Get off to a flying start at university with our top deals on tech and food freebies

HEADING off to uni is exciting – but students naturally worry about money.

There are, however, little extras and freebies that can get them off to a sound budgeting start, while enjoying treats along the way.

These savvy tips are my current favourites . . . 

AMAZON NEWS: Companies like Amazon look to build brand loyalty early and half-price Amazon Prime membership is offered to students.

Currently, you can get a six-month free trial courtesy of Microsoft Surface.

After the trial, Prime Student is just £3.99 a month, usually £7.99 a month for non-students.

Subscription includes unlimited one-day delivery, unlimited movies and TV shows, secure unlimited photo storage, early access to lightning deals, on-demand and ad-free music streaming.

WHAT'S COOKING: Making meals can be daunting, especially on small budgets. But students can get a free Budget Cookbook download.

This fab freebie is sure to be a big help when it comes to eating tasty food for as little as £18 per week (87p per meal). To download, see

MUSIC TO MY EARS: University students can enjoy Spotify Premium for £4.99 a month. It is usually £9.99.

Benefits include advert-free music listening, offline play mode and on- demand playback — plus you can get an option to combine Headspace, the meditation app, for another £4.99.

EXTRA TREATS: Students can get a free cheeseburger at McDonald’s when they buy any Extra Value or Wrap meal.

All you have to do is show your student card or UNiDAYS ID. If you don’t fancy a cheeseburger, you can opt for a McFlurry or a mayo chicken.

Lovers of Greggs are also in for a treat. The baker is giving students an extra nibble for the start of term, offering a free sweet treat or savoury item when buying any sandwich deal.

Students who fancy a bake on their way to lectures just need to present a Student Beans ID page or valid student card when buying a full sandwich deal.

  • All prices correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability

Deal of the day

VODAFONE’S VeryMe Rewards customers can claim two adult cinema tickets for £7 every week at Vue cinemas.

Details are on the My Vodafone app.

Cheap treat

GET your coffee fix for less with a 100g jar of Carte Noire Classique, now £2, down from £4 at Tesco.

SAVE: £2

Top swap

THE shallow Le Creuset dish is £240, but this similar one is available in Aldi stores from today for just £24.99. I know which I’d choose.

SAVE: £215.01

Giselle’s little helper

EVERY month, Krispy Kreme willcelebrate “community hero groups”.

Anyone who homeschooled kids in lockdown is first up, qualifying for a half-price dozen from Krispy Kreme stores on any Wednesday in September.

You must be over 18 and can see the full T&Cs at

Shop and save

JOHNSON’S Cotton Touch face and body lotion is on offer for £2 at Asda, down from £3.75.

SAVE: £1.75

Hot right now

YOU can reduce redecorating costs with 20 per cent off selected wallpaper styles at

Get 2 FREE tickets worth up to £60 to SEA LIFE with Sun Superdays

HAVE a free day out at a SEA LIFE Aquarium with two tickets worth up to £60, thanks to Sun Superdays. 

Choose from TEN Aquariums – London, Birmingham, Manchester, Brighton, Weymouth, Hunstanton, Loch Lomond, Blackpool, Great Yarmouth and Scarborough.

At SEA LIFE Weymouth, see the UK’s first fairy penguin colony, the smallest penguins in the world. And experience Night and Day, the 24-hour wonder of a coral reef in the re-imagined 180-degree Ocean Tunnel display.

To get your free tickets, follow these simple steps:

  1. Download the Sun Savers app or sign up at 
  2. Go to the ‘Offers’ section and click ‘Start Collecting’ on the ‘Sun Superdays’ page. Then collect NINE Sun Savers codes from those printed daily in the paper until Tuesday, September 22. Today’s Sun Savers code is on Page 20 of The Sun. 
  3. Scan or enter your NINE Sun Savers codes on the app or website, then click ‘Book’ before midnight on Monday, October 5. Booking opens 9am on September 13.
  4. You will receive an email with a unique code and details of how to book your tickets. 

Or, collect TEN printed tokens and book using the form at Today’s token is on Page 14 of The Sun.

Only Sun Savers get priority booking, with the first pick of the best dates and time slots.

  • T&Cs: 18+ UK only (exc. Isle of Man & Channel Islands). Multiple token/code collect. Subject to availability (5,576 tickets available during school and bank holidays. 18,988 weekend tickets available). Other T&Cs apply, see

Play now to win £15,000 on The Sun Raffle

JOIN thousands of readers taking part in The Sun Raffle.

Every Sun Savers code you enter will earn you a ticket for our £15k monthly Raffle.

There is no limit to how many tickets you can collect.

So the more you enter, the better your chances.

To take part go to or open the Sun Savers app.

Then opt in to each month’s Raffle by clicking “Yes!” when prompted and start collecting the Sun Savers codes printed daily in the paper.

Every time you scan or enter a code into Sun Savers, you get a Raffle ticket in the £15k Raffle.

Not yet a Sun Savers member?

Just go to or find “Sun Savers” in the app store to get started.

  • T&Cs apply. Full T&Cs at

Fancy a free fiver?

Download our easy Sun Savers app and quickly scan your code using your smartphone.

Or go online and enter your code at

With Sun Savers, we give you the best hacks, deals and tips to save money every single day.

TO JOIN: Don’t worry, folks — joining takes just 30 seconds, in three steps.

  • PRICES correct at time of going to press. Deals and offers subject to availability.

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