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Sometimes it pays to be a student: Discounts and deals to get before they’re gone

BY Taylor Gadsden | Mon Aug 05, 2019
Sometimes it pays to be a student: Discounts and deals to get before they’re gone

Every college student could use some extra money in their pocket. That’s why many companies that consumers know and love offer student discounts that’ll keep them coming back for more … for a little bit less. Check out a list of tech, media and service deals high school and college students can grab during this back-to-school season.

Tech deals

Apple student discounts: Current and newly-accepted college students, their parents and faculty, staff and homeschool teachers of all grade levels can stock up on Macs, iPads and more with discounted education pricing. Sign up for a free six-month subscription to Apple Music and then pay the student rate of only $4.99/mo.* when the trial ends. Verify your college ID and shop Apple’s Education Pricing.

Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 07/31/19.

Adobe student discounts: Students and teachers may save more than 60% on the Creative Cloud All Apps plan, featuring Photoshop, Illustrator, Adobe XD, Adobe Fonts and more. Start saving now with an institution-affiliated email today.

Amazon Prime student discounts: Students are eligible for a free six-month trial of Amazon Prime with full benefits including free two-day shipping on eligible items, unlimited streaming of movies and TV shows and access to Prime Music and Prime Photos. After the trial ends, students will receive a discounted Prime membership for up to four years. Verify student status and start the free trial today.

Service deals

Penske student discounts: College students can enter the promo code STUDENT to receive 10% off truck rentals for their next move. Students may also receive free unlimited miles on one-way moving truck rentals, no underage surcharges and 24/7 roadside assistance. Schedule your next move with Penske today.

FedEx student discounts: Students with a valid student ID may drop off a shipment to any FedEx station and save 30% on a document with FedEx Envelop/Pak and 20% on a package with FedEx IP service. Join the FedEx student discount club and find a FedEx station today.

Geico student driver discount: Full-time students with an exemplary academic record may be eligible for up to 15% off select coverages. States typically require students between the ages of 16 and 24 to maintain a B average or better to maintain discounted pricing.

Allstate smart student discounts: Get discounted rates on insurance with a grade average of B- (or better), the student attends school at least 100 miles from where the car is garaged, is under the age of 25 and unmarried. Speak to a local agent about the smart student discount and how to apply.

State Farm student driver discount: Students may save up to 25% until they graduate college or turn 25. Ask a local Statefarm agent about how students can take advantage of the Good Student Discount.

Nationwide student driver discount: Full-time high school and college students with a B average or higher may qualify for discounted car insurance. Make driving a little more affordable. See how students can apply for their insurance discount today.

Sam’s Club student discounts: New college students can receive a $15 e-gift card when they register for $45 Club membership with UNiDAYS. Verify “student status” and start a Sam’s Club account today.

Media deals

Audible student discounts: New student members will pay just $9.95/mo.* (a savings of over 30%) on an Audible subscription and get a $10 Amazon.com credit when they create their account. Get access to three titles each month including one audiobook and two audible originals and cancel anytime. Verify student status today to start saving.

AMC student discounts: Participating AMC locations offer discounted tickets to students with a valid student ID. Bring a student ID to the nearest AMC box office to learn if student discounted pricing is available.

Regal student discounts: With a valid ID, students may receive discounted pricing on tickets at participating locations. See a list of Regal Student Pricing locations to purchase discounted tickets near you.

Spotify Premium student discounts: Students over the age of 18 and currently enrolled at an accredited college or university can get 50% off a year-long Premium subscription. Verify student status and apply for the Spotify student discount today.

Wall Street Journal student discounts: Students are eligible for 15 weeks of unlimited access to WSJ.com, mobile and tablet apps, podcasts and the WSJ+ Premium Benefits Program for only $1. Take advantage of the student summer sale today.

The New York Times student discounts: Qualifying staff and students can get 50% off digital access to the NYTimes.com (just $1.88/week*). Students can qualify for the Education Rate with a valid school email address. Get a discounted single-user subscription today or learn more about group rates for school and university users.

Pricing per month plus taxes for length of contract. Additional fees and terms may apply. Pricing varies by location and availability. All prices subject to change at any time. May or may not be available based on service address. Speeds may vary. As of 07/31/19.

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