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– You get student discounts!

– My favourite discount has to be the one I get at the cinema. Puts a smile on my face, that’s for sure. It only costs me £5 for a cinema ticket at Empire, cinema. =-D
– But I shouldn’t miss out all the discounts I get at Monsoon Accessorise, New Look, La Senza, Miss Selfridge, Warehouse, Claire’s, Oasis, Austin Reed, Matalan, Lipsy, Bench, Coast and Office. Some shops offer up to 25% off all products.
-Now, here’s some restaurants and takeaway places that give out discounts — McDonalds, Pizza Hut,  Frankie and Benny’s, Pizza Express and Domino’s. I personally was surprised that McDonald’s gave out a discount, considering it’s so cheap. But hey, I’m not complaining! =-D
– And then for all you folks out there, who like your Gaming products — head over to Game for 5% off all software.

But it’s not all roses and butterflies though — I’m constantly moaning like Victor Meldrew from One Foot in the Grave about the scrooges out there who don’t do discounts or take advantage of the fact that students have to get to uni or college before 9am.
-Like Scotrail who charge me a ridiculous £5 from traveling for 8 miles on the train, just because I’m 19 and I’m traveling before 9am. What a complete and utter rip-off.
Yep, you read correctly — to get a discount from Scotrail I have to be a full time volunteer. They don’t give discounts to students who are over 19.
Then there’s shops who don’t give out discounts to students — HMV are one who used to give out discounts to students and have suddenly stopped. They also don’t refund any purchases, any more, instead they give you a HMV giftcard. What a bunch of utter meanies!

If you have any updates on any other places that don’t do student discounts and who you think should, then please comment. Or if you’d like to comment about something else, then please do. Thank you for reading. =-D

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6 thoughts on “The Joys of Being a Teenager in the 21st Century

  1. I didn’t know that HMV gave you a giftcard instead of a financial refund. It has put me off shopping there. I think I will go somewhere else when I’m shopping for dvds from now on. Thanks for the update.

  2. I’m disgusted at Scotrail for doing this to students. I am a student myself and I travel into Glasgow from Dumbarton and it costs me £6.40. I am 20, so over 19, like yourself so I am not “eligible” for a student discounted ticket. My friend comes from Edinburgh and it costs him £19.40 per day and he’s at uni – three days a week so that costs him £58.20 every week. Again we have to travel before 9, if we didn’t we wouldn’t be at uni on time.

  3. Scotrail needs to make their money somehow and the majority of people who have to travel in the morning are students and workers. I am a student and I understand that, that’s just the way it is. I guess you just have to pay a bit extra to get an education these days. And if you are really that bothered, you could always just get the bus which is cheaper.

  4. Ich sch?tze Ihre Post und erkl?ren Sie jeden Punkt sehr well.Thanks für die gemeinsame Nutzung dieser stornierte Informationen Ich liebe es zu Ihrem n?chsten Post zu lesen werde.

  5. Getting a discount on something always puts a smile on my face. But yeah there’s so many companies out there who take advantage of students
    but I suppose some form of customer has to lose out. Scotrail is the worst: they must have an idea that a lot of students have to travel in for 9am. It’s great that they let students under 18 get a discount. But what about the students over 18? I’m 19: I don’t get a discount at all. I suppose thinking about it: I pay more than most others because I have to get to Uni for 9 some days. I read your post about the different deals that Scotrail offer but none of these apply to me. What should I do?

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