you’re shopping online (source).
UNiDAYS: With a UNiDAYS account, you instantly qualify for discounts on tons of popular brands. Simply log on with your details and you’ll be instantly verified and eligible for discounts (source).
Bonus tip: If you have a bunch of store cards on the go but don’t want to card around a fat wallet, I recommend the app Stocard. Download it and store all your cards on your phone.
Enjoy Your Savings!
There’s no denying college is expensive, but taking advantage of these discounts can make your limited funds go a lot further and your time in college much more enjoyable.
If you know of (or work for) any other businesses that offer student discounts, we would love it if you’d share them in the comments below so that we can add them to our list.