As it is the last day of National Student Money Week and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner we thought we would share some money saving valentines ideas!
Remember if you don’t have a partner it doesn’t stop you using these ideas to treat yourself, friends or family member!
Use your NUS card. If you want to go out for a meal or buy a gift remember to use your NUS card to get a student discount. Use the NUS website to search for places that offer discount: https://www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/discounts/
When shopping/out for a meal it’s always worth asking if they offer student discount even if it’s not clearly advertised.
Cook a homemade meal. Use one of our NSMW recipe cards: https://moodle.marjon.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=710 or search online for an affordable and tasty meal that you can surprise your partner with. If you wanted to get a takeaway look for the best offers and student deals. Hungry Horse offers a 20% student discount for one order if you sign up as a student. Other similar offers can be found here: https://www.studentmoneysaver.co.uk/food-drink/takeaway/
Stay in with a movie. Sites such as Netflix and Amazon Prime offer one month free trials. Just remember if you don’t want to pay after the month has ended make a note in your diary to cancel it before the free trial is up!
Search for discount vouchers. Use websites such as Groupon and Wowcher to look for affordable deals on local things to do.
Get creative and make a gift! The Pinterest website and phone app offers great handmade gift and card ideas. Making a gift adds a personalised touch and can also save you money. Give the paper heart template below a go. You can use recycled, patterned paper to add interest such as wrapping paper, old book pages or music notes sheets or even write a love note on the paper so your partner has to unfold it to read. The hearts can also be used as gift tags, made in to garlands or table decorations or you could make a few of them and write love messages on them to hide for your partner to find!
We hope some of these ideas have helped and remember you don’t have to spend a lot or even any money to show someone how much they mean to you. Often it is the thought that counts (as cheesy as it sounds!).