10 ways to Perk up your uni experience with our student survival guide!

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Student digs don’t come cheap. Rent, internet, electricity…it can seem like a daunting task. But don't worry, Power NI can help with all of this!



 

First things first, let’s get your electricity account set up…

Call us on 03457 455 455 and one of our super friendly customer care team will talk you through everything. It’s really easy, just have the following info at hand:

  • Contact details for either a single lead tenant or all tenants. If you’re sharing electricity costs it’s best to give details for each tenant.
  • A recent meter reading to open your account (Here’s how to read your meter)
  • Your payment details
  • Landlord details (If applicable)

 And the perks of being a Power NI customer? Well, they’re endless…

With Power NI you’ll get easy payment options, like Direct Debit. When you sign up for Direct Debit you can then activate your online account to view all your bills, letters and see your usage online. If you need help, we’ve got a web chat facility that allows you to speak directly to one of our customer care team.

But here’s the best bit…

When you become a Power NI customer you can access discounts and cash back deals on hundreds of everyday big brands like Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Argos, Amazon, River Island, Topman, House of Fraser and hundreds more – all designed to help you not just survive - but thrive - as a student!

Student life doesn’t come cheap but you can be smart about it! With the help of Power NI Perks! Money off everyday big brands? It’s a no-brainer!

1. GET UP TO 7% OFF A LUSH NEW LAPTOP AT CURRYS 

Slim-line, latest editions, PCs or Macs, black, white, silver, gold, …picking the right laptop is like picking a reliable mate to get you through Uni and be at your side - all of the time. Choose wisely! 

2. GET 4% OFF EVERY GROCERY SHOP AT TESCO 

There are only so many baked-bean-based dishes one can muster (or withstand). So perk up that Turkey, Curry or Mac ‘n’ Cheese with an extra dollop of creativity. Tesco’s Everyday Value range is cheap as chips!

Get to grips with some healthier cooking tips and explore that rented accommodation kitchen.

3. GET 7% OFF A NEW PRINTER AT ARGOS

Picture this…your assignment must be presented first thing. It’s the ‘wee small hours’ and your old clapped out printer has breathed its last breath. Don’t risk it. Get a shiny new reliable one with Argos and Power NI Perks.

4. GET 4% OFF ELECTRICAL ESSENTIALS AT AMAZON

No student has ever survived student life without the use of a kettle or toaster. It’s practically unheard of. In fact, you could say it’s the bread and butter of every student diet. Crucial. Fundamental. Essential.

5. GET 9% OFF EVERY CUP AT COSTA

If you like your coffee good and your Mocha moreish, perk up with a speciality coffee at Costa Coffee. And if you’ve got a particularly tough cramming session ahead, throw in an extra espresso for good measure. 

6. GET 4% OFF ALL YOUR STATIONERY AT SAINSBURY’S 

Beautifully designed notebooks, highlighter pens and presentation folders, file-blocks and printing paper, stock up for the term and save on all your stationery items with a little help from Power NI Perks and Sainsbury’s.

7. GET 6% OFF YOUR PARTY OUTFIT AT RIVER ISLAND

Find your style and your stride with special discount at student favourite, River Island.  Look great, feel good and go enjoy some of the best days, and nights, of your life.

The Student Style Guide is full of tips and trends to help you dress fashionably, confidently and beautifully throughout uni. 

8. GET UP TO 7% OFF M&S STUDY FURNITURE

For sturdy, stylish study furniture M&S always makes the grade. With plenty of storage for books, files, folders and with cables for laptops neatly tucked away, you can work away without distraction. (Well, you can try…!).

9. GET 9% OFF HYDRATION AT HOUSE OF FRASER

Laptop. Check. Books. Check. Cool outfit. Check. And that other student essential? The water bottle. Hydration = concentration so stay alert, stay ‘perked’. 

10. GET UP TO 9% OFF DUVET COVERS AT DEBENHAMS

And so to bed… after a hard day’s studying (and possibly a hard night’s partying) make sure you rest that weary head, for it’s hard work being a student! 

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