Generally, students are at a financial disadvantage compared to those who have full-time jobs. But, just because you are a student, it doesn’t mean you have to be unequipped, hungry, or badly dressed.
Luckily, there are many businesses that realise that students are the future of our world, and are willing to help them out by offering them student discounts. From pizza delivery to train fares, you can get discounts on everything.
Here are some places where you can find student discounts and make the most of your budget during your studies.
Types of Student Discounts Cards and Codes
To be able to claim some student discounts, you may need to have some type of student discount card or code.
TOTUM (UK) - TOTUM can get you deals on travel, fashion, eating out, and more. TOTUM is the number one student discount card in the UK. It’s supported by the National Union of Students.
The International Student Identity Card—ISIC (worldwide) - This card is useful if you are planning on travelling abroad, or if you are an international student, because it is the only internationally recognised student ID.
UNiDAYS (UK, US, Ireland, Denmark, Germany, New Zealand & Australia) - This platform makes getting student discounts online completely painless. The sign up is free, just make sure to use your academic email address when creating an account.
Student Beans - This platform is very similar to UNiDAYS. It also allows you to create an account for free, so it’s worth signing-up on both platforms.
Student Discounts for Clothing
Burton - Offers a 10% discount to students. You can verify your student status with UNiDAYs or Student Beans.
ASOS - Offers a 10% discount to students all year round. Occasionally, students can get a 25% discount. You can claim your discount with your student email address or UNiDAYS account.
French Connection - 10% off in-store and online purchases.
Urban Outfitters - 10% off purchases all year round.
Schuh - 10% off online and in-store purchases.
Topshop/Topman - You can use your Student Beans or UNiDAYS account to get 10% off all year-round.
Ellis Brigham - At the moment, Ellis Brigham offers up to 50% discounts on men’s and women’s clothing and footwear. These are for everyone, and not just for students, so claiming these discounts is as hassle-free as it can be.
River Island - You can use your Student Beans account to get a 10% year-round discount.
Office - 10% off online and in-store purchases.
Student Discounts for Food
Las Iguanas - From Sunday to Thursday, you can get 20% off food and drink bills.
Yo! Sushi - On Sundays, and from Tuesday to Friday, students can get 25% off dine-in food purchases through UNiDAYS.
Pizza Express - From Sunday to Thursday, students can enjoy 30% off all food and drinks. You can claim the discount through UNiDAYS or TOTUM.
Dominos Pizza - You can use your Student Beans account to unlock a 35% online discount off purchases over £25.
Student Discounts for Technology
Apple for Education - You can get up to 5% off when you purchase an iPad. You can get up to 10% off when you purchase a Mac computer or laptop.
Adobe - You can get 60% off Adobe Creative Cloud apps and services. These include Illustrator, Acrobat Pro, Photoshop, Lightroom, and Premiere Pro.
Microsoft - Students can get the whole Office suite for free. It includes apps such as Excel, Word, Microsoft Teams, OneNote, and PowerPoint. You can also get 10% off select PCs and Surface products.
HP - HP offers students up to 50% off online purchases through UNiDAYS.
Norton Security - The company allows students to save up to £46 on Norton antivirus and internet security systems.
Student Discounts for Travel
16-25 Railcard - You can get 30% off standard rail fares by investing in a railcard.
National Express - If you are a full-time student, or just aged between 16 and 26, National Express’ Young Persons Coachcard gives you 33% off fully flexible and standard fairs. It also gives you 15% off travel to festivals and events. You can get the card for just £12.5 a year.
Student Discounts for Supplies
Paperchase - Students get 10% off printing and photocopying services in-store with UNiDAYS. They also get a 10% discount on items purchased online or in-store.
Foyles Bookshop - Foyles offers a 10% discount to students all year round, for both in-store and online purchases.
Amazon - You can get a 6-months free Amazon Prime trial. After your trial expires, you will get a 50% discount on the full membership. The membership will also give you access to the Kindle lending library.
Ryman Stationery - You can use your student card or UNiDAYS account to get 10% off online and in-store purchases. The discount includes printing, binding, and photocopying services.
Student Discounts for Health and Beauty
The Fragrance Shop - Students can get 15% off online purchases.
Superdrug - Superdrug offers a 10% student discount on in-store purchases.
Supercuts - You can use your student ID to get 10% off haircuts and services.
Boots Opticians - Students get a 10% discount on their first pair of glasses, contact lenses, and prescription glasses. They also get 50% off every extra pair of glasses or prescription sunglasses.
Student Discounts for Media/Entertainment
Spotify - You can get Spotify’s Premium membership at half the price. Unlike the free membership, it allows you to download music to your device and listen to it offline.
Cineworld - Cineworld offers reduced-price tickets for students. However, the discounts vary between branches.
Odeon Cinemas - On top of the standard discounted ticket price for students, you can get an extra 25% off with a TOTUM card.
Apple Music - You can get a student membership for only £4.99 a month.