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Nika Anschuetz





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Congratulations! You have entered the vibrant world of higher education, where academic pursuits and personal growth intertwine. While in college, you’ll have the opportunity to make new friends, discover new passions and indulge in new experiences. And sometimes, those new things cost money. From discounted entertainment to dining, there are ways to make the most of your student status. Here’s a list curated by the DU Newsroom of affordable experiences, discounts, benefits and resources.  


Spotify or Apple Music  

Looking for a discount on your Spotify Wrapped? Sign up for Spotify Premium Student, which now includes Hulu with ads. For $4.99/month, you’ll get ad-free Spotify and access to Hulu with ads. To sign up, verify your student status on Spotify’s website through SheerID. Students are eligible for the discount for up to four years, and you’ll need to renew each year. 

Apple Music’s student plan costs $6/month and, for a limited time, it includes free access to Apple TV+.  

For Apple’s student verification, you’ll be redirected to the UNiDAYS website. Follow the prompts to verify your eligibility. Like Spotify, Apple’s student discount is good for up to four years.  


Hulu’s student discount is $1.99/month, and gives you access to the ad-supported plan. To sign up, visit 

Amazon Prime 

New Amazon Prime Student members get three months free, then it’s $8.99/year. 

You’ll also receive a free year subscription to food delivery app Grubhub+ and one month free of homework help from Course Hero.  

Movie Theaters 

If you’re looking to see a blockbuster in the theaters, select Regal and AMC theaters offer student discounts at the box office. You must show your student ID at the time of purchase. The discounts can be up to 15% off the adult ticket price.  


Arby’s, Buffalo Wild Wings, Subway, Wingstop and Waffle House offer 10% off for students with a student ID at participating locations. Don’t hesitate to ask!  


This fast-casual staple has its roots in Colorado. Head to the original location off Evans Avenue and score a free drink with any purchase using your student ID. 

Flex Off-Campus 

DU’s Flex account is a flexible spending account that provides security and convenience. You can make deposits online with a credit card or in the ID office with cash or check. Your flex account can be used on and off campus at participating restaurants and businesses. 

  • 7-Eleven on Evans 

  • Bruegger’s Bagels on University 

  • Conoco on University (Cannot use to purchase gas)

  • Illegal Pete’s on Evans 

  • Insomnia Cookies on University 

  • Instanbul Café and Bakery on Evans 

  • Keith’s Coffee on Downing  

  • Little India on Downing  

  • Mustard’s Last Stand on University 

  • Papa John’s on Evans 

  • Saucy’s Southern BBQ on University 

  • Serene Cuisine of India on University  

  • Snarf’s Sandwiches on University 



Target offers a 15% discount once per year for eligible students. 

To take advantage of this offer, you’ll need to verify your student status with Target by logging into your Target account, navigate to account settings and click “Get verified” under the student section. When you’re approved, you’ll receive an email confirming the verification. Once you’ve been verified, use the Target app to access your student discount coupon.  


Club O is Overstock’s rewards program, and for students, it’s free for one year. The membership includes extra benefits like 5% back, free returns, price match and priority customer care. 

Denver’s Discounts  

Denver Selfie Museum 

The Denver Selfie Museum, the first selfie museum in the U.S., promises to take your selfies from ordinary to extraordinary. Grab your friends or venture out solo for that perfect Instagram pic. Use the code PARTY10 when you book your tickets for a 10% discount. 

Denver Art Museum 

The Denver Art Museum is one of the largest art museums between Chicago and the West Coast, with more than 70,000 works of art in 12 collections. Students with a valid ID can visit the Denver Art Museum for $12, a 20% discount.  

Museum of Contemporary Art Denver  

Founded in 1996, MCA Denver is located downtown on 15th Street near Union Station. It serves as an innovative forum for contemporary art that inspires and challenges, creating an understanding and dialogue about the art of our time. College students can purchase tickets for $9.  

Denver Museum of Nature and Science  

From black holes to dinosaur fossils, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science hopes to ignite the community’s passion for nature and science. Show a valid student ID and receive a 10% discount on museum admission, Infinity Theater, Planetarium and temporary exhibition tickets. 

Denver Botanic Gardens 

Enjoy a plethora of plants from the Rocky Mountain region. The mission is to connect people with plants. With a valid student ID, you can visit for $12, a 20% discount.  

More Discounts

For even more discounts, check out these websites. 

NovoResume’s 99+ Stores that Give Student Discounts in 2023  

UNiDays is a discount website available for students. Join for free to get access to over 150 discounts.  

CNBC’s The best college student discounts: Where to find them and how to use them  

CNET’s Best Student Discounts, Deals and Freebies of 2023  

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