One of the best perks that come with being a student is the discount. Not all places offer a student discount, but it is always worth it to ask at check out as you might be pleasantly surprised. Here is a list of the best places to use your student discount:

Gold Reef City
South Africa’s biggest theme park has always been a popular destination for young people. Luckily for students, they offer a really great student discount. The usual price for the ‘Thrill Rider’ ticket (the ticket that allows you access to all the rides) is usually R215 but if you present a valid student card you only pay R180. Another money-saving tip is to buy your tickets online because then it is even cheaper (R165) and you get to skip the long line to buy tickets at the gate. Why not take a couple of your friends down for a fun weekend study break?

Computicket offers student discounts on most of their tickets for their shows and other activities. The tickets have to be bought physically rather than online because you have to present your valid student card. So next time there is a concert you really want to go to or a show you are dying to see, first check if you could get a discount.

This famous bus company offers students a 10% discount on Where To Use Your Student Discount all bus tickets. You will have to show your valid student card when purchasing your ticket as well as when you board the bus. Intercape also offers a 5% discount to students if you cannot find what you are looking for with Greyhound. This is great for students that are not from Gauteng and are looking for a cheap way to visit home, or even for those who have friends in other provinces that they want to visit.

TravelStart gives huge savings on their student flights to certain destinations. The company will give you all the information you need on how to have a budget-friendly trip. To qualify for discounts on flights you will have to provide a valid student card or proof of studies. SAA also offers student flights. Another tip for travelling cheaper is to try staying in a hostel rather than a hotel, not only is it a lot cheaper, but it is also an easy way to meet people. This is great for all students who dream of travelling, but feel like they cannot afford it.

Varsity Vibe
Varsity Vibe is a student discount app that allows users to get student deals that are exclusive to Varsity Vibe users. How it works is that you have to pay R200 for a 12-month membership. You can only access the exclusive deals they have if you have the membership. R200 may seem like a steep price but if you are savvy enough you will end up saving R200 in no time. There are new deals that come in all the time and some that are permanent. Some popular deals are 20% off Monday to Friday at Cotton On, Factorie and Typo and a variety of other clothing stores offer deals as well. Contiki offers up to 25% off of their packages with a Varsity Vibe membership. There are also many foods and drinks deals available as well, ranging from a percentage off, to free drinks. If you are a Standard Bank Student Achiever, you get Varsity Vibe for free.

This one is not a student discount, but it is a good money-saving tip to know. If you join the Ster-Kinekor Club, you get to watch any movie for half price on Tuesdays. For every movie you watch, whether on a Tuesday or not, you accumulate points which can be used to buy snacks or eventually another ticket.


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