1. Take cash out and leave the cards at home.
2. Finding out when the supermarkets start their reductions.
3. Or even better, nab a part-time job where you'll be able to take home unsold food.
4. And of course, there's always the "brand ambassador" option.
5. Trying not to go food shopping when you're hungry (or hungover).
6. Ransacking Freshers' Fairs.
7. Stocking up over the holidays.
8. Student-friendly websites.
9. Loitering around course open days for the free food.
10. Keep an eye on what gets left behind at the end of the year.
11. Don't fall for the Uni textbook scam.
12. Take part in market research.
13. Cosying up to your landlord.
Here's another helpful tip. Barclays Student Contents Insurance lets you only pay the cover you need, rather than for the cover you don’t.
If you're going away to study, your things might not be covered by contents insurance at home.
Whether you're in halls or renting, student contents insurance lets you choose the level of cover you need to insure your things against loss, theft, or damage while they're in your student home. Plus, it covers when your things are in transit!
Find out more at www.barclays.co.uk/studentcontentscover. Make sure you know what's covered and what isn't.