Student Discount Cards

Discount cards for students

A Win-Win for Advertisers, Schools and Students

Our Student Discount Card is a highly-effective, low-cost way to reach thousands of college students with a customized offer for your business. With our targeted delivery system, the Card showcases your business with an offer you create that will increase sales and generate more customers. The card is completely FREE to students and designed to save them hundreds of dollars each year at restaurants and businesses around campus. By showing the card at participating businesses, students receive discounts on products and services such as food, textbooks, hair and nail salons, coffee shops, movies, tanning, and more! Best of all, it can be used on an unlimited basis for an entire year from the time of distribution. It’s a win-win for everyone!

  • Targeted. Cards are distributed for FREE directly into the hands of students on and off campus before classes begin in the fall. Excellent distribution is the key to our success!
  • Easy. Just provide a logo and offer and we’ll do the rest!
  • Long-lasting. Your ad stays intact for repeat exposure, and it’s good for the whole year giving your message impact and longevity. Students can use the card each time they visit your business or download it to their phone for quick and easy redemption.
  • Quality look and feel. Our aesthetically designed plastic card has a high perceived value increasing brand awareness of your business. Consumers trust advertising that is well-made with attention to detail.
  • Card Holders Love It. Students are busy. No time for wading through newspapers or cumbersome coupon books they’ll just throw out. Students keep the card with them…and they’ll bring their friends and family!
  • Affordable. Compare our rates to other local advertising. In most markets, we find a local business can take their one-time ad out of the local newspaper or community magazine and put it on the Student Discount Card for an entire year.
  • Increased brand awareness. Students have online access to the Discount card and a live link to your website expanding the reach of your print ad.
  • Customized offer. Advertise specials and discounts most suitable to your business. Ideal for introducing new products, building established brands, and getting the ROI you expect.
  • Proven results. Our advertisers will testify that the response they receive is among the strongest in the advertising industry. Take a look at our testimonials and judge for yourself!

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Student Discount Cards

What Students Say…


My roommates and I always use our Student Discount Card, we save money all over town!
Christie, Junior
I think the Student Discount card is an excellent way for college students to save money. I love the fact that it’s unlimited. I use it all the time.
Amy, Junior
I love using the Student Discount Card here at JMU! It is a great way to save money on a college budget!
Erin, Sophomore
I love the Discount Card! I use it at least a couple of times a week.
John, Senior

What Advertisers Say…


We are certainly seeing a very large number of them call in for it so it worked fabulously. They did a great job getting all of those cards out to students. We see a lot of activity and business coming from those cards. Our second biggest coupon last period was for free bread and the third was a large for $8.99 so I think we can safely say the numbers support that theory.
Heather, Manager, Domino’s Store 4248, Miller Circle, Harrisonburg, VA
Being new to the area and having just opened my Firehouse Subs location in Harrisonburg, I was concerned about how I was going to reach out to all of the JMU students. Getting on the Student Discount Card was the best marketing decision I could have made. Students come into my location with the card everyday and many have become repeat customers. All the students I speak with just love the card and I am fortunate to have been able to promote my business by being on the card.
Sherman Johns, Owner, Firehouse Subs, Harrisonburg, VA
The cards are definitely a hit! They get mentioned much more than our student specials our any of the stuff we distributed.
Dave, Domino’s Store 4249, Burgess Rd, Harrisonburg, VA
The Student Discount Card is really popular with all the students… more so than any other advertising we’ve done at JMU.
Chad Beale, Manager of Smoothie King in Harrisonburg VA

What Distributors Say…


Having the Student Discount Card to hand out to residents at move in was a great bonus. They seemed really excited about getting the card for free, and myself (as a landlord) got to give something of value to my new residents at no cost to me. It’s a win/win situation.
Melissa Taylor, General Manager, South View Apartments
Being able to distribute the Student Discount Card to all of our new JMU tenants gave us that special Thank You we wanted for our tenants. The students loved them and were excited to see all of the great discounts that were available. They were thrilled when they found out they could use them over and over again all around town, all year! If you want a student to know about your business, the Student Discount Card is a great way to get the word out!
Marcy Eicholtz, Director of Multimedia & Marketing, Matchbox Realty, Harrisonburg, VA

We’ve benefited from this promotion because it’s offered great deals to our university community and gave us a connection to businesses that we didn’t have before. Students are always surprised that the card is free and always happy to receive one.One of the greatest things about the card is having our university logo on it. The card is now in the hands of students and staff and really helps to brand ourselves as a campus with ties to the greater community.

Dennis Hicks, Associate Director for Programming, Office of Student Involvement, George Mason University

A wide range of locally owned and national businesses participate in our discount card programs. Some examples of national franchises include:

Participating National Businesses