Money-saving perks for students

Rilita Theodora


If you don't know already, there are perks of being a student! Other than getting more knowledge and a degree, you can get student deals to save some money.

In this post, I'll walk you through some benefits that I got from being a student.

Music Subscription

Who doesn't love music?! Fortunately, both Spotify and Apple Music understand how we, students, need music (and to save money too). Both companies offer student pricing for their premium subscriptions.

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You can definitely save more if you subscribe to a family plan, but this is the best one for us international students who live alone here!



Many stores offer deals for university students on laptops, tablets and headphones. Take a look at flyers and online ads to see if there are any special promotions for students. 

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Plenty of major chain stores participate, and you may even get a phone deal too!

Bank accounts

This was the first one that I experienced. When I came to Canada, I had zero experience in banking.

I told the advisor that I was a student and she offered the benefits of being a student. I got free chequing and savings accounts, plus a free credit card.

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The deals for each bank will be different, so it will be better for you to shop around before you make the deal with a bank and find the right one according to your needs.



If you're a full-time student, remember that your Student ID is your Universal Transit Pass (U-Pass) which gives you unlimited travel on Durham Region Transit (DRT) routes during the academic year.train driving down a track

You might also be eligible for the discounted student fare for GO Transit. All you need is your student ID and a reloadable PRESTO card.

You must set up your PRESTO card for student fares when you purchase one or later at one of the kiosks. Make sure to always carry your student ID to show for fare inspection. 

Just remember to always bring your student ID with you as it might save you some money!

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