There are a lot of benefits to being a student…
The ability to drink during the day without judgement, being able to go out on a weeknight, being able to nap whenever you like etc, etc, etc.
But the biggest benefit is, of course, student discount. That little plastic card with the hideous photo of you is a powerful tool, often giving you considerable money off items such as clothing, laptops, food, gigs and books.
To use the card to its full advantage, here’s a full list of the best student discount sites around. This should help you save a few pennies to spend on the things that matter. You know, like food and alcohol and stuff…
Save The Student – Discounts are split into categories to help you easily find what you’re looking for.
UNiDAYS – Updated with thousands of student offers on a daily basis. It’s free to join with a great free app.
Student Beans – Over 10,000 discounts, deals and competitions for students.
Totum: Totum is the rebrand of the NUS extra card. It offers more than 200 UK discounts on big and small brands. Costs for a card for one year are £12A, two years is £22, and three years card £32. Totum comes with a free one-year International Student Identity Card (ISIC) too which is handy for nabbing discounts as a student around the world.
Student Money Saver – Stay updated with all of the latest discounts, deals and free stuff for students. They also specialise in ways to make money as a student and are full of advice with everything you need to know about student finance and more.
The Student Pocket Guide – A website for students with features and news articles as well as deals and competitions.
STA Travel – Students and young people can find cheap flights, hotels, hostels and more. Buy the ISIC discount card (or get it free for one year with Totum) to enjoy travel, online and lifestyle discounts in the UK and over 133 countries worldwide.
Student Universe – The world’s leading travel booking site for students, offering discounted student flights, hotels, hostels and tours.
Broadband For Students – Helping students across the UK to compare the best student broadband offers.
Software4Students – Providing the best student discounts on full professional software.
5 Apps to help save even more!
Zeek – iOS and Android, free
Zeek allows you to buy and sell unwanted gift and store cards at a discounted price. With cards ranging from Topshop and John Lewis to Apple and Odeon, you can save money and also make some cash by selling any unwanted gift cards.
Grabble – iOS and Android, free
Save money on your favourite fashion brands with Grabble. Scroll through Grabbles fashion pages and swipe right on anything that takes you fancy. When this item is discounted, Grabble will let you know!
Quidco – iOS and Android, free
Simple to use cashback site that helps you earn money from purchases when shopping online. Some current offers include 4% cashback at Waterstones, £8 cashback for your first £25 order at Asda and up to £30 cashback at Currys. When you’re a student, every penny counts!
musicMagpie – iOS and Android, free
Make extra money by recycling and selling unwanted electronics, games, DVDs and CDs on musicMagpie.
The ISIC Global App -iOS and Android, free
Never lose your student card again thanks to the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) app. You can now use your virtual ISIC card and exclusive student discounts and codes for student discounts in over 130 countries.
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