Student discounts and deals: how to save on everything from a pizza to travel

Whether it’s your weekly shop, a takeaway meal, a textbook or new clothes, there are plenty of ways to save money on the essentials of student life (and the not-so-essentials).

A huge variety of discounts and deals are on offer, although to take advantage of some of them you will need to be signed up to a student discount scheme.

Three of the main ones are Totum (the new name for the NUS extra card), UNiDAYS and Student Beans.

Totum says it has more than 350 offers and discounts available across its platform. It has a free digital version but the membership that comes with a card, which you will often need for a deal, costs £14.99 for a year or – at the time of writing – £24.99 for three years.

UNiDAYS and Student Beans are free to join.

However, with some retailers, all you need to do is flash your university card.

Keep a close eye on websites such as MoneySavingExpert.com because they feature regularly updated lists of the top student deals.

Here are a few of the best deals on offer at the moment:

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