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Best Student Discounts: 4 ridiculously easy ways you can save

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From Spotify to Microsoft, big tech brands offer students a great range of discounts across their biggest and best products. To help get your gear in order before university begins, we've rounded up the best student deals on offer.

Being a student is great, but one thing that isn't is being constantly strapped for cash, which unfortunately is a fundamental part of the university experience.

That's why it makes sense to invest in the essentials early and invest wisely, whether you're after a laptop, new phone contract, or some sick tunes. (Ahem. OK, we won't describe anything as 'sick' ever again. Sorry.)

Here are four ridiculously easy ways students can save big before heading off to uni. But first, why not check out our guides to the best cheap laptop deals and best SIM-only phone deals?

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Best student deals – Spotify

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A Spotify subscription will enhance pretty much every aspect of your university life, whether it's your Fresher's Week fling, first house party, annual trip to the gym or, God forbid, actually doing coursework.

All students want uninterrupted tuneage at their fingerprints, and the good news it that Spotify will give you 50% off its premium service, which gets you full access to ad-free music across all your devices.

Plus, you can download albums and playlists to listen to offline, so you won’t rinse your data just by listening to your favourite band.

Learn more and grab the Spotify student discount here.

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Best student deals – Microsoft

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For fans of a good tech bargain, Microsoft offers students a whole host of freebies, as well as deals across all of its laptops.

Our recommendation for the perfect student all-rounder is the Microsoft Surface Pro 4, which features a powerful processor, decent battery life and good-sized screen. Plus it’s a featherweight, making it perfect for schlepping around campus.

You’ll also be able to get your hands on all sorts of software on the cheap, including Windows 10 and Microsoft Office, to help you with your studies – it’s not all parties you know.

Learn more and check out the full range of Microsoft student discounts here.

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Best student deals – O2 and Vodafone

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Looking to take out a new phone contract in time for uni? O2 and Vodafone should be your first ports of call, as they offer some fantastic deals for students.

O2 will give you 20% off its tariffs and will bundle in a free 16-25 Railcard for good measure. All you have to do is sign up for the O2 Refresh scheme using your Unidays details.

Vodafone is also helping students hang on to a bit of extra pint money, offering 10% off its pay-monthly bundles. Just head over to the Vodafone website and check if your university participates in the deal.

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