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Best Buy has a handful of deals targeted at college students that are bound to put a smile on a smartphone enthusiast's face, even if none of them actually help anyone with their education. Some of these offers preserve more money than others, with the Chromecast's $29.99 sales price saving customers only $5 bucks. On the other hand, or should I say - wrist, Best Buy is cutting $30 off the price of the Pebble smartwatch. This brings the price down to $119.99.

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College students can also pick up select laptops, all-in-one desktops, a wireless mouse, and an activity tracker at discounted prices. All you need is a valid .edu address. Best Buy will email out coupon codes that you can enter under Payment Method at checkout. Alternatively, you can print the coupons out and use them at any Best Buy store. Just register on this page to get started.

Offers are valid until the 24th of this month, and from December 8th to February 1st.

Best Buy College Student Deals

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. He now lives in the City of Bridges, adjusting to the presence of actual snow. His phone of choice is the HTC One.

  • CharlesVT

    Man, I thought the Pebbel smartwatch was being offered for $12...damn facebook title length limits

    • Aooga

      I know I'm getting downvoted for this, but that is about what I would pay for the pebble. For me, it just doesn't have enough to justify it's price. Actually, neither do any smartwatches. (In my opinion). They all require you to look at your phone eventually to respond or view the full message/email, so what's the point? Feel free to bash/agree. :)

      • lowert

        The point is that you only have to get your phone out of your pocket when there's actually a notification... And you already know what type of notification it is, so you can easily disregard an incoming email when you're at class... :)

      • Steven

        Not completely accurate. Depending on what programs you are using, you can program responses to use by clicking the watch buttons.

        • Aooga

          I guess it's useful if you get lots of emails that aren't worth responding too, but where I work, 99% of the time, it needs a response. :)

      • Brad

        Yeah, nothing's standing out yet. I will hold off until there's a good watch... I don't want anything over the top, just google now, full text display, and maybe show a widget.

      • Christopher Lee

        I got mine through Kickstarter, so I paid a little less. ;) However, it's definitely a matter of use-case. I get a lot of mail and messages through work, so being able to triage my "respond now" versus my "respond today" stuff is quite handy.

        For managing music while out and about, it's also quite handy-- even compared against nice solutions like long-volume-press for track selection. The aforementioned task programming through apps like PebbleTasker is a neat trick, although not enormously helpful.

        By and large though, I enjoy not having to take my phone out. It's less disruptive in social settings by far, and it also has the unintended side effect of boosting battery life rather considerably for me (since I no longer have to wake the phone over and over again, with the proc and screen spinning up, for some random message).

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Like it would seriously inconvenience Facebook to add ... if it truncates a title. Argh.

  • yihtang

    US only? no love for Canada :(

    • FrillArtist

      What's a "Canada"?

  • Brad

    Thing is - I'd probably pay 30 bucks for the pebble....

  • h00rj

    ChromeCast was originally $30 on the play store... That's what I paid.

    • mgamerz

      No it wasn't. It has always been $35

      • dude

        Doesn't matter, after tax the difference is negligible. Unless you really that extra three bucks for ramen noddles.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

          So $30+tax or $35+tax. Yes, the difference is $5 and change. Having a sale doesn't change a thing if you had to pay tax on the Play Store too.

        • http://www.androidpolice.com/author/eric-ravenscraft/ Eric Ravenscraft

          I always really three bucks.

    • Brad

      I bought it the day it came out and it was $35 with a 3 month netflix voucher...

    • yankeesusa

      It has always been $35.

  • TechGuy22

    i'd pay 30 dollars for peddle

  • CJ

    originally read the google+ post as "chromebook" and was quickly disappointed :(

  • RitishOemraw

    "On the other hand, or should I say - wrist, Best Buy is cutting..."

    Do you really want to put wrist and cutting in a sentence that highlights wrist like this?
    It's a small thing, so no harm done (no pun intended)
    :P

    I should start spending my time more useful >.>

  • Ádám Zovits

    Dear crew, I think the "You Might Also Like These" posts are normally quite useful, except when the topic of the original post is a deal alert, since most deals are not alive when they are referenced from this section.
    Thank you for your time.

  • conspiracy

    Best uy luh da kids

  • HolyFreakingCrap

    Pretty stupid seeing how the Chromecast doesnt work on most college networks. The Chromecast's failure in development so far is also another reason to leave it at Bestbuy.

    Note to college kids: spend the $30 on alcohol and drugs, you will have a better time.

    • http://www.androidpolice.com/ Artem Russakovskii

      Most college kids live in apartments and houses, not on campus, at least after the first year. Quite a sweeping statement you've got there.

      • Michael

        I go to a residential college, which means 85% of students live in campus housing (though a good chunk of them are apartments.) The Chromecast wouldn't work on our network, neither does the Roku or AppleTV or anything. It sucks.

        • JP

          Setup a cheap Mikrotik RouterBoard (routerboard.com) to give you a local wireless network and bridge it back to the college for interwebs.

  • http://www.WonhoPhoto.com/ Frank Lee

    Did anyone else got this to work? I've submitted two different edu emails, yet hasn't received any email from them. :*(

    • Matthew Wohlgemuth

      Same, no email.

    • jjrudey

      Same for me too. Still no email.

    • David

      No email here either. Has anybody gotten a coupon?

    • Eric

      No email here either, submitted over 12 hours ago.

    • http://www.WonhoPhoto.com/ Frank Lee

      Finally got the emails. i guess they were rolling them out slowly. Get your coupons!!!!

    • Sally

      @Frank Lee, can you forward the coupon to me??

      • http://www.WonhoPhoto.com/ Frank Lee

        it says the code is one time use only..
        but here it is anwyays.. for ChromeCast

        12f03e5b2

        • Sally

          @Frank Lee you are right :( it said this code was already used. how long did it take until they finally sent you the email?

  • naturecannon

    $5 off the Chromecast!! WOW, big deal there LOL

    • Joseph Cascio

      Hey that's about 15% off. Plus I have two and it is insanely worth it at $35 let alone $30, especially with Pandora support. Hopefully, more support is coming.

  • WHO?

    I bought many chrome cast when they came out. Only way I would ever buy another one is if they were sold for no more then $5. Its a device that needs paid services unless YouTube is interesting enough to watch on a large tv. I don't think so.

  • Adam Moran

    Can't use the code with the sales price.