By Nicole Fernandez | Staff Writer
College students are notorious for always being short on money. Any offer of lower prices are welcome, especially from places that sell the basic needs of a student. Here are 7 stores, online and off, that offer some of the best discounts to college students.
Regularly, Prime costs $199/year or $12.99/month. With a valid student email, students receive a free six months trial of Prime. After the trial is up, the cost is cut down to $59/year, or $6.49/month, that lasts for four years. That’s a great deal for broke college students. With Prime, students get Prime Video, free two-day shipping, exclusive shopping deals, and loads more.
With prices between $500 – $5000, Apple products tend to fly way out of a student budget. When purchasing, providing a valid student ID can save a person hundreds on qualifying Mac products, such as the MacBook Pro, and iPads. There’s no set number (like 10%), but a discount is a discount. The costs are still high, but the savings are considerable.
To save 15% on clothes online, all a student has to do is register and verify their status with UNiDAYS, a website that gives students with an .edu email access to every college discounts they can find. It’s free to join, and can help students save everyday on clothes, food, and more.
While not the healthiest restaurant, it is more or less the go-to fast food joint for most. Quick service plus cheap prices equal a happily full student. A valid student ID knocks off 10% from the equation. There’s also the option of getting a free drink with a purchase of a meal.
Students and teachers are eligible to get Office 365, which includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc., for free with a valid email. Usually, Office 365 costs over $100/year. These tools have been a staple in most classes for years and getting it free is something to celebrate. Alongside this amazing deal, Microsoft also takes off 10% on PCs that are popular for educational uses (Microsoft Surface Pro, for example).
Just like Levi’s, registering to UNiDAYS gives students 10% off clothes on PacSun’s online store at checkout. PacSun carries trendy, expensive brands like Adidas, Champion, and Brandy Melville, so 10% can mean a lot to the student who wants to stay on top of their outfit game and not empty their wallet.
For only $4.99/month, students are given access to Spotify Premium, one of the biggest music streaming services in the world, Hulu, and Showtime. Normally, this bundle costs over $26/month. It is practically a no-brainer for anyone in college to buy this deal. Plus, Premium is worlds better than Spotify Free: no ads, unlimited skips, and downloading for offline listening.