Three words to describe yourself while in school: broke as f*ck.

Being a student isn't easy, especially when you have to pay for everything on your own. We all know that sinking feeling of having to check your bank account and wondering how you only have $2.85 left when you must have had at least $50. Does being a student ever have any benefits?!

Yes, yes it does. I've come up with a list of student discounts that are bound to save you tons of money in the long run. Whether you're looking to save on groceries, on your fitness goals or on leisurely activities, I got you. You don't have to be broke to be a student, and there's no reason you should be either. Take advantage of these great discounts and you'll finally be able to save up for that obligatory graduation trip to Thailand.

Note: all of the places listed below require you to show your valid student I.D. to receive the discount. 

1. Summerhays Grill // 1971 Baseline Road

Discount: $2.99 breakfast special (homefries, two eggs, toast and bacon)

2. Second Cup // 171 Rideau Street

Discount: 10% off select items from Sunday to Thursday

3. Herb & Spice // 380 Bank Street

Discount: 10% off Sundays

4. Metro // 245 Rideau Street

Discount: 10% off Tuesdays and Thursdays

5. Loblaws // 363 Rideau Street

Discount: 10% off Tuesdays and Thursdays

6. Greyhound // 265 Catherine Street

Discount: 10% off bus tickets

7. Bulk Barn // Multiple Locations

Discount: 10% off on Wednesdays

8. Wallacks // 231 Bank Street

Discount: 10% off regular priced items

9. Canadian War Museum // 1 Vimy Place

Discount: $11.00 admission instead of $15.00

10. Canadian Museum of Nature // 240 McLeod Street

Discount: $11.50 admission instead of $13.50

11. Canadian Museum of History // 100 Rue Laurier

Discount: $11.00 admission instead of $15.00, IMAX $9.00 admission instead of $11.00

12. National Gallery of Canada // 380 Sussex Drive

Discount: $10.00 admission instead of $12.00

13. National Arts Centre // 53 Elgin Street

Discount: 50% off regular tickets and subscriptions

14. Yuk Yuks Comedy Club Ottawa // 292 Elgin Street

Discount: $7.00 tickets on Thursdays

15. Menchie's Frozen Yogurt // 1537 Merivale Road

Discount: 10% off everyday from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

16. Ottawa Pole Fitness // 1066 Somerset Street West

Discount: 10% off all regular classes and workshops

17. Pure Yoga // Multiple Locations

Discount: 40% off on all yoga packages used Monday to Friday 6 a.m. to 4 p.m.

18. terra20 // Multiple Locations

Discount: 10% off of your purchase

19. Spin City // 203 Bank Street

Discount: 15% off class packages

20. Roots // 787 Bank Street

Discount: 15% off of your purchase

21. Banana Republic // Rideau Centre

Discount: 15% off of your purchase

22. Jet Black Hair & Studio // 386 MacLaren Street

Discount: 15% off on Tuesdays with Apprentice, Advocate and Associate Stylists

23. Salon Rogue // 222 Dalhousie Street

Discount: 20% off services from Wednesday to Friday