For many years, companies have tried to get young people hooked on their products and brands. The easiest way to do this is to get them to use them.
The issue is most students have a lot less money than when they have a paying job. As companies don’t want to undercut their existing prices they have target students directly. The easiest way to target students is with a discount scheme called ToTum (previously called NUS Extra).
How Can You Qualify?
There are loads of discounts on offer for students nowadays if you have the Totum discount card.
What if I could tell you there is a way to get an Totum card without having to spend thousands on going to University to get an education?
There is an online e-learning company called E-Careers which offers reasonably priced courses that you can study at home for up to a few hundred pounds.
Once you’ve bought a course you qualify as a student and you can proceed to sign up for an Totum card which will be valid for 1 to 3 years.
Wouldn’t it be better not to have to spend thousands of pounds?
Not all the courses on E-careers are allow you to register for a Totum card.
However, to make it easier to find an eligible course there is a totum page that lists all the courses that are eligible.
Once you’ve bought your course you can move on to registering for a Totum card.
Totum Card Registration
Registering for a Totum card is very straightforward once you have an eligible course.
Go to the Totum join page to start the process.
These are the different pages that you will need to provide information on.
Note: You will only be able to follow this process with an e-careers course after the 14 day cooling off period has expired.
This page wants you to create a login to the website.
- email address
You will need to enter your course details.
- Year of course
- Course end year
- Course level
- Course discipline
- Contact preferences
Where do you study?
This is where you are taking your course.
- Place of Study: E-careers
If you have purchased a valid course from e-careers, then you will be able to get a 5 digit code to verify with. The code will be accessible from the “My Account” section after the 14 days cooling off period has expired.
The Totum card will cost between £14.99 for 1 year and £34.99 for 3 years, plus £1.50 delivery fee.
Delivery should take about a week, and Totum is very good at keeping you informed about the progress of your card.
What can you save?
In the last couple of months I have more made up for the cost of a 3 year card.
Here are a selection of retailers that I’ve saved the most:
- Burger King [10% off]
- Pizza Hut [20% off full priced menu]
- McDonalds [free item if ordering a meal]
- Apple [10% off]
Whilst you wait you can check out the full range of discounts in the Totum Directory, to get inspired about where you can get a discount with your new card when it arrives.