Free Stuff For Students
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!
Free Music, TV, Tech & Software
Amazon Prime Student – Free for 6 Months
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 – 2 Month Free Trial
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!
Microsoft 365 – Free For Students
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.
Spotify Premium – 1 Month Free Trial
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.
Apple Music – 1 & 6 Month Free Trials
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 – 1 Month Free Trial
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.
Amazon Prime Student – Free for 6 Months
BT offers you Free BT Sport when you sign up to selected BT Mobile Plans. So if you’re in the market for a new phone, then get yourself onboard. If you have an EE Mobile, Tablet or Sim Only Contract, you can also get 3 Months Free BT Sports and then it is only £5 a month after that!
BritBox – 7 Day Free Trial
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 BT Broadband customers, you can also get a Free 6 Month Trial!
NOW TV – 7 Day Free Trial
Looking to Sign Up to a new TV & Movie streaming service? Get yourself a NOW TV 7 Day Free Trial, and after that it’s only £6.99 a month for the first 6 months! NOW TV have packages for those that love to stream TV Shows, Movies, or Sports.
O2 Priority – Freebies & Rewards
For any O2 Mobile or Virgin Mobile 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.
Free Fashion & Accessories
H&M – Free £5 H&M Voucher
Did you know you can get paid to recycle! If you recycle one bag of clothing in store, then you get a Free £5 H&M Voucher off spends of over £25. You can recycle your clothes at any store. Not a bad way to get some free money from your old clobber.
Boots Opticians – Free Eye Test
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 NHS scheme. The check-up will do the usual vision tests, as well as keep tabs of your general eye health and digital retinal photography.
Free Food & Drink
Costa Free Drink
Get yourself a Free Drink at Costa 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.
Starbucks Free Drink
When you download the Starbucks Rewards app, and you gather 150 Stars in your account, you can get yourself a Free Starbucks Coffee!
Dusk – Free Drink App
If you’re hoping to get some more free drinks, wherever you are, download the Dusk App and see what’s on offer in your local area. Treat yourself, it’s free!
Tastecard – 50% Off Deals
When Tastecard 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.
Free Health & Beauty
Free Gym Trials
If you’re in the need of a healthy change of lifestyle, get yourself down to your University Gym or a 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 – 30 Day Free Trial
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!
Costa – Free Cake
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.
Starbucks – Free Drink
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!
Krispy Kreme – Free Doughnut
Fancy a 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.
Greggs – Free Sweet Treat
What a better way to celebrate your birthday than a freebie from the student’s holy grail of pasties? Get on down to Greggs on your b’day, and you can get a Free Greggs Sweet Snack to help you celebrate. Like the rest, just download the app to unlock this offer.
Hotel Chocolat – Free £5 Voucher
With the Hotel Chocolat VIP.me rewards program, you can get yourself a Free £5 Hotel Chocolat Voucher. We’re down for that, rain or shine, chocolate wins.
Boost – Free Birthday Drink
The juice company everybody knows and loves, Boost, give you a Free Birthday Drink at Boost! You just need to sign up to the Boost Vibe rewards club and you’re in! You’ll also get more rewards and benefits across the year when you sign up.
More Freebies For Uni Students
Uni Freshers Fair Freebies
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 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.
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!
Free Museums & Art Galleries
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.
Free Gigs & Events
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.
Free Lottery Draws – Win Up To £10,000!
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:
- Free Lottery – Up To £10,000 Daily Prize
- Pick My Postcode – £800+ Daily Prize
- Free National Lotto – Up To £2,000 Daily Prize
More Advice on Student Life
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 Uni Life Advice Hub!