Getting the most out of your student card
Come September you might have to hand over a month’s rent as well as a deposit, you’ll have fees and the cost of books and other supplies so it can be handy to be aware of where exactly you can save a few quid.
And it’s not just for people heading back to college, did you know if you’re still in secondary school you can get a student ID card?
Here are some tips for availing of the student discounts:
The following places are just off the top of my head that will give you a discount, if you can think of more, tweet @SpunOut!
- Clothing stores: New Look, Awear, Warehouse, Dorothy Perkins, Oasis, Burton, Topshop/man, Schuh, Office
- Food: McDonalds, Costa Coffee, Burritos and Blues in Dub & Cork,
- Hairdressers: Lots of hairdressers will offer student discounts but often they’ll be on particular days so keep an eye out (including Peter Mark)
- Cinemas: Generally, most cinemas will offer a student rate or reduced rates on a particular days and times.
- GAA: You can avail of reduced ticket prices at matches by flashing the old student card
Campus.ie: This website has super student offers on a range of things including Apple products, vouchers for Harvey Norman, discounted Microsoft Office packages – pretty much everything you need if you’re purchasing a new laptop or tablet. As well as that they have offers on driving lessons and bicycles. Check them out!
Student Travel card: This costs €12/15 depending if you get it online or on campus but either way, it is a must-have if you are commuting to college or get the train home most weekends. You get massive savings on Irish Rail, Dublin Bus, Luas, Bus Éireann as well as other local services that accept the card. Not only can you get travel savings but you can get a discount in Boots, Topshop, Costa, Champion Sports and more. The only thing with this card is you will have to renew it each year.
Remember, your course might be only 3 or 4 years so make the most of your student status while you can!