Sports Direct Student Discount Guide

There is currently a Sports Direct student discount code to get 20% off EVERYTHING. Simply head to this page on, pick up the code and then make an order through the app.

We’ve been doing the research and found that there are other fanastic ways for students to save at Sports Direct. Take a look at our quick savings section below for the latest sales, promo codes and discounts:

20% Moonpig Code For Large & Concertina Cards

Latest Moonpig Offers

Moonpig is the go to site for in the UK for personalised cards, presents and flowers. It’s recently gone through a rebrand and the site is looking great now. There is a huge amount of choice and lots of ways to personalise cards and even upload your photos now.

Now even though we’ve shown you some quick ways to save, we thought what the heck, we’re going to write a definitive guide for student discounts for Moonpig and answer all those questions.

There is a contents box below so if there is a specific section that interests you then click on it an you’ll smoothly scroll to that section.

There’s lots of different results when you try to look for student discounts and there are lots of different cards offering different reductions with different brands.

Never fear though, the mighty Squirrel is here to explain all.

1. Is there a Laura Ashley Student Discount?

Alas and alack there is is no Moonpig student discount. We think this is a shame as it’s a great quirky brand and an lovely and quirky way to send Mother’s Day. Father’s Day and Birthday cards and presets when you are at university and away from home and your loved ones.

BUT, there are still ways that students can save and the first thing you can do is check out our savings section in this guide. We update this regularly and have the latest  Moonpig promo codes, sales, deals and offers to save you money.

Also, there is a hidden offers page on This lists the current deals so check it out.

There is tons more advice on how to save though, so keep on reading!

Laura Ashley student discount guide

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

NUS, Unidays, Student Beans; these are the 3 big student discount schemes in the UK. We get asked a lot whether there is a Moonpig student discount through these schemes.

So while you’ve been revising (or down the union pub, ahem) the Squirrel has been doing the hard graft and researching. And the results are in.

Moonpig NUS Discount?

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

Usually this would be listed on the but there is no entry there.

Moonpig & Unidays?

At this time of writing (March 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 Moonpig Student Beans Discounts?

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

Usually you would be able to get a unique student discount code to use at the online check-out but there is none.

Make sure though that you do check out the offers page though as all the deals should be located there.

The savings don’t stop there though students. Read on to get some more excellent savings tips!

3. Promo Codes, Vouchers & Discounts

So unfortunately there isn’t a Moonpig student discount NUS code, but there are short term promo codes that this fantastic card maker releases every so often. Take a look at our savings section which will list them all there.

The great thing about the voucher codes is that you don’t need NUS id to prove your student status. They are available to all. You just shop on the site and when you come to the online checkout, just pop in the discount code and you’ll receive your special saving.

Easy peasy, just the way we like it here at Squirrel Towers.

Previous promo codes have included:

  • 20% off large cards
  • Free chocolates with Mother’s Day gift purchases
  • Free delivery
moonpig mug for students

4. Moonpig Sales Diary & Alerts

As there are no student discounts, the biggest savings that students can make is when there is a big Moonpig 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

There are some great deals to be had around the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales.

Previously there had been 50% off selected gifts so it’s a great time to start your christmas shopping.

Boxing Day & January Sales

While not being a traditional time to buy at Moonpig, they actually have some fantastic deals around this time of year.

Even before Christmas there were discounts on flowers and plants and 15% off selected hampers.

A great way to check for sales is to have a look at the home page.

moonpig sales discounts

5. Store Overview & Buyers Guide

A household name in the UK, athere’s one thing we can all agree on about Sports Direct: it’s the cheapest place for branded sports goods and leisure wear on the British high street and is chock-a-block full of bargains!

Sports Direct is now the UK’s largest sports-goods retailer and operates both online and through 670 stores worldwide. The company has bought up several sports wear and sporting goods brands including Donnay, Slazenger, Kangol, Firetrap, Karrimor, Everlast and Lonsdale.

The online store and physical bricks-and-mortar shops don’t always stock the same items, but their stock includes a range of not just sporting items but also stationery, children’s toys, miscellaneous household items and fashion accessories. If you’re looking for a more traditional range of sporting wear and goods however, you’ll find those in-store too, including menswear, ladieswear, kidswear, football attire, running gear and outdoor equipment.

If you’re into sports, Sports Direct is undoubtedly THE place to pick up attire and equipment for it without having to find a specialist retailer; which can often be pricey and difficult to do. This opens sport to a whole range of people that otherwise may not find it accessible. Sports you’ll find equipment for in-store includes golf, cricket, gymnastics, yoga, netball, ice hockey, water sports, dance and MMA, amongst others! Whatever society or club you want to join at uni, Sports Direct will make for the ideal place to buy your supplies without splashing the cash too heavily.

The size of the Sports Direct chain means that they churn through stock fast, and often have sales events on where you can nab real bargains. Most of the range isn’t at a high-end price point anyway (not that this necessary reflects the quality of goods – some of the brands at Sports Direct really are tip top) but flash sales and stock clearance events make for some hefty discounts and bargains that you’ll struggle to find elsewhere. If you’re in-store, you may need to rummage through some ‘bargain bins’ to find these, but it’s worth persevering: they’re there, honest!

Even if you’re not a sports fan or gym buff, don’t let the name put you off. Sports Direct stocks a range of leisure wear and fashion accessories so you’ll also find jeans, tees and jewellery; and these too are available at discounted rates.

Whatever you buy in Sports Direct, perhaps their most iconic item is the branded giant mug. Yes, really. These are available online and at the tills of every Sports Direct shop and make for the perfect mug to house your tea, coffee… or party drinks. Is it what you’d expect to find in a sports shop? Probably not. But once you’ve got one you’ll wonder how you ever coped without!

Top Student Buy: Slazenger Extra Large Water Bottle – 2 for £5 or £3 each

Ideal for taking with you to the gym, to a match or game, or just to keep you hydrated on-the-go, these giant water bottles hold up to one litre of fluid and are reusable so there’s no need to indulge in wasteful plastic purchases time and time again. A sports cap for easy drinking can be screwed off for quick refills, and a measure along the side helps you keep an eye on how much hydration you’re taking in during the day.

Top Student Buy: Lonsdale Barrel Bag – £6.99

A fantastic, large and bright multi-purpose bag, this wipe-clean hold-all can fit in your gym or sports kit, or just be used as overnight luggage when you need it for a night away. The main section zips up and there’s a choice of two carry handles as well as an adjustable shoulder strap for comfort. It’s available in a range of colours and at 52cm wide, holds everything you need it to. The fabrics and manufacture alone probably cost more than seven quid, so we think this is a real bargain!

Top Student Buy: USA Pro Resistance Training Tube – £5.99

You may not have heard of a resistance tube before but look it up – there’s a whole host of exercises that you can do at home or in the gym with a band to build your endurance and strength quickly and effectively. Using a resistance band helps build your core strength, which can be difficult to gain. Containing high-grade natural latex with neoprene cushioned handles means that you won’t be able to snap this or to injure your hands giving it a go. At just £5.99, it’s time to try resistance training!

6. FAQs & Summary

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Similar Retailers

For more high end urban sportswear and the latest must-have trainers then you need to check out our JD Sports student discount guide. Also, Footlocker have a 10% discount and lots of great choice on trainers too.

Amazon has Student Prime where students get free next day delivery plus 10% promo code off fashion.

History of the Company

Sports Direct was founded in 1982 by Mike Ashley, who remains at the helm of the company today, but it was originally a single shop known as ‘Mike Ashley Athletics’ in Maidenhead. A second shop, called Preston Sports, opened in 1984 in London and by 1992 12 shops were open. In 1995, the shops changed their name to Sports Soccer to focus more on football merchandise and equipment.

As the chain grew, a 100,000 square foot warehouse and head office was opened, and Sports Soccer began to buy up other chains; first, tennis and golf brand Donnay. From there, it continued to buy up smaller brands and opening new stores, and by 2003, had 150 of them. Not long after, they re-branded to Sports Direct to show their expanded sporting options and launched their online store. The company went public in 2006 and continued to grow and profit from there.

Mike Ashley himself has since been in the news for a variety of reasons, including concerns over their policy of hiring staff on zero-hour contracts. However, the company now say that they’re looking into the situation and are committed to improving HR policies.

Today, there are over 470 stores owned by Sports Direct in the UK, including some under other brand names; Lillywhites, Field & Trek and USC. There are also some franchised stores internationally, but for now, these seem few and far between.