University essentials: Why you need to get a TOTUM Card

Aside from the enriching and insightful educational enlightenment, a bunch of stellar pals, and a ton of extracurricular CV-boosting opportunities, some say an equally important aspect of going to University is the major benefit of signing up for a TOTUM card. Yes, get excited – we’re talking crazy discounts at all your favourite brands and eateries. Here's every reason you should get one!

Aside from the enriching and insightful educational enlightenment, a bunch of stellar pals, and a ton of extracurricular CV-boosting opportunities, some say an equally important aspect of going to University is the major benefit of signing up for a TOTUM card. Yes, get excited – we’re talking crazy discounts at all your favourite brands and eateries. Don’t just take our word for it - here’s every reason why you need to purchase yourself a TOTUM Card, pronto:

It's got your back the entirety of your degree 

As loyal as your bed after a long day of studying, or a forgotten garlic pizza bread in the freezer after a night out, TOTUM also has your back throughout the three years of your undergraduate degree – and even beyond. If you buy a two-year TOTUM card, they’ll chuck in another year for free, meaning you’re covered for your whole course. It’s dependable, it’s your bank account’s best friend, and it’s a nice treat to have for working so hard.

You can make your money go further 

With major discounts on everything from clothing, tech and music, to travel, health and eating out, you can make your money go further on every single purchase. More money to save means more money to spend wisely, and you can spend on both necessities and treats – because we all deserve them; especially busy students.

It helps fund Students' Unions like ours!

TOTUM is the new name for what used to be NUS Extra (history lesson for you Freshers, there) and it’s the only student discount platform endorsed by the National Union of Students (NUS). A lot of what you spend gets invested back into Students’ Union projects across the country, meaning you’re directly investing in your University experience when you spend.

You can save on the dreaded food shop 

There are two ways TOTUM comes to the rescue, here. It’s always a pain to realise it’s weekly shop day, because as a student, there are always more tempting things to spend your pennies on. However, with major offers such as a 10% discount at the Co-op, you can go and do that food shop with a smile on your face.

If food shops really aren’t your thing, because the effort of working out what meals to buy is as fun as an all-nighter in the library, how about you nab a discount on the likes of meal prep delivery services such as Hello Fresh? Fresh meals, with exact ingredients, sent to your doorstep? Sounds like a dream to us.

You can visit home without breaking the bank 

As much as we love being in Bristol, we all understand that, sometimes, you just want your home comforts. But also, we really understand that sometimes, going back to get those home comforts feels very, very expensive. Luckily, with your TOTUM card you can save on your journeys, with discounts on travel providers such as National Express and Megabus!

There are clothing discounts galore!

We’re all about cutting down on our fast fashion consumption, but we know it’s important to recognise that not all students don’t have the disposable income to shop sustainably every single time. The good thing about TOTUM is that when you do need to buy from the big brands, you can do so with a nifty discount. We’re talking discounts from everywhere such as Topshop, Topman, Asos, Timberland and Miss Selfridge… the possibilities are endless.

You can stay up to date with all the latest discounts on the TOTUM app 

Download the awesome TOTUM app, and you’ll gain access to nuggets of gold about which discounts are arriving and when. Stay in the loop and be the first to access awesome discounts for your favourite brands – what more do you want?

You'll never need an excuse for a flat pizza party ever again

One of the most iconic aspects of that classic University life is having a flat meal. Grab your pals, order in a takeaway and use your TOTUM discounts to get pizza on the cheap. With discounts on Italian favourites such as Pizza Express, Zizzi, Ask Italian, Prezzo, Domino’s Pizza and more, the only issue here is knowing which pizza option to narrow it down to. Do you want thin crust? Fluffy? Dough balls as a side? An entire garlic dip for one? The world is your pizza.

Cheap holidays for the win 

When it’s safe to go on mini breaks or full-blown holidays, you’ll have saved your pennies throughout 2020 – and you’ll be able to save more with TOTUM. There are huge savings on travel: from hotels.com and booking.com (all the dot coms) to On the Beach, Travelodge and interrailing. And that’s just a couple.

You can champion sustainability - affordably 

Head to the app, or to TOTUM’s website, and you can find a dedicated section on sustainability. From clothing and beauty brands with a conscience, to ways you can get yourself clued up and ready to make a change in your lifestyle (such as a discounted subscription to the National Geographic) you can make 2020 the year you champion sustainability – without breaking the bank.

Want to find out other ways you can make your time at University really count? Check out our Welcome content here.