My older sister, Jen, is obsessed with finding a good deal. Though we have many similarities, we are quite different in that aspect. I don’t frivolously spend money, but I can justify an expensive watch (white ceramic! Michael Kors!). Jen, on the other hand, would rather buy twenty inexpensive watches for the same amount of money. Don’t get me wrong, I do love a great sale. Speaking of watches and sales…I went a little crazy this morning.
Nordstrom is currently hosting their half-yearly sale for women and kids. Normally, I am banging down their doors at 8:59am with a hot cup of tea in one hand and a list of “must buys” in the other. However, I was up until midnight last night baking a batch of brownies for my brother who forgot to mention that he needed to bring in a treat today for a class party. Since Natalie and I shopped a bit yesterday, I didn’t want to spend time at the mall again this morning. I haven’t missed one of their sales in years—my freshman year of college, I skipped Biology 201, borrowed my pledge sister’s car, drove to Nordstrom, bought as much as I could in thirty minutes, then made it to French class (wearing my new leather boots, no less) just in time for an exam. I am a lunatic.
Instead of being that crazy shopper who power walks through the store just to get to the shoe section first, I resorted to shopping online. I was hoping to find a new handbag, but I instead somehow ended up purchasing four new watches and a pair of shoes. Technically, one of the watches is a gift, so that’s not so bad, right??
Being the savvy shopper that she is, Jen came across this awesome list of companies that offer a discount to students. I was aware that a few of these stores participated in the program, but I definitely didn’t know that places like Subway gave students a discount. By the way, most stores will honor the promotion with a valid student ID, even if you are a few years out of college.
- Academic Superstore: provides student discounts on computers, electronics, software, and other college necessities
- Amazon Student: free Amazon Prime trial for 1 year; includes unlimited free 2-day shipping with all orders and one-day shipping upgrade $3.99 per item
- AMC Theatres: student discounted movie tickets every Thursday
- Amtrak: buy one full-fare ticket, get one 50% off
- Ann Taylor LOFT: 15% off
- Ann Taylor: 20% off
- Apple: 8% off (online and in-store)
- Banana Republic: 15% off
- Blockbuster: discounts when you show your report card
- Burger King: 10% off
- Charlotte Russe: 10% off
- Club Monaco: 20% off regular-priced items
- Dairy Queen: 10% off
- Dell University: savings vary by college
- Dominos Pizza: various student discounts based on location
- The GM College Discountoffers savings on Chevrolet, Buick or GMC cars
- Goodwill: 15% off
- HP Academy Store: offers exclusive student discounts on laptops and desktop computers
- J. Crew: 15% off regular-priced items
- Made Well: 15% off
- JourneyEd: provides student discounts on computers, electronics, software, and other college necessities
- Kroger: 5% off at select locations
- The Limited: 15% off
- McDonald’s: 10% off
- Papa John’s: various student discounts based on location
- Pizza Hut: 10%-20% off (depending on location)
- Qdoba: student burrito meals $5
- Ralph Lauren Rugby: 15% off
- Regal Theaters: Up to 25% off tickets for select shows and dates
- Sam’s Club: Collegiate Annual Membership $40 plus FREE $15 Sam’s Club gift card
- Subway: 10% off
- Topshop: 10% off
- Urban Outfitters: 10% off (on select dates only)
- Waffle House: 10% off
Are you a splurger or a spender? Do you obsess about finding a good deal?
Do you shop Nordstrom’s sales? Get anything good this year?
Do you have any stores to add to the list that offer student discounts?