Everyone loves a good bargain, none more than students. With cash flow tightening these days. everyone is out to find a good deal. So grab your NUS card and follow our guide to the best online and local retailers offering the best value for money offers. With these Sheffield student shopping discounts.
Online Deals listings
The Internet is a great place to trawl directories compiled by shoppers who comb across amazing discounts. These directories are often updated minute by minute by shoppers who regularly shop online. Some great online resources for finding discounts are given below.
Hotdealsuk.com. is a great resource to find deals for all groups from home and living, electronics, health and beauty and much more. They also include a great section with voucher codes. Look out for the dedicated section of freebies found floating around the Internet. You can select offers by retailer ff you’re looking for something from a specific shop. Deals are voted by users as either hot or cold to show the value for money and how popular the deal is.
You can even filter offers to check out deals specifically for students. https://www.hotukdeals.com/tag/student-discount
Made famous by TV’s Martin Lewis also known as the money-saving expert (hence the name). Moneysavingexpert is probably one of the UK’s most trusted financial advice websites. Not only do they offer deals found online, but they also provide information about all financial issues including banking, tax issues, and cost of living. They provide their own specialist area of the website that covers student financial issues, such as information regarding loans and the cost of funding university.
Totem is the official student discount directory of the National Union of Students. Replacing the traditional NUS extra service and working in conjunction with selected retailers to offer discounts to students. Bargains can be found over a wide range of categories including fashion, music, technology, travel, health and fitness, and much more.
Savethestudent.org is a student advice website for all forms of independent advice. They also have their own dedicated section for deals and freebies which are always worth checking out, when on the hunt for the best discounts.
Similar to savethestudent.org but here they only focus on unique deals collated through uni days. Unidays is a members-only site (free to join) but is available to all students from college 6th form upwards.
Finally, it’s always worthwhile checking out student beans. Along the lines of save the student and uni days. This website collates and negotiates individual deals with a variety of online retailers to offer discounts to students. They also offer a mobile app to keep up to date with the latest discounts.
Studentbeans operates internationally so good for students coming to Sheffield from abroad or those studying elsewhere for a year.
Get some automatic discounts applied online with Honey
Although not a listings website, Honey is a browser add-on that can automatically check for discount codes on the checkout of any website. This handy tool stops you from having to search through the Internet for discount codes. When it’s time to purchase. It automatically tries several codes to find the best discount possible automatically for you. A great money saver requiring no effort on your part.
Shopping online? Get next-day delivery with Amazon student prime.
Amazon, the world’s largest retailer online offers prime membership to students with an NUS card. At only 39 pounds a year you not only get the great discounts available to prime members, but also prime delivery. Access to Prime Video online streaming service and over 2 million songs available on prime music. A variety of other benefits include Amazon’s vast catalogue of products at competitive prices with next-day delivery on many items.
Local Sheffield Student Shopping Discounts
Although online shopping Is constantly growing and becoming more popular, sometimes you just can’t beat nipping down to the shop and physically looking at what you want to purchase. Many Sheffield- based retailers also offer student discounts in-store, in an attempt to attract the vast student market. Many brands that are available online whilst also having a retail store will offer the same or different discounts depending on how you chose to shop. Keep a lookout for signs in the windows and checkouts.
If you visit a retailer in Sheffield and don’t see any signage of them having student discounts, don’t be afraid to ask as many still do it.
Although maybe slightly more expensive than other supermarkets, they famously offered 10% off in-store with your student card. Ideal for convenience store shopping.
With around 80,000 students in Sheffield, many independent retailers offer student discounts, with a valid student ID. Sheffield is home to many streets of independent and quirky retailers, like Ecclesall Road and Division Street. Many of them have retailers that market mainly to the student population such as The Forum.
Small businesses are the lifeblood of any economy. Sheffield is no different, as such local businesses welcome students and the investment they bring into the city. Often rewarding this new market with student discounts on the services and goods they sell.
Entertainment doesn’t have to be costly.
Students are in the demographic that will spend on entertainment and leisure. To capture this market you will find many food and drink retailers, cinemas, events, bars, and even newer entertainments such as escape rooms. offering some level of venue discount to students.
Don’t forget about Meadowhall.
It’s hard to talk about shopping in Sheffield without mentioning Meadowhall. This vast shopping centre is home to over 100 stores. They even have a dedicated annual shopping event around the last week of September specifically targeted at students. Open 7 days with a late-night opening on Thursdays, The biggest shopping centre in the region is easily accessible by tram from the city centre.
You can view some of their discounts. Here https://www.meadowhall.co.uk/offers?page=8&field_offer_type_tid=193
Everyone is after your student cash.
All retailers from food and drink to clothing and electrical compete for student customers. Sheffield is home to some amazing bargains. As long as you know where to look, and where to ask. With the cost of living rising rapidly, many retailers are trying to boost sales as much as possible. This can only mean more variety for you the consumer in the bargains available.
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