After graduation, save big with student discounts on travel, lodging
By Aimee Heckel
You’re free of obligations for quite possibly the last time in your life until retirement — yet you’re still eligible for student discounts. It’s no wonder so many students travel right after graduation.
The gift of travel can be a life-changing graduation gift to your loved one, or even just to honor yourself after your hard work.
Here are some tips on how to take advantage of student discounts and save money on post-graduation travel.
1. You don’t need to be a student to qualify for student discounts; they’re typically open to people up to age 26.
Tip: Save even more on Rail Europe buy booking through ShopAtHome.com, where you can get 1 percent cash back. Here, you can also find great travel deals, such as fares starting at just 18 pounds from Paris to London.
4. Travel cheap with Greyhound, which offers a Student Advantage Discount Card. Get 20 percent off Greyhound walk-up and online fares to thousands of destinations. The $20 card can also get you deals on entertainment, clothing, books and more. The card can save you up to 50 percent off at thousands of locations, such as Foot Locker, T Mobile and Drugstore.com.
5. EuRail also offers youth traveler discounts — a whopping 35 percent off for travelers 25 and younger.
Tip: If you’re traveling in a small group of two to five, consider a Saver Pass. Use this coupon code to get a $25 gift card when you buy a pass.
7. Stay in a hostel to save money. Hostels.com provides great deals on hostels around the world. For example, stay at the highly rated, conveniently located Charles Bridge Economic Hostel in Prague for only $24 per night. The Sitting On The City Walls Courtyard House in Beijing also received high ratings and starts around $17 per night.
Looking for more travel deals? Check out this list of travel deals and discounts through ShopAtHome.com.
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