by Kathryn Krawczyk
College is expensive, so take advantage of ways to save money
Paying for college requires some sacrifices. It’s not just about tuition and room and board anymore; colleges are tacking on countless fees for things like programs and transportation that can leave students feeling downright violated.
But that doesn’t mean you have to fall victim to overpriced meal plans or completely give up buying the clothes you love. Check out the list below for tons of great discounts that come with just a flash of your student ID.
Albright-Knox Art Gallery, albrightknox.org. $8 student tickets ($12 regular price). albrightknox.org
Buffalo Museum of Science, 1020 Humboldt Pkwy— $8 tickets ($10 regular price). sciencebuff.org
Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra, bpo.org— Student passes are $29 for a year of unlimited M&T Bank Classic Series, Know the Score Series, and Pops Series concerts.
Buffalo Theaters—Nearly every theater in Buffalo offers special student discounts, so check with each one to see what they offer. Also, be sure to check the Artvoice’s On the Boards Theater Listings to see what each theater has in store.
Martin House Complex, darwinmartinhouse.org— Tour the historic Frank Lloyd Wright home at a discounted rate— $12 for an hour long tour, $27 for two hours ($17 and $35 regular price).
Barre Centric, barrecentric.com—15 percent off any barre lesson package.
Bikram Yoga Williamsville—Discounts on various classes and class packages
Buffalo JCC—$29.99 monthly student membership
East Meets West Yoga—Discounted class passes
Evolation Yoga—20 percent off class packages
Buffalo is full of small local cafes, bakeries, and restaurants, many of which offer some kind of student deals. While most of them are affordable to begin with, always check to see if they’ll help students out with a little extra discount!
E-Cafe— Besides having super cheap prices all the time, there are also student specials after 2
Five Points Bakery— Ride a bike and get 10 percent off
Joe’s Deli— 10 percent off any lunch or dinner entrée
Lucy Ethiopian— Special student deals every day, usually for breakfast and lunch
Pho Cafe— On Saturdays, your order is 10 percent off
Presto!— $1 off any salad, sandwich or dinner
Shish Kabab Express— 15 percent off your order
SPoT Coffee— On the 10th of every month, show your ID for 10 percent off at SPoT on Elmwood. SPoT on Transit Rd. offers 10 percent off every day.
Sweet_ness 7 Cafe— Drip coffee is just $1 after 2pm on weekdays, and refills are free all the time
Buffalo Express Taxi, buffaloexpresstaxi.com— Student coupons available online
Liberty Cab, libertycab.com— Offers discounts from locations on the UB campus, also accepts campus cash
Queen City Taxi, queencitytaxi.com— Student discount depending on length of your ride
Total Automotive, totalautowny.com, 2125 Eggert Rd. — 10 percent off on most repair services
AllenTan, allentansalon.com—Student rates starting at $19.99
Amvets on Elmwood, 1883 Elmwood Ave.—Be extra thrifty with an additional 25 percent off on Tuesdays
Lexington Salon, lexingtonsalonbuffalo.com— 20 percent off
Morcelle Salon, morcellesalon.com— Various student discounts available
Parkway Haircutting, 1086 Elmwood Ave.— Offers different discounts depending on your purchase
Niagara University students should check out the Preferred Merchant Program at niagara.edu/pmp. There are 10 percent discounts available at tons of local businesses.
UB students can check out livingoffcampus.buffalo.edu/savings for similar discounts through the University Savings Card program.
Ann Taylor— 15 percent off your purchase. Located in the Fashion Outlets and Walden Galleria
Banana Republic— 15 percent off a full-price purchase. Located in the Boulevard Mall, Fashion Outlets, and Walden Galleria
Eastern Mountain Sports— 15 percent off national brand items and 20 percent off EMS brand items. Located in the
Francesca’s— 10 percent off a full-price purchase. Located in the Boulevard Mall and Fashion Outlets
J. Crew— 15 percent off a full-price purchase. Located in the Fashion Outlets and Walden Galleria
The Limited— 15 percent off any purchase. Located in Boulevard Mall, Fashion Outlets and Walden Galleria
Lots of chain restaurants offer discounts, but they vary from location to location. Burger King, Arby’s McDonald’s, and Subway are all known to offer around 10 percent off; Dairy Queen often provides discount cards or specially priced meals; and Chipotle sometimes gives out a free drink with any purchase. Domino’s, Pizza Hut, and other chains are also rumored to have discounts. It never hurts to ask!
Adobe—Save up to 60 percent on Adobe applications
Apple Store—All college students can save up to $200 on a Mac or up to $20 on an iPad. Apple also typically offers a back to school deal toward the end of August.
Best Buy—Sign up for Best Buy’s Student Deals and receive exclusive coupons sent to your school email.
Dell—Dell is known for amazing student deals, like the one it’s offering right now: a free 32” TV with the purchase of select laptops.
HP—Sign up for HP Academy and receive up to 20 percent off and free shipping on a purchase
Microsoft Store—Save 10 percent on PC’s, tablets, and accessories
Sony—Sign up for a Student Store membership and get 10 percent off all purchases
Spotify—50 percent off a Spotify premium plan, now just $4.99 a month
AMC Theaters— Receive a discounted ticket price
Dipson Theaters— Western New York locations (except McKinley) offer prices from $7—$7.50
Amazon—Get 50 percent off an Amazon Prime membership (which gives you free two day shipping), starting with a six month free trial
FedEx—Save 20-30 percent on shipping
Jo-Ann Fabrics—10 percent off when you sign up for the Student Discount Program
New York Times—Get a digital subscription for 99 cents for four weeks, then get 50 percent off the subscription.
Sam’s Club—Receive a $15 gift card when you sign up for a discounted Collegiate Membershipblog comments powered by Disqus
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