Being a college student doesn't come cheap. Most of us find ourselves drowning or just barely swimming in some sort of debt, so how can we afford nice things without completely draining what's left in our little bank accounts? That's where store discounts come in, and you'd be surprised how many offer substantial savings to current university students.
Ready to save some hard-earned cash at your favorite stores? We've scoped out the best deals your almost-degree get you from some of the biggest brand names and stores out there.
1. J. Crew
Your favorite preppy outfitter knows it caters to college students, so be sure to present your ID at the cash register for 15% off your purchase to stay in style without overspending.
The British retailer offers 10% your purchase through UNiDAYS, just like ASOS!
4. Amazon Prime
Students can get half off an Amazon Prime subscription and all the fast shipping benefits every year they're enrolled in college.
5. The New York Times
College students are entitled to heavily discounted subscriptions to the NY Times, no matter you prefer your news delivered digitally or in traditional print.
Apple offers a decent discount for current college students, and you can save up to $200 on a laptop or an iPad.
Spotify's student pricing is one of the best deals around with unlimited music streaming for just $4.99 a month—with no ads at all! You just need a student email.
Madewell, in the same vein as parent company J. Crew, offers a 15% discount to students and teachers.
Students save 15% off of their train tickets when purchased at least three days in advance, so coming home for break or weekend trips won't rob your bank account.
Thanks to UNiDAYS, college students get 15% off of their online or in-store purchase with a valid ID!
11. Apple Music
Students benefit from a heavily-discounted subscription with the help of UNiDAYS, which will verify your student email before you can stream.
12. The Wall Street Journal
With a valid school email address, you're entitled to huge print and digital subscription from the WSJ! You can pick between a yearly subscription or a weekly one.
If you maintain grades above a "B" average and you have a good driving record, you can save hundreds on your insurance bill from Geico.
Allstate offers a good student discount, you just have to live 100 miles away from the school you're attending to receive 35% off your insurance payment.
15. State Farm
You can earn up to 25% off of your car insurance bill if you maintain good grades in college.
Adobe's Creative Cloud programs are available to students at highly discounted rates (up to 60% off!) and you can choose which programs you'll use.
Microsoft provides students with several discounts, ranging from 10% off of your order and discounted digital programs such as Skype.
Students get 10% off of travel with Greyhound and 40% off of shipping expenses with a special discount card.
Not every store offers a student discount, but it never hurts to ask if you're unsure. Some stores do have undercover student discounts, so be sure to ask at the register if it's not blatantly advertised. And wherever you go, always keep your student ID on hand—you never know when it might come in handy.