Student IDs open a world of savings
When James Vanderburg was asked whether he was aware of the money-saving advantages
available to him through his student ID, he was surprised.
“I had no idea I could get any discounts with it,” the second-year History major said, giving the
same answer as several other NCC students.
The student ID issued to incoming students each year has plenty of money-saving uses online
and in the Lehigh Valley. Here are a few of them.
Stoke (1 Lehns Court, Easton): Located in the circle in downtown Easton, Stoke specializes
in pizza and craft beers. On Wednesday, you can bring your student ID to get half off your pizza.
“You can be a student, teacher, high school, college student — it doesn’t matter,” General
Manager Jose Fetterolf said. “As long as you are in the academic system. Also, if you’re a
student and play an instrument, you can play here Wednesday nights and your dinner is free.”
Amazon Prime: Amazon’s flagship membership program Prime can be purchased for half off
the regular annual cost of $99 as a student. A Prime membership is good for free two-day
shipping on any item and free access to music and movies. Students can start with a six-month
free trial and then pay for $49 for the services.
Spotify: One of the largest music-streaming services offers ad-free listening and unlimited
streaming for $9.99 a month. The student rate is $4.99 in addition to a free Hulu subscription not
available to other Spotify users. The student subscription is locked in for four years, only
requiring the student information once during the sign-up.
Car insurance: Most major insurance companies, including Allstate, Farmers, GEICO,
Nationwide, and State Farm, offer a 15 to 25 percent discount on monthly premiums for students
with at least a B average.
Adobe Creative Cloud: Design students rejoice, as the notoriously pricey design suite can be
purchased for 60 percent off the regular price, amounting to $19.99 a month.
Sam’s Club: Buying in bulk may be a convenient avenue for the average college student.
While the $45 dollar a year membership for the grocery retailer is only knocked down to $40
with a student ID, students also receive a $15 gift card for signing up.
News: For students interested in keeping up with current events, The New York Times offers
digital access for $1 a week and The Washington Post offers digital access and print delivery for
the same price.
Students can obtain an identification card in College Center 252.