Whether you are staying in student accommodation in Nottingham, Bristol, Loughborough, Exeter, Leicester or Leeds, you need to keep a close eye on your finances. Living away from home can come with a lot of new challenges, particularly managing money. Although, one of the benefits of being a student is that you can redeem loads of different discounts and freebies! Here are some of the best discounts you can get with your student card.
Perfect for something quick and easy when you are hung-over, McDonald’s has provided students with just enough energy to crawl into a lecture after a particularly heavy night. Whilst the fast food place is universally known, you might not have released that they do special offers for students. When buying a meal, if you present your student card, you are able to select from a free McFlurry, hamburger or cheeseburger.
A brand new laptop at University can be one of the most useful things you will own, but also one of the most expensive. A MacBook Pro can set you back a hefty sum, which can be difficult to pay for as a student. However, if you bring your student ID into the apple store, you can claim 15% off your purchase. This can work out to quite a bit of money when buying an Apple laptop, so it is definitely worth it.
Spotify is one of the biggest music streaming sites available now, and more often than not if you want to hear a new album, you’ll have to have a Spotify account to hear it first. Whilst, you can get a free account, a paid membership allows you to listen to unlimited, ad-free music. You can also save songs to a playlist which can be access offline, perfect for when you are on the move and don’t want to waste your mobile data. With an NUS card, you can get 50% off your Spotify monthly payments.
Loads of Clothing Stores
Buying clothes that look good when you are student can be a big expense, and seriously damage your wallet. Luckily, absolutely loads of clothing retails offer a student discount when showing your student ID in store. Everyone from Topshop, Asos, Burton, New Look and Office offer at least 10% off of all their products,
Surprisingly, at some point you will actually have to start reading books and studying! This might come as a shock but this is actually one of the biggest parts of university and getting the right books as early as possible is vitally important. This can be a bigger expense that you expect though, with some essential textbooks costing way more than you’d think. Fortunately, Blackwell’s online bookstore offers up to 50% off a range of the most important student textbooks.