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Getting the most out of your NUS card

Getting the most out of your NUS card

An NUS card is the UK’s no. 1 student discount card, with access to over 200 student discounts nationwide. A top tip when looking to use your NUS card regularly is to stick to large chains of restaurants/shops/brands, as it is these places that are more likely to offer student discounts.

For foodies

If you love to eat out, try dining at these places for a good bargain:

  • For Italian tastebuds, the likes of Zizzi (40% off), Prezzo (25% off), and Pizza Express (40% off) all have very tasty discounts.
  • For a taste of Mexico, diners can get 25% off at Chiquito when they order two or more main meals.

For only £3.99 a year, you can add a Gourmet Society bolt-on to your NUS card which gives you access to 50% off food, 25% off your total bill, as well as 2 for 1 meals in over 5,000 restaurants – including large restaurant chains as well as independent local restaurants. The best part is that the discounts are reusable.

For thrill seekers

If you love an adventure (and an affordable one at that), there are a myriad of activities to get stuck into. Here’s some of the best deals:

  • Take to the skies in a hot air balloon! Available in 100 locations across the UK, you can go on a Virgin Hot Air Balloon Flight for just £89 per person!
  • If you want to be in for a rollercoaster of a day out, you can get 54% off of Thorpe Park tickets.
  • If you fancy something fearful, visit any of the Dungeons (London Dungeon, Blackpool Tower Dungeon, Edinburgh Dungeon) for a student discount!

For health enthusiasts

If you love to keep fit and healthy, you can:

  • Get 15% off Myprotein, the no. 1 supplement and sports nutrition. Myprotein is ideal if you are participating in a range of university sports.
  • Enjoy 20% off Healthy Foods Online, a healthy & organic online food store. There are over 10,000 products, which are perfect for maintaining a healthy brain whilst studying.
  • Struggling to see the lecture screen? Vision Express are offering a 20% discount exclusively for students.

For the keen traveller

Start your student journey with some of these amazing travel deals:

  • If you want to travel to Northern England, TransPennine Express is offering 25% off rail travel to cities such as Newcastle, Leeds, Sheffield, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Manchester and more.
  • If you’re looking for an affordable way to get back home for the holidays, you can get 25% off of a journey with National Express.
  • Planning a trip a little further afield? NUS cardholders can get £30 off their STA Travel holiday. You can secure flights for as little as £49!

If you’re on the go, check out the NUS extra app to see what discounts are near you.

If you’re an Apprentice and haven’t taken advantage of your eligibility for an NUS card just yet, what are you waiting for? Visit the NUS website and buy an NUS Card for yourself today.

To get the most out of your education, have a look at what we can do to build your skills, confidence and qualifications here. We have over 30 years experience of training and apprenticeships in Kent, and would love to help.