Student Discount Cheat Sheet

August 4, 2014 | Posted By: Heather Stephens | Categorized in: Back to School

(Updated 8/2014)

Students, enjoy the perks! We've gathered up a list of student discounts to bring you big back to school savings, helping you use your student ID to get student discounts on school supplies, laptops, and much, much more!

How to be a Smart Shopper with Student Discounts:

  • Bring Your Student ID: Most stores will require you to show it.
  • Follow Directions: Most stores offer Student Discounts in-store only and offers my vary by location.
  • Go for Extra Credit: Many stores offer the inside scoop on their discounts if you sign up for their email list.

Student Discounts vs Shopping Online: Which is the Better Deal?

Every little bit helps, whether it's saving money on school supplies and backpacks for the kids, or saving money on your own back to school expenses! Do the math to see if it's a better deal using the student discount or shopping online.

We've rounded up the stores on FatWallet and linked to them here so you can shop with cash back and coupons online. Most stores offer coupons here on FatWallet that can be stacked with cash back, free shipping and more. Look for the offers on the store's coupon pages with the cash back symbol for deals that can be stacked with cash back. **Please note, cash back amounts are subject to change, so please see the store coupon page on FatWallet for current cash back details.**

And if you really want to score some brownie points with the teachers this year, share this Teacher Discounts Cheat Sheet with them!

Happy Shopping and Happy Back to School!

:) Heather

Technology/Electronics on FatWallet:

Apple Store

  • 1% Cash Back
  • Apple Store coupons
  • With a purchase of a qualifying Mac, you'll receive a $100 Apple Store gift card.
  • Buy a qualifying Mac and you'll receive a $100 Apple Store Gift Card, or a qualifying iPad or iPhone and receive a $50 Apple Store Gift Card, between July 1, 2014 and September 9, 2014.

AT&T and AT&T High Speed Internet

Best Buy

  • 1.5% Cash Back Available
  • Best Buy coupons
  • Varies by individual store, many will honor other manufacturer discounts (in store only). For Apple price matching, there will need to be an Apple store within 25 miles of a Best Buy for them to match it. formerly






Verizon Wireless

Other Technology
  • – School sales & discounts: 10% discount on all orders over $100
  • Norton Software - Keep your computers safe with these security programs. They are offering up to 50% savings on some of their most popular programs
  • Adobe Teacher & Student Store - Discounts up to 80% off retail

Retail/Apparel on FatWallet:

Ann Taylor

Banana Republic

Barnes & Noble

Charlotte Russe

Club Monaco

Eddie Bauer


Juicy Couture


Steve Madden

The Limited

Urban Outfitters

Other Clothing Stores:
  • Aerosoles - 15% off footwear items $39.99+ Present your teacher ID or a pay-stub in one of our stores, or call 800-798-9478, to place your order.

  • J.Crew - 15% off with school ID (in store only and outlet locations).

  • Ralph Lauren Rugby - Rugby student union offers a 15% discount of full-price merchandise. use your student id to save in-store or use your .edu email address to get the coupon code for online use.

  • Goodwill - 10% off when you show a student ID.

Subscriptions and Memberships on FatWallet:


Sam's Club

  • 3% Cash Back
  • Sam's Club Coupons
  • The Sam's Club Collegiate Membership can save you even more, the cost is only $40 for one year, and also includes a $15 gift card

The Wall Street Journal

Entertainment on FatWallet:


Other Entertainment:
  • AMC Theatres – School sales & discounts:Thursday movie night! The only day you can get discounted tickets with a student ID
  • Cinemark - Get a discount of movie tickets when you show a valid student ID
  • Redbox - Get a free one day rental when you create a new account or like them on Facebook.

Exercise on FatWallet:

24 Hour Fitness

Other Exercise:
  • CorePower Yoga Full Time students can save $100 on a 3-month unlimited membership or $30 off on a 10 class pack at CorePower yoga studios throughout the country

Transportation on FatWallet:

Budget Truck Rental

Other Transportation:
  • Coach USA They offer 15% off tickets originating in or going to the city shown on your student ID
  • Grayhound They offer savings of up to 20% on unrestricted tickets to thousands of locations

Additional Education Resources

  • Don't Get Hustled by Your Student Loans
  • Setting a Budget for Going Back to College
  • 3 Money-Saving Tips for College Students
  • Rebates Can Pay Your College Tuition
  • Textbook Cheat Sheet: College/K-12
  • Top 5 Ways to Save Money on College Textbooks
  • Lowering Student Loan Interest Rate

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  • Comments
    September 11, 2012 | Posted By: Alicetian
    thanks for your kind help and provide lots of stores which has various kinds of discounts and deals, in that way, it can save some money, and you can get things you want in a low price and good quality. I really benefit a lot from it. good luck.
    August 8, 2013 | Posted By: crowngrad1
    How do u get up to 18% off Verizon wireless?
    August 13, 2013 | Posted By: HeatherS4
    Hi Crowngrad1!

    Here's the link to the email verification form on Verizon's site: Eligibility depends on if your school's email address is part of the Verizon discount program.
    August 15, 2013 | Posted By: KARRENE
    Not sure if nationwide, but my local pradioshack offers student discounts, with college i.d.
    August 15, 2013 | Posted By: KARRENE
    Radioshack, Correction
    January 16, 2014 | Posted By: charlieeisaac
    A good way to do so is to have a student card which enables you to have student discounts. Many websites including studentbook and edu explain the concept of student discounts, student cards and many more handy things to know before you go to university or whilst on your gap year.
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