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Sainsburys Meal Ticket - Student Card

Discussion in 'General Chat' started by TheWhiteQueen, Mar 15, 2012.

  1. TheWhiteQueen

    TheWhiteQueen Active Member

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    Hi Everyone,

    I wanted to share some information with everyone that could help you all when at uni..or your children if they are at uni.

    I have decided I am finding it near impossible to save money as I end up spending it! So have decided I am going to spend this year stocking up on food stamps/meal tickets/saving stamps/gift vouchers, so if I do get into uni I don't have to worry about food and can spend my money on other things! :D

    Sainsburys do a student card called the Meal Ticket. It comes in two cards and the idea is the parent has the card which you use to load the money onto and the person with the other card uses it to spend in Sainsburys! They also have a gift card which you can load up to £750 onto, last five years! Such a good idea =D

    Tescos also does gift vouchers which you can load lots of money onto! Another good way of saving money at tescos is receiving your tescos clubcard vouchers at the end of the year (in time for xmas) instead of monthly..

    I know Iceland also do £1 food stamps but I think you have to use them around christmas time. Morrisons also do food stamps not sure how long they last for though but come in £1, £5 & £10 I think...?

    The postoffice also have a budget card whereby you can load money onto it and use it later on to pay bills like car tax, council tax, council rent, electricity bills, gas bills & telephone bills?

    Just thought I would share this with everyone so they could possibly get prepared for uni, there might be other ways or cards etc so please add below so we can all take full advantage of them :D
     
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  2. LouisaMoon

    LouisaMoon Queen of the Smilies
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    If you shop at Sainsburys or anywhere else with a loyalty card, use it all the time! I also have a couple of other things that collect nectar points - I have the nectar search bar which I try to remember to use instead of google, you get a nectar point for every two searches up to 50 a month, so it adds up quite quickly for free. Ever so often I use my nectar points to pay for my entire week's shopping, which means £20 worth of totally free food.
     
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  3. Satsumagirl

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    When I left home my mum gave me £40 worth of Kwiksave shopping stamps which was so helpful. It is a great idea. I wonder if ASDA do the same. Just make sure that you have the shop nearby when you apply to uni, as you don't want to be spending more than necessary on travel.
     
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