2012’s Top 20 Back to School Deals for College Students

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 · 2 min read

In case you missed our Top 20 list on Yahoo! News or one of the other dozens of sites that published it, we thought we’d re-post it here for you. Because we’re nice like that and we love back to school season.

  1. Amazon
    Students are eligible for a free Amazon Prime membership which includes free 2-day shipping, instant streaming for movies and tv shows, and access to thousands of Kindle books.
  2. Apple
    Receive a $100 iTunes gift card with a PC purchase, or a $50 gift card with an iPad purchase.
  3. Best Buy
    Best Buy has a variety of student deals to choose from. Qualified students can choose from a free Xbox 360 with a laptop purchase of $699 or more, a free $50 gift card with an iPad purchase, or a free $25 gift card with Microsoft Windows 7 purchase.
  4. Campsaver
    College students save 20% on any regularly priced item with the code student20.
  5. Columbia Sportswear
    Save 15% on sportswear and apparel, and receive 4% cash back from StudentUniverse.
  6. Dell
    Choose from a free Xbox 360 or a $200 gift card with the purchase of select PC’s from Dell University.
  7. DirecTV
    Subscribe to DirecTV and receive $55 cash back from StudentUniverse.
  8. EF College Break
    Save up to 20% on student tours to Europe and other travel destinations through StudentUniverse.
  9. Footlocker
    Students receive 20% off athletic shoes and performance gear at Footlocker by registering with StudentUniverse.
  10. Getaroom
    Get up to 40% off discounted hotel rooms and accommodations through StudentUniverse.
  11. HP
    With the purchase of a PC valued at $699 or more, students are eligible for a free Xbox 360.
  12. J Crew
    Students can get 15% off in-store purchases with a student ID.
  13. Lenovo
    Buy a computer or tablet from Lenovo through StudentUniverse and save up to 35%.
  14. Microsoft
    When students buy a PC for $699 or more, they get an Xbox 360 for free.
  15. Netflix
    Sign up for a new Netflix account and get $20 cash back from StudentUniverse.
  16. Reebok
    College students save 25% on shoes, sportswear, and workout clothes at Reebok through StudentUniverse.
  17. Sony
    Sony offers a free PlayStation to students who purchase select VAIO computers.
  18. Sprint
    Buy one Samsung Galaxy S II, Epic 4G Touch for $99, and get a second one free. Sprint also offers monthly service discounts to eligible college students from select universities with a valid ID or .edu email address.
  19. Staples
    Receive a $100 VISA prepaid card with select laptop purchases at Staples stores.
  20. UnderArmour
    UnderArmour offers students free shipping and 5% cash back from StudentUniverse on their innovative high-performance apparel.


Angela Modzelewski by Angela Modzelewski