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Student discounts for 2021

You’ve got tuition to pay and limited time to work outside of hitting the books. But a small budget doesn’t mean avoiding all wardrobe splurges or nights out with friends.

Many of your favorite retailers offer discounts and programs for easy saving while you’re a student. Look to the web to save a few bucks on clothes, food and more.

What is a student discount — and how can I get one?

Student discounts are special savings offered to shoppers who can prove they’re pursuing higher education. Some discounts include high school students, but most are for students in postsecondary education at universities, community colleges, trade schools or other places of higher education.

When shopping in person, you typically flash your student ID to receive a store discount. But shopping online can be trickier, requiring online platforms like Student Beans, ID.me and Unidays to verify your student status.

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Unidays

Register as a student with Unidays to gain access to discounts online and in stores. A Unidays account can save you money on Apple and Samsung products, food delivery through services like Grubhub and Postmates, clothes and shoes from Adidas and Urban Outfitters and so much more.

You must be at least 16 years old to sign up with Unidays, and you can download an app for savings on the go. You’ll use your student email and log in to your college’s online portal for verification.

Student Beans logo

Student Beans

For savings on food and drink, travel, fashion and more, Student Beans is a top destination. It doesn’t support as many brand-name partners as Unidays, but there’s still plenty to discover.

Student Beans offers apps for Android and iOS, if you prefer to browse the deals from your phone.

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ID.me

ID.me is a digital ID verification platform that offers exclusive deals to students and teachers, members of the military and first responders. Save on favorite brands like ASOS and Nike and at stores like Target.

It even offers student discounts on cars! That’s right, buy a Ford car or truck online through ID.me for a cash bonus of up to $500.

The best student discounts online

Top fashion discounts

Nike20% off for high school and college studentsShop
Adidas15% off for college studentsShop
A'GACI15% off for college students
ASOS10% off for college studentsShop
Gymshark10% off for college students
Missguided30% off for college studentsShop
Topshop10% off for college studentsShop
Tommy Hilfiger15% off for college studentsShop
Urban Outfitters10% off for college students through UnidaysShop
bebe20% off for college students through Student Beans
New Balance10% off for college students through Unidays
Express15% off for college students through UnidaysShop
Showpo10% off for college studentsShop
boohoo15% off for college students through UnidaysShop
Dorothy Perkins10% off for college students through UnidaysShop
Gymshark10% off for college students through Student Beans
J.Crew15% off for college students
Kate Spade15% off for college studentsShop
Modcloth15% off for college studentsShop
Nasty GalUp to 50% off for college studentsShop

Top tech and computer discounts

AppleUp to $300 off for college students
Microsoft10% off for college students and $30 off OfficeShop
Lenovo10%–15% off for college studentsShop
AdobeUp to 60% off software for college students

Top food and dining discounts

HelloFresh15% off every box for college studentsShop
GrubHub$5 off your first three orders
GrazeFirst snack box free and 15% off future boxesShop
Home Chef50% off first meal kit order

Top discounts on mattresses and home goods

Urban Outfitters10% off for college studentsShop
Society615% off for college students
Mattress Firm10% off with code BACK2SCHOOLShop
Eight Sleep10% off for college studentsShop
Leesa15% off for college studentsShop

How do I know if I’m eligible for a student discount?

Sites and brands require different eligibility. But if you’re enrolled in higher education and have an .edu email, it’s typically easy to qualify. Some discounts apply to high school students as well, but most are exclusively for the college kids.

Unidays requirements

To use Unidays, you must have a personal email from an educational institution that typically ends in .edu. If you don’t have one, contact the Unidays support team to see if it can verify your status as a student. You must be at least 16 years old to use Unidays.

  1. Visit Unidays to sign up for student discounts. Click Join now to get started.
  2. Enter your .edu email address and establish a password.
  3. Search for your educational institution to verify your account. Enter your name, what you’re studying and how long you plan to be in college.
  4. Confirm your enrollment through your school’s portal. If you don’t have access to your school’s portal, try an alternative method.
  5. Start saving. You’ll receive instant verification after Unidays confirms your student status.

Student Beans requirements

High school and college students qualify for Student Beans. Simply verify your student status through a confirmation link sent to your institutional email. If you don’t have a school, college or university email account, Student Beans accepts your acceptance letter, a student ID or an academic transcript as confirmation of enrollment.

  1. Go to the Student Beans website to sign up. Click Sign up at upper right.
  2. Sign up with your email, Facebook or Google account. Enter your personal details, including your personal email. Student Beans is looking for your personal email here, not your educational one.
  3. Indicate whether you want to receive email from Student Beans and its partners. Don’t worry, you can opt out at any time.
  4. Search for your institution and select your graduation year.
  5. Enter and confirm your institutional email address. Click the link in your school email to confirm your account.
  6. Start saving. After clicking the link, you’re redirected to the Student Beans homepage to start finding great deals. You’ll see your name at upper right, which indicates that you’re logged in.

ID.me requirements

To verify your student status with ID.me, you provide your institution’s name and personal information, including the last four digits of your Social Security number. Or upload your student ID or a copy of a recent transcript to confirm enrollment.

  1. Go to the ID.me website to sign up. Click Sign up at upper right.
  2. Sign up with your email, Facebook, LinkedIn or Google account.
  3. Once redirected to ID.me, click Student discounts to confirm your status.
  4. Confirm your school enrollment. If you’d rather, upload a document like a transcript or a student ID to prove that you’re a student.
  5. Click Begin to continue. You’ll need the last four digits of your Social Security number.
  6. Get those discounts! You’re ready to start saving money through ID.me.

Amazon Prime for students

Amazon Prime Student gives students access to free two-day shipping and video streaming at no cost for six months. After that, you’ll pay 50% of the standard Amazon Prime membership. Use Prime Student for four full years or until you graduate, whichever comes first.

Perks of Prime Student include:

  • Free two-day shipping with eligible purchases.
  • Unlimited streaming for thousands of movies and TV shows.
  • Unlimited photo storage.
  • Exclusive deals and discounts.
  • Access to Twitch Prime.

To use Amazon Prime Student, you must have an .edu email and be enrolled in at least one college course. Amazon does not accept alternate verification of student status.

Today’s top student deals

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Students and educators get 15% off laptops and tablets

Limited-time only. T&Cs apply.
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35% off discount for teachers and students

Expires 29 Jun 2027
T&Cs apply
Deal

Students and parents save up to 10%

Expires 13 Sep 2021
T&Cs apply
Deal

Students get 15% off

Expires 30 Dec 2021
T&Cs apply
Deal

Students get at least 15% off with unidays

Expires 30 Oct 2025
T&Cs apply
Deal

Free two-day shipping with Amazon prime student

Amazon prime student helps you with some college shopping by finding deals through hundreds of vendors, from laptops to study snacks or office supplies.
Deal

Save an extra 5% off for college students and teachers

Expires 18 Apr 2025
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15% off for college students through Unidays

Expires 18 Apr 2025
Deal

20% off discount for students

Expires 31 Jul 2025
T&Cs apply
Deal

Students: join for just $15

Expires 31 Dec 2025
T&Cs apply
Deal

Up to 57% off + 7% Student Discount at Tiqets

Deal

Students get 10% off

Expires 31 Dec 2025
T&Cs apply
Deal

Students get 15% off orders

Expires 1 Jan 2025
T&Cs apply
Deal

10% off student discount

Expires 31 Dec 2025
Get 10% off when shopping online at ASOS. Valid for students only.
Deal

10% off for students

Expires 30 Dec 2025
T&Cs apply
Deal

Get 10% off your entire order with valid school issued ID

Get instant savings when you sign up with StudentBeans. T&Cs apply.
Deal

Students and parents save up to 10%

Expires 31 Dec 2025
Deal

10% student discount

Expires 31 Dec 2025
Students enjoy a 10% discount. Just log in or register on the site to get your unique student code.
Deal

20% off student discount

Valid for students only. Conditions apply.
Deal

Students take 55% off their first box

Verify student ID via Student Beans. T&Cs apply.
Deal

50% off everything + new spring styles

Students take an extra 15% off. T&Cs apply.
Code

$20 discount on (1) international flight departing from the US or Canada

Arriving anywhere EXCEPT the United States, Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean. New users only.
Code

$20 discount on (1) flight departing from China (including Hong Kong), South Korea, Japan, Vietnam or India and arriving in the United States or Canada. New users only.

Deal

Students get 20% off all full-priced products

Expires 6 Dec 2021
With valid student ID
Deal

60% off everything, including fall and winter fashion

Students save an extra 10%.
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15% off for college students through Unidays

Deal

10% off students and teachers discount

Expires 30 Jan 2022
T&Cs apply
Deal

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2020 travel deals

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Current travel deals and special offers

Deal

Find the right school, enroll, get ready for the first day, and track your student's progress

Deal

Students save 10% off your order

Save now when you check out with your student ID
Deal

Students save 15% off online orders

Frequently asked questions

Do I need to be enrolled full time to receive a student discount?

It depends on the discount program. Some brands accept part-time enrollment, while others require you full-time enrollment to qualify.

What is an institutional email?

It’s the email set up for you by your college or university. It most often ends in .edu.

Why isn’t my deal or discount working?

It could be that the deal expired or isn’t available where you live. If you have a question about a specific deal or discount code, contact the retailer or site directly.

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