By Chelsea Galvez |Staff Writer|
Many students have found that they are able to take advantage of certain offers and have discovered ways to save money through the use of student discounts.
“It’s a great perk for just being a student and can sometimes give you up to 50 percent off,” said student Cindy Sandoval.
Often times, student discount pricing isn’t listed on a general price sheet, but will be listed online.
Therefore, it is always a good idea to ask an employee or check a location website beforehand.
A CSUSB student I.D. card is a ticket to a world of student discounts.
CSUSB students are able to access perks and discounts at the Associated Students Incorporated box office, located in Santos Manuel Student Union 108.
A list of these offers and pricing is readily available on the ASI website.
Off campus, students also are eligible to receive discounts at various locations.
Some of the most common discounted locations are at museums such as the Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and The Natural History Museum.
“I was asked to go to a museum for an extra credit assignment and saved $5 just because I was a student,” said Amy Szerlip who utilized her discount at The Museum of Tolerance last month.
Although being a college student can be costly and a big financial decision, being a CSUSB student has perks outside of school related discounts.
Students who aren’t interested in entertainment and theme parks can cash in on savings by dining at participating restaurants.
Although there isn’t an official list of participating eateries, the Student I.D. Discount Deals and Cheat Sheet featured on CollegePackingList.com reveals restaurants with rumored student pricing that include: Chipotle, Subway, Burger King and Dairy Queen.
The Cheat Sheet also discloses several popular clothing stores and electronic brands that offer student discount pricing.
These include Apple, H&M, Urban Outfitters, Madewell, Anne Taylor and Loft.
“H&M gives 15 percent off to college students who show their I.D. card and even though it isn’t a whole lot, something is better than nothing,” added Sandoval.
Students should recognize the special offers, deals, and perks that are presented to them while in pursuit of their degree.
“Student discounts are important because they give students a small break in spending money,” said student Kelsey Cocek.
We are all acquiring debt by furthering our education, so any little break helps,” continued Cocek.