If you’re already a student or heading off to college or university in 2020, you will be looking for ways to save and make your pennies stretch a little further. As my nan would say; “a penny saved, is a penny earned” and getting a TOTUM student discount card is a fantastic way to start saving those pennies. I was fortunate enough to be able to get a TOTUM card by signing up to an online course I found on Groupon and have easily saved £100s over the last few years.
What is a TOTUM Student Discount Card? Formerly NUS Card
TOTUM, formerly known as an NUS (National Union of Students) Extra is the UK number 1 student discount card. TOTUM has some of the best UK student discounts available online and in-store. Saving on top brands such as; Amazon Prime, ASOS, Apple, Pizza Express, Boohoo and many more.
Not only does TOTUM offer over 200+ discounts in the UK, but you can also expect discounts in over 130+ countries with the International Student Identity Card (ISIC). The TOTUM card comes with 1 year free ISIC. The ISIC card is the only internationally accepted proof of certified student status. You can expect to receive discounts from the likes of STA Travel, Lonely Planet, Eurolines, etc.
TOTUM PRO Student Card
TOTUM PRO is a card made for professional learners. Including fantastic discounts and offers from a huge range of high street and online brands. With prices starting from £14.99.
TOTUM Lite Student Card
TOTUM Lite is free and is available to verified students. It includes a curated list of top brand discounts and offers.
TOTUM Gourmet Society Add-on
With TOTUM’s Gourmet Society Add-on you will never have to pay full price again! Enjoy 2-for-1 or up to 50% off meals at around 7,000 top restaurants across the UK including big-name chains such as; Pizza Express, La Tasca, Bella Italia, Strada and Café Rouge.
Tip: Love MacDonalds? When buying a meal, show them your TOTUM card and you will receive a burger or MacFlurry for FREE!!
TOTUM Student Discounts
Just by signing up for a TOTUM card you’ll also get over 200+ UK student discounts. If you live in a city or near a local university, you may find a lot of local businesses will also offer student discounts. So always make sure you ask the question when paying!
Amazon Student Prime
Some of the best student discounts I have received with my TOTUM card was from Amazon Student Prime. When signing-up to Prime Student you will receive 6-months totally free.
If I cancel Prime Student after 6 months, will I be charged?
The simple answer is no, you won’t be charged if you cancel your Amazon Prime Student membership. Just remember to cancel your Prime subscription before the free trial ends! If you fail to cancel, Amazon will automatically charge you the annual membership fee. However, the annual membership fee will be 50% off the regular price.
ODEON Student Discount
ODEON cinemas are one of the biggest cinema chains in the UK, with 120 cinemas and 950 screens. When you show your student card you will receive an extra 25% off ODEON student ticket prices on Monday – Thursday. ODEON ticket prices may vary, so do make sure you check with your local ODEON.
Student Discounts with Apple
Another huge benefit of TOTUM is the massive potential savings on Apple products with their educational special discount. Save up to 5-10% on Macs, iPads and accessories, and up to 50% on Apple Care. Unfortunately, I haven’t managed to find discounts on Apple software such as Final Cut Pro.
Student Discounts ASOS
TOTUM and ASOS have also partnered, giving you 10% off your shopping online. This includes over 850 brands Nike, Adidas and Lacoste – as well as their very own ranges of clothing, homeware and accessories. To get your ASOS student discount you need to use a unique code provided by TOTUM, either using their app or website.
Other TOTUM Student Discounts!
- Beauty – Superdrug, Nicky Clarke, Look Fantastic, Sally’s Beauty
- Eating Out – Pizza Express, ASK Italian, Zizzis, Frankie & Bennies, Giraffe
- Entertainment – Alton Towers, Go Ape, The London Eye, Odeon, Virgin Experience Days
- Fashion – Accessorize, Boohoo.com, Coast, New Look, Jack Wills, Karen Millen
- Finance – FT, Economist
- Health & Fitness – British Military Fitness, Durex, Garmin, Vision Express, The Gym
- Music & Technology – Prime Student Membership, Apple, Co-op Mobile
- Supermarkets – Co-Op, Bunches.co.uk
- Travel – Railcards, BSM, Megabus.com, National Express, STA Travel
- Uni Essentials – WHSmith,
UniBulkBuy, Firebox, Johnsons Cleaners
TOTUM Card Student Hack
Just over three years ago, I managed to get an NUS student discount card (now called TOTUM) whilst not actually going to a college, or university. With this money-saving hack, I quickly learned how powerful the TOTUM student discount card was and how much money could be saved. I now receive student discounts at my local Gym, every time I go to the likes of TopShop, Nicky Clarke hair salon, Pizza Express, Apple, and even on my Amazon Prime membership (Free for 6-months).
How to get a TOTUM Card when not a student?
Okay, I hear you, you’re not a student and haven’t been for 10 plus years, your days of drinking Lambrini and eating a spicy pot noddle are long gone and not to be revisited. That’s completely fine, we now live in the internet age and you now no longer have to sit in that classroom to gain that education, or for the reason of this post to get your hands on that student discount card.
It’s 2020 or 2021 if you’re reading this is a year’s time and we now have online learning courses! And the best thing? Some of them are super cheap (especially via discount sites such as Groupon, Wowcher, and GoGroupie) so well worth the registration plus the cost of a year’s NUS student membership, to receive 10% off your next Boohoo order.
How to Sign Up for TOTUM Student Card
To sign up, head over to the TOTUM website where you’ll be asked to enter your email address and create a secure password. If you have a college or university email address, you can add it here, if not you can add your personal email.
Create TOTUM Account Details
This part is pretty self explanatory, you’ll simply need to enter in your personal details including DOB, etc.
Where Do You Study?
This is the tricky part of the process… especially if you’re not “technically” at a College or University and are using an online course to get your card. However, having recently gone through this process if you enter “Barnfield South Academy” and click onto “Verify My Student Status” this should go through without having to verify any additional college or university identification.
Choose Your TOTUM Card
This part is totally up to you if you go for TOTUM PRO, TOTUM or TOTUM LITE. Due to this process being a little temperamental, I would recommend paying for the 3-year plan. This will also work out to be the cheapest option over time.
The likes of E Careers and New Skills Academy no longer have a partnership with TOTUM. So please check the TOTUM website to see if your course is supported before signing up to a courses!
TOTUM Terms & Conditions
- For full terms and conditions go here.
- The one-off fee of £12/£22/£32 entitles you to a TOTUM card, which is valid for 12/24/36 months from the date of purchase. Other offers may apply.
- The TOTUM card is available to students aged 16 or over, studying full or part-time in further or higher education. In order to be eligible for a TOTUM card, your course should require at least 10 hours of study weekly for a minimum of 12 weeks. Additionally, courses carried out by professional learners should be a recognised, accredited course. Certain exceptions apply.
- The TOTUM card allows you to benefit from discounts on certain products and services. The discounts available to you and the organisations providing such benefits are not fixed and may vary or be withdrawn at any time.
- The TOTUM card is not certified proof of age card.
- As your TOTUM card includes a free ISIC upgrade, it remains the property of OneVoice Digital Ltd, under the licence of the ISIC Association.
The full list and terms are available from the TOTUM NUS Extra websites
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