Your student ID card can be the key to student discounts.

Frugal Student Tip #9 – Ask For Student Discounts

You already may be carrying the best card for student discounts of all — your student ID card.

Student discounts abound, but keep in mind this only works if you have your ID on you. If you want to get a student discount, carry your student ID card at all times.

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There are many businesses that have a published student discount policy, like the ones on this Ultimate List of College Student Discounts from Clarks Condensed. Discounts are available on everything from clothing to restaurants to movie tickets.

Note: You don’t have to see a sign or know of an official policy to get discounts.

If you don’t see any mention of a discount, ASK. Just asking if they offer student discounts won’t cost a thing, and it may save you some money.

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Other resources:

The Krazy Coupon Lady provides a Big List of Student Discounts and Freebies.

Here’s a list of 95 Student Discounts from Gift Card Granny that even includes phone and insurance companies.

Find all of the Frugal Student Tips here.