3 money saving websites and apps every student should know about

University of Leeds
2 min readAug 6, 2021

Your university student card is a passport to countless discount opportunities. From food, travel, gigs, sport, general shopping and even haircuts; using discounts will make your money go so much further and give you a social life you can afford.

Worried about your money? Understanding your money, how to budget, how to make more of your money and knowing what to do if things are going wrong are essential skills for life. Here are links and guides to help keep your finances on track.

As a student, there’s lots of deals for you — get searching today

Here’s the top three sites that you need to check out…

  1. NUS Totum. Whether it’s a big shop at the Co-op or a one off stationery purchase, NUS Totum gets you 10% of shopping, free Amazon Prime subscription, deals on tech and clothes. This card (and the app) is recognised as your Student ID in all major shops and will help you save the pounds whenever you want to splurge or buy essentials. Sign up to NUS Totum now.
  2. UNiDAYS — Whether you use the web version or the app, UNiDAYS gets you discounts on brands and products that students love. To get 35% off your clothing haul or 20% off makeup and beauty finds, money of laptops and phones, and up to 35% of online pizza orders, sign up to UNiDAYS for free.
  3. StudentBeans — From free burgers and discounted food, clothes, sport and tech to cheap tickets for theme parks, holidays and travel. StudentBeans is another website to sign up to or have bookmarked whenever you want to shop!
Many discounts can be for a limited time — keep sharing them with friends.

Psssst… Can’t find a discount or freebie that you want or need? Ask other students about discounts that they may know about. You can also check out the save the student website for the latest student offers and deals.

You’ll often find deals on social media — keep an eye out on special offers and don’t forget to share them with your friends.

Don’t forget, the Current Student Facebook group often has offers and deals that others are sharing — join it today.