Boots Student Discount & NUS Codes Guide
There’s a branch of pharmacy chain Boots on every high street and their website is the perfect shopping destination for when you can’t quite make it out of bed but need to bag your beauty essentials.
As things stand there isn’t a Boots student discount for boots.com but there is 25% off for Boots optician prescription glasses.
£10 points for every £60 spent at Boots.com
Boots Opticians Student Discount – 25% Off Prescription Glasses
Up to 60% Off Perfumes & Fragrances
Collect 4 points for every £ spent on a Boots Advantage card
3 for 2 on selected skin care
See all current Boots offers on secret offers page
We hope you avid learners have found a great deal but the learning doesn’t stop there. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide on the best ways for students to save at one of the biggest stores in the country!
If there is a section relevant to you then just click on the chapter link in the contents box below to find your answer. Or if you’ve got the time and want to find the best ways to save, then take a couple of minutes to read the whole guide and you’ll be saving like a boss!
So without further ado, let’s get this guide started and save you some money shall we?
1. Do Boots do student discount?
At the moment there is no Boots student discount correct as of March 2018. However, SDS have done some research. Follow these steps and you’ll be making big savings.
- Get a Boots Advantage Card. For every purchase in-store and at Boots online you will save points. You also get exclusive deals too so it is a must.
- Check out the special offers page. It’s packed full of the latest Boots offers.
- Make sure you see our student savings section at the top of the page. This lists all the best promo codes, deals and sales alerts we can find.
- If you can shop when there is a big sale on. More in our sales section below.
- Check out the Boots homepage. The best of the offers are always promoted here.
- Get free delivery. Click and collect!
Did you bag a bargain? We certainly hope you did. Keep reading on though for some more amazing Boots money saving advice.
2. Is there a Boots NUS discount?
There is no NUS Boots scheme at the moment for students to save. This includes not being included in the NUS Extra card scheme. Just to top things off there is no Unidays or Student Beans discounts either. To be fair a lot of top UK brands don’t have one. We think they are missing out!
This is a shame as they have some great prices on cosmetics, fragrances electricals and more which are perfect for university life.
However, if you follow the savings advice in the previous section then you can still save on your purchase at boots.com. And make sure you check out our fabulous savings section for the latest ways to save.
And keep reading on for some more excellent tips on how to save!
3. Promo Codes, Vouchers & Discounts
Although there are no student discounts, Boots does regularly release voucher codes that students can use to save money. For the latest ones check out the savings section at the top of the page.
Below is a table of past promo codes and deals that pupils have used to save money.
|Discount||Date Validated||Code Required|
|Collect 4 points for every £ spent on a Advantage card||March 2018||No|
|Boots student discount - 25% Off Prescription Glasses||March 2018||No|
|See all current deals on secret offers page||March 2018||No|
We have seen some really good codes over the past year. One was for 10% for spends over £80. All you had to do was head to boots.com, do your online shop and enter the student code OCTSAVE10 at the checkout.
4. Boots Advantage Card
Attention all students, you need to take advantage of the Boots Advantage Card! Why? Because it effectively means you get little discounts every time you use it either in-store or shopping online at boots.com.
Boots are bargain-friendly and have a loyalty card that’s worth holding onto; a rare commodity amongst a wallet full of dusty and curling paper cards that get you one free coffee after buying ten. Instead, Boots Advantage Card points add up to equal cash to spend in-store, and on pretty much anything.
Providing you remember your Advantage Card at point-of-purchase (including online), points will accumulate on all purchases and build up with no expiry date. If you don’t have your card on you, your receipt can be validated for future use (just don’t lose it!) and there’s often promotional events in-store and online that offer extra points on certain purchases.
You also get personalised offers, which is a fantastic bonus. And did we mention it was free? Seriously, if there is one thing you do today, go and sign up for it, you won’t regret the savings!
5. Boots Sales Diary & Alerts
The best way that students can save at Boots is when there is a big sale on. We keep our squirrel noses to the floor and log when there is a sale coming or live so make sure you check at the savings section. Otherwise, our sales diary below will tell you if a big one is coming up.
If you can hold on until then you are sure to make a big saving.
Black Friday & Cyber Monday
This occurs around the last Friday in November. What we’ve found is that the Black Friday sales can actually start before the Friday as retailers try to outdo each other.
More of the Boots gifts lines are included as obviously the run up to Christmas has started. There are also some great discounts on perfumes, aftershaves and electricals like hair driers and shavers.
There are good discounts for students at of up to 50% off selected items at this time.
Boxing Day & January Sales
The irony is that the Boxing Day sales now start online at boots.com on 24th December, when the shipping deadline for Christmas presents has passed.
The sales then continue well into January, with extra reductions being made. Careful though, if you see something discounted earlier on that you really want then get it as stock can run out!
Don’t forget that Boots run promotions throughout the year that you can make great savings at. Check out the savings section for the latest.
And…check out the bespoke offers page on boots.com, where they have 3 for 2s, 2 for 1s, extra free gifts with purchases and a whole host more.
The beauty offers page has the best discounts for students. Currently they include 3 for 2 on selected skin care and buy one get one half price on select No 7 products.
The fragrance offers page has the best Boots discounts on perfumes and aftershaves for students including discounts of up to 50% on selected fragrances.
The electricals offers page has all the current discounts for students on Boots electrical items. Currently there are discounts of more than 50% on Oral B, 25% on Babyliss and 50% on Braun shavers.
6. Store Overview & Buyers Guide
Originally a pharmacy, Boots stores still often have pharmacy facilities within them for you to get advice and pick up prescriptions. Now, however, the shops have grown to include all bathroom, first aid, medical, perfumery and cosmetic essentials as well as in larger stores home fragrance, food, baby and kids-wear, electricals and gift sets.
It’s a great place, therefore, to shop for a whole range of products; and here at Student Discount Squirrel, we know you love it.
Should you need more healthcare services than you find you’re entitled to on the NHS, many branches also often full opticians labs and hearing care practices. As a student, you may be able to claim freebies and discounts on these too – just ask in-store and staff will be glad to help.
Whilst not a brand you’d normally buy a gift from, unless it was cosmetics or perfume, Boots are also a must-shop destination for Christmas shopping, as their whole festive gift range runs on a three-for-two basis – and heavily discounted in January sales should you be planning ahead.
Boots are a firm favourite amongst all age groups and demographics and for a skint student, there’s some great purchases to be had; if you know where to shop. Unless you’re nipping in-store for a quick shampoo or shower gel emergency buy, hop online and don’t forget to use the Student Discount Squirrel site to link through to it. You’ll soon find bargains galore as well as numerous online exclusive products and offers to add in to your shopping experience.
Whether its paracetamol for a hangover, make-up for a date, a razor for a job interview, a scented candle to combat the housemate’s odour or a quick present for your Mum’s birthday, Boots have you covered. Shop smartly and you’ll save on all of the essentials you’d buy anyway; and that’s the best way of all to save money!
Top Student Buy: Boots Essentials Cucumber Wipes, Pack of 25p – £1.00
A must-have for all genders, these cleansing wipes remove make-up, dirt, grime and oil for a quick freshen up on face and body. Suitable for even the most sensitive of skin, these wipes contain extract of cucumber to soften and soothe, alongside Vitamin E and Aloe Vera to clean and nourish. A pack in your bag and a pack in your bathroom will get you through any situation!
Top Student Buy: Imperial Leather Cherry Bakewell Shower Gel, 250ml – £1.00
If there’s one thing that everyone can agree they like the smell of, it’s food. This delish Cherry Bakewell scented shower gel is the perfect bath and shower accompaniment to freshen you up, clean you and leave you smelling good enough to eat. No matter how heavy the night before or whatever you have planned for the day ahead, you’ll be set up and ready for everything. This fragrance works for men and women and lingers a little, but not too much, so it’s not too over-the-top if you’re up and at ‘em quickly.
Top Student Buy: Oral-B Pro 3 3000 Electric Toothbrush Powered By Braun – £49.99
OK, so fifty quid can seem like a lot to spend on a toothbrush, but a good electric brush is worth its weight in gold. The battery lasts over two weeks without a charge and a built-in timer won’t let you turn it off for at least two minutes to ensure you get the best clean possible. The superior rotation and oscillation system with pulsating technology helps clean teeth and protect gums in a way you’ll never achieve with a manual. What are you waiting for? Clean up those pearly whites now!
The History of Boots
Aged just 10 in 1860, Jesse Boot took over his family’s herbal medicine shop in Nottinghamshire following the death of his father. His grandson, John Boot, inherited it from him and diversified into research and manufacturing of pharmaceuticals as the company grew. Later becoming Alliance Boots, it became the first ever FTSE 100 company to be bought by a private equity firm and moved its group HQ to Switzerland. Within a century, the company had become unrecognisable from a shop family-run shop! In the 1970s, the Boots Charitable Trust was launched as part of the company’s corporate social responsibility programme, to raise money for charities and charity projects based in the business’ native Nottinghamshire.
Buying up other small companies, it grew and grew and in 2012, was sold to American business Walgreens. Today, there are over 2,500 Boots stores throughout the UK and Ireland, in high streets and shopping malls, as well as smaller pharmacy counters in GP surgeries and healthcare centres. It’s fair to say now the brand name has become a household term and people often refer to pharmacies as ‘Boots’ even when they belong to another brand or are independent.
7. Boots Student Discount FAQs & Summary
We get asked tons on student discounts for Boots, so we’ve put together a handy table below to answer all your questions.
|Is there a Boots student discount?||No, there are no official student discounts.|
|Are there NUS discounts?||No, there is no NUS discount.|
|Is there a student discount code?||Yes and no! There is no permanent student promo code but there are limited time ones released throughout the year.|
|When are the sales?||Throughout the year. Check the home page.|
|Is there a Unidays discount?||No|
|Does Student Beans do discounts?||No|
We hoped our humble Boots student discount guide has helped you save some money – it should have done!
Despite establishing that there wasn’t a student discount programme, we’ve shown you that you can save at Boots by following this advice:
- Get a Boots Advantage Card
- Check out our discounts section for the latest available promo codes, sales alerts and offers
- The Boots offers page always has some savings
- Get free click and collect delivery
- The sales diary shows if a big sale is coming for the biggest discounts