The Best Loyalty Programs for Students

Scoring extras and saving money can be a bit of a stretch, but we’ve done our research and have rounded up the best loyalty programs for students.

No one knows what it’s like to live on a budget quite like a student. We understand that when it comes to shopping, you’re looking for loyalty programs that offer the best perks alongside the biggest savings. Scoring extras and saving money can be a bit of a stretch, but we’ve done our research and have rounded up the best loyalty programs for students.


Scene is the ultimate movie rewards program from Scotiabank. Student life is full of date nights at the movie theatre, so make your trips more economical by scoring discounts on concession items and earning Scene loyalty points towards free movies. Collect bonus Scene points and earn free movies faster by playing TimePlay prior to your movie, showing your Scene card when shopping at Sport Chek and dining at Scene restaurant partners.

Cost: $0.00

Eligibility: None

Student Price Card

SPC is Canada’s ultimate student loyalty program, offering students savings at thousands of retailers and restaurants across Canada and online. This list of the best loyalty programs for students would not be complete if we didn’t include the Student Price Card. Show your SPC at the checkout of participating retailers (including many outlets,) to instantly save 10-15% off your entire purchase.

Pro tip: Download the SPC mobile app to receive notifications about new retail partners, coupons and to narrow your search for nearby participating stores and restaurants.  

Cost: $10.00 + HST (card valid for one year)

Eligibility: Must have a valid form of Student I.D.

Indigo Plum Rewards

It’s inevitable… students need books, along with stationery and electronics. Indigo rewards students with every purchase of these items and more with Plum Rewards points. Plum Rewards members collect five plum rewards points for every dollar spent at Chapters Indigo. Plum points can be redeemed for instant money off of your bill online, in-store and using the Indigo mobile app. Members get exclusive perks like free in-store WIFI, bonus points offers, personalized product recommendations and sneak peeks of upcoming sales.

Cost: $0.00

Eligibility: Must make one purchase every 12 months to maintain your points balance

Sephora Beauty Insider

Sephora’s Beauty Insider Loyalty Program is your fast track to a never-ending supply of beauty rewards. Earn one point for every dollar spent at Sephora and redeem loyalty points for deluxe size samples of your favourite beauty products. Who doesn’t a love a free gift on their birthday? Along with an impressive birthday month gift, Sephora offers Beauty Insider members access to free beauty classes, customized product recommendations and expedited shipping on online orders.   

Cost: $0.00

Eligibility: None!

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