Money Student-made

5 apps to help you make the most of your money

Living on a student budget can be tough. Budgeting is essential and it’s important to make savings in any way possible, so you can make the most of your money. One of the most popular ways to save as a student is with apps and online discounts. There’s quite a few that aren’t advertised well and it’s often difficult to know what discounts are out there. Here are some of the most useful apps I’ve found for saving money as a student.

UNiDAYS

Cost to sign up: free

This is probably one of the most popular student discount apps. It’s easy to sign up to and once you have, all you have to do is use the codes UNiDAYS provides you with when you’re paying in-store or checking out online. UNiDAYS also sometimes increases its discount offers at certain stores and websites. For example, a recent favourite of mine was 30% off at Adidas rather than the usual 10%. Keep an eye out for these increased discounts to save yourself some extra cash, particularly as Christmas is on the horizon.

 

Student Beans

Cost to sign up: free

I have only recently starting using Student Beans as I always thought it was just the same as UNiDAYS. It does work in the same way as UNiDAYS and offers the same kind of discounts but at different places. Again, it’s easy to sign up to and there’s discounts at a range of stores and websites such as Dominos, Papa John’s, EasyJet and many more. There’s even offers available on Parklife 2019 tickets!

 

Vouchercloud

Cost to sign up: free

Vouchercloud offers some amazing deals that cannot be missed. There’s frequent 2 for 1 deals or discount available at many well-known restaurants such as Pizza Express, Frankie & Benny’s, Giraffe and many more, including high street fashion stores too. They also offer deals on hotels, city breaks and a range of items such as Real Techniques products. It’s a great way to save on Christmas presents – the regular 40% off at The Body Shop is always worth looking out for!

 

TopCashback

Cost to sign up: free

You may have seen the TV adverts for TopCashback. With the TopCashback app, you can view all participating stores. Then, all you have to do is complete your online shopping via the app to receive cash back on any purchases you make. For example, if you buy online at Amazon you can receive up to 9% cashback. It doesn’t always seem a like a lot of money but if you shop online frequently it all adds up! This cashback is then stored in your TopCashback account and can be put into your bank account at any time.

 

Tastecard

Cost to sign up: subscriptions costs vary (monthly to annually subscriptions available)

Even though it costs to subscribe to Tastecard, the discounts are worth it. With a Tastecard, you can get 2 for 1 meals or 50% off food at participating restaurants, all of which can be viewed on the app or website simply by typing in your postcode. These discounts are available at chains like Pizza Hut, Zizzi and Bella Italia and also independent restaurants across Manchester.