Sign up and save: our go-to student guide for shopping discounts

Students walking past St Giles Church

Going to university throws you into having to live independently, potentially for the first time.

A key component to everyday student life is that sometimes you need to deal with the boring stuff like making sure you get fed.

We have put together a directory of supermarket and shopping discounts with some instructions to make your life a little easier and your wallet a little happier:

Wrexham discounts

As a student at Wrexham University, you have access to some great deals at Glyn’s Bar on Wrexham campus. There’s Feel Good Fridays where you can grab a £2 pint or bottle and Mighty Mondays where paninis are only £2. This is part of our 2 Deal or Not 2 Deal offer, just one of the many promo prices for on campus food drink.    

Make sure to check out our cost of living page on our website if you are wanting any more information on Wrexham specific financial advice.

Supermarket Discounts

Marks and Spencer

M&S have their “sparks” card loyalty scheme where you can either pick up a card in store or access your card via the Marks and Spencer app. To use your “sparks” card you can either sign into your account when you shop online or scan your card in-store.

Each time you shop you collect “sparks”. Customers get 10 sparks every time they shop, another 10 for each £1 spent, 25 for every review they write, and 50 every time they “shwop” (bring a pre-loved item of clothing into an M&S store so it can be resold, reused or recycled). The more sparks you earn, the more is donated to your chosen charity.

If you sign up, one customer per store gets their shopping for free every week, and scanning your card at the checkout enters you into a draw to win £2,000 of M&S online gift cards. Sparks customers are sometimes offered a free treat such as Percy Pig sweets, a box of chocolates or a candle as well. Make sure to check out their website for more information about how you can sign up. 


Only a 5-minute walk away from campus!

Sainsbury’s shoppers can sign up for a Nectar card (also available as an app) and earn one point for every £1 you spend in-store or online and for every litre of fuel bought. Nectar points can be spent in blocks of 500 (worth £2.50) when shopping at a Sainsbury’s store.

Nectar users are also given special offers to earn more points on specific items tailored to their buying habits. Something to note is that there are a number of items that Sainsbury’s shoppers can’t collect Nectar points on, including spirits and tobacco.


Asda rewards is a loyalty scheme you can sign up to where shoppers can earn vouchers to take some money off your weekly food shop. Make sure to sign up and start getting your rewards.  


Co-op membership costs £1 to join and you receive personalised offers every week. Sign up and select your offers today.

Lidl plus

The rewards app for Lidl app sends through new coupons every Thursday, plus exclusive discounts and prizes.


The Tesco clubcard is great for in-store clubcard prices, vouchers and offers. You get one point for every £1 you spend on groceries, or for every £2 you spend on petrol.

Student shopping discounts

Everyone needs a treat once in a while! Make sure you sign up to student specific discount sites with your student details for the best deals:

Student beans

All you need is your student email address to sign up for student beans. They have discounts on online and in-store shopping, travel, restaurants, concert tickets and more.


You either need to sign up to UNiDays with your student email or your student ID. They have discounts for clothes, tech and subscriptions.


TOTUM costs £14.99 for you to sign up and get a TOTUM card. They have exclusive deals and are approved by the NUS (National Union of Students).

Out of the box discounts

If you’re wanting something a bit more out of the box then why not sign up to:


Groupon has some great deals that are region specific and varied in type of discount. From events to restaurant experiences, it’s a great site to sign up to for a little something extra.

Too good to go

You may have seen some Too Good To Go hauls on Tiktok already. It’s an app that lets you rescue unsold food from an untimely fate at your favourite spots. Use the app to explore shops and restaurants around Wrexham to save Surprise Bags of surplus food from going to waste at a great price.


Hot UK Deals is a community-led platform where you can sign up for free and share deals you’ve found, discover new deals or learn friendly money-saving advice. Deals are voted for on the website by the 1.6 million users, so the most popular ones are surfaced higher up, meaning you’re often likely to see a great bargain as soon as you log on. The site is arranged into categories for you to easily find what you’re looking for.