Saving money for the savvy student

Kaitlyn Wilkes • Staff Writer

As college students, it’s important to save as much money as possible. Being on a limited budget can be challenging, but luckily there are some places in Tyler that are helping students stick to a budget. Through student discounts, college students can still have fun while managing money. Below are local places as well as websites that offer student discounts or perks:

Tyler Rock Gym
Students pay $10 to climb at the Tyler Rock Gym and an additional $5 if they need to rent gear. The usual price is approximately $26.98. These amazing deals for students will be sure to rock your world! Photo credit: Hannah Sanders

Grub Burger Bar

$1.25 off your meal with the presentation of a student ID

Grand Slam

With student ID, movie tickets are $6.25, saving students two dollars


Student Premium Plan:

• First 3 months free

• Includes Spotify premium, ad-supported Hulu and Showtime

• $4.99 a month

Slim Chickens Student Day

• Now through Dec. 31

• Get 20% off any meal on Tuesdays


Free six month trial for new members including:

• Discounts customized for students

• Amazon Music Unlimited

• Read any book, and however many you want, from Amazon on any device

• Free games, monthly channel subscription on Twitch

• Prime Video

• Only $6.94 a month for Prime Student after the trial period

Wood and Bean

10% off with student ID

Sushi Guy

10% off any order

Republic Icehouse

10% off all food purchases

Valvoline Instant Oil Change

15% off entire invoice

Boards and Bites Cafe

• 10% off all purchases

• College Game Night on Tuesdays

Dickey’s BBQ Pit

10% discount

Holiday Inn Tyler South Broadway

• $85.00 per room per night

• Includes full hot breakfast buffet

Crossfit Tyler

18% discount

Liberty Hall

$2 discount on all movie tickets (excludes rentals)

Those are just some of the places that offer student discounts. Taking advantage of this opportunity can help students make new memories with friends as well as explore all the great restaurants and activities Tyler has to offer. More can be found on the UT Tyler website at: Make sure to snatch up these deals and save some money!

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