The Ultimate List of Discounts for College Students

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College, I swear it’s the most expensive adventure you can take in life that is kind of necessary in today’s world. While college is really expensive, the only way to survive as a college student is to save in any way that you can. I literally love saving money. I get a little thrill every time I use a coupon or get an extra discount because it’s so easy to save money nowadays. I will definitely be coming out with more posts on how to save money and earn some money in my different side hustles that I have going on. If you’re interested in some other ways to save money in college, then click here.

Without further ado, here’s the ultimate guide to places that gives students a discount or massive savings. (They understand the college lifestyle-aka a broke college student)

The Ultimate List of Discount of College Students

Missguided 40% off
Topshop 10% off (in-store & online)
Charlotte Russe 10% off
ASOS 10% off
Boohoo 50% off
Amazon Prime  6 months free of Amazon prime with student email
Express 15% off
J.Crew 15% off with valid ID in-store
Goodwill 10% off (certain locations)
Kate Spade 15% off
The Limited 15% off
Banana Republic 15% off
Vineyard Vines 15% off
Steve Madden 10% off
Ann Taylor 20% off
Rugby by Ralph Lauren 15% off
Club Monaco 20% off
Juicy Couture 15% off

Food (certain locations)
Waffle House 10% off
Buffalo Wild Wings 10% off
Arby’s 10% off
Subway 10% off
Dairy Queen 10% off
Chick-fil-a Get a small drink when you show your ID
Burger King 10% off
Chipotle 15% off
Pizza Hut 10-20% off (depends on location)
TCBY 15% off

Apple Music 50% off for students
Adobe 60% off Creative Cloud
Office 365 for free with student email (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams)
Spotify 50% off with a Spotify Premium Account
Apple 8% off (online & in-stores)
Radio Shack 10% off

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Hopefully, this guide helped you and kind of opened your eyes to all of the discounts you could receive just by flashing your school ID card. To be honest while writing this blog post, I didn’t realize how many places give student discounts and I could’ve been saving so much money, especially on the brand name stores. If you know of any other places that give out student discounts, please leave a comment below! I would love to include them in this post.

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What are your favorite places to shop at or get discounts from?


  • the sophia diaries

    Ooooooh, didn’t know club monoco has a 20% student discount.. that’s amazing!!

    • Makaela

      Me either! Bonus right lol

  • This is awesome! I’m always looking for student discounts and you just made the ultimate list haha 🙂 Thanks for sharing!


    • Makaela

      Me too! I try to save in any way possible haha

  • Yay discounts! I so wish I was still in college!

    • Makaela

      RetailMeNot is also a great app to get discounts!

  • Awesome picks! I wish I would have known about these when i was in college. For sure sharing eith my college peeps.

  • I think you pretty much covered all my favorite places to shop! Pretty much everywhere in my college town offers a university discount with ID too!

    Alix |

  • This is an amazing post! Thank you so much for sharing! So usefull!
    Xoxo Annaleid

    • Makaela

      Thank you! I’m glad that you enjoyed.

  • Wow! So many great deals! Wish I would have had this list when I was in school. 🙂

    • Makaela


  • Southern & Style

    This almost makes me miss being a student…almost 😉 At least I’m a teacher now, so we get some discounts too!

    xoxo, SS

    The Southern Stylista

  • I bring my student ID everywhere with me and constantly ask if that store has a discount. It has saved me so much haha. Old Navy also has one – but I think it’s seasonal rather than year-round.

    • Makaela

      Yes I do the same because you never know with some locations offer it while others don’t.

  • I definitely took advantage of that J. Crew student discount when I was in college! Such a great round up 🙂

    • Makaela

      Totally! I’m going to be using the Steve Madden quite soon lol. Thank you so much!

  • This is such a great resource for all students! I def take advantage of some of these!

    • Makaela

      Thank you so much!

  • Spotify is my favorite student discount haha! Awesome post

    • Makaela

      Thank you! I love Apple Music for my music dreams lol

  • Wow this list is a game changer! I’ll have to pass this on to my cousin starting college in the fall!

    • Makaela

      Thank you so much! Yes, yes please share to as many people as you can. Thank you for reading!

  • I miss college soley for this reason.

    • Makaela

      Totally understandable!

  • I miss college for the only reason of the discounts!

  • I wish I had this list back when I was in college!! I am a teacher & we also get many of these discounts, which is really nice. Too bad I never bring my freakin ID with me when I shop xx

    • Makaela

      Yes, they are usually every similar to the teacher ones! You totally need to put it in your wallet or have a picture on your phone to show at the register!

  • There are so many awesome places that give discounts! That’s great!

  • wow there are a lot of places on this list that I didn’t know about! I’m not in college anymore, but right before I graduated I got a new student ID, with a fresh picture, so I could continue to flash it for discounts for a while.

  • Wow I wish I knew about all of these while I was in school!

  • I wish I had this list while I was in school! I did make use of the Amazon Prime membership when I was!

    • Makaela

      That’s awesome! I love how many options we have as students to get discounts

  • Silvia

    I could have so used this list back when I was in college!

  • Em

    omg- I just graduated but my ID doesn’t have an expiration date 😂 ! Thanks for compiling this list, girl! Will definitely be using these.

    • Makaela

      That’s hilarious! 😂 I would try to keep using it as long as the stores let me and I didn’t lose it! I say go for it hahaha. You’re totally welcome and I’m glad that you enjoyed this post

  • These are some awesome lists! I’d never even thought about food discounts. I wish I’d had these when I was in college!

    • Makaela

      Totally! Most college students don’t know about any of these amazing discounts

  • Omg I didn’t know that The Limited had a student discount – I’m definitely going to have to buy more work clothes!!

    • Makaela

      Yassss girl! I got you in the loop now lol

  • Love this blog post! I did a similar post a few weeks ago! It’s super useful!

    • Makaela

      I’ll definitely have to check it out! Thank you for reading.

  • I wish I still had a valid student ID! I am missing out on so many discounts 🙁

    • Makaela

      Yes you totally are missing out on some great deals! hahaha

  • Autum

    What! I wish this list was around when I was in College

    • Makaela

      Yes, I thought the same thing so I figured I’d fill the void and let everyone about the amazing deals stores have for students.

  • Oh my gosh this is so helpful! Like I’m printing this off! I didn’t know so many stores had student discounts!

    • Makaela

      Thank you so much! I am so glad that this was so helpful for you.

  • Love this list, I’m going to share with all my friends 🙂

    • Makaela

      Thank you so much! That would help me some much (:

  • I never knew most of those restaurants offered student discounts! I’ll have to ask about them next time I go.

    • Makaela

      Me either! I am also going to start asking around because you never know who offers a discount

  • I love this list! I may or may not still have my college ID for the discount purpose and it works since most people think I’m still in high school not a college graduate haha!


    • Makaela

      I love that idea and I would totally do the same! You can make everything work in your favor this way haha!

  • Ok full disclosure: I’m not in college. But this post makes me wish I was. Because who doesn’t like extra discounts?! 😉

    • Makaela

      Am I right? Unfortunately I’m still school and won’t be graduating until 2020 so I have quite a while now! You might able to use RetailMeNot to get similar ones though