Are you a student looking to save a bit of money? These Richmond businesses offer student discounts!

Attending college is one of the most expensive things someone can do in their life. The cost of tuition, books, and housing is always increasing, leaving little money for college students to enjoy for themselves. Fortunately, lots of places offer discounts to college students, making it just a little easier to treat yourself during study breaks. Check out this list of local businesses that want to help you save some dough!
Carytown Cupcakes
[caption id="attachment_7609" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo courtesy of[/caption] For some of the most alluring cupcakes in Richmond, look no further than Carytown Cupcakes. These delicious treats are perfect for fueling a long study sesh, or for rewarding yourself after acing a big exam. Get 10 percent off your order by presenting your student ID card at checkout. Taste some of the amazing flavors they have available this spring, such as churro, banana pudding, vegan choco-taco, and toasted coconut creme!
[caption id="attachment_7610" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo courtesy of[/caption] Pupatella, a Neapolitan pizzeria located near Virginia Commonwealth University, offers special deals for VCU students. Every Tuesday from 11:30 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., specially-priced pizza and salads are available to those with valid VCU student ID cards. Additionally, students get 10 percent off their order all day, every day!
Shockoe Salon
[caption id="attachment_7611" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo courtesy of[/caption] Looking for an inexpensive way to get glamoured up for a night out? Shockoe Salon offers great deals for college students! Get 20 percent off a full service haircut when you present your student ID to the stylist. This special offer includes a shampoo, scalp massage, wet cut, blow-out, and dry style! Students can also take advantage of the a-la-carte options, and receive 20 percent off a color, toner/glaze, deep condition, or a style. Don't let your dwindling bank account keep you from looking and feeling your best!
Carytown Burgers and Fries
[caption id="attachment_7612" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo courtesy of[/caption] If you're trying to think of ways to go out with friends without breaking the bank, check out Carytown Burgers and Fries. Every Tuesday, students with valid IDs (both high school and college) can receive half off their entree with the purchase of a drink and side. The offer is available at all three locations (Carytown, Lakeside, and Short Pump) from 4 p.m. to close, and is only applied to customers who are dining in.
Strawberry Street Cafe
[caption id="attachment_7613" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Photo courtesy of[/caption] At Strawberry Street Cafe, which offers a wide variety of food including a salad bar in a clawfoot tub, Tuesday is College Night, meaning that students and faculty with IDs can receive 20 percent off their meal. This only applies to orders taken after 4 p.m. Come visit this classic Richmond spot that has been open since 1976, and take advantage of this awesome deal!
Bowtie Cinemas
There is almost no better way to take a break from hours of schoolwork than going to the movies. However, with theater prices nearing $15, we often resort to Netflix, where we risk falling into the dangerous black hole of movie-binging. But with student discounts available at Bowtie Cinemas, you don't need to take that risk! See a movie for only $8.50, or a 3-D movie for $10! Don't forget to bring your student ID.   If you're a student and are looking to have a bit of fun on the cheap, take advantage of these great deals around town! Know of any other places that offer student discounts? Let us know in the comments!

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