.edu me!
December 14, 2010 10:50 AM   Subscribe

What kind of discounts can I get with a .edu email?

I am signed up for amazon's free year of prime. I'm probably going to take advantage of microsoft's .edu discounts for office 2010.

What are some other great discounts or perks out there for students? My email will expire in 6 months (graduated!) and I want to take advantage of it while I still can.
posted by ttyn to Grab Bag (11 answers total) 29 users marked this as a favorite
You can get discounts on a lot of subscriptions. $100 off a subscription to Nature, for instance.
posted by phunniemee at 10:54 AM on December 14, 2010

Best answer: Dropbox gives an extra 500MB per referral if you link a .edu address to your account.
posted by azarbayejani at 10:54 AM on December 14, 2010

If you've graduated, you're not actually eligible for Amazon prime for students.
posted by inigo2 at 10:56 AM on December 14, 2010 [3 favorites]

Best answer: Previously.
posted by litnerd at 11:02 AM on December 14, 2010

You're not going to tell on him are you inigo2?

By the way, lifehacker did an article on cheating the system recently.
posted by azarbayejani at 11:14 AM on December 14, 2010

Instead of attempting to turn this into an ethical chat filter, why not answer the OP's question?

Regardless of your 'conscious' or lack there of, if you are still living near a college town, you'd be surprised how many local/chains nears campuses offer discounts. Anything from tire discounts, food, and entertainment.
Easy way to find out is to pick up the local school rag and flip to the back of advertisers.
For what it is worth, I graduated in August and still get discounts and sleep just fine.
posted by handbanana at 12:04 PM on December 14, 2010

Response by poster: To clarify, I signed up for Prime about 6 months ago when I first heard of the promotion.

I don't actually "graduate" until May, even though I've received all credits needed and will not attend any classes this upcoming semester.

Thanks for the suggestions so far!
posted by ttyn at 12:12 PM on December 14, 2010

Apple has a decent student discount, if you're looking for a new computer.
posted by thsmchnekllsfascists at 12:25 PM on December 14, 2010

Best answer: Mathematica gives a HUGE discount for students, if you are so inclined.
posted by Roger Dodger at 1:53 PM on December 14, 2010

Microsoft Office Professional Academic is $79.95 vs. $499.99.
posted by LordSludge at 2:25 PM on December 14, 2010

When you buy in stores and on the phone (though not online) j.drew offers a student and teacher's discount of 10 or 15%
posted by raccoon409 at 4:48 AM on December 15, 2010

« Older "For Grigori, I sold goat" -- A Christmas Mystery   |   How to eat a name? Newer »
This thread is closed to new comments.