As many college students will tell you, there are, in reality, only two seasons: summer and school. So now that the whole 20 minutes of summer is over, it’s time to refocus on getting through the next couple of semesters.
While being a college student brings many late nights writing papers or studying for exams, it also brings a few perks including discounts on some sweet brands that might make you forget the school season is about nine months long. And some of those discounts are considerable.
As a parent, you might not even be aware how much your students -- and therefore you -- can save. So get out your student I.D. and let’s get started on how you can save big.
Note: All offers are subject to eligibility and will require you to verify you are a current student at a college or university. Other terms, restrictions, and conditions may apply, see individual websites for further details on each offer.
As a higher education student, you can take advantage of Spotify’s Premium offer of a three-month free trial and $4.99 per month thereafter, which is a 50% discount off the regular monthly rate. Not only can you play millions of songs on-demand and offline, but you can also enjoy Hulu (ad-supported) and SHOWTIME as part of the promotion. Keep in mind, however, you are not eligible for this offer if you've tried the Premium service before.
Sirius XM has a Student Premier subscription that offers live and on-demand entertainment. In addition to a world of channels, the package includes SiriusXM video that you can play across most devices such as gaming systems, smartphones, laptops and smart TVs for the student rate of $4 per month. That’s a bargain for a student on a budget, especially considering that the standard is $13.
Apple Music and tech
As a college student, you may be eligible for the Apple Music student’s subscription of $4.99 a month for up to four years. With a library of over 50 million songs, that you can listen to on or offline ad-free, you are sure to find the right music to get you through your semesters. Apple offers a free trial for new subscribers if you want to check it out first.
Apple is also offering special discounts on select Macs and iPads, along with other Apple products. With school verification, you can score up to $200 on Mac with a pair of Beats Studio3 wireless headphones for free. To check out available specials, visit the back-to-school section of the Apple store.
Amazon Prime Student
What doesn’t Amazon offer these days? With an Amazon Prime Student subscription, you can enjoy a host of perks including free delivery, curated deals on merchandise, Prime Video, student samples and Prime Reading. Unlike the regular $119 one-year Prime membership, the student rate is $6.49 per month for up to four years. In addition, there is a 6-month free trial available to new Prime members courtesy of Sprint.
And, since you can use all the goodies and gadgetry possible during your pursuit of higher education, Amazon is further offering students 40% off Echo devices such as this Echo Plus through October 1, 2019. How do you snag one of these indispensable devices at such a discount? Join Prime Student to be eligible.
Microsoft Office 365 and tech
How about a free subscription to Microsoft Office 365 while you're in school? Microsoft offers the Office Suite, including familiar applications such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Publisher at no charge for students and educators. There is no free trial; once your student status is verified, your subscription will begin.
Microsoft is also offering special pricing for its Surface products for students. Whether it be a Surface Pro, Book or Laptop 2, Microsoft will save you hundreds. You can view the entire education collection in the Microsoft Store.
Bonus for this time of year: NFL Sunday Ticket
A new school year means another NFL season is upon us. If you want to check out the action for the next few months, you will need the NFLSundayTicket.TV U package from DirectTV. Don’t worry; you don’t have to be a Direct TV customer to subscribe. While the standard Sunday Ticket TV subscription will cost you up to $395.99, depending on your package option, student pricing is $24.99 per month for four months or $ 99.96 for the season. As with other offers, you must meet eligibility requirements.
Remember proof of enrollment will be required, and other terms, restrictions and conditions apply to each offer. Please read details on the individual websites.
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