It Pays to Be a Student: Little Ways to Save
By Kathryn Knight
As a college student, saving money isn’t just a choice; it’s a way of life. While you may be aware that students receive discounts at movie theaters and museums, you may not know about other little ways to save.
From discounts on spring break trips to grocery savings at Target, Fastweb has found the best ways for you to overindulge without going over budget.
Goodbye, Goodwill. Hello, J. Crew. Stay in style with these student savings:
J. Crew – Offers students a 15% discount.
Club Monaco – Take advantage of clothes at 20% off prices with a valid student ID.
Topshop – This 10% discount is available to high school students too.
Banana Republic – 15% discount with a student ID, even on clearance items.
Just about every movie theater and museum in America provides a discount for students. Here are some other ways to stay entertained without draining your checking account:
Broadway shows – Most Broadway shows offer a student lottery opportunity. At a certain point in the day, typically around noon, students can enter themselves in a drawing for seats in the first few rows. Drawing winners will only have to pay around $20 per ticket. Call ticket box offices for lottery times and details.
Restaurant.com – This site enables you to buy $25 gift certificates to your favorite restaurant for $10. Perfect for date night.
Sporting events – Some professional sports teams host student nights for local universities. Check the venue’s website as well as the local newspaper for dates and times.
Groupon.com or Livingsocial.com – Take advantage of great deals like half-off skydiving or horseback riding in your college town.
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