Study hard, spend less

Kaylea Kuhlman, Reporter

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NORFOLK- It is a common fact that lots of college students are broke and trying to save money. Student discounts help struggling college students continue to enjoy their favorite things for less. To get these deals students just have to show their identification card to verify they are a student at Northeast Community College.

Popular music streaming platforms Apple Music and Spotify Premium (includes Hulu and Showtime) are both offered for $4.99 per month. Apple also offers college students up to $300 off of iMacs and iPads with Apple Education. Amazon Prime offers a free six-month trial and 50% off after plus exclusive offers and discounts. Adobe offers their applications on the creative cloud for 60% off every month. Website https://www.myunidays.com/US/en-US/content/about  has all nationwide deals in one place. It gives students exclusive deals on fashion, beauty, lifestyle, health, fitness, food and tech. Students just need to simply take a picture of the front and back of their identification card when they register. Students can also earn $5.00 when they refer a friend that signs up. Another website that gives special discounts is https://shop.id.me/student.

In Norfolk, a few tanning salons offer special deals. Boss Tanning gives 25% off and Velocity Tan offers students 30% off. Many local gyms provide student memberships. Set the Bar Fitness costs $19.00 per month and The Max Fitness Center is $100 for five months. Go Figure (tanning salon and gym) has memberships at $24.99 per month for one year, $29.99 per month for six months and $34.99 per month for three months. The tanning salon is available 24/7 for an extra $11.00 per month.

Renegade clothing store offers discounts to some students in select courses involving Agriculture. Eat Fit Go gives 10% off their products.

Student discounts are not well-known across campus. “I don’t know of many discounts, but if I knew of more I would choose to go to those places over others,” student Hope Boyle said. “We encourage students to ask at local businesses to find out,” student activities leader Carissa Kollath said.

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