Best summer break deals every student in the US should know

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As summer beckons, various businesses and events will be jumping on the bandwagon with promotions and deals that offer students more bang for their buck. Source: Alexi J. Rosenfeld/Getty Images North America/Getty Images via AFP

With summer vacation fast approaching and borders across the globe reopening to travellers, international students now have more options over what to do during their break, from returning to their respective countries or enjoying summer break deals.

One thing that could hit student finances hard is the rise in fuel prices in the US. According to CNN Travel, the high cost of fuel will not only mean road trips will be more expensive, but flights too. 

Nevertheless, the sky-high prices are not deterring Americans from travelling. 

Expedia reported that US citizens began searching for the best summer break deals as early as March 2022. 

“People are ready to make their summer vacations happen no matter what,” said senior public relations manager for Expedia Christie Hudson. “With many travel restrictions easing over the past month, travellers have been inspired to dust off their bucket lists and get a jumpstart on planning.” 

All hope is not lost for international students in the US looking to get the most out of their summer break without burning a hole in their wallets. As summer is a peak season, various businesses and events will be jumping on the bandwagon with summer break deals and promotions that offer you the best bang for your buck. 

4 summer break deals every student should check out

Shop more for less with UNiDAYS 

Students who have yet to sign up as a UNiDAYS member are missing out. UNiDAYS is an online platform that provides the best student-only offers and discounts in-store and online across more than 150 brands. 

With summer coming up, you might want to keep your eyes peeled for deals on UNiDAYS for travelling, shopping, and entertainment. Some current offers include getting 10% off adventure experiences, 8% off hotel bookings via Expedia, enjoying an additional 15% off H&M clothes and more. 

The best part? The membership is free. To sign up, register using your student email to verify your student status. Once verified, UNiDAYS will send a confirmation email. 

Click here for details. 

Third-party websites are offering discounts to select theme parks. Source: Patrick T. Fallon/AFP

Enjoy discounted tickets at selected theme parks 

What better way to spend your summer break than visiting a theme park? In light of the summer, third-party websites offer discounts to theme parks. 

Theme Park Center is an official discount seller, so you can save a few bucks when purchasing your theme park tickets. Currently, it’s offering up to 24% discount for tickets to Universal Studios Hollywood, among other offers. This translates to saving as much as US$20 to US$30. 

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Explore the city with Klook’s Go City Pass

If you’re thinking of exploring a city without the hassle of paying for tickets and picking it up at the gate, Klook is offering Go City Passes for New York, Honolulu, Orlando, Los Angeles, among other cities. In most cases, you’ll end up saving a lot more. 

The Go City Pass grants you entry into over 100 attractions straight from your mobile device and provides a digital guide to make your city sightseeing trip easier. What’s more, you don’t have to decide where to go before your trip; you can choose your attraction on the spot. 

Klook’s New York City Pass is priced at US$94 for any three attractions. It lets you visit the Empire State Building, the Museum of Modern Art, the Statue of Liberty, the Museum of Modern Art, Yankee Stadium: Classic Tour, the Rockefeller Center Tour, to name a few.

Besides its Go City Passes, Klook also offers discounted tickets to various attractions across the country. 

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Eat lavish meals for cheap via TravelZoo

Alfresco breakfast. Japanese fusion dinner. Italian cooking class. Cocktails. If fancy meals and night outs are your cup of tea, TravelZoo offers discounted meal vouchers at luxury restaurants across the country. 

This lets you save more as you dine out at fancy restaurants with your friends during the summer break. 

Aside from restaurants, TravelZoo offers vouchers for other lifestyle amenities, including travel, wellbeing, cruises and more. 

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