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Retail stores that give professionals and students discounts

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Hi I was wondering about stored retail and online that give discounts to professionals and students in the industry
I know william sanoma gives pros and students 15% off all prices but is there anyone els that does this ?
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Funny story about this. One of my co-workers told me about this at "Spoons and Spice". I think it's just local to me. 

I'm looking at a particular knife and ask about the discount. The clerk tells me "Yes, we do have a discount we just need to see your ID to confirm if you are really a chef."

I ask her "How does showing you my ID prove if I'm a chef or not? You mean like if I'm a student at a culinary school?" 

She says "Yes, if you're a student."

I say "How does being a culinary student make you a chef?"

She gives me a blank look. :-/

I tell her "I never went to culinary school and I just work at a country club."

She says "Ok, but your employer should give you a card that says you're a chef."

I tell her "I've never heard of any chef or cook that carries around a card with them that says they're a chef or cook."

She says... Get this... "All my chef friends carry around cards that says they're a chef!"

 

I just roll my eyes and leave.

 

So I share this story on my facebook and my friend makes me this card so I can go back and get my discount...

 

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ROFL  

 

Sweet...

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Hi I was wondering about stored retail and online that give discounts to professionals and students in the industry
I know william sanoma gives pros and students 15% off all prices but is there anyone els that does this ?

Sur la table offers a discount. Most local knife shops that I've shopped at offer a discount. 

 

Most places that I've ever had to prove anything to get a discount ask for a paystub from your restaurant. They do this once, put you in the computer and you are good to go. 

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