The Student Discount


Financially, being a student isn’t all that great. But with your trusty student card on hand shopping just got a whole load easier and cheaper. So which places so generously aid students in their financial plights and how do you prove that you are in fact a poor student? Don’t worry, we’ve done all the research so you don’t have to, check it out below…

Getting your discount

Most places will offer discounts when you show your university student card (which you get when you register) but there are some that require an NUS card or UNiDAYS verification. NUS cards are really easy to apply for, you just enter your info online and the card will be sent to your Student Union (or school office if you are in sixth form) so go apply for one here. One downside is a 3 year card costs £32 but with all those savings it’s definitely worth it.

It’s pretty much the same with UNiDAYS except you don’t need a card and it’s free! You simply just verify your account by logging into your university portal, download the app and hey presto, your student status is verified. So go get it here.

Using your discount

So you’re verified and you’ve got your trusty student card to hand, what now? It’s time to go shopping for that perfect fresher’s week outfit…


UNiDAYS offer hundreds of discounts for students that you can redeem both online and in store, so we’ve chosen some of the more popular ones to give you an idea:

  • Apple up to 10% off
  • Just Eat 10% off
  • H&M 20% off
  • Missguided 20% off
  • Asos 10% off
  • New Look 20% off
  • Office 20% off including free delivery
  • Superdry 20% off
  • 20% off
  • Prettylittlething 20% off
  • Pull & Bear 10% off
  • Forever 21 20% off
  • Topshop 20% off
  • American Apparel 25% off
  • Radley 15% off
  • Urban Outfitters 10% off
  • Jack Wills 20% off
  • Ann Summers 20% off
  • Levis 20% off
  • Vans 10% off
  • Accessorize 20% off
  • RayBan 25% off

 For the full list visit: 

NUS Extra

Again the NUS Extra card holds many wonders so we’ve chosen just a few of the best ones:

  • 20% off Virgin Experience Days
  • Student discount at The Dungeons
  • 50% off NOW TV Entertainment Pass
  • 20% off at Warehouse
  • 10% off at Oasis
  •  10% off at
  • £15 off your first journey with Uber
  • 25% off National Express
  • 50% off Spotify Premium
  • 50% off Amazon Student membership

For the full list visit:

Now, aside from the perks of your NUS Extra and UNiDAYS memberships, there are the standard student discounts that you can get with your student card like a free cheeseburger or McFlurry with any meal at McDonalds. Now a days, most places offer the coveted student discount, there’s no harm in asking at the till when you purchase. So go forth poor students and purchase to your hearts galore…


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