Matalan Student Discount Codes 2019

Matalan is a British fashion and homeware retailer, based primarily in large out-of-town premises on retail and industrial parks.

While there is no established Matalan student discount, it’s still possible for students to save on their clothing and homeware purchases. The best way at the moment is through the 50% sale which has lots of great fashion and homeware bargains.

First off, check out the latest promo codes, offers and deals in our quick and easy savings section below:

Up to 50% Off Everything

Latest Matalan Offers Page

Free Rewards Card Benefits

Get FREE Delivery

An unlikely Student Discount Squirrel favourite, customers needed to pay for a membership for the store in order to make a purchase for a long time – but this is no longer the case and now anyone can shop in-store or online for free.

“I’m here to show you students how you can save money on your purchase. Ready? I’ll show you how!”

1. Does Matalan Do A Student Discount?

Great news, there is currently a short-term Matalan student discount code to get £20 off at matalan.co.uk

There is no tie-up with Unidays, Student Beans or NUS either.

There are also plenty of other ways for students to save on their cheap fashion, homeware and gift purchases.

The best is to take a look at this special promo codes page. There are lots of different online voucher codes that start at £6 off orders over £60 and end with an amazing £150 off.

And read our next section which has 8 different ways for students and everyone for that matter to save!

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2. 8 Ways for Students to Save at Matalan

So we established in the first chapter of this guide that there is a short term Matalan student discount.

But our research didn’t end there and we looked into other ways for you lovely learners (and everybody for that matter) to save.

And this is what we found.

1. Check out the Latest Matalans Discount Codes

We found that Matalan has a fantastic voucher codes page where they list their latest money saving codes.

If you’re online purchase is over £60 and online then you can save!

There’s more information in our promo codes chapter further down.

2. Get A Matalan Rewards Card

Did you know that Matalan does it’s own reward card?

If you didn’t then make sure you can sign up to it here.

It’s completely free to do and you get extra benefits by doing so including:

  1. One off welcome voucher for your next purchase
  2. Exclusive card holder offers both in-store and online
  3. You get a birthday voucher. A nice touch that!
  4. Exclusive competitions
  5. VIP session if you spend £150 over 12 months

3. See the Latest Offers

On the same page as the discount codes mentioned above are the latest Matalan offers.

You need to scroll further down to access them.

They are handily divided into sections (womens, mens, home) and have links to the latest specials.

These include:

  • Sale items
  • 3 for 2s
  • 2 for £10
  • Now or never deals

It’s well worth a look and we’ve unearthed some great fashion and homeware bargains.

4. Check out the Savings Section in this Guide

The Student Squirrel just loves sniffing out a bargain and always keeps an eye open.

When he finds the latest offers, deals and promo codes he puts them in at the top of our page in the savings section.

This is regularly updated and all you have to do is click through on the big colourful button to bag that bargain.

It’s helpful, easy to follow and could save  you some money so make sure you check it out now!

5. Sign up to the Newsletter

If you don’t fancy committing to the Rewards Card then did you know that if you sign up to the newsletter on matalan.co.uk then you also get free offers?

Off course you get the latest new lines, fashion tips and exclusive offers too so it’s well worth it.

6. View the Homepage for Promotions

Shoppers often miss this one out but retailers frequently put their best latest promotions on the homepage and matalan.co.uk is no different.

When we were last there we saw special offer dresses, online exclusive swimsuits and their’ Now or Never’ deals.

A simple tip but well worth a look.

7. Get Free Delivery

We hate it when you’ve bagged some bargains and you get to the online checkout and find there is a big delivery charge slapped on.

However, we’ve found a couple of clever ways to get free delivery when buying online at Matalan.

  1. If you order over £50 then standard home delivery is free
  2. If you order standard click and collect then delivery is also free.

Also there is next day click and collect delivery for just £1.99 which we thought was a good deal.

You can find about all the delivery options here.

8. Wait for a ‘Big Sale’ for Biggest Discounts

Matalan, like similar fashion and homewares retailers consistently have big sales throughout the year.

We are talking about times such as Black Friday and the Boxing Day sales here, where discounts can be as big as 50% and sometimes even more.

We’ve written a chapter on this so have a look below to see if a sale is coming up. If you hang on you could really save big!

3. Is there a Matalan UNiDAYS, Matalan or NUS Extra Discount?

Long gone are the days where you just had to flash your trusty NUS card to get a student discount. There are now lots of voucher code sites, cards and more in the UK and it can be difficult

3 biggest ones are NUS, UNiDAYS and Student Beans and each of them have a different offering.

We’ve had a look to see if Matalan has singed up to any of them and the results are in.

The Unidays Matalan Discount

Unfortunately there is no Unidays Matalan discount code.

That’s a shame as we think there is potential for a good offer for students.

However, make sure you check out this page for the latest  voucher codediscounts at matalan.co.uk as there is usually a money off promo code to be had!

Matalan NUS Discount?

There is currently no Matalan NUS or NUS Extra discount.

If you do happen to be in-store why not show your NUS card and ask for a discount at the till. You never know your luck!

Also make sure you check out our savings section to see the latest ways that you can save and any available promo codes that could save you even more.

Are there Student Beans Discounts?

Again as there is no Matalan student discount then there is no formal association with Student Beans.

That’s a shame.

However, make sure you read our 8 ways to save chapter which has some great savings tips and could save students a packet on their fashion or homewares purchases.

4. Matalan Sales Diary – Get The Biggest Discounts

One of the best ways to get the biggest discounts at Matalan is shop when there is a big sale on.

This is easier than it sounds as the big sales happen at the same time each year.

We’ve put together a sales diary so you can see if there is a big one coming up – it really is worth waiting a little bit for some big savings.

Also don’t forget our fabulous savings section at the top of the page which lists all the latest offers, codes and sales.

Matalan Black Friday & Cyber Monday

Matalan go big on Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

Over the past couple of years there have been discounts of up to 50% on a large selection of fashion and homewares.

You can also use the discount codes so make sure you look at that page too.

Seeing as Matalan already offers great value, students can really bag some bargains.

Matalan Boxing Day & January Sales

The Matalan winter sales start around 23rd December and continue through Boxing day into January.

They kick off with discounts of up to 50% off womenswear, menswear and homewares.

As time goes on the reductions get bigger but stock becomes more limited.

All in all a great time to bag a bargain.

Spring Mid-season & Easter Sales

Around mid March Matalan have a mid-season sale and also something for Easter too.

We’ve found that they have a good 50% sale on selected items, and then add additional discounts of 20% on sale items so you can get up to 70% off. This is one of THE best times for students to bag a bargain.

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5. Promo Codes, Vouchers & Discounts

Great news, Matalan loves promo codes!

They actually have a dedicated page and there are usually lots of voucher codes to be used to save money off.

These are the latest ones:

Discount Valid Code Required
£10 Off Voucher Code March 2019 Yes
£5 Student Discount Code March 2019 Yes
20% Off Knitwear March 2019 No
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6. Best Student Buys – Get Great Value

Matalan is already a great value place to bag some clothing bargains but the Student Squirrel doesn’t stop there.

He’s had a eye out to see if there are any more deals to be had and this is what he found.

Flamingo Print Drinks Dispenser – £6.00

Super summery and suitable for inside and outside use, this drinks dispenser will make a great centrepiece for any party… unless maybe you’re on Come Dine With Me.

It’s made of plastic, so won’t smash or crack if accidentally brushed or knocked, and can hold any type of cold drink.

Top up with ice or cold water to keep it cool and let guests help themselves. Saves you running to and from the fridge – or the shop – all night!

Amber and Patchouli Double Wick Scented Candle – £7.00

A heavily fragranced candle set in a thick grey glass base, this double-wick candle releases its beautiful warm and golden scent over time when lit.

There’s over 36 hours burn time in this candle by itself (great value for just seven quid compared to so many other brands that are double, if not triple, the price), but the aroma will linger for much longer.

It’s not overpowering but will nicely disguise any unpleasantness and who doesn’t love a good scented candle? It immediately perks everything up and gives a show-home finish; even when your aesthetics don’t quite live up to the same.

IT Luggage Pacific Cabin Suitcase – £40.00

The ultimate in lightweight luggage, the IT Pacific Cabin suitcase is a durable trolley system that fits well within the standard hand luggage measurements.

Its lightweight design doesn’t leave you with any chunky exterior, so there’s more than enough room for a few days’ worth of clothes and other assorted essentials.

This doesn’t negate its quality though, and IT are so confident that you’ll love it, they offer a 10-year warranty along with your purchase as standard!

7. More About Matalan

You may remember Matalan from your childhood, when your parents were only able to shop in-store with a paid-for membership card.

Indeed, the M Rewards card still runs and allows loyal shoppers to build up reward points (either through usage of a physical credit-card-type reward card or through their smartphone App) but is no longer a pre-requisite for shopping.

However, the reputation does still remain amongst many, and so don’t be surprised if you mention the Matalan name and have others tell you that you’re unable to shop there!

Now, Matalan operates through over 200 stores in the UK, but very few on the high street as such. If you’re relying on public transport to get around or want a quick shopping fix, their website is the place to shop.

Their ‘everything under one roof’ mission applies to the website as well as their stores, and so you should be able to find most things you’re looking for with just one visit (or click). That said, it’s worth noting that Matalan does primarily young families, and so they’re not entirely aimed at the student demographic when it comes to stock.

The range does stock a whole host of student goodies, though. There’s great quality (and really reasonably priced) menswear, womenswear, accessories and shoes, as well as budget and mid-range homewares that work perfectly to furnish a student room or flat!

The chain also stocks a range of seasonal goods, so you’ll find cheap Christmas present ideas, outdoor items and garden accessories for summer and even decorations for the likes of Easter and Halloween. Your parties for any occasion can be well furnished, along with your bedroom!

If you’re really in the mood for bargain-hunting, it’s worth visiting one of the ‘dustbin’ clearance stores. These are shops that are nearing the end of their lease and are pumped full of heavily discounted seasonal stock to make way for new items in their mainstream stores.

It may not be entirely appropriate to the time of year, but you’re guaranteed some bargains.

In the interests of offering the best possible prices in line with their ‘family value’ mission, Matalan’s offers, discounts and sales change often and you won’t find a standard student discount here.

That said, it’s unlikely you’d break the bank with any purchases made at Matalan, so for the most part you should feel like you’re getting a great deal!

History of the Store

Businessman John Hargreaves left school at 14 and by 16 founded his first retail shop, Matalan. This was back in 1985 and opened in Preston with a mission to offer families great value on everything they needed for day-to-day home life.

Initially, customers had to be invited to join the Matalan membership scheme to purchase, but as the chain expanded, it was quickly recognised how limiting this was for business development. The scheme was amended, to allow anyone to buy a card for a one-off fee of £1, and present it in-store at the time of purchase. This is when Matalan really ‘hit the big time’, and began to grow across the UK in its out-of-town premises, splitting each store into four distinct sections: Men’s, Women’s, Kids and Home.

In 2003, Matalan continued to expand but removed its £1 for its membership card, which was subsequently made just into a rewards scheme, allowing all consumers to walk in off the street and shop with them, as well as launching a large online store. Jewellery and books concessions were added, as well as a short-lived move into in-store cafes, although several of these have now closed.

Matalan remains a business run for families by a family, and John Hargreaves’ son Jason now sits as the MD of the chain.

Matalan Fun Facts!

Did you know…?:

  • Matalan is based in Knowsley in the UK – which has a great safari park (random fact!)
  • It has 217 stores across the UK
  • It was founded by John Hargreaves
  • It’s known for clothing and hardware and we love running around their big stores!
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