Nike Student Discount: What Is It? How Do I Get the Promo Code?

November 15, 2021 by Kyle
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Anyone who stops by the Rather-Be-Shopping blog from time-to-time knows I’m a HUGE fan of student discounts. After all, being a college student these days is about the most expensive thing you can “be”, so it’s REALLY smart to take advantage of any discount offered by retailers, restaurants, and hotels. Which brings us today to the Nike student discount as it’s one of the better money saving opportunities for students these days. Here’s everything you need to know so you can “just do it” and save money the next time you’re shopping the Nike website.

Nike Student Discount: What Is It? How Do I Get the Promo Code?

1. How Much is the Nike Student Discount?


High school, college, and university students are eligible to receive a 1-time use 10% off promo code directly from Nike.

2. Can I Use The Discount Both Online and In-Store?


The Nike student discount can ONLY be used online at or via the Nike App.

If you try to use the promo code at a Nike “brick and mortar” store you’ll get rejected as if Dikembe Mutombo was your cashier.

3. What Proof Do I Have to Show?

The first thing you need to do is sign-up (for FREE) to the Nike membership program.

Next, you click on this VERIFY link and you’ll be taken to where you enter your information via a service called SheerID.

They’ll ask you for the following:

  • High school or college you attend.
  • First and last name.
  • Email address.
  • Date of birth.
  • Mobile phone number.

Key to success: Use your school’s email address if you have one, as that will help greatly with the verification process.

Also, in some cases they’ll ask you for further information, like a school I.D. card, so be prepared to upload a copy.

See Also: Apple Student Discount: Is It Worth the Savings?

4. How Old Do I Have To Be?


If you’re under 16, you’ll have to wait until you can count 16 candles on your birthday cake to get the discount.

There is no maximum age requirement, so if you’re 99 years old and a college freshmen you can still get the discount.

5. Can I Get Another “1-Time Use” Promo Code Later?


Every 30 days you can actually “reverify” your student status and score another 10% off from Nike.

So be sure to always hit up Nike for a new promo code when you’re ready to make a significant purchase.

6. Are Any Items Exempt From the 10% Discount?

Yes, there are a few exceptions worth noting.

– Nike By You products.

– Some Launch and SNKRS products.

– Apple products.

– Can’t use the discount to buy gift cards or toward a previous purchase.

– Can’t redeem the student discount on

– Can’t be applied toward any shipping costs.

– Can only be used on the first $500 of a qualified purchase, so the biggest discount you can get is $50.

See Also: Amazon Prime Student vs Prime: The Differences Worth Knowing About

7. Can I Be in High School and Get the Discount?


You can be a high school student, but as mentioned earlier, you need to be at least 16 years of age to qualify for the discount.

8. Can the Discount Be Stacked with Other Coupon Codes?


But you can ONLY stack the 10% student discount with a free shipping coupon code at

See Also: Nike Return Policy: Time to Get ALL Your Questions Answered

9. Any Other Benefits to Having a Nike Membership?

Yes, two REALLY big ones.

Other than qualifying for the student discount, members get FREE standard shipping AND 60-day receipt-less returns.

So it’s definitely worth signing up.

Ask the Reader: Have you ever taken advantage of the Nike student discount? If so, how much money did it save you?

By Kyle James

Whataburger Secret Menu: 11 Secret Items That’ll Make Burgers Great Again

Updated November 15, 2021 by Kyle
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If you live in the South you’re already keenly aware of just how delicious a Whataburger meal is. But maybe you want to spice up your next meal and order something from the Whataburger secret menu. “Hidden” food items that only true burger aficionados and employees are aware of. So I went out and did the mouth watering research to figure out exactly what’s on their secret menu. The result was about a dozen burgers and sandwiches that you need to stuff in your mouth ASAP.

Whataburger Secret Menu: 11 Secret Items That'll Make Burgers Great Again

1. Breakfast Burger

This one pops up on the regular menu from time-to-time for a “limited time”, but not often enough in my opinion.

The Breakfast Burger comes with 1 beef patty, 1 egg, 3 hash brown sticks, American cheese, 2 bacon slices, and then topped with creamy pepper sauce.

You can even substitute the bun for a biscuit if you want to get real “breakfasty” with it.

I’ll take two of ’em and make an appointment with a cardiologist later. YOLO.

2. Breakfast Ranchero Sandwich

Ask for the Breakfast on a Bun sandwich but add their Picante Sauce and fresh jalapeños to it.

The result is the Breakfast Ranchero Sandwich and it’s a great way to spice up a below-average morning.

See Also: Five Guys Secret Menu: New Burgers That Are Out Of This World

3. Bunless Whataburger with Bacon

If you’re looking to reduce carbs, but increase saturated fats, you might want to order this concoction.

The Bunless Bacon Whataburger is served on a platter for easier eating which is a nice touch.

4. Chicken Strips & Pancakes

This one is a fun and delicious play on the southern favorite of chicken and waffles.

Keep in mind that you can only get Chicken Strips & Pancakes between 11 p.m. and 11 a.m. as that’s the only time when they make pancakes.

5. Fish Tacos

I gotta admit this one sounds really good as I love me some crispy fish tacos.

To make it happen you’ll want to order the WhataCatch fish sandwich, then add creamy pepper sauce instead of tartar sauce, add tortilla instead of a bun, then add shredded cheese.

Sounds like a nice change of pace from the regular fish sandwich.

See Also: The Shake Shack Secret Menu Is Absolutely Delicious

6. Grilled Cheese Veggie Sandwich

The Whataburger grilled cheese has been a menu stable for years so it’s time to mix it up a little bit.

To make the Grilled Cheese Veggie Sandwich happen, they’ll just throw on some grilled peppers and onions to the regular grilled cheese.

The result is colorful and tasty sandwich, with the bonus “veggie vitamins” melted in.

7. Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich

To make this popular Whataburger secret menu item you’ll start with a couple slices of Texas Toast.

Next, throw on some Honey BBQ Sauce OR Honey Butter Sauce (if available), 3 chicken strips, and 2 slices of Monterey Jack cheese (one on each side of the chicken strips).

The result is the Honey BBQ Chicken Sandwich which is one of the more popular secret menu items that they serve.

8. The Hulk Soda

If you’re a fan of the sometimes green superhero, you may like the Hulk Soda at Whataburger.

It’s essentially a mix of Powerade and Vault Soda (which I’m not sure is even made any more).

The ratios of these 2 liquids are unknown to me so please chime in down below in the comments if you know.

9. Monterey Melt

This one was on the regular menu a few years back but is now only available to those in the know…fortunately most Whataburger employees still know how to ring it up and make it.

The Monterey Melt consists of 2 beef patties, Monterey Jack and American cheese,  grilled peppers and onions, and topped with their signature Jalapeño Ranch sauce.

Dang, that sounds like a winner…has anyone ever tried it?

See Also: Sonic Secret Menu: Time To Get Crazy at Sonic Drive-In

10. Monterey Melt Chicken Strip Sandwich

If you like the Monterrey Melt you should try this one too.

Just sub out the beef patties for 3 chicken strips and ask for Honey BBQ sauce.

Then have them throw on 2 slices of Monterey Jack, some Jalapeño Ranch and grilled peppers and onions and you’ll reach nirvana after one bite.

11. The Triple Triple

This one reminds me of the “3×3” found on our famous In-N-Out Burger secret menu.

Order the Triple Triple and you’ll get a burger with 3 beef patties with a slice of cheese between each patty.

The heart defibrillator will cost you extra.

Ask the Reader: What Whataburger secret menu items am I missing? Let me know and I’ll have my taste buds do some investigative work.

By Kyle James

Photo credit to Tony Webster.

The Steam Return Policy: You Got Refund Questions, We Got ALL the Answers

Updated November 12, 2021 by Kyle
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Whether you’re an avid gamer, or a newbie to the gaming scene, you’ve probably used Steam to buy a game. The Steam platform, owned by Valve, is the largest digital distribution platform for PC gaming in the world. But what happens if the game you buy “sucks out loud” and you want to return it for a full refund? These types of digital returns can get a bit tricky so I wanted to dedicate an entire blog post to the Steam return policy so you know exactly what you’re getting into before you buy or ask for a refund on a game from their platform. I hope this information helps and makes your next return, or refund, a walk in the park.

Steam Return Policy: You Got Questions, We Got ALL the Answers

How Long Do I Get to Try-Out a Game?

2 hours.

Yep, that’s right, Steam gives you a measly 2 hours of playtime to decide if you want to return the game for a full refund.

Does It Matter Why I’m Making the Steam Return?


It could be that your hardware isn’t compatible.

Could be that you simply don’t like the game.

Maybe you bought the game by mistake.

The point is that you can make a Steam return for ANY reason as long as you’re within the 2 hours.

Steam told me that it could take up to a week to be issued your refund. That seems REALLY long to me, not good.

See Also: GameStop Return Policy: We Makes Sense Of a Confusing Policy

What If I’m Over the 2 Hours?

You might NOT be out-of-luck.

According to Steam, they examine all over “2 hours playtime” refunds on a case-by-case basis.

Steam suggest that you ask for a refund on your game anyways and they just might grant it to you.

Be polite in your explanation and you’ll definitely have a much greater chance for success.+

What’s the Policy for Returning Hardware?

Some hardware items come with a 14 day return policy and some have a 30 day policy.

Let’s break it all down…

14 Days

You have 14 days from delivery date to request a return on Valve Index Hardware.

This includes virtual reality headsets, controllers, and base stations.

30 Days

For all other hardware sold by Steam, you have 30 days to make a return.

How Do I Start a Return or Refund with Steam?

To make it happen you have to start by logging into your Steam account.

Next, you’ll want to select the order you want to request a refund on.

Finally, you’ll want to tap the “I’d like to request a refund” button.

Then you’ll follow the return instructions and box up your items (if applicable).

They give you 14 days from when you request a refund to mail the stuff back to them.

For games they’ll refund you within 48 hours.

Does Steam Refund to My Original Payment Method?


You’ll get your refund back to your original payment method, including your Steam Wallet if that’s how you made the purchase.

Payment methods that support refunds currently include PayPal, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx, and Discover.

See Also: Amazon Return Policy: Time to Cut Through the Confusion

Is There Anything I Can’t Return?


There are a few things you can’t return and they include the following…

– Video Content – This includes episodes, movies, and tutorials. The only exception is if the video is in a bundle with other “Non-Video” products that is refundable.

– CD Keys from 3rd Parties – This includes all products that use a serial number or product code to activate.

– Steam Wallet Cards from 3rd Parties – These are non-refundable as well.

– VAC Bans – If the Valve Anti-Cheat system (VAC) has banned you, you’re unable to return any game.

– Used Renewable Subscriptions – If you play a game (within the billing cycle) that’s part of a subscription package you CANNOT return it.

Can I Also Get a Refund On In-Game Purchases?

As long as the in-game purchase has not been “consumed” Steam will give you a refund within 48 hours of when you purchased it.

This policy only applies to Valve-developed games.

For games developed by 3rd parties, it’s left up to the game maker.

Many will adopt the same policy but some won’t.

But in either case, Steam will notify you, when you buy the add-on, if the game developer offers refund on in-game purchases.

Can I Get a Refund on a Pre-Purchased Game?


You can ask for refund at any point prior to the game’s release date.

Keep in mind that the 2-hour refund period still applies and begins on the game’s release date, but not until you actually start playing the game.

So you’ll want to make sure you want to keep the game as soon as you start playing it.

Can I Get a Refund on Funds Added to My Steam Wallet?

Yes, so long as you haven’t used the funds and it’s still within 14 days of purchase.

Steam Refund Policy “Hacks”:

1 – Ask For Refund Into Your Steam Wallet

According to this Reddit thread your best bet for an OVER 2 hour playtime refund is to request the money be put into your Steam Wallet rather than back on the credit card you originally used.

Your chances for success apparently go up significantly by doing it this way.

2- Many Independent Game Developers Have “Short” Games

Many of these games actually take less than 2 hours to complete, yet have GREAT reviews.

The problem is many are returning the game after they complete it, making it difficult for game developers to make a living.

Keep this in mind and support these game developers any way you can.

Ask the Reader: What’s been your experience with the Steam return policy? Have you ever got a refund on a game that you’ve played for more than 2 hours? Let me know.

By Kyle James