December 1, 2022
Regardless if you love to shop or not, Christmas is approaching quickly, which means gift buying is underway. Student discounts are in my opinion very overlooked but if we just take 2 extra minutes out of our shopping experience, we could all be saving a little bit more. Personally, I love shopping, but I also love saving money, here are some student discounts that we should be taking advantage of not just during the holiday season but year-round when shopping.
Some of my personal favorite student discount sites accessible from the app store on your phone or web browser are Student Bean and Unidays. With more than 10 categories and more than 1000 brands, you are bound to find at least a handful of stores that may pique your interest at Student Bean. They launched their award-winning verification technology, enabling brands to ensure their student discounts are only available to verified students. Today, they partner with thousands of the world’s biggest brands across fashion, technology, food, entertainment, and more, and power a global network of students in over 160 countries. Student Beans is so easy to sign up for, all you have to do is go to Student Bean Sign-up and create an account it is that easy. But maybe you are not able to find what you are looking for at Student Bean for whatever reason an alternative or back up to that is Unidays. With over 20 million users, Unidays is a discount website that is available for free to students worldwide. Current students in higher education can sign up with Unidays to get discounted deals on products and services. Unidays does offer some exclusive deals that Student Bean does not like Adidas.
Some of my favorite categories to take advantage of is the technology discount. Apple does a wonderful job at giving student discounts, especially during the back-to-school season. They typically do a free pair of air pods with a purchase of a Mac or IPad but as of recent years, they have done a $150 gift card instead of the free pairs of air pods. Apple also provides in my opinion some of the best education pricing, this is available to current and newly accepted college students and their parents, as well as faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers of all grade levels. This is to ensure that you are equipped with all the possible tools to succeed. With the education pricing, you are expected to save about 10% on the Apple production and although they may not seem like a lot it is still better than paying full price.
As consumers we take in a lot of media and music and why not do that at a discounted price. Some of the best digital subscription discounts given to students are from Spotify. Spotify has partnered with Hulu and Showtime to provide services at an extremely low price of $4.99. Some other ones are Amazon where students can obtain 6 months free of Amazon prime. Audible where if you like to read you can get a free audiobook when you sign up and after that, the service is $14.95/month. If you’re trying to find ways to read more books, then Audible is a good place to start. Maybe you are not super into music or reading and prefer to travel and gain experiences. Although it may seem dated, there are still some areas of the United States where using the train is a practical option. Amtrak provides a 15% off of Amtrak rides in certain regions for U.S students. Maybe the train is not really your thing, and you prefer your car instead. There are discounts for car insurance, here are the major insurance providers that offer some kind of student discount, State Farm, Nationwide, Geico, Allstate, Progressive, and Farmers. Just make sure you meet the qualifications and that it is applicable in the area of which you are from when applying.
These here are just some examples of some of the best and most useful student discounts that we should be taking advantage of. Although I’m not encouraging you to spend money that you may not have I am encouraging everyone to save some money where you can.
Written by Pimm Kiatrungrit
Pimm is a junior majoring in Digital Media & Journalism. She enjoys being a part of the blog team and getting to write about topics she is passionate about.