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Established in 2010 Student Discount Squirrel is one of the UK’s best online discount websites for students, dedicated to helping save money on everything

Our money-saving teams scour the country to get you busy lot the top online discounts on everything from hotels to mobile phones, great days out, fashion, travel, gifts, beauty, holidays, laptops, deals on food and restaurants, cheap flights, concert tickets and brilliant high-street fashion.

So if you are looking to save money, you are in the right place. 

Welcome you lucky lot! I’m a Squirrel and I’m here to get your top offers and bargains at leading stores to help students save money.

It’s our job and our passion, to get you the top student promo codes from leading brands including Clarks, Currys, Papa JohnsJD SportsMoonpig, SamsungBoohoo, Travelodge, Carphone Warehouse, Boots, Nike, Audible, Dunelm, Superdry and more.

We will also keep you up to date with mainstream sales events such as Black Friday deals, Christmas and Boxing sales and all the others along the way, where students get even bigger savings. Some main retailers don’t have standard discounts but our guide will notify you of the best deals out there, including through brilliant schemes such as the NUS extra card, to help you save money. 

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We update our offers, codes and promotions every day – from both large national and international companies as well as smaller local stores – sourcing bespoke student codes to help you with your student finance. 

Visit our A-Z for a full list of retailers or if you have any questions then our comprehensive FAQs page will help.

Our money-saving team always push for the top discounts as we know that living on that loan is tough! Most of the offers are also completely free. We also know that studying isn’t always easy, especially at the start – new places, new people, new experiences – but in saving you time and money, we aim to give peace of mind so that your college and university days really can be “the best of your life”.

Our regularly updated blog is also packed full of advice for university life in general. So, join our growing community of both college and university students and take advantage of our top deals, advice and online promos.

To put it frankly; we are nuts about bargains! We also love squirrels!


Student life is amazing, we’ve been there and loved it. Every aspect. Well, almost every aspect.

The fact is, you do have to budget, take advantage of deals and spend your money wisely. If you don’t, you’ll quickly run out of cash and that really is not an enjoyable experience. You’ll find yourself literally crying into your (Smart Price) cornflakes whilst your flatmates are frolicking off at the latest fresher’s event. But if we managed it, believe me, you certainly can, especially if you use our money-saving advice, discounts and tips.

We want you to have the best college and university experience possible so we will work hard on your behalf to offer you the biggest discounts.

It’s also worth checking NUS discounts as they have great promotions and deals too.

So, keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for pop up online sales, discounts and special promotions on your favourite brands to ensure you are making savings on everything you buy. We even get bargains on essentials, from toilet rolls to teabags, right through to luxury items and designer brands from big retailers such as Marks and Spencer and John Lewis. We like to cover all bases.

So what are you waiting for? Search our dedicated website today to start saving yourself money and taking advantage of our offers.

There are no catches, no obligations, sign-ups or subscriptions, you are just a click away from a world of money-saving offers, promotions, special offers and discounts to dive into.

Get involved.


Although we are UK based many of our offers and best deals are from overseas companies.

In the world of online shopping, we keep an eye globally in case there are offers that we think would appeal to you. We like to keep the squirrel busy and help with all your student finance needs!

Where possible we, therefore, seek out student discounts from retailers all over the world as these are often invaluable when you are travelling in summer, doing terms abroad or when backpacking on gap years (or as an internal student). Plus as we are offering online shopping discounts you can get items delivered and shipped wherever you may be!

The beauty of also using overseas shops and suppliers also means that as well as finding exclusive and original products, some of our favourite brands can also be up to 50% cheaper just because they are bought online and from a different country. In our other discounts section, we also list non-student related discounts as well as other useful information about some of the merchants and stores we recommend. 

Where possible we, therefore, seek out discounts for retailers in Europe, USA, Asia and Australia – basically all over the world, basically wherever we think we can get the biggest discounts for domestic and international students. This also includes affiliated websites such as Student Beans and through Totum Card. In some cases, you may need a student id. 

Popular Questions

What discounts do students get?

There are a whole range of student discounts on the market today and great ways to save to on everything from electricals to clothing.

Check out our guide which shows you the best ways to save at top retailers including JD Sports, Apple, Amazon, ASOS and more.

How do I get a discount when at university?

Most students, both university and college, are normally entitled to discounts with most retailers whilst enjoying student life.

These mainly run all year round and at certain times of the year, they can be increased or combined with promo codes to double the savings and make your student money go further.

Check out the best offers today. Some of these will require an ID card if buying in store. 

Which stores offer student discounts?

Most offer some kind of discount to students either through affiliated schemes or just showing a valid student or NUS card on full price items (others accept international student ID).

Our site lists hundreds of stores and ways to save, some you may need a student card or Totum card, whilst others are more flexible. Check it out today and make your student money go further. 

What are the most popular student discounts in the UK?

Students get discounts at most major retailers and there are lots to choose from, but the most popular is with JD Sports, Argos, River Island, Audible, Nike and Amazon. Check out our full A-Z of the top offers around today. 

Where can I get a discount as a student?

Most retailers offer a full range of discounts to students.

Some of these you may need an NUS extra discount card for or they may have affiliation with Student Beans or another official merchant. Some retailers such as Amazon have their own scheme (called Amazon Prime). On our site, we take you through the full and best ways to save some of your precious student money.

Are you student discounts free?

Yes most of them are, you will just need to prove your student status to claim it. Some discount schemes make you pay to be members with them to have access to the retailer but this is not necessary. 

Helping Students Save Money Today

We know every saving matters when you are at university. Whether it be paying your course fees, accommodation, food or clothing, the bills can soon add up. That’s why we do all the research and write these guides to help students save money.

From the latest promo codes to sales alerts, we will show you all the ways we’ve found for you to save money on your favourite brands and stores. We also have some useful guides on discounts for mobile phones, Black Friday and the best student laptops.

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