How to get the most out of your student discounts by using survey rewards
Every student knows that one of the best things about university is getting a student discount. Once you graduate hunting them down can be so much trickier so it’s best to take advantage of them while you can.
A lot of students, however, don’t know that it’s possible to level up their student discount with a few simply hacks and tricks.
It’s time to step up your discount game.
Always stack deals
Using a blend of student discount, voucher codes, money off coupons, loyalty schemes and gift vouchers from paid surveys, you can create a multiplier effect and stack up the savings.
Step 1 – sign up for your student card through NUS Extra/TOTUM or online through Unidays or Studentbeans.
Step 2 – start earning gift cards through paid surveys & online competitions on websites such as Opinion Outpost and Valued Opinions.
Step 3 – start shopping and combining your vouchers with your student discount for maximum savings.
Use Amazon Student Prime
Prime Student offer a 6 month free trial to all students and then it’s only £3.99 per month after that.
There’s loads of benefits similar to standard Amazon Prime and you get:
- Prime Video
- Prime Music
- Unlimited one day delivery
- Unlimited photo storage
- Free eBook on first reads
- Exclusive student offers – 10% off textbooks, 10% off fashion, 15% off basics products, 10% off Philips products.
- And more
Again, you can earn vouchers to use to spend on Amazon which will boost your savings even more.
Scour out restaurant vouchers
Hardly anyone, especially students, pays full price for a meal out these days. Discounts and deals are everywhere.
Ask Italian – Has 25% off all food and set menu deals. Or go for the takeaway option to avoid tip and drinks
Café Rouge – Offers “Free French Onion Soup” and Free Flowing Fridays - 2 Courses & Unlimited
Prosecco or Beer for a set price, plus a quiz night where you could win a £100 voucher
Caffè Nero – Had a loyalty card, o2 priority offers & more.
Costa – Loyalty card, points for reviewing your experience
Harvester – Loyalty app, money off if you eat before 5PM Monday to Friday (more likely during student hours)
Nandos – Loyalty Card, go for Nandinos for a small chicken fix
Pizza Hut – Buffet
Toby Carvery – Rewards App, Turn Up Tuesday
Yo Sushi – Blue Mondays
Once again, combine these with any vouchers you earn for filling out surveys and you’re making double savings.
Go out without breaking the bank
Finally, you can earn rewards to treat yourself to going out. It’s always nice to take a break with your mates and the following places allow you to earn vouchers and combine them with a discount.
Cinemas – Meerkat rewards, 2 for 1 with a Times student subscription, £4.99 Vue tickets
Theme parks – Merlin Group 2 for 1 / 50% off with Kelloggs Cereal, Cadbury chocolate bags, 2 for 1 if you travel by National Rail
National Trust – Under 25’s discounted membership, free parking at loads of beaches
Theatre - £5 tickets released on the day
Aside from that there’s plenty more places you can earn vouchers for and get student discount at. It’s all about being clever and merging the two of them so you can enjoy things for free or next to nothing.