The KU ID can save you money
- Jul. 23, 2012
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Your KU ID can get you more than just a free bus ride or a book from
Many students don’t realize they can receive discounts at retail stores, restaurants and recreational activities.
“I only know of the SUA student discounts, not much else,” said Tori Schmuz, a sophomore from
Ammara Siddiqi, a junior from Wichita, said she dines out three to five times a week, but didn’t know about any student discounts.
She said she would enjoy if the places where she eats had discounts. “I’d probably frequent them more often.”
Domino’s, 832 Iowa St., offers a variety of deals and is a part of CampusSpecials.com. Manager Andrew Bartlow said Domino’s offers a special during the first two weeks of schools where students can get a medium pizza for $2.99.
Sam Thoenen, a junior from Jefferson City, Mo., enjoys eating at Dempsey’s but didn’t know they had specials..
“I have eaten there a decent amount of times but wasn’t aware they had half price burgers on Tuesday’s,” Thoenen said. “I am more inclined to go there on Tuesdays now that I know.”
Charlotte Russe, a clothing store, gives 10 percent off all regular priced items if you have a student ID. Other retail stories that include discounts with a student ID include J. Crew, Ann Taylor Loft and Banana Republic among others.
There are also student discounts for recreational activities. Alvamar Golf Course offers a student discount during the week on their 18-hole course. With a valid student ID, students can play for $35, a discount of $10.
Robert Maupin, a junior from Lawrence, started FlavorsofLawrence.com with his wife, Heidi. The website features coupons and a listing of local student discounts.
Maupin encourages fellow students to follow Flavors of Lawrence on Twitter, where specials are posted hourly.
A student ID has never seemed more useful.
Edited by Megan Hinman