Don’t break the bank

Discounts every COD student should be taking advantage of


Bridget Kingston , Features Editor

College students worship few things more than discounts and free stuff; this is a well known fact to all. Wish we might, but empty pockets and barren wallets don’t change the fact that cars still need to get fixed, and food still needs to be eaten. Fortunately, being a student at College of DuPage has its perks, as there are many different discounts available to help students get by. Students must have a current, valid College of DuPage student ID to receive the discounts.


AT&T: Students receive 10 percent off of qualifying monthly fees. The discount can be used at retail stores or online, with a valid COD student ID, and discount code FAN# 3802648. More information can be found at  

Bauer & Bauer Dentistry and Orthodontics: COD students receive a 10 percent discount off of dental and orthodontic services. The husband and wife team offer dental services from general and pediatric dentistry, to braces, Invisalign, and orthognathic (jaw) surgery. They are located at 531 E. Roosevelt Road, Wheaton, IL. Visit, or call 630-665-5550 for more information.  

CK Auto Repair of Lombard: CK Auto Repair offers students a $19.99 oil change as well as a 10 percent discount off of labor prices. They are located at 21W079 E. Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL. For more information, call 630-629-7799.

GNC: COD students can live well cheaper with a 35 percent discount off their purchase. The discount is valid at the 349 E. Geneva Road, Carol Stream, IL location. Call 630-690-6823 for more information.

HealthTrack Sports Wellness: Students receive 50 percent off the initial enrollment price, and 15 dollars off the monthly rate. In addition to cardio, resistance, and weight training, HealthTrack Sports Wellness also offers yoga and pilates classes, personal fitness training, and nutritional coaching. Indoor tennis courts, lap pools and spa services are also available. Health Track is located at 875 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL. Visit or call 630-942-9600 for more information.        



Dairy Queen: Blizzards just got even better. COD students receive 15 percent off their purchase at the Glen Ellyn location. This discount is available at the 684 N. Main St. Dairy Queen of Glen Ellyn. Call 630-858-2777 for more information.

Firehouse Subs: Students receive a free 32 oz. drink and chips with any hot or cold sub purchase at the 1101 Butterfield Road, Wheaton, IL location. Call 630-690-2400 for more information.

Jersey Mike’s: The New Jersey based sub-sandwich chain offers COD students a regular sub, chips, and 22 ounce drink combo for $5.99, compared to the normal price of $11.00. This discount is available at the 711 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL location. More information can be found by calling 630-793-9610.

Qdoba Mexican Grill: The custom burrito and taco chain offers students a free drink with any entree. This discount is available at the 587-589 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL location. Call 630-534-6169 for more information.

Thai Thai Express: Students can enjoy Thai favorites with a 12 percent discount off their entire purchase. Thai Thai Express is located at 654 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn, IL. Visit or call 630-793-9004 for their full menu and more information.



Amazon Prime: The student discount for Amazon Prime includes free 2 day shipping, and a free six-month trial. After the six-month trial is up, the monthly rate is 50 percent off the original price. Check out for more information and to sign up for the free trial.

Art Institute of Chicago: Students can spend a day browsing masterpieces of art at a discounted price: $9.00 off general admission for Illinois resident students, and $6.00 off for non-resident students. Proof of Illinois residency, such as a driver’s license or state ID is needed in addition to a COD Student ID for the $9.00 discount. The encyclopedic art museum is located at 111 S. Michigan Ave. Chicago, IL. Visit or call 312-443-3600 for more information.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra: Students can enjoy classical music at a rate of $10.00 per ticket if bought online, or $15.00 per ticket if bought at the box office. Tickets can be bought at, or call 312-294-3000 for additional information.

Hollywood Palms Cinema: The Naperville based movie theater offers students $3.00 admission every Wednesday. It is located at 352 S. Route 59, Naperville, IL. Check out or call 630-438-5800 for showtimes and additional information.

Lazer X: Students can enjoy a game of lazer tag at a rate of $5.00 per person as opposed to $7.00. It is located 1455 W. Lake St. Addison, IL. They can be reached at 630-691-9800 or at

Shedd Aquarium: Students can buy tickets for as little as $5.00, $3.00 cheaper than the normal general admission price. There are also designated days where admission is free. Visit for more information, or call 312-939-2438. The Shedd Aquarium is located at 1200 S. Lake Shore Dr. Chicago, IL.

Spotify Premium: Students only pay $4.99 per month for Spotify Premium, a 50 percent discount off the normal price. Unlimited music, no advertisements, availability offline, and unlimited skips are a few of the perks. A valid student ID number or schedule is needed to get the discount. Visit for additional information.

Yoga by Degrees: Located 5 minutes away from campus, students can take drop in classes at a discounted rate of 20 percent to aid much needed stress alleviation. Yoga by Degrees is located at 241 Rice Square, Wheaton, IL. Visit or call 630-690-9642  for class schedules and more information.

Available through Student Life: Student Life offers additional tickets and discounts for COD students. Movie tickets for Regal, AMC and Marcus theaters are available as well as Six Flags Great America tickets. Prices vary per season, so be sure to stop by the Office of Student Life, SSC 1217, or call 630-942-2243 for more information.