The 10 Best Student Discount Offers in Connecticut!

Many local and nationally-known businesses offer student discounts, as they know students live on a tight budget. With a valid student ID, students across the state can save on everything from clothing to transportation, museum admittance, and technology. Even if you’re unsure if a business offers a discount, it is worth asking as many local businesses do provide discounts. Here are the best student discount offers in Connecticut. 

1. Amtrak

For college students from Connecticut who like to visit family at home on the weekends, Amtrak offers an excellent student discount if you are between the ages of 13 and 25. Save 15 percent on travel with your student ID if you book your trip at least three days in advance. This discount is particularly good if you are a student in Rhode Island, New York, or Boston, allowing you to get home to Connecticut quickly and affordably.

So long CT, hello DC!

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2. Peabody Museum, New Haven, CT

This excellent natural history museum provides an educational environment for students to explore different cultures both past and present as well as the natural world. Students ages three to 18 and those with a valid college ID receive admission for only $6. The museum is free for students currently enrolled at Yale with a valid ID. 

3. New Haven Museum, New Haven, CT

The New Haven Museum is an already affordable outing for families, as regular admission prices are under $5. However, students receive admittance for $2 and children under 12 years-old are free. The New Haven Museum has educational displays about the history of New Haven, starting from 1638, when Puritans established New Haven and its surroundings.

4. Apple Store, Multiple locations

Apple offers education pricing for college students, their parents, and teachers to provide more affordable options for computer education. Discounts are pretty steep, with iPads starting at $309 and laptops starting at $849. Subscriptions to Apple Music are also reduced to just $4.99 per month and you’ll receive a free three-month trial.

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5. Banana Republic, Multiple locations

To stock up on some workwear basics for that student internship, Banana Republic offers students and teachers with a valid ID 15 percent off their purchase. This discount is only available on purchases made in-store, but 15 percent off certainly adds up when it comes to buying one of their perfectly tailored suits to help you feel confident while interviewing for an internship.

6. Goodwill, Multiple locations

Students definitely aren’t made of money, but when you need some new clothes, what are you to do? Go thrifting at the Goodwill for already discounted vintage finds, but be sure to visit on Tuesdays, as every Tuesday is student discount day, with 20 percent your total purchase with a valid ID.

7. Blissworks Yoga, New London, CT

De-stress from a busy week of final exams with a yoga class at one of the best studios in Connecticut. Blissworks Yoga offers students with a valid ID three different discount options: $11 drop-ins, $55 for five classes, or $125 for one month of unlimited classes. Students will have the opportunity to choose from their healing yoga classes or even start off with their basic classes if you just getting into the practice.

8. Greyhound Bus

Another option for traveling between school and home on the weekends or for the holidays is by Greyhound Bus. Students receive 10 percent off bus fare and 15 percent off shipping with Greyhound, but students must first sign up for a Student Advantage Discount Card. The Student Advantage Discount Card costs $20 per year and can also be used at other businesses.

9. Go Airport Shuttle

If you don’t happen to go to school on the Greyhound or Amtrak lines and need to fly instead, the GO Airport Shuttle connects several of Connecticut’s colleges with New York area airports. This student discount offer is specific to select Connecticut universities and colleges including Yale, Sacred Heart, Fairfield University, SCSU, and Quinnipiac, among others. Discounts vary based on the school and reservations can be made easily online. 

10. Best Buy, Multiple locations

To help you prepare for all of the electronic needs required for school, Best Buy offers students with a valid ID a variety of deals. To access these deals, students need to sign up for an account to receive coupon codes that can be redeemed in-stores. Examples of deals include 10 percent off of Texas Instruments calculators and $150 off of specific laptops.

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