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4 Money Saving Hacks For A Better Student Life

Written by Marina Khonaisser

So you’ve figured out how to pay for tuition, rent and textbooks. But then you maybe want to eat something that isn’t ramen noodles for at least a couple meals a week, see a movie or better yet, a rad concert.

Or maybe, just maybe (picture it), spending your winter break on a beach somewhere.

These are the things that make student life that much better. How do you put them all in reach? Get yourself an AIR MILES Card.

Let’s get rid of two myths. 1) An AIR MILES Card is not a credit card, and 2) you can use it for more than just flights and vacations.

Signing up for AIR MILES is easy and completely free. Once you sign up online, you can also download the app, to carry the card everywhere you go. But most importantly, having an AIR MILES Card means you can get access to awesome benefits and discounts on student necessities.

So get one and take advantage of these 4 money saving hacks for a better student life!

Cheaper everyday purchases

Wouldn’t it be great to save a few extra bucks on food, coffee and even gas? That’s what an AIR MILES Cash Account is geared towards. Most students don’t realize that you can instantly use the Miles in your Cash Account on those everyday purchases. 95 Miles is worth an instant $10 off of one of your purchases online or in-store at places like Hudson’s Bay, Safeway, Shell Retail, Sobeys and Starbucks, just to name a few. I don’t know about you, but I think it’s a pretty great setup. As a student, these discounts can be vital to meeting your weekly budgets.

Sweet Perks

AIR MILES Perks are nifty little things that you can get for just having a card. Yup, you heard it, you don’t need to use any of the Miles in your Account to receive these benefits. From 25% off of Cineplex Movie Certificates, to 10% off of Menchie’s Frozen Yogurt and a free upgrade of Kernels popcorn, you can piece together a night out with friends or a fun date.

Live Music

Yup. An AIR MILES Card is your pass to your favourite artists. AIR MILES Stage Pass gives you access to the music and concerts that you love with the use of accumulated Miles. Those concerts tickets you’ve been eyeing for months won’t have to drain your bank account anymore.

Use the Miles in your Account for access to sold-out shows, VIP contests and experiences or a chance to see some amazing behind-the-scene looks at artists of the month like Tokyo Police Club.

Flights and Vacations

If you sign up for a Dream Account, you can use Miles to get flights, rental cars, hotels, and vacation packages. AIR MILES can get you where you want to go in a way that you might not have been able to do before as a student. It can score you that flight to the family reunion across the country you may have otherwise missed, or it can help pay for flights as you study abroad. It can also get you that much-deserved vacation after the semester is finished.

Best of all, you can even set your preference to fit your needs depending on whether you want to get Dream or Cash Miles, or, split your balance and get Miles for both accounts.

You can get these Miles at a number of different Partners that you do your everyday shopping at, and even online. Hand over your AIR MILES Card after your purchase and bam, you’ll be on your way to a Reward in no time!


*Opinions expressed are those of the author, and not necessarily those of Student Life Network or their partners.