Your mom and dad’s wallets are not reliable sources of income anymore.
But don’t worry, all students are living on a budget. You just need to be clever with money not to get yourself into a circle of debt.
And we’ll gladly help you with that! Stretch your budget further with the money saving tricks below.
1. Ask For Discounts
Always ask for student discounts when you are out. Usually they are not advertised, however a lot of stores, cinemas and cafes offer discounts to students with a school ID. For instance, New Look gives 10% off if you show a valid card, Foyles offers 10% discount for in-store shopping and 5% off if you buy things online. Just look out for deals to save money.
2. Freebies Are The Best Things In Life!
Free gym passes, perfume, hand cream, books, games, it’s all available for free on the Internet. Look for the available freebies and get everything from free food to free journeys!
3. Sell, Sell, Sell!
Sell the things you no longer need or use. Your textbooks are very valuableWelcome to college! Your mom and dad’s wallets are not reliable sources of income anymore. But don’t worry, all students are living on a budget. You just need to be clever with money not to get yourself into a circle of debt. And we’ll gladly help you with that! Stretch your budget further with the money saving tricks below.
4. Stop Smoking
Obviously, smoking is very bad for your health and extremely expensive. This habit will cost you £80 a month which is £1,000 a year! Are you ready to spend such amount of money on your habit? As a student who wants to save money, you should avoid unnecessary expenses.
5. Don’t Shop When You Are Hungry
This is one of the most important rules you should keep in mind. Hunger influences your food choices and makes you buy all sorts of high-calorie food you have on your way. If you go to grocery shopping on an empty stomach, you will spend much more cash than you have planed. You’ll grab everything: chocolate, chips, nuts, cookies, different junk snacks just because your hunger motivates you consume food. So, to save money, steer clear of the supermarkets when you want to eat.
6. Take A Packed Lunch To College
College canteens may be cheaper than most, but it’s still cheaper to prepare your own food and take to college. Make a tasty packed lunch in the morning to cut your expenses. It may not seem like saving a lot but over the year the funds will speak for themselves.
7. Get Free Condoms
There is no need to spend money to buy condoms as you can get them for free from the most family planning clinics and GPs. Just a perfect way to save money! Moreover, it’s convenient. The National Health Service maintains a database of locations that distribute condoms. Use it to find the distributor near you.
8. Split Your Train Tickets
This is the biggest trick you need to know! Instead of buying a ticket for the entire journey, buy several tickets for its parts even if you are on the same train. The savings can be enormous! It is allowed by Association of Train Operating Companies, but the only condition is that the train must make a stop at the stations you buy tickets for.
9. Be A Hair Model
Everyone wants to look attractive but visiting a hair salon can be very costly. However, there are always possible ways to save. Think about being a hair model. Keep an eye on leaflets or posters in salons and get free cuts acting as a model. You can also go to training colleges where people are practicing to become hairdressers. You shouldn’t worry about your hair as the trainees are well supervised. It may just take a bit longer amount of time to complete your cut.
10. Hit Other People’s Parties
Do you want to spend great time and spend no money? Visit someone’s party! It’s an amazing chance to have free drinks and snacks, dance and hang out with cool people. Sounds great, doesn’t it? Find out when the next party will be and save while having great time!
We hope these practical and creative tricks will help you to save money. Good luck!