What is NUS Extra?

Today’s app is NUS Extra, a free lifestyle app to accompany the student discount card, which University of Portsmouth staff can also take advantage of. Available on IOS and Android, with over 200 exclusives discounts from well-known brands, the app is the easiest way to keep track of them all.

What does the app look like and how do I use it?

When you first install the app on your phone you are prompted to enter your student (or staff) email address and password.

Once signed in, you can view your NUS account details and start searching for discounts in your surrounding area. You can search for well-known brands, find the nearest ones to your location and view the discounts they are currently offering.

The various discounts are organised into categories, these are then subdivided by brand. The categories you can browse through include:

  • Beauty
  • Books and Stationery
  • Eating Out
  • Entertainment
  • Fashion
  • Finance
  • Health and Fitness
  • Music and Technology
  • Supermarkets
  • Travel
  • Uni Essentials
  • International Discounts

A nice little feature to the app is that you can also save your favourite brands in one place so they are literally a click away when you are out and about and want to find out the latest discounts and offers.

How could this app help me?

It’s great if you are popping out for a bite to eat as the app will flag up the nearest deals in your area. It also works just the same if you are off on a shopping trip, which comes in handy this time of year if you are looking to save some money on Christmas presents!

If you haven’t claimed your NUS Extra card already make sure you do to take advantage of all the discounts available out there and download the app so you don’t miss out on any of the offers!