All the Best Student Discounts and Freebies in 2021

College can be expensive, but a student ID can help you save up to 60% on clothes, food, apps, and more.
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The cost of college continues to skyrocket, so if you're in school, it only makes sense to find all the student discounts you can (or all the deals you can — period). Read on to learn where and how to get the best student discounts in 2021.

College student discounts are available in all kinds of product categories, from clothes and contact lenses to student laptop and iPad deals. Apple student discount, anyone?

The most common student discount is 10% off, but deals can go as high as 60% off.

The most common discount is 10% off, but we've seen student deals go as high as 60% off. Don't be blinded by these savings, though; scoring a student discount doesn't automatically mean you're getting the best price. You still have to shop around!

It's important to note that several insurance companies offer "good student" discounts. These have different requirements, including good grades, which may or may not be specified. Be sure to check with an agent before purchasing.

Student deals are typically easy to redeem. Expect to show a student ID in stores, and you may have to provide a .edu email address when buying online. Many sites also require you to create a unique login or be verified by a third-party service — in that case, you may have to create a UNiDAYS account or visit SheerID, for instance. However, even with the extra hoops to jump through, scoring student discounts is pretty simple.

SEE ALSO: The Ultimate Buying Guide for 2021

The hardest part is figuring out where you can snag student deals — it's about as tough as finding birthday freebies or military discounts. Not all retailers advertise these offers, and many businesses provide discounts at the discretion of the local manager. That means you may snag bargain prices at the Burger King across the street from campus, but nothing from the Burger King across town.

Here we've gathered 80 of the top student discounts. If your favorite store isn't on our list, it's worth asking if they'll offer a shopping discount, as well — it can't hurt to check!

The Best Student Discounts and Freebies

Store Discount Details
adidas Special discount Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Aeropostale 15% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
American Eagle Outfitters 20% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Asos 10% off Must verify student status through the site
Banana Republic 15% off Not valid at factory stores
Champion 10% off Discount also applies at Champion.com
Club Monaco 15% off Applies to both online and in-store purchases
Dockers 20% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Express 5% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Forever 21 15% off online purchases Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Hanes 10% off Discount applies at Hanes.com
Hollister 10% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
J.Crew 15% off Available online only
Jack Wills 10% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Jockey 10% off Must verify student status through ID.me
Joe's Jeans 15% off Must verify student status through Student Beans
Karen Kane 20% off Must verify student status
Levi's 25% off Must verify student status through SheerID
Madewell 15% off Available in-store and online
ModCloth 25% off Must verify student status through Student Beans
New Balance 15% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
PUMA 10% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Reebok 30% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Tommy Hilfiger 10% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Toms 15% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Under Armour Extra 20% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Urban Outfitters 10% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Vineyard Vines 15% off Must verify student status through SheerID
Restaurant Discount Details
Arby's 10% off Only available at participating locations
Burger King 10% off Only available at participating locations
Chick-fil-A 10% off or free drink Varies by location
Dairy Queen 10% off Only available at participating locations
Dunkin' 10% off Only available at participating locations
Subway 10% off Varies by location
Taco Bell 10% off Only available at participating locations
Taco Cabana 20% off Only available at participating locations
TCBY 15% off Varies by location
Waffle House 10% off Only available at participating locations
Store Discount Details
Allstate Discounted auto insurance For full-time students with good grades
AT&T Discounted rates Only available for certain schools
Farmers Insurance Discounted auto insurance For full-time students with good grades
Geico Discounted auto insurance For full-time students with a B average or better
Nationwide Discounted auto insurance For students with a B average or better
State Farm Up to 25% off auto insurance Savings last until age 25
Travelers Insurance Discounted auto insurance For students with a B average or better
Store Discount Details
AMC Theatres Discounted tickets May only be available on select days at certain locations
Audible 30-day free trial of Audible Premium Plus Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Cinemark Theatres Discounted tickets Only available at select theaters
Hulu Spotify Premium with Hulu and SHOWTIME for $4.99 a month Sign up through Spotify for the joint membership
Regal Entertainment Group Discounted tickets Varies by location
SiriusXM SiriusXM Student Streaming Platinum subscription for $4 a month Must verify student status through SheerID
Spotify Spotify Premium with Hulu and SHOWTIME for $4.99 a month Sign up through Spotify for the joint membership
TIDAL 50% off For students age 16 and up; must verify student status through SheerID
Store Discount Details
Adobe Over 60% off Creative Cloud apps Available to home-schooled, primary or secondary school, and university or college students that are least 13 years of age
Apple Apple education pricing on Macs or iPads Available to college students and their parents, faculty, staff, and home-school teachers
Autodesk Free 3D design software
Best Buy Discounted products available through Student Deals
Das Keyboard 20% off new mechanical keyboard models Also available to educators
Dell Discounted products available through Dell University
Evernote 50% off Evernote Premium
Lenovo Additional 5% off Also available to educators; must verify status through ID.me
Microsoft Free Office 365; 10% off select Windows devices
Rosetta Stone Student pricing available Must verify student status through ID.me
Squarespace 50% off first full year of Squarespace Must verify student status through Student Beans
Vimeo 50% off annual Vimeo Plus, Pro, Business, or Premium membership Must verify student status through Student Beans
Store Discount Details
1-800 CONTACTS 10% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Amazon Free 6-month trial; $6.49 in subsequent months
Amtrak Up to 15% off Select regions only
Budget Truck Rental 20% off local moves; 15% off 1-way moves Enter coupon code "TRUKU"
Costco Receive a free $20 Costco Shop Card with purchase of Gold Star membership Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
General Motors Discounted vehicles Available to current college students, grad students, and recent graduates
GlassesUSA 30% off entire order Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Goodwill Discount on "student day" Varies by location
New York Times Discounted subscriptions Also available to educators
Penske 10% off truck rentals Enter coupon code "STUDENT*"
Sally Beauty Discounted products Must be enrolled in beauty school
Sam's Club Receive a free $10 eGift card with purchase of membership
Spy Optic 20% off Must verify student status through UNiDAYS
Wall Street Journal Discounted subscriptions Also available to professors and universities
Zipcar Special rates Must verify student status through UNiDAYS

Can't wait to shop? Check out the best student discounts now!


DealNews Contributing Writer

After spending several years as a governmental accountant, Allison transitioned into the world of freelance writing. Her work has appeared on on a number of reputable sites, including The Wall Street Journal, Investopedia, Daily Finance, MSN Money, and Credit.com.
DealNews may be compensated by companies mentioned in this article. Please note that, although prices sometimes fluctuate or expire unexpectedly, all products and deals mentioned in this feature were available at the lowest total price we could find at the time of publication (unless otherwise specified).

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