Student Saver: Purple

Joe reviews the offers available with your Purple card!

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This issue’s student saver is Purple Card, Lancaster University Students’ Union’s very own discount card. At £12.95 for one year, the Card offers discounts on a wide range of products and services.

Chances are the only time your Purple Card sees the light of day is when you’re paying for entry at Sugarhouse for that sweet £1 discount. While this is more than enough to get your money’s worth from Purple, it’s only one of so many more discounts on offer. If you were looking for something a little bit different for a night out the Lancaster Comedy Club at The Borough offers £5 tickets to Purple Card holders. Or save a third on salsa classes with Lancaster Area Salsa. There are plenty of local restaurants offering discounts too.

As for the essentials, you can save up to £5 on haircuts across Lancaster, with many salons offering between 10 and 20% discount. There’s money to be saved on driving lessons, taxis and bus passes too. Plus, if you have visitors for the weekend, a significant number of hotels in town offer discounts for friends and relatives of Purple Card holders.

The list of offers is surprisingly long, so it’s definitely worth heading to the Purple website to check what you’re missing out on.