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How to get a Best Buy student discount — and save big

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If you’re a student looking for back to school sales, a Best Buy student discount is an awesome way to save big on a whole range of flagship tech products. Best Buy used to offer exclusive student discounts year round. However, the deals required that you verify that you were indeed a student, but now Best Buy has opened its discounts to everyone. 

The new Best Buy Back to School deals page (opens in new tab) offers sales that are open to anyone. Current student discounts include deals on laptops, up to $800 off Samsung Galaxy phones, 1080p monitors from $89, and more. You can also check out our guide to this week's Best Buy coupon codes for other ways to save at Best Buy. 

The electronics retailer runs deals throughout the year, however such savings become even more impressive around the summer. You can get serious money off a range of popular products such as the latest MacBooks as well as offers on some of the best wireless earbuds. Whatever gadgets you’re after, Best Buy will likely have a deal for you. 

Whether you need a new laptop for back to school or just a speaker for your next party, here’s how anyone can take advantage of Best Buy student discounts. (Also be sure to check out our Best Buy deals page for more discounts). 

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Who is eligible for a Best Buy student discount  

Best Buy student discounts are now open to anyone. (You no longer have to verify that you're enrolled in a university). You can shop Best Buy's current back to school sales via Best Buy's website (opens in new tab).

Which Best Buy products get a student discount 

Best Buy offers a regularly rotating set of deals to students. While there isn’t a specific percentage discount offered, the deals can see you save as much as $300 on the best laptops or $100 off the best Bluetooth speakers

It’s worth bookmarking the Best Buy student deals homepage (opens in new tab) on the Best Buy website and checking it regularly. Note that some of the more popular discounts don’t last long as eager students snap up the offers. 

How to claim your Best Buy student discount 

Claiming your Best Buy student discount requires you to have an online account with the retailer. 

You can do this easily on the Best Buy website; just click the top banner on the Student Hub (opens in new tab) section. Once you’ve set up your free Best Buy account, you will be all set up to take advantage of the excellent deals available. 

Rory Mellon
Deals Editor

Rory is a Deals Editor at Tom’s Guide based in the UK. He covers a wide range of topics but with a particular focus on deals, gaming and streaming. When he’s not scouring retailers for PS5 restock or writing hot takes on the latest gaming hardware and streaming shows, he can be found attending music festivals and being thoroughly disappointed by his terrible football team.