Yes, Spring semester has begun, and we’re all back to the grind. But there are some benefits to being a college student (besides all the learning, critical thinking and yadda, yadda, yadda), and it doesn’t have to involve joining anything on campus. These stores and restaurants offer some of the best discounts for students on a budget.

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If you have an internship lined up or just need to start your professional clothing collection, you can receive a 15% discount off any in-store purchase (of full price) with a valid student ID at this well-known retailer.

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Get 15% off regular priced items in stores with your ID.

Banana Republic

With your valid student ID in hand, get 15% off full-priced items in the store.


Get 15% off full-priced items in-store with a valid student ID, and even without your ID, Loft has great sales and clearance items.

West Elm

If a rad college dorm or apartment is what you are after, take advantage of the student and teacher discounts at West Elm. Register online and receive 15% off year-round with valid ID.


ASOS has a great way for students around the world to get discounts through UNiDAYS. Just verify your student e-mail address and get 10% off any regular priced item. 


Get a free drink with the purchase of an entree when you present your student ID. And bonus freebie: download the Chick-fil-A One app and rack up points with each purchase for even more free stuff!

Chipotle (select locations)

Some Chipotle restaurants offer a free small drink with your meal when you show your student ID.

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Although it is not technically a student discount, anyone can get 1/2 off Alabama brewed-beer on Tuesdays. It’s a deal you don’t want to pass up.

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