Your varsity years can be the best years of your life, but they can also be the brokest years of your life. It’s perfectly normal to be a little bit strapped for cash as a student, because to be fair, you’re unemployed. But there are ways to get around that and save quite a bit of money. Here are some of them.

Ask around

There’ll always be word going around about student discounts among your peers and on campus. Listen closely for them or ask around in stores if they have any student discounts. You could get a lot of useful stuff, from stationery to clothing items and some services, so don’t be afraid to ask.

Notice boards

Notice boards can be a drag, especially if they’re filled with all sorts of announcements. But they can also be helpful because most students use them to list things like secondhand textbooks on sale, available accommodation and discounted extra classes. Whatever you’re looking for, your campus notice board probably has it at bargain prices.

Sign up

Sign up for apps, like Varsity Vibe and subscribe to receive communication from different stores about all kinds of deals and discounts. The communication can be overwhelming at first, but if you read everything you receive, it’ll be great for your pocket.

Social media

Social media is the quickest way to spread the word about everything, including discounts and massive sales. Not only that, but there are groups you can join on social media that help you save money. Groups on like ‘Family Stockpile’ on Facebook are available to help you get goods for cheaper.

There are many ways you can save money without seeking discounts and sales, like cooking more rather than buying takeaways, creating a budget, shopping with friends and splitting groceries. Take a look at some of these stores that offer great student discounts. Remember to always have your student card with you. Happy saving!

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