15 Sites Where the Right Email Address Can Save You Money

Some email addresses are worth more than others. Holders of .edu, .mil, and .gov email addresses can access special discounts. By sharing this one piece of information, you could be unlocking some mega savings on the things you buy. (See also: 20+ Freebies for College Students)

For students

With the following deals, you can stock up on extra ramen and snacks to fuel your studies.

1. Amazon

Your .edu address gets a six-month trial of Amazon Prime Student, offering you free two-day shipping and 50 percent off Amazon Prime once the trial period ends. This version of Prime includes instant access to video streaming, unlimited reading on any device, and free unlimited photo storage through Prime Photos.

2. Apple

If you've got an .edu email address, you're eligible to score the following deals.

  • You can join Apple Music at a discounted monthly rate of $4.99 (regular price is $9.99 per month).

  • Discounts ranging from $50 to $100 on select hardware and software.

  • Purchase the Pro Apps Bundle for Education, including Final Cut Pro X, Logic Pro X, Motion 5, Compressor 4, and MainStage 3, for about one third of the regular cost.

3. GitHub

In addition to your school email address, you will need to provide a copy of your student ID or other official form of enrollment and you can score a free student developer pack. This pack provides you free access to great developer tools, including Microsoft Azure, NameCheap, and Sentry, and discounts or credits to services such as HackHands and Stripe.

4. Microsoft

Get Microsoft Office 365, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Microsoft Teams, for free with your valid school email address.

5. Prezi

Get the education version of presentation software Prezi for free or get the EDU Plus version starting at $7 per month.

6. The New York Times

Save over 50 percent on subscription plans as an educator or student. Get digital access for $1.00 a week, all access for $1.50 a week, or print delivery and all access for as low as $4.95 a week.

7. The Wall Street Journal

Students can get unlimited access to WSJ.com for 15 weeks for $15, or one year for $49.

For military members

These retailers make it a point to offer exclusive deals for members of the military. (See also: Best Credit Cards for Military Families)

8. AT&T

Provide your .mil email address at the AT&T Signature Program to receive 15 percent off the monthly service charge on qualified plans, including AT&T unlimited plans.

9. Best Bully Sticks

Active military can get a 15 percent off code and free shipping on orders over $49 by sending an email from their .mil email address to info@bestbullysticks.com. Pet retailer Best Bully Sticks will then send a custom coupon code.

10. Delta Vacations

Submit your military email address using the "Before You Book" form on the upper right of the Delta Vacations microsite to receive a personal discount eCertificate to use on your next vacation booking. Save up to $300 on your next vacation and receive 500 extra bonus miles per person per booking.

11. ID.me

This company has partnerships for discounts, rebates, and cashback offers with several brands including: Hot Wire, Lenovo, Tough Mudder, Overstock, and Under Armour. To sign up for a Troop ID with ID.me to verify your military affiliation, use your .mil email address.

12. Jelly Bean Quilts

Email contact@jellybeanquilts.com from your .mil email address to request a 15 percent off coupon code for any quilts, including quilts made from baby clothes.

13. Since1910.com

Enter your .mil email address on jeweler site Since1910 and receive a 10 percent coupon code off an engagement ring or wedding band of your choice (discount does not apply to center diamond).

14. Verizon

If you have a military-issued email you can land a 15 percent discount off your monthly Verizon Wireless service and 25 percent discount off select accessories.

15. The Washington Post

With The Washington Post, everyone gets a deal! Well, not everyone, but anyone with a military, government, or student email address will be able to get a subscription to The Washington Post for free. And what's better than free stuff? Nothing.

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