Iceland Student Discount: The Guide

Looking for an Iceland student discount? You’ve come to the right place.

Through our research we’ve found that there is currently no Iceland student discount for 2019. However, there are voucher codes that students can use to save money:

Next check out our Squirrel savings section:

£8 Off Spends Over £50. Enter Iceland Code Below:

£5 Off Spends Over £40. Enter Iceland Code Below:

Free Delivery on Iceland Orders Over £35

With schemes like Unidays, Student Beans and NUS plus promo codes, sales and outlets, it can be confusing and difficult to get all the money off that students are entitled to.

That’s where Student Discount Squirrel comes in. We’ve been doing the research to find all the ways you clever learners can make savings on your footwear purchase.

1. The Iceland Student Discount

We can confirm that there is no Iceland student discount for your supermarket shop. That means there is no Unidays, NUS Totum or Student Beans codes available.

However, there are usually promo codes that you can use to get money off.

Take a look at our savings section for the latest.

4. About the Brand & History

Lots of Iceland’s range start at under £1, and if you have a decent-sized freezer in your student digs, it’s worth heading to your nearest store to stock up on some grocery bargains. There’s also now fresh fruit, vegetables, meat, poultry, and other produce available in most stores, alongside small store cupboard and drinks ranges – so if you do need do a full ‘weekly shop’ that’s not just all frozen, Iceland has you covered. The brand’s focus is on bricks-and-mortar high-street stores, so you’ll find one in most locales across the UK, including even small towns with tiny ‘high street’ centres. Indeed Iceland knows its positioning as a budget brand well, so small, less affluent areas are more likely than large cities to have stores in place.

Viewed for a long time as a bit of a ‘you-get-what-you-pay-for’ kind of shop, Iceland has made huge progress with its range and quality in recent years. Now that more is understood around the storage of frozen food to maximise the nutrients within it, Iceland has been able to expand its range to include less ‘junk’ type foods and more meal ingredients, low-carb options and foods catering for a range of dietary requirements – including those following a gluten-free or vegan diet.

Of course, when doing a big grocery shop and being at uni, it’s not always the easiest to get it back to your digs; unless you drive. Iceland have this covered, and when you spend more than £20 in-store (or £35 online), you can opt for same-day or next-day delivery for free from their available time-slots. This is a real perk, and something you won’t find from other supermarkets, so take advantage and stock up while you can. It’s not difficult to spend twenty quid in Iceland, and that’s quite a lot of food – so why not put together a meal plan before you shop, include some snacks and treats as you walk the aisles and then have it all delivered to your door? It leaves you with some free time and a lot less effort than walking it all back!

In 2018, Iceland became the first UK supermarket to drop palm oil from all of its products – and as of yet, no other similar retailer has followed suit! This along with their continued commitment to fair trade, varied dietary choices and low prices means that you really can shop guilt-free… both in money and ethical terms.

History

Back in 1970, Malcolm Walker and Peter Hinchcliffe, both then employees of Woolworths, each invested £60 for a month’s rent of a store selling frozen food only in Oswestry, Shropshire. Walker’s wife suggested the name Iceland, and the business partners moved ahead to open the store – but quickly found themselves sacked by Woolworths when they found out about their new venture.

Initially stocking just loose frozen food, the brand quickly moved to label and produce its own, and within 7 years, had 28 shops across England. Expanding further by purchasing shops elsewhere, and taking over the food halls of Littlewoods stores, Iceland’s popularity soared across the country.

Since then, business has been up and down for the company, but it seems now to have found a steady footing. Moving away from focusing on exclusively on mums as their core market, Iceland is looking to improve quality and range instead; extending its appeal to many who may otherwise not have previously considered the store for their groceries. Tie ins with household names such as Greggs and Slimming World are proving fruitful for the brand, so it is expected to continue with these and seek out new collaborations for the future.