Student discounts in Brookings

Noah Brown

The Student Discount Club is entering its fourth year. Students can take advantage of the club by showing their ID at participating retailers. 25 businesses are participating this year with discounts ranging from 50 percent off meals at Buffalo Wild Wings Sunday nights from 9 p.m. to midnight, to one dollar off the lunch buffet at George’s Pizza (excluding Sundays).

In the past the Student Discount Club gave out cards to inform students of the different businesses involved. This year the Students’ Association decided to forego printing cards both to save money and also because they found that most students were not using them.

A full list of participating businesses and their discounts can be found on SA’s Facebook page and website. SA will also be tweeting updates.

Some of the ideas for the club are still evolving.

“We are hoping to place stickers similar to the Hobo Dough ones on the front of businesses,” said SA programming and public relations chair Shannon LaJoie. The discounts can make haircuts, oil changes, coffee and food more affordable for students.

In the four years that SA has partnered with local businesses, the largest problem has been informing students of the discounts available to them. SA hopes that, by posting the list on its website and linking it on social media, students will stay informed without the waste created by physical cards.

“We were finding piles of the cards in the garbage. It just wasn’t worth it anymore,” LaJoie said.


Ritz Hair Studio


Bargains on Main

Party Depot

Cottonwood Bistro

Dairy Queen

Ritz Hair Studio


Bargains on Main

Party Depot

Cottonwood Bistro

Dairy Queen

Obsessions Casual Dining & Gourmet 

– 50 cents off any  breakfast or lunch sandwich. Limit one discount per person per visit


– 15 percent off any regular meal (Does not apply to side orders)

Ground Round

– 10 percent off any food item. (Beverage not included)

–  $2 off comedy nights on Thursday


– $2  off all lunches *limit one menu item per customer, per visit offer valid M-F 11am- 3pm

The Ram & O’Hares

– 15 percent off a regular priced meal ( one discount per meal)

Mix Dry Cleaner

– 10 percent off dry cleaning


– 10 percent off all 5 qt oil changes

Cottonwood Coffee

– morning happy hour 20 percent off all wcoffee & tea

Harolds Photo

– 10 percent off Cards, gifts, & wall


– $1 off lunch buffet (minus Sundays)

Flowers on Main

– 10 percent off

Winks Fine Jewelry

– 20 percent off all gemstones & sterling


Automotive Service Center

– free tire rotation & disc brake inspection w/ oil change

Sunflower Salon

– 10 percent off services

Campus Hair

– free wax w/ haircut and style

Snap Fitness

– $32.95 a month

Pizza Hut

– $8 large 1 topping


– any 5 value menu item for $5.50 (one per student)

Buffalo Wild Wings

– 50 percent off meal Sunday nights 9pm-12pm