Ultimate Student Guide for Discounts

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Ultimate Student Guide for Discounts

Spotify Premium, Showtime, and Hulu offered to students for just $4.99 a month / clark.com

Spotify Premium, Showtime, and Hulu offered to students for just $4.99 a month / clark.com

Spotify Premium, Showtime, and Hulu offered to students for just $4.99 a month / clark.com

Spotify Premium, Showtime, and Hulu offered to students for just $4.99 a month / clark.com

Paul Jo, Staff Editor

I’m sure most of us can agree that being a student can make our budget limited at times, especially during the holiday season. So I’ve come up with a guide to help you navigate the rough terrain of having to get subscriptions, services, and goods.

 

Subscriptions

If you’re like me and love online shopping Amazon Prime is your go-to. Amazon Prime membership gives you free two-day shipping on most items, free unlimited photo storage, free streaming of thousands of TV shows and movies, and lots of other cool perks. If you’re a student they offer a student membership that is free for the first 6 months and cost $6.49 a month afterward. All you have to do is sign up with your .edu email. Here is a link to start your membership. The same goes for when you get Spotify Premium, Hulu, and SHOWTIME for just $4.99/month. Plus, you get a free 3 month trial of all these services before you have to pay a dime. You can also get Apple Music for just $4.99/month (instead of the regular $9.99). Sign up for Apple Music and then enter your .edu email address. If you want to stay updated on the news or need The New York Times for research, you’ll be happy to know they offer a student discount. Students get 4 weeks of a basic subscription for free, and then each week after that is only $1.

Services

Here are the major insurance providers that offer some kind of student discount, along with the requirements for claiming it: State Farm’s discount gets you 25% off car insurance just for getting good grades (they’re a bit vague on what this means, so check with a local agent for details).  You can learn more on the State Farm website. Esurance discounts full-time students under 25 years of age with a 3.0 GPA or better can get up to a 10% discount, according to the Esurance website.

 

Nationwide gives you if you’re under 24 and a full-time student with a B average or better, you may be eligible for a discount (they don’t say how much, so talk to an insurance agent for details). Find out more. Allstate offers if you’re under 25 and getting good grades, you can save up to 25% on car insurance. Get that sweet discount. Farmers offer full-time high school or college students under age 25 may qualify for a discount for getting good grades. Learn how. Geico’s requirements are a bit convoluted, so I’ll just quote them directly: “Full-time students with a good academic record could be eligible for up to a 15% discount on certain coverage. In most states, policyholders between the ages of 16 and 24, who are full-time students with a “B” average or better, are eligible for this discount.”

Even if your auto insurance provider isn’t on the above list, talk to your agent to see if they can give you a discount for being a student. It never hurts to ask! AT&T offers HCC students a discount. Here is the link to use to take advantage of it. Use your .edu email to sign up. Howard Transit monthly bus passes are now available for purchase at the Cashier’s Office. Students may purchase monthly bus passes for $10 per month. Students must be enrolled in the current semester at HCC to make a purchase. You can get access to the Microsoft Office Suite for free through your college or all you have to do is visit this page and enter a valid school email address. Students can get the full suite of Adobe products such as Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects for just $19.99/month. That’s a 60% savings over the usual price of $52.99/month.

 

 

Shopping Discounts

15% off all in-store purchases at the Banana Republic / Banana Republic

If you’re buying a new laptop or another computer for college, you can get 5% off at Lenovo. Looking to buy a Microsoft Surface? You can save 10% if you’re a student. You’ll need a Microsoft account to get access to the discount. Then, you’ll need to enter your .edu email address to verify your student status. There is more information on the Microsoft website.  Make sure to check Apple’s webpage because they offer a variety of discounts to students throughout the year, especially around back to school time. Check this page for the current discounts available to students. Or consult someone at a local Apple Store.

In a similar vein to Apple, Best Buy offers different student discounts depending on the year. Also, you should know that Best Buy will price match sites like Amazon, meaning that you can effectively get free “same-day delivery” on items if you’re willing to go to a local Best Buy and pick them up. Check this page for the current student discounts. You’ll need to sign up for a free My Best Buy account first, and then enroll yourself in the college student discount program using your school email address. Students can get 25% off purchases at Logitech.com. You can sign up for an account at Logitech.com, then verify your student status through UNiDAYS. Students can get 15% off at the Banana Republic for any in-store purchases. You can also get 15% off in-store purchases at J. Crew when you show your student ID. All you would need to do is visit your local Banana Republic or J. Crew store and show your student ID at checkout. For purchases made at katespade.com, students can receive 15% off at checkout. Websites, Topshop and TOMS also give 10% discounts to students online.

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