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Benefits of Having a Student ID Card

Save! Save! Save! Did you know that your Student ID card or university email address can save you hundreds of dollars by simply identifying yourself as a student? From restaurants to gyms, cinemas, bookstores, electronic stores, travel… and even shipping! Here are some places we found where you can get massive discounts. The list is not exhaustive, whatever you want to buy, always ask if they have special discounts for students. You will be surprised.

Shopping and Discounts

Unidays: This is a one-stop-shop for student discounts. Sign up with your university email address, and you’ll have access to more than 150 deals and discounts on clothing, technology, beauty, health and fitness, and more. Save on big brands including Samsung, Ray-Ban, and Adidas. Here’s a link you can use

Student Advantage: This is a leading text service provider that brings students, colleges, universities, and local and national business partners together to provide one system of value, savings, and convenience for Students. Sign up and save.

Computers and Accessories

We all know buying a new laptop can get pretty pricey. Luckily, companies like Apple, Dell, HP, and Microsoft offer discounts for college students – some even include a cool freebie if you buy a laptop in time for school, like an iPod or an XBox. Be on the lookout for student discounts and save hundreds of dollars.

HP: In case you need a printer, HP Student Store offers college students discounts on various HP products including printers.

Best Buy: Best Buy also has deals for students. Simply create an account and sign up for student deals. You'll receive coupon codes via email that are good online and in-store.

Adobe: Those who love photography or design, please join Adobe and get up to 60% off their products.

Norton: With your student discount, save up to 50% on Norton protection software for your PC, Mac, and more.

Leisure & Travel

Gyms for less: Gyms like 24 Hour Fitness, Planet Fitness, and Gold’s Gym offer student discounts at select locations across the country. Visit their websites or call and see what deal or offer they have for students.

Fedex: Using your student ID, you can save 30% on documents and 20% on shipping services with FedEx Office.

Student Universe: The site gives college-friendly prices on airfare, hotels, attractions, and more. The sign-up process is easy if you have some proof of college enrollment handy. Make sure to do your research to find student discounts first before booking.

Travelosophy: Also specializes in finding cheap, flexible airfare for students.

Statravel: World's largest student and youth travel company, they have been booking affordable adventures for students since 1971. They do flights, tours, accommodation, etc.

Greyhound: For long distance travel within state or across states in the United States, Greyhound's Student Advantage program allows you to save up to 10% on every fare.

Amtrak: Ride Amtrak for 15% off at select Amtrak stations. Check your local station for discounts.

Books, Magazines & Writing

Guilford Press: Full time students enjoy a 40% discount on books, videos, newsletters, and journals with no minimum order and free shipping with Guilford Press.

Barnes and Noble: Offers up to 80% off on used and rental textbooks, and 40% off new textbooks. Offers college students reduced rates for resumes and resume packages.

The New York Times: Offers a student subscription for $1.00 a week.

The Wall Street Journal: For only $1.00 per week for 15 weeks or get a year subscription for $49.

The Washington Post: Get 50% off a subscription after you verify your student status.

Moving Out?

Budget Truck Rental: Offers a student discount of 15 to 20% off local and one-way moves.

Penske: Offers a 10% discount to college students, along with some other discounts.


Spotify: Get 3 months free Spotify premium students with Hulu and Showtime. After your trial, enjoy Spotify premium, Hulu, Showtime for just $4.99/month. You are free to cancel anytime.

Cinemark: Cinemark offers discounted rates on movie tickets in selected theatres. Visit their website and see the nearest discounted theaters in your area.

Apple Music: Get a discount on Apple music for up to 48 months. First you need to register with UNIDAYS so that they can confirm your student status to Apple.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Store: Students aged 14 and older who register with the Jo-Ann Student Discount Program will receive 10% off on all purchases, plus two special coupons to use both online and in store.

Ben Franklin Crafts: Shop with Ben Franklin Crafts on Tuesdays, and you can take 10% off all purchases with your school ID.

Sam’s Club: Sam’s Club offers college students a $15 egift card when you sign-up online. Must have a UNIDAYS account.

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