I can’t believe that 2017 has come to a close. It was definitely one of the best years of my life and sitting down and reflecting on it took some time. To say that it was full of adventures, trials, anxiety, exciting opportunities, heart break, new relationships, personal growth, and discovering even more of what I value as a person is an understatement. It’s been a hot second since I’ve posted on this space, so I also thought that this would be a good opportunity to catch y’all up.

I’m personally not a fan of New Year’s resolutions. I think every day is a chance to improve on yourself and continue to work towards your goals, so while I do review my goals and reflect, I still have goals I’m working towards. Plus, at this point in my life, reevaluating my goals typically aligns with the beginning of a new semester. So while I don’t have goals to share with you, I do have trials and excitement to share with you.

Disney College Program

The Disney College Program is probably one of the best things I’ve done in my life. Ever. I had applied in August of 2016 and was accepted a month later to take on a role in merchandise. Come January of 2017 my car was packed full of my stuff and my mom and I began the 1,500-mile trek to Orlando, Florida. On the way there I received my assignment, I was going to be working merchandise in Fantasyland.

Being immersed in Disney culture was a whirlwind. I’ve always been told that I’m too happy, that my voice is too cheerful, that I’m too energetic, etc. I cannot explain in words how amazing it was to me to be surrounded by like-minded people that dare I say might have a voice even more cheerful than me! Which is saying a lot since I’ve been told my voice sounds like Minnie Mouse since I was five. I haven’t spoken about it much in this space but I’m a total brand nerd. I value the companies I work for, I value how I’ve viewed on this space and on social media, and I want to align myself with companies that reflect my personal values and work ethic. Being in that culture was exciting and showed me that I need to value being around the same type of people in my professional career.

In Fantasyland I spent my days twirling around in my princess dress, being mistaken for Rapunzel (can’t complain about that one…), and pixie dusting princesses and princes of all ages. To say the least, all of my little girl dreams came true. Heck, all of my 21-year-old dreams came true.

My off days were spent with my roommates and coworkers going to the parks, driving to the beach, shopping at the outlet malls, going to Chick-Fil-A, and getting lost driving to new destinations one too many times.

If you want to read more about my experience at Disney, check out my dear Disney post here.

My Anxiety Struggle

In 2017 I started dealing with my anxiety once again at the same horrible level I did when I was in the second grade. In Disney my anxiety was the “best” it had been in a while and once I got back to school it came back in a way that is worse than what I personally can remember. Up until this year of college I was scared to talk to anyone about it. I shook it off as either something that I deal with because I’m in college or something that should just be considered “normal”. Then I had a panic attack in front of my class and even got up and ran out of a class to lock myself in the bath room where I had one of the worst panic attacks I’ve ever had. And while I deal with panic attacks quite often, I typically restrict unless you’ve been talking to me you couldn’t tell. These two panic attacks were complete and utter melt down, hyperventilating level. It was bad.

That’s when I realized it was time to do something. I’ll be talking to someone in the counseling center when I get back to school as a majority of the anxiety in my life at-the-moment is school related. I plan to write about it both to make others feel that they aren’t alone and to allow me to get my personal thoughts out about. I also plan to better my coping mechanisms in this new year because nothing is getting in the way of me and my goals.

Relationships

What? Megan talks to boys? Boys talk to Megan? I know, I know. I am very private about my relationships. It’s something I see as very personal and special and I definitely don’t want to throw a guy onto my social media and blog. In the past, I’ve been in some not so great relationships. One boy completely lied about pretty much everything, one boy cheated, and one boy said that my major sounds like what you pursue when you will just stay at home with the kids anyway (not shading stay-at-home moms, in fact, that point may come in my life, but not the thing to say to a girl that’s excited to get started on her professional career and believes in girl power no matter what your career is.) In 2017 I decided that I was going to grow from those experiences and *hopefully* not find myself in those positions again. I started the year still seeing a boy from the previous fall semester but long distance was pretty difficult and we had different goals in where we saw ourselves in the future. We ended up breaking up and I found myself going on dates and not necessarily meeting anyone that was boyfriend material. I got back to school in August and met a boy about two weeks into the semester. He’s super sweet and is one of the most like-minded to me guys I’ve ever met/been with. He may or may not have asked me to be his girlfriend before Christmas break as well.

From everything I’ve learned from previous relationships, value yourself. No guy is worth constantly being anxious, insecure, unhappy, or making your life choices based purely off of what they want. There are so many things I’ve been able to do and pursue because the guy I was seeing was supportive or I was single. I’ve had to learn that being single isn’t a bad thing and that it’s common to still be 22 and not found the one just yet. Trust me, I had upwards of 50 friends get engaged in 2017. That’s a long ways away for me!

Cheers to 2018!

Here’s to new adventures, opportunities, personal growth, and more of life. This year I’m looking forward to graduating from college, continuing to fill this space, completing my internship, working on improving my anxiety, and applying to big girl jobs. Here’s to kicking ass and a very happy 2018. Cheers!

About a year ago I was sitting in my apartment’s office working my desk job with Alice in Wonderland playing in the background. A resident walked in and giggled at my choice of movie and asked if I’d ever applied to or done the Disney College Program. The Disney College Program? What in the world was that? I told the girl I’d never heard of it and that’s when she began telling me all about the six months she’d spent working in the most magical place in the world. She said that sadly applications for the upcoming fall program had just closed but in about two months the applications for the spring program should be coming out. Little did I know, that conversation would be the start of a whole new, magical chapter in my life.

I spent hours pouring over YouTube videos and blog posts about the college program. I read everything from what to pack to how you should spend your day in the parks. Then I presented my crazy idea to my parents. I’m super grateful for parents that push me to do the things that I think I’ll never even be considered for or that I’m not ‘good enough’ for. When I told my mom the first thing she said was, “When do you apply?”. And when I told my dad the first thing he said was as long as I wasn’t friends with Tinkerbell when she flew over the Magic Kingdom he was okay with me doing it.

Then applications dropped. I nervously submitted my resume and prior experience and waited. Then about twenty minutes later I got an e-mail that I’d been selected to do the web based interview. That same day, I completed my web based interview and was approved to move onto the phone interview. After several weeks of waiting I had my phone interview the day after my 21st birthday and continued to wait. I nervously watched as people on the Disney College Program page I was a part of got their acceptances and I was still waiting. That’s when Friday September 23rd came along. I was accepted to the Spring program in Walt Disney World.

After that day the rest of my semester was a whirl-wind. I somehow found someone to sublease my apartment to, made it through finals, still concentrated on school, and was busy with my organizations. But all of my free time was dedicated to Disney. I spent hours reading posts on the Facebook pages and watching more YouTube videos. What I could never put my finger on was why people were talking about never wanting to leave and how much of an impact this program had on their life. Yes, it was working for Disney and yes, for most of us it meant relocating to a new state, but it was a minimum wage job. What could I possibly gain from that? Oh sweet innocent, Megan. How little you knew then.

I found seven other girls excitedly anticipating their college program on the Facebook pages and spent way too much time texting with them giddy with excitement each day. When housing applications finally dropped I was working an 8 hour shift at the grocery store and Katie was passed out asleep in bed from long shifts at Express. It turns out that the max number of people you could pair with was 6 and Katie and I had missed being able to pair with the girls we had been talking to. And honestly, Katie and I hadn’t seemed to be the best pair from the group chat. She loved Panic! and I’m admittedly not their biggest fan. I love Taylor Swift and probably sounded like her biggest night mare.

Chatham 7101, oh how you are filled with memories. From our living room flooding and maintenance bringing  in industrials vacuums to get rid of the water to screaming in the middle of the night when we spotted a lizard scury across the floor in our bedrooms. It was knowing that there was always someone in the apartment to explore the parks with or simply stay in and have a Disney movie marathon with. It was looking up from the kitchen table and seeing a Transtar bus stuck in the bushes across the street and getting home late at night and talking about the crazy day we’d had. It was having friends that also loved eating raw cookie dough and people that also always had chips and salsa on hand. It was excitedly pulling up to Chatham waiting for the security guy to exclaim, “welcome home, ladies!”.

While we might have been a bit afraid of living together with the whole Panic!/Taylor Swift thing, I couldn’t have asked for a better roommate. Katie, thank you forever for being my MK roommate, just as we had plastered on our doors. Thank you for late night, early morning, and mid day food runs. I can’t imagine getting lost in Orlando with anyone else, at least we realized how close we lived to SeaWorld from one of our first failed attempts to get to Magic Kingdom without Google Map’s assistance. I’ll never forget our excitement to move to Chatham 6202 because it meant we’d no longer hear washer and drier doors slam at all hours of the night and would no longer hear people sharing way too personal stories in the laundry room on the other side of the wall. Thanks for introducing me to Hawaiian pizza, giving me a new appreciation for all things Bachelor, and always staying awake so we could rant about our day at work. Here’s to surviving our disgusting sink, late night Wal-Mart trips, never remembering what my car looked like, throwing yourself into the ocean each and every time we went, not realizing we weren’t following each other on Twitter for 6 months, and dumpster diving for your keys. I’ll never forget complaining about our work day and hearing “shots, shots, shots, shots!” coming from the room above us and how hilarious we found it because at least someone was having fun that day. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for giving me a roommate that I sobbed with when it finally came time to not say goodbye, but see ya real soon.

“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” -Winnie the Pooh

I was blessed enough to call Fantasyland my home. Every day I got to wear a purple princess dress that Rapunzel herself designed for me and pixie dust little girls as I excitedly announced, “with a little faith, trust, and pixie dust, may all of your dreams and wishes come true!”. I’ll never forget the little girl who looked at me in awe and said, “mommy, look! Rapunzel’s hair does grow back blonde!” or the little girls I talked to before they met Rapunzel and Tiana whose mom found me after the meet and greet and said, “I just wanted to let you know that my daughters called Rapunzel a fake because they think that you are the real Rapunzel.” (this was even after I’d told the little girls I was a royal citizen of Fantasyland and that Rapunzel had designed my dress, but that I was not Rapunzel) There were the guests who genuinely thanked me for making magic for them on their vacations and the guests who cried because they appreciated magical conversations with cast members. While yes, there were the guests who weren’t so magical, the crazy lines during poncho rush, the people who didn’t plan their Disney vacations at all, and the guests who you wondered how they chose Disney as a vacation destination, the good guest experiences always outweighed the bad guest experiences.

My Fantasyland Family, who is affectionately called the Fan Fam, was always there for me. I’ll never forget looking at the girls whose college program was coming to an end and thinking to myself that they were the kind of cast member I wanted to be. They made magic for the guests, knew how to fluff the princess dresses perfectly, and some how got their stores fully stocked early in the night. I’ll miss having stock lists that would be covered in sparkles and had all of the princesses’ names on it. It was Lexi storming through the door to tell about the latest crazy thing that happened to her, Meghan doing the MISI dance again, Sierra twirling through Sir Mickey’s in the purple princess dress, Betzy wearing her tiara at all times, Chelsea teaching all of us newbies how the ropes worked at Disney, Megan always bragging to me about how she never had stock shifts, Kayla somehow making it through 8 hour shifts in heels (I forever give you props, girl), Brooke always making the most magical moments for guests, questioning how Lindsey would get a shift that wasn’t stocking, and all of us somehow managing to keep Fantasyland from falling apart. It was our coordinators who told us that while our journey was ending, Disney would always be home. Thank you Virgil for laughing when I wanted to sing Frozen before we re-opened Castle’s doors, the Amanda’s for always making us laugh, Aimee who always encouraged me to follow my dreams and loved my crazy stories, Tony who always pushed us to make the best, most magical moments for our guests, realizing that I had “made it” as a cast member when Brad seemed to actually like me, and Ali who always let us talk about how crazy it could get in the land. It was these people and this family that brought so much magic to my experience. They all truly pushed me to be the best cast member I could be and kept me going to make the most magic I could for the guests, myself, and my fellow cast members.

Thank you Disney for allowing over 3,000 bright eyed and bushy tailed college students to move to Orlando and experience the magic that is your company. Thank you for allowing us to learn about the magic behind the scenes and how much hard work goes into making such magical experiences for the guests. Thank you for showing us the importance of carrying on Walt’s legacy in a company he poured his heart, soul, mind, and time into. For showing us that strong values are the building blocks for a brand and is what will bring people back. Thank you for sharing with us your passion for the company and telling us that with a little faith this company can take us further than we ever imagined.

Thank you for giving me a renewed sense of confidence in myself, my abilties, and my dreams for the future. At college it’s easy to get down on a grade that was lower than you expected or an overall class grade that wasn’t as amazing as you thought it would be. It’s easy to start thinking that that lower than expected grade is what defines you and what you can do in the future. Thank you for showing me that I’m so much more than a class grade or a cumulative GPA. That it’s my work ethic, my determination, my drive, my eagerness to learn and improve, and my knowledge that will get me further in any career I might find.

Thank you, Disney, for teaching me the values of a brand. As a marketing major and brand nerd myself I can’t begin to describe how much I learned about branding and customer service by working for your company. It was incredible to learn the values that Walt built his company on and to see how those values are still being carried on in the company to this day. It was learning how every aspect of the company has so much influence on the brand and how it’s portrayed. It was learning that this brand really did start with a mouse and now we are here.

I mentioned at the beginning of this post that I had laughed reading some of the comments people had on the program. I didn’t understand how a minimum wage job could make such a difference in someone life, how it could challenge them, and how they could not want to leave. Fast forward to me extending my program that should have ended at 4 months to 6 months long, crying over seeing the new hires getting trained and you’d give anything to go back to that, realizing how much this program has made you grow and stretch, and forever wishing you could have just one more day working in the parks because all you want to do is make more magic.

So Walt, here’s to you. Thank you for making my dreams come true. And I promise, I’ll never loose site of them and I’ll always do as dreamers do.

“And so our journey comes to an end, but yours continues on. Grab hold of your dreams and make them come true for you are the key to unlocking your own magic. Now go, let your dreams guide you. Reach out and find your happily ever after.” -Happily Ever After Fireworks Spectacular

 

Some college packing lists out there are a bit intimidating to say the least. While I am a girly girl and own more lip glosses than one probably should, I do know how to pair-down to only the necessities. While everyone has different ideas on what a necessity is, I hope that this list gives you good ideas as to what you need to move to your dorm and what you should pick up for your dorm. While what food items you like to keep around might be much different, feel free to print off this list and make changes to it as needed. I hope I’ve at least provided a base for what you need.

Bedding

  • Mattress cover
  • Memory foam topper
  • Comforter or duvet with a duvet cover
  • Mattress pad
  • Pillows
  • Pillow Cases
  • Twin XL sheet set (with an extra sheet set if you want)
  • Extra Blankets

Food

  • Coffee
  • Coffee creamer
  • Tea
  • Hot chocolate
  • Milk
  • Bread
  • Dry Cereal
  • Yogurt
  • Popcorn
  • Soup
  • Peanut Butter
  • Jelly
  • Oatmeal
  • Bottled Water
  • Granola bars

Kitchen Supplies

  • Can opener
  • Blender
  • Plastic forks, spoons, and knives
  • Paper plates and bowls
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Mini fridge
  • Tupperware
  • Plastic Bags
  • Water filter pitcher
  • Coffee mugs
  • Glasses
  • Toaster
  • Paper towels

Laundry

  • Laundry Bag or Hamper
  • Stain remover
  • Drying rack
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Fabric softener
  • Detergent

Clothing

  • Two or three-piece suit
  • Button up top
  • Nice heels
  • Bras
  • Underwear
  • Athletic socks
  • Tank tops
  • T-shirts
  • Sports bras
  • Athletic tops
  • Athletic shorts
  • Leggings
  • Yoga pants
  • Cardigans
  • Blouses
  • Trousers
  • Jeans
  • Sweatshirts
  • Jean shorts
  • Sandals
  • Tennis shoes
  • Wedges
  • Sundress

Room

  • Command Hooks
  • Dry Erase Board
  • Trashcan
  • Additional Seating
  • Alarm clock
  • Under-the-bed Storage
  • Hangers
  • Step stool
  • Photos
  • Over-the-door storage pieces
  • Hanging closet organizer

Desk and School Supplies

  • Stapler
  • Staple remover
  • Tape dispenser
  • Pencil holder
  • File folder
  • White out
  • Binders
  • Folders
  • Notebooks
  • Loose leaf notebook paper
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Easers
  • Calculator
  • Dry erase markers
  • Planner

Tech

  • Portable phone charger
  • Phone charger
  • Ear phones
  • Headphones
  • Laptop with charger
  • IPad with charger
  • Flash drive
  • Camera with memory cards

Bathroom

  • Towels
  • Shower caddy
  • Loofah
  • Bath robe/wrap
  • Shower cap
  • Shower shoes

Toiletries

  • Body wash
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Face wash
  • Moisturizer
  • Eye cream
  • Face mask
  • Tooth brush
  • Tooth paste
  • Mouthwash
  • Floss
  • Hairspray
  • Sunscreen
  • Nail polish
  • Nail polish remover
  • Shaving cream
  • Make-up
  • Make-up remover
  • Lip balm
  • Tampons/pads

Personal Care

  • Hair straightener
  • Curling iron/wand
  • Blow dryer
  • Razor
  • Sunglasses
  • Tweezers
  • Contracts with solution and case
  • Nail clippers
  • Nail files
  • Cotton pads
  • Hair brush
  • Hair Ties
  • Tissues

Medical

  • Small First-Aid kit
  • Any prescription medicines
  • Band-Aids
  • Sore throat drops
  • Throat spray
  • Allergy Medicine
  • Eye drops
  • Bug Spray
  • Condoms
  • Retainer
  • Vitamins (multivitamins and supplements)
  • Pepto Bismal
  • Over-the-counter pain medicine

Cleaning Supplies

  • Dish soap
  • Glass Cleaner
  • Disinfecting wipes
  • Broom
  • Dustpan
  • Hand soap
  • Mini vacuum
  • Swiffer
  • Sponges
  • Trash bags
  • Air freshener
  • Drain cleaner
  • Shower cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Toilet brush
  • Small vacuum

Other

  • Sleeping bag
  • Air mattress
  • Tide To-Go Pens
  • Lint roller

Are you going into your freshman year of college? Are you planning on using this list for your packing list? If you have already moved to college, what would you add or take away from this list? I’d love to hear in the comments below!

Gearing up for college is scary to say the least. It’s hard to figure out what you actually need and what you will actually use once you get to school. And if you are anything like I am, figuring out what tech and digital resources you need is stressful, overwhelming, and expensive. Most of the things on my list are available at a discount to students, so I highly recommend checking them out and I’ll link where you can go to get the discounts. As a soon-to-be college senior myself, the things I’ve listed have been my go-to resources since I was a freshman myself.

Evernote

College comes with lots of note taking. Even as a marketing major, the amount of notes I take both in class and from my books is crazy. Personally, how heavy my backpack gets trying to lug around my books, notebooks, and laptop is crazy, so I like to easily organize my typed notes in Evernote. This way I can organize my class, test, and more. Plus, they have an amazing app that allows you to view your notes on the go such as on the bus to class or waiting in line at Starbucks, a 5 star feature for this girl who likes to multi-task and make the most of her time. Click here to check out Evernote’s website.

Spotify

No, this isn’t a necessity, but I’m not sure what I would have done without a study playlist during long hours in the library prepping for an exam. Music is my favorite thing to turn to when I’m typing out class notes, making notecards, reading for class, and prepping my planner for the upcoming week. I personally use the free version of Spotify that does play ads, but isn’t anything too crazy. If you do choose to opt in for the paid subscription Spotify offers a student discount that is only $4.99 a month. Click here to learn more about the student discount.

Quizlet

Quizlet is my hero, literally. In case you’ve never used them yourself, Quizlet is a virtual flashcard service that allows you to make your own flashcards and then use them either online or on their app. I personally learn best by writing or typing things out and then quizzing myself, so Quizlet is my go-to for everything from macroeconomics to basic gen-ed courses. I’ve shared my flashcards with friends in my classes before and then had them thank me for sharing and say they’ve started using the site as well. So if that isn’t enough convincing to get you to use them, just go and check out their site for yourself. Click here to visit their site.

Amazon Prime Student

How are you a college student if you don’t use the benefit’s Amazon offers through Prime Student? I’ve been using Prime service long before I entered college and couldn’t wait to get my hands on Prime Student. Not only do you get it for free for the first six months, it offers free 2-day shipping and tons of other amazing add-ons and features. I personally enjoy Amazon Prime TV and Movies to binge (I mean watch…) my favorite shows and movies. They also offer you Prime Reading, a digital library that offers thousands of titles that you can download to your device for free. Basically, Amazon Prime Student is amazing and a life saver. I mentioned the free 2-day shipping, right? Check out Amazon Prime Student here.

Google Calendar

Since I don’t personally use all Mac products, Google calendar is my iCal. If you’ve read my blog for a while, you know I swear by my paper planners. In fact, I’m not sure I’d live without a way to write out my daily plans and to-dos. It wasn’t until I got to college that I realized I might need something in addition to my paper planner, which is where Google calendar came into play. I use it to track when I have classes, my blog posts, social events, meetings, tests, study groups, and more. I even turn on notifications so I get a reminder sent to my phone for important things like when my rent is due and if I have a blog deadline coming up. I love that it is something I can use on my computer and on my phone when I’m on the go. Plus, it allows me to change times without having to cross things off in my planner, a plus for this paper planner freak.

Microsoft Office

I can’t believe I have to put this on my list of essentials because I thought everyone would have it on their computers already, but that’s not the case. I can’t tell you the number of people who try to get by with just notepad or Google docs. I promise you, no matter your major you will need more than those programs to get through college. In fact, I use Word to write all of my blog posts. As a student, you are offered a huge discount on a four-year subscription by using a .edu email address. Check out the discounts available to you through Microsoft here.

Grammarly

I first heard of Grammarly and their services when I was working an office job. We used it so that when we e-mailed our residents we would have not only perfect spelling, but perfect grammar. It shocks me how many students don’t know about Grammarly so they can’t utilize it. With a Grammarly account you can copy and paste documents into an online editor and you can install it into your Google Chrome browser to ensure proper grammar on everything from e-mails to social media posts. You can also get a Premium membership that allow you more features such as word suggestions, genre-specific tips, and even more editing help. Check out Grammarly here.

And those are my favorite resources for college students. I personally use all of these resources myself and have used all of them for the majority of my college career (except Grammarly, I wish I had that freshman year!) and even use them for my blog. Do you use any of the resources on this list? Are there any resources that you recommend checking out? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!

I often joke with friends that part of my motivation to get through college is so that I can still get the student discounts at my favorite stores. In fact, what are you doing as a college student if you don’t use your student ID to try and get a discount? Today I’m bringing you my ultimate guide to all of the best student discounts you can get with your student ID card.

Amazon

Students get free two-day shipping for six months, discounts on Amazon Student Prime, and more.

Discount Dance Supply

Offers 10% off of your first purchase with student ID.

Waffle House

Offers a 10% discount.

Oasis

Offers a 20% discount.

The Limited

Offers 15% off of in-store purchases.

Kroger

Offers 5% off of food at participating locations.

The Economist

Offers up to 69% off and free gifts.

Eddie Bauer

These locations offer a discount for students, but the discount rate varies based off of location.

Club Monaco

Depending on location, you can get 15-20% off of purchases in store.

Firehouse Subs

Participating locations offer 10% off.

Tom’s

Offers free shipping on all orders.

Hancock Fabrics

Get 10% off of supplies you buy for class projects.

Necessary Clothing

Offers a 20% discount to students when you spent $100 or more online.

Corepower Yoga

Varies by location, but they do offer specialty pricing to students.

Qdoba

Offers $5 student burrito meals

Fed-Ex Office

Get 30% off on documents and 20% off of shipping services.

Chick-Fil-A

Participating locations offer a free drink with a valid student ID.

Jiffy Lube

Offers $10 or 10% off for students.

Charlotte Russe

At participating locations you can get 10% off of merchandise.

Juicy Couture

Offers 15% off of purchase in store.

Dairy Queen

Offers vary by participating location.

24 Hour Fitness

Offers special pricing to students, varies by location.

Banana Republic

Offers 15% off of you full-priced purchase in stores.

Ben Franklin Crafts

Shop here on Tuesdays and get 10% off of all purchases.

Guilford Press

Get 40% off of books, videos, newsletters, and journals plus free shipping.

Adobe

Offers student edition software such as Acrobat and Creative Suite.

Esurance

Full-time students under the age of 25 with a B average or better get a discount.

Sam’s Club

Offers the Sam’s Club Collegiate Membership and savings on college essentials.

Subway

Participating locations offer 10% off of your purchase.

Sweet Tomatoes

Many locations offer 10% off.

The New York Times

Students get a student rate of 99 cents for the first 4 weeks and 50% of regular pricing after that.

Greyhound

Offers the Student Advantage Discount Card which gives you 20% off of fares and more.

Norton

Offers 50% off of Norton Protection Software.

Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores

If you are 14 or older and register with the Jo-Ann Student Discount Program you will get 10% off of all of your purchases and two coupons to use in-store and online.

Chipotle

Most locations offer a free drink.

Zip Car

Varies by location, be sure to look up if they offer discounts with your school.

AllState Insurance

Offers 25% off with good grades until you are 26.

Top Shop

Offers 10% off in stores and online.

Burger King

Offers 10% off of your purchase.

Madewell

Offers 15% off of purchases.

The Wall Street Journal

Offers more than 75% off of regular rates for online, print, and mobile delivery.

  1. Crew

Offers 15% off of full priced items.

Apple Store

Offers special pricing to students such as up to $200 off of a new Mac.

State Farm

Offers a Good Student Discount where you can get 25% off if you get good grades.

AMC Theaters

Typically offers a student rate.

Do you use any of the discounts listed on this post? Are there any student discounts that you would add to this post? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below!