15 Places Where You Can Flash Your Student ID Card and Get Discounts

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Your student ID is pretty much your lifeline in college-it gets you into your dorm, into buildings around campus, and into the dining hall. But, did you know it can also get you tons of great discounts in various shops, websites, and restaurants?

Here are 15 places where you can show your ID card and score some awesome discounts!

Student Essentials

The New York Times. By signing up with your ID online, The New York Times is only $1.00 per week. With this incredibly cheap subscription, you get unlimited access to all articles, apps, and archives; this will come in handy with research assignments!

Microsoft. Microsoft Office Suite is essential to have on your laptop when you're in college; you'll constantly be using Word for essays and PowerPoint for your presentations. It's a good thing Microsoft will give you Office 365 for free if you simply use a valid student email.

JOANN Fabric and Craft Store. Calling all art and education majors! By presenting your ID card at check out in stores, you'll receive 10% off your total purchase.

Spotify and Apple Music. Take your pick-or both!-each of these streaming services are just $5.00 a month with your student ID.

Clothing Stores

Forever21. When you shop online and use your student ID, you'll get 10% off your purchase! Plus, you'll save yourself about three hours since you don't have to search through all of those stuffed clothing racks.

Express. For all of my shopaholics, here's another clothing store where you can buy great pieces at cheap prices! Simply sign up and receive 15% off in-store and online purchases.

J.Crew. Yes, you read that correctly-J.Crew, known for its great quality but pretty pricey clothing, offers students 15% off in-store and online purchases now, too.


Now, what we've all been waiting for: food discounts!

Subway. College kids love nothing more than food, and Subway is here to offer you 10% off your total purchase just by flashing that student ID at check out.

QDOBA. This restaurant chain offers two great student discounts: either a free drink with a purchase of a meal, or $5.00 burrito meals! Can't get any better than that.

Chipotle. Another student favorite, Chipotle will give students a free drink with a purchase of a meal when that student ID is shown at the register.

Chick-fil-A. Again, receive a free drink with a purchase of a meal when a valid student ID is shown at the register.

Buffalo Wild Wings. Who doesn't love wings? Get 10% off your meal by asking for the student discount.

Pizza Hut. Every college student's favorite late-night snack. Depending on the location, you can get 10% to 20% off your pizza pie! Happy snacking.

Dunkin' Donuts. As if Dunkin' wasn't already cheap enough, you can get an additional 10% off with your ID! Just be careful-caffeine is addictive!

Dairy Queen. There's nothing better than a sweet treat after a long day of studying. Get 10% off your purchase!

Even though your student ID may not be your favorite photo, it can score you a lot of great deals. Don't be afraid to flash that ID in these shops and restaurants.

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Theresa Carcaldi
Marist College

Theresa is a senior at Marist College who has spent the last three years with her nose in a book, a computer on her lap, and a permanent hand cramps due to copious amounts of essays written. If you couldn't tell, she's an English major with a passion for stringing words together and seeing what magic comes from it. When she's not reading or writing, you can catch her trying to get her roommates to join her solo dance party (and failing).