Expensive tuition, traumatizing student loans, and minimum wage are what an average college student has to juggle with. On top of that, there is a social life to fund and other expenses to cover. Sometimes looking at bill and doing routine calculations to see how long you can last until the next paycheck can get tiring - very fast. So to ease the financial distress a little bit, an accumulated list of stores that I have personally found to give discounts can be found below. Treat yourself from time to time, fellow academic - and try not to look at those price tags too much.
For clothes, I can personally attest that the following give student discounts that range between 10 - 15%. It may not be a lot, and sometimes particular stores won't let you combine discounts with preexisting coupons or store promotions, but it will never hurt your wallet to ask.
Topshop, Banana Republic, and ASOS all give student discounts. The amount ranges between the numbers stated above, and are applicable both in-store and online. As long as you can show your official student ID, you are guaranteed to save just a few extra dollars.
Stores like Charlotte Russe and Express also participate in giving student discount when provided with the official student ID, but only give it when it is an in-store purchase. Besides that, not all Charlotte Russe and Express stores participate in giving students discount. Most that I have gone to, will give you it - but some will not. So again, ask and see if you can save some money.
In terms of technology, most should have some kind of deals for students. Apple is a popular discounter, and is most well-known for its back-to-school deals which give you 'x' amount of money off of an Apple product purchase with the addition of some Beats headphones, sometimes. Lenovo, too, gives about ten percent off the overall online purchase if you buy from them through their site and not through a mass retailer like Best Buy.
As for programs, there are two that come to mind in terms of having student discounts. Softwares like Adobe and Norton typically give some kind of percentage off of their products and even have free versions to give out. In this case, you can appeal to your school tech team to see if they can set you up or get you an appeal for a cheaper price on some computer program.
Moving onto more important things: food. Food chains are generally already cheap, but some chains like Subway do give some discount. Again, one should always ask just to make sure. Otherwise, Chipotle and Chik-Fil-A are also known to give out free drinks with any order if you provide them with a student ID. A liquid won't fill you up, but it's something - and hopefully this article does just that - fill you up with hope and future savings.
Good luck out there!