Does The Economist offer a student discount?
The Economist, a news magazine that focuses on the intersection between politics and business on the national and international scene, offers a 25% student discount. If you are a student in these areas and you aren’t already reading The Economist, you may want to start. It might help you stay on your professor’s good side. The only way to get full access is to subscribe. (Of course, you could probably go to the library…but who has time for that?)
What kind of subscriptions are offered, and what do they cost?
Like most publications who have kept up with modern technology, The Economist offers both a digital and a print subscription. Do you prefer scrolling on your phone, or flipping through paper pages? Both plans are discounted 25%.
- Digital: The digital plan includes the full digital version of the magazine and an audio version read by professional broadcasters. If you need your news fix first thing in the morning just like your caffeine, the “Economist Espresso” morning news brief comes right to your smartphone app or inbox. And just in case you need to delve into the past, the archives are also available online.
- Print: Surprise! You receive the weekly print version delivered to your campus mailbox. (Didn’t see that coming, did you?)
What really is a surprise is that both the digital subscription and the print subscription are the same price. A 6-month subscription which is exclusively available to students costs $59. A full year’s subscription is $115, compared to full-price at $152, and a 2-year subscription is $200, full-price $270.
If you just can’t make up your mind whether you’d prefer print or digital – too many choices! – you can get both. The Print + Digital subscription is $75 for 6 months, $142 for one year, and $250 for two years.
How to qualify for The Economist student pricing?
Visit economist.com and click the button to subscribe. Upon reaching the subscription page, it will ask if you are a student. Once you click the button, you will see the discounts offered. Even if you’ve been up all night cramming, keep your eyes open! Sometimes, an introductory offer might be available at even deeper discounts. But make sure you’ve checked the box for the student rate, and watch for how they handle it when the introductory rate ends.