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Jan 14, 2008
Just like senior citizens in today's world where they can save on just about any item everywhere, it doesn't mean that you, the college student can save on particular items as well. In fact, there are a lot of items out there that a college student may be unfamiliar with that he/she can get a discount on.

Computer software

This one is a biggie if you're attending classes that require you purchase software in order to do your homework. Big companies such as Microsoft, Adobe, and many other software companies offer big discounts for students on their software packages. Sometimes you may find these discounts to be almost half of what an average Joe will have to pay for their software.

Car insurance

Believe it or not, if you're driving a car and you have car insurance; chances are that your car insurance company will give you some sort of student discount. Some companies such as Allstate will give you a discount on your car insurance if you get good grades. A lot of other companies will give you discounts just for being a college student. Make sure that you call up your insurance agent and see exactly if you're getting all of the student discounts.

Airline Travel

If you tend to travel via airlines a lot, a lot of major airline companies will offer student discount tickets. The rates usually vary but generally, you will be able to get a fairly good deal if you talk with the airliner company. It's always best to call up the airliner directly before you buy your ticket and ask them as questions regarding student discounts. A lot of the times you'll be surprised on how much you can save on you airline tickets. It never hurts to call!

Check the local area

Depending on where you live, you may find that local mom and pop shops around your school campus will offer student deals and discounts. This could be on a majority of things such as clothing, food, etc. A lot of the times the stores will post signage somewhere in the store stating what kind of student discount you can get. If you don't see any type of sign around, it never hurts to ask just to make sure. A good way to find out where the best local mom and pop shops for student discounts is by asking some fellow classmates.

As you can see by the list mentioned above, college students can get a discount in many places. The reason companies will offer student discounts is because these are young prospects that companies want as their future. They assume that if they target a low income student with a great deal, a student will create a relationship with a company using them many years down the road. Student discounts not only work for companies, it also works for the student saving you tons of money so that you can put more money toward your tuition.
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Tom Tessin runs FINDcollegecards.com that focuses on students looking for a student credit card
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