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Student discounts common

Streaming services such as Amazon Prime, Spotify and Hulu have become popular among many people. But what many don’t know is most of these services offer student discounts.

Music app Spotify recently began offering students the chance to purchase its services for only $4.99 a month for its Premium plan, and you can add Hulu as a free bonus. The service usually runs at $9.99 a month for Spotify Premium and $7.99 a month for Hulu with limited commercials.

Aside from student entertainment, deals are also available on some educational resources. As students at Del Mar we are allowed access to all of the Microsoft Office bundles, which is a better deal than paying for the services that can cost you more than $80 for an annual subscription.

Jesus Flores, a sophomore, never knew that Office 365 was available to him for free. Flores said had he known, it would have saved him many hours in the library finishing up homework. He was thrilled to find out about Spotify and Hulu coming together for a great deal.

“I already use Spotify for free right now. But now I know I can buy it for only $5 a month and watch my shows for free on Hulu, I will definitely pay for it,” Flores said.

These services are there for students and not knowing about them puts them at a disadvantage at times. Instead of spending money that can be put toward textbooks or other items needed for school, students are spending money on one service they have already paid for while being a student.

“I have tried Amazon Prime free for the 30-day trial but I didn’t know they had an Amazon Prime for students,” said Freshman TJ Savigan, who added that he also planned to look into Office 365. To use Office 365 all you need is your student email and password, and to visit login.microsoftonline.com

Apple users can purchase Apple Music for $4.99 a month as well compared to the price of $9.99 a month.

Adobe Creative Cloud is another service that is discounted for students, for only $19.99 a month.

Alamo Drafthouse offers a discount to students when bringing their student IDs. At 6 p.m., ticket prices will only be $6 compared with normal $9.

To find more deals visit www. dealhack.com.

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