Managing your money is tough in college. You don't have much, but you still want to attend events, go shopping, and eat out with your friends.
If you are a current or future college student looking to save money whenever possible, you've come to the right place. If you are the parent of a current or future college student, you are also in the right place.
Luckily, there are numerous stores, websites, and companies that offer discounts and coupons to students. The sad part is, students and their parents don't always realize this. 21 percent of parents who have students in college use coupons to buy them supplies, according to the National Student Clearinghouse. If you don't know about student discounts in your area, you may be missing out on a ton of savings.
For this reason, I have come up with 50 of the best student discounts within ten different categories for the upcoming year. If you want to save money on everything from clothes and books to flights and insurance, read on for more information.
In This Guide
School Supplies & Subscriptions
College students need school supplies, bedding, textbooks, and certain subscriptions to thrive in school. If you're looking for such necessities, you'll be happy to know your student status will get you a significant discount on such necessities. Always check to see which discounts are offered on certain websites and in certain stores before making a purchase. It could save you a couple of hundred dollars.
1. Barnes & Noble
If you are a member of studentrate.com, you can save 90 percent on used textbooks at Barnes & Noble. Sign up is free and will allow you to get 6 percent of your cash back on every purchase. The cash gets deposited into your account a day or two after. They also provide free textbook rental returns.
2. Bed, Bath & Beyond
First, you can get 4 percent cash back when shopping on the website if you're registered with studentrate.com. Second, you can sign up for coupons on their website to save hundreds of dollars on bedding and other supplies for college. The student life section of their site will immediately ask you for an email upon arrival. Sign up to receive coupons via email and begin saving.
Amazon is one of the easiest and cheapest places to buy textbooks, chargers, and just about anything else. In fact, Statista says it's the number one e-retailer with a total of $107 billion in net sales throughout the United States in 2015. If you're a student, they'll give you six whole months of Amazon Prime for free. You can save $420 and get free two-day shipping on all orders. If you want to explore other options, check out textbook rental comparisons.
4. The New York Times
The New York Times offers student discounts on their monthly subscriptions, which is often necessary for school. When you subscribe, you agree to pay just a dollar a week until you want to cancel. Your subscription comes with unlimited access to their website and apps.
5. The Wall Street Journal
If you need a subscription to The Wall Street Journal for class, it won't cost much. As a student, you will only have to pay a dollar a week for just fifteen weeks.