How to shop-till-you-drop for students on a budget

Being a student at university feels like you made the mark – but have you really?

In addition to having our days filled to the brim with school assignments and exams, we also struggle to squeeze out time for a semblance of social life. After all, we all need some time off to have fun.

Connected to India brings to you ‘Connected to Youth’ – to help you survive your student experience in Singapore! From cheap booze (yes cheap booze!) to student discounts on apparel and dining, we help you make the most of your money here on this sunny island.

Stay tuned for more!

The first installation of the series will help you shop till you drop. Missed GSS and really need a new wardrobe? Fear not! These student perks will make you never want to graduate. From makeup to clothing, and to the most essentials things you need like stationary, the student perks from these places are uh-so-mazing.

Photo courtesy: Unsplash
Photo courtesy: Unsplash

1. Cotton on.

They have sale literally all the time, but what if you get that extra 20 percent off? Who doesn't like saving a few dollars (especially when you don’t have earning abilities yet)?

Just sign up for UNIDAYS – they also include offers on brands like Zalora, Princess Polly and even Rubi!

Photo: Screenshot from Cotton On website
Photo: Screenshot from Cotton On website

Located – Islandwide

How to get access to perks: https://www.myunidays.com/SG/en-SG​

2) Asos

The British retailer has access to over eight-hundred and fifty brands, all under one online shopping platform.

But did you know that you can get up to 10 percent student discount on all the latest trends? Go to the link below and sign up today!

Photo: Screenshot from ASOS website
Photo: Screenshot from ASOS website

Located – Online.

How to get access to perks: http://www.asos.com/discover/students/asos-on-campus/student-validation/

3) Topshop

Need an outfit for your last minute clubbing plans? No worries ladies, Topshop has got you all covered with an amazing 10 percent discount on all apparel and more!

Photo: Screenshot from Topshop website
Photo: Screenshot from Topshop website

Located – Online and In-Store

How to get access to perks: http://www.topshop.com/en/tsuk/category/student-beans-3363958/home

4) 3ina makeup

Recently launched in Singapore, 3ina (pronounced as Mina) originated from Europe. They carry a great range of matte lipsticks to super slick gel nail paint! Flash your student ID to get 10 percent off on ANY two items. Perhaps while you’re at it, purchase any four items and get 15 percent off!

Photo: Screenshot from 3ina website
Photo: Screenshot from 3ina website

Located – Tampines outlet and Junction8 Outlet

How to get access to perks: Just head to the store!

5) Dorothy Perkins

Dorothy Perkins stocks up on cute polka-dotted dresses and bowtie skirts – for the days you feel like having a massive throwback to the 90s.

Just Register via StudentBeans and then link the account to the Dorothy Perkins site. And tadah! Avail your 10 percent discount!

Located – Online only

Photo: Screenshot from Dorothy Perkins website
Photo: Screenshot from Dorothy Perkins website

How to get access to the perks: http://www.dorothyperkins.com/en/dpuk/category/student-beans-3782586/home

6) Forever 21

Raindrop, drop top and CROP TOPS. The Los Angeles-based brand has a wide range of apparel for daily wear as well as some great picks for nights out.

Photo: Screenshot from Forever21 website
Photo: Screenshot from Forever21 website

Located – Online store

How to get access to the perks: https://www.forever21.com/eu/shop/Info/StudentBean​

7) Princess Polly

This Australian online shopping site will sure leave you feeling like a “princess”! From accessories to outfits – all under one roof!

Photo: Screenshot from Princess Polly website
Photo: Screenshot from Princess Polly website

Located – online store

How to get access to the perks: https://www.myunidays.com/SG/en-SG/partners/princesspolly/view/online

Author
Ketki Acharya
Ketki Acharya – Contributor

Completing her undergraduate degree in Singapore, Ketki has been a part of various events like Unleash. Her taste buds are always craving different cuisines and she also loves to interact with different people from various cultures. She occasionally writes poetry, but also enjoys telling stories to the world.

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