While students prepare themselves for the new academic year ahead, finding student accommodation, transport, getting ready to move out, saying goodbye to the family and friends and of course carefully planning how they’ll pay for things, especially with a lack of full-time employment can be very stressful but very exciting to finally be independent and make your own decisions.

Don’t worry, we have your accommodation sorted, so we decided to share some exclusive student discounts at your local favourite stores. Discounts mean more mula, more mula means less stress worrying about money so you can focus on your career!

Local places in SA that offer student discounts:

Shoprite and Checkers – Shoprite and Checkers both offer student day discount. Make sure you register instore and remember this discount offer is on specific days only. Great for basic necessities.

Laptop Direct – This is an online store that offers electronic devices including notebooks, smartphones, and tablets at student discounted prices, to view their offers visit their website today. Discounted offers from varies depending on the device.

iStore South Africa – Who doesn’t love the iStore? iStore South Africa offers discounts to students, teachers, universities and schools. It’s a great idea to sign up for their newsletter as the discounted offers change seasonally.

Greyhound and Intercape – This discounted offer is great for students who travel from abroad to study in Pretoria or ideal for travellers among us. Greyhound bus services offer student discounts at 10% and Intercape at 5% Remember your student card when purchasing your ticket and for boarding.

Computicket – If you are interested in booking tickets for your favourite shows and other activities make sure you don’t miss out on this discounted offer at Computicket for students. Please locate your closest Computicket branch here.

Elex academic book store – This local book store offers different student material including books, notebooks, and student furniture. There is no fixed discount for students but make sure you visit their online store or at their Pretoria branch to avoid disappointment.

Varsity Vibe – This is an online app that is specifically for students on campuses across the country. It organises student deals with companies such as Uber. As a student you will need to sign up and pay R200 membership fee once off. That price may seem a little steep, but given how extensive their catalogue is a savvy student can certainly make back that R200 in savings every month.

Gold Reef City – Gold Reef City is a great way to have some fun and take a break from everyday pressure. Gold Reef City offers a discount on entry for students so make sure to tag along with some college friends. Please visit their website to see discounted prices.

Skipper Bar – This offer is great for brand-oriented students. Get 10% discount on your favourite brands including Adidas, Reebok and Nike.

Factorie – Of course, this is a no brainer! As a student, you qualify for up to  20% discounts from Factorie, provided you have a membership with Varsity Vibe.

Cotton On – Cotton On offers students up to 20% when shopping online or when visiting your favourite Cotton On branch.

Typo –  Now this is a discount offer no student will want to miss out on. Calling all female students or male students wanting to buy a special gift. This is the place to shop. Students qualify for up to 20% discounts to shop in-store provided you have a membership with Varsity Vibe.

To Join the Varsity Vibe membership for more exclusive deals, download the Varsity App right here https://varsityvibe.co.za/join?ref=4QG7WH or use the ref code: 4QG7WH

Remember your student card to prove that you are in fact a student to qualify for these amazing discount offers and T&C’s applies for each individual store. This information was corrected on the date of this publication. Please verify discount offers for each individual store by visiting your local branch or visiting their website. Please note that all discounts are subject to availability and maybe for a limited region or duration. Note further that the agreement for the taking up of the discount and the provision of the product or service in relation to such a discount is between you and the merchant offering the discount.

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