Did you know that AlphaCard ID card systems are responsible for printing thousands of student ID cards in school districts across the nation? Believe it or not, there’s a high chance that your friend’s student ID card was produced with the help of AlphaCard. The good news is that student ID cards aren’t just for checking out a library book or purchasing a meal at the cafeteria. They can actually save you a lot of money.
With a valid student ID card, you’re eligible for discounts on a multitude of products and services. It never hurts to simply ask a retailer or restaurant if they provide student discounts — you’d amazed at how many do. We’ve broken down the most well-known student discounts for you below.*
Academic Software & Computers
- Adobe: Students receive up to a 40% discount in a variety of software products.
- Microsoft: Receive a student discount on widely used Microsoft programs such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
- Apple: Go to your nearest Apply store for special education pricing. A valid school ID card will save you $200 on a new Mac computer!
- Dell: Dell.com offers a student purchase program for K-12 and college students, providing online student discounts on computers.
Retail & Restaurant Chains
- Ann Taylor: Save up to 20% on in-store merchandise at participating stores. Present ID card to sales associate the time of purchase.
- J.Crew: Save 15% on regular-priced items at participating stores.
- Charlotte Russe: Receive 10% off in-store purchase. Offer only available at some stores.
- The Limited: Save 10% on regularly priced items by displaying your ID card to a sales associate.
- Urban Outfitters: Once or twice a year, participating Urban Outfitters stores host a special promotion for high school and college students.
- Qdoba: Order any item off the menu and receive a free drink at participating Qdoba restaurants.
- Pizza Hut: Pizza Hut offers a number of student deals during certain times of the year.
- Waffle House: Numerous Waffle House restaurants across the U.S. offer a discount on menu items when you show your ID card.
- Burger King: Save up to 10% on burgers and other popular menu items at participating Burger King restaurants.
- Regal Entertainment Group: Save up to 25% on movie tickets when you bring your student ID card to a participating Regal cinema.
- AMC Entertainment: Enjoy student discounts every Thursday at participating AMC movie theaters.
- Century: Save big by presenting your student ID at the ticket counter at various Century theaters.
- Cinemark USA: This theater chain offers student discounts on certain days; visit your local Cinemark theater for details. Verified locations include theaters in Louisiana, Nevada, New York, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Caroline, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, and Wisconsin.
- Carmike Cinemas: Receive discounts on movie tickets at participating theaters.
- Landmark: Several of Landmark’s cinemas offer discounted tickets to students with a valid ID card.
- Museums: Receive student discounts on museum fares across all states. See your local museum for discount information.
- Zoos: Visit your local zoo, and receive a student discount with a valid student ID. The zoo is a great destination for a field-trip when studying science, ecosystems, or animal life!
*Please note that these discounts may vary by location. Make sure to call the business prior to making a purchase to ensure it offers discounts in your area.