Story by: Nalani Nuylan
Money makes the world go round. With bills, gas, and tuition, life can be hard for a student on a strict budget. But don’t think that a tight wallet will determine your resources. By using your ACC Student ID or email you and fellow Riverbats can save a little cash while receiving the same quality product if you were to pay at full price.
The Austin Metro:
CapMetro is Austin’s public transportation system with a plethora of bus routes, a train line that runs from Downtown East Austin to Leander and paratransit services. ACC students can get all Metro services for free using the ACC Green Pass. The Green Pass can take students to all 11 Austin campuses. All riders must show their ACC ID upon request. To learn how to find out more click here.
This one is for all the artists’. Riverbats have a special student discount for using Adobe Creative Products. Adobe and its various software can help you create anything and everything from graphics to videos to animations to your website. All you need is to start your seven-day trial as a student and provide your ACC email to save over 60 percent of what an individual would spend using Abode.
Spotify Premium Student:
With Spotify’s Premium Student, you as a student of ACC can listen to songs offline without interruptions and get both Hulu and Showtime for only $4.99 per month. If you graduate or transfer out of ACC, Spotify will give you up to 12 months from the date you subscribed, while the services are available to re-verify your student price. Students can also cancel anytime.
The Balton Museum of Art:
Located on UT’s Campus, this art museum is student-friendly. When shown an ACC ID, students have a five-dollar entry fee compared to the $12 emission fee for the standard adult. With upcoming exhibits such as Medieval Monsters this October and Cabaret Crusades III: The Secrets of Karbala, a three-dimensional puppeteer piece, in December there is plenty of visual wonders to explore.
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema:
Who doesn’t love a movie with some amazing food? With their six locations throughout the Austin area, there is no reason to go see a movie. When you show your student ID, your ticket will cost the matinee price regardless of the time of day. So the next time you have a little free time from homework, treat yourself with some classic queso and a blockbuster at the Alamo.
Based in Round Rock, Dell offers a wide range of discounted products for University students as well as the military. All you need to do is click on the category that fits you, then happy shopping!
This is just the tip of the iceberg. There are plenty of restaurants and retail stores that offer student discounts that we didn’t cover. If you are on a budget the best thing to do is ask whenever you are out shopping. Saving money and using your student status while you have it is the smart thing to do, so use it.