Around Greenville: College Student Discounts

by   |   [email protected]   |  

Your student ID card — yes, the one with that awkward freshman picture — can become your passport to reduced prices. Did you know that there are several places in Greenville where you can get student discounts?

Restaurant Student Discounts

Eating at the same four locations on campus can get boring, but eating out with friends can also get expensive. Student discounts can help you stay in budget while still enjoying time off campus.

Several restaurants offer students either a discount on a meal or a free drink when you show them your student ID card. Make sure you ask first as not all locations of nationwide chains participate in offering student discounts. Also, check local companies’ websites or social media for updates to student discount amounts.

Locally Owned Locales

Restaurants & Bakeries

  • The Bleu Porch Kitchen — 10% off in restaurant; 15% off catering orders over $100
  • Bossy Bakers — 15% off
  • Café Mazzitelli — 10% off
  • Harvest Kitchen — 10% off
  • Laurenda’s Restaurant & Catering — Dine in: 10% off; Catering: free dessert tray with mini desserts with purchase of $100 or more
  • L’incanto Ristorante — 20% off $100 or more for reservations made for Tuesday and Wednesday evenings
  • Plate 108 — 10% off
  • Sonny’s Grill — 10% off
  • Spill the Beans — 10% off with student ID when paying with cash
  • Stax’s Original — 10% off
  • World Piece Pizza — 10% off

Ice Cream

  • Abbott’s Frozen Custard — 10% off
  • All Shook Up — 10% off shake and tea combo
  • Blueberry Frog — 20% off
  • Clare’s Creamery — 10% off
  • Creme Shack — 10% off
  • Pink Mama’s Ice Cream — 10% off

See Also: Around Greenville: Local Ice Cream, FroYo and Gelato

Coffee & Tea

  • Bridge City Coffee — 10% during regular business hours; 20% during extended business hours (5–8 p.m. Wednesday through Friday)
  • Coffee Underground — 10% off
  • O-CHA Tea Bar — 10% off

National Chains


  • Dunkin — 10% off
  • IHOP — 20% off
  • Waffle House — 10% off

Burgers & Sandwiches

  • Arby’s — 10% off
  • Burger King — 10% off
  • Chick-fil-A — free drink with purchase
  • Firehouse Subs — 10% off
  • Jack in the Box — free drink with purchase
  • McDonald’s — 10% off
  • Subway — 10% off

Mexican & Tex-Mex

  • Chipotle — free drink with purchase
  • Moe’s Southwest Grill — 10% off
  • Taco Bell — 10% off


  • Papa John’s — 10–20% off
  • Pizza Hut — 10–20% off
  • Your Pie — $6.98 for a pizza and a drink on Mondays

Wings & Things

  • Buffalo Wild Wings — 10% off
  • Sticky Fingers — 10% off


  • Dairy Queen — 10% off
  • Kilwins — 20% off

Several other restaurants, especially those near campus, offer student discounts. If you’re not sure if a restaurant offers a discount, show your student ID card and ask.

See Also: Around Greenville: Budget Dinner

Go to top

Entertainment Student Discounts

Looking for a way to spend an evening out? Greenville never lacks for things to do. From a Broadway show to throwing axes, there’s something for everyone. And chances are good you can find a student discount, too.

Fine Arts Performances

Check with Student Life for a list of approved shows and concerts.

  • The Peace Center — Some shows offer student discounts; visit the Peace Center’s website for more information.
  • Greenville Symphony Orchestra — Student tickets are $10 the week of performance with a valid student ID card. These tickets must be purchased in person from The Peace Center Box Office.
  • Centre Stage — Student Rush: $15 non-musical and $20 musical tickets are available 1 hour before showtimes for students who show their student ID card.


  • Craft Axe Throwing — On Wednesday nights, students with a valid student ID card get $5 off.
  • Topgolf — On Wednesday nights, students with a valid student ID card pay $15 per person to play.
    While COVID-19 restrictions are in place, Topgolf is not offering this promotion. They will offer the promotion when large gatherings are once again safe.
  • Upcountry History Museum — $9 admission with a valid ID

Go to top

Small Business Discounts

Birthdays, bridal showers, Christmas — the list of gift-giving events when you’re in college is long. Thankfully, the Greenville area has many fun and funky shops where you can find the perfect gift for your friends and family, and several offer college students a discount with their student ID.

  • The Galleries of Brian Brigham — 10% off
  • Plunder — 10% off
  • The Shoppes off Trade — 10% off
  • Sweet Tea Station — 10% off excluding furniture and lamps

Go to top

Clothes and Shoes Student Discounts

The soles of your favorite shoes just passed away. Their souls are now in shoe heaven, strolling down gold-paved streets. On top of that, your favorite jeans just shrank two sizes in the dryer. But you’re still on earth, and you need shoes — and clothes.

There are several places where you can get discounts on clothing if you show your student ID card. Also, by downloading the Unidays app, you can access discounts in some of the following stores as well as many others:

Greenville Area Storefronts

  • Dress Me Lulu — 10% off
  • Dress Up — 5% off
  • The Hanger Boutique — 10% off
  • Southern Sisters Boutique — 10% off clothes and shoes
  • Talloni Shoe Salon — 20% off purchase of $100 or more

National Brands

*online only

Go to top

Technology Student Discounts

We’ve all been there. It’s late, and you’re typing furiously at your desk on the essay that’s due in the morning. You stretch to ease the tension, and the unthinkable happens. Your highly sweetened, highly caffeinated coffee splashes across the keyboard.

You clearly need a new laptop, and thanks to student discounts, you can find a better deal. Many tech brands offer student discounts. Remember to use Unidays to save even more money.

  • Adobe — up to 60% discounts on Adobe software
  • Adorama — 15% off select electronics; also have a student rental rewards program for cameras and camera equipment
  • Alienware — up to $150 off
  • Apple — up to $200 off a MacBook and $100 off your Apple Store purchase if you buy a new MacBook
  • Dell — with the purchase of a PC over $699, get a free Dell tablet
  • Dove Light Photography — 15% off any photo or video service
  • HP — special prices on HP Academy
  • Lenovo — discounts on select electronics
  • Logitech — 25% off
  • Samsung — up to 30% off
  • B&H — special deals for students on photo and video equipment through their EDU Advantage program

Go to top

Travel Student Discounts

Did you know you can also get student discounts on travel? StudentUniverse is a company that offers cheap plane tickets, hotel bookings and tours.

These are some of the other companies that offer student travel discounts:

  • Greyhound — 10% off bus rides
  • CheapTickets — 18% off hotel rates plus deals on flights, hotels, event tickets and student trips
  • Expedia — student-only travel deals
  • Generation Fly by Lufthansa — exclusive student rates to 207 destinations in 81 countries
  • Amtrak — 15–25% off train rides in Virginia, New York and the Midwest (check website for details)
  • STA Travel — discounted plane tickets for students
  • Eurail — 23% off train tickets for European travelers 27 or younger
  • ISIC — While this company doesn’t necessarily offer discounts, it does offer an International Student Identification Card. This card proves you’re a student traveling internationally, and it gives you access to student discounts in other countries.

Now that you know about these student discounts, make the most of them. You never know how much you could save on your next plane ticket or new pair of shoes.

Go to top

BJUtoday regularly updates this post and strives for accuracy. However, if you find a discount is no longer offered, please let us know by emailing us at [email protected].