Your student ID card is not just a card you use to tell people you go to so-and-so university; it is also your money saver! Here are some places where you can get a great discount for just being a student.

Most campuses offer discounts to local eateries nearby. Be sure to check with your campus listings or explore your neighborhood.

El Cholo: If you are a USC student and love Mexican food, El Cholo will give you a 50 percent discount on entrees from Mondays to Thursdays. 1121 S. Western Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90006

California Chicken Café: It is a popular place for CSUN students and staffs. With your ID, you can get a free drink, and it is just a block away from the campus. 18445 Nordhoff Street, Northridge, Calif. 91325

The Stand: Westwood offers many eateries for UCLA students, including The Stand. Craving for “standwiches,” burgers and hotdogs? UCLA students can get 5 percent off their order. 1116 Westwood Blvd., Los Angeles, Calif. 90024

Subway: For a quick and cheap meal, Subway offers discounts for all students. Call to check if your location offers the deal. Various locations.

Qdoba: Only have $5 on you? Want a quick burrito? Qdoba offers students $5 burrito meals. Various locations.

901 Bar & Grill: USC students can take advantage of a 25 percent discount at this bar. The hours go from early morning to late night, making it a perfect spot to hang out or celebrate. 2902 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles, Calif. 90007

Some stores do not display a sign or inform you about the student discounts. Make sure you show your card at the check out. You can call ahead to make sure.

Ann Taylor: Eventually, we will have to find nice business attire for possible interviews, internships, jobs or formal events. Ann Taylor offers 20 percent off.

J. Crew: This store has options for both male and female clothing. It’s casual, clean and perfect for first impressions. For regular prices, you can get 15 percent off.

Topshop: Show your ID at check out to get 10 percent off for fun and trendy outfits and accessories.

Eddie Bauer: If you’re the outdoor and active type, Eddie Bauer has clothing to fit your needs. Check the location near you and see what kind of student discount they offer.


FedEx: Need to ship something? With a student ID, FedEx gives 30 percent discounts on documents and 20 percent off on packages.

Amazon: Sign up for a student account and receive all the benefits. The benefits include two-day free shipping for six months and discounted Prime. Get all the info here.

Check with your college ticket office to see if they offer any discount tickets to amusement parks like Six Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios or Disneyland.

Madame Tussauds Hollywood: Sit down with Barack Obama or take a picture with Lady Gaga. The museum is filled with realistic wax figures of famous people. With your ID, you can get 15 percent off the admission price. 6933 Hollywood Blvd., Hollywood, Calif. 90028

AMC Theatres: Save money for your popcorn and drinks. Head out on Thursdays, so you can watch a movie at a discounted ticket price.

National History Museum: Discover its new exhibition called Nature Gardens and Nature Labs. On special months, there is a spider/butterfly pavilion where you get to see those up close and out in the open. Admission fees will be discounted after you show your ID. 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90007

MOCA Grand Avenue: For all the art and music lovers, there is an exhibition perfect for you: Dream Concerts. Discounted ticket prices are available for students with ID. 250 South Grand Ave., Los Angeles, Calif. 90012