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Went to the gym with a mate and watched in horror as he got 50% off with his student card! How did you get that I asked, you finished uni 2 years ago!

He was studying towards his AAT accountancy qualification and qualified for an NUS card. I had a look when I got home, and this was true. It seemed that because I am studying with the Chartered Insurance Institute I also qualify. I am not sure what happens when you reach chartered status as there are always other professional qualifications to study for. I guess therefore that you could be a student for a number of years!

Even if you are not part of a student union or university have a look and see if you qualify. It only costs £10 and you will no doubt make that money back with the discounts included.

5% off Amazon
5% off Play.com
Cinemas
Clothes shops
Gym
more at: http://www.nus.org.uk/en/NUS-Extra/Discounts/
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#1
Mate if you just go to lloyds and open a student account they give you a code to get a NUS card for free meaning you dont have to pay a £10 thats what me and all my mates did, you can open one at any age as well.
#2
oXdanXo
Mate if you just go to lloyds and open a student account they give you a code to get a NUS card for free meaning you dont have to pay a £10 thats what me and all my mates did, you can open one at any age as well.


REALLY?? You dont need to prove your in any college or Uni etc? Heres the blurb from the Lloyds website:

All you need to open a Student Account is your UCAS confirmation letter or a letter from your university or college confirming your place. If you are a new customer we’ll also need to see proof of your ID and address (opens in a new window).

To apply for the Student Account you must:

* have been a permanent UK resident for the last 3 years†,
* be 17 years or older,
* not have a Student Account elsewhere,
* be studying on a full-time course of at least two years, or a one year access course leading onto a full-time degree.
#3
Such a con! hope the NUS gets dispanded sooner rather than later
#4
The nus discount website gives you a voucher for purchases at amazon. and it NEVER works.
#5
Nor do the comet codes on website, not many of them do. I don't think this card is really worth the money given what it gets you.
#6
neomayemer
Such a con! hope the NUS gets dispanded sooner rather than later


Is that jealousy I see? :whistling:
#7
I've just finished my 3 year course and I agree, this card is a con. I could never get the amazon code to work, the only decent thing I ever got with it was an HMV student card that's since expired (and I had to go into Birmingham to get it since my local HMV stopped 'stocking' the student card...)
1 Like #8
I got mine studying part time ecdl course.I reckon good deal works at mcdonalds , get free fries with big mac . Soon get my money back, yes i am a fat bstard.:-D
#9
worth mentioning the name of the gym too, if it's 50% off
#10
The amazon code always works for me. It has to be amazon you buy from and not the marketplace and I think there's a few excluded categories. I've had more than the £10 sub fee discounted from amazon alone so well worth it for me.
#11
oXdanXo
Mate if you just go to lloyds and open a student account they give you a code to get a NUS card for free meaning you dont have to pay a £10 thats what me and all my mates did, you can open one at any age as well.


Ooo if we are doing student account benefits, I opened up a natwest one when i started uni and got a free student railcard for the time i was at uni :p
#12
Degeneratemoo
I've just finished my 3 year course and I agree, this card is a con. I could never get the amazon code to work, the only decent thing I ever got with it was an HMV student card that's since expired (and I had to go into Birmingham to get it since my local HMV stopped 'stocking' the student card...)


Amazon code always works, unless your buying Dvds. I have never had it not work, so don't know what your on about :thinking:
#13
It's only valid until 31st August 2010 (8 months)

NUS Extra card - is this the same as an NUS card?
#14
soled73
It's only valid until 31st August 2010 (8 months)

NUS Extra card - is this the same as an NUS card?


NUS extra gives you more discounts, NUS card generally is for sixth form/college, NUS extra for uni students, either way the place you say you are studying at you have to go to, to pickthe card up
#15
the 5% amazon and play code do not work on electronics
#16
deeppockets
the 5% amazon and play code do not work on electronics


Amazon also doesn't work on Video games, play however does :)
banned#17
My hmv interenet code still works! Dunno why, but not complaining. It was really the only thing I used bar the mcdonalds extras really as the Amazon thing, although it always worked, just doesnt cover enough catagories!

I think the play.com thing is new - used to have to have a UCAS card to get 5% off there, but think they stopped doing those...
#18
JustifiedAncient

I think the play.com thing is new - used to have to have a UCAS card to get 5% off there, but think they stopped doing those...


Added play this year to the list
banned#19
winifer
Added play this year to the list


Ahh right. I hope they re-add HMV, I think its just because Zavvi is no longer around to compete with (used their 10% more instore). I'll be a student again in September (hopefully) - erm, yay!?
#20
You can also get this if you're studying towards ACA, also pretty sure if you're doing ACCA or CIMA too. Funny looks when I use it @ lunch during work in my suit lol!
#21
Most Uni students can get a NUS card for free, usually issued by the Uni - the NUS extra card is something you need to apply for online at

http://cards.nus.org.uk/buy/default.aspx

From what I have investigated...
#22
funboi123
REALLY?? You dont need to prove your in any college or Uni etc? Heres the blurb from the Lloyds website:

All you need to open a Student Account is your UCAS confirmation letter or a letter from your university or college confirming your place. If you are a new customer we’ll also need to see proof of your ID and address (opens in a new window).

To apply for the Student Account you must:

* have been a permanent UK resident for the last 3 years†,
* be 17 years or older,
* not have a Student Account elsewhere,
* be studying on a full-time course of at least two years, or a one year access course leading onto a full-time degree.


MadonnaProject
The nus discount website gives you a voucher for purchases at amazon. and it NEVER works.



Never asked me for anything, as far as amazon goes the code always works for me
#23
MadonnaProject
The nus discount website gives you a voucher for purchases at amazon. and it NEVER works.


really? I used it last night? How are you doing it?
#24
marty153
Is that jealousy I see? :whistling:


As a student, No I just see it as a pointless, bloated group of crooks who will stitch you for everything you have got. A student should not have to pay to get a logo on a new piece of plastic because the NUS needs more money as they blew their budget promoting themselves to campuses who were going to get them chucked out.

Dispand and take the attitude of the Scots.
#25
The play code doesn't always work on Blu Rays though. Or didn't for me the other day.
#26
neomayemer;7542655
A student should not have to pay to get a logo on a new piece of plastic because the NUS needs more money as they blew their budget promoting themselves to campuses who were going to get them chucked out.

The thing is students don't have to get an NUS Extra card, it's up to them whether they want to pay for the additional discounts or not.

Oh, I'm another one who hasn't had any problems getting the Amazon discount to work. After I applied it once to my account it's kept on automatically applying the discount for me.
#27
Erinath
The thing is students don't have to get an NUS Extra card, it's up to them whether they want to pay for the additional discounts or not.

Oh, I'm another one who hasn't had any problems getting the Amazon discount to work. After I applied it once to my account it's kept on automatically applying the discount for me.


Quoted directly from an article which should be in every students welcome pack



"The NUS is actively campaigning to stop non-NUS students getting discounts"

Nice to see that the most well known voice of students in the UK has its priorities firmly in order.

Fair enough if they strike special deals with previous retailers who don't already offer discounts to all students, but to go around trying to bully retailers into withdrawing long standing policies of giving discount to all students just to sort out their failing accounts is just c**p and childish.

Could leave you asking are they really the type of people you want representing you?
#28
I'd be very interested in reading that article as it does sound out of order, please can you let me know where it was published? Having said that, you still don't have to get the NUS card, just go without the discounts it offers!
#29
I did buy it when i need to spend on Amazon for everything else I use a normal card

And here is one, if you use the correct search terms, there will be others im sure

http://live.cgcu.net/news/1295
#30
neomayemer
As a student, No I just see it as a pointless, bloated group of crooks who will stitch you for everything you have got. A student should not have to pay to get a logo on a new piece of plastic because the NUS needs more money as they blew their budget promoting themselves to campuses who were going to get them chucked out.

Dispand and take the attitude of the Scots.


I see your point, when i was a student i did not bother with an NUS card. The point of this deal was that people who dont/cant get a card from their uni to prove they are a student (like me) can pay £10 and get all the benefits students do. My professional body do not give out student cards so this is the only way i can get one. The guy at work who is 40 even qualified for one of these.
#31
Which gym did he get 50% off???
#32
it was a local local council gym.
#33
I thnk the benefits of the NUS card are accumalative; Its not just Amazon, Play and Maccy Ds (all of which work for me) Superdrug, Peacocks, New Look, Burtons, La Senza, JJB, Comet, ATS, Halfords, Warehouse, Bodyshop, Topman, Topshop, Oasis (all mostly 10% but 20% Xmas etc)Nicky Clark Salons 40% (pricey to start tho!) Firetrap 15%, Fatface etc etc the list goes on. Always worth asking in local shops, especially if you live near the Uni. Most theatres, cinemas, tourist attractions, theme parks, At the end of the day guys moneysaving is what its all about ain't it? Oh and if you go abroad you can get discounts there too, France, Spain and Greece definately. :giggle:
#34
I've got discount from Amazon everytime I order books / cds, the code is in your account so will apply every time...

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