NUS Extra card - worthwhile?

(24 Posts)
balancingfigure Thu 07-Jan-16 16:01:07

I've just started a job which apparently means I can get an NUS Extra card. Just wondered how much benefit I would get from it. It isn't very much to buy but my purse is bulging with loyalty cards and I don't want to add one if there is not much use.

Can anyone recommend good discounts?

TheDrsDocMartens Thu 07-Jan-16 16:23:57

I use mine all the time.
Co-op & new look mainly blush

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Jan-16 16:25:03

Amazon. Half price Prime membership and % off books and most other stuff.

slicedfinger Thu 07-Jan-16 16:25:11

Amazon give good discount on it, and Dr Martens!

TheDrsDocMartens Thu 07-Jan-16 20:16:48

How did I forget Amazon! They do discount on books/clothes sometimes too.

balancingfigure Thu 07-Jan-16 22:18:11

Amazon sounded great but you have to have a 'student Amazon ' account.

I downloaded the app and that gives lots more local offers so I think it will be worth it though

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Jan-16 22:20:19

But you can get an Amazon student account with an nus extra card can't you?

Maladicta Thu 07-Jan-16 22:21:21

Amazon and Coop - has paid for itself umpteen times over

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Jan-16 22:24:22

My coop won't let me use it. They reckon they're not part of the national coop. Even though it says coop on the shop!

TheMightyMing Thu 07-Jan-16 22:25:01

Definitely! 10 per cent at co op saved me a bomb on Xmas booze plus everyday shopping. Top shop and lots of other high street stores. Pizza express 40 percent off total bill Monday and. Tuesday, twenty percent other times I think? I have just bought a three year one and I will be 48 by the time it expires smile

Can someone explain Amazon because I must have missed that one, what's a student account please? X

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Thu 07-Jan-16 22:33:54

You need a valid ac.uk email

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=hp_201292790_joamst?nodeId=201292800

TheMightyMing Thu 07-Jan-16 22:48:27

I don't have one of those but thanks anyway. I still get my money's worth regardless.

Also , my son has one as a sixth form student and he has been able to buy a cheap annual bus ticket in our area, which is saving us a fortune.

I live in S Manchester, once a year there is a big student discount week in the shopping centres with bigger discounts.

Joeperrysguitar Thu 07-Jan-16 22:55:03

Definitely, can be used in loads of places - cinema, food (use once at Pizza Express at 40% off and that alone has nearly paid for the card!), clothes, Amazon, Superdrug, co-op, New Look, etc. Wouldn't be without it.

thatstoast Thu 07-Jan-16 22:57:14

My top picks are Amazon, asos and dominoes

TheMightyMing Thu 07-Jan-16 22:59:21

Forgot Superdrug! Of course! Great offers and 10% on top l though you have to get a free loyalty card to get the discount.

Forgot about the cinema!

Emochild Thu 07-Jan-16 22:59:52

I use mine all the time at new look and super drug

No co-op locally unfortunately

balancingfigure Fri 08-Jan-16 11:13:13

Thanks for that Amazon link, I hadn't seen that. I do have an ac.uk email so worth looking further. DH and I both use my current Amazon account, in fact he uses it more than me so would be fab if I can get it to work.

TheDrsDocMartens Fri 08-Jan-16 11:39:06

There's a way round the.ac.uk email as I got mine before starting uni.

TheMightyMing Fri 08-Jan-16 11:41:55

How ? I'd be very interested if you know how?

WhoTheFuckIsSimon Fri 08-Jan-16 12:28:31

Does pizza express still do student discount?

TheMightyMing Fri 08-Jan-16 12:38:20

Yes!

rubyflipper Fri 08-Jan-16 12:42:49

Absolutely! It's one of the few perks of working in further education.

My NUS card paid for itself within a few months.

If you work at an academic institution, you will have an ac.uk email address. You can use that to register for a student Amazon Prime account like my colleagues not me do.

And Spotify Premium only costs a fiver a month, rather than £10.

TheDrsDocMartens Fri 08-Jan-16 17:58:35

Sorry, found it but it's no help to none students

www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html?docId=1000741813

TheMightyMing Fri 08-Jan-16 18:41:19

I think I can do this! Thanks !

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