With schools and universities returning to normal as September rolls around, there’s a whole host of new students that will be supporting themselves. So I’ve put together a list of great bargains and other deals that you can get to cut down on the cost of your kit & living.
Santander free railcard
If you get a Santander 1|2|3 student current account, you will also receive a free 4-year 16-25 Railcard. That railcard would usually cost you over £100 and with the card you can save 1/3 on rail travel. This is a crazy benefit and will save you absolutely loads on traveling up and down the country, especially if you plan on returning home during the holidays. You can apply for an account and see the benefits here.
UNiDAYS is a discount …
Have you heard about Tesco’s Aldi Price Match? It means that Tesco has matched the prices on hundreds of Tesco and branded products against prices in Aldi. Look out for the ‘Aldi Price Match’ bubble in-store or fill your basket online.
Tesco initially committed to price match Aldi on hundreds of items back in March at the start of lockdown, but many shoppers are still unaware of the scheme.
It’s not just available online either, as shoppers can spot price-matched labels in store, according to the Tesco website.
What products does Tesco match?
They match against comparable products at Aldi or we match identical branded products at Aldi
What prices do they check?
Tesco checks prices in Aldi stores and/or online twice weekly. The stores they check are located in England, Wales and Scotland. Aldi …
Cyclists can now get a free £50 voucher to help fix their bikes during lockdown.
The initiative is part of the government’s obesity strategy which was announced on Monday amid growing evidence of a link between obesity and an increased risk from Covid-19.
The vouchers would typically cover the bill for a standard service and the replacement of a basic component such as an inner tube or cable.
Bike owners in England can visit the Energy Saving Trust’s website and register to get a free £50 voucher, the Energy Saving Trust will then email you a code, which you can either show on your phone or print out and give to the retailer. As Number 10 anticipates the scheme will be popular, only 50,000 are being released this evening and the rest will be put …
Marks & Spencer is relaunching its Sparks loyalty scheme next week, meaning that card holders can continue to donate to charity, while one lucky person per store will get a free shop.
The fabulous grocer (love getting special food from there) will offer instant rewards during shopping, such as bags of Percy Pigs or Apothecary Candles, with at least one customer per store a week gifted a free shop at the checkout.
The Sparks scheme, which was first launched back in 2015, differs to other supermarkets’ loyalty schemes in that shoppers collect points to get advance access to sales and invites to events, rather than vouchers or discounts offered by Tesco’s Clubcard scheme or Sainsbury’s Nectar card.
When the new scheme is launched, customers with existing points will lose their points in exchange for …
Household energy usage is soaring with everyone at home during the lockdown meaning higher bills are on their way. But anyone who has not switched their energy provider in the last 12 months is likely to be able to make big savings by switching to a better deal.
A comparison site may give you some good information on what options are available, but you still have to choose which new tariff you think is best for you and then make the switch yourself – which is not much fun and takes time.
So, if you want to save but can’t fact the hassle or confusion of trying to do it yourself, go to www.flipper.co.uk and subscribe to their energy auto-switching service.
It’s a simple process and free to sign up. Flipper search the market for …
Sell your tech from home – musicMagpie launches free contactless home collection and NHS charity scheme
musicMagpie has expanded its free home collection service so that our customers no longer have to leave the house to sell their unwanted tech, CDs, DVDs, games and books.
These courier collections are safe and contact free, with a minimum social distance of 2m, and the service is now available for those selling tech valued under £200 and at least five media items. The company has launched this expanded service to allow customers to make money from the comfort of their own homes.
musicMagpie is a UK based tech business founded by entrepreneurs Steve Oliver and Walter Gleeson, in 2007 in Stockport, UK. It has recently become the first company in the world to pass ten million in eBay feedback (with 7.9m reviews in the UK and 2.1m reviews in the US) as well as …
During this Covid-19 period many of us are stuck at home with time on our hands. Can we use this time productively and make a little extra cash? Here are some suggestions:
Shift some books
For book lovers losing any book is difficult. Be pragmatic: review your bookshelves and decide which books you’ll re-read or pass on to friends or family. If you’re honest, the rest are simply decoration and you can sell them. Amazon is the obvious place to register as a seller. Ensure you can post what you are offering for sale or get everything ready for when you can. https://sellercentral.amazon.co.uk/sw/SSR/R2Lv2/step/SellerInformation
Whether you want to create with yarn, wood, paper or recycled materials that you have at …
NHS staff to teachers and supermarket workers, these are just a few of the key people who are keeping our country running at the moment. I have been looking around to see if I can find any freebies for them, so do share with any you know along with everyone’s thanks.
UBER is giving away 300,000 free rides and Uber Eats meals to NHS staff to say thanks during the coronavirus crisis
Overall, the heroes of the frontline can claim 200,000 free trips worth up to £15 each and 100,000 meals worth £10 for free. TO claim the freebies, you’ll need to to create an Uber or Uber Eats account linked to your NHS or HSC email address. To get a free ride, you then tap “wallet” on the Uber app, add the relevant promo …
With gyms closed and people asked to stay at home, a lot of us will be looking for alternative methods of getting or keeping fit.
Here’s a round up of online keep fit that’s free. If you do sign up for stuff that’s free for a fixed number of days, eg 30 days, then set a reminder to cancel or if you can cancel straight away if the service allows you to do that and still use it!
YouTube is awash with home workout videos. One channel that is currently getting a lot of attention on social media sites in The Body Coach. Owner Joe Wicks is hosting daily PE lessons live-streamed from 9 am.
Below are a few recommendations for some of the more popular channels available across the site, but there are …
Broadband providers are to relax prices and lift data caps to keep the nation online during the coronavirus pandemic.Read more
All data allowance caps on current fixed broadband services will be removed in a deal struck by the government and telecommunications providers and this will help vulnerable people stay connected.
Companies such as BT/EE, Openreach, Virgin Media, Sky, TalkTalk, O2, Vodafone, Three, Hyperoptic, Gigaclear, and KCOM have pledged that anyone who is struggling to pay their bill due to the pandemic will be treated fairly and appropriately supported.
The firms have also agreed to offer generous new mobile and landline packages to ensure people are connected and the most vulnerable continue to be supported. These could put users in line for packages featuring data boosts at low prices and free calls from their landline or mobile.…