Student Discounts to Save Some Dough

By Rene Thompson, Staff Reporter

In this terrible economy, many students may be saying to themselves: ‘Man, learning stuff is cool, but being poor sucks.’

Have no fear; the CNM Chronicle is out to save students from feeling like an over-used stereo-type with a ton of ways to live well and save money.

There are many places in Albuquerque that offer student discounts; here is a small list of vendors giving that savings to students with ID’s. Inclusion on this list is not an endorsement.


Bus Passes

  • Students are entitled to a free annual bus pass, which can be picked up from the Student Activities Office on Main campus in the Student Services Center room SSC-109.

Airport Parking

  • 2200 Sunport Blvd. SE.
  • 244-7700
  • Fast Park parking offers students and employees their cheapest short or long term parking rates and other exclusive specials at the Albuquerque International Sunport.



  • 224-8300
  • 1701 Mountain Road NW
  • A year-long pass to the hands-on learning center is $30 instead of the regular $45.

Indian Pueblo Cultural Center

  • 224-8300
  • 1701 Mountain Road NW
  • The center is a Native American museum with exhibits and collections of Indian art. Also available is the Pueblo Harvest Café and Bakery, which offers traditional Native American foods such as fry-bread and mutton stew, as well as fusion foods like blue-corn crusted fried chicken. Student admission is $3.

Cliff’s Amusement Park

  • 881-9373
  • 4800 Osuna Road NE
  •  Admission prices are 20 percent off for students


Children’s Learning Garden

  • 268-8834
  • 801 Girard Blvd NE
  • Student parents can get discounted fees when qualifying for a financial program for low income households.

Little Light Child Care Center

  • 255-8918
  • 128 Jackson Street NE
  • 10 percent off for multiple children.

Monte Vista Day Care

  • 255-3655
  • 3208 Monte Vista Blvd. NE
  • Registration fees are waived for student parents at CNM.


UNM Fitness Center

  • 277-4347
  • Johnson Center
  • CNM students can take advantage of the $40 semester rate to have access to the Johnson fitness center. Students must provide a current schedule of classes and proof that their CNM courses have been paid in full.

Flavor Fitness

  • 280-6462
  • 5600 Menaul Blvd. NE
  • Students can get a monthly pass to unlimited classes for $38 a month with one free month, compared to the full price at $58, a $20 monthly savings. Flavor fitness offers zumba, yoga, piyo (Pilates and yoga), and turbo kick classes.

Snap Fitness

  • 908-9978
  • 300 Menaul Blvd. NW
  • Offers CNM faculty and students free enrollment and $29.95 individual access monthly membership.


Cheba Hut

      • 232-2432
      • 115 Harvard Drive. SE
      • Offers “toasted” subs and a sizable selection of local beers on tap. Students get a free soda and bag of chips with a sandwich purchase on Mondays.

Fans of Film Café

      • 504 Yale SE
      • Offers burritos, pastries, sandwiches and an array of locally made coffee. 10 percent off for CNM students.

Mean Bao Bakery

      • 632-6226
      • 3409 Central Ave. NE
      • Offers Asian style baked goods, bagel dogs, and breads and free coffee or tea with the purchase of a $4.00 reusable coffee mug.  10 percent off.

Serafin’s Chile Hut

      • 266-0029
      • 3718 Central Ave. SE
      • Offers authentic New Mexican food. Students get a 15 percent discount.

U-Swirl Frozen Yogurt

      • 797-1075
      • 115 Harvard Drive SE
      • Large selection of frozen yogurts. 20 percent off for students

Olympia Café

      • 2210 Central Ave. SE
      • Greek food in the heart of University area. 10 percent off any meal items for students.

 Local Retailers

Artisan Art Supplies

      • 256-4540
      • 3017 Monte Vista Blvd. NE
      • 10 percent off on any art supply items including sale and clearance items.

Frock Star Vintage Clothing

      • 266-6979
      • 115 Harvard Dr. SE
      • 20 percent off non clearance vintage clothing items.

Lobo Scooter

      • 200-0486
      • 500 Yale SE
      • Any new scooter will be discounted $50 off.

Master Touch Automotive

      • 883-9141
      • 4113 Menaul Blvd. NE.
      • 10 percent off all services.

Rollin’ Ro’s Discount Tobacco

      • 333-8369
      • 2347 Eubank Blvd. NE
      • All tobacco, tubes and rollers 10 percent off for students.

Sachs Body Modification

      • 266-1661
      • 3112 Central Ave. SE
      • 10 percent off on any body piercing or tattoo.

Self-Serve Sexuality Resource Center

      • 265-5815
      • 3904 Central Ave. SE
      • 10 percent off any purchase.

The Guild Cinema

      • 255-1848
      • 3405 Central Ave NE
      • $5.00 ticket admission prices.

The Zone Gift Shop

      • 255-5772
      • 2222 Central Ave SE
      • 15 percent off most products.



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