The best student discounts for clothes, streaming services, tech, and more in 2021

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  • Being a student is expensive, but student-exclusive discounts are all over the web.
  • We’ve found the best offers available for students on style, tech, insurance, and more.
  • Enrollment in a program like UNiDAYS can alert you to deals, but doesn’t include every offer available.
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No matter where learning takes place this year, being a student can really pile up the costs. Whether you’re shopping for back to school or just for fun, many retailers offer discounts for students to help you spend less and save more.

If you know where to look, student-exclusive discounts are all over the web from a variety of retailers. Even online services you are already using like Amazon Prime, Youtube Premium, and Spotify offer huge discounts for students with a validated status. Spare yourself paying full price at the places you already frequent – make sure you are signed up with a program like UNiDAYS or peruse our lineup of student discounts available now to get the deals you deserve.

Here are 65+ retailers offering student discounts

Online services and software

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Adobe: Discounted to $20/month for all Creative Cloud apps.

Amazon Prime Student: Discounted to $7/month, with a free 6-month trial.

Apple Music: Discounted to $5/month, with free access to Apple TV Plus.

CyberLink: Save 40% on software.

Headspace: Discounted to $10/year.

Microsoft: Free Office 365 download.

New York Times: Discounted to $4/month.

Paramount Plus: Get a one-week free trial and 25% off the $5 essential monthly plan. 

Peloton app: Discounted to $7/month for cycling, yoga, and more.

Spotify Premium + Hulu + SHOWTIME bundle: Discounted to $5/month

Squarespace: 50% off your first year (for new accounts only).

Wall Street Journal: Discounted to $4/month.

Washington Post: Discounted to $5/month.

Youtube Premium: Discounted to $7/month, with a one-month free trial. 

Tech

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Apple: Discounted pricing on Macs and iPads, plus 20% off AppleCare+.

Best Buy: Save on exclusive deals for students on laptops, headphones, and more.

B&H: Student discounts are available via EDU Advantage.

Bose: Save on special student pricing.

Dell: Get an extra 17% off in the Member Exclusive Store.

GoPro: Get 20% off through UNiDAYS. 

HP: Up to 35% off HP products and free shipping.

Lenovo: Get 5% off sitewide.

Logitech: Get 25% off sitewide.

Microsoft: Save up to 10% off Windows devices.

Skullcandy: Save 20% on total purchases.

Ultimate Ears: Get 20% off sitewide.

Clothing, shoes, and accessories

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ASOS: 10% off full-price items online.

Banana Republic: 15% off full-price items in-store with a valid ID. 

Boohoo: Get 50% off purchases online.

Champion: Get 10% off purchases online.

Club Monaco: Get 15% off purchases, online and in-store with a valid ID.

Cole Haan: Get 20% off purchases online.

Converse: Save 20% sitewide.

Dockers: Get 25% off purchases online.

Express: Save 5% on full-price items with valid ID, in-store and online.

Forever 21: Get 15% off full-price items online.

J.Crew: Save 15% on purchases online and in-store with a valid ID.

Levi’s: Get 25% off purchases online.

Madewell: Save 15% on purchases in-store with a valid ID.

Modcloth: Get 25% off purchases online.

Nike: Get 20% off purchases online.

New Balance: Save 20% on purchases online.

Original Penguin: Get 15% off purchases online.

Puma: Save 10% on purchases online.

Rag & Bone: Get 15% off full-price items online.

Reebok: Get 20% off purchases online.

Ted Baker: Save 20% on purchases online.

The North Face: Get 10% off sitewide.

Timberland: Get 20% off purchases, in-store with a valid ID.

Tommy Hilfiger: Save 10% on purchases online.

Topshop: Get 10% off full-price items online.

Urban Outfitters: Get 10% off sitewide.

Furniture and mattresses

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Bed Bath & Beyond: Get 20% off your entire order through September 30.

Birch Living: Save 15% on one purchase using your .edu email.

Brooklyn Bedding: Save 25% sitewide and get free shipping.

Eight Sleep: Get 10% off your entire order online.

Purple: Save up to 20% on bedding, pillows, and more. 

Travel

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Amtrak: Save 15% on train tickets.

Budget Truck Rental: Get 20% off local moves, or 15% off one-way.

Hotels.com: Get up to 40% off and an extra 10% off verified through UNiDAYS.

Eagle Creek: Get 20% off luggage. 

Eurail: Save 25% on a Eurail Youth Pass for people 27 years old or younger.

United Airlines: Get 5% off flights if you are between the ages of 18 to 22. 

Student Universe: Save on flights, hotels, and more when you verify your student status. 

Insurance

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Allstate: Get the Smart Student Discount if you successfully complete the teenSMART program, attend school at least 100 miles away from where a car is garaged, and are a full-time student getting good grades.

Farmers Insurance: Drivers under 25 years old who are full-time students in high school or college and have good grades may qualify.

Geico: Full-time students with a good academic record could be eligible for up to a 15% discount on certain coverages.

Nationwide: Drivers 16 to 24 years old must be full-time high school or college students and maintain a minimum B average to qualify.

State Farm: Save up to 25% for good grades. The savings last after you graduate from college until you turn 25.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I verify my status as a student?

Each retailer has a verification method and will usually disclose how to do that in the promotion details. Some businesses use verification sites like ID.me or UNiDAYS, whereas others will require a .edu e-mail or enrollment verification such as transcripts or grades. Teachers also have access to exclusive discounts that require ID.me or a similar verification website to get a promotion, so it’s common to have to make an account for discounts. 

What is UNiDAYS?

UNiDAYS is a free website and app for college students to find discounts and deals. Signing up requires verification through your institutional e-mail to get access to the discounts. UNiDAYS is not the only way to access student discounts, but it does have a wide selection of discounts in one place. 

Are discounts specific to being enrolled in college or high school?

Many discounts will say if the discount is for any student or college students specifically. The details of each promotion will likely say who the discount is for and oftentimes retailers may ask for the name of the college or .edu e-mail, indicating eligibility. Businesses may ask for a student ID, so make sure to bring that with you if you are shopping in person. 

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Amazon has a discounted Prime membership for students that packs in all the regular benefits of Prime at half the cost – here’s how to sign up

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  • An Amazon Prime Student membership includes six months free and then a discounted monthly fee.
  • Prime Student comes with many of the perks of an Amazon Prime membership plus college-exclusive benefits.
  • It lasts four years or until your listed graduation date, whichever comes first.

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Students are eligible for a wide range of discounts on fashion, tech, and travel. But one of the sweetest student discounts available right now is Amazon Prime Student, which comes with a six-month free trial and includes many amenities of Amazon Prime at 50% off the regular subscription price.

Want to know how to sign up for Amazon Prime Student and take advantage of its exclusive offers – including Amazon Prime Day 2021? We have all the details below.

How to sign up for Amazon Prime Student

To sign up for Amazon Prime Student, you’ll need a valid .edu email. From there, Amazon will ask for an intended graduation year. That’s it. If you still have access to your university email, this offer is wide open to you.

If you don’t have a .edu email address, you can sign up using an alternate form of proof of enrollment like a school ID card or an up-to-date transcript.

How much does Amazon Prime Student cost?

An Amazon Prime Student can try out Amazon Prime for free for six months. By comparison, a typical Amazon Prime comes with a shorter 30-day free trial.

After the trial ends, you’ll be charged a discounted rate of $6.49 per month, or $59 per year. In comparison, Amazon Prime comes with a 30-day free trial and is $12.99 per month after that ($119 per year).

For what it’s worth, JPMorgan estimates that an Amazon Prime membership is actually worth $785 annually. We considered a standard Amazon Prime subscription to be an excellent deal, but the discounted rate and benefits offered to Amazon Prime Students make it a no-brainer.

Benefits of Amazon Prime Student

Amazon Prime Student includes many Prime benefits the average person cares about: free next-day or two-day shipping on more than 100 million eligible items, unlimited streaming of tons of popular movies and TV shows, unlimited photo storage, 30-minute early access to select Amazon Lightning Deals, and unlimited access to over a thousand books on Prime Reading.

An Amazon Prime Student subscription, however, has a few bonus perks. Subscribers have access to exclusive offers for college students including:

Amazon Prime Student includes access to Prime Day deals

Another reason to consider going for that Amazon Prime Student membership: Amazon Prime Day 2021 is coming this June or July – and Amazon Prime Student customers will be granted access to the same exclusive markdowns as regular Prime shoppers.

With six months free, a plethora of student-exclusive perks, and access to upcoming Prime Day 2021 specials, it’s well worth signing up for an Amazon Prime Student membership.

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