Student Deals Kiddos in College? Here's a list of Student Discounts for them (you... LOL)! Updated 7/13/18

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While we have a daughter, it is my husband who is what I call "a Professional Student." He loves learning, and I love saving. Here are some of the current savings you can tap into if you have a student in your home:

1. UniDays This is all-inclusive discounts at its best. You SIGN UP and they verify that you are a student (most often by your edu. email). It is quick and easy. Once verified you have access to a plethora of discounts (it is impossible for me to list them all), here is a sampling:

  • Major retailers like Ugg, Adidas, Ray Ban, Express, Levi's, aerie, Pink, Dockers, Nautica and more.
  • There are also "health and fitness" discounts to be had from such retailers as New Balance, Sam's Club, Puma and many more.
  • Save on "Beauty" from retailers such as Mac, Smolder Cosmetics, Clinique and more!
  • Save on "Eye Care" from places like 1-800-Contacts and more!
  • Save on "Music" at Fye, Logitech and more!
  • Save on "Gifts" at 1-800-Flowers, Samsung, Rosetta Stone and more!
  • Save on "Travel" at Uber, Go City Card, Luft, Hotels.com, GoPro and more!
  • Save on "Food" and its delivery (Grub Hub and Hello Fresh, etc. are on the list.)
  • Save on "Tech" at places like TracFone, Motorola, Panasonic and more!
2. StudentBeans - A site very similar to UniDays, but with a different selection of stores. They also have an app for IOS APP and ANDROID.

3. Student Advantage Card - This is a smaller cousin of 1 and 2 above. Some highlights of this program are 10% off Greyhound Travel and 15% off shipping Greyhound Shipping, savings at Footlocker.com, AMC theaters, Ticket Monster, Target.com and more.

4. Amazon "Prime Student"

Prime Student gives you all of the benefits of Amazon Prime at half the price (currently, $6.49 per month, or $49 annually). Best of all, you will get a six-month FREE trial before having to shell out a penny! The discount ends after four years or until you graduate, whichever comes first.

5. Apple Music Student Subscription

We are an Apple family, but if you're not... you can join on your Android phone too! If you or your child attends a "degree granting university or college" you can join Apple Music at half price (currently, $4.99 per month versus $9.99 for a regular subscription). The discounted rate is available to you for 48 months, but the time does not need to be continuous.

6. While we are on the subject of Apple, let's talk: The Apple Store for Education.
Apple products are in incredibly high demand among students, and as a parent or student you're entitled to a discount. Currently, if you buy a Mac or iPad Pro, you'll get a pair of Beats Solo3 Wireless Headphones on Apple, up to $200 off on a qualifying Mac and 20% off AppleCare, "education pricing" on all iPad Pro models, discounts on accessories (like the Apple Pencil) and more.

We recently bought a desktop for the house and saved $100 with this discount. At the time of this post, I noted that a MacBook is offered to students at $50 off and iPad Pros $20.

More Apple Savings Tips: If you are a warehouse club member, compare their prices to the Apple Education Store to ensure you are getting the best price. Sams Club, for example, carries several Apple products, as does Costco (although some seem to come and go at Costco).

If you don't mind refurbished products, Apple has a "Certified Refurbished Store" HERE. You not only get all their products below retail, they come with a warranty.​

7. Spotify for Students w/ Hulu
This deal is arguably better than Apple music because it includes Hulu. While Apple music's current library of 40 million songs is 10 million stronger than Spotify's, many current and popular hits will no doubt be found on both services. Apple, however, does have more exclusive deals with artists. Currently, Spotify's student discount rings in at $4.99 per month, that is half off a regular subscription.

Just like Apple, you can access Spotify on all of your devices small and large. Students qualify for the discount as long as they are currently enrolled at a college or university. However, you must renew your discount every 12 months.

8. Best Buy's Student Hub
This one is great because students need more than just technology, Best's Buy's Student Hub offers discounts across many departments. To get access, you’ll need a Best Buy Account (Get one HERE). Then, use your account to sign up for Student Deals HERE. Thereafter, you will receive coupon codes and student discount alerts via email.

9. Dell University - Student Savings Program
Dell's popularity perhaps lies in the fact that you can customize a PC to perfectly suit your needs. To participate in the student savings program, you will need a .edu email address. Currently, students can get a $100 Dell Promo eGift card on all systems over $499. Students also enjoy a 30-day price match guarantee and access to a loyalty program (where they can earn 6% back in rewards, get free shipping and access to exclusive offers).

10. All that computer talk, leads us to software giant, Microsoft's Student Discounts.
Through the Microsoft Store, parents and students can enjoy 10% off select items, and discounts on PCs, with prices starting as low as $189. Students also receive FREE access to Microsoft Office 365 software, which will save you $9.99 every month.

Microsoft also offers local "Workshops for Students." Taken from their site: "From reading fundamentals for ages six and up to post-college professional development, your local Microsoft Store offers free skill-building workshops to keep you learning like a pro." CLICK HERE to find a Workshop near you.

11. Speaking of popular software, let's talk...Adobe's Creative Cloud for Students and Teachers
Perhaps one of the most popular software companies on the planet, Adobe is a powerhouse when it comes to all things pdf, photo editing and much more! Adobe's Creative Cloud gives you access to a 20+ collection of their most popular apps for $19.99 per month. This represents a savings of $33 per month, as their plan for regular people will set you back $52.99 a month. Find out if you are eligible HERE.

12. Cell Phone Discounts. I will corral them here, as more are learned of:

T-Mobile's "Campus Exclusive" The offers constantly change, but currently students and teachers can save up to $100 on smartphones and tablets. Please Note: This is a "call in only" offer and is not available in retail store or online. Also, verification is required prior to purchase. From time to time, discount cell plans are also offered.

US Mobile's "University Student Discount" Already known as an affordable prepaid carrier, US Mobile has partnered with several different universities to help students cut their cell phone bills. Even if your school is not listed as a partner, you can still get the discount using your college e-mail address. Plus, all participants in the program get a FREE SIM card, saving you $3.99!
13. Retailer Discounts for Students. Let's corral them here in alphabetical order (I have not included brands you can get through UniDays or StudentBeans, see 1 and 2 above):
  • Partnered brands: Hanes.com, Champion.com, OneHanesPlace.com and JustMySize.com offer students who provide their .edu email address a 10% discount. CLICK HERE to learn more.
  • Nike's Student Discount - Students who provide their .edu email address get 10% off
14. Insurance Discounts.

  • Allstate - The discounts for students are: Resident Student Discount and Good Grade Discount. If you have an Anti-Theft Device, there is a discount for that too.
  • GEICO - Students can save up to 15% on their car insurance. In most states, GEICO also offers a "Good Student Discount," when your student maintains a "B" average or better. There are "Membership Discounts" available to select fraternity, sorority and honor society members: CLICK HERE to see if yours in on their list. Also, if you have not been in an accident for 5 or more years, you will also qualify for their "Good Driver" discount.
  • Nationwide - Nationwide offers a student discount to drivers ages 16 to 24. They must be full-time high school or college students, and maintain a minimum B average to qualify.
15. FedEx Student Discount Club. Students can save 30% on the FedEx Envelop/Pak service and 20% on a package with FedEx IP service (their international shipping service). To get the discount, just drop off your package at a local FedEx and show them your student ID.

16. The New York Times offers "academic rates" as low as $1 a week for students and educators.

17. Need to move your kiddo? Student discounts are available at Penske! They boast "No underage surcharges." To get a 10% discount on your rental (with FREE unlimited miles), just present your student ID at the Penske office you choose.
 
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