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Student discounts in NYC to help you save

Living on a student budget doesn’t mean you can’t treat yourself once in awhile. And with so many shops, restaurants and venues offering discounts to students with a valid ID, it's possible to enjoy everything New York has to offer.

Check out our picks where students can get the most bang for their bucks.


Stay up-to-date on your style with the help
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Stay up-to-date on your style with the help of these apparel discounts year-round. Just don't forget your student ID when you hit the stores.

Topshop: 15 percent off

Journelle: 15 percent off

J.Crew and Madewell: 15 percent off

ASOS: 10 percent off

Ann Taylor: 15 percent off

Banana Republic: 15 percent off

Club Monaco: 20 percent off

Steve Madden: 10 percent off

LOFT: 15 percent off


Enjoying all the entertainment the city has to
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Enjoying all the entertainment the city has to offer is still possible, thanks to student discounts.

Broadway: Yes, you can be a student and still afford a night at the theater ("Hamilton" tickets not guaranteed). For more information on student discounts and lotteries on Broadway shows and other performances, visit

AMC movie tickets: With multiple NYC locations, AMC movie theaters take $1.50 off of regular-priced tickets. Check with your local AMC theater for details on when you can snag this deal.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Access to this outdoor space is only $6 for students -- an affordable way to enjoy some nature.


A variety of museums offer free or discounted
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A variety of museums offer free or discounted access to students. For an extensive list (hint: it will be a lot of museums), check with your university to see all the museums you can access, but here are some top locations that give great deals with your college ID.

Museum of Modern Art: MoMA is free to select NYC college students.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art: This museum always has a "pay as you wish" policy, but suggested ticket prices for students are $12.

Guggenheim Museum: Students save 28 percent of admission with tickets for $18.

New Museum: Tickets for students are $10.

New York Historical Society: Students get a 40 percent discount on tickets, and can "pay as you wish" on Friday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.


Whether you have a meal plan or not,
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Whether you have a meal plan or not, sometimes it's best to head out to a restaurant to enjoy some local eats.

The Bean: The coffee shop, with locations in Union Square, the East Village and Williamsburg, gives students who show their ID a 10 percent discount.

Garden of Eden Marketplace: Even groceries can be purchased with a discount. Get 10 percent off your fresh produce with your student ID.

Papaya King: Grab a late-night snack at Papaya King and get a 15 percent off student discount.

Madman Espresso: Sick of your cafeteria coffee? Get some quality espresso with a 10 percent discount.

The Hummus & Pita Co: Stop by this chain for Mediterranean eats at a 10 percent discount.


It's basically impossible to get through college without
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It's basically impossible to get through college without at least a laptop. Thankfully, these companies offer student discounts for many of your technological needs.


Get extra discounts on a Mac, iPad and iPhone with Apple's education discounts. With certain products, you'll even get a pair of Beats Solo2 Wireless Headphones with your order. Visit Apple's education page for more details.


The music streaming company offers 50 percent off the monthly rate for Spotify Premium -- that's only $4.99 a month.

Best Buy:

The tech store gives student discounts on a variety of products, including laptops. Sign up for student deals on Best Buy's site to get coupons for the discounts.

Amazon Prime:

Students can subscribe to Student Prime, which includes complimentary two-day shipping for a free, six-month trial. After the trial, students get a 50-percent discount, paying about $5.50 a month for the service. Sign up online at

Back-to-school savings

It's prime time for deals on back-to-school supplies.
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It's prime time for deals on back-to-school supplies. Here's where to find savings online or in-store.

Office Depot: Online back-to-school deals include $1 notebooks, crayons and rulers, 30% off select backpacks, lunch totes and pencil pouches, and 50% off select binders, including this one from Divoga (now $1.75).

Rite Aid: Find select school supplies, like scissors, crayons, glue and notebooks, for only 59 cents, with a Rite Aid card in store. Its Home brand stationary products, including pencils and composition notebooks, are also buy 1 get 1 free with card.

Staples: Find savings of up to 84% on school supplies, including 50-cent composition notebooks, 75-cent subject notebooks and 25-cent rulers, online and in stores. Deals on electronics include an HP OfficeJet Pro all-in-one printer for $129 (originally $199).

Target: Get a $5 gift card when you spend $30 and a $10 gift card when you spend $50 on school supplies, backpacks and lunch bags online (text SCHOOL5 and SCHOOL10 to 827438 for coupon).

Walgreens: Buy 1 get 1 free on select binders and get pencils, pens and highlighters for 79 cents with a Walgreens card in stores.

Walmart: Shop hundreds of rollbacks on school supplies online, including a TI-84 Plus CE Graphing Calculator for $88 (originally $122.06).


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