Not everyone is trying to make college more expensive for USC students.
In fact, some local and national businesses offer discounts if you are a student at the University of South Carolina. Here are just a few businesses in Columbia that offer deals to USC students.
Palmetto Pig: A valid student ID will get you a dollar off the buffet at Palmetto Pig on Devine Street. The discount reduces the price of the buffet from $12.95 to $11.95.
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Pawley’s Front Porch: Every Sunday, showing a student ID will reduce food prices at this Five Points burger joint by 20 percent. The discount does not apply to drinks.
Mad Platter: This art studio on Millwood Avenue offers a 20 percent discount on Fridays to those who want to make their own art and have a valid USC student ID. Mad Platter specializes in ceramic and glass artwork.
AMC Harbisson 14: Everyday after 4 p.m. students can get discounted tickets to the latest blockbuster. A valid USC student ID reduces the price of a ticket from $10.50 to $8.91.
Grill Marks: Students can get a burger, sweet tea and a helping of skinny fries for $8.99 at Grill Marks in the Vista. The special is only valid from Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and only valid with a student ID.
Twisted Spur: This Vista brewpup offers deals to more than just students. Every time a Gamecocks game is televised — whether it’s football, baseball, basketball or otherwise — all patrons receive happy hour pricing on beer and oysters. That means a 25 percent discount on oysters and $2 off every beer.
Apps and national deals
Spotify/Hulu for $4.99: This popular deal for students bundles commercial-free music streaming and commercial-light TV streaming for a third of the price everyone else pays. Sign up through either Spotify for Hulu.
Amazon Prime Student for $6.49/month (first six months free): The monthly fee buys you a lot more than just free, two-day shipping. The subscription gives you access to Amazon Prime’s movie and TV streaming service and unlimited, cloud-based photo storage.
Students who make a free account with UNiDAYS receive discounts on brand name items such as Puma, Adidas, Apple, Apple Music, Samsung and more.
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The State asked on social media and stopped into a few local businesses to find student deals. If you know of or own a business that offers deals to USC students, please email Lucas Daprile at firstname.lastname@example.org