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Money Done Right  (✔7/8/2019)

Money Done Right has 61 more best student discounts for 2019 for the following categories: News and Publications, Electronics and Technology, Cell Phone Plans, Travel, Insurance, Clothing and Accessories, and Restaurants. 

Student Discount Finder Chrome extension

Free Chrome extension that simplifies the process of helping students save money by showing a browser notification that lets them know whether a specific store or service provider offers student exclusive discounts. 

Apartment Hunting

Rent.com (✔7/8/2019)

ApartmentGuide.com (✔7/8/2019)

The websites show a detailed search of DC area for any housing leads!



Brooklyn Bedding (✔5/28/2019)

Click the link for their online shopping site 

25% discount on mattresses and bedding to college students. Available for online orders. Does not stack with other discounts. 



Ann Taylor (✔6/20/2019)

1140 Connecticut Avenue NW & 50 Massachusetts Ave

15% off in-store full-price items with a valid college ID.

Banana Republic (✔6/20/2019)

3200 M Street NW & 601 13th Street NW

15% off in-store full-price items with a valid college ID.

J Crew (✔6/20/2019)

1618 14th Street NW, 3222 M Street NW, & 950 F Street NW

15% off in-store full-price items with a valid college ID.

LOFT (✔6/20/2019)

1611 Connecticut Avenue NW

15% off in-store full-price items with a valid college ID.

Madewell (✔6/20/2019)

1237 Wisconsin Ave NW

15% off in-store full-price items with a valid college ID (may stack with certain promotions)



Arena Stage (✔6/20/2019)

1101 6 Street NW

Full-time students (one student ticket per valid ID) receive 35% off regular ticket prices. This discount is offered by phone or in person for every performance and is subject to availability. 202-488-3300

Folger Theater (✔6/20/2019)

201 East Capitol Street SE

Half-priced student tickets are available during preview performances of Folger Theatre productions. All other theatre performances have a $10 discount for students. Additionally:

  • college students can purchase $15 tickets to each of our “College Night” performances.
  • Folger Consort offers $5 off for students in advance. Half-priced student rush tickets are available one hour prior to concerts at the door, subject to availability.
  • Student tickets for the O.B. Hardison Poetry Series readings are usually 20-50% off.
  • The PEN/Faulkner Reading Series offers a 20% discount to students, with half-priced student rush tickets available one hour prior to concerts at the door, subject to availability.
  • Student discounts are available for lectures and special events on a case-by-case basis.

Hillwood Museum and Gardens (✔6/20/2019)

4155 Linnean Avenue NW

$10 suggested donation with student ID (usually $18).

Kennedy Center Performances and Shows (✔6/20/2019)

2700 F Street NW

Specially Priced Tickets (SPTs):

  • 50% off the full Box Office price
  • SPTs are offered and sold on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability
  • Visit the website listed here to learn the full information about these deals!
  • Also, there are free performances nearly every day of the year at their Millennium Stage

Landmark E Street Cinema (✔6/20/2019)

555 11 Street NW

All other showings - Student discount $10 at box office only (typically $12).

Madame Tussauds (✔6/20/2019)

1001 F Street NW

Tussauds has a student discount with a valid ID

National Museum of Women in the Arts (✔6/20/2019)

1250 New York Avenue NW

The first Sunday of every month is a Community Day at NMWA, with free admission to all exhibitions. Don’t need to buy a ticket for Community Day.

All other days: $2 off with Student ID (Student = $8, Adult = $10)

Can purchase online or in person.

Regal Gallery Place Stadium 14 (✔6/20/2019)

701 7 Street NW

Sunday - Thursday after 3 PM. $1.50 off with student ID. 1 student ticket per/student ID.

Shakespeare Theatre Company (✔6/20/2019)

Many Locations

Any unsold seat, regardless of location, is available for $25 starting two hours before show time and are available at the box office only.

Availability cannot be guaranteed over the phone.

STC offers discounted tickets (usually $25) for audiences under 35 through its Young Prose program. Learn more.

Woodrow Wilson House (✔6/20/2019)

2340 S Street NW

Student discount drops regular admission from $10 to $5.


Flavors of India (✔6/20/2019)

2524 L Street NW

15% in downstairs only for food, not alcohol

Parlay DC Sports Bar & Lounge (✔6/20/2019)

1827 M Street

Special discount to UCDC students, everyday! Just show your UCDC ID to receive 10% discount off of your purchase!

Parlay is also a Cal establishment and a great place to watch all of the games!

New Dynasty (✔6/20/2019)

2020 P Street NW

Order a meal and get a soda or soup for free with College ID

Q-Doba (✔6/20/2019)

1850 M St NW

Tuesdays and Saturdays all day

Student ID needed

50% off entree and chips/queso

No discount on specialty items


Peapod.com by Giant (✔6/20/2019)

Check out their FAQ here

Joining their “list” can get you a $20 discount! Enter promo code 60DAYSFREE at checkout.

Minimum order cost is $60. If you split the shopping and service with one or more of your roommates or classmates, you can save on grocery shopping and time you would have spent at the store.

Safeway Club Card (✔6/20/2019)

No cost for you. Just register the card and present it when you checkout at safeway for deals on almost all of your groceries!

Health and Beauty

Aveda Institute (✔6/20/2019)

713 7 Street NW

Services: Hair (cut & color), Waxing, Makeup, Nails, Facials, Massage, Body

By appointment only. The "Aveda Institute" link above takes you to the reservation form. Date and time you request may not be available; they will contact to confirm your reservation.

The services are provided by students of the Aveda Institute, who are supervised while they cut your hair. Some Yelp reviews detail negative experiences, though, so read through and make sure you're okay with going

The prices are more affordable than other professional services in the DC area.Yelp shows range of $13-25

CorePower Yoga (✔6/20/2019)

1150 Connecticut Avenue NW


Student Discounts for full time students.

Option 1: Black Tag Membership for $119/month

Option 2: Class Packages $165 for 10 classes

Tresses Salon (✔6/20/2019)

1910 G Street NW

$28 short hair - wash and cut (cash, no blow dry) with a valid student ID.


Dealhack (✔6/20/2019)

The Dealhack Student Discounts Guide is the result of our quarterly survey of stores that offer discounts to students. Right now the list is at 165 (and counting). We verify each discount every three months.*

*These deals are vefified by Dealhack and not by UCDC. The deals listed on this UCDC webpage are verified by UCDC employees, regularly throughout the year, with local stores and vendors.

Dell University (✔6/20/2019)

Microsoft Surface Discounts (✔6/20/2019)

Spotify Premium Student Discount (✔6/20/2019)

3 months of Premium Spotify, Hulu with ads and Showtime. Just $0.99/month for students. Starting from the fourth month, $4.99/month. Cancel anytime



Amtrak (✔6/20/2019)

15% off for students for certain rides; click on the Amtrak link for more deals

Capitol Bikes (✔6/20/2019)

Annual Membership $85 (1 month, 3-month, and 6-month memberships also available).

If you’re going to ride a bike to your internship every day, twice a day, for 10 weeks, this deal is worth it!

Remember your helmet!

Lyft (✔6/20/2019)

Lyft has multiple options for discounts on your first ride(s), check out the Lyft link for some examples

Metro Card (✔6/20/2019)

SelectPass (monthly pass): calculate your daily commutes with Trip Planner to see if SelectPass is cheaper than paying individual rides

Uber (✔6/20/2019)

Refer friends with your promo code 

ZipCar (✔6/20/2019)

Register using your student email address.

For comparison:

  • Student membership: no application fee & $15 annual fee for first year and up to $25 annual fee for every year after that
  • Regular membership: $25 application fee & $70 annual fees