The 10 Best Student Discounts in South Carolina!

Being a college student is tough: you’ve got plenty of time to do the things you love, but your budget doesn’t always allow for it. Businesses in South Carolina know the struggle is real, which is why many of them offer student discounts that help take away the financial crunch so you can enjoy life. Having fun doesn’t cost a fortune with these 10 best student discounts in South Carolina.

Note: As discount offers frequently change, please double check with the business before you go.

1. Papa John’s Pizza, Multiple locations

No college experience is complete without a weekly dose of pizza. The student-only deals from Papa John’s can vary by location, so you’ll need to check your nearest store for details. The good news is you can usually fuel up for well under retail price, and a single pizza can last you for two meals or more—double savings!

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2. Waffle House, Multiple locations

The discounts here will vary by store to store, but many of them offer a 10 percent discount on your total bill. Many a college student wonder how they’d ever get by without the late night study breaks at Waffle House, which is open 24/7. Having that extra little discount gives you all the more reason to frequent your favorite “study hall.”

3. Verizon Wireless, Multiple locations

If you’re concerned about going over your data plan, a switch to Verizon might take those worries away. You may qualify for a substantial student discount, depending on your university. If you qualify, it could save you up to 20 percent on your monthly bill.

4. Apple iPad and MacBook

If you haven’t heard about Apple’s Education Pricing, you’re probably paying too much for your electronic devices. Their unique pricing program lets you save on the purchase of a MacBook or iPad for your studies, which could translate into hundreds of dollars depending on the device you choose. You can also take advantage of their trade in feature, which gives you credit toward the purchase of a new device.

5. Cinemark, Myrtle Beach, SC

The Cinemark Theater in Myrtle Beach offers a generous student discount on movie tickets so you can see your favorite flicks on the big screen for less. You will need to show a valid student ID at the box office to receive the discount, so ordering online likely won’t count. If you love going to the movies, this discount can really add up quickly.

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6. Sam’s Club, Multiple locations

Sam’s Club offers a collegiate membership that’s less expensive than a normal membership, but gives you all the perks of warehouse shopping. You get a $15 e-Gift card just for joining, so the savings start right away. You will be required to verify your student status to receive this membership.

7. Subway, Multiple locations

Most Subway locations in South Carolina will give you a 10 percent student discount with valid ID. It’s a little known secret and you must ask for the discount. Most locations are owned by franchisees, which means it’s each location’s choice as to whether they participate in the discount.

8. Kroger, Multiple locations

You can’t live on pizza and takeout alone, so it’s good to know you might be able to score a discount at your local Kroger. Students with a valid ID can get a five percent discount on food items (sorry, no booze!), making it easier to eat healthy and avoid the drive through. You can check with your local Kroger to see if they participate in the deal.

9. AMF Lanes, Multiple locations

Bowling is already a cost-conscious activity, but you can sweeten the deal by visiting AMF Lanes on College Night. A single price includes your game and shoes, plus great prices on  pizza and beer all night long. It beats going out to a pricey bar, hands down.

10. Sally Beauty Supply, Multiple locations

You don’t have to be in beauty school to take advantage of the student savings card from Sally’s. Just show your ID, complete the application, and get this special savings card for free. You’ll be entitled to extra savings and specials not available with their regular savings card, including discounts on every item you buy.

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