When you’re in college, every little bit of money that you can save counts.

Luckily, a lot of companies understand that college kids are looking for ways to save their hard-earned cash, and they have provided you with many options for saving that are only available to college students.

Today, I have sat down and put together, and list of what I feel are the best college savings and discounts that you should take advantage of!

After you’re finished reading, let me know if there are any other college discounts that you’re aware of, and write a comment sharing it with everyone else!

The goal here is to compile as many money-saving discounts as we can so that any college students out there can save money for their futures, instead of spending it all right now.

Amazon Student

Many students claim that this is the best investment that they have ever made!

When you sign up for Amazon Student, you’re essentially getting Amazon Prime but for half the price. You’ll get free two-day shipping on anything your purchase from Amazon, access to their video library, the Kindle library, and much more.

If you’re someone who buys a lot on the Amazon website, you should check out this opportunity to save you some big-time money!

Best Buy

If you’re a college student, you likely have a .edu email address.

By registering your college email address, you can get many coupons emailed to you each month that you can use in the Best Buy store or even online!

Because Best Buy has items that all college students will need, this makes registering your email incredibly worth it!


Did you know there are a ton of restaurants that offer discounts to people who are in college? It’s true!

Of course, you should always inquire about any discounts they may have as certain restaurants will change them up from time to time, or even discontinue their discounts altogether.

Here’s a list of the places you should go to in college if you’re looking to save money:

  • Burger King
  • Chick-fil-a (download the app for free food!)
  • Chipotle
  • Dominos (download the app)
  • Kroger
  • Little Caesars- Can you say, “One dollar crazy bread”?
  • Papa Johns
  • Pizza Hut
  • Qdoba
  • Subway
  • Waffle House

Other great restaurant apps that will save you money & possible free food:

  • Dunkin Donuts
  • Firehouse Subs
  • McDonald’s
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill
  • Panera
  • Starbucks


If you’re enrolled in higher education, you automatically qualify for a ten percent discount. You can even get discounts for items that are on sale!

On top of that, you’ll receive two coupons per month that you can use.

To receive these discounts, you have to enroll online or in a Joann’s store. Just make sure to carry your college ID, your acceptance letter, or a transcript with you to prove to them that you’re actually in college.

Otherwise, no discounts for you! And wouldn’t that just be a shame?


Of course, this company is a favorite among college students (and anyone, really)!

As a student, you’re entitled to a subscription to iTunes for only $4.99! If that’s not a good deal, I don’t know what is!

New York Times

If you enjoy reading about current events, you’ll love the discount that you can get on the New York Times!

You’ll be able to get fifty percent off the regular cost for digital and print subscriptions. I recommend going for the print version as it will come with the digital copy as well.

However, if you’d prefer to just with digital, it is ninety-nine cents for the first month and, after that ends, it is fifty percent off.

AMC Movie Theaters

Fancy a good movie? You’re in luck!

On Thursdays, college students get a lower ticket cost if you show them your student ID. Make sure to always carry it with you so that you can get this fantastic discount and some excellent entertainment!

There are plenty of fantastic discounts and savings to take advantage of when you’re a college student.

I recommend always carrying your student ID just in case one pops up somewhere unexpectedly. Don’t be shy about asking if there are any college discounts wherever you go either! All they can say is no, right?

Chances are, you’ll save a lot more money if you just learn to inquire when you go out!


YOUR TURN: What other college discounts do you know about? Share them in the comments below!

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