Many college students live paycheck to paycheck, but thankfully there is a way to avoid eating ramen noodles every night and still save a couple of bucks.
With the Cuesta student ID, available for just $10 from the Associated Students of Cuesta College, you can save money all around town.
One of the hardest parts about being a broke college student is not being able to enjoy a meal out. Thankfully, there are several restaurants in San Luis Obispo that help out students.
If youâ€™re craving pizza, try out Woodstockâ€™s Pizza at 1000 Higuera Street, where they offer 20% off any extra large one topping pie. Being a popular place with many patrons, there are countless tables to make sure you get a chance to socialize. Pizza La Nova at 1348 Madonna Road, offers a large pizza with two toppings for only $9.99. An added bonus is that they deliver, so you wonâ€™t have to worry about leaving the house in your pajamas.
â€œI like coming to Woodstockâ€™s because itâ€™s an easy way to get a lot of food for little money,â€ said sociology major and third year Cuesta student, Shelby Kerstetter. â€œItâ€™s a guarantee you wonâ€™t leave hungry.â€
Save money on seafood at Splash Cafeâ€™s two San Luis Obispo locations, as well as Pismo Beach. Known for their award-winning clam chowder that they serve more than 20,000 gallons of a year, they also specialize in many other fresh seafood options. Cuesta Cougars receive 10% off of any meal purchased with your student ID.
Taj Palace on 795 E. Foothill Blvd gives a student discount of 10% on their generous portions of Indian cuisine. With a menu full of vegetarian and vegan choices, this is a great place to go to feed a variety of different taste buds.
Beauty and Personal Care
If youâ€™re stressed from too much studying, you can head down to Fresher Nails and Day Spa, on 799 Foothill Blvd where you’ll receive $2 off your choice of services.
Planet Beach Contempo Spa, located on 787 E. Foothill Blvd, saves you five dollars off their original membership price, bringing it down to $29.99 for Cuesta students. With their great reviews, youâ€™ll be sure to leave with a weight off your shoulders.
If youâ€™re looking for a fresh new fade to spice up the weekend, Sport Clips Haircuts located on 481 Madonna Rd, does a two dollar discount with a student ID. This barber shop is unique in itâ€™s own way, by allowing you to kick your feet up and watch a game on one of their many TVâ€™s. With professional stylists, youâ€™ll get the cut you want.
As a student, it can be difficult to get from place to place without a form of transportation. For those of you who have a car, these discounts could save you hundreds.
Villa Auto located on 34 South Street has a student discount of ten percent off on parts and labor up to $50.
Napa Auto Parts, located at 380 Marsh Street, offers a similar discount ranging from 10 to 15 percent depending on parts and labor.
If you want to take that special someone on a date but are trying not to break the bank, Downtown Centre Cinema can help. Located at 888 Marsh Street, they offer a student discount on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays at only $8.50 a ticket (with some restrictions).
â€œThis movie theater is cool because the new seats recline and are really comfy,â€ said communication major and second year student, Austin Dones.
Fairways at Dairy Creek is a perfect place to spend a sunny day out on the links. They offer a student price of $18 for a round of golf, saving a whopping $22 dollars for a day out on the greens. You canâ€™t beat that!
Reviewed online as, â€œBest record store in the entire 805â€, Boo Boo Records has a wide variety of countless records and cdâ€™s to choose from. Located on 978 Monterey Street, you can buy two used cdâ€™s and get the 3rd one FREE (with some restrictions) with your student ID.
Next time youâ€™re out, make sure to use your student ID so you can receive countless discounts and save money.