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Budgeting as a college student can be tough with increasing tuition rates, expensive textbooks, and monthly apartment rent.
As the Orlando apartment experts, we understand that your monthly apartment rent will likely be your most hefty bill each month. Take advantage of these student discounts in Orlando and save some cash to make next month's rent payment a bit easier! From discounts on fun activities to savings on dining and shopping, there are several money-saving opportunities you should take advantage of with looming student loans. However, with a well laid out budget and a savvy shopper's spirit, students can really stretch their dollars to get the most out of their college experience.
Here's some good news, many of these student discounts are valid with a University of Central Florida, Full Sail University, Valencia College, or Seminole State College student ID card. No matter which school you attend, your student ID is your pass for savings around your Orlando apartment.
Wallet-friendly Activities with Student Discounts
- Soak in a day of fun in the sun at the Orlando Water Sport's Complex. Here you can learn to wakeboard or water ski like a pro. Students can take advantage of free open cable days, where trained professionals help you learn how to get up on a wakeboard. On Fridays, students can wakeboard for 4 hours for just $33.50 or all day for $37.50, which includes the necessary gear. For additional discounts, ask about joining Knights Wake.
- You won't strike out at Boardwalk Bowl Entertainment Center! With 80 bowling lanes, a zombie apocalypse shooting-gallery, an arcade with all your favorite games, multiple billiard tables, and two bars, there's something for everyone. Bring your socks and student ID, because bowling is only $2 per game on Tuesdays after 8 and Thursdays after 9 pm.
- Grab your friends and head to Gilt Night Club for a night of dancing and live music. Students get the best bang for their buck on Thursdays, with admission to Gilt and a roundtrip, worry-free bus ride to and from Knights Pub for just $10. If you are of legal drinking age, Gilt offers $1 drinks until midnight on Thursday.
- The perfect date night awaits you at Aloma Cinema Grill - where you can dine, drink and catch the latest movie all in one place. Take advantage of a full menu including wine and beer, all while enjoying the show. Student tickets are reduced to just $7, with valid student ID.
- Enjoy alternative cinema including independent, foreign and classic films at Enzian Theater, home of the Florida Film Festival. Flash your student ID for a discounted ticket price of just $10.
Dine with Student Discounts
- If you're looking for a quick, yet delicious meal in between classes, Jersey Mike's at University Shoppes is the place to go. Each sub is made with fresh ingredients that are sure to satisfy your every craving. Students can fill-up on a Student Meal Deal that includes a sub combo for just $8.99 and yes, that includes chips and a drink!
- Satisfy your sweet tooth with a custom ice cream or frozen yogurt creation at Cold Stone Creamery at Riverside Landings. Choose from a wide variety of different toppings including fruit, brownie bites, cookie dough, nuts, candies, and sprinkles (of course!). Happy hour is every Tuesday from 5-7 pm, where you can grab a small ice cream bowl for just $1 with toppings at an additional $1 each. Just make sure you tell the employee working you are getting the student deal!
- Craving a good burger and fries? Head to BurgerFi for 15% discount offered to students every day of the week! If you want a deal other than 15% off, BurgerFi also offers a single cheeseburger, fries, and a drink for just $8.97.
- If you like to explore different wines but don't want to purchase an entire bottle for a small taste, then The Wine Room is the place for you. With over 156 wines available to sample, you can try a variety of wines from around the world. With a reloadable wine tasting card, you can purchase as many samples as you'd like. On Wednesdays starting at 6 PM, The Wine Room matches purchased credits, meaning if you purchase $20 worth of wine tastings, they'll match it for free.
- Start your morning off right – with a specialty tea or coffee from Chewy Boba at East Broadway. Students enjoy an extra 10% off discount, so stop in for a delicious beverage before class.
- Looking for a near limitless menu with options ranging from pizza to mac and cheese? California Pizza is the place for you. On Tuesday's, take advantage of their 20% off student discount that can be applied to all of their food and non-alcoholic drinks.
- Cure your salty craving at Buffalo Wild Wings any day of the week! Buffalo Wild Wings has a 10% student discount applicable to any meal as long as there is not a discount running for it already.
Online Student Discounts
- Unleash your inner fashionista! Share your student email to receive a personalized discount code for 10% off all ASOS purchases. The code can be used multiple times and is good until you graduate.
- Treat yourself to a guilt-free day of shopping with 5% extra off all statewide sales at Express.
- Crafting a personalized college game day tee, decorating a cooler or creating an award-winning costume? Stop by Joann Fabric and Craft Store and receive 20% your purchase when you show your student ID.
- In a crunch to gather last-minute school supplies for fall semester? Place a quick order on Amazon where students have access to free 2-day shipping for six months plus discounted prime and other deals. Amazon Prime Student is just $6.49 a month!
- Time to upgrade your technology! Best Buy offers exclusive deals and student coupon codes when you sign up with your student email valid instore and online.
- Ready to buy that new, sleek Mac Book you have always wanted? Check out Apple's education pricing where current students and recently accepted students can receive a discount of up to $200 off a new Mac.
- In the market for a Dell that converts into a tablet for easy note-taking? Check out Dell University where students can get a $100 Promo E-gift to be used on all systems over $499. Must have a valid .edu email to qualify.
Save on Commuting Costs
- Got an auto policy? It pays to be a safe driver with good grades!
- Save up to 25% on insurance with the Allstate for smart students up to 25 years old.
- Looking for a new auto policy? By switching to Geico students can save between $100-$200 on an auto policy.
- Florida Farm Bureau offers a "good student discount" to students with a B average.
- USAA offers a student discount for college students of military service families enrolled full time under the age of 25.
- As of January, of this year the Orlando LYNX public transportation bus is now free to UCF faculty and students. Have your student ID handy and catch a free ride!
- Students have access to a 50% discount when they purchase a SunRail Prepaid Value SunCard. This discount is also applicable for one-way, round-trip weekly, monthly and annual passes.
- Headed to the airport, vacation or a business trip? Coach USA offers discount rides to students on scheduled routes! See website for details.
- Planning a summer vacation in Europe? Lufthansa offers an exclusive U.S. student travel program. Check out their site for details on applying for a membership.
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