Here are some easy ways to save money and make some extra cash as a student.
With a tight budget, here's how to make every penny go further and hopefully get a few extra in your pocket...
Make extra money online
The Swag Bucks points can be exchanged for all sorts of rewards such as gift cards or just straight cash into your Paypal account. You can also earn points by completing surveys and polls, shopping and watching videos.
Get discounted food online
Online supermarket Approved Food offers huge savings on food, selling out-of-season, surplus and short-dated stock. It's all still good to eat, but costs a fraction of the retail price.
Ditch ready meals
They're costly - make your homemade grub with these student recipes.
Use soap for most cleaning
Warm soapy water works great for most cleaning jobs: Don't bother with various expensive supposed specifically designed cleaners
For ladies, buy men's clothes
When it comes to pajamas and sweats, men's products are often a lot cheaper. Perfect for a day wrapped up in bed watching Netflix.
For everyone, buy cheap clothes and shoes from supermarkets
There will like be times when you're clothes are going to end up being destroyed, or you just want a load of cheap socks and pants: Supermarkets are your friend for that.
Cancel the gym membership
Especially if you've never used it since January...
Eat before you shop
Shopping when hungry is dangerous for your wallet. Also be sure to make a list of what you want and stick to it.
Watch out for dubious offers
Cast a critical eye over supposed supermarket offers to see if you're actually getting a deal or just being ripped off.
Drink more water
It's free and healthy.
Ditch the morning coffee
Make it yourself, lazy bones.
Split the ticket
When travelling by train, check to see if its cheaper buying two tickets via a station along the journey. See Split The Ticket.
Avoid taking the bus and get some free fresh air.
Buy second, third or fourth hand books
There are almost zero reasons to buy new books, or even second hand books. When it comes to textbooks that haven't changed for many years, you can pick up bargains online or in used book stores.
Take advantage of student discounts
Yes, your student ID means cut price balloon rides and much more. > 30 Surprising Student Discounts You Probably Didn’t Know About
Own supermarket reductions
Grab a cut price bargain by checking out the reduced section of supermarkets when you're out shopping.
Finally, learn to say no - to yourself or others - if you just can't afford it.