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The MySecretBoston guide to student discounts

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tudents in this town account for $7.4 billion a year in economic impact, according to the universities themselves, which employ 48,750 people and turn out 31,900 graduates per year, many of whom stay in Boston and contribute even more to the economy. But, hey, you just want to know where to get a deal on some munchies late at night. Boston can be a pricey place for students, and not just because of the cost of tuition. Here are 20 other secrets to making it a little cheaper. And if you want to hear about still more, just sign up for our email Deals+Discounts newsletter!

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A hidden-away cheap pizza that’s actually good

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A museum where admission is always free for students

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The mother of all late-night munchies menus—and how to get a student discount

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A museum that gives you a discount with a student I.D.

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One of Boston’s coolest places to study

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How to save money—on more than just gas—by riding your bike

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A card in your pocket that you didn’t know was a ticket to discounts

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A cut-rate ticket to some world-class music

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Free beer!

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One more reason to get a library card: it will save you money.

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Where to see classic American and foreign films, cheap

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A music store with deals that will sound good to anyone

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A dance club with no cover—if you know when to go

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Where to see beer being brewed—and sample it for free

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A cheap nightspot in a pricey hood

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Half-price food at a rowdy bar—if you know when to go

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Where to get a great deal on a round of golf

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A great, cheap lunch in Harvard Square

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Hip fashion’s hidden bargain basement

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Where to buy your clothes and costumes by the pound

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Filling French food you can afford

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Deals on designer duds of up to 90 percent off

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