[REBLOG] It’s Always Black Friday for Students in Boston: Discounts That Will Keep you Busy Without Breaking the Bank

An Emerson student ID card is the gateway to anything and everything that Boston has to offer! From local restaurants to museums, from subscriptions to theatrical events, having a student ID gives you access to a multitude of discounts that make Boston affordable and fun, all of the time.

Inspired from last years discount post, here is our revamped, Black Friday inspired ultimate discount list for Emersonians- Boston is waiting!




Museum of Fine Arts Boston (MFA)

Emerson students get free admission to the MFA when they show a valid student ID. Students also get $5 tickets to regularly-priced films and 10% off in the Museum Shops.


The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum

This super-cool, unique museum is a jewel in Boston’s cultural crown and a must-see destination while you’re here. With your student ID, you get a huge number of benefits, including free general admission, discounts on gallery tours, free tickets to select public events, and 15% off rental events at the museum.



Emerson students get free rush tickets (one per person) to any ArtsEmerson theatre performances, film screenings, or concerts by showing an Emerson ID at the box office up to two hours before an event.

If you want to snag a ticket in advance, Emerson students also get up to two $10 advance tickets to any ArtsEmerson production. Additional tickets come with a 30% discount.

You’ll continue to get 30% off ArtsEmerson tickets after you graduate with the alumni discount!


Software for Personal Use

Emerson students have access to FREE software for personal use during their studies. Click the link to get instructions for downloading Microsoft Office, Adobe Creative Cloud, and Final Cut Pro X.  



Sports & Other Fun Stuff

AMC Loews Boston Common 19

We basically have a movie theater on campus, nbd. With your student card, you get $7 tickets on Thursdays (compared to $12.75 full price).


Spotify Premium

Students get 50% off a Spotify Premium account.


Boston Frog Pond Skating

The Frog Pond in Boston Common offers half-price skating for students with a valid ID card every Tuesday from mid-November to mid-March.


New England Aquarium

You get $2 off a full-price ticket with your student ID, plus $2 off any standard presentations in the IMAX theater. Tickets have to be purchased in-person at the aquarium.


Red Sox Tickets

Students who sign up on MLB.com can get $9 Red Sox tickets and other special offers. Wicked!


Boston Celtics Tickets

The Celtics have an exclusive last-minute ticket deal for college students in Boston. Click for all the details.


Boston Bruins Tickets

Student Nights at the TD Garden mean discounted tickets for select Bruins home games. Check the schedule for full details.


Corepower Yoga

Students save $25/month on the unlimited Black Tag membership and $40 off a ten class package.


The New England Pass

Students save big on The New England Pass for access to skiing at Sunday River, Sugarloaf, and Loon Mountain all winter long.



Culture Vultures

Boston Public Library Museum Pass

If you have a Boston Public Library card, you can borrow one-day free or discounted passes to museums and attractions such as the USS Constitution Museum, the New England Aquarium, the Museum of Science, and the John F. Kennedy Library and Museum.


Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum

Save $3 off the full price ticket with your student card, plus an extra dollar or so if you book online!


Harvard Museum of Natural History and Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology

Non-Harvard students save $2 off the ticket price.


Institute of Contemporary Art

Students can get $10 tickets any time, and everyone gets in for free every Thursday from 5-9pm.


John F. Kennedy Library and Museum

The JFK Library offers $12 tickets for students.


MIT Museum

The museum offers $5 tickets for students every day, as well as free admission for everyone on the last Sunday of every month from September to June.


Larz Anderson Auto Museum

Tickets for students are just $5!


Celebrity Series of Boston

The Celebrity Series offers two options for students: advance tickets for selected performances and Student Rush tickets that can be purchased from the box office for cash only on the day of a performance.

The schedule of selected performance is on their website, or you can call the box office before you go.


The Boch Center

Student discounts vary by performance, but they keep their website up to date with the latest offers.


Boston Chamber Music Society

BCMS offers a range of student discounts depending on the performance venue. See their website or call the box office for full details.

Boston Baroque and Cantata Singers and Ensemble

Both offer $10 tickets for students at the box office up to 90 minutes before each show.


Boston Lyric Opera

$30 advance purchase tickets are available for students, subject to availability, by calling the box office, and $20 student rush tickets are available 90 minutes before each performance in person at the box office. Groups of 10 or more students can save another $2 each, and students also save 50% on a season subscription


Huntington Theatre Company

$20 tickets are available for full-time students under age 25. A limited number of unrestricted $25 tickets are also available for every performance.


Lyric Stage Company

Students in degree-granting programs can get $10 student rush tickets, subject to availability, up to 30 minutes before each performance.


Actors’ Shakespeare Project

Subject to availability, $15 student rush tickets go on sale up to one hour before the performance.


Boston Playwrights’ Theatre

Students get $10 tickets all day, every day.


American Repertory Theatre

Full time students with a valid ID can purchase advance tickets for $25 for any performance. Available only in person or by phone.

Student rush tickets are also available for $15 by phone or in person.

Student Memberships are also available for $10 (must be purchased in person). Student members get rush prices ($15) in advance.



Broadway in Boston

$25 rush tickets are available, but policies vary by show. Keep an eye on their Facebook page for updates.


Boston Ballet

Full time students with valid ID are eligible for $25 (cash only) in person at the box office. The Nutcracker does not have rush tickets available.

You can also purchase a Student Subscription for $25 per performance.


The Lincoln Center, New York

If weekends in the Big Apple are your thing, you’ll definitely want to take advantage of student discounts at ALL of the Lincoln Center venues, including the Metropolitan Opera, the New York City Ballet, and the Lincoln Center Theatre.


Eat & Drink

Many restaurants in Boston have unadvertised student discounts (usually 10% off). When you ask for the check, see if they have a student discount and be prepared to show your ID card!


Dunkin’ Donuts

Yep, your daily (hourly?) caffeine fix now comes with a 10% discount.



Get a free soft drink with the purchase of any meal by showing your student card. Sweet!


McDonald’s, Burger King, Arby’s, and Subway

Nurse that hangover with 10% off any purchase.


bFresh Grocery Stores

Show your student ID to get 5% off your grocery bill.


Boston Common Coffee Co.

10% off for students with valid ID.



GO Boston Airport Shuttle

Students receive a 10% discount on trips to and from the airport.


Jiffy Lube

Get $10 or 10% off your oil change when you show your student card.




Madewell, J. Crew, Banana Republic, The Limited, Brooks Brothers, Levi’s, Ann Taylor, LOFT, and Kate Spade

Show your student card for a 15% discount.


Eastern Mountain Sports, Dockers, and Club Monaco

Show your student card for a 20% discount.


Urban Outfitters

Get a 10% discount with your student card.



Become a true bargain shopper and support a good cause by shopping at Goodwill on Tuesdays: you’ll get 20% off any purchase with a student ID.



Did you know that students get a free 6-month trial of Amazon Prime, and then half off the regular membership price? Now you do.




Apple Store

Apple offers education pricing, including $200 off a new Mac for students.



As an Emerson student, you already get free Microsoft Office software, but you can also get 10% off Windows devices with your student ID.



HP Academy offers savings of up to 20% on HP products, free shipping on all orders, and personalized product recommendations for students.



Students get a $100 gift card on all systems over $499 with a valid .edu email address.


Norton Antivirus

Huge savings for students available on Norton’s Basic, Standard, Deluxe, and Wifi Privacy packages.



Sign up on their website with your emerson.edu email address to get exclusive coupons and sales sent to your inbox.




Many insurance agencies, including StateFarm, Travelers, Allstate, and Geico offer discounts for full-time students with at least a B average. Different terms and conditions (including age caps) apply, so be sure to check the fine print for each.

Most of the major mobile phone brands, including Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT&T, and Cricket offer some kind of discount for students. Call them and speak to a customer service rep to get the best deals!


FedEx Office

30% off documents and 20% off shipping – sweet!


New York Times

Rock-bottom rates for students, including: $1.00/week for Basic Access, $1.50/week for an All Access digital subscription (includes the crossword puzzle), and $4.75/week for home delivery plus full digital access.


Wall Street Journal

Amazing student rates of $15 for 15 weeks, and then $49 for a full year (50% off the normal subscription price) after that.



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