If you’re a university student who’s finding it hard to get by on a limited budget, you’ve come to the right place.
The challenge for students is trying to find the balance between studying, working and socialising.
It often seems like there are too many things to do but not enough money to make them happen.
So we’ve put together a bumper list of freebies and discounts for textbooks, technology, food, entertainment, fashion, music, fitness, insurance and travel.
Student Edge is a great source of freebies and discounts.
For example, students can get free access to Microsoft Office 365 Education.
Students can also get discounts of up to $250 on selected Apple products, such as iPads and MacBooks, as well as price reductions on Lenovo laptops.
Other technology savings include:
- 10 per cent off Optus SIM prices and 15 per cent off selected gaming products.
- 6 per cent discounts at Booktopia and Angus & Robertson
- 10 per cent off magazine subscriptions.
- 7 per cent off Australian Unity health insurance
- 10 per cent off Ultra Tune car servicing
- 50 per cent off Spotify Premium.
When it comes to fashion, students can save:
- 40 per cent on Boohoo products
- 20 per cent on Bonds, Globe and Hallenstein Brothers
- 15 per cent on The Iconic, SurfStich and City Beach.
After filling their wardrobe, they can fill their stomachs at Domino’s Pizza (30 per cent off) or Baskin-Robbins (15 per cent off).
When holidays roll around, students can get 10 per cent off Contiki tours, 15 per cent off Columbus Direct travel insurance and $50 off international flights with STA Travel.
Unidays is another website that offers lots of exclusive deals for students.
Students can save 30 per cent on HP products, 15 per cent on Dell systems and 10 per cent on Apple gear.
Tellnet offers discounted internet plans, while Telstra and TeleChoice offer discounted phone plans.
There are also many clothing discounts, including 25 per cent for Moss Bros, 20 per cent for Factorie, 15 per cent for The Iconic and 10 per cent for Topman.
Students can also get a 10 per cent reduction on Fitness First memberships and Amcal products.
They can also get 10 per cent discounts at Booktopia, as well as $1-per-week subscriptions to The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.
Student Discounts is a specialist education software retailer that claims to offer “big discounts” on computer software, accessories, books and laptop bags from brands such as Microsoft, Avid, Nuance, Corel, Sony and Wacom.
Its product list includes Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, Microsoft Office 365 University, Wacom Intuos Pro, SPSS statistics software, Corel Draw Graphics Suite, Dragon Naturally Speaking voice recognition software, Adobe Creative Cloud Student/Teacher Edition and Sibelius music software.
Other special deals
StudentVIP claims to have “Australia’s biggest textbook market”, where students can buy and sell used textbooks. The site also allows students to buy and sell subject notes.
Student Flights offers discounted airfares and travel insurance.
The Apple Store for Education has some discounts – although not every product that is listed has a reduced price.
* Please note that while all special offers were current at the time of publication, they might cease to apply in the future.