43 College Student Discounts That Are Actually Worth Your Trouble

43 College Student Discounts That Are Actually Worth Your Trouble

With this list of student discounts, you're bound to no longer be that stereotypical broke college student.

One word comes to mind when you think of a college student: broke.

Luckily, that doesn’t have to be the case! As a college student, there are many discounts or free things you can partake in! Jump into that bandwagon and you won’t fall into the math equation of college student = broke.

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So thank the Lord for:

Online Discounts

It's the digital age, so it's no surprise that everything everyone needs is accessible right at your fingertips! Here's some websites that offer specialties to college students!

1. Free Amazon Prime (2 day shipping) for 6 months

Get that textbook or exciting package in only 2 days!

2. Free access to HBO GO

When you run out of shows to watch on Netflix, just head on over to HBO GO and there you GO!

3. Free Office 365!

Use Office 365 to take notes for class or to make the coolest Powerpoint Presentation out there! Best part of it all is that it’s ALL FREE!

4. Spotify Premium for ONLY $4.99 a month!

We all love to listen to music so why not subscribe to Spotify Premium for that perfect combo of NO ADS, NO LIMITS, and JUST MUSIC?

5. UNiDAYS

This is the ULTIMATE website for college student discounts. Through an account with this website you’ll have access to many other discounts such as Apple Music for $4.99 a month (half off the original price per month)!

Clothing Discounts

It's a hard knock life being a college student because you constantly want to buy new clothes but you have to limit yourself so that you don’t end up broke. Luckily, there are stores out there who are understanding of your situation.

6. Topshop

10% off online and in-store

7. Necessary Clothing

20% discount on purchases of $100 or more

8. Club Monaco

20% off in store

9. Banana Republic

15% off in store

10. Ann Taylor

15% off in store

11. JCrew

15% off in store with a college ID or 15% off online via your .edu email

12. Eddie Bauer

Each location offers their own special discount, but as long as you bring your college ID, you’re bound to receive that discount!

13. Eastern Mountain Sports

20% off items at full-price in store

14. Charlotte Russe

Certain Charlotte Russe locations offer 10% off your total purchase!

15. Juicy Couture

Certain Juicy Couture locations offer a luxurious 15% off your purchase(s)!

16. ASOS

10% off purchases made online at full value

17. Boohoo

35% off your purchase! That’s right, you heard me… 35% OFF!

18. Madewell

15% off in store when you flash your ID!

19. Forever 21

10% off purchases made online at full value

20. Levi’s

15% off online and in-store!

21. Express

15% off online and in-store!

22. Ralph Lauren

Participating stores offer 15% off your purchase! Just ask at the register!

Accessories

No outfit is complete without that perfect pair of shoes or wallet or whatever you desire! There are stores out there who want you to pop out in your fullest glam so fortunately, they'll provide you with a discount!

23. Kate Spade

If you show your student ID, you can get 15% off! That's a major difference considering how high prices can get at Kate Spade.

24.Toms

Free shipping on all orders and for every pair of shoes you buy, they'll donate a pair of shoes to children in need! (DOUBLE BONUS: You're saving money and helping out!)

25. Sally Beauty Supply

As a college student, you can get access to a Beauty Student Card. This card opens the door to exclusive deals at Sally Beauty Supply!

26. Alex and Ani

Everyone loves to shop at Alex and Ani, whether it’s for themselves or for a friend. Lucky for you, you can use your college ID to get 10% off all full-price purchases!

Technology

Let’s be real here, you can’t get through college without the necessary technological equipment. So here are some ways to access that technology without breaking the bank!

27. APPLE

When you buy a Mac, you can save up to $300 and get complimentary BEATS wireless headphones! If you buy an iPad Pro, you can save up to $20 and get complimentary BEATS wireless headphones as well! What a deal, considering you’ll get a double bonus of a laptop or iPad Pro along with some nice, quality headphones!

28. Best Buy

Exclusive BEST BUY deals for college students! Head on over to Best Buy to get that TV for your dorm or printer you’ve been needing for a special price they offer only to you because of your college status.

29. SONY

Head on over to the Sony Education Store and get that 10% college student discount!

30. Norton Security

Norton offers a free 90-day trial! Get that protection you need for your computer so that it lasts for years to come!

FOOD

We all know that the best part of being a college student is getting all those discounts for your favorite foods!

31. Chipotle

Get a free drink with the purchase of a meal! No need to sneak soft drinks into water cups anymore!

32. Chick-Fil-A

Get a free drink with the purchase of a meal! Seems like Chick-Fil-A is jumping on Chipotle’s bandwagon!

33. Dunkin Donuts

Participating locations will give you the opportunity to get 10% off!

34. Burger King

10% off participating locations

35. Buffalo Wild Wings

Many locations offer 10% off so feel free to ask!

36. Arby’s

10% off your meal purchase(s)!

37. Dairy Queen

Dairy Queen values college students with their special “Student Meal Deal” along with varying discounts based on location.

38. McDonald’s

You can never go wrong with McDonald’s so lucky for you cause you can get 10% off your meal!

39. Pizza Hut and Papa John’s

Based on your pizza pie, you can get 10-20% off!

40. Domino’s

Certain locations offer discounts so ask yours if they do!

41. Qdoba

You can snag a $5 student burrito here! You can also get a free drink with any purchase!

42. Taco Bell

Make your cheap meal cheaper with 10% off at participating locations!

43. Subway

Feeling healthy? Head on over to Subway for that 10% discount at participating locations.


With this guide in your back pocket, head on over to your favorite store or favorite restaurant and spend away!

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Pens, Pencils, & Planners = Perfection

The obsession with office supplies is real

Just writing this article made me smile ear to ear thinking about all of the amazing office supplies I own. It also made me a little sad thinking about all of the office supplies I still haven't bought!!

Buying office supplies is the most relaxing and perfect thing you can do, I am sure of it.

I love when I find a new pen that writes smooth, a new pencil that glides perfectly, or a new planner that has all the good vibes flowing!

I hate to admit that I buy more than one planner a year, that sounds crazy when I think about it, but I can not be the only one that will stumble past a planner that is just slightly better than my current one for one or more reasons and I just have to have it. I spend an hour or so copying all of my important dates, birthdays, and info into the new planner. That being said- I think I finally hit the jackpot with the Erin Condren planner I got as a gift for Christmas, I may never switch again.

If I took all of the money I've spend on new pens, pencils, highlighters, and markers and invest it somewhere, I would be so well off. Instead I have a pencil bag in my purse, a container on my home desk, a huge container on my work desk, and plenty scattered around my car.

I've also developed a bad habit of liking a certain brand of pen or marker and having to have the newest ones when they release them. There is never a target trip that doesn't involve looking at the latest and greatest pens and such....... Now this being said, there really is a difference in pens, do not argue with me on this. A good pen and a great pen are totally different. It is all about the glide and slide in a pen, and when you find that pen you have to buy it in every color it comes in.

Does having this obsession mean I am the most organized and planned person ever? Well I would love for that to be true. I do love plans and having my appointments, to-dos, and birthdays planned out and planned for, but sometimes life gets a little messy.

Please tell me I am not the only person obsessed with pens, pencils, and planners?

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6 Splurge-Worthy Makeup Brands & Products For People Of Color

Here are some products that are worth emptying your wallet for.

Being a black woman, it is hard for me to find the right product that works well with my skin tone. Whether it's a drugstore or Sephora, I am troubled by the low amount of shades for deeper skin tones. While there are some brands that do have darker skin tones, they don't go any deeper in having shades for different undertones.

There may be many shades of tan and caramel-tone but not enough of shades that are similar to Gabourey Sidibe's or Lupita Nyong'o's skin tone. Makeup brands are finally catering to people of color since Rihanna, Iman, and others decided that one can not wait around for the mainstream brands to do it for them, so they did it themselves

Here are some makeup brands that are worth every penny:

Eyeshadow: Urban Decay

$54


Out of all makeup products you would expect to be the most expensive, eyeshadow might not have been at the top of the list. Urban Decay’s Naked pallets are pricey but they work wonders with their high-pigmented colors against deep skin tones that stay on for long hours. There are endless eyeshadow styles to work with on each palette.

Concealer: NARS

$30

Nars will always be a cult favorite for people of color. If not the foundation, then it will be their concealer that has no competition. With 22 shades, Nars gives people options to contour or correct small imperfections with their Radiant Creamy Concealer. It has a buildable coverage that easily blends into your skin. The price of $30 may seem steep for concealer but it is worth it since it gets the job done.

Foundation: Fenty

$34

This list wouldn't be complete without adding the most talked about makeup brand of the year: Fenty. Rihanna blessed not only people of color but the whole spectrum of beautiful shades with her makeup brand. Fenty's foundation has 40 shades to match undertones and leave a matte finish. The foundation may not be ideal for those with naturally dry skin, so I suggest you have a moisturizing primer before applying. I must warn you that Sephora sells out quickly (especially the darker shades), so I advise you to buy Fenty on the actual website.

Customizer: Cover FX

$42-44

We have all had that problem when a foundation is either too light or too dark or makes our skin appear dull. Cover FX fixes the problem with their cover and enhancer drops. This product was not made to be worn alone. Mix in the product with your foundation or tinted moisturizer and it will give you your desired shade. There are many possibilities to choose from with either a dewy finish or mattifying finish depends on what you blend in with the drops. With the enhancing drops, they will bless you with a glowing sun-kissed skin. This product is perfect for fixing dull skin in this winter weather.

Setting Powder: Laura Mercier

$38

Laura Mercier has developed a setting powder that is worth every penny. Having setting powder is a must especially when you have full makeup on. There are two shades of setting powder that are both translucent. Long ago, there was only one shade that was great for ‘baking’ when contouring but now she blessed us with a deep shade of setting powder that blends perfectly with darker skin tones. It is perfect for use with or without makeup that blurs your pores and any other imperfections.

Lipstick: Kat Von D

$20

For people with darker skin tones, it can be hard to find a lipstick that pops, but Kat Von D made it easy for you. She created a line of 43 vibrant shades. From a simple light nude color to a vibrant purple, you can find any shade for any occasion with Kat Von D. This liquid lipstick lasts through eating and drinking with its 24-hour long-lasting color.

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