Fall Means Savings! The Best Student Discounts and Fall Sales

Your favorite stores may offer free rewards cards or student discounts. Photo Credit / Amy Lothian
Your favorite stores may offer free rewards cards or student discounts. Photo Credit / Amy Lothian
Your favorite stores may offer free rewards cards or student discounts. Photo Credit / Amy Lothian

Your favorite stores may offer free rewards cards or student discounts.
Photo Credit / Amy Lothian

Amy Lothian
Student Life Editor

As summer wraps and the nights get colder, we can feel the Fall season coming around the corner. The beginning of October signifies a few things; pumpkin spice lattes, Halloween and best of all, Fall sales!

Retailers are ready to get their newest winter items in, which means getting last season items out and luring buyers in with new flavors, colors, and low prices. Here are some popular retailers that offer seasonal or even all yearround student deals and rewards programs.

Most food restaurants offer 10% off with valid student ID. These include fast food places such as McDonald’s, Arby’s, Dairy Queen and Burger King. Other food places like Chipotle and and Chic-fil-A offer students a free drink with purchase.

The best, and often most expensive part of fall season is wardrbobe. Coats cost more than tank tops, and boots cost more than sandals. However, some of the biggest retailers have their best sales during the months of October through Christmas.

Deals to catch before they’re gone include Pacsun’s summer clearance sale, with up to 50% off. Express advertises, “Fall Sale! Up to 60% OFF”. They are joined by other popular clothing brands such as Old Navy, JCPenney and TopShop whose end of season sale offers up to 70% off.

One of the best fashion retailers for style as well as price is Asos. The popular online European-based site is one of the only clothing retailers who offer an year-round 20% student discount on all purchases. They also carry the latest brands and trends and are very popular among 16-28 year-olds.

One more thing that can save and even earn students money over time are rewards cards. Many stores offer a card that can be scanned at each purchase , cluminating points that can then be used on future purchases.

Places like CVS, Rite-Aid, Starbucks and Target give cutomers perks for shopping. Rewards cards are a good idea because you get back a little bit each time you buy, over time points can lead to “free” purchases and who doesn’t like the sound of that?

As you shop around for the best clothes, shoes, food, or anything this season, look for those big “CLEARANCE” signs. The app Retail Me Not may also come in handy when shopping both in store and online, offering hundreds of coupons daily. Shop cautiously!

Email Amy at:
alothian1@live.esu.edu

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