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Lancaster is a fantastic town with two universities, plus colleges and schools. As a result numerous restaurants, shops, attractions and salons offer student discounts. You can get the Purple Card, the NUS card, plus several discounts unique to organisations or companies, such as our Mighty Card. There are also discount cards (listed at the end) available to anyone living in Lancaster - they’re totally worth getting, and are cheap or free. Just remember that most discounts can’t be stacked - they are provided on a ‘not in conjunction with any other offer’ basis.


There’s a huge range of local restaurant deals available to students with a Purple Card or NUS Card. We’ve got a list of some of the best offers and discounts:

General Restaurants

  • 15% off Mon-Fri at the Plough
  • 20% off food on Sundays after 3pm at the Plough
  • 10% off food Mon-Fri at the Waterwitch
  • 10% off food and drink at Fibber McGees
  • 20% off at the Church Street Chop House
  • 25% off Mon-Thurs at the Toll House Inn
  • 10% off food at the Study Room
  • £7 2-4-1 comedy tickets and meal deal at the Borough

Italian Restaurants

  • Bella Italia offer student discounts with valid ID
  • 20% off at Pizza Hut (the Lancaster store doesn’t deliver) - NUS Card
  • 25% Off on orders over £25 online at Domino's - NUS Card
  • 10% off at Mama Mia’s
  • Specials offers at Casa Rastelli
  • 10% off Mon-Thurs at Molly’s Grill & Pizzeria

Other Restaurants

  • £11.95 meal deal for two at Go Burrito
  • £14.95 beer meal deal for two at Go Burrito
  • 10% food (restaurant and collection) at Bombay Balti
  • 20% off tapas Sun-Thurs at 1725
  • 15% off at Thai Rose Restaurant
  • 20% off dinner Sun-Thurs at Blue Moon Restaurant


  • 15% off at Big Bites takeaway
  • Free food at McDonalds when you purchase a medium meal.
  • 10% off all takeaway over £15 at the Golden Dragon
  • 10% off at Delhicious


  • 10% off at Rebecca’s Market Café in Morecambe
  • 10% off at Juicafe
  • Soup of the Day at Juicafe for only £1.50
  • 20% off drinks at Esquire Coffee
  • 10% off main food items at Moorish


  • £2.95 Double Vodka Red Bull at Mint
  • 10% off drinks at Mint
  • 10% off drinks at the Borough
  • Free bus travel to and from Lancaster University when visiting the Sugarhouse
  • Discounted entry at the Sugarhouse


Lancaster is home to many of the usual high street shops, like Topshop and Accessorize, plus fashion boutiques like Renes-Lapelle and amazing consignment shops like the Exchange. There are also a variety of outdoor goods shops and places to get art supplies. Several shops in Lancaster offer discounts with the main cards, and their own loyalty cards. Their individual cards often offer exclusive deals and special occasions such as after hours shopping.

General Shops

  • 10% off at the Perfume Shop
  • 10% off at Dalton Square Florist
  • 20% off at Simply Flowers
  • 10% off at the Assembly Rooms
  • 10% off at Lancaster Wine Company
  • 10% off at Game
  • 10% off at Kitchen Corner

Clothes Shops

  • 10% discount at Accessorize (NUS card)
  • 10% off at Topshop & Topman
  • 15% off Items and Piercings at Claire’s
  • 10% off at New Look
  • 10% off at Lapel Menswear
  • Up to 15% off at Rosie’s Wraps and Accessories
  • 10% off at Sneaks
  • 10% off at Joseph Co
  • 10% off at Renes-Lapelle
  • 10% off at Ahoy
  • 20% off at the Marketgate Cobbler
  • 10% Discount at the Exchange
  • 15% off clothes at Waterhouse (10% off sale items)
  • 15% off at Mary & Milly

Sports Shops

  • 10% off at the Running Centre
  • 10% off at the Edge Cycleworks
  • 10% discount at Ultimate Outdoors
  • 10% off on accessories at Leisure Lakes Bikes
  • 10% off all purchases of £10+ at Mike’s Sportsworld
  • 10% off at Mountain Warehouse

Art and Stationery

  • 15% off Artist Materials with WHSmith
  • 5% off at Arteria & Gallery 23
  • 10% off at Rymans Stationery
  • 10% off at Studio Arts
  • 10% off at Max Spielman

Hair & Beauty

You can great discounts at salons across Lancaster, for all your hair and beauty treatments. Often extra discounts are offered in the run up to Christmas, or just before prom season. Men are catered to as well, with great barber shops and even 20% off beard care products at Beard Brothers.


  • 20% off at Prestige Hair
  • 10% off at Jo & Cass Mon-Thurs
  • Up to 20% Jan Kent Hair
  • Barber Cut from £7 at the Barber Shop
  • 20% off Haircuts at Off your Head (Greaves Road)
  • £2 off haircuts at Esquire
  • 20% off at Hair Sanctuary (Lancaster House Hotel)
  • 20% off Hair and Beauty at David Frank
  • 20% off Haircuts at Regis Salon
  • £2 off all treatments by the Cutting Room


  • 10% off at Simply Beauty (must quote LUSU website offer)
  • Save £5 on certain treatments at Simply Beauty.
  • 25% off all treatments at Enve Beauty Bar
  • 50% off on Sundays at Enve Beauty Bar
  • 10% off Beauty Services at Beauty 154
  • Special Offers at Concept Hair and Beauty
  • 20% off all beard care at the Beard Brothers


The Visit Card (which can be picked up free at any visitor centre) gives you discounted access to Williamson's Park, Lakeland Motor Museum, GB Antiques Centre and Old Holly Farm. The Local Residents Card (free on application) gives you discounted lake cruises in Windermere and access to the Lakeland Motor Museum.


  • £1 off tickets at Take 2 Cinema
  • £2 off many non cinema events at the Dukes
  • £1 discount on cinema tickets at the Dukes
  • 15% off cinema tickets at Vue


  • 50% off at Forrest Hills Golf Club
  • 18 Holes of golf for just £10 at Lansil Golf Club
  • £199 for 12 months unlimited play Mon-Fri at Lancaster Golf Club

Other Attractions

  • 50% off at Alton Towers plus discounts for friends and family
  • £25 off weekday balloon flights with Virgin
  • 2nd game free at Morecambe Super Bowl
  • 50% off at Arc Skatepark

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