Local with Laurie: Getting more bang for your buck with a student ID

Laurie Connelly, ’Doah Staff Writer
March 6, 2013

Sales,_solden_soldes....There is always someone complaining about things being too expensive on S.U. campus. We all know that nobody likes spending money, so why live such an expensive life? There are a number of places around Winchester that can help you keep a little extra money in the bank. Several stores around the area give at least a 10 percent discount when you show your S.U. I.D. to the cashier. I know 10 percent may not seem like a lot, but you would be surprised at how much you can really save when the total adds up.

For a more business look, you can head on over to Creekside Station, at 3103 Valley Ave., where there is an Ann Taylor Loft. When you show your student I.D to the clerk, they will give you a 15 percent discount on your total purchase. Or if you’re just looking for a fun, new outfit for the weekend, then check out Charlotte Russe in the Apple Blossom Mall where you can get 10 percent off your total purchase.

Once you have that perfect outfit, you’re obviously going to need some accessories. At 141 Featherbed Ln. is a little store that looks like a cottage called The Purple Fern. They sell vintage jewelry at a 20 percent discount on Tuesdays for their “College Tuesday” special. Make sure you show your student I.D., though! You won’t be able to find jewelry anywhere else in Winchester like it.

Gentlemen, don’t worry: there are deals for you too. But we all know what deals you are more interested in — food. When deciding where to go for food, or even take a date, you don’t want to needlessly shell out a lot of money. So, why not keep an eye out for discounts? On Thursdays at IHOP, you can score 50 percent off after 6 p.m. by flashing your student I.D.

Even better than that, Anthony’s Pizza gives you a large cheese pizza for $5.99 with your student I.D. — and they deliver to campus. Get a group of friends together one night and have all of you chip in for a boatload of pizzas for a cheap price.

There are deals all over Winchester that can be accessed with your student I.D. Life is expensive, and as a college student, money is often sparse. So, why not make life easier with a discount. Who knows, that extra 10 percent off your purchase could help you down the line on your next load of laundry.

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