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How to get the most out of your student discount

Cyrus Norcross | The Daily Wildcat

A student uses their Cat Card to enter a building in 2018. The Cat Card can be used to receive discounts at various places.

Let’s face it. We, as college students, are always a bit short on money and in need of a discount. Well did you know that simply being a college student and having your CatCard can actually help you save money? Here’s a list of things and places that can help you nickel and dime your way through college. 


  • TopGolf (4050 W Costco Place Tucson, AZ 85741)
- Flash you CatCard at the door and receive unlimited gameplay, plus discounts on food and drinks for $15 every Wednesday night from 8-11 p.m.
  • El Con Movie Theater (3601 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716)
- Discounted movie tickets Wednesday through Monday.
  • The Loft Cinema (3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716)
- $8 movie tickets. 
  • Gallagher Theater (Student Union Memorial Center, Main Level)
- Free admission and a small popcorn with a CatCard.
- Visit the UA website for movie schedule
  • UA Museums 
- Free admission when you show your CatCard at the UA Museum of Art and the Arizona State Museum. Both locations are located on campus. 
  • Biosphere 2 (32540 S Biosphere Rd, Oracle, AZ 85739)
- Biosphere 2 is a science research facility located in Oracle, Ariz. It was originally constructed between 1987 and has been owned by the University of Arizona since 2011.
- Tickets are half price ($10) with a CatCard.

Food and Shopping

  • Albertsons and SafeWay
- On Saturdays, Albertsons (2854 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719) and Safeway (1940 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719) offer a 10% discount to students with a CatCard
  • Fry’s Food and Drug (555 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705)
- 10% off on Tuesdays with a CatCard
  • Office Depot and OfficeMax
- up to 15% off any personal purchases with a Cat Card.
  • Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches
- $1 delivery within one mile of a store


  • Cat Tran Shuttles
- Cat Tran campus shuttles are free for UA students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
- Routes cover the Main Campus, Arizona Health Sciences Center, and the USA building downtown.
  • Cat Wheels Bike Sharing Program 
- Check out a bicycle and lock from any UA garage to use for free for 24 hours.
- Register online here

Online Deals

  • Adobe
- Adobe offers Adobe Creative Cloud and all other apps free just for being a student at the UA.
  • Amazon
- Amazon Student gives students Amazon Prime free for the first six months
- $6.49 a month once the free trial expires
  • Microsoft
- Free subscription to Microsoft Office 365
  • Spotify
- For $4.99 a month, Spotify offers college students Spotify Premium and a monthly Hulu subscription
- Create an account with your student email or link your preexisting account to receive the offer.

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