We’ve put together some top tips for saving money while studying your Apprenticeship.
1) Get discounts at your favourite shops with the NUS Apprentice Extra card
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Did you know that for only £11 a year, you can get discounts/student deals at over 150 retailers and restaurant chains across the country including Jack Wills and Co-op, who give you 10% off? Click here to check it out.
2) Get 2 for 1 cinema tickets for a year with Meerkat Movies!
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Going on holiday this year? Have a new phone? Go through Compare the Market for your insurance*, and you’ll get Meerkat Movies in return. Valid at most cinemas on Tuesdays or Wednesdays, and used alongside your NUS Apprentice Extra card, you’ll find yourself able to have a lovely cinema trip for two people for less than £10 (more money for popcorn)!
*It doesn’t have to be insurance – Compare the Market deals with comparisons for lots of other things.
3) Take the train for less with a 16-25 Railcard
Aged 16-25 or a mature student and want to know how you can save on rail fares?
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— National Railcards (@_Railcards) November 12, 2016
Unless you need to have a Season Ticket for your Apprenticeship, it’s worth getting a 16-24 Railcard for 1/3 off every train journey – you can get 1 year for £30, or 3 years for £70. (There are also offers throughout the year, like the one above!) Click here to read more.
4) Stash your cash. Open a Savings Account today.
Simple, but effective. So you’ve got a job, you’re earning money, why put it away? But think about it like this: every month there are unexpected costs – fancy a dinner out? That’s £15 gone. Mates invite you to the cinema? Another £10 at least! Open that savings account and set up a standing order from your current account to go out every month on payday. Whether it’s £10 or £100 every pay cheque, you’ll thank us when you see a tidy sum after just a few months!
Take a look at the savings accounts you could apply for, using Compare the Market (you could get your Meerkat Movies at the same time!).