If you have a valid university email address, you are eligible to get a free subscription to New York Times Select ($50 value) via this signup link . After you enter your email, they will send you an activation email with a link that you must click. From there, it’s a little confusing because they send you to a login page, from there you need to click on the Upgrade button to upgrade to the New York Times Select subscription. The next page is just your typical signup page and after that you’re all set. Free New York Times Select, just like that.
Not much beats free, so enjoy!
(Dang, I was beat to the punch by a lot of places, including the Consumerist , this is what you get for being busy)