I recently saw someone use the Student Advantage discount card. The encounter got me thinking about how little this card is advertised and how much money it saved me in college. On campus I used to see credit cards advertised in front of dining halls, but no where was this student specific discount card mentioned. I was introducted to the Student Advantage card through a friend who used it for discount movie passes.
Looking back, there were two merchants where I used the card most:
- Barnes & Noble: For textbooks, fun books, DVDs, Christmas presents. The card got me the same rates as BN members without paying their separate $25 membership fee.
- Amtrak: I found airfare during the holidays to sky rocket sometimes, making Amtrak my travel solution. The Student Advantage savings (it was around 10%) made the solution even sweeter.
The card has deals with even more merchants now and the savings are probably better too. Going to school in a city where there were no student rates on the subway, at the movies, or anywhere, the Student Advantage was my solution.
So for my student readers, have a look, it may just be worth your while.
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