If being a college student has taught me anything it’s that being a student actually has its perks. I mean yeah we have our 5pm daily breakdowns and 7pm frozen dinner burrito, but there are businesses out there that sympathize with our struggles.
Recently, I discovered a few student discounts and discounted memberships tailored specifically for college students that I thought to share with someone who wants to treat themselves on a budget. These businesses include the likes of major distribution companies, music streaming services, movie streaming services, museums, newspapers companies, and even creative cloud companies.
- Amazon Prime- First up we have Amazon prime. Now this one is kind of hard to miss, but in case you haven’t gotten the memo Amazon offers college students 6 free months of Amazon prime as well as access to the exclusive content such as Amazon music, Amazon movies, their ebook store, etc. The membership is redeemed through the app or website and once you provide your student email and are verified, your 6 months of excessive shopping with the included Amazon prime shipping can begin.
- Spotify + Hulu + Showtime- Next up we have Spotify’s college bundle which is offered at $4.99 for college students with a valid student email and can be redeemed through Spotify’s website for a whole year. This bundle is amazing as it provides movies and music through both Hulu and Spotify, and is additionally including more movies with the inclusion of Showtime. I personally really recommend looking into this offer as it includes no ads on Spotify, while having ads on spotify, but without it Spotify offers its standard customer service starting at $10 with just the music alone.
- Apple Music- If you aren’t a fan of Spotify’s interface and personally don’t care for Hulu, Apple Music offers its competitive offer for their music streaming at $4.99 for a college student with a valid student email account. Your don’t get a bundle as you would with Spotify, but you get a different music interface that varies completely from that of Spotify’s and getting access to the features included in a standard Apple Music membership.
- The New York Times- If you like to keep up with your News, The New York Times offers a student discounted price for its monthly subscription. This was especially beneficial to college students who could use the editorials’ massive archives for research projects and reference purposes.
- Adobe Creative Cloud- This package is offered through adobe through a year long contract of $19.99/ Month for 12 months. I didn’t know this when I purchased my subscription, but it was still useful and worth it, nonetheless. I was surprised to have access to adobe’s Photoshop, Illustrator, Suite, etc. From what I know, you can’t opt out of the contract once you make your first payment but if you are someone who enjoys editing, know it is worth it and you will have so many tools to up that next selfie or video montage.
These student discounts have helped me save some big bucks and I’m hoping if you are using them or planning to use them you will, too. Over Covid-19, I especially had a blast with Adobe’s Photoshop after my sister had to cancel her maternity shoot. I grabbed my iPhone, a subscription, and set off into the sunset. I was able to snap some memorable pictures and maybe one of these deals will convince you to treat yourself and enjoy the finer things on a budget.