All The Places You Can Get Free Food And Drink As A Fresher

The best part about being a student is the freebies.

Being a student comes with budgeting properly for the first time, and learning how to manage your money. When you live away from home for the first time, you’ll come to realise how expensive some regular household items are (toilet roll, and yes this is an essential item and you can’t get around not having to buy it) and how challenging it can be to balance a social life with your utilities. Luckily, as a student, there are plenty of ways you can score some freebies including food and drinks, just because you’re a student. So, read on to find out more about all the free food and drink items that you can get as a fresher.

1. Greggs

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Sausage rolls are the best way to cure a hangover. Luckily, with Student Beans you can score a completely free sausage roll, vegan sausage roll or a sweet treat when you buy a cold sandwich deal, meaning every time you visit Greggs to grab your lunch you’ll be able to get a freebie too.

2. McDonald’s

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McDonald’s is probably a uni student’s best friend. There will be plenty of times in uni when you don’t want to cook or spend money on a pricey takeaway so McDonald’s will be your best bet. Students can get a free McFlurry Original®ï¸, Cheeseburger or Mayo Chicken when you buy an Extra Value or Wrap Meal in-store. This basically means you can get a free burger or McFlurry every time you buy something, so don’t forget to ask when you’re in-store.

3. KFC


If you prefer KFC to McDonald’s, you’re in luck as students can score a freebie there too by using your Student Beans account. All you have to do is spend over £3 (which isn’t hard to do) and you’ll be able to claim a free Snack Box Original Recipe.

4. Nando’s


If you’re a Nando’s superfan, you’ll already know about this hack, but a Nando’s card is a must-have as a student to sign-up for. You can earn rewards every time you visit and points mean freebies! The more you spend the more you’ll earn meaning you can grab some free food if you’re a keen Nando’s visitor.

5. TGI Friday’s


By downloading the TGI app, you’ll be able to earn rewards to exchange for free food and drink! All you have to do is download the app to sign up. On your first download of the app, you’ll be able to claim a free dessert and you’ll collect stripes as you spend in the restaurant. For example, when you hit 50 stripes you’ll get free mozzarella sticks and if you hit 200 you can redeem a steak or ribs.

6. Birthday Freebies


A viral TikTok hack shared that if you sign up for your fave restaurants newsletters and input a different day for your birthday for every sign-up you make, you’ll be able to take advantage of birthday freebies all year round. Ok, this is cheating a little bit, but it’s still a great way to score some freebies. PizzaExpress, Krispy Kreme, Frankie & Benny’s, Barburrito, Las Iguana’s, Hotel Chocolat and All Bar One are just some of the places that offer birthday freebies once you sign up to their mailing lists, so by putting in different dates each time you’re going to earn some tasty treats sent to your inbox.