Thursday, August 24, 2023

Looking for discounts as a student in Ontario? You’ve come to the right place. Here are the 25+ best discounts for Ontario students.

Ontario Student Discount Cards and Programs

SPC (Student Price Card)

What is it?

SPC is a discount card that can be used at a number of different stores, in-person and online. The current subscription price is $11.99 a year. SPC+ is free, but it is exclusively for CIBC customers. Get exclusive access to over 450 discounts of up to 30% instantly.

How do I get the discount?

Sign up on SPC’s website, and if you’re a CIBC member, make sure you sign up for SPC+ as it’s free


ISIC (International Student Identity Card)

What is it?

ISIC offers students the ability to instantly prove their official student status globally and get access to 150,000+ student discounts and offers in Food & Drinks, Entertainment, Travel and much more! The price of the virtual card is $20 for a student studying in Canada.

How do I get the discount?

Order your card online and browse the online discounts page to find and select the deals you’d like. Some discounts are online only, while others require you to show your card in-store to get the discount.



What is it?

UNiDAYS is an online discount program that comes right to your phone in the form of an app. It is free for students and has discounts of up to 50% on everything a student needs from fashion and health to entertainment and technology. 

How do I get the discount?

Join the UNiDAYS program online to browse deals by category. Select the deal you want and the website will provide you with a discount code for that product. This program is free to join

Student Beans

What is it?

Student Beans is a student discount program that has a variety of products and services, like fashion and entertainment, and can get you up to 50% off from select stores.


How do I get the discount?

Sign up for an account online and redeem discount codes to use in your favourite online stores.

Ontario Student Store Discounts


  • Food Basics: Get a 10% discount on Tuesdays by showing your student ID at the till at either the Wonderland Rd. or Oxford St. location. 
  • Metro: Show your student ID at the time of purchase to get a 10% discount on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.
  • Loblaws/Real Canadian Superstore/Valu-Mart: Bring your student ID on Tuesdays for a 10% discount.
  • Sobeys: Present your student ID and a Scene+ card to get a 10% discount on Tuesdays.
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Tech and Electronics

  • Microsoft: Fanshawe has partnered with Microsoft to provide Windows 10, Office 365 and other programs to our students for free. Get your free copy. As a student, Microsoft also directly offers you special student discounts on hardware as well as resources to help you with your products.
  • Adobe Creative Cloud: Get Adobe Creative Cloud for free as a Fanshawe student. Your Creative Cloud plan consists of all 20+ Creative Cloud applications, including Photoshop, Illustrator, After Effects and more.
  • Apple: Apple offers students special pricing for their products, including Macbooks, iMacs, and iPads, as well as other special offers.
  • Dell: Dell offers special student discounts and exclusive student coupons.
  • Samsung: You can also get deals on tech from Samsung, like phones, tablets, laptops and more.
  • HP: Get deals on HP products with exclusive offers and savings for students online.
  • Lenovo: Get an additional 10% off at the Lenovo website
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Driving School

  • Fanshawe Driving School: As a student, get a discount of up to 5% off one of Fanshawe Driving School’s course packages. A valid student ID is required.


  • Imagine Cinemas: Your Fanshawe Student Union offers specially-priced movie tickets at the Biz Booth starting every Monday until they sell out. Tickets are $7 for students and $8 for guests.
  • The Royal Ontario Museum: Students get a discounted admission price of $20 and discounted prices on special exhibitions with their student ID.
  • Amazon Prime: Students get a six-month free trial when they sign up for Amazon Prime, including Prime Video, Prime Music and free shipping on Amazon. After your six-month trial, Amazon Prime is just $4.99 a month for students.
  • Spotify: Get Spotify premium free for one month and pay only $5.99 per month thereafter while you’re a student.
  • Apple Music: Apple Music offers a discounted rate of $5.99 per month for up to 48 months while you’re a student. Plus, get Apple TV+ included for a limited time.

Finance and Banking

Note: Always make sure to review and decide if a banking or financial choice is right for you.

  • Simplii Financial: Students earn up to $400 cashback when applying for Student Banking and sign up for a no-fee chequing account and a Simplii Financial CashBack Visa Card.
  • Scotiabank: Students can get unlimited debit, Interact e-transfer transactions, and earn Scene+ points on debit transactions plus welcome bonuses by signing up for a free student chequing account called Student Banking Advantage Plan.
  • BMO: Post-secondary students can open a student chequing account and apply for the Student BMO CashBack Mastercard. Plus earn up to $500 as a cash bonus when you open a BMO Student Line of Credit.
  • With a CIBC Smart Start (for students and youth under 25) or CIBC Smart for Students (for students 25 and older) bank account, students have no monthly fees, free unlimited Interac e-transfers and debit transactions in Canada, one free non-CIBC ATM withdrawal in Canada per month, and get a free SPC+ account.

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