Sarah Gyle //The Crown Student IDs can save students a lot of money if they know where to look. Many major retailers and other organizations offer discounts on a variety of products.
Sarah Gyle //The Crown
Student IDs can save students a lot of money if they know where to look. Many major retailers and other organizations offer discounts on a variety of products.

 

Maybe it’s my mother in me, but I love to be cheap. And, as college students, it’s likely a lot of us don’t have a choice. I was shocked when I discovered just how many places cut us higher education folks a break. With some internet research, I’ve compiled a short list of some of those places in the area/available online:

1. Computers and Other Related Hardware

Companies like Apple, Dell, Microsoft, Lenovo and HP offer student discounts on their wares. During your college career, never pay full price for that totally necessary MacBook Pro again!

 2. News

“The New York Times,” “The Wall Street Journal” and the “Economist” all offer student discounts for both physical and digital subscriptions. I know a lot of my professors refer to the “New York Times” daily, so it’s a helpful tool for classes. Furthermore, it’s a great way to be involved in the conversations of current issues.

3. General Motors

That’s right, believe it. If you’re looking to buy a new car, General Motors offers a student discount.

If you have a student loan through Sallie Mae, I also highly recommend you sign up for UPromise. It’s totally free, and any purchases you make through the program pay a percentage toward your student loans! There are a bunch of companies partnered with the program, many that you may use all the time anyway, so it’s definitely worth checking out. All you have to do is log in to your account with Sallie Mae, find the corresponding hyperlinks and connect your major credit/debit cards and start shopping.

If you’re looking to travel, or are interested in not-so-local discounts, also be aware that places like the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York offer student discounts, as do many other major museums. If it’s Halloween attractions you’re after, the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia also offers a student discount.

There are so many more discounts out there tailored specifically to college students, be it places like Amazon or even some locations of the Cinemark Theatres. It’s as simple as visiting the corresponding websites and delivering a few well-placed clicks of your mouse to find the discounts available.