Argos Student Discount Codes 2018

If you’re looking for the latest technical appliances – everything from the trusty kettle to toasters, brand new phones, whizzy laptops and more, Argos has it stocked!

But is there an Argos student discount? Well to find out head straight to chapter 1 and we’ll tell you definitively, plus if there are any codes with Unidays, NUS Totum or Student Beans.

This is a comprehensive guide however and we’ve researched all the ways to save students money at argos.co.uk and the high street.

The big current offer is a £10 Argos voucher. To get it, head to this page on argos.com.  It is for spends over £100 (although there is a £5 voucher for spends over £50). Plus take a look at our quick savings section below:

BIG CLEARANCE DEALS!

Up to £70 Off Laptop Deals

1/3 Off Christmas Trees & Decorations

20% Discount Code for Furniture

Uni Survival Deals

So, you saving savvy Squirrels… not only do you want a brilliant range of products you also want the at top prices?! Well that’s what the Squirrel is here for, to get you the biggest bang for your buck – well pound.

So sit back, flick your Argos kettle on and read our handy guide below where we’ll tell you loads of ways to save your student beans at this leading, iconic British retailer.

“TOP SQUIRREL TIP “There is currently a special page to get the latest Argos discount codes in 2018 . Head here on argos.co.uk and see if you can save. No NUS id is required so it’s quick and easy!”

At SDS, we think it’s easy to see why she is held in such lofty regard and we are going to tell you about Discounts, Voucher Codes, Promo Codes, Free Delivery and Discount codes.

Anyway, with those headlines out of the way, let’s move on to our official discount guide.

argos student discount

Good old Argos! She’s seen many generations of happy students pass through her sliding doors over the decades and is still a firm favourite today with students all over the country.

Make sure you take a look in our savings section above for the latest voucher codes, savings, sales and discount where students can still make the biggest savings.

Now, in order for you to get the best savings we are going to discuss the following in this section:

So students, ready to keep as much moolah in your pocket as possible? Of course you are, so let’s begin!

(NB. Also some of these Discounts and voucher codes are open to everyone, so read on as well, even if you’re not a student ssshhhhh!)

1. Does Argos Do a Student Discount?

A very popular question we get asked at SDS!

At the moment in 2018 there is no official Argos student discount scheme where they give validated students a percentage off. This means no Unidays, NUS Totum or Student Beans voucher code is available.

However there are still ways that you can save. There are the current Argos Student Savings listed at the top of this guide.

This has the latest ways to save including Argos discount codes, sales, offers and deals.

But, although they don’t have a year round discount scheme at the moment – we will update you if short term ones pop-up – which they often do!

2. Is there a Unidays Argos Discount?

Unidays is now one of the biggest providers of student codes in the world, let alone the UK.

But it is often tricky to find out which retailers and brands it offers reductions for.

We can confirm that there is currently no Argos Unidays student discount scheme.

So you won’t be able to find a bespoke voucher code to use on myunidays.com

Or showing your membership in an Argos store won’t get you money off either.

Not to worry though, make sure you check out their Uni Essentials page and our savings section for the latest offers, sales alerts and promo codes.

3. Student Savings

There are lots of ways to save but without a permanent full-time Student Saver and standard NUS Argos deals as mentioned, you have to be savvy students about how to save.

We recommend checking out their main homepage, checking for one off voucher codes and discount codes (which we always list) and making use of their student free delivery scheme.

They also have great Clearance pages – discussed further down this guide.

Most of the top offers and best savings are made on line – so you don’t have to do what this woman is doing in store with her small pencil and paper! #throwback

argos student discount catalougue

4. Is There an Argos NUS Totum or Student Beans  Codes?

With so many different student discount schemes such as UNiDAYS, NUS Extra and Student Beans, it can be confusing to find out if it is possible to get a student code. We get asked about it a lot.

Never fear, the Squirrel is here to answer them!

NUS Totum & Argos

Unfortunately there is no Argos NUS Totum agreement. This is not surprising as there is no Argos student discount to be had with anyone.

However, remember to read our savings section at the top of the page for the latest ways students can actually save like sales alerts and the latest promo codes.

With so many great discounts on at the moment – there is no direct Argos NUS Discount or current Student code as mentioned.

That said, there is free same day home delivery for NUS Argos discount for card holders for all online purchases. All you have to do is get validation with your ac.uk email address and you are good to go.

There are regular discount codes that they release during the year. SDS is here to update you with the best of them here. As these are limited-time promo codes we recommend you sign up to our FREE newsletter or follow us on Facebook, that way you will be the first to hear!

argos student bedroom furniture

5. Voucher Code & Argos Promo Code

Voucher Codes and Promo Codes are the easiest and quickest ways to save money at Argos.

These types of offers are open to all too – not just students.

At this time of year – with so many standard sales and offers around – there aren’t typical Argos Voucher Codes and Promo Codes around, however when there are we will release in this section! Take a look below for the latest:

Discount Date Validated Code Required
Up to 50% Off in the Big Clearance December 2018 No
20% Argos Furniture Code December 2018 Yes
1/3 Off Christmas Decorations December 2018 No

So keep your eyes peeled we will update them here and also on our social media channels and via our free newsletter. Have you signed up yet?

6. Argos Free Delivery

As mentioned above there is FREE DELIVERY on all orders at for all students – at all times. No student NUS id is required and it is applied at the checkout. This is BRILLIANT!

It’s a pet hate at SDS when you’ve bagged a bargain then pay for delivery – you lose half of the saved money! Other UK shops and retailer – listen up!

So great to get some money saved straight off the bat with their Argos free delivery scheme.

7. Argos Clearance Section

“We love the Clearance Section of their main website. In this section you will find top prices on top of the range appliances – everything from laptops to lamps, phones to beds! ”

8. Store Overview

UK-based catalogue retailer Argos is a subsidiary of supermarket Sainsburys and a one-stop shop for anything the British public needs to buy on the high street.

Twice a year, the company releases a new catalogue from which items can then be purchased either online, through a smartphone app or in high-street stores.

The newest editions of the catalogues have over 1,600 pages of items and can be browsed online or in-store. The in-store catalogues can be taken away or browsed within the shop, where each page is individually laminated to allow for heavy usage.

Items desired for purchased are then written onto a small order form and taken to a till (either a self-service card machine or a staffed till point) to be bought. And who doesn’t have a mini Argos pencil somewhere stashed away in a bag or pencil case?! Items are then delivered to an in-store collection point which the customer can pick up their selected purchase from the warehouse. Catalogues are accompanied by frequent seasonal sale event additional inserts.

The Argos range is all-encompassing for all things house and home, including, but by no means limited to: technology, home and garden, baby and nursery, toys, sports and leisure, health and beauty, clothing and jewellery. Bar groceries and specialist items, there’s very little you could need and not find in an Argos store!

Brands stocked include a range of Argos own brand products (such as Elizabeth Duke, Steamworks, Cookworks, Pro Action and Opticom), as well as well-known household names across all of its store categories.

Student wise, Argos offers some great value home furnishings that make for cheap and easy decoration of any student home without breaking the bank.

What’s more, with almost 900 stores across the UK and Ireland, it’s estimated that 96% of the population live within 10-miles of an Argos shop, so you’re not often far from your next bargain purchase! This includes shops and concessions within Sainsburys and Homebase stores.

It’s always worth keeping an eye on the Argos website rather than just physical brochures, as there’s often money-off offers and sales featured online that aren’t available in-store – and you can have such items either delivered directly to you or to a local store for free pick-up. This iconic British retailer can be a real destination for bargain hunters no matter what it is they’re shopping for. It’s certainly a friend to skint students everywhere, and thoroughly Student Discount Squirrel approved!

Looking for affordable homeware to spruce up your student house – including bedding, cutlery, lamps and rugs– tick – she’s got it!!

Top Buy: Salter Spiraliser – £15.99

Spiralising vegetables is a cheap and extra healthy alternative to pasta and noodles in your cooking, and makes for an easy way to help you cut out carbs. This spiraliser has three different blades for different types; curly noodles, spiral twists and pretty ribbons, all of which work differently on different types of veg.

Having one of these in the kitchen is a great way to help encourage healthy eating for you and your roommates, and is really easy to use with a razor-sharp blade that will slice through even the rawest of fruit and veg. If you’re thinking of making the change to vegetarianism or even veganism as so many now are, this is a great first step to incorporate more veg products in your diet.

Top Buy: TRESemme 9547TU Compact Hair Dryer – £12.99

A good hair dryer will get the job done quickly and thoroughly, no matter how much hair on your head. TRESemme is a leading provider of hair products and at 2000 watts, is a high-quality dryer that works with a ceramic coating to protect hair from any potential heat damage. A lightweight and compact design allows for it to be taken with you wherever you go, and a cool setting applied to any hairstyle will set it nicely in place. Variable temperature settings and two speeds allow for adaptable styling.

Top Buy: NOW TV Smart Stick with 2-month Entertainment Pass – £19.99

Sky and cable TV is a step too far for most students, with lots of add-on costs, lengthy contracts and random channels you’ll never actually watch. A NOW TV Smart Stick plugs directly into your telly and gives you access to over 300 box sets, on-demand services and 11 live channels for 60 days. Once you’ve got it, if you find you put it to good use, you can add in movies, Sky Sports channels and specialist channels. You won’t be tied in to any contract and there’s no hidden fees unless you choose to buy anything further. The package auto-renews at £7.99 per month but can be cancelled at any time – so it makes a good gift for a TV lover, too!

Now, what about fantastic gift ideas when heading back at Christmas – she’s got them too! Tents? – well yes! Electric razors? – tick! Underwear – errrr yes! Ping pong bats – yes sir!!!! Absolutely everything and at top prices and value for money as well.

Now, add all these amazing products to the fact that there’s wonderful stores in all major towns and cities (and loads of places in between), well they really are a dream come true for students (and indeed anyone). She has got us out of many pickles.

Yes, ever-evolving and keeping up to date with modern trends, this leading store is no longer that lumpy outdated catalogue on top of the yellow pages and your Gran’s house, she’s like the old grand-dame of the retail work. Like shopping equivalent of Judi Dench – she’s got it all!

In case you aren’t getting it…. we love you! We love your regular discounts and the fact that you can get us out of any retail sticky situation.

So, Squirrels if you are looking for top sales tips and anything else in-between you’re in safe and knowledgeable squirrel paws here!

9. SDS Deals Summary

SDS really does go nuts for this leading retailer who has been a favourite with many for decades.

By following the following advice above and checking back here regularly you can make sure you save the most money, so in summary:

  1. Get free same day delivery with your .ac.uk email address
  2. Check out the homepage on argos.co.uk for the best deals on a daily basis
  3. Use short term discount codes – check back to this site for the latest
  4. Shop the sales for the biggest savings. Again the Squirrel will update you!
  5. Check out the Clearance section of thier website.
  6. Ask for a cheeky NUS discount in store. Even though it’s not official you never know your luck!

So that complete our discounts section!

We hope that you’ve found it useful, as mentioned we will update this page and our Facebook with more news. On there we also list lots of different offers from a whole cross section of shops including fashion, food and holidays. So keep up to date, follow us on social media or sign-up for our free newsletter.

Happy shopping Squirrels!

Similar Discounts

So if these aren’t doing it for you then there are some other UK retailers that you can get some great savings. The Amazon scheme is free to join and has some great discounts available including free prime next day delivery for 6 months. They too have a massive and fantastic range to choose from – brilliant!

You should also have a look at our Ebay guide which shows you how to get some fantastic savings – again a big range of discounts to take advantage of.

There’s also a House of Fraser NUS discount of 10% and we show you how to get it here. We must admit Fraser is a bit of a hidden gem and is very popular with you peps all over the country,

Also Debenhams usually has some amazing deals which could save you more across everything from bedding to clothes and homeware – worth a nosey. Also Currys stock a great range of electricals!

History

Argos began life as Green Shield Stamps, which could be bought as a type of gift voucher and then spent at a range of retailers, and the Green Shields catalogue. The stamps were popular through the 60s and early 70s but the scheme began to struggle when retailers started to pull out to focus on their own sales and offer events. Eventually, the stamps could only be spent on items from the catalogue, then combined with cash, and then finally, as the catalogue became cash-only, it re-branded to Argos.

The first Argos-branded store opened in 1973 in Edgware and within a year was taking £1million a week! Thousands of staff were employed by the new chain and as the own-brand Elizabeth Duke jewellery counter opened, it quickly became one of the largest jewellery retailers in the UK.

Previously owned by Home Retail Group, the chain was sold to Sainsburys in 2016 for £1.4billion after a bidding war between them and a South African firm. Some standalone stores have closed and moved into supermarkets, but there’s still over 900 of them throughout the UK. Argos is now firmly a household name and has seen off competitors such as Index and Littlewoods.

Fantastic Facts

  • Did you know that they are now owned by Sainsbury’s? LOL we didn’t!
  • Or that 96% of the UK population is only 10 miles from a store? That makes click and collect a lot easier! LOL. Or just arrange delivery.
  • The name comes from the founder Richard Tompkins, who was on holiday on the Greek island of Argos when he came up with the concept way back in 1973. The company has grown and grown since then.
  • There are over 1 billion visits to argos.co.uk according to the Sainsbury’s website and 2 of their catalogues are produced every year. With over 29 million customers, it looks like she is here to stay!!! Woooo that is massive!
  • Number of employees‎: ‎29,565 (2016) – a lot of staff!
  • Number of locations‎: ‎845 stores (2016)
  • In September 2013, Argos announced a click and collect scheme, in partnership with eBay, which will allow customers to collect their eBay purchases from any Argos Store across the United Kingdom.
  • Argos publishes catalogues twice a year (a spring/summer edition in January and an autumn/winter edition in July). Current editions have well over 1600 pages containing photographs of items, brief descriptions, prices and a catalogue number. Store copies are ring-bound and the pages individually laminated.