AlphaCard Cares about School SafetyDid 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: 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.

Movie Theaters

  • 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.

Community Discounts

  • 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.