You have time or money, but never both. Here’s how to maximize your $$ while lifeguarding/TA-ing/working with circulation desk at the library during college. There are a ton more lists like this out there – but I probably don’t need to tell you that Apple has a student discount. Also, some stores have useless “student discounts” (ahem Banana Republic) that offer a small % off full price items only, even thought the whole store will be 40% off. (Links go directly to student discount page to confirm discount policy)
Club Monaco – offers 20% off full-price AND sale merchandise in stores AND online to college students. To get the deal online, you just need to submit your email address and they will send you a code to use online.
Topshop – requires membership, but worth the 10% off and it can be used online (use Ebates for additional savings) Not sure what Ebates is? Learn here)
J.Crew – offers a 15% discount to all teachers and college students, but purchase must be made in person at a J.Crew or J.Crew outlet store.
Madewell – offers a 15% discount to all teachers and college students, but purchase must be made in person at the store.
Best Buy – You have to register to see exactly what the discounts are, but if it’s an expensive purchase, it’s probably worth it. They also usually have the best Apple deals anyone, so my as well make this a Daily Double discount.
The Wall Street Journal – Over 84% off! Not sure why they couldn’t make it 85%, but its a great deal if you promise to read it.
The New York Times – Discounts on subscriptions. My inner discounter would suggest the copy at the library is great too, but sometimes it’s nice to sit down with a latte and read the Sunday edition of the NYT. Not enough time for that, get your news with the next item on the list.
The Skimm – Free and necessary.
Sam’s Club – $15 Sam’s Club gift card and extra offers at sign-up.
Things to buy for the real world before your ID expires
West Elm -15% promo code; unclear whether this is one-time or anytime. Either way, a good deal to use for that first apartment.