Flash For Cash! Whip Out That Student ID For Discounts

In Tough Economic Times, Rack Up Some Extra Dough By Cashing in on Student Savings


It’s easy to forget to show your ID when grabbing lunch or visiting a museum, but making a habit of it will definitely save some major cash. (Doug Baum/The Observer)
Published February 18, 2010

Now that we’ve handed over our entire winter breaks’ salaries to the bookstore and have already had to replace our printer cartridge from the first month of E-Res readings, it’s inevitable that all of our wallets are on the empty side.  Luckily, some businesses feel our pain, and they reward us for going to college. Flash your student ID at any of these establishments and instantly save some much-needed cash!


J. Crew
Inside the Time Warner Building on the corner of 60th Street and Broadway
10% off with any student ID
15% off with Fordham student ID


478 Broadway, at Broome Street
10% off all purchases with student ID


Columbus Avenue and 59th Street
10% off any purchase with Fordham student ID


Portofino Sun Center Tanning Salon
104 West 73rd St. at Columbus Avenue
5 Stand up sessions for $59 with student ID
Off-Peak Tanning saves you up to 50%  (9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.)


37 West 65th St. and Columbus Avenue, fourth floor
First timers get 2 weeks of unlimited classes for $30.
$75 per month, unlimited number of classes, or $18 per class with valid student ID


Enter your college e-mail address (must end in .edu) and receive a discount code. Broadway and Off-Broadway show tickets are reduced ($10-$25) and available during a certain range of dates.


The Poetry Project
St. Mark’s Church, 131 E. 10th St., between Second and Third Avenues
Weekly poetry readings and performances only $7 with valid student ID


MOMA Museum
11 W 53rd St.
Reduced entrance fee with valid student ID – $12


New York Knicks at Madison Square Garden
4 Penn Plaza
Show your Student ID and save over 50% on select Knicks games. Tickets regularly priced at $60.50 are reduced to just $25 and tickets originally priced at $44.50 are reduced to just $20
Show your valid student ID membership card at MSG Box Office or redeem the student offer using the code “STUDENT” to get this great deal. Plus you’ll receive a free Knicks ID holder when you make your purchase at the MSG Box Office.


New York Botanical Gardens
Bronx River Parkway at Fordham Road
$2 entrance fee with valid student ID





Student Advantage Discount Card

By paying a one-time fee for this card, students can receive discounts at many well-known stores, such as Macy’s, Urban Outfitters, Foot Locker, Target, Armani Exchange, Barnes and Noble and many more. Do you travel far to get back to the city from home? Get 15% off a Greyhound bus ticket or Amtrak train ticket!

One Year Card with rebate = $20

Two Year Card with rebate = $30

Three Year Card with rebate = $40

Four Year Card with rebate = $50