Student living is all about stretching the money and living on a shoestring. The good thing about being a student is there are so many freebies up for grabs to help you through Uni. Who doesn’t love a freebie? Especially when you’re low on cash, getting some free stuff makes it so much better!
Whether it’s your birthday, Freshers week, or you’re just hoping for a little weekly pick me up for free, it’s like a reward. We pulled together the best free stuff you can get your hands on, so you don’t miss out on any of the good times around!
First things first, this ones a must. Amazon Prime is something we all know about, we all need, but half of us can’t be bothered forking out for the monthly subscription cost. The great news for students is that you can get set up on
Amazon Prime Student Free for 6 Months
Once the free 6 month offer has ended, you can still continue saving and get Prime Student for half the price! Prime Student gives you access to Amazon’s Prime next day delivery, and ofcourse the massive variety of Prime TV, Movies & Sports, and also Amazon Music. You’ll even get a Student Discount of 10% off thousands of textbooks, and even off selected clothing ranges! Not bad eh? We’re in.
Amazon Kindle Unlimited gives you access to millions of books, thousands of audiobooks, and even some magazine subscriptions. This one calls out to those of you tired of carrying around an excessive number of textbooks for uni. Grab yourself a Kindle, and lighten your load. Students can get a
2 Month Free Trial to Kindle Unlimited
, so you can download all the textbooks and audiobooks you’ll ever need, all on your Kindle, for free!
For as long as we can remember, Microsoft Office has been the gold standard for productivity for all Uni students. Whether you need to write your essays in Word, put together complicated spreadsheets in Excel, or create your next presentation in Powerpoint, it’s pretty much a necessity to get you through your studies. You can get the
Microsoft 365 Package Totally Free
for the time you’re at uni. You get access to Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, One Note, Teams and more- basically anything you need to get you through University.
Students can get
Spotify Premium 1 Month Free Trial
, and it’s discounted to only £5.99 after the trial ends. Saving you £5 on the standard price of Spotify Premium. Just verify you’re a student via the link below and you’re in! For those that don’t know, Spotify Premium gives you unlimited access to music on the platform, with no ads interrupting your music, you can listen offline.
Married to the Apple game? We’re not surprised, and with Apple Music being up there with the best available, giving you access to a library of 100 million songs, 30,000 playlists, podcasts and radio shows all ad-free. Apple currently offers students an
Apple Music 1 Month Free Trial
After that you can then get a discounted price of £5.99 a month, saving yourself £5 a month on the standard price. Aside from the usual Apple Music Student Discount, you can even get
6 Months Free Apple Music
, when you buy an eligible pair of AirPods, Homepod mini or Beats. Not bad!
Youtube Music have a student deal on the go giving yourself a
Youtube Music 1 Month Free Trial
, and then £4.99 a month thereafter. You only need to sign up for a monthly rolling contract, and can cancel any time. And you’ll get the usual ad-free listening and also listen offline. For those looking to save that extra bit of money, Youtube Music comes in a little cheaper than the rest, so might be the right choice for you.
BritBox is the self proclaimed “biggest box of British Boxsets” with series from the BBC and ITV. You can grab yourself a
BritBox 7 Day Free Trial
, and it’s only then it’s only £5.99 a month or £59.99 a year. Calling all
customers, you can also get a
Free 6 Month Trial
customers out there, you get access to O2 Priority. O2 Priority gives you access to all sorts of giveaways and freebies. We’ve seen competitions for events and gigs at venues all over the country, holidays for city breaks and beachside escapes, and buy one get one free offers at some of your favourite restaurants and coffee shops.
Boots are offering
Free Eye Tests
worth £25, via the NHS free eye test scheme. If you need to book an eye test, you may as well save yourself a pretty penny and get it free. Book your appointment in one of the participating Boots Opticians, or via the
. The check-up will do the usual vision tests, as well as keep tabs of your general eye health and digital retinal photography.
Get yourself a
Free Drink at
with the Costa Club loyalty scheme. Buy 8 free drinks, and get your Next 1 Free! Got yourself a reusable cup? You only need to buy 4 drinks, and you’ll get 1 free! Even better! You’ll also get lots of rewards and points racking up in your account for money off future purchases.
is a brilliant discount card that’ll get you food and drink deals up and down the country in your favourite restaurants, bars, and coffee shops. You can get 50% off Domino’s deliveries, Buy 1 Get 1 Free at Prezzo, Papa John’s, Cafe Rouge, and so many more! You can even get a
60 Day Free Trial to Tastecard
If you’re in the need of a healthy change of lifestyle, get yourself down to your
Local Council Gym
. They often have really good introductory offers with 1 month free trials available at many. Uni gyms are always competitively priced and they give you fairly flexible term time only gym memberships, understanding of your student status. If you end up dropping by your local council gym, ask about any available student discounts. Many of them have great ongoing discounts for students, which in the long run will really add up. Click here to check out the
best cheap gyms for students
Peloton is recognised for their bike and spin classes, but they offer so much more! You can get involved in HIIT classes, running, strength training, yoga, and so many more exercise classes. Signing up to the Peloton app brings all of that to your mobile or laptop, giving you the opportunity to join a class, wherever you are. If you’ve never used Peloton before, you can get access to a
Peloton 30 Day Free Trial
! Get a feel for what they offer, and enjoy the classes, on the house!
There’s maybe one thing better than a freebie, and that’s a birthday freebie. So many brands and stores up and down the highstreet give out little treats for you on your birthday. And we’re absolutely down for that!
Got yourself a sweet tooth? Costa is coming in with the big ones, giving you a
Free Slice of Cake on your Birthday
! All you need to do is sign up to Costa Club or the app to get your free birthday cake.
For those on the hunt for a
Starbucks Free Drink
, get down there on your birthday! All you need to do is download the app, start racking up your loyalty points, and when you get to gold member status, you’re in for a tasty little treat on your b’day!
Free Krispy Kreme
? Yes please! Grab yourself a Free Birthday Krispy Kreme doughnut on your birthday. Sign up to the Krispy Kreme rewards app, and you’re set for a tasty one.
If you need a few free things to help get you through uni living, check out Freecycle. Sign up to the platform and join one or more of the local Town groups, and have a look at what’s up for grabs. It’s a brilliant way to help recycle, and do your bit for the planet saving items from ending up in landfill. You’ll be surprised at what you can get!
Your University’s freshers fair is a gold mine when it comes to freebies. With so many different brands and societies that are there offering you an abundance of free things, it’d be rude not to. Domino’s often give out free slices of pizza or vouchers.
You’ll also likely find yourself a tote bag to help carry things to uni with and some free stationary that’ll live in your pencil case for the next 3 years. Like we said, the freshers fayre offers all sorts of free stuff for students, so head on down. Don’t forget to sign up to societies that tickle your fancy, it’s a great way to make new friends, try something new, or keep up with a hobby that you have.
Museums and art galleries are often free. They’re an awesome way of getting to know the history of your uni city, keep warm on winter days out, and have a little fun doing something different.
Have a look at what free events there are in your local area, whether that’s music, comedy nights, or chilled out networking events. Have a look on Eventbrite and Skiddle to see what you can get involved in! Going to a jazz night or a comedy night makes a nice change from getting hammered at your nearest student night.
There are so many
Free Lottery Draws
to choose from these days, it’d be silly not to get involved. There are prizes up for grabs all the time, with some available up to £10,000! Our favourites include:
Now you know the ins and outs of the best freebies you can get yourself while at University. There's so much free stuff to get your mits on all the way through the year it's madness. Looking for more ways to save yourself some money? Check out our
Save Money hub
, helping students get through uni living that little bit easier. If you’re looking for more advice and information on how to make the most of your time at University, check out our
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