There are many ways to save money as a student but one of them is to ask shops if they do student discount! Some shops offer student discount to anyone with a valid university NUS card, others require an NUS extra card and some even require you to have their own student discount card!
NUS extra cards can be purchased online at the NUS website, where they are then sent to your university union for collection by you. They cost around £10, and if you are a frequent shopper in some of their discounted stores it may well be worth getting one!
Below is a selection of places you can get discounts as student, some online some on the high street and the type of card you will need. Unfortunately retailers often tend to hide the fact they offer student discount, and their can be inconsistencies between shops in certain areas and what type of cards they accept as a form of student ID. Even in the same shop you may find certain staff will allow you to just use your university ID card while others will demand an NUS Extra of In Store Student Card.
Just ask and you will find out! If you do find any extra high street shops that are not on this list, or are on this list that fail to offer the discount shown then I can add remove as appropriate.
|Retailer||Discount||Officially Required Card Type|
|HMV*||10%||HMV Student Card|
|Topshop / Topman||10%||NUS Extra Card|
|Zavvi (Formerly Virgin)||10%||NUS Card / UCAS Card|
|National Rail Enquiries||1/3 Off||Young Persons Railcard|
|National Express||Up to 30%||Young Persons Coachcard|
|Amazon||5%||NUS Extra Card|
|Superdrug||10% (£10 min)||NUS Extra Card|
|BB’s Cafe||15%||NUS Extra Card|
|Boot’s Opticians||30%||NUS Extra Card|
|Principles||10%||NUS Extra Card|
|IWOOT.com||10%||NUS Extra Card|
*HMV Student Discount cards become available when the University Semester starts.
Not a student discount card, but checkout BiTE Discount Card – 20% of Train Station Food! it’s completely free after all!