Between the costs of tuition, books and housing, being a student get expensive. According to Macleans, the average Canadian student spent $19,485 over the course of 2018, and that number is only expected to rise as school fees generally increase by around 3 per cent each year.
It’s safe to say that students can definitely use a break, which is why many retailers offer exclusive deals and discounts that makes the cost of shopping just a little bit more affordable.
Whether you’re in the market for new clothes or tech, here are some of the best student offers to take advantage of this school year.
For trendy pieces at an affordable price, head to Topshop to save 10 per cent on your purchase in stores when you show off your student ID card. When shopping online, you’ll also receive a 10 per cent discount when you log in as a student.
SHOP IT: Topshop, $63 (£39)
With a valid university or college email address, you can sign up to access discounts of 30 per cent off regular priced items, as well as 10 per cent off outlet items. The only catch? This discount is valid for online purchases only.
SHOP IT: Adidas, $250
University students can score a pair of Beats headphones with the purchase of any Mac laptop or iPad. With purchase, students will also receive a six-month membership to Apple Music, as well as discounts on AppleCare+ device protection.
SHOP IT: Apple, from $1,319
Regular prices at Club Monaco may be out of reach for many students, so with a valid ID card, they can save an extra 15 per cent on all merchandise (including sale!) when you shop in stores or online.
SHOP IT: Club Monaco, $149
Available to both students and teachers, this is one retailer that will take you from student to the office with their professional wardrobe staples. Save 15 per cent on regular priced items at Banana Republic when you show your student or teacher ID card in stores.
With their affordable and on-trend buys, Forever 21 is ideal for a student’s budget. Save even more when you sign up for an account and receive 15 per cent off on any online order, including regular price and sale merchandise.
SHOP IT: Forever 21, $20
Step up your sneaker game this back to school season with Nike’s student discount. To claim your student discount, register with UNiDAYS for access to 10 per cent off on online orders.
SHOP IT: Nike, $65
Another deal the benefits both students and educators, you can get access to the full Microsoft Office suite for free when you sign up using a valid school address.
SHOP IT: Microsoft, $479 (originally $529)
SHOP IT: Roots, $45 (originally $74)
SHOP IT: Hunter, $170
SHOP IT: Frank and Oak, $90
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