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Top Tips For Saving Money as an Apprentice

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

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!

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

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!).