9 money saving tips for students

Tuesday 03rd November 2015

Surviving on a student loan can be tough. It starts out well at the beginning of term, but soon enough the cost of nights out, course books and general student life start to take their toll on your bank balance. We’re always on hand to help you book cheap student train tickets, and now we’ve extended our money saving guidance with a collection of student saving tips. Perfect whether you’re a fresh-faced fresher or third year in need of a little budgeting inspiration.

Happy saving!

Get an NUS extra card

Get an NUS extra card to keep costs down, with hundreds of exclusive student discounts both online and in store. From fashion to eating out, you can start saving on the everyday essentials. Remember - wherever you go, think student discount.

Half price student train tickets when you buy a 16-25 railcard

If you want discount on train tickets, buy a 16-25 rail card and enjoy 33% off rail services. At Transpennine Express we think you deserve even more discount - book your student train tickets in advance with us and we'll give you 50% off. Yes, that’s half price student train tickets!

Earn cashback with Quidco

Get paid whilst you shop. Simply go to Quidco.com and click on links to over 4,300 retailers to earn cash back on your purchases. Whether it’s for broadband, gas, electric or if you’re buying from your favourite high-street brands, there are some great offers to be had.

open a student bank account and get a free railcard

Before you go and buy your student railcard, here’s how you could get a one free. Students can get some great deals like a free railcard, a 0% overdraft and discount cards, when opening a student bank account. Do your research and choose the offer that’s best for you.

2 for 1 movie tickets with Meerkat movies

You may think that insurance is a steep price to pay just to protect your stuff. So what about sweetening the deal with free cinema tickets? Buy your student insurance through comparethemarket.com and you'll get access to 12 months of 2-4-1 deals on cinema tickets with Meerkat Movies.

Get Spotify premium for half price

Fed up of listening to the adverts on Spotify or paying £9.99 to skip them? Thinking of subscribing, but the hefty price tag is putting you off? Get Spotify Premium for half price using your student discount and save £60 a year.

Access O2 priority for special deals

Get an O2 sim card and enjoy exclusive daily deals. There’s £1 lunch on Mondays, free gifts, pre-sale tickets and access to some of your favourite Channel 4 shows, 48 hours before they air on TV.

Use Google opinion rewards

Download the Google Opinion Rewards app and receive up to £0.60 in credits for each survey you answer. You can spend your Google Play credits on books, games, apps and much more.

Save money with Co-op and Diners club

Eating in? Go to Co-op - the only supermarket to offer 10% discount to NUS card holders on shopping (including booze)! Or, if you’re planning on eating out, sign up to Tastecard or Gourmet Society to get up to 50% off or 2-4-1- at thousands of restaurants.

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