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Student discount round-up

The first thing every student should look to do would be getting student discounts. They help out massively with keeping costs down and mean that you don’t have to compromise on things that you enjoy. So here is my round-up of the best ways to get a discount and what some of their best offers are at the moment!

UNiDAYS

Cost? Free
Format? App
How? Simply download the App from the App Store or Google Play Store, sign up with your University email address and you’re set!
What kind of deals are there at the moment?

  • 25% off Pretty Little Thing
  • £4.99 per month for Spotify AND Apple Music
  • 30% off Myprotein
  • 10% off Apple iPads and MacBooks
  • £4 off your first Deliveroo
  • Free Cheeseburger, Mayo chicken or McFlurry with any Extra Value or Wrap Meal at McDonald’s
  • £5 weekday buffet at Pizza Hut Restaurants
  • 20% off Puregym memberships
  • 30% off Zizzi’s on Monday & Tuesday (25% on Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday)
NUS Extra

Cost? £12 per year (or £32 for three years!)
Format? Card
How? Log into your University portal when signing up online and receive your card in the post to start saving money!
What kind of deals are there at the moment?

  • 20% off National Express
  • 10% off at Superdrug (with a Health & Beautycard)
  • £110 off Interrailing Packages
  • 10% off Forever 21
  • Up to 40% off at PizzaExpress
  • Reduced ticket fees on The Ticket Factory
  • 10% off Jack Wills
  • 10% off at The Co-op
  • £10 off your first journey with Uber
Vouchercodes/Vouchercloud

Cost? Free
Format? Apps
How? Just download the apps and create an account, the best thing about these apps is that they don’t require you to be a student so you can get everyone on board with their great offers!
What kind of deals are there at the moment?

  • 40% off mains at Prezzo, Frankie & Benny’s, Chimichanga AND Chiquito!
  • 25% off entry to Alton Towers
  • 20% off Missguided (full price orders)
  • £20 off bookings at lastminute.com
  • 20% off The Works online
  • Free Delivery on selected Argos orders

 

Student ID

Cost? Free
Format? Your student ID card
How? Sometimes you don’t even need to have a fancy app or a card to be able to bag a bargain, lots of nightclubs, shops and restaurants will give you a discount if you just show your student ID – just ask!

Supermarket loyalty cards

Cost? Free
Format? Card or App
How? Whatever your local supermarket is, you may as well sign up to their loyalty system so as you can start earning points which will get you benefits!

There’s no point wasting money if you can justifiably get something for cheaper. The student discounts available on all of these websites are always changing around so keep checking back and if you’re ever buying something, you may as well ask!

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Talie Colbourne

Hi, I'm Talie and I'm about to start my second year of Journalism at the University of Lincoln. Outside of my studies I'm a dancer and a skier (participating myself and instructing) and a gymnast. I also enjoy reading, blogging and spending time with my friends and family!

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