As students, we have a ton of expenses including tuition, books, school supplies; the list goes on and on. Retailers recognize this and want your business just as much as those (seemingly rich) non-student customers, so most will generously provide students with discounts. I’ve found stores that have discounts on food, clothes, school supplies, and more! Even if you don’t see a company listed below, don’t be shy about asking for a student rate! Be sure to bring your student ID and show it proudly when you ask for your discount. 

·         FedEx Office: 30% on document, 20% on shipping services

·         Amazon: Free two day shipping for six months, discounted Prime, and other deals

·         Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores: 10% off on all purchases when you sign up with the Jo-Ann Student Discount Program, Two special couples online and in-store

·         The New York Times: 99 cents for the first four weeks, 50% off the regular rate after that

·         Apple: Student pricing on products, $100 Apple store gift card with purchase of a Mac, or a $50 gift card with the purchase of an iPad or iPhone

·         Dell: Free Dell tablet with purchase of a Dell computer of $699 or more

·         Microsoft: 10% off Pro 2, Pro 3, all PC’s and accessories, Special pricing on software

·         Cinemark: discounted movie tickets

·         AMC Theaters: Thursday night they offer discounted tickets to students

·         Allstate: 20% off car insurance for full time students 25 years old or younger

·         Geico: full time students ages 16-25 receive up to $200 off car insurance if they maintain a “B” average or higher

·         State Farm: up to 25% savings on insurance until you reach 25 years of age

·         Greyhound: 20% off on unrestricted tickets to thousands of destinations

·         Sprint: 10% off your total monthly bill. Schools vary

·         Sams Club: discounted membership and a $15 gift card when you sign up

·         Wall Street Journal: 75% off regular rates from print, mobile, and online content

·         Levi’s: 15% off online orders

·         Banana Republic: 15% off full priced purchases

·         Barnes & Noble: discounts on new and used textbooks, as well as textbook rental

·         Kenneth Cole: 20% off full-price, in-store purchases

·         bd’s Mongolian Grill: some locations offer a student night where students receive a bowl of stir fry for $9.99

·         Chipotle: receive a free drink

·         Subway: 10% off total purchase

·         Burger King: 10% off total purchase

·         Waffle House: 10% off total purchase

·         Chic-fil-A: receive a free drink

·         Arby’s: 10% off total purchase

·         McDonald’s: 10% off total purchase

·         Buffalo Wild Wings: 10% off total purchase

·         Dairy Queen: select locations offer 10% off entire purchase

·         Jiffy Lube: $10 or 10% off your total

Keep in mind, these discounts are subject to change and could vary depending on your location. Don’t forget your student IDs either; I doubt they will be kind enough to take your word for it! Hopefully these all work in your favor and you get to save some of your hard earned money!

As always, feel free to email me with your comments, questions, concerns, and suggestions!

Your fellow KU student,