Jack Wills Student Discount & NUS Codes Guide

What is there not to love about Jack Wills? Their fashion ranges for both men and women evoke a strong sense of British Heritage. From summer shirts to winter jackets and of course their famous branded sweatshirts and hoodies, there is a real provenance to their wares.

And for a short time there is a Jack Wills student discount of 25% off everything. To get it, simply go to this page and shop in the sale which automatically applies the discount. No promo code required, it’s that easy and better than the standard 10% Unidays discount! 

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That was the quick guide to student savings but below is a more in-depth look for the best ways for students to save at JW, one of the biggest fashion retailers in the UK!

What is there not to love about Jack Wills? Their fashion ranges for both men and women evoke a strong sense of British Heritage. From summer shirts to winter jackets and of course their famous branded sweatshirts and hoodies, there is a real provenance to their wares.

In our clever contents section you can click to the relevant chapter or you can go big and read it all and arm your self with some great savings advice at jackwills.com.

1. The Jack Wills Student Discount

Amazing news, there is a Jack Will student discount for 10% off at jackwills.com.

To get the student discount for Jack Wills follow these instructions:

  1. Head over to this page on jackwills.com.
  2. Validate your student status (NUS validation is acceptable).
  3. A unique Jack WIlls student discount code will be generated.
  4. Do your shop on jackwills.com.
  5. Enter the student promo code at the checkout pages.
  6. Score a fab 10% reduction on your clothing!
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A couple of helpful points. You can only use the Jack Wills student discount on full price items, so nothing that has been reduced in the sale.

Squirrel says:
Squirrel says:

“Make sure you check out our savings section at the top of the page for the latest promo codes and sales alerts which might be worth more in the long run. ”

2. Is there a Jack Wills 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.

Unidays Jack Wills Discount

There is an official tie in with Unidays. If you”ve joined them then you can get a bespoke voucher code to use online to get the discount.

Check out jackwills.com for the full details.

JW NUS Discount?

There is a NUS Jack Wills discount, but not actually through nus.org.uk website. If you go to jackwills.com you can use your NUS status to validate your student status.

If you are in a JW store then although there is no official agreement, show your student card to the cashier and you could get the 10% discount (correct as of May 2018).

Are there Jack Wills Student Beans Discounts?

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

But as we’ve shown, you can still get the 10% reduction promo code if you have valid student status. Woo hoo!

3. Promo Codes, Vouchers & Discounts

We’ve established that you can get a minimum Jack Wills student discount code for 10% but sometimes this funky fashion store releases short term promo codes. These can be great for students that don’t qualify for Unidays or the discounts can be bigger than 10%.

These vouchers typically last from 1 to 2 weeks, we list them at the top of our page and here how they work:

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

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

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

DiscountDate ValidatedCode Required
Jack Wills Student Discount - 25%May 2018No

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

  • Extra 20% code off sale items code in January
  • 25% promo code code off everything for 3 days in October
  • Additional 10% voucher of sale items in August
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4. Jack Wills Sales Diary & Alerts

Despite there being a student discount for Jack Wills of 10%, the biggest reductions when buying that kicking hoodie or delicious blazer is when there is a Jack Wills sale on.

The most up to date way to find out if there is a big sale on is to check out the home page on jackwills.com. They always promote them here.

The Student Squirrel has uncovered something too. He says:

“Top Squirrel Tip. if there isn’t a sale on, check out the secret sales page. Well actually it isn’t quite so secret as there is now a tab on the navigation page but it is easy for students to miss! ”

Here there are a selected number of items that are on sale with up to 60% reductions. At the time of writing the Squirrel spotted that:

  • Ladies hoodies – 40% off
  • Mens coats – 60%
  • Selected sunglasses – 60% off

It really is worth a look and see if you can bag an bargain.

With regards to the biggest sales we keep an eye out and this is when the big ones happen.

Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Jack Wills goes hard on the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. We typically find they start on the Wednesday before to try and catch the competition cold and last until the next Tuesday.

At the last one, there was 25% off EVERYTHING and up to 50% off selected items. A great time to buy a JW gift for your loved ones, or heck why not something for yourself!

Remember thought that the JW student discount code won’t work on sale items but hey, you’re getting more than that any way so no worries.

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

This upmarket clothing brand is immediately recognisable for its distinctive navy and pastel pink stripes, sports luxe loungewear and countryside style outerwear.

With a distinctive ‘preppy, private school’ look and feel, Jack Wills was long considered only the domain of rich kids and struggled to find mainstream appeal, but recent growth has seen the brand manage just do that – if you can get over the often-expensive price tags.

The brand sells both menswear and womenswear (although they’re referred to as ‘ladies’ and ‘gentleman’, in keeping with the brand’s genteel feel) and accessories. Many collections are themed around sports, including the JWRC (JW Rowing Club) range, and polo and rugby apparel. The name University Outfitters makes no secret of its target market (yep, that’s you!) and most items are branded with thick wording of either the brand name or its initials, or the logo of a pheasant with a top hat and walking stick. You don’t get much posher than that, eh?

They release a new seasonal collection four times a year, launched alongside its style ‘handbook’; essentially a paper catalogue of its goods. Many still make their JW purchases by old-style mail order in this manner or online; although there are now over 70 brick-and-mortar shops across the UK. No conventional advertising is used by this forward thinking enterprise, with instead the company relying on word-of-mouth between students of universities, colleges and secondary schools to ‘spread the word’.

Prices aren’t cheap for garments from Jack Wills, with jeans starting at the £50 mark, sweatshirts £60, t-shirts £30 and tracksuit bottoms from £50. That’s not to be a surprise; this is a luxury brand aimed at conjuring up an Olde English style of genteel fashion and function, but there are ways around it. But as we have shown you, there are ways to bag yourself a JW bargain.

Once items are no longer considered ‘in season’, they’re often moved to the sale portion of the website and discounted – although you won’t find such money-off offers in-store. There’s also a newly opened website known as the Jack Wills Outlet, which heavily discounts items up to 75% off.

However, as you’d expect with any brand this exclusive, it’s not just a matter of signing up and logging on. You need a membership to buy from the Outlet website, and this can only be obtained by buying from the regular site, sitting on a waiting list and then making at least one purchase every three months to maintain your member status.

This could be ideal for money-savers who wear a lot of Jack Wills branded items, but otherwise may prove a step too far for skint students.

Top Student Buy: Thurso Backpack in Black or Navy – £49.95

Refined and smart but still functional for you to carry around your books and other such essentials, the Thurso Backpack is the classic shape and size for your day-to-day uni and social needs. An internal laptop sleeve holds your computer in place whilst the adjustable straps keep it comfy and the smaller external pocket makes the perfect place to stash your wallet, keys and bus pass. This isn’t the cheapest rucksack you’ll find on the high street, but it is of good enough quality to last you throughout your studies and beyond.

Top Student Buy: Men’s Batsford Wills Popover Hoodie – £64.95

The classic pull-over hoodie, this garment is JW branded but subtly so, and is the regular fit for comfort. Made of brushed-back jersey cotton, you won’t find softer and it endures wear and tear well and keeps in warmth for the ideal outer layer. The kangaroo pocket is the perfect place to store small items or chilly hands, and the whole thing is available in a range of neutral and seasonal shades. This is your go-to comfy hoodie – for hangovers on the sofa or social outings out and about!

Top Student Buy: Women’s Wilden Heritage Pants, Pack of 3 – £24.95

Well, we all need the basics, don’t we? The Jack Wills range of essential undies come in value packs of three and are available in an ever-changing range of colours, designs, styles and shapes. These aren’t quite the budget value packs of undies you may find on the high street, but they last for ages and make for a nicer look in changing rooms and the odd occasion you’re spotted in them! The elasticated waistbands are nicely branded and can even peep out from the waistband of your joggers if you’re really looking to show off.

History of the Brand

Friends Peter Williams and Robert Shaw founded the Jack Wills brand in 1999 with a single shop in Salcombe selling sweatshirts and jumpers with just a £40,000 investment – and they were so skint afterward they slept in the room above the store! Named after one of their grandparents, the brand grew in popularity so quickly that a second shop, in Fulham, opened the same year. Even back then, the market they were targeting was clear, with Williams saying in an interview: “When I started thinking about a premium brand I dredged up this vision of what I remembered in Salcombe. I thought, ‘What if I could create a brand that could bottle what being at a British university was all about and all the cool amazing stuff that goes with that?’ It’s such a uniquely cherished part of your life. I thought if you could create a brand that epitomised that it would be very compelling”.

The brand’s expansion saw shops began in specific target markets with private schools and well-regarded universities such as Eton, Oxford, Winchester and St Andrews. Now, the firm is owned partly by a private equity firm and still Peter Williams and is valued at hundreds of millions of pounds as a household name and favoured British brand.

6. Jack Wills Student Discount FAQs & Summary

We get asked tons on student discounts for Jack Wills, so we’ve put together a handy table below to answer all your questions.

We hope our extensive student discount guide has helped you save some money when making your JW purchase.

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

Have you checked out Urban Outfitters? It’s clothing line is a bit more edgy but they also have a 10% student discount and great fashion options.

For something more relaxed, how about Oliver Bonas’ fashion range for women. Plus they also do a student discount too.

Abercrombie and Fitch are an Amercian equivalent of the preppie style.

Gap has a nice range of relaxed jeans, chinos, shirts and sweatshirts.

Also Uniqlo has become a big player for great basics like plain white tees and well fitted jeans.