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Black Friday for Students: A Guide on Getting the Best Deals in 2020

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It’s nearly Black Friday and the deals are already underway. The savings seem to start earlier and earlier each year, and with Cyber Monday having gained just as much (if not more) popularity in the past years, what was once a 24-hour period of savings has become something far bigger. And now, with COVID-19 prompting most people to stay home and shop online, this gives you plenty of time to browse deals from the comfort of your couch or kitchen table.

For students, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the perfect opportunities to double up on discounts. This article will show you how you can get the best Black Friday deals as a student, plus share a list of our top Black Friday discounts for 2020.

Getting the Best Deals on Black Friday

The fact that you’re a student doesn’t just stop counting once Black Friday and Cyber Monday rolls around. Does your favorite website offer educational discounts? Great! Now see if they’ll also let you claim that Black Friday special pricing. The goal here is to double down on those discounts.

We suggest finding the student discounts page on your favorite website first. Sometimes the Black Friday or Cyber Monday discounts are already right there, ready for students to claim. Other times, you might need to leverage that student cred or BF/CM promo code on checkout. Go through the motions and see what sticks. A little effort can go a long way for getting that absolute best deal.

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Where can you find Black Friday Discount Codes?

Signing up for newsletters and promotional emails from your favorite store is a great way to get discount codes delivered right to your inbox. This way you’re the first to know when exclusive discounts are happening. Sure, you can find some online, and sites like Groupon, Coupons.com, and RetailMeNot have a lot available, especially during Black Friday, but there’s nothing more disappointing than trying to use a promo code you found secondhand only to realize the deal period has passed.

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When is Black Friday this year?

This year, Black Friday falls on November 27, 2020.

Other days to keep in mind are Cyber Monday, on November 20, 2020, and Green Monday on December 14, 2020. Both these days can offer great discounts for students, especially if you plan to shop online.

Top Black Friday Deals for Students

Here’s what we’ve seen as the best deals for students this Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Check them out today and let us know in the comments how much you end up saving!

Adobe Creative Cloud

Adobe Creative Cloud is only $15.99 USD if you buy before November 27. That’s 70% off the usual price. This deal is exclusive to students and teachers. Check out the discount.

Microsoft Deals

Microsoft already offers a lot of student discounts. And with OnTheHub, students and faculty members might already get Windows 10 Education or Office 2019 for little to no cost. But have you seen what Microsoft has for Black Friday? Check out the discounts.

Amazon Student

Not only can students get Amazon Prime for free for 6 months, Amazon’s also offering Amazon Music to students for just $0.99 USD / month. Not to mention all the deals on computers, video games, and accessories. Check out the discounts.

Apple Education Store

Did you know that Apple offers educational pricing some of their most popular merchandise? And for Black Friday, they’re offering anywhere from $200 – $700 USD off on select products. Sounds like a whole lot of savings, doesn’t it? Check out the discounts.

Dell University Discounts

Dell already has student discounts available on most of their laptops, gaming PCs, monitors, and electronics. And now some of these products may be discounted on extra 30% during their Black Friday promotion! Check out the discounts.

OnTheHub Black Friday Discounts

Students and faculty members already save up to 90% on the software and tools they need for school with OnTheHub discounts. But for a limited time, you can also get an extra $3 – 20 USD off with exclusive promotion codes on select products! Check out the discounts.

Think we’re missing any important deals? Let us know in the comments below.

Discounts correct as of November 20, 2020.


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