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100 great deals for students in 2018

  • 100 great deals for students in 2018

    Children aren’t cheap: As of 2015, it’ll cost about $233,000 to raise offspring to the age of 17. Tack on $25,000 to $50,000 a year on average for college expenses and things really start heating up. In fact, getting an education can be expensive for everyone involved, including parents, students, and educators. Thankfully, companies often give academic discounts on useful products and services. Students, and sometimes faculty and parents, can get discounts on everything from food and clothing to furniture and laptops.

    Some places only require a valid student ID—think movie theaters, restaurants, and some retail stores. Companies online often validate student status with an .edu email or with registration through identify verification sites like UNiDAYS, Student Beans, or ID.Me. UNiDAYS and Student Beans also list partnered companies to make it easier for students to find discounts.

    To find the best deals, Stacker scoured back-to-school sales from Amazon, Target, and office supplies sites. We also checked lists from news organizations, museums, and travel sites for student discounts. Click through to find places to save for parents, teachers, and students from kindergarten to college.

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  • Free Beats headphones

    Purchase a Mac or an iPad Pro for college and get free Beats headphones. Beats Solo 3 Wireless, Powerbeats 3, or Beats X headphones come with the purchase of a Mac. The Beats X or the Powerbeats 3 headphones come with an iPad purchase. The deal ends Sept. 25.  

    While Apple doesn’t ask for verification to prove eligibility for the education discount, if someone is audited they will have to provide evidence.

  • Apple education discounts

    Apple education pricing is available to recently accepted or current college students, parents buying for college students, faculty, staff, and homeschool teachers. The discount includes up to $200 off a qualifying Mac and 20% off AppleCare, among other deals.

  • Apple Music

    College students can get a monthly subscription to Apple Music for $4.99, 50% off the standard monthly fee. The subscription gives users access to 45 million songs.

  • Washington Post

    With a valid .edu email address, current K-12 teachers along with full-time and part-time U.S. college students, graduate students, faculty, and staff can get an academic rate of $5 per month for a digital subscription to the Washington Post.

  • The New York Times

    Students and educators can get discounts on digital and home delivery from The New York Times. A basic subscription for students is available for $1 per week and educators get up to 50% off. The discount is available with a valid education email address.

  • The Wall Street Journal

    With a verified academic email address, students can get a 15-week digital subscription to The Wall Street Journal for $1 per week. An annual subscription is $49.

  • Microsoft Office

    With a valid school email address, students and educators can use Office 365 Education for free. Access includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Microsoft Teams, and other classroom tools.

  • Jet

    Retailers are discounting products and shipping to court back-to-school shoppers. Jet has a detailed back-to-school section with deals under $5. Customers get free shipping on orders above $35.

  • Best Buy

    Until Sept. 1, Best Buy is offering a bevy of tech deals geared toward students. Get $150 off a MacBook or $100 off an HP or Lenovo. Students of all ages can sign up for discounts.

  • Amazon

    The shipping giant has a whole section dedicated to back-to-school items with suggestions for and from parents, teachers, and students. Pick from featured items or scroll through based on price.

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