Discounted Music and Other Student Perks

March 26, 2014

Do you listen to music when you study? What about while walking to class, or working out at the rec center? If you use a paid music streaming service, listen up.

Spotify, the subscription-based music company just announced that they will be cutting the cost of their music service by 50 percent for US-based college students. That means students pay $5 per month instead of $10 for their premium service.

The deal is good for any student who attends a four-year, two-year college or university as well as those in junior college. The offer is valid for four years (sorry six year seniors).

The popular music service will use a special verification service to ensure that those who apply for the discount are in fact real students.

While the discount is nice, rumor has it Spotify is trying to keep up with other music services, rdio in particular, who started offering $5 a month plans last month. Spotify, which is has offices in London and Sweden, has been providing discounts to students in the United Kingdom since 2012.

This latest bid for student dollars got us thinking about some of the other perks college students can get with their student status.

Here’s what we found:

Delivery Services – Students with a vaild school email address can get a free Amazon Prime account. Prime provides students free two-day shipping on eligible purchases as well as other perks like free movie downloads from Amazon.

Software – Next time you need to put together a presentation or design a project for a class, your school email address can help by getting you access to a number of software programs like Audodesk and Prezi for free, as well as discounts for Adobe products.

Start putting your student status to work today and save on music, delivery services and software.

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