Written By Ian Forde

College students face many challenges and money is the root of most. You face important deadlines, class, work, expensive textbooks, and having a social life. Right now is a crucial period of your life and it’s time to take charge. Here is a list of money saving options to make things easier for you.


Retailmenot is website that notifies you about your favorite stores that are having sales. You can simply type in the name of a store or browse through a listing of big sales. The cool thing about this website is that you can use it both online and in-store. If you are using it in-store, make sure to have the app downloaded and simply show the sales promotion at the register. https://www.retailmenot.com/


Ebates is a website that pays you just for shopping. Yes, it is true. Similar to Retailmenot, you type in the name of a store or browse through a list of stores that are offering cash back. All you have to do is sign up and make your purchase through the website or in-store and you will begin to accumulate cash back for what you’ve purchased. Your money will be available via check or Paypal. https://www.ebates.com/


Chegg is a textbook rental company that sells textbooks for the low. Visit the site, type in the name of the book and make the purchase. You will often find books here cheaper than you can find anywhere else but make sure to comparison shop. They can help you save up to 90% off books and they have a 21-day risk free return policy. http://www.chegg.com/

Student Discounts

Use your student ID to your advantage. Students can score discounts at restaurants and even get free admission to some venues. Make sure to always carry your ID with you and ask around if a certain place offers a discount for students. You are not limited to just food!

Exclusively for SFC Students Discounts:

  • IHOP – 10% off
    253 Livingston St
  • Bareburger – 10% off
    149 Court Street
  • Court Order – 10% off
    52 Court Street
  • Honeygrow – 10% off
    194 Joralemon
  • Potbelly Sandwich – free beverage or cookie with purchase of sandwich or salad
    345 Adams St

Free Admission:

  • Rubin Museum of Art – http://rubinmuseum.org/
  • Brooklyn Botanic Garden – https://www.bbg.org/
  • Brooklyn Historical Society – http://www.brooklynhistory.org/

Price Matching

Some retailers allow you to find a lower price online for a specific product and will match that price for you in order to complete the purchase. Stores such as Best Buy are well known for this service so come prepared with factual evidence so that you can get the best price.

This sums up the various ways that you can save money as an SFC student. Get started!