Universities nationwide have embraced the off-campus capabilities of their ID cards, opening the door for vendors to offer their services to the student population. The result of these efforts is a growing roster of merchants and a rather impressive list of discount opportunities.
Whether vendors empathize with the myriad of purchases that the average student needs to make, or they simply see the value in the next generation of consumers, the number of discount programs is growing seemingly by the day. More impressive, however, is the diversity of deals that students can now take advantage of.
Business Insider recently compiled a list of deals and discounts that are available to students with valid campus IDs, and it’s pretty impressive. Students can receive deals on everything from electronics and clothing to insurance and newspaper subscriptions.
Business Insider found the following deals with major off-campus merchants:
- Amazon: Students get six months of Amazon Prime, normally $70, for free. This allows students free two-day shipping and one-day shipping for $3.99 on all orders.
- Sam’s Club: Collegiate Membership increases a student’s savings. Students can also get a $15 gift card for signing up or renewing a membership.
- CorePower yoga: Students receive special pricing and a week of free classes.
- The New York Times: Students receive subscriptions at a discounted rate for students.
- The Wall Street Journal: Students receive over 84% off the regular rates.
- General Motors: Students can save hundreds or even thousands of dollars when they purchase a vehicle through the Chevrolet College Discount Program.
- Greyhound: Students can save 20% on thousands of destinations.
- Allstate: Full-time students under 25 can save up to 20% with good grades.
- Geico: Students under 25 with good grades are eligible for a 15% discount.
- State Farm: Students can receive up to a 25% discount with good grades.
- Farmers Insurance: Good-student discounts available for students under 25.