Best U.S. Student Discounts of 2018


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The holidays are officially over, which generally means two things: your stomach is full and your wallet is empty. For college students, you’re still waking up to Mom’s bacon and waffles, but the old days of ramen and Cheerios are fast-approaching. After buying countless presents, refilling your car for a third time in a week to visit yet another cousin, and stocking up on all of the available eggnog from your local liquor store, it’s going to be a long time before you can afford anything but the $5-for-50 noodle bricks. Happy New Year, right?

If that doesn’t sound much like a break to you, we totally get it. Because car insurance is the most expensive car-related purchase (after the car itself) and the post-holiday slump often hits college students the hardest, The Zebra decided to give the gift of giving. We rounded up the best student discounts from businesses around the top 25 largest universities in the nation and made a nice little guide to help save you some serious moolah. So, just choose your school from the list below to find out how much you can save!

Pro tip: Whether or not a specific discount is listed here, it’s always a good idea to show your student ID at local chains and places of business. You never know what’s available and who’s turned from an old Scrooge to a real St. Nick. Happy Hunting!

Here are the best discounts for the biggest universities!

University of Central FloridaPennsylvania State University
Texas A&MUniversity of Washington
Ohio State UniversityUniversity of Illinois
Florida International UniversityUniversity of Wisconsin
University of FloridaUniversity of California
Arizona State UniversityUniversity of Arizona
University of TexasUniversity of Houston
University of MinnesotaCalifornia State University
Florida State UniversityUniversity of South Florida
Michigan State UniversityRutgers University
Indiana UniversityPurdue University
University of MarylandTemple University
University of North TexasTexas State University

 

 

student discounts ucf

University of Central Florida

Aloma Cinema Grill – 2155 Aloma Ave. Winter Park, FL 32792 – (407) 678-8214
Discount: Tickets are only $5.50

Huey Magoo’s – 52 Pegasus Cr. Orlando, FL 32816 – (321) 352-7541
Discount: 20% off all meals on Mondays

Etoile Boutique – 2424 E Robinson St. Orlando FL 32803 – (407) 895-6363
Discount: 10% off all purchases

Barnie’s Coffee and Tea Co. – 118 S Park Ave. Winter Park, FL 32789 – (800) 284-1416
Discounts: 20% off final bill

SAK Comedy Lab – 29 S Orange Ave. Orlando, FL 32801 – (407) 648-0001
Discount: tickets are $5 with a student ID on Thursdays at 8 p.m.

Pollo Tropical – 7255 Corporate Center Dr. Suite C Miami, FL – (866) 769-7696
Discount: 10% discount on any of their grilled chicken meals

Enzian Theatre – 1300 S Orlando Ave. Maitland, FL – (407) 629-1088
Discount: tickets are only $9

 

student discount a&m

Texas A&M University

Wolf Creek Car Wash & Lube – 300 Harvey Rd. College Station, TX 77840 – (979) 696-7589
Discount: $5.00 off any car wash

Potato Shack – 12815 FM 2154 Suite 172, College Station, TX 77845 – (979) 695-7783
Discount: 10% off meal

GBE Performance – 3502 Broadway Ave. Galveston, TX 77550 – (409) 762-7551
Discount: 10% off batteries, 20-30% off electrical & other vehicle repair parts

Galveston Automotive Professionals – 1918 Mechanic St. Galveston, TX – (409) 209-1491
Discount: 10% off any repairs over $100

Cenare Italian Restaurant – 404 University Dr. East College Station, TX 77840 – (979) 696-7311
Discount: complimentary desert per table with purchase of entrée

Ocean Grille Restaurant – 2275 Highway 87, Crystal Beach, TX – (409) 684-0011
Discount: 10% discount on food at lunch time

Rosa’s Cafe – 5000 Overton Pz. Suite 300 Fort Worth, TX 76109 – (817) 377-6200
Discount: 10% off meal

Lone Star Flight Museum – 11551 Aerospace Ave. Houston, TX 77034 – (346) 708-2517
Discount: $2 off adult tickets

Hawaiian Hands Massage – 204 Highway 3, La Marque, TX 77568 – (409) 797-4484
Discount: 20% off regular rates

 

student discounts osu

Ohio State University

5th Avenue Floral Co. – 1877 Kenny Rd. Columbus, OH 43212 – (614) 488-1106
Discount: 15% off

Uptown Hair Design – 12 E College Ave. Westerville, OH 43081 – (614) 891-5500
Discount: $12 Men’s Haircut/ $15 Women’s Haircut

Cazuelas Grill – 2321 N High St. Columbus, OH 43201 – (614) 884-0755
Discounts: Buy one, get one free

Rendezvous Hair Salon – 2600 N High St. Columbus, OH 43202 – (614) 447-2600
Discount: 10% off haircut

Los Guachos Taqueria – 5221 Godown Rd. Columbus, OH 43235 – (614) 538-0211
Discount: buy one taco, get one free

El Vaquero – 3230 Olentangy River Rd. Columbus, OH, 43202 – (614) 261-0900
Discount: $6.00 off

Gateway Film Center – 1550 North High St. Columbus, OH 43201 – (614) 247-4433
Discount: Student tickets are $6.50

 

student discount FIU

Florida International University

Deseree’s Hair Weaving & Extensions Beauty Salon – 15950 SW 96th Ave. Miami, FL 33157 –
(786) 226-3923
Discount: 20% off all services

Wall’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream – 8075 SW 67th Ave. Miami, FL 33143 – (305) 740-9830
Discount: buy one, get one free

Natural Chicken Grill – 13790 SW 56 St. Miami, FL 33175 –
Discount: 10% discount

Whip n Dip Ice Cream – 1407 Sunset Dr. South Miami, FL 33143 – (305) 665-2565
Discount: 10% discount

Elite Cycling – 13108 South Dixie Hwy. Miami, FL 33156 – (786) 242-3733
Discount: 10% discount

Vicky Bakery – 14447 SW 42nd St. Miami, FL 33175 – (305) 221-2555
Discount: half off desserts

 

student discounts UFL

University of Florida

A Nu Twist Salon – 031 NW 6th St. Suite B3 Gainesville, FL 32601 – (352) 373-3300
Discount: 10% off one haircut

Gatorland Computers – 2716 NW 39th Dr. Gainesville, FL 32606 – (352) 338-8041
Discount: receive 15% off your next service

Yo3 Metro Frozen Yoghurt – 5141 NW 43rd St. #108, Gainesville, FL 32606 – (352) 371-6061
Discount: 10% off purchase

Impact Computer and Laptop Repair – 3501 SW 2nd Ave. Suite G-1 Gainesville, FL 32607 – (352) 371-1110
Discount: 20 off any labor cost over $60

The Zen Fitness – 5100 Ave. NW 53rd Ave. Gainesville, FL 32653 – (352) 333-0936
Discount: offering 1 FREE training session

Bikes and More – 2133 NW 6th St. Gainesville, FL – (352) 373-6574
Discount: $5 off tune up service

The Super Cool Bike Shop – 3460 W University Ave. Gainesville, FL 32607 – (352) 371-BIKE
Discount: 10% off all parts and accessories

Solano Cycle – 1024 S Main St. Gainesville, FL 32601 – (352) 338-8450
Discount: $100 off a new scooter

Paddiwhack – 1510 NW 13th St. Gainesville, FL 32601 – (352)336-3175
Discount: 10% off purchase

The Plante Shoppe – 303 NW 8th Ave. Gainesville, FL 32601 – (352) 371-6249
Discount: Free local delivery

 

student discounts ASU

Arizona State University

Fluid Martial Arts Academy – 1628-7 E Southern Ave. Tempe, AZ 85282 – (480) 349-5898
Discount: 10% off all available programs and services for ASU employees, spouses, and children

Arizona Language Center – 7524 E Angus Dr. Scottsdale, AZ 85251 – (480) 423-9600
Discount: waive $25 enrollment fee for new language students; waive the enrollment fee and give a 10% discount for Pronunciation & Accent Reduction courses; and a 10% discount on document translation services

Arizona Hair Co. – 1761 E Warner Rd. Tempe, AZ 85284 – (480) 967-2244
Discount: 10% off all services

SunGun Tanning – 2040 E Rio Salado Pkwy. Suite 115 Tempe, AZ 85281 – (480) 361-8011
Discount: $19 Introductory Tan or $59 Unlimited Student Membership

East Valley Lock and Key – 3116 South Mill Ave. #230 Tempe, AZ 85282 – (480) 478-0157
Discount: 50% off regular service call fee ($17.50 value)

Urban Yoga – 3225 N Central Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85012 – (602) 277-YOGA(9642)
Discount: 10% discount on all drop-in classes

Fair Trade Cafe – 1020 N 1st Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85003 – (602) 354-8150
Discount: 10% off on all drinks

ASU Gammage – 1200 S Forest Ave. Tempe, AZ 85287-0105 – (480) 965-3434
Discounts: 50% off tickets day-of-show

 

student discounts UTXA

University of Texas

Hollywood Beauty Studio – 4410 E Riverside Dr. Suite 110 Austin, TX 78741 – (512) 992-2227
Discount: Get 25% Off Eyebrow Threading

Bluebonnet Hill – 9100 Decker Ln. Austin, TX – (512) 272-4228
Discount: M-F from 9-2, student price is $23, Sat & Sun from 9-2, student price is $30

Zen (Japanese Fast Food) – 2201 Speedway Austin, TX 78712 – (512) 451-4811
Discount: every third Thursday of every month, students with a valid ID receive 30% off of their orders

Yoga Yoga – 2167 W Anderson Ln. Austin, TX 78757 – (512) 707-9642
Discount: receive 20% off of class passes

Austin Duck Adventures – 602 E 4th St. Austin, TX – (512) 477-5274
Discount: $23.95 for a tour with your student ID

Amy’s Ice Cream – 1301 S Congress St. Austin, TX 78704 – (512) 440-7488
Discount: 10% off of your entire purchase

Kerbey Lane – 3704 Kerbey Ln. Austin, TX 78731- (512) 451-1436
Discount: several full sized breakfast items at only $3.45

 

student discounts UMN

University of Minnesota

Absolute BodyArt – 226 N Central Ave. Duluth, MN 55807 – (218) 628-4000
Discount: 10% off all services

Hansen’s Auto Service – 3802 Trinity Rd. Duluth, MN 55811 – (218) 723-8236
Discount: 10% off all services

Sala Thai Food – 114 W 1st St. Duluth, MN 55802 – (218)728-4822
Discount: $1 off lunch buffet

Fannie Rose Candy Shop – 103 E Superior St. Duluth, MN 55802 – (218) 722-0229
Discount: Get 20% off any size and flavor of popcorn

Dance with Lois Donnay – 3142 1st Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55408 (612) 822-8436
Discount: first lesson half off

Damage Board Shop – 1904 W Superior St. Duluth, MN 55806 – (218) 724-4027
Discount: 10% off any regular priced purchase

Vertical Endeavours – 329 S Lake Ave. Duluth, MN 55802 – (218) 279-9980
Discount: Free basic safety lesson

 

student discounts MSU

Michigan State University

A2 Computers – 3096 Platt Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48108 – (734) 971-6900
Discount: 10% off any non-discounted service

Sansu Sushi – 4750 Hagadorn Rd. #100, East Lansing, MI 48823 – (517) 333-1933
Discount: get 20% off on tuesdays

Wharton Center for Performing Arts – 750 E Shaw Ln. East Lansing, MI 48824 – (517) 432-2000
Discount: $15 for most Performing Arts shows, and $25 for some Broadway shows

Spartans Athletics Event Admission – 100 Spartan Ave. East Lansing, MI 48823 – (517) 355-1610
Discount: 50% off the public rated tickets

State Room Restaurant at Kellogg Center – 219 S Harrison Rd. East Lansing, MI 48824 – (517) 432-4000
Discount: Offers a 20% dining discount to four persons per visit, excluding alcoholic beverages

 

student discounts IU

Indiana State University

Touchstone Wellness – 2864 E Buick Cadillac Blvd. Bloomington, IN 47401 – (812) 337-3529
Discount: First yoga class is $5

Evil By the Needle Custom Tattoo – 1500 S Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47401 – (812) 333-6033
Discount: 10% off any non-discounted service

Elan Salon – 101 W Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47404 – (812)-332-2105
Discount: 10% off any non-discounted service

Tranquil Day Spa – 1128 S College Mall Rd. Bloomington, IN 47401 – (812) 287-8024
Discount: 10% off any non-discounted service

Misguided Tours – (812) 320-2002
Discount: Free tour

Underground Cupcakes and Cafe – 3631 West S.R. 46 Bloomington, IN 47404 – (812) 935-5253
Discount: All cupcakes are $2.75

Opie Taylor’s – 110 N Walnut St. Bloomington, IN 47404, USA – (812) 333-7287
Discount: Free appetizer

The Pourhouse Cafe – 314 E Kirkwood Ave. Bloomington, IN 47408 – (812) 339-7000
Discount: 15% off any non-discounted purchases

Revolution Bike and Bean – 401 E 10th St. Bloomington, IN 47408 – (812) 336-0241
Discount: 10% off any non-discounted purchases

 

student discounts UMD

University of Maryland

Ace Press – 910 17th St. NW, Suite 100 Washington, DC 20006 – (202) 338-4006
Discount: 10% off any non-discounted service

Vida Fitness – 1612 U St. NW Washington, DC 20009 – (202) 939-2577
Discount: Complimentary day pass

Studio Theatre – 1501 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005 – (202) 332-3300
Discount: 50% off regular ticket price available for full time students a half-hour before curtain

 

student discounts UNTX

University of North Texas

RJ Mexican Cuisine – 1701 North Market St. Dallas, TX 75202 – (214) 744-1420
Discount: 10% off

SYNC Yoga and Wellbeing – 1888 Sylvan Ave. Suite F-2150 Dallas, TX 75208 – (214) 749-0422
Discount: $79/month auto debit payment

Old Red Museum – 100 South Houston St. Dallas, TX 75202 – (214) 745-1100
Discount: $6 admission

Simply Fit Meals – 2937 Greenville Ave, #130 Dallas, TX 75206 – (214) 824-4444
Discount: 15% off purchase

 

student discounts USFL

University of South Florida

You Do the Dishes – 15357 Amberly Dr. Tampa, FL 33647 – (813) 975-1700
Discount: $8 studio rate from 7-10 pm

City Bike Tampa – 212 E Cass St. Tampa, FL 33602 – (813) 225-1777
Discount: FREE one hour rental

Frostings etc., – St. Petersburg, FL – (407) 986-4065
Discount: 10% off any non-discounted purchase

EVOS – 2631 Fourth St. N. St. Petersburg, FL 33704 – (727) 571-EVOS
Discount: 12% discount off of value meals

Side Splitters Comedy Club – 12938 N Dale Mabry Hwy. Tampa, FL 33618 – (813) 960-1197
Discount: 2 admissions for the price of one

 

student discounts penn state

Pennsylvania State University

Wholesome Fare Natural Foods – 1534 E State St. Hermitage, PA – (724) 346-1817
Discount: 10% off any non-discounted purchase

Lindy’s at the Beach Hair Salon and Day Spa – 1700 E State St. Hermitage, PA 16148-1819 – (724) 981-7866
Discount: 10% off any non-discounted services

Nadine’s Bar and Restaurant – 19 S 27th St. Pittsburgh, PA 15203 – (412) 481-1793
Discount: 10% off full price

Pat Catan’s Art and Crafts – 3113 Green Garden Rd. Aliquippa, PA 15001 – (724) 375-8188
Discount: 10% off any non-discounted purchase

Something Wicked Brewing Co. – 34 Broadway, Hanover, PA 17331 – (717) 316-5488
Discount: 10% off full price

 

student discounts UWA

University of Washington

Neighborhood Grills – 7200 E Greenlake Dr. Seattle, WA 98115 – (206) 588-4760
Discount: Happy Hours every day 7 days a week 3pm-5pm and 9pm-close. Wells, Drafts, Margaritas and House Wine are $3.99. Food Specials are from $2.99 to $5.99.

Hot Yoga of Laurelhurst – 3513 NE 45th St. Ste M Seattle, WA 98105 – (206) 522-5080
Discount: 25% discount for all students

New Seattle Massage – 4519 1/2 University Way NE Seattle, WA 98105 – (206) 632-5074
Discount: 25% discount on massages on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays before noon, and all day on Wednesdays

Daniel Smith Art Supply – Seattle, WA –
Discount: 10% discount on all of their products

Urban Yoga Spa – 1900 4th Ave. Seattle, WA 98101 – (206) 420-0222
Discount: 20% discount to all students

Maximilien Restaurant – 81A Pike St. Seattle, WA 98101 – (206) 682-7270
Discount: 10% off romantic dinners Monday to Thursday

Bluefin Sushi and Seafood Buffet – 401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125 – (206) 367-0115
Discount: 10% off total bill

The Waxing Boutique – 7557 Lake City NE, 2nd Floor, Seattle, WA 98115 – (206) 524-6616
Discount: 10% off total bill

 

student discounts UIL

University of Illinois

Latin Rhythms Academy – 210 N Racine Ave. Chicago, IL 60607 – (312) 73-DANCE
Discount: $15 off any class

Tejas Yoga – 1300 S Wabash Ave. Suite 201 Chicago, IL 60605 – (312) 386-YOGA(9642)
Discount: $13 drop-in classes

Bella Pelle Salon and Spa – 1044 W Taylor St. Chicago, IL 60607 – (312) 226-1473
Discount: 15% off any non-discounted service

Steppenwolf Theatre – 1650 N Halsted St. Chicago, IL 60614 – (312) 335-1650
Discount: $15 admission

 

student discounts UWI

University of Wisconsin

Charles Allis Art Museum – 1801 N Prospect Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53202 – (414) 278-8295
Discount: $25 membership

Fiddleheads Coffee Roaster – 192 S Main St. Thiensville, WI 53092 • (262) 238-8737
Discount: 20% discount on bill

Riverside Automotive – 2750 N Oakland Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53211 – (414) 963-0707
Discount: 10% discount on any non-discounted service

The Rave/Eagles Club – 2401 W Wisconsin Ave. Milwaukee, WI 53233 – (414) 342-7283
Discount: $5 off tickets

 

student discounts UCLA

University of California

The Rice Garden – 5151 State University Dr. #301 Los Angeles, CA 90032 – (323) 343-6659
Discount: 20% off tickets

Liberation Yoga – 124 S La Brea Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036 – (323) 964-5222
Discount: 10% off class

Absolute Framemakers – 8927 Ellis Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90034 – (310) 287-0700
Discount: minimum 20% discount off any non-discounted service

Farmer Boys – 5519 Hollywood Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90028 – (323) 466-0073
Discount: 20% off over $10.00 or more

African Red Tea – 111 The Grove Dr. Los Angeles, CA 90036 – (323) 658-7832
Discount: 20% discount to college students for all purchases made on their website

 

student discounts UAZ

University of Arizona

Japanese Friendship Garden – 1125 N 3rd Ave. Phoenix, AZ 85003 – (602) 291-9209
Discount: 10% off admission ticket

Beach Bunnie Tanning – 943 E University Blvd. #179 Tucson, AZ 85719 – (520) 792- TANS (8267)
Discount: One spray tan is $19

Sonoran Cycles Bicycle Shop – 725 S Rural Rd. Tempe, AZ 85281 – (480) 968-1008
Discount: 10% off purchase for students and faculty

Outside of Ordinary – 15323 N Scottsdale Rd. Suite 120 Scottsdale, Arizona 85254 – (480) 951-7739
Discount: 10% off any purchase

Guilin Chinese Restaurant – 4445 E Broadway Blvd. Tucson, AZ 85711 – (520) 320-7768
Discount: 10% off bill

 

student discounts UHTX

University of Houston

Saint Dane’s Bar and Grill – 502 Elgin St. Houston, TX 77006 – (713) 807-7040
Discount: 10% off bill

Niko Niko’s – 2520 Montrose Blvd. Houston, TX 77006 – (713) 528-GYRO (4976)
Discount: 10% off any purchase

Mousel’s Mixed Martial Arts – 1113 Vine St. #140b Houston, TX 77002 – (832) 654-3819
Discount: 20% off first class

The Cottage Shop – 607 Westheimer Rd. Houston, TX 77006 – (713) 521-3150
Discount: 50% off Regular Clothing

EADO Yoga – 912 Saint Charles St. Houston, TX 77033 –
Discount: 10% off first class

 

student discounts CSU

California State University

Lazy Acres Market – 302 Meigs Rd. Santa Barbara, CA 93109 – (805) 564-4410
Discount: 10% off any purchase

KAVA Yoga – 4005 East 4th St. Long Beach, CA 90814 – (562) 434-8888
Discount: 10% off any purchase

Grifols Plasma Center – 7150 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego, CA 92115 – (619) 521-5850
Discount: New donors earn up to $250 in a month

 

student discount FSU

Florida State University

The Bada Bean – 2500 Apalachee Pkwy. Ste B Tallahassee, FL 32301 – (850) 562-2326
Discount: 10% off any purchase

Neece Tire – 4792 Blountstown Hwy. Tallahassee, FL 32304 – (850) 574-4100
Discount: $5 Off car and light truck service

Brow Art Studio – 1119 Apalachee Pkwy. Tallahassee, FL 32301, United States
(850) 727-5052
Discount: $2 off eyebrow threading

Wild Cajun Seafood & Oyster Bar – 1225 N Monroe St. Tallahassee, FL 32303 – (850) 567-2992
Discount: 10% off bill

 

student discount rutgers

Rutgers University

Cyber Knight Computers – 433 Raritan Ave. Highland Park, NJ 08904 – (732) 227-0922
Discount: $30 off any new computer or laptop

BC Tire – 36 Lincoln Hwy. Edison, NJ 08820 – (732) 549-0990
Discount: 10% off for all Rutgers students employees or alumni

The Mason Gross Performing Arts Center – 85 George St. New Brunswick, NJ 08901 – (848) 932-7511
Discount: 10% off tickets

 

student discounts purdue

Purdue University

Complete Car Repair – 2105 W Ogden Downers Grove, Illinois 60515 – (630) 968-0160
Discount: $5.00 oil change

Sweet Lou, That’s Who – 2913 South U.S. Hwy. 421, Westville, IN 46391 – (219) 785-1313
Discount: 10% discount on final bill

Guaranteed Automotive and Transmission – 3742 State Rd. 38 East Lafayette, IN 47905 – (765) 807-2278
Discount: 10% off on any non-discounted service

 

student discounts temple university

Temple University

Iovine Brothers: Urban Produce Market – 1136 Arch St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 – (215) 928-4366
Discount: 10% off every Wednesday and Sunday

Philadelphia Argentine Tango School – 2030 Frankford Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19125 – (617) 291-3798
Discount: 20% off tango classes

Shanti Yoga and Ayurveda – 1638 Pine St. 1st Floor Philadelphia, PA 19103 – (215) 923-964
Discount: 20% off all classes

Circle Thrift – 1125 S Broad St. Philadelphia, PA 19147 – (215) 423-1222
Discount: 15% off on Thursdays

 

student discounts TSU

Texas State

Sunset Bowling – 1304 Hwy. 123 San Marcos, TX 78666 – (512) 396-2334
Discount: $1 game & $.50 shoes on Monday nights

Texas State Tubes – 101 River Park Dr. Martindale, TX 78655 – (512) 557-1758
Discount: Free tube


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