Tip Tuesday: Are you taking advantage of Amazon Student?

  • Amazon Student entitles students to discounts including free one day delivery!
  • All you need is to sign up using your student email address.

IAmazon logof you haven’t heard already, if you’re a university student with an amazon account and a university email address ending in ac.uk then you qualify for Amazon Student. This service will be free to you for 6 months and after this, you can get 50% off an Amazon Prime subscription.

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Tip Tuesday: Getting help with health costs from the NHS

  • The HC2 certificate provided by the NHS entitles you to help with your health costs if you are struggling
  • It entitles you to free prescriptions, dental treatment, sight tests and more


IHC2 certificate close-upt may seem like a bit of a boring tip this week but so things like prescriptions and dental treatments do not come cheap! Especially when you get ill whilst at university and you need prescriptions which cost £8.05 a time or when you need dental treatment which can be pretty pricey. So if you are struggling to pay for your health costs as a student you may be entitled to help with health costs through a HC2 certificate.

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Loyalty Card Love: 5 of the best

  • There are so many loyalty cards out there but which ones are giving you the best deal?
  • Find out more about cards such as the Tesco Clubcard, Boots Advantage Card and the Nando’s Card.

Boots Advantage Card and Tesco ClubcardMost students will be talking about how skint they are at this point in the semester. So when you just have to spend money, why not be rewarded for it? We all love rewards right? Here’s a few loyalty cards you might want to consider keeping to hand.

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Tip Tuesday: Getting freebies from your favourite brands!

  • Find out how to get freebies from your favourite brands using freebie websites and Facebook
  • From skincare and beauty to food, household products and stationery – what could you get your hands on?


beauty samplesWho doesn’t love a freebie? Often brands have giveaways or competitions where you can be sent sample size (or sometimes full size!) products. Whether it’s food, beauty or stationery,  it’s a great way to try new products before you buy them. Also, the sample sizes come in handy for travelling or using up instead of spending your money! Continue Reading

Tip Tuesday: Keeping organised using free printables.

  • Printable organisation pages are a great way to stay organised on a budget!
  • See a few options such as monthly calendars, weekly planners and meal planners.


Part of a student’s goals is to stay organised and often for me, going into places like Paperchase is a recipe for disaster. There’s all those weekly planner and to-do list pads that I feel will keep me organised  but lets face it a) they’re not cheap and b) they’ll probably end up in a drawer and forgotten about. But, if you prefer to write things down and you find using a notebook uninspiring and not organised enough then there is a free solution.

There are plenty of printable resources online for you to try rather than wasting money on something you may not use! Use monthly calendars to track deadlines, to do lists for the day and perhaps even weekly planners to make sure you don’t miss a thing.

Here’s a few great ones:
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Cheap ways to spend a day: Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire

  • Getting away doesn’t need to cost a fortune!
  • Ashridge Estate in Hertfordshire which is protected by the National Trust is a great, free place to explore.


Ashridge Estate Information FlyerA few weeks ago when my partner suggested travelling to a National Trust estate to go walking, I couldn’t think of anything worse. Me? Walking? Mud? No thank you. But, after a while he persuaded me as I really wanted to get out of the house. Plus, any ideas I would have would involve me going shopping then feeling guilty for splurging…

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Last minute Mother’s Day gifts!

  • From cards, memorable gifts and discount codes – here’s some Mother’s Day gift inspiration


Ashridge Estate Information Booklet

For those of you who haven’t heard – Mother’s Day is the 15th March (that’s this Sunday!) And if you’re as busy as I am you’ll probably have left it late. No worries though here are a few ideas to help you out:

1) Start with the card.

If you can’t afford to get your Mum something super swish then show you care with a personalised card. Obviously cards are pretty cheap in supermarkets but you know that involves taking time away from the fun of dissertation writing and actually getting there… Plus for a little bit extra you can create a personalised card she’ll love – include the date on the back and it will be something she can keep. Plus they’ll post it straight to her door if you can’t make it home on the day.

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