Student ID: Passport to discounts

By Angela Le Quieu, Staff Reporter

A valid CNM ID can be used more than just on campus; various organizations and businesses offer discounts and other perks to CNM students.

A free annual bus pass can be picked up from student services and CNM students can also get a free UNM community library card that allows them access to Zimmerman and other libraries on the UNM campus.

Besides these freebies, there are many discounts available for food, fun, fitness, and lots more, and this is a list of various places around town.



Cheba Hut

Monday student day; free chips and drink with ID and purchase of a sandwich.


115 Harvard Drive SE


Sombreros Mexican Restaurant

Students receive a 10 percent discount on Mexican cuisine, open daily from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.


120 Harvard Drive SE


Street Food Market

Take 10 percent off on Malay, Vietnamese and Thai street food from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.


2300 Central Ave SE



UNM Fitness Center

CNM students can purchase a RecCard and have access to all of the Johnson fitness center including their gym and pool for $40 a semester per person with a $10 fee the first time to create a UNM access card.


Johnson Center across from Popejoy on the UNM campus


Flavor Fitness

$40 a month instead of $55 with unlimited classes that include BodyPump, Body Step, Zumba and many more.


5600 Menaul Blvd. NE


Tennis Club of Albuquerque

Offers discounts on membership to CNM students, members have access to tennis courts, a fitness center, and pool during the season. Call for more information on summer discounts.


2901 Indian School Road


Popejoy Hall

CNM students can receive a 40 percent discount at the UNM Bookstore ticket office for the following shows:

Sherman Alexie, on March 30, at 3 p.m.

Soweto Gospel Choir on April 4 at 8 p.m.

Yesterday Once More: A Musical Tribute to the Carpenters, on April 5 at 8 p.m.

Taikoza, on April 13 at 3p.m.

The Mystical Arts of Tibet on May 31 at 8 p.m.


The Guild Cinema

Student tickets are $5 with a valid CNM ID for a variety of independent movies.


3405 Central Ave NE


The Kimo Theater

Offers student discounts, but discounts vary depending on show and discounts may not be available for all shows, check with the box office.


421 Central Ave NW


Cliffs Amusement Park

Students, staff, faculty and their families can take 20 percent off ticket prices by purchasing tickets ahead of time at


4800 Osuna Road NE


Frock Star

Take 10 percent off all non-clearance vintage clothing


115 Harvard Dr. SE


Artisan Art Supplies

CNM students can take 10 percent off their total purchase with ID.


3017 Monte Vista Blvd. NE

Master Touch Automotive
10 percent off all services with student ID.


4113 Menaul Blvd. NE


Tom Quirk Automotive

$80 per hour instead of the normal $92.50 for labor.


3434 Girard NE

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