By Danica Brackett - Staff Writer
College can be quite pricey. If students are not taking advantage of student discounts, now is the time to start. They are everywhere.
Student discounts are available for individuals with a valid student ID. Some places will even offer the same discounts to faculty and staff.
“I should probably use them. I’m sure I would save a lot more money,” said Hayden Jennings, Rose State business major.
Student discounts can be found anywhere. Start by looking online, calling local businesses or asking in stores.
There are multiple food establishments that offer discounts or give free items to students around the metro. Places such as Qdoba, Zaxby’s and Freddy’s Frozen Custard offer discounts to students with a valid ID.
Not only do local food establishments offer discounts but the Regal Warren Theatre in Midwest City also offers a discounted movie ticket.
Paige Kolander an esthetician student at Central Oklahoma College, think movie theatres are pretty expensive. Since she attends them frequently, she always makes sure to have her student ID in hand.
There is a lot more to student discounts than just saving on food or getting a discounted
movie ticket, although that is what most people think of. There are discounts for things such as car insurance, cell phone plans, school necessities and much more.
Many car insurance companies offer student discounts. Geico offers up to $200 off for student
drivers between the ages of 16 to 25 who maintain a B average. State Farm offers a similar discount, with up to 25% off for students who keep good grades up until the age of 25.
Popular cell phone companies such as AT&T, Sprint and Verizon offer discounts for students who sign up for a plan with a supported school email address.
Students discounts are starting to go further than just showing student ID in stores.
Having a student email address can come in handy when trying to save money. Monthly online subscriptions can cost a pretty penny when they are all added up. Luckily for students, they can sign up with a school email
and get a discounted price.
Places such as Amazon, Spotify, Apple Music, The New York Times and a few other places offer discounted price for students. Amazon offers students six free months of Amazon Prime. After the free trial, they offer a discounted price of $6.49/monthly.
Spotify offers a three-month free trial then a discounted price of $4.99/monthly. This Spotify subscription also provides access to Hulu and Showtime.
Rose State business major Elizabeth Thompson uses student discounts as much as she can. “Student discounts are important,” Thompson said. “College students usually don’t have a lot of money so they can be really
Student discounts are evolving and keeping up with today’s technology. There are now verified applications that will unlock even more discounts.
UNiDAYS is a mobile application for student discounts. Students must create an account with primary email and
student email to unlock multiple online discounts. This application offers students discounts on fashion, food, beauty, technology and a few other things as well.
UNiDAYS is one of the more popular student discount applications but there are others such as Pocket Points, Student Beans and REMICS.
Student discounts are often overlooked because students think that they are not that big of a discount, but multiple discounts used throughout time add up.
It is never too late to start saving, start taking advantage of them now.