Waterstones student discount

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Waterstones offer a 10% off student discount.

You can get the 10% discount at Waterstones with a free UNiDAYS account. Alternatively, sign up to the Waterstones Plus Student programme to get 5% off plus earn points when you spend. To find out more and get your discount, just click below and follow the steps.

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About Waterstones

A student staple, Waterstones' mission is to be the leading bookseller on the high street and online by providing customers with the widest choice, best value and expert advice from a team passionate about bookselling. The retailer aims to interest and excite its customers, and continually inspire people to read and engage in books.

Waterstones is well-known for its bookstores throughout the UK and is a hit with students looking for stationery and even textbooks.

However, prices can be on the expensive side. Luckily, you can save a few pounds with a student discount.

Waterstones product examples

You’ll find a vast range of items at Waterstones, from key university textbooks to your next holiday read. They also sell a range of diaries and stationery, as well as gadgets which make great gifts.

Waterstones Bestsellers

Waterstones Bestsellers

Waterstones Jigsaw

Waterstones Jigsaw

Waterstones Audiobooks

Waterstones Audiobooks

How to get student discount at Waterstones

How to get Waterstones student discount with your UNiDAYS account

It’s easy to get your 10% student discount at Waterstones - all you need is a free UNiDAYS account. Follow the simple steps below to get your discount:

  • Click here to head to the Waterstones student discount page
  • Sign in to your UNiDAYS account
  • Generate your unique student discount code
  • Copy & paste it at the checkout on the Waterstones website or app
  • Enjoy your savings!

How to get student discount with Waterstones Plus Student

With Waterstones Plus Student, you can get 5% off purchases - it’s less than the UNiDAYS discount, but you’ll also have the chance to earn points every time you shop. It’s easy to sign up:

  • Click here to head to the Waterstones student discount page
  • Sign up for Waterstones Plus Student with your university email address
  • Earn a Plus stamp every time you spend £10
  • Once you have 10 stamps, you’ll get £10 to spend

Remember to watch out for increased student discount offers, too; we’ll list any details here and on our deals page whenever extra savings are available, too.

Frequently asked questions about Waterstones student discount

Check out our collection of frequently asked questions about Waterstones student discount below. If you’ve got a question we haven’t answered on this page, just leave a comment, or get in touch through our Facebook group where there are other bookworms ready to lend a hand.

Can all students use student discount at Waterstones?

Waterstones student discount is available to all students with a free UNiDAYS account. That includes those of you who are studying part-time, full-time, or through a distance-learning course. There’s no age limit on who can enjoy the offer, so mature students aren’t excluded. The same rules apply to the Waterstones Plus Student programme - all you need is a valid university email address so you can confirm your student status.

Are any items excluded from Waterstones student discount?

You can use your Waterstones student discount code on items across the site, apart from on sale items (unless otherwise stated). UNiDAYS can only be used to discount online purchases, whereas you can use Waterstones Plus Student in-store.

Can I use my Waterstones student discount code with any other discount codes?

Unfortunately, you can only use one code per order, so you won’t be able to combine this discount with discounts offered through any other promo codes.

Waterstones sales, offers, and promotions

Waterstones tend to have great sales on a seasonal basis. In our experience, the winter sale tends to offer the biggest bargains, with items from as little as 25p. Watch out for details of any new offers appearing on this page.

Past offers at Waterstones

Past Waterstones offers featured here at Save the Student include:

  • Sale items from 25p
  • Up to 50% off key university textbooks
  • Red Dead Redemption 2 Official Strategy Guide Collector's Edition - £25.99 delivered
  • £1 Star Wars encyclopedia
  • and many more!

If you find any great bargains at Waterstones, let us know in the comments below, and we’ll add them to this page. Don’t forget to keep checking back for the most recent Waterstones offers, sales and deals.

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Lauren is a deals and discounts expert, and the Digital Marketing Manager at Save the Student. She is passionate about saving money and has appeared on Channel 5 documentaries sharing her money-saving tips. Lauren's work is centred around securing the best exclusive deals for Save the Student and working with great student brands.
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