It’s that time of year again: The start of a new semester, when your textbook costs are high and your urge to shop is somehow even higher. But if you worked all winter break to gain some extra cash, you don’t want to throw it all away in the first month of school. So how do you make it last? Whether you’re trying to plan a European spring break on a student’s budget or you just wish your music subscriptions weren’t so pricey, keep reading for the best student discounts and freebies you’ll want to take advantage of right now.
- ASOS: Sign up to receive a 10% discount on every order until you graduate.
- Topshop: Students get 10% off all purchases online and in store.
- Boohoo: This fast-fashion retailer offers students an extra 10% off sale items.
- Forever21: Enjoy 10% off any online purchase with this discount code.
- JCrew: Just bring a valid student ID to any store to receive 15% off the brand that stocks your favorite cashmere sweaters.
- Madewell: Get your jeans fix with 15% off when you present your student ID in store.
- American Apparel: Verify your student status to get 15% off any online purchase.
- Nasty Gal: Register with Unidays to get a 10% discount on all orders.
- ModCloth: You won’t be able to resist a shopping spree with 15% off.
- MissGuided: You can actually buy everything in your cart with this massive 30% discount.
- Levi’s: Deck yourself in denim head-to-toe with 25% off all orders.
- Wildfox: Shop in-store to save 15% on your purchase.
- Urban Outfitters: Students receive 10% off their favorite styles from this campus fave.
- Charlotte Russe: Get 10% off both online or in-store.
- Banana Republic: Build your professional wardrobe with 15% off full-priced in-store purchases.
Food and Entertainment
- Spotify: There’s nothing better than no ads and no skip limits for $5 a month.
- Apple Music: Just $5 a month for yet another treasure trove of music.
- Sundance Now: Think of this as the indie alternative to Netflix. Discover new film releases and hard-to-find classics for 20% off your monthly plan.
- Best Buy: Becoming a member can save you hundreds on laptops, TVs, calculators, and more.
- Cinemark: You can view the latest showings at a reduced price with your valid student ID at specific locations.
- Regal Cinemas: Enter your zip code on the website to find theaters that offer special student prices for movie tickets.
- The Wall Street Journal: It’s only $1 a week for an online student subscription.
- The New York Times: Catching up on the latest news with unlimited online article access for just $1 per week.
- The Washington Post: Stay up to date on what’s happening with this subscription for $5 a month.
- Secret Flying: Round trip vacation from Atlanta to Cancun for $265? There’s a reason broke college students can’t get enough.
- Student Universe: Sign up for a free membership to access deals on hotels and flights.
- Generation Fly: These discounted flights to Europe are perfect for your upcoming study abroad trip.
- Student Advantage: One membership can get you up to 25% off everything from Lyft rides and Adobe software to Target purchases, Foot Locker purchases, and more. You name it, they have it.
- Greyhound: Students get 10% off select Greyhound routes, so keep gas money in your pockets by taking the bus home from college instead.
- SkiColorado: With this $799 “Super Pass,” students get unlimited access to three different Colorado skiing cities, as well on discounts on other amenities.
Technology and Education
- Amazon Prime: Thirty-day free trials are never enough. Amazon Prime offers students free two-day shipping for six months, then 50% off monthly and yearly Prime costs.
- Office 365: Students are eligible for free (yes, free) Office 365—that’s Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, and more.
- Adobe Creative Cloud: Your university email grants you 60% off of Creative Cloud for one year.
- Dell: Your ID will score you 20% off select products, and the brand will even price match any other student deal you can find.
- Apple: Get up to $300 off electronics, and don’t forget to trade in your old Apple devices for even more store credit toward your new ones.
- Squarespace: If you’re still debating whether or not it’s time to get your portfolio website up and running, perhaps 50% off your first year with Squarespace will give you a little incentive.
- Microsoft: Save up to 10% on Microsoft products like the Surface Pro. Don’t forget—Office 365 is also free.
- T-Mobile: Switch to T-Mobile for up to $60 off on smartphones, tablets, and (if your university is a partner of theirs) phone service.
- Lenovo: Get a special student discount on electronics by clicking the verification button at checkout.
- Sprint: Parents couldn’t wait to kick you off of the family phone plan? Sprint helps eligible students save on their bills through the Sprint Works Program.
What are your favorite student discounts? Let us know in the comments below!
Featured photo by @maddyhaller.