1870 Mag

The Wonderful World of Student Discounts

Because of That Shiny New BUCKID

Your BuckID is your life at OSU: it allows you into your dorm, swipes you into dining halls, and gets you into free events. But, there are many other perks to having a BuckID, too. You can get so many discounts just for being a student and carrying your BuckID in your wallet. Here’s a perk list to get you started, but don’t stop there. Ask every store you go into if they have a student discount—you’ll be surprised how many places will let you get more for less.


Buckeye Merchants of the Month

Each month you can find different merchant sponsors that will give you special discounts just for purchasing their products or food with your BuckID. For instance, one of July’s sponsors was Adriatico’s, and their deal was 20% o your order on Sundays if you used your BuckID. Merchants of the Month offers great deals for those trying to save some of their BuckID cash but also wanting to indulge in the best restaurants near campus.

Amazon Prime

Ok, hear me out. We all know Amazon has a lot (like a million) more things available for purchase on its website besides food. However, if you’ve never tried Amazon Prime before, now’s your chance; students get a six-month free trial of Prime, and a discounted rate afterwards if they decide to keep it. So, if you’re in a dorm with no car and need some snacks, buy your favorites in bulk on Amazon and have them delivered to your dorm. You can’t go wrong here.



ASOS is a popular brand in the Instagram andYouTube world, and it’s no wonder why; their on-line store is filled with the latest fashion and deals galore. Verifying your student ID will get you 10%o your purchase, so you can online shop ‘til you drop. Ship it to your dorm or apartment—extra points if you have a fashion show for your room-mates—and enjoy wearing your new clothes around campus.


There’s no doubt in anyone’s mind that Nike is one of the most popular sports brands—they even sponsor OSU athletics—and their quality is always up to par. Nike will give you 10% off your order just for being a student, so get your-self a new pair of tennis shoes to save your feet walking around campus, or grab a new outfit to wear to the RPAC. Either way, you’ll feel as good as you look.


Gateway film Center

Gateway is the closest movie theatre to campus, which makes it a convenient place for dates, last minute, late night movie viewings, and some-times, classes (not kidding). If you show your BuckID when purchasing your ticket at the theatre, you can get it for the discounted price of $7.50, anytime. And, if you’re an avid movie lover, they offer student membership packages for $24.95 a month, which includes unlimited movies and popcorn, plus more.


D-Tix is a Student Life program that you can find inside the Union. They always have discounted tickets and lotteries for events in Columbus, or gift cards to different places like Skyzone and Clay Cafe. You can check back regularly to find deals that interest you, but be sure to get thereat the start of the month when they restock—there are a limited number of supplies available. The D-Tix website is always updated with their offers, so you can also look there before walking to the Union.


Baylie Schwamberger


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