We know that your student loan might be a bit lighter than you’d like. You can make sure that you don’t overspend your money by budgeting.
However, to help you out, we’ve found the seven best discounts to help you save some spare change during your time at Manchester.
1. TOTUM card (formerly known as an NUS Extra card)
This is by far the most popular way of saving some money as a student! A TOTUM card is only available to students, and you can also use it across the country on big brands and around the world.
Thinking of watching a film at the Trafford Centre? You’ll get 25% off your student priced ticket at the Odeon. Or were you planning on having a nice meal out in the city centre? There’s 30% off if you take a trip to Zizzi in Manchester Piccadilly.
There are also discounts to be found online, including ASOS, Amazon Prime and Apple.
Plus don’t forget – there’ll be a Co-Operative supermarket opening on campus at University Green, where you’ll be eligible for 10% off.
There are all sorts of discounts found on UNiDAYS. You can sign up for free on the website using your University of Manchester email address.
In need of a new laptop for all of your coursework? UNiDAYS offer up to 36% off HP computers and 10% off Dell laptops.
Do you need some new sportswear for working out in the Armitage Sports Centre? There’s lots of sportswear discounts to choose from!
3. The University of Manchester’s exclusive discounts
Did you know that, as a student of the University, you’re entitled to loads of exclusive deals which we’ve negotiated ourselves? Whether you want a discounted meal looking over the Manchester skyline at Cloud 23, or you want to take on a Bear Grylls fitness session with Oxygen Freejumping at a lower cost, there’s bound to be something for you that won’t be available elsewhere.
4. The Student FOMO
Get following Manchester Students’ Union’s very own discount newsfeeds. You’ll be able to find out about the latest deals around Manchester on Facebook and Twitter, including discounted Man City football tickets.
5. The Dealer app
This is a great app if you’re thinking of eating out for a discounted price whilst simultaneously donating to charity. The Dealer offers a limited amount of discount codes each day for restaurants and cafes across Manchester.
However, The Dealer isn’t just a discount code app. Each time you use the app, The Dealer makes a contribution to the Share the Meal Initiative (run by the World Food Programme). And every three times you use the app, The Dealer will donate enough money to feed one child for an entire day. Not only do you save money, you’re also aiding those vulnerable from malnutrition across the world.
Best place to use the app is Kro Bar which is on Oxford Road (opposite the Ali G and next to the International Society).
6. Student Art Pass
Here’s a great offer on something a little different. Art Fund are offering a Student Art Pass, which will give you free access to over 240 museums, galleries and historic houses across the UK – all for just £5!
Included in the Student Art Pass is 50% off entry to the Imperial War Museum North in Salford. Definitely worth a visit.
7. …more deals for eating out in Manchester!
Eating out sounds expensive, but there are actually plenty of other deals to help you save those pennies!
Why not purchase an EATMCR card? You can use the card for 15 venues across the city and tick off each of the deals offered, including a lunch special at Yard & Coop.
Or, you can search TableNow.co.uk to find out how much you can save on a meal of your choice. Just type in where, when and how many people are eating and choose from an array of different deals.
But wait…there’s more. To help you out, we’ve got a competition where we’re giving away some fantastic prizes, including x2 tickets of your choice* to any event at Manchester Academy, a £50 voucher for 532 Bar + Kitchen and £25 off The Font Fallowfield.
All you have to do is like Students at Manchester and tag who you’d like to share your prize with on our competition post. Good luck!
(Only current University of Manchester students are eligible for the competition. When requested, winners will need to provide a valid student ID number and be able to collect their prizes in person.)
*subject to availability
If you’re ever in need of some financial support, there’s much more help on the Student Support website.