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The Real Deal: How to score shopping deals with your student ID

Amazon memberships can be pricey, but Amazon students get a six-month trial if you are a new member and then it’s half off after that.

News 12 Staff

Aug 21, 2023, 12:03 PM

Updated 329 days ago


Tuition, books, dorm rooms and more are all expenses college-bound costs kids have to deal with.
Consumer reporter Janice Lieberman gives you The Real Deal on how some retailers will give you a break if you have student identification.
Experts say sign up with Unidays and Student Beans to get discounts at various retailers and keep your college identification card with you at all times.
Amazon memberships can be pricey, but students get a six-month trial if you are a new member, then it’s half off after the trial ends.
Need a study break? Head to AMC, Cinemark and some Regal Theatres in your area, which may offer lower-priced tickets with student ID.
Apple Music is offering college students a variety of discounts, and Spotify offers premium student membership for up to a year with Hulu.
Need to get home for the holidays? Amtrak will knock off 15%, but you need to reserve a day ahead.
United Airlines will also take 5% off for 18–to-23-year-olds if you sign up for the rewards program.
Need new clothes and sneakers? Check out for a 10% discount. JCrew, Madewell and Levi’s will offer 15% savings.
Overstock offers teachers and students a free membership with their company awards. It allows for free returns and price matching, and you can earn loyalty points.  

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