Here are some Frequently Asked Questions and Answers
  • How do CollegeBudget's deals work?

    Each day, CollegeBudget features an unbeatable deal on cool stuff for college students. If you find a deal you like, click "BUY", and we email you a deal code which you then redeem for the discounted product or service on the website or in store of our partnering merchants.

  • Do I need to use my CollegeBudget Deal the same day I buy it?

    No. Many CollegeBudget Deal Codes have an expiration date, but you never have to use them on the date of purchase.

  • I bought a CollegeBudget Deal - how do I use it?

    Once you purchase the deal you will receive a confirmation email followed by an email with instructions on how to redeem your deal

  • Can I buy a CollegeBudget Deal as a gift for someone else?

    Yes. We communicate with all the businesses that we work with that CollegeBudget Deals can be gifted, and unless the Fine Print specifically states otherwise, gift away! To have us send them the gift, select the gift option at checkout.

  • Can I combine my CollegeBudget Deal with other offers or specials?

    No... not unless the deal specifically states otherwise.

  • How is CollegeBudget able to offer these great deals?

    Because we sell to a nationwide audience of college students, we are able to negotiate great deals with our partnering merchants. As we grow our volume of students using CollegeBudget we can offer even greater deals, so make sure to tell your friends!

  • Is CollegeBudget safe?

    Extremely. Your credit card number is transmitted by SSL directly to a secure electronic vault. At no time is your credit card information stored on our servers.

  • I just sent a referral to my friend - now what?

    If your friend creates their account within 72 hours of clicking your link and buys a deal within 10 days of signing up. We will deposit $5 worth of credits in your account.

  • I ordered a (ex. iPhone case, flowers, beerpong table). Where is my item?

    You need to redeem your deal code at the partnering merchant and they will ship out your product.
    If you redeemed the code, and you're still waiting on your product you should contact customer service at the merchant to find out the status of your order.

  • I never received my Deal Code, how can I find it?

    You should receive an e-mail with your code a few minutes after purchase. If not, check your junk folder.
    You can always log into your account to find it. Follow the directions below.
    1. Go to
    2. Click "How to redeem" to see your code and redemption instructions.

  • My Deal Code is not working, what do I do?

    Please read the Redemption Instructions on your Deal Certificate email. Some Deals require special instructions or extra time to activate the code.

  • What happens when my Deal Code expires?

    Please contact the merchant's customer support. They should be able to offer you the face value of the purchase.

  • What is your Refund Policy?

    All purchases are eligible for returns or exchanges for up to 30 days! Returns may be made for CollegeBudget Credit only. Credit may be used on any other current or future CollegeBudget deal, and does not expire. Sorry, there are no cash refunds.

About CollegeBudget

We are revolutionizing student discounts! CollegeBudget is an exclusive college student-only shopping network. Students deserve a price break- We negotiate the best deals with top brands and upcoming products, in order to save students money. Students, shop together and reinforce the student discount!

For Businesses

Looking for new customers? Social media buzz? A positive branding opportunity? Run a student-only deal (.edu email verified) and make the magic work. College students are young and upwardly mobile. Promote a student discount on, and gain new customers!