If you’re not keen on tracking your spending and keeping receipts, but you do want to save some money (who doesn’t?), try these bigger, one off tactics to help you save for a rainy day (or sunny Summer holiday away!).
Brew up at home
Even if you think you’re pinching the pennies by having a 99p filter coffee, it all adds up. If you’re buying on average 5 cups a week – on your way to uni or to get you through that train journey home – that’s £257.40 a year.
Rather than forking out that much on your 260 cups of coffee, grab yourself one of these Amazon ThermoCafe flasks for £5.
What about the coffee?
Grab yourself 500g of Nescafe Americano for less than £20 – covering your one-a-day year’s supply and more.
Take part in a one-month alcohol detox
Don’t worry if you failed Dry January – Go Sober for October instead.
The average student spends £38.61 on buying alcohol and drinks on nights out a month, according to NatWest’s Student Living Index.
Cut back and save yourself not only a few pounds, but a lot of sore heads.
Spend just £30 on your railcard, and you could save up to £190 on rail travel a year.
Cash in on some top food and drink discounts
*Based on 20% the average £34 spent by UK student on eating out per month
Student Beans is your one-stop shop for Food & Drink discounts. 40% off ribs on a Tuesday? Free fried chicken? A quarter off burgers?
What would you do with your spare £512.61?