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11 June 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Student Discounts: Where to Get the Best Deals

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Being a student often means juggling studies, social life, and finances.

Thankfully, there are plenty of student discounts available across the UK to help ease the financial burden. From shopping and dining to travel and entertainment, here’s your ultimate guide to where you can score the best student deals.

At McComb Students  we offer all of our student’s EXCLUSIVE discounts for staying with us as an extra perk! Upon move in we will give you a list of all of the local businesses in Ormskirk that offer McComb Student Exclusive discounts – another reason why it’s a no brainer staying at the top rated Student Accommodation Provider in Ormskirk and Winner of National Small Student Accommodation Provider in 2021.

Essential Discount Cards

Before diving into specific discounts, it’s important to get your hands on essential student discount cards that unlock a myriad of deals:

  1. TOTUM Card (formerly NUS Extra)

The TOTUM card, offered by the National Union of Students (NUS), is one of the most popular student discount cards in the UK. It provides access to hundreds of discounts both online and in-store.

Cost: £14.99 for one year, with multi-year options available.

Benefits: Discounts on fashion, food, technology, travel, and more. Includes a 12-month International Student Identity Card (ISIC) for additional global discounts.

  1. UNiDAYS

UNiDAYS is a free online platform that offers student discounts on a wide range of brands. Simply sign up with your university email to start saving.

Cost: Free.

Benefits: Exclusive deals on fashion, technology, beauty, fitness, and more.

  1. Student Beans

Similar to UNiDAYS, Student Beans provides access to numerous discounts for students. Register for free and verify your student status to start benefiting.

Cost: Free.

Benefits: Discounts on food, fashion, entertainment, and travel.

Fashion and Beauty Discounts

Looking to update your wardrobe or beauty routine? Many high street and online retailers offer student discounts:

 

  1. ASOS

Discount: 10% off for students.

How to Get It: Verify your student status with UNiDAYS or Student Beans.

How to Get It: Use your TOTUM card, UNiDAYS, or Student Beans verification.

  1. Missguided

Discount: Up to 35% off for students.

How to Get It: Register with UNiDAYS or Student Beans.

  1. Boots

Discount: 10% off No7, Sleek MakeUP, and other selected brands.

How to Get It: Register with Student Beans.

Food and Drink Discounts

Save money on dining out and groceries with these student discounts:

  1. McDonald’s

Discount: Free McFlurry, Cheeseburger, or Mayo Chicken with any Extra Value Meal.

How to Get It: Show your student ID at the counter.

  1. PizzaExpress

Discount: 30% off your food bill.

How to Get It: Use your TOTUM card or UNiDAYS verification.

  1. Co-op

Discount: 10% off groceries.

How to Get It: Use your TOTUM card at checkout.

  1. Burger King

Discount: Free Whopper, Chicken Royale, or Veggie Royale with the purchase of a meal.

How to Get It: Register with Student Beans.

Technology and Gadgets

Keep up with the latest tech trends without breaking the bank:

  1. Apple

Discount: Up to 10% off on MacBooks, iPads, and accessories.

How to Get It: Verify your student status with UNiDAYS or through the Apple Education Store.

  1. Microsoft

Discount: Up to 10% off on Surface devices and accessories.

How to Get It: Verify your student status on the Microsoft Store.

  1. Dell

Discount: Up to 20% off on laptops and desktops.

How to Get It: Register with Student Beans.

 

Travel Discounts

Whether you’re commuting to university or planning a trip, these travel discounts can help you save

  1. 16-25 Railcard

Discount: 1/3 off rail fares across the UK.

Cost: £30 per year.

How to Get It: Apply online or at any railway station with proof of age or student status.

  1. National Express

Discount: 15% off coach travel.

How to Get It: Use your TOTUM card or sign up with UNiDAYS.

  1. Megabus

Discount: 10% off fares.

How to Get It: Register with Student Beans.

Entertainment and Leisure

Make the most of your free time with these discounts on entertainment and leisure activities:

 

  1. ODEON Cinemas

Discount: Up to 25% off student tickets.

How to Get It: Show your student ID at the box office or register with TOTUM.

  1. Spotify

Discount: 50% off Spotify Premium.

How to Get It: Verify your student status with UNiDAYS.

  1. Amazon Prime Student

Discount: 6-month free trial and 50% off Prime membership.

How to Get It: Sign up with your university email.

 

Being a student in the UK comes with its perks, especially when it comes to discounts. By taking advantage of these deals, you can enjoy significant savings on fashion, food, technology, travel, and entertainment. Make sure to sign up for the essential discount cards like TOTUM, UNiDAYS, and Student Beans to unlock the best offers available. Happy saving!

By the McComb Bloggers

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