$taying $avvy: 8 Great Student Discounts for Lakers

Written by Isabella Gielniak
Posted on November 18, 2021

Looking to save money as a college student? Tons of places in Allendale and beyond offer helpful student discounts. From John Ball Zoo to Stan’s Tacos to Spotify, there are plenty of ways you can save money by using your GVSU email address or student ID. To keep you and your wallet feeling your best, here are 8 great student discounts for Grand Valley students.

1. Argos Book Shop

If you are a bookworm looking to save money, head to Argos Book Shop. Grand Rapids’ oldest and largest bookstore offers a discount for GVSU students. Stock up on books to read for class or pleasure with a student discount and receive 10% off.

3. John Ball Zoo

Go wild! Explore John Ball Zoo in Grand Rapids for a discounted rate when you present your Grand Valley ID at the ticket window. Conveniently located at the John Ball Zoo Station on the Laker Line, the zoo is very easy to travel to. What will you view at the zoo?

2. Applebee's

Did you know that many nearby restaurants also have student discounts for Lakers? Applebee's in Walker offers 10% off of your total order if you show your student ID. Treat yourself to some mouthwatering boneless wings without breaking the bank.

4. Frederick Meijer Gardens

Eager to explore some beauty? Frederik Meijer Gardens offers a discount off of your ticket if you show your student ID. Enjoy gorgeous outdoor sculptures, nature trails, and seasonal exhibits without spending the extra bucks.

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5. Celebration Cinema

Take a break from Netflix and catch the latest movie at Celebration Cinema in Grand Rapids. Just present your Grand Valley student ID when purchasing your ticket to get a discount. Get watching!

6. Stan's Tacos

This is “nacho” normal discount! On Thursday nights from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. at Stan's Tacos in Standale, if you wear blue and white or GVSU merch, you will receive 10% off of your order. Laker Nation meets Taco Nation!

7. Technology

We all need technology, so why not take advantage of a student discount? Register for the HP Education Store with your Grand Valley email address to receive up to 35% off of HP products and services. If you’re more of an Apple fan, make sure you’re aware of Apple’s Education Pricing before picking up a new laptop or iPad.

8. Music

Whether you’re team Spotify or team Apple Music, you’ll find a student discount that will help you save money on your favorite bops. Just register with your GVSU email address before listening to your tunes.

Use these tips to go out to dinner with your friends, explore Grand Rapids with your roommates, and save money on school supplies. Have some fun and set yourself up for success without breaking the bank!

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