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Money-saving tips for new students!

Money-saving tips for new students!

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new post by me!

Since we are starting a new academic year and lots of new students will be joining us soon, I have decided to dedicate this post to money-saving tips, and how to enjoy the best deals as a uni student, whether it is to buy some new trainers or even a new gym membership for those of you who feel motivated enough to do so!

As an international student, I did not know how generous the UK was towards university students, since almost every store or restaurant offers some type of discount when your card is shown, so you can only imagine how happy I am when I go out for dinner to a restaurant like Zizzi’s and get 30% off my bill hahah. Therefore remember whenever you go out, always ask if they have student discount, you will end up saving some money which you could invest elsewhere.

The best app to check the latest deals available is definitely Unidays. It is exclusive to university students, and you only have to download the app and sign up with your student email, and you’ll immediately see hundreds of discounts on restaurants, online shops, and high street brands.

A trip to the supermarket can become a nightmare when you don’t know where to go to and don’t make a list of everything you need in advance. Fortunately for you lot and unfortunately for me, I have a lot of experience when it comes to this, since I was not even close to being the most thrifty individual alive lol.

During my first year I used to live in The Maltings, which is in town, so I didn’t really have any budget supermarket nearby apart from Morrisons (which you’ll find out is not that cheap when compared to others). So my best advice would be to grab one or two friends who need to go food shopping as well, split the bill on an Uber and go to the nearest Aldi or Lidl – these supermarkets have the best prices and the quality is proper good.

If you do not feel safe sharing an Uber during these times, a nice alternative would be online delivery by Asda, which is also a really cheap alternative. And remember, always make a list before going to avoid overspending!!!

 

I’ll be back next week with a new post for you 🙂

Stay safe,

 

Alex



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