Being a student is hard enough as it is, but being a poor student can be a financial nightmare.
Luckily most businesses recognize the struggle and are nice enough to give you a bit of break.
There are tons of discounts you can take advantage of in Montreal if you have a valid University Student ID, you just have to know where to look.
And if these deals aren't enough, check out 18 secret deals you can get with your OPUS card.
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Apple cares about your education. That's why students (as well as those who have just recently been accepted to university) can take advantage of special pricing on a ton of items. This deal is good for parents of student and teachers too.
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Taking a trip to the grocery store is pretty necessary for students. If you do make the trip, you should almost always go on Mondays, when Métro, Provigo, and most other grocery stores offer a 10% student discount. Many will offer the discount on Tuesdays and Wednesday too, just be sure to have your student ID on you, otherwise you won’t be saving any money. Student can also get their food delivered at a discount.
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A few clothing stores around Montreal offer student and educational discounts, but they don't all necessarily advertise it. So keep your eyes peeled for signs in windows or near the cash registers whenever you're out shopping. Banana Republic offers a 15% discount for students and teachers every day, Urban Outfitters will give you 20% off your purchase and Roots Also has some special deals.
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Want to soak up some culture without emptying your wallet? Certain Montreal Museums offer discounts or free entrance to students. And if that's not convenient enough, you can simply visit any museum you like on FREE Museum Day.
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This is by far the best deal on the list because you can save $1100 in a single purchase. Normally a season pass at Mont-Tremblant costs $1359, but if you buy it in advance with your student card, you get it for only $299
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When it's 10ºC below seasonal temperatures, it may be time to escape out of Montreal until the weather decides to return to normal. Luckily you can take advantage of some serious student discount fares.
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If you've been paying full price for public transport, stop wasting your money now! Get your reduced student Opus card and enjoy discounts all year long. Plus you can get some secret exclusive deals with your OPUS card.
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July 1st is coming fast, and everyone in Montreal will be booking movers at the same time. You'd better hurry up and schedule yours today. plus a 5% student discount always help. Every penny counts when you're a student.
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Need to visit some family or just looking for a quick trip to clear your head after all that studying? Just hop on a Greyhound and take advantage of their student fares.
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Perhaps the bus isn't for you. Or maybe you're one of the unlucky people who always gets the seat next to the toilet. Why not ride the rails instead? They have some great student deals waiting for you.
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How long has it been since your last haircut? Is the back of your head getting mullet-y. Time to update your style without breaking the bank.
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Of course, you can always go to your respective university. But if you don't feel like encountering people you know or if you live far from the university and you don't feel like travelling, other gyms such as Energie Cardio offer students discounts too.
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Did you know that one third of your pillow's weight is insect poop? Maybe it's time your buy a new one. Dormez-Vous offers special student discounts for purchases over $50.
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Present your Student ID at any Steve Madden store and receive 10% off all your purchases. Valid in-stores only.
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As a student you can also get some special cards that give you even more exclusive discounts. The SPC car only costs $12 and you can get up to 15% off everything at Aldo, D-TOX, Forever 21, Sirens, La Senza, Aerie, Urban Planet, Yellow and over 100 others!
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If you still haven't gotten your fill of discount then why not check out Montréal à rabais, You can find everything from restaurants to sports equipment, clothing and much more!
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Tired of getting charged for withdrawing cash or making money transfers? Forget about all that, get yourself a free student bank account from BMO instead.