What discounts can your CUID/BCID get you?

You gained’t actually perceive this unlucky actuality till you reside right here, however New York Metropolis is dear. Like, $5 for a half-gallon of milk form of costly.

No worries, although—being a Columbia pupil means you will discover reductions at a lot of shops and points of interest. Listed below are all of the offers you will get together with your ID card.

*Word: All of those reductions pertain to CU and BC IDs except in any other case said.


  • Carnegie Corridor: With a Pupil Insider Cross (which prices $15 to register), you have got entry to $10 tickets on-line or by cellphone. $10 rush tickets are additionally open to the general public, however you must go to the field workplace on the day of the present to get them.
  • Lincoln Middle: There are miscellaneous pupil reductions for all performances at Lincoln Middle, together with these by the New York Metropolis Ballet and by the New York Philharmonic.
  • The Met Opera: With a Pupil Entry cross, you will get discounted opera tickets (costs range). The Met Opera additionally has rush tickets, which could be purchased at 10 a.m. the day of the efficiency.
  • AMC: You may decide up $11 tickets for any film at an AMC theater from the Ticket and Info Middle in Lerner Corridor or the Barnard Retailer within the Diana Middle.
  • Broadway tickets: You may get reasonably priced tickets to reveals with Givenik. Costs for tickets range, and discounted reveals change all year long. In case you’d reasonably purchase the tickets in individual, you will get them on the TIC, the Columbia Arts Initiative’s discounted field workplace in Lerner. It’s situated proper subsequent to the doorway of Café East. The Barnard Retailer, on the primary flooring of Diana, is one other good place to purchase tickets at a reduction.
  • Sports activities video games: If you wish to root for one among New York’s groups, there are $10 pupil rush tickets at Citi Subject (that’s the place the Mets play). Choose them up the day of the sport.


The listing of museums with free admission to Columbia college students is fairly prolonged, so see the total listing right here. Barnard college students, likewise, get free admission to those museums.

Many of the in style museums, just like the Met and MoMA, are on the listing. Nonetheless, there are various others which don’t provide free entry. Most of those provide pupil reductions, however don’t depend on slithering by with out dropping some money:

  • Guggenheim Museum
  • Whitney Museum
  • Museum of Intercourse
  • Brooklyn Museum
  • Tenement Museum

Professional tip: Some Barnard college students made a gaggle for all museum fanatics. Be part of if you wish to hit up Museum Mile together with your new classmates.


  • New York Instances: CC, SEAS, and GS college students can get the NYTimes free of charge. Barnardigans can entry all on-line NYTimes content material for $1 per week (with the primary 4 weeks being free).
  • The Washington Submit: College students (or Amazon Prime holders) get a free subscription to WaPo. Merely create an account (register together with your .edu electronic mail tackle), go to your profile, click on “My Subscriptions,” after which confirm your electronic mail tackle beneath the “.edu, .mil, .gov: Get free entry” part.
  • Wall Avenue Journal: College students get limitless on-line entry for $1 per week.
  • Spotify: Get Spotify Premium for $4.99 monthly.
  • Amazon Prime: Get a free six-month trial earlier than committing to Amazon Prime. After the trial is up, the ser vice will value you $49 per yr (50 p.c off the standard value).


  • Apple: In search of a brand new laptop computer to start your school profession? Rise up to $300 off your Mac, $20 off your iPad, free Beats, 50 p.c off an Apple Music subscription, and a Professional Apps bundle for $200.
  • Adobe: Get Inventive Cloud at 60 p.c off, or $19.99 monthly.
  • Microsoft Workplace: Columbia offers out free Microsoft Workplace downloads, that means you get a free obtain of school staples like Phrase, PowerPoint, and Excel. Columbia and Barnard college students can obtain it right here.
  • HP: In case you’re extra of a PC individual, get a brand new laptop computer via HP Academy. You may register free of charge, and advantages embrace 20 p.c off all merchandise and free delivery.


  • ASOS: 10 p.c off on-line purchases.
  • Ann Taylor: 15 p.c off in-store purchases.
  • Banana Republic: 15 p.c off in-store purchases.
  • Membership Monaco: 15 p.c off in-store and on-line purchases.
  • J. Crew: 15 p.c off in-store purchases.
  • Kate Spade: 15 p.c off in-store purchases.
  • Levi’s: 15 p.c off in-store purchases.
  • LOFT: 15 p.c off in-store purchases.
  • Madewell: 15 p.c off in-store purchases.
  • Modcloth: 10 p.c off on-line purchases.
  • Steve Madden: 10 p.c off in-store purchases.
  • Topshop: 10 p.c off in-store and on-line purchases.
  • City Outfitters: 10 p.c off in-store and on-line purchases with UNiDAYS.
  • Winery Vines: 15 p.c off in-store purchases.


Tell us in case you hear of some other reductions—we’ll be updating this listing as we hear of extra alternatives.


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    Veronica Grace Taleon is Spectrum’s editor and a Barnard junior. She’s collected on the Carnegie Corridor and AMC reductions, however her checking account gently weeps. Attain her at

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