So, as some people may know, when you buy your NUS student card either online or in one of the union offices it gives you access to a variety of different student discounts both online and in stores which can save you lots of money. However, did anyone ever work out how much you could save in just one night?
As students, free time is precious when trying to focus on studying, living a healthy life style and getting plenty of sleep. Therefore a night out with friends either in the week or weekends can be somewhat a huge privilege.
NUS provide students with discounts that will make that free time a little bit better knowing that you haven’t had to pay full price. Here are some examples of some of the savings up for grabs.
Travelling to and from a destination if you don’t drive can be extremely expensive so NUS have provided you with 12% off a 16-25 railcard which usually costs £30 for a year. This gives you a saving of £3.60.
Entertainment? This is the most important part of the evening. NUS have given a wide range of entertainment discounts which can suit everybody. For an evening they offer a huge 25% off cinema tickets at the Odeon. So if there’s a film out that all your friends are dying to see then you can pop to the cinema without breaking the bank! Normal ticket prices at the Derby Odeon are £7.75 so with 25% off you save £1.90! That’s a cinema ticket for just over a fiver! If a night out isn’t for you, then NUS offer discount off a range of theme park tickets! The closest one for Derby College students would be Alton Towers and the Alton Towers Water Park. These have discount from up to 42% at the Alton Towers itself and 33% off at the Water park. If you bought a ticket at full price £51.60 and showed your NUS discount it would save you a huge £22.70 with the full 42% discount!!
Eating out? Throughout the day or evening, you are sure to get peckish and fancy a bite to eat. That be in the intu centre in the centre of Derby or in surrounding areas with restaurants or fast food chains. Well, NUS have a discount to meet your needs. First of all, who doesn’t love free food? McDonald’s are offering a free mcflurry, hamburger or small fries with every meal deal purchased! That means free food for your money! Also a huge saving can be had at any surrounding Zizzi’s or Pizza Express. On a Monday or Tuesday, enjoy a whopping 40% off your food bill at both restaurants and on a Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday get 25% off at Zizzi’s and 20% off at Pizza express.
Finally, as a college student, looking the part can be a very important factor when going out. It boosts self esteem and can improve the mood of the individual. NUS have you covered! Enjoy 10% off a variety of clothing shops both in store and online. One of the most popular discounts used is ASOS. This is an online store which sells men’s and women’s clothes from a variety of different brands including sports brands such as Adidas and Nike and female clothing brands such as Newlook and Missguided.
So overall a night or day out with friends can be really fun without breaking the banks all thanks to NUS student discount with a NUS card. If you haven’t already purchased your NUS card either online or at the DCSU offices at Derby College for just £12, come and visit us in the office or go online and purchase the card to guarantee all of this saving!
You can also look at all the discounts available to NUS card holders by visiting the website http://www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/discounts/