How Much Could An NUS Extra Card Save You At University?

During your time as a student, you’re probably not going to have as much money as you’d like – but then, when do we ever? Things are going to be tight. There’ll always be a couple of quid kicking about for a pint, mind you, but the luxury of eating out and frivolous clothes purchases will have to fall by the wayside.

It’s time to make the discounts count. Discounts are aplenty when you’re a student and not just the standard 10% off at Topshop or free cheeseburger from McDonald’s at the end of a night out. We’re talking a wealth of discounts that come with an NUS Extra card.

What is an NUS Extra card?

An NUS Extra card is the bridge between student life and your social life. A way of living an affordable student life without having to scrimp on the finer things in life. Produced by the NUS (National Union of Students), who have over 7 million members, the card represents the reality of student living. The reality being, why don’t you deserve nice things?!

For £12 a year or £32 for 3, you can use the card online or in shops with 200+ discounts nationally and 42,000+ internationally.

You can view all the discounts here:

Top 6 NUS Extra Discounts

That’s a lot of discounts, at home and abroad. A lot to sift through, to find your vices. So, being helpful and what have you, here are our top 6:

  • Up to 50% off at 5000 restaurants with Gourmet Society Bolt on

For just £3.99 you’re opening up a world of 50% off, 2-for-1 meals or 25% off your total bill. You can use your card at any of the associated restaurants, be it your favourite chain, independent café or pub, and use it as often as you like.

  • 50% off NOW TV Sky Entertainment/Cinema month pass


If you’re feeling the pinch, we’d recommend getting stuck into some serious tele. The £4.99 Cinema Pass gives you access to over 1,000 movies, including new premiere every day, whilst the £3.59 Entertainment pass for the month gives you 11 additional channels (including Sky Atlantic) and over 250 box sets. Remember to cancel at the end of the month though!

  • 50% of Spotify Premium for up to 12 months


What’s not to love? Cheap subscription for the best music streaming service. Everyone’s a winner.

  • 12% off 16-25 railcard

No doubt you’ll be back and forth whilst at university with trains paramount to getting from A to B. A saving on a card which makes you a saving makes all the sense. Right?

  • 10% off at the Co-op

Fans of yellow reduced tickets, get on this. By showing your NUS Extra card at the till you can get 10% discount off your shop. Whether that’s the big shop, the nipping in for a few bits shop or stocking up on beer shop, reduced items are at your beck and call!

  • 10% off ASOS


You probably use ASOS to absolute death already, so why wouldn’t you want a 10% discount on everything, all of the time?

Make sure you use it!

It’s time to get over the snobbery of asking for discounts. These specific discounts are here to help you live your life as a student, in reality. You’ve paid for the card, the NUS have sorted the discounts, just use it!

Always worth an ask

Some places choose not to advertise their discounts, whether that’s online or offline. It is always worth asking. Always. You’re entitled to these discounts so why pay more?

Don’t forget to sort your Amazon Prime

Ok, so to activate this one it just requires your email address we provided you with upon enrolment for a 6 month free trial. Same day delivery, Prime Video and even access to Amazon’s Pantry, just forget to cancel after 6 months, don’t get too addicted to the ease!

To buy your NUS Card please click here or speak to your Students’ Union when you start your time at the college. It’s definitely worth it!



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