Is it ok to use your old student ID to save a buck?
Last week, the Globe and Mail shared a list of tips on how to get student discounts long after you’ve graduated.
As long as their face continues to resemble the photo on their student ID, many recent grads or drop outs seem anxious to take advantage of any possibility of a student discount.
Who really checks? And what's the harm, after all?
First off, there are clear ethical issues with asking for a price break when you’re no longer in school. It’s actually dishonest or at least a bit sneaky, depending on your point of view.
But is it any worse than asking for a senior’s discount when you look older but don’t actually fall into the correct age range?
You can, for instance, find students on Craigslist who are willing to loan out their student ID for a small fee, he suggests. Or simply replace the expired sticker with a reasonable facsimile.
Have or will you prolong the life of your expired student ID card? Is it worth the effort?
By Gordon Powers, MSN Money