This week, we’ve been applying for the kids’ NUS cards which is now called TOTUM membership. It was pretty easy to do so I thought I’d share how to get an NUS card if your children are at college or uni age like my two are now.
When Miss Frugal first started college, the first thing she did was get her NUS card so she could start to benefit from all the discounts that are available and over the last couple of years, she’s probably saved a fortune. Shops like New Look and Topshop were here favourite places to shop so the 10% off that they gave her was super welcome.
The NUS card has rebranded to TOTUM now (no idea when that happened) and there’s a couple of different versions of the membership that you can choose from.
WHAT TOTUM MEMBERSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE?
A TOTUM membership comes in three main versions:
TOTUM is the all-singing, all-dancing version of the NUS card for higher education (HE) and further education (FE) students. With the paid membership version you get access to over 350 online and high street student discounts, with exclusives as places like Co-op, Fender, Halfords, Garmin, ODEON, and Grenade. You also get a 12 months digital ISIC membership which gives you access to over 150,000 international discounts in over 130 countries. There’s a physical card with this version rather than just the digital card in the app and you get access to information about your place of study’s campus activities – such as events and societies (via the TOTUM app).
TOTUM DIGITAL is the free version of the NUS card and gives members access to a pretty extensive list of student discounts – over 300 in all; including ASOS, boohoo, PizzaExpress and MyProtein. There’s an app to download for the full list of places where you can get a discount and you’ll be able to use the digital card on the app to grab your discounts.
TOTUM PRO is for the more mature student I think as it’s aimed towards those who are learning whilst they work. The offers are designed especially for professional learners and include everything from dining out and keeping fit to travel abroad.
There’s an add-on available with all of the above options that can be used as a proof of age ID card.
HOW MUCH IS A TOTUM MEMBERSHIP?
A standard or Pro TOTUM membership is priced as below:
- 1 year £14.99
- 2 years £24.99
- 3 years £24.99 (there’s a deal on the three-year membership right now)
The Totum with Age ID card is currently showing up as the same price as the standard TOTUM membership and the TOTUM digital membership is absolutely free.
HOW TO APPLY FOR A TOTUM MEMBERSHIP?
It’s super easy to apply for a TOTUM membership.
You’ll be asked a few standard questions about who you are and what course you’re studying and then you’ll be asked to verify your identity which we only had one option available to use which was to use the college email address which was easy to do as we’d been given all the info by the college on the enrolment day.
And then you’re good to go – ready to download the app and start getting discounts in your favourite places!
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