Halfords Student Discount & NUS Codes Guide

If you’re thinking about getting into cycling then you should think about Halfords. They have an amazing range of bikes and cycle accessories, which is perfect to getting students on the move, cycling to lectures.

Firstly there is a 20% Halfords student discount off selected bikes. No NUS code required and there’s a great range to choose from:

At the time of writing (July 2018) there is no Halfords student discount. BUT WAIT RIGHT THERE! This doesn’t mean that you still can’t get discounts thought and the Squirrel is here to show you how in the this comprehensive guide. First of all take a look at the latest sales, promo codes and vouchers below and see if you can save money:

Latest Halfords Offers

Free Click & Collect

Free Delivery Over £40

We hope you avid learners have found a great deal but the saving doesn’t stop there. We’ve put together a comprehensive guide on the best ways for students to save at one of the biggest cycling 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 as quick as a Mark Cavendish sprint!

We know it’s confusing so we’ve researched into what student discounts you can get from halfords.com, what additional NUS offers there are and extra tips and codes so you can save even more.

read on and learn how students can make the biggest savings when you shop at Halfords.

So without further ado, let’s get this guide started and save you some money shall we?

1. Do Halfords do student discount?

Currently  there is no Halfords student discount correct as of July 2018. However, the squirrel has been doing some clever research on how you can make some big savings when making your cycle purchase. We’ve make a foolproof step-by-step guide, follow it to see if you can save:.

  1. Firstly see our current savings section at the top of the page. We list the latest promo codes, sales and offers which could save you money
  2. Check out the homepage. The best of the deals are always listed here.
  3. Halfords.com has a special offers page. It’s broken down into sections like bikes and camping equipment plus the best individual deals.
  4. Sign up to the newsletter. It has some special promotions which could come in handy.
  5. Free delivery on orders over £40
  6. Free click and collect on EVERYTHING
  7. Free and easy returns to any store

Did you bag a bargain? We certainly hope you did. Keep reading on though for some more amazing Halfords money saving advice.

halfords student discount guide

2. Is there a Halfords NUS, Unidays or Student Beans discount?

There are a lot student discount schemes and cards out there which can make things confusing. That’s why we’ve written this guide to let you know if  Halfords is included so you don’t miss out on getting your discounts.

Halfords NUS Discount?

There is no NUS Halfords scheme at the moment for students to save. This includes not being included in the NUS Extra card scheme.

However, if you’re in a Halfords store and have an NUS cards, then ask the cashier when you’re  making a purchase. They could give a discretionary discount.

Halfords & Unidays?

At this time of writing (July 2018) there is no tie in with Unidays.

Not to worry though, check out our savings section to see the latest ways that you can save and any available promo codes.

Are there Halfords Student Beans Discounts?

Nope, there is no association between Student Beans and Halfords.

This is unfortunate in the squirrel’s humble opinion as it would be a great way to get a customer for life! And keep reading on for some more excellent tips on how to save!

3. Promo Codes, Vouchers & Discounts

So althought we’ve established that there aren’t and NUS, Student Beans or Unidays affiliations, there are regular Halfords promo codes that they release for a short time like one or 2 weeks.

These are for use on halfords.com. To use them:

  1. Copy and paste the discount code from our savings section.
  2. Go to halfords.com and make your fabulous purchase
  3. At the check out, enter the voucher code in the box
  4. The reduction will be automatically added

Below is a table of currentt promo codes and deals that university goers have used to save money on their fabulous cycling purchases.

DiscountDate ValidatedCode Required
Up to 20% off Selected BikesJuly 2018No
Free Delivery on Orders Over £40July 2018No
Free Click & CollectJuly 2018No

We have seen some really good codes over the past year. including:

  • 10% promo code off all adult bikes
  • 20% voucher code off purchases over 200
  • Carrera & Apollo Bikes – 10% off code
halfords nus offers

4. Halfords Sales Diary & Alerts

As there are no student discounts, the biggest savings that students can make is when there is a big sale on. We keep our squirrel eyes open so any sales will be in our  fabulous savings section. Take a look and see how much you can save.

The biggest sales happen around the same time each year. Check the dates below as if one if coming up it might be best to hold on.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Halfords takes part in the Black Friday sales which take place around the last Friday in November.

There have been some excellent discounts on commuter cycles which are perfect for getting to campus or mountain bikes if you want the option to go off-road.

Boxing Day & January Sales

The Halfords Boxing Day sales are a key time for the company and they have some great discounts, deals and offers available. We have it under good authority that they now commence online at halfords.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 Halfords run promotions throughout the year that you can make great savings at. Check out the savings section for the latest deals, promo codes and discounts.

5. Store Overview & Buyers Guide

Halfords is a British and Irish retailer of car parts, car enhancement, bike and bike accessories, and camping and touring equipment. Unless you’re a bit of a petrolhead, you may not visit a Halfords often; but there’s lots of practical equipment within and it’s a firm favourite amongst savvy Student Discount Squirrel shoppers!

If you’re a cyclist or driver, Halfords is a must-visit store: not just for its range of parts and enhancements, but also because of the advice and recommendations that staff can offer.

Highly trained and able to not just converse with you but also to fit parts and practical solutions, Halfords is the place to go even if you’re not sure of what you need or how to fit it.

Their staff will do everything from tightening nuts and bolts, clipping on new windscreen wipers and in some cases full auto-centre services such as MOTs and mechanic repairs. This range of servicing means that you don’t need to book in with an expensive mechanic or specialist cycle repair shop and instead, can have your motor and bike needs sorted on the high street.

You don’t need to be a pro-cyclist to use their cycle facilities, either. Even fair-weather, hire-only or super casual cyclists will feel at home here as the staff can help with everything from chain repairs to major structural bodywork. Many of their staff themselves cycle to work, so they’ll feel your pain on rain, angry motorists and frustrating bike niggles!

This cycle superstore also attracts lots of seasonal custom as summer hits and everyone plans ahead for festival season. Their range of fantastic value tents varies from cheap one-man pop-ups to huge tent villages… just make sure you’ve got some extra pegs and lots of willing volunteers to help with the latter when you make it on-site!

You’ll also find festival essentials such as:

  • cool boxes
  • camping chairs
  • sleeping bags
  • camp beds
  • marquees
  • gas stoves

All of which we here at SD Squirrel heartily endorse for cheap getaways and to stop you from spending all your hard-earned cash on ridiculously priced eats at festival food outlets.

To make their shopping experience even better, Halfords are super student-friendly and offer not jut a student discount but a whole student membership and loyalty programme!

Sign up through Student Discount Squirrel to receive a discount, invites to and advance notice of lots of seasonal promotional events and money-off sales and specially discounted selected products.

If you’re in-store, just ask; many Halfords staff are students themselves and you’ll never feel frowned upon for seeking out a bargain with them. They really are a great example of how retailers can – and should! – help out skint students.

Top Student Bike Buy: Topeak Red and White Bike Light Set – £20

A tidy and reliable bike light set to see you through poor visibility and bad weather, this set has been rated five stars out of five by Halfords customers and staff alike! Three ultra-bright LEDs in these lights can run for up to 60 hours of continuous use and have basic on/off, blinking and constant modes. The lights are also extra-light, so you won’t notice any heavy additions to your bike and can’t use them as an excuse to slow you down!

Top Student Bike Buy: Basil Mara XL Water Resistant Double Pannier Bag, 35L – £22.98

This bike bag makes for the perfect way to transport your textbooks, folders and study essentials to university while you’re keeping fit on route! Made of completely water-resistant polyester, this bag fares even the most inclement of weather (and the odd puddle along the way) and has double-reflective strips on the bag to help with visibility in the dark. A whopping thirty-five litre capacity means that you’ll easily fit all you need to in it with nothing left behind for your day.

Top Student Festival Buy: Milestone Two-Man Pop-Up Tent – £25.99

A must-have for any camping trip or festival where you don’t want to faff about with tent pegs and poles for hours on end. Instead, unzip the cover and – POP! – your home for the weekend is ready to go. A bargain at just over £25, this tent is big enough for two people to stay inside; or one and their equipment for the event ahead. The groundsheet is sewn in and if the weather’s windy, there are bright guide ropes with pegs to pin it down. Now all you need is your festival tickets!

History of the Store

Originally a wholesale ironmongery based in Birmingham, Halfords has come a long way since the 1800s!

The name was coined in 1902 when the store moved to Halford Street in Leicester, and its stuck ever since. Expansion happened quickly. In 1931, the 200th UK store opened and after the war in 1945, the company bought the Birmingham Bicycle Company; hence its brilliant cycle operations today.

In the 60s, Margaret Thatcher’s husband, Denis, was an Executive Director, and the firm was sold to an oil company. The company continued to be sold on and on until 2004, when it first floated on the London Stock Exchange.

In 2005, a collaboration deal was set up with a Japanese auto enhancement company and started offering more services and unusual parts in its stores.

Halfords briefly had a dalliance in Europe but sold off these stores quickly as it struggled to adapt to more markets. Today, there are over 450 stores across the UK and over 20 based in the Republic of Ireland.

6. Halfords 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.

We hoped our extensive Halfords student discount guide has helped you save some money when buying a new bike.

Despite establishing that there wasn’t a student discount programme, we’ve shown you that you can save at Halfords by following this advice:

  • Check out our discounts section at the top of the page for the latest available promo codes, sales alerts and offers
  • The Halfords 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

Similar Retailers

The Squirrel always recommends shopping around and you might want to consider some other retailers before making your purchases.

Check out our Evans cycles student discount guide to see if you can make some savings.

Argos have a great range of bikes and there are usually some offers to be had.

Did you know that there is an Amazon student prime programme and you can get free next day deliveries.