Let’s face it: one of the best things about being a student is the discounts. Whether you’re looking for clothes, curtains, or cheeseburgers, all you need to do is flash your student card at participating retailers and save as much as 40% off the RRP. But with so many companies offering their own discounts, schemes, and rewards, knowing where to find them can be a challenge. No fear: we’ve put together five of the best student discounts websites in 2020.
UNiDAYS is the world’s leading student discounts website, claiming to serve more than ten million students. With more than 18.4 million monthly sessions, 48m monthly page views and 6.5 million monthly engagements, it’s clear why this student discounts website comes out on top. Offering discounts on brands like Love Honey, Charlotte Tilbury, MAC, Ralph Lauren, Hollister, Look Fantastic, Apple, ASOS, and Audible, there’s something for every student.
TOTUM, owned by the National Union of Students, is technically the UK’s official student discounts website in the UK, but you’ll still find some exclusive offers elsewhere, so don’t see this as a one-stop-shop. Discounts on major brands like Jack Wills, Co-Op, BT, and Topshop are available here, and if you’re willing to splash out on a TOTUM Card for £14.99, which comes with a PASS-accredited Proof of age ID, too, you can access these discounts and more in participating retail stores. Be quick: many offers and deals here are time-limited.
Another student discounts website to add to your bookmarks is Student Beans, which not only offers generous discounts on major fashion and lifestyle brands but exclusive freebies. Right now, you can claim a free sausage roll or a sweet treat from Greggs, as well as money off tickets on days out at Thorpe Park and Alton Towers. Amongst the most popular student discounts on Student Beans are Gymshark, NordVPN, Weekday, Virgin Media, EE, In The Style, Nintendo, Domino’s, Pandora, Chi Chi London, I Saw It First, and TasteCard.
One of the lesser-known websites on our list is Student Money Saver, which is not only home to some money-saving deals and special offers, but competitions, job adverts, and free trials of products and services. They also share tonnes of tips and tricks on getting the most out of being a student, including a guide to the best birthday freebies from brands.
Finally, consider adding Save the Student to your bookmarks. They boast a directory of brands that offer student discounts, freebies, and more, with categories including days out, accommodation, entertainment, takeaways, and travel and motoring. What’s special about Save the Student is that they don’t immediately funnel you to a brand’s website - they lay out the benefits of shopping with them as a student, and instructions on maximising discounts.