Did you know that there are a number of discounts that students receive on clothes, entertainment and amusement parks? As a young adult who lives in the UAE, we are sure that you usually hang out with friends at the mall and cafés. Trouble comes in the form of financial issues when you are left with no allowance for leisurely activities due to overspending. In this situation, sitting at home doesn’t sound like a great solution, so here are a few ways with which you can save your allowance for the real emergencies.
Food has a part in helping us connect with each other—be it healthy or junk, although junk food helps us connect a lot better. The offers regarding food are seasonal and subjected to change. Etisalat Wednesdays offer food coupons, which can be availed via your Etisalat account. The coupons are priced from free to Dh10. Many online sites offer different kinds of coupons and discounts for food.
Tim Hortons and Caribou Coffee also have a buy-one-get-one-off with the use of Standard Chartered Bank’s credit cards.
Clothing and Accessories
High school and college life is filled with various events that require different styles of dressing. A major chunk of your allowance can be saved by knowing how to save on clothing.
New Look provides students with a discount of 10% on each item when purchased with a student card. The student card can be availed at the New Look stores by presenting your university student ID card. However it has a few terms and conditions, such as the student card can be availed by those above 18 years of age and who are currently studying in the UAE. The discount cannot be used on sale period.
Landmark Group comprises many stores, including Splash, Max, Lifestyle, Shoe Mart, and Emax. The stores have offers with which can you to save on basics clothing items, cosmetics, fragrances, accessories and so much more. These stores also have something known as the Shukran card, which basically helps earn you points while shopping online and for in-store purchases at any Landmark shop. Make sure to present the physical card at the time of billing for in-store purchases. Points are given according to the product that is purchased.
Websites to check the available offers
Register for your free Shukran Card
Entertainment plays a very important role in de-stressing, especially after the end of the term exams and projects.
Vox Cinemas gives great discounts to all irrespective of age. Many credit cards have special offers such as half price tickets.
Du Tuesday is available to all Du customers for Tuesdays. Send an SMS to 9979 with the word- ‘MOVIE’ as body content. You will get a code which, when presented at a Vox Cinemas ticket counter, gets you two tickets for the price of one.
Etisalat users also have Etisalat Wednesday to fall on to at Novo Cinemas, which offers two tickets for the price of one for Etisalat users on Wednesdays. You need to register online with your Etisalat mobile number and can then click on Novo Cinemas to get a code, which when presented gets you the tickets.
Wonderland Dubai offers 20% off when tickets are booked online. As one of the oldest theme parks in Dubai, Wonderland is a fun place to hang out with friends and family.
Start a habit of comparing prices of the same items in different stores to know which is cheaper. Purchase electronics during GITEX so as to get better deals. Try purchasing electronics during Eid holidays, Christmas sales and Dubai Shopping Festival.
With these simple steps you can save much more. So get saving and enjoy vacation stress-free.