You can't get on top of your budget if you don't have one! Getting started is simple:
As a university student, you’re entitled to discounts for a range of products and services. Check out student discount websites such as UNiDAYS for discounts on technology, health & fitness and food, and StudentVIP for discounts on textbooks and notes.
While you’re enrolled at the University, you’ll have free access to a variety of online applications such as Adobe Design Premium CS6 and Microsoft Office. You also may be eligible to apply for a travel concession, giving you cheaper public transit fares.
Are all those UberEATS orders adding up? Try cooking at home, it’s cheaper and healthier. Make sure to follow these tips when grocery shopping:
Buy in bulk. Bulk buying produce can be far cheaper than buying single items. Take advantage of buying in bulk by portioning meals in advance to store or freeze. This’ll come in handy during exam season when you may not have time to cook every night.
Have a snack before shopping. It may seem silly, but when you’re not hungry you tend to buy less food. Keep a stash of granola bars or popcorn at home for future grocery trips.
If cooking is not your strong suit, join USU Access Rewards for $45 and receive 10% off food and retail outlets across campus all year round.
If you’re on campus for a late-night class or study session, head to Abercrombie Café or Coffee @ Fisher to take advantage of the USU’s $6 After 6pm program. Even better, if you’re a USU Rewards member you can get every 7th meal free!
Why not save money and help save the world at the same time? The USU has recently partnered with Bring Me Home to offer end-of-the-day specials at USU outlets, which not only gives you up to 70% off retail price, but helps cut down on waste too.