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Getting the most out of your student card

Written by Tricia Purcell | View this authors Twitter page and posted in education

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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
  • UNiDAYS: UNiDAYS offers students discount when shopping instores and online with their membership card

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 Leap Card

Student Leap Card is a student travel and discount card. It gives full-time students their students discount on fares for Dublin Bus, Luas, Bus Eireann, DART and Irish Rail as well as other local private services. The card also offers exclusive discounts with the SLC retail partners, including Boots, McDonalds, J1 Visa, DID Electrical and The GAA.  Available from agents nationwide or by post and costs just €10 (€7 by post). 

Remember, your course might be only 3 or 4 years so make the most of your student status while you can!

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Published September 27th, 2013
Last updated April 19th, 2018
Tags college school student finance
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