5 Things You Buy Every Week That You Didn’t Know You Could Save Money On
5 Things You Buy Every Week That You Didn’t Know You Could Save Money On

5 Things You Buy Every Week That You Didn’t Know You Could Save Money On

Saving money on your weekly purchases is easier than you think.

The cost of living crisis has hit students hard, and with rising bills, inflation and the student housing crisis students need to budget now more than ever.

While setting out a weekly or monthly budget is one thing, sticking to it is a whole different story and often isn’t as easy as it may seem. No matter how many cutbacks you make, there will always be things that you need to buy every week and essentials that you simply can’t cut back on.

However, while you can’t cut back on everything, you can save money on lots of everyday essentials thanks to all the great discounts we have at Student Beans. You might think student discounts are just for things like clothes and makeup, which while great, aren’t necessarily essentials. While we do offer some fab discounts at all of your favourite brands, we also have a whole lot of discounts on everyday essentials too to help make life a little bit easier for you during the cost of living crisis.

So, in case you didn’t know, here are some everyday essentials that you can save money on with Student Beans.


Groceries are one thing that no matter what, you need to buy. While you can definitely switch to cheaper options, it can be tricky to keep the costs super low, especially when you need to go grocery shopping weekly. Iceland, Ocado and HelloFresh are just some of the companies where you can get a student discount on your weekly food shop to help you save a bit of cash on the essentials. Plus, if you want to treat yourself every now and again Domino’s have a student offer too!

Phone contracts and data

Your phone contract is one of those things that you really don’t want to have to pay for, but unfortunately, you need to. If you always run out of data because you’re on the lowest package, or your bill is super high you can easily switch to a different tariff or phone company to save a bit of cash monthly. EE and Voxi offer some really great deals for students, meaning you’ll never run out of data but you won’t have to pay a fortune either.



While walking might be free, it’s not always the only option when it comes to travelling to lectures or visiting friends and family. If you find that you’re spending a lot of money on train or coach tickets, you can easily save some money on your next journey. Trainline, National Express and Flixbus offer a student discount and you can also get a discount on a 16-25 railcard which is an absolute student essential if you do a lot of travelling. Trust us, a railcard is one of the best things you can buy yourself as a student and it’s totally worth it when it comes to saving money.

Course materials

If you find that you have to buy a lot of things to help you with your course such as textbooks, notepads, stationery or art materials you’ll know that it isn’t always cheap. Luckily, WH Smith, Papier, Kortext and Ryman are just some of the places that offer a student discount to help you save on your course essentials. You can also get a student discount at Amazon Prime too, to help you with any last-minute things you need to order with next-day delivery or if you’re looking for a good deal on everyday essentials.


Tech products

As a student, you’ll need a good laptop or tablet as well as a phone you can rely on to help you get your work done. If you need a new laptop Lenovo, Logitech and Laptop Outlet all offer some great deals for students. While it might not be something you’ll need to buy very often, it’s worth investing in a decent laptop to help you with your studies, so if you’re looking to upgrade don’t forget to use your discount code!

Hopefully, this has given you a better idea of some of the everyday discounts you can get at Student Beans and how you can save some money on the essentials you need for uni. Don’t forget to check out the rest of our Beat The Bills discounts here!