Best Student Deals: Surviving on beans until the next student loan? Time to forget those money woes and start saving money with our handy list of the best student deals.
Student life is never easy. During the day you’re swamped with enough work to turn your desk into a small fortress, and the night-time tends to take a sledgehammer and aim it squarely at your wallet. Well no more we say, it’s time to start spending less and saving more – it’s just a case of figuring out where to start.
Of course, the fact that you’re reading this already means that you’ve made a good start. This is our handy list of not only the best student exclusive discounts that available right now but also the best deals that fall into a student-friendly price range.
To that end, our highlights include SIM-only deals, discounts on video and music streaming services, and the best laptop deals for students based on price and specs. We recommend checking in on this list regularly to keep up to date on any new deals that might emerge.
Prices were correct at time of publication but are subject to change. We recommend snapping any deals up before they go.
Best Student SIM-Only Deals
Is there anything more important to a student than their phone? A laptop should technically be the answer but let’s face it, smartphones rule the roost here. Luckily for students, there are several mobile phone networks with student-exclusive discounts – getting you the same great service for a more cost-effective price.
Best Student SIM-Only Deals
For only £17pm, Three's 30GB SIM is the most cost-effective network contract that students can sign up for. The full 30GB can also be used as a hotspot for when working on the go.
While not as cost-effective as the 30GB deal, this is still a fantastic choice for students who want to save money on their SIM contract.
Virgin Media is currently offering double the data on this £10pm SIM, granting you a slick 6GB that is more than enough to cover a month's worth of social media antics.
If you're not a heavy data user (and let's face it, there are Wi-Fi spots all over campus) then this is the contract for you. Great value for a price that won't break the bank.
Best Student Laptop Deals
Unless you’re looking to spend all of your time playing high-end video games with the settings maxed out, there’s no reason to spend a fortune on a new laptop for your studies. There are plenty of entry-level laptops out there that are great for working, streaming and don’t compromise on speed.
Best Student Laptop Deals
No frills and no fuss – the VivoBook is a great entry-level laptop for just the basics and it comes with a year's subscription to Office 365.
For the 1TB HDD alone, this HP laptop is already a bargain. No need for additional storage here.
A great choice if you're after an inexpensive laptop with a larger screen.
With an all-metal body and a backlit keyboard, the Acer Swift 3 betrays its price point by looking far more expensive that it actually is.
Student Discounts on Laptops
Aside from the deals featured above, several companies offer savings on laptops and other devices exclusively for students. The two main culprits are Apple and Microsoft, which offer up to 10% off on a selection of their latest products. It’s worth noting however that Apple is currently offering a free pair of Beats headphones with any eligible purchase made through the company’s student discount system – a fantastic deal if you have your heart set on Apple hardware anyway.
Student Discount Laptops
Not only is Apple offering a student discount of up to 10% on eligible MacBooks and iPads but the company will also throw in a free pair of Beats headphones if you buy a Mac or iPad Pro.
While Microsoft's Student Discount doesn't include any freebies, its 10% discount also applies to devices and accessories – definitely the better option if you're after multiple products.
If you sign in to Lenovo's online store as a registered student then you can enjoy a saving of up to 20% anytime you buy a laptop or accessory through the website.
Dell's 'Advantage for Students' programme ecompasses a wide range of discounts including 20% on Dell products and 10% on specific monitors and projectors.
Students can save up to 15% on their orders when shopping through Asus' online store. The discount applies to laptops, tablets and phones.
Samsung fans rejoice, students and teachers can enjoy a cheeky saving of 15% when shopping through the company's online shop.
Best Student Streaming Deals (Spotify, Amazon Prime, etc.)
It can’t all be about work, right? Sometimes you just need to kick back and listen to your favourite song for the billionth time (hey, it might be cool someday). One of the best parts about being a student is that you can get access to most of the major streaming services for a significantly reduced price. Take Amazon Prime for instance, the traditional yearly fee is £79 but students can have it all the same for just £39.
Best Student Streaming Deals
If you swear by Apple products then Apple Music is definitely the one to go for over Spotify, Deezer and TIDAL.
The grandaddy of the music streaming scene offers a 50% discount to students – a massive bargain.
Even at its full price, Amazon Prime is a great offer for what's included. Getting next-day delivery and tons of movies and TV shows for £40 less just makes it even better.
For those who crave a truly diverse and bountiful selection of music from their streaming service, Deezer is the one for you.
While it might not be as popular as the other services listed here, TIDAL does benefit from having a lot of great exclusive music.
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