Where to Find Student Discounts in Fulton
Most local businesses that offer student discounts will have this sign in their window or near their register. PHOTO BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON.
BY STEFANIE EGGLESTON
STAFF WRITER AND SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR
Most college students live on strict budgets during the school year, as the costs of textbooks, meals and classes can add up quickly. Luckily, there are several places in Fulton that offer student discounts, allowing students the best bang for their buck.
1. The Brick District
Fulton’s historic Brick District provides numerous accommodations for both Westminster and William Woods students, including student discounts. These discount offers are indicated by the “Special Student Offer” logo in the windows or near the registers of participating businesses. Each fall, many Brick District businesses participate in Brick Blast, where shopkeepers set up tables and distribute information, restaurant managers hand out free samples, and everyone tries to advertise their products to new students.
Well Read, a Brick District bookstore, offers a 10 percent discount to students. Both new and used books are available for purchase, and they have recently added clothes and mugs to their inventory. The shop also sells books that were once destined for landfills, but have been cut into the shapes of letters.
Smockingbird’s, which sells jewelry, clothing, cards, mugs and other small trinkets, offers a 15 percent discount to Westminster and William Woods students who show their student ID.
Meanwhile, Brooklyn Pizza offers a 10 percent discount to college students. With this reduction, the restaurant’s lunch special of two slices of cheese pizza with a beverage is $4.46 plus tax.
A number of other businesses in the Brick District also offer discounts to Westminster and William Woods students. Just look for the “Special Student Offer” sticker, and be ready to present your student ID at the register.
In town but outside of the Brick District, Sonic offers $0.99 large drinks any time of the day to students with their student ID. Flavor add-ins cost extra. Westminster junior Sydney Sexton said that she frequently goes to Sonic while at school, because it is more affordable than her local Sonics in Independence, Missouri.
“I don’t have to worry about what time Happy Hour is anymore in Fulton, because I have my student ID, which is basically Happy Hour all day, every day,” she said. “If you’re looking for a great drink next time you go to Sonic, I suggest a strawberry Vanilla Coke with light ice — you won’t regret it.”
3. B&B Theaters
B&B Theaters in Fulton offers a $1 student discount after 5 p.m., decreasing individual ticket prices to $8.75. In addition, gift cards for the amount of a ticket are available at the Student Information Center in the Johnson College Inn for $3. It is also possible to buy two gift cards at once and use one for snacks.
Self-described movie theater fanatic Daniel Epler, ’18, said that he is “really thankful” for the movie ticket discount offered by the college. “I’ve always loved the movie theater experience,” he said. “For me, enjoying a film on a huge screen with an excited crowd is one of the best things in the world. The $3 ticket program in JCI makes it so much more accessible for students like me.”
Whether you are in the mood for boutique hopping, a sweet indulgence or some afternoon entertainment, your student status can get you discounts at many Fulton businesses.