5 discounts worth saving your student ID cards for

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There are two types of students in this world: those who are super stoked to head back to class and those who are seriously bummed that summer is coming to a close. If you’re eager for school to start (like me!), you’re probably looking forward to those back-to-school sales. And if you’re not excited for class (also like me — OK, so maybe there’s a third type of student with mixed emotions), you’re still probably excited for those back-to-school sales.

But not all sales have to stop once October rolls around. You’ve likely heard of the SPC Card. For $11, this loyalty card offers students discounts and deals (offers vary, but most are between 10% to 15% off) at thousands of stores (and restaurants!) across Canada, including Aldo, American Eagle Outfitters, Forever 21, Joe Fresh, Topshop, Urban Outfitters and the list goes on.

But there are also several stores—not listed on the SPC Card—that offer great year-round deals for students. Did you know that Kate Spade offers student discounts? Many stores offer price cuts to students who are able to show a valid student ID, but they’re not quick to advertise it. Our advice? Just ask.

In case you’re shy, we’ve rounded up 5 stores that guarantee year-round education pricing:

J. Crew: Offers a 15% discount to all post-secondary students when they shop in-store and show a valid school ID at checkout.

Club Monaco: Offers 20% off full-price and sale merchandise in stores and online to post-secondary students. Exclusions apply.

Kate Spade: Offers 15% off in-store purchases when students present a valid school ID at checkout.

Ann Taylor: Offers 15% off purchases made in-store and online.

Roots: Offers students 20% off regular-priced items and 10% off sale items.