The best student discounts available to you

Student discounts are everywhere, from tech to food, to days out and so much more. It’s one of the best perks of being a student!

With there being so many it can be difficult to know which ones are the best, and what they can offer you. This is why I’ve chosen my top 3 of the available student discount websites and apps that’ll enable you to save as much money as possible and make the most of your time as a student!

UniDays

The one you’ve probably already heard of is Uni Days. This is an app containing free and exclusive discounts just for students. It has new deals every month as well as free to enter competitions for the chance to save even more money every day. They carry deals for hundreds of well-known brands and all you need to do is download the app and prove you’re a student by verifying your student email address. You’ll then be asked for a unique code, which can be found on the app, when paying online, or to show your Uni Days ID when in store.

Be aware that a lot of stores will only accept a valid Uni days ID (or other student discount brands), rather than an actual student ID card. They currently have many exclusive deals perfect for the new academic year including free gift cards when purchasing apple iPads or Macs, 50% off your first Hello Fresh box and many clothing deals. All perfectly suited to help cut down on your back-to-uni shop.

Student Beans

Student Beans is another free app, similar to Uni days you sign up in the same way and show an ID via the app in stores and an exclusive code when buying online. However, Student Beans has many more student discounts to unlock. Some of their current top deals include 35% off of Dominoes, a free 2 month trial of Taste card and an Echo Dot for £8.99 with an Amazon student membership. Their website also contains a blog full of tips incorporating the discounts which is worth checking out, as it allows you to make the most of the available deals.

TOTUM

Next up is Totum. Also an app, but you’ll be given a physical TOTUM card to prove your student status. This card does have a free section similar to the other two apps however more exclusive discounts can be unlocked with a subscription. This costs £14.99 for 12 months and despite the initial cost, the savings reflect this. For example, you’ll receive an exclusive 10% off at the co-op and 25% off of Ocean student priced tickets, so can be worth the initial cost if you make the most out of the discounts.

It’s definitely worth taking an extra few minutes to scroll through the apps to see if there are any discounts available before you make a purchase, or ask at the till. Every little penny helps, so it’s also worth it to get all of these student apps as they all of different discounts and stops you from missing out on any exclusive deals.

A quick tip, if you’re thinking of making any large purchases, like a new laptop for the new academic year, it’s worth waiting until the end of August/start of September, as they often do extra deals around the start of term time. This also applies to homeware, food and clothing too!