Here at Student Dweller, we’ve assembled some money saving tips for students to help you make the most of your money and make that Student loan go that bit further. No doubt you’re parents have given you some advice, but there may be some hidden gems that have been overlooked….
• TRAVEL •
No doubt you’ll be hopping all over the place from City to City, whether it’s to visit you’re friends around the country or to go home and get your mum to do your washing! If you’re travelling frequently then it’s worth investing in a young persons railcard, which will save you a third on Rail Fares. If you book tickets well in advance you’ll also save loads as opposed to buying on the day. See 16-25railcard.co.uk for more info.
• DEALS •
Make sure you make the most of deals that bars and clubs have on. Making a note of what offers are on when will save you no end. Keep an eye out for happy hours and 2-4-1 deals. We’ve assembled some of our picks below in the Offers section of Thrifty Dweller.
• COOK TOGETHER! •
Instead of paying for each meal separately, if you’ve got a willing flat mate you’d be much better off cooking together and sharing the bill. You’ll save a bomb and it’ll make cooking more enjoyable and sociable! The more the better, if you cook with a few you can do a Sunday roast for a few quid each! Another thing, always look out for the reduced sections in supermarkets! If you live nearby, wander over late at night, just before closing, and you can pick up some bargains to freeze for the week!
• ASK! •
A seemingly obvious point, but you’d be surprised how many people just keep quiet! Ask if the store does a student discount before you pay – no harm in trying if they don’t!