Friday Freebies: 10 entertainment discounts for Ohio State students

Friday Freebies
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Welcome to the new school year, Buckeyes! With the first week of classes out of the way, it’s time to have some fun.

Your wallets may be feeling exponentially lighter after buying all those textbooks and you might be wondering afford to have any fun this semester. Fret not, my friends —there are a ton of discounted entertainment options for OSU students right here in Columbus. Here are the top 10 deals you won’t want to miss.

 AMC Theatres

Headed to Lennox Town Center to catch a movie? Don’t forget to present your student ID at the box office and save.

Clay Café

Want to paint your own pottery and still save some dough? Pick up a $20 gift card for Clay Café for just $9. Gift cards are available for purchase at the Ohio Union Information Center.  

Columbus Crew SC

For one night only, join the Crew and fellow college students for College Night at MAPFRE Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 30. Present your valid college ID or .edu email address and get a ticket for just $15, take advantage of the exclusive student tailgate ($2 off drink specials from 6-7pm) and get five free Papa John’s Pizza coupons with a group order of 20 or more. Tap or click here for more information.

Columbus Clippers

Head over to Huntington Park and watch the Clippers finish out the season on Thursdays and save with the College ID night promotion. Just present your valid college ID and you’ll receive a reserved seat ticket and $5 in Clippers Cash, good for food, beverage or merchandise purchases for just $10. This offer is not available online. Tickets can be purchased at walk-up ticket booths on game day or by calling 614-462-2757.

Columbus Food Adventures

Columbus is definitely a hub for foodies, so you won’t want to miss out on these. Tours include the Short North ($25), Alternative Eats ($25) and Breakfast Tours ($25), plus the Ohio Union will also feature Dessert Tours (return TBA), Taco Trucks (return TBA), Grandview Food Tours (return TBA) and Old Worthington Food Tours (return TBA). Tickets are available for purchase at the Ohio Union Information Center.  

Columbus Zoo

Central Ohio is home to a world-class zoo and aquarium, and you’ll be missing out if you don’t go check it out. Get tickets for just $8 at the Ohio Union. Tickets are available for purchase at the Ohio Union Information Center.

Grand Prix Karting

Get a $25 gift card to Grand Prix Karting (including go-kart racing, laser tag, the escape room and the food court) for just $10. You must call ahead to use the gift cards. Gift cards are available for purchase at the Ohio Union Information Center.  

Lazer Kraze

Get a Lazer Kraze pass, good for one game of laser tag, for just $3! Advance reservations are recommended, and the passes cannot be used during all-you-can-play sessions. Passes are available for purchase at the Ohio Union Information Center.  

SegAway Tours of Columbus

If you’re new to Columbus or just want to see the city in a way you haven’t before, you won’t want to miss out on this SegAway tour deal. During the 2-hour tour, you’ll explore the Scioto Mile, the Short North, the Arena District and downtown Columbus while you learn fascinating and hilarious stories about Columbus. Regularly priced at $59, OSU students can snag a pass for just $30. Please call ahead to reserve your spot on the tour. Passes are available for purchase at the Ohio Union Information Center.  

Shadowbox Cabaret

If you’re into cabaret or just really love some top-notch entertainment, you’ll want to take advantage of $10 Shadowbox tickets. Reservations are required. Tap or click here to see a list of shows running right now. Tickets are available for purchase at the Ohio Union Information Center.  

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