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    How to get the most out of your student discount

    Cyrus Norcross

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

    Editor’s Note: This story was previously published in August, 2020 and has been updated in July, 2021 with current information.

    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. 


    • The Loft Cinema (3233 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85716)

    – $8 movie tickets when you show your CatCard. 

    • 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, Arizona. 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

    • SafeWay

    – Safeway (1940 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719) offer a 5% 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.

    • 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 with your UA student email.

    • 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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