Money is scarce for many college students, so finding ways to save is key. Many merchants offer discounts aimed at students, whether on clothes, electronics, textbooks, or even movie tickets, although they're not always easy to find. Here are 40 discounts that can help college students save on the things they need and want while hitting the books — and you can even find those textbooks on the cheap as well.
Banana Republic gives a 15 percent discount to students on full-priced attire for men and women in-store only.
Through the free UniDays student discount program, students can receive 15 percent off Levi's apparel when they shop online at us.levi.com.
Through UniDays, students can receive 20 percent off Reebok items when they shop online at reebok.com.
Get 15 percent off online and in-store purchases at Club Monaco. Claim your student discount online by entering a valid .edu email address to receive your code. Present a valid student ID for in-store purchases.
Many Goodwill stores offer a 10 percent discount to students who show a valid student ID at checkout, sometimes on specific days of the week.
The casual and professional clothing retailer provides a 15 percent discount to college students with valid ID on full-price items at J.Crew, J.Crew Factory, and J.Crew Mercantile stores. This offer is not available online.
Urban Outfitters offers student discounts in select store locations only and 10 percent off online.
Students who shop at Original Penguin automatically save 10 percent on online purchases after registering through UniDays.
Apple offers students discounted prices on a range of Mac computers and iPads for school, in addition to student financing options and discounts on AppleCare protection plans. Apple is also giving students who purchase eligible Macs and iPads a free pair of Beats headphones.
Eligible students receive an additional 10 percent off previously discounted refurbished products, including notebooks, tablets, and desktops, from the HP Business Outlet. The program includes free shipping on orders over $100 and a 10-day return or exchange policy.
By registering for Best Buy's College Student Deals program, students can save on software, devices, appliances, and more.
AT&T provides monthly cellphone service discounts to students at eligible schools. To check for eligibility, enter a school email address on the AT&T Business Programs web page.
Students who are new to T-Mobile can sign up by phone for a student discount of $100 on on select smartphones and tablets.
Through Dell University, students are eligible for a $100 eGift card on all system purchases that exceed $499.
Adobe offers a 60 percent discount on monthly plans that include access to all its applications, including Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and Illustrator. Additionally, Adobe offers the Photography plan, which consists of Photoshop CC and Lightroom for $10.
Students enrolled in eligible universities around the country can receive free shipping and a variety of discounts on laptops and tablets from Lenovo. Eligible schools can be found by searching Lenovo's website.
Microsoft offers students Office 365, which includes Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and more for free with a valid school email address.
Many YMCAs across the country feature fitness facilities and programs at a discount for students.
Participating Cinemark movie theaters (including Century, Tinseltown, Rave, and CinéArts) offer discounted movie tickets to students with valid ID.
Spotify offers its Premium for Students service and Hulu's Limited Commercials plan together for $4.99 a month to qualified students attending accredited institutions.
The Economist offers students a discounted rate for subscriptions to print and digital versions of the magazine. The least expensive option is the digital-only subscription, which is available at $12 for the first 12 weeks and $34 every 12 weeks thereafter.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Students can obtain a discounted subscription to the digital version of The New York Times for $1 a week.
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Students can take advantage of reduced rates on the print and digital versions of The Wall Street Journal. Digital-only or digital-plus-print subscriptions are offered at the same semester rate: $15 for 15 weeks, or opt for a year for $49.
PEREZ ART MUSEUM MIAMI
Exhibitions at this noted Miami museum focus on modern and contemporary art and "highlight Miami's diverse community and pivotal geographic location." Students can save $4 off the $16 admission with a valid ID (or take advantage of free admission on the second Saturday and the first Thursday of the every month).
DENVER CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
An easy walk or trolley ride from the nearby Auraria Campus, Denver Center offers several ways for students to save, including $16 advance tickets through the center's website, student matinees, and $10 night-of-performance tickets. Note: Student discounts typically aren't available for Broadway performances.
LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART
The largest art museum in the western United States, Los Angeles County Museum of Art features nearly 130,000 objects on display. Students eager to take in all the museum has to offer can purchase an annual membership for $30 — half off — which provides unlimited general admission. (LACMA also offers free days on the second Tuesday of each month and certain federal holidays.)
For $10, students can attend select shows at Carnegie Hall in New York. Students can buy up to two tickets when they show a valid ID.
BOSTON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA
College students can purchase a Boston Symphony Orchestra College Card and see as many eligible shows as they like throughout the season for $25.
ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO
The Art Institute of Chicago gives students a discount on admission, starting at $14 for students in Chicago, $16 for students in Illinois, and $19 for all other students, a savings of $6 off regular-priced admission.
Students can purchase discounted rush tickets 90 minutes before the start of Houston Ballet performances for $10 with valid ID.
LINCOLN CENTER THEATER
Starting two hours before a performance, students can pick up student rush tickets at the Lincoln Center Theater in New York for $30.
On weekdays, students can attend the Metropolitan Opera in New York for $25. Weekend student tickets are available for $35.
MUSEUM OF MODERN ART
Full-time students can enjoy admission to the Museum of Modern Art in New York for $14, or $9 off the regular adult admission price. Admission to MoMA PS1 is $5 for students.
Students looking to travel by train can save 15 percent on Amtrak Value and Flexible rail fares in California, New York, and the Midwest by booking online at least three days before the travel date.
Coach USA offers discounted bus trips to students at select schools, with rates for travel anytime, Friday trips, and shuttles that run during school breaks.
Save 20% on your online purchase at ae.com by verifying your student status with UniDays.
Student discounts available in select locations and vary depending on the store. Inquire about special student offers upon checkout, and show proof of enrollment for verification.
Get 40% off in-storeand online purchases. Verify your student status by showing your school ID at checkout in-store or through signing up with UniDays for orders online. Students can also apply for an Express Next Student Credit Card.
For a limited time, get up to 21 percent off your online purchase at Forever 21. Register with Student Beans for student status verification. Get a 10 percent student discount on your order during regular days.
Verify your student status with ID.me and get 10 percent off your online purchase. Offer good for students in college only.
Sign up or log in with Student Beans and get 10 percent off your online purchase using a unique discount code. NUS codes are acceptable in-store but not online.
College students can receive a 10 percent discount once student status is verified through UniDays.