9 Freebies Only College Students Can Get

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If you’re a college student or know someone who is, you won’t want to miss this list of freebies available just for students. This will help you stretch your budget and have fun doing so.

College students are usually strapped for cash but companies know that they’re one of the most influential markets out there. They know that a great way to get their loyalty is by giving out free stuff both around campus and online.

There’s quite a variety of freebies out there, including free Amazon Prime just for students, free food on campus, and even free tax preparation. You’ll also want to keep your eye out around campus because there may just be some freebies or free samples around the corner.

Some of these freebies do require proof, such as a .edu email address or a college I.D. Check with each individual company to see what you need to provide to get your free stuff. It will take a little effort, but the payoff will be well worth it.


Freebies Only College Students Can Get


9. Free Samples Around Campus

Free Samples Around Campus

Free Samples Around Campus

Companies love to get college student support on their up and coming products and college campuses are one of their favorite places to visit to do so.

Keep your eye out for tables set around campus, they may have some awesome free samples and they’re more than happy to hand out to you.

Some companies also have brand ambassadors, who are actually college students who get paid to get you on board with new products and services. They usually have free samples with them and even coupons you can use to redeem for free products.


8. Tax Preparation

Tax Preparation

Tax Preparation

Most universities have a program set up where their business students get to practice preparing taxes by helping other students with their taxes.

A professor will be checking their work when they’re done, so you don’t need to worry if they make a mistake. Contact your college’s business school to see if this program is available where you attend.


7. Gym Membership

Friendly Competition on Social Media May Get You to the Gym

Friendly Competition on Social Media May Get You to the Gym

Your enrollment in college means that you’re able to use all those college facilities for free, and that includes the recreation center.

Not only can you take advantage of free use of those treadmills and weights with your free gym membership, but you may also be able to take part in free fitness classes and even meditation classes.


6. Free Checking Accounts

Free Checking Accounts

Free Checking Accounts

Banks in college towns often offer free checking accounts for students that waive those pesky checking account fees the rest of us often have to pay.

Keep your eye out for those bank signs promoting free student checking accounts and stop in and visit on the terms and conditions. Also don’t be afraid to give your local banks and credit unions a call to see what they can do for you.


5. Free Soft Drinks

Free Soft Drinks

Free Soft Drinks

Fast food and fast casual restaurants occasionally offer free soft drinks to college students, but you’re going to have to ask at your chosen location to see if they offer it.

Qdoba and Chick-fil-A often offer free drinks just for a college student, but local restaurants may do this as well.


4. Free Museum Admission

Museum NYC

Museum NYC

Many museums around the country offer free or highly discounted admission on certain days of the week or sometimes all the time. This gives you a great opportunity to get off campus and take in something new.

For example, MoMa offers free admission for NYC college students all year around. Any on-campus museums are usually all free for students to get in.

You’ll want to check with your local museums and see if they have free admission for college students. If they don’t, they may have great discounts that will make your visit almost free.


3. Free Microsoft Office

Office for students and educators

Office for students and educators

Students currently enrolled in college can get Office 365 Education for free which includes online versions of Office, and a bunch of other productivity applications that are going to help you research and collaborate on projects. You’ll need a valid school email address when you sign-up.

As a student, you can also get free software from AutoDesk, which includes dozens of full software programs, and a 6-month premium subscription to LastPass so you can safely guard all your passwords and personal information.


2. Free Food on Campus

Lucky for you, some hungry college kids have created some websites and apps that will help you find free food on your college campus.

Lunchbox allows you to search on your college campus and find out what events are going on that are going to feed you, all for free. If you are hosting an event, this is a great way to list it and get all the students you can to come.

There are also quite a few freebie days, where you can pick up some free food or drinks on certain dates of the year. This includes free donuts, coffee, and even free pretzels.


1. Free Amazon Prime With Prime Student

College Students get Amazon Prime for FREE

College Students get Amazon Prime for FREE

College students can get 6-months of Amazon Prime for free with Amazon Prime Student. This includes free two-day shipping with no minimum purchase, unlimited free streaming of movies and TV shows with Prime Video, and unlimited storage for your photos.

As an added bonus, you can score $20 for your friends who join Prime Student as well as exclusive sweepstakes and discounts. Keep in mind that after your 6-month of free Prime Student is over, they’ll automatically renew you for Amazon Prime at a special student rate. However, you can cancel before this happens.

You’ll need to provide a current .edu email address or other proof of enrollment in at least one college course in the U.S., District of Columbia, or Puerto Rico.

Melissa Dimon

Melissa Dimon is a recent graduate from University of Texas- Austin and Currently Serving as Editor In Chief For University Magazine

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