December 3 2015

Student Discounts To Get You Through The Holiday Season Without Breaking the Bank – Rachel Becker, Johns Hopkins University

santagiphyThanksgiving and Black Friday may be behind us, but the holiday season is just getting started. Regardless of what holiday(s) you celebrate, this time of year is all about good cheer and spending time with family. The holidays are also a time when many people exchange presents or treat themselves to a little something special. In addition to presents with family, my friends and I usually do a secret santa or non-denominational winter exchange if we’re being politically correct. We usually cap these at 10 or 15 dollars or do a white elephant exchange (regifting presents you have received in the past). We are college students after all and don’t always have endless money to spend. Following that train of thought, here are some amazing student deals to help with shopping this season (and all year round) regardless of who you are buying for.


Ann Taylor (15% off).

Banana Republic (15% off)

Club Monaco (20% off)

J Crew (15% off)

Jo-Ann Fabric (10% off)

Levi’s (15% off)

Madewell (15% off)

TopShop (10% off)


Adobe (check website for details)

Amazon (6 free months of Prime with valid .edu email)

The Economist (prices vary depending on subscription)

Fed Ex (20% off shipping and 30% off documents)

New York Times (prices vary depending on subscription)

Wall Street Journal (prices vary depending on subscription)

Several major insurance companies including: Allstate, State Farm, Geico, and Farmers

Major phone carriers: AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, and T-Mobile


Tickets to professional sports games (check with local box offices or online)

Many local museums also offer student rates on admission

This is by no means a complete list and there are always more deals to be found. It never hurts to ask at stores, restaurants, and attractions. Happy holidays and happy shopping!

Read More By Rachel:

A Californian’s Guide to Campus Fashion


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