Solving the penny pinching predicaments of parents and their stone-broke students who are sick and tired of eating instant noodles for dinner.
You’re paying a hefty price with your hard work and hard earned dollar putting yourself or your kids through school, but are you leveraging that to its full potential?
Here’s how to take advantage of the many great coupons and deals surrounding the back-to-school shopping season:
One of the more fruitful online search terms for students is the “Student Discount”. If you’re a student and have a student ID number, an “.edu” email address or know your college/university school code, you may qualify for some significant savings.
Below is a round-up of coupons and deals for products, clubs, credit services and freebies that live on different pages of the FatWallet site. There’s also a short list of Cash Back stores to help you save additional money on textbooks and other needs.
(HINT: More offers show up every day – use the FatWallet search bar and search for “student” or “student discount” to find them all.)
Hot Deals and Coupons:
These were found in our Hot Deals forum where your peers post a variety of savings tips and deals all day long, every day. Some also appear in our Today’s Best Deals section and tend to go very quick. Good luck!
- HP Deal – Free 4GB Xbox 360 for Students with Purchase of Select HP PCs Over $690
- Office Mac Home and Student 2011 – Family Pack $81.93
- Hu-Hot Mongolian Grill – 50% off Grill Meal w/ Student ID
- OFFICIAL Barnes & Noble Coupon Thread Use the Student Advantage to get an additional 5% off
- HP Pavilion dm4-2070us 14″ Laptop at Staples for 499 after $100 Visa Card with Student ID
- Cedar Point Amusement Park Discount Tickets – 2011 Yep…there’s a sweet student discount to ride roller coasters.
- Toshiba R845-S80 14″ ~4Lbs i3 2nd Staples $549 w/$100 student Aug28th wk
- eCOST.com Extra $14 off Microsoft Office Home and Student 2010 – $125.99
- Students Xbox LIVE Discounts
- Students $400 off Office Professional Academic 2010- $99.95
- Students Up to $100 off Laptops and Desktops
Clubs and Cards:
There are numerous clubs and credit cards developed for students. Some are just more hip (visually), but many can really help you save. As with any membership, research all of the details for rates, fees and renewals. (RE: read the fine print)
- Amazon Prime Student Membership Renewal/Upgrade – Get 50% off – $39 per year (Reg.$79) for up to 4 years!
- Student Advantage Card $10 OFF YOUR FIRST PURCHASE
- Sam’s Club Collegiate Membership: Student Offers and Discounts
- Discover Card Discover Student Card
- Citi Cards Citi® Forward Card for College Students
- Credit.com Several Student Credit Card options including the Discover “Mixtape” card
As always, students and parents alike can find a variety of freebies in our Free Stuff forum and everyday in our Today’s Best Deals section. You can also follow the @freestuffrocks Twitter feed. The really good free stuff tends to go quickly, here’s a few super deals that stood out when this posted. (Remember: Most offers that are labeled as free require information so always use discretion.)
- Acer Aspire TimelineX AS4830T 14-Inch Laptop i5 2nd Gen / 4GB / 640 HD / USB 3.0 + Free XBOX 360 (Amazon Student) $550
- Free 115 Recyclebank Points “Green Your School Year: Shopping” (1 of 3)
- Free Earbud Earphones – Electronics Zone
- One Million bags of Free Popcorn from Yahoo Movies & Regal Entertainment (via FB)
- Free Music From Spin Magazine
Cash Back Stores:
A quick list of a few stores offering Cash Back from FatWallet. Many are offering significant increased savings in our Cash Back Sale during the back-to-school shopping season.
- Apple 1% Cash Back
- Sams Club 1% CB
- Sony 3% Cash Back
- Adobe Store 7% Cash Back
- Microsoft Store 5% Cash Back
- HP 5% Cash Back
- Woodwind & Brasswind 4.8% Cash Back
- Dick Blick Art Supplies 3% Cash Back
- Newegg Books 3% Cash Back
- Chegg 5.6% Cash Back
- BookRenter.com 6% Cash Back
- Abe Books 5% Cash Back
- TextBooks.com 4% Cash Back
Remember, you’re leaving money on the table if you’re not using your student status as a ticket to savings. Share this list with your friends and have more fun in school, spending less!