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How to transform your Twitter account into a money-saving tool

We all love spending a bit of time browsing our social media accounts. From keeping tabs on friends to seeing the latest news about your favourite celebrities, such platforms have transformed our lives. But did you ever stop to think that they may also offer many other useful benefits too?

As we all know, money can often be tight for those living the student life and while finding the right bank account will set you off on the right path, there is much more you can do to save a little bit of cash in the long run. Following the right Twitter accounts is a good place to start and here we outline a few places you should be keeping tabs on to bag a bargain or two.

The big names

It may seem like an obvious place to start, but have you ensured you are following some of major names in online shopping? Take Amazon for example. The retail giant has a history of being student-friendly particularly thanks to its Prime Student service, which offers the benefits of the company’s membership service at half of the cost. With this in mind, following the @AmazonUK Twitter account is a great idea and will ensure you keep abreast of all of the latest offers and deals.

Also consider less famous names too. If you’re a gamer or love a gadget, the @IGNUKDeals account operated by provides regular updates on the latest offers which can be found across a host of different websites. Alternatively, if you love iGaming, following online casino accounts like Mr Green will keep you up-to-date on the latest bonus deals as well as any competitions that the sites might be running.

Rely on more than apps

You should also consider not just relying on mobile apps to inform you of the very latest offers. While you might already have something like Vouchercloud on your smartphone, why not follow the Twitter account so that new and significant offers are also visible on your timeline?

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The same goes for any benefits schemes that your mobile phone provider is offering. If you often forget to check the latest offers on an app like O2 Priority, why not ensure you are following the relevant Twitter account which will promote the latest deals that have been added? Taking such steps will reduce the likelihood of you missing that all-important deal which could make a huge difference to your finances.

Last but definitely not least, do not forget to follow NUS Extra. The @NUSExtra account is updated throughout the day with the latest offers related to the all-important student discount card and you may just stumble across the deal you need to boost your wardrobe or enjoy a meal out with friends.

Plenty of ways to save

Student life is huge fun, but it is often a time when keeping a close eye on your finances is a must. Hopefully following the Twitter accounts above will put you on the right track and ensure you are always coming across the very best deals and money-saving offers.

Photographs by Lobo Studio Hamburg / CollegeDegrees360

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