Heading into the new school year, there are lots of local restaurants and businesses who can help people save money by offering a variety of student discounts, “college nights” and promotions.
Several of the businesses that offer flat, all-year long discounts for John Carroll students are the restaurants located on Fairmount Circle, such as Ben & Jerry’s, which offers a 10 percent discount for JCU students, and Sweet Melissa which offers a 15 percent discount for JCU students.
Pizzazz is also offering a promotion where if you download their app and register with a valid email address, they offer 15 percent off the total order on Mondays and Tuesdays, and 10 percent off the order the rest of the week (if ordered through the app).
Subway also has several student discounts at different locations, such as their Cedar Center Plaza location which offers 10 percent off total purchase, or $1 off the purchase of a footlong sub for John Carroll students.
Their location at 14419 Cedar Rd, South Euclid is offering 15 percent off total purchase price for John Carroll and Notre Dame students.
Several deals are currently being offered by Chipotle: if someone signs up for their Chiptopia Rewards Program, they are offering a “buy four burritos, get one free” promotion, which ends on Sept. 30.
In addition, they are offering a free fountain drink with purchase for students with a valid college ID, as well as half off alcoholic beverages on Thursdays from 4 p.m-8 p.m for the month of September.
If anyone will be venturing out towards restaurants in the Coventry area, there are two restaurants offering “student nights” with heavily discounted drinks and food promotions.
BD’s Mongolian Grill has it’s student night on Wednesdays, offering unlimited bowls for $12 and dinner bowls for $10, starting at 4. Panini’s has their “college night” every Thursday, where they offer discounts on drinks such as $2 Southern Comfort drinks and $3 Kraken rum drinks.
Retail stores in the surrounding areas and shopping malls also have great student discounts.
These retail stores can be located at Legacy Village, Beachwood Place and University Square. For example, J.Crew, Banana Republic and Madewell all offer 15 percent off in store purchases.
Club Monaco offers a whopping 20 percent off full-price and on-sale merchandise both in-store and online.
Some stores, like Topshop, offer year-long discounts of 10 percent off to students who are a studentrate.com member, which is a site that verifies someone’s student status and continually offers them deals/discounts targeted at students.
Finally, if your bored on a rainy day, you can take any form of valid identification with a Cleveland address or your student identification card to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for discounted admission tickets.
Some museums and exhibits even have free admission, such as the Cleveland Museum of Art.
Editor’s Note: Information from studentrate.com, Student Beans and collegebudget.com was used in this report.