More often than not being a student means living on a tight budget, so any way of saving money has to be a good thing right? The NUS (National Union of Students) Extra card is a great way of doing this, with loads of student discounts. Plus, it’s ethical too, money generated by the sale of the cards gets fed straight back into Students’ Union projects across the country. So, why should you buy an NUS card?
Money off food
The weekly shop can be one of the biggest expenditures when living the student life. An NUS Extra card means you get 10% off at the Co-op supermarket and, even if you don’t shop there, it will still help reduce the cost of eating out or take-away, including discounts from Dominos, Zizzi and Giraffe.
Cheap travel home
When it comes to travelling home at the end of the semester money can be pretty tight and, let’s face it, trains cost a fortune! So with 26% off National Express coaches, NUS Extra can help you get home on a budget. And if you’re going on a fancy summer trip, there are also discounts with various travel agencies
Help with uni essentials
Depending on your course, an NUS Extra card can also help cut the costs on the kit you need for studying. Studying with Cambridge School or Art? You can get 15% off artist’s materials at WHSmith. And if you’re cutting corners or simply travelling too far to bring loads of stuff to uni, you can get 10% off of student packs with Uni Kit Out.
You can save money on the killer outfit with 10% off at ASOS to keep you looking swarve. Plus you can get 25% off at Odeon cinemas and 40% of at Pizza Express for the perfect budget date or fun night out combo!
Keeping up with the Economy post Brexit?
You can use your NUS Extra card to keep you bang up to date and try 12 weeks of The Economist at £1 a week or subscribe to the online Financial Times with 50% off!
Interested? Head online and check out the other offers available: www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/about-the-card/
NUS Extra cards aren’t everyone’s thing, but it is worth thinking about as it only costs £12 for a year and might just help you stretch that student loan a bit further!