Is there a Nandos student discount – Get more chicken for your change

Nandos Student Discount

C’mon, admit it. We all love a cheeky Nandos from time to time, which is why I set about creating this money saving guide to getting you more chicken for your change. Saddle up, strap your self in and load up those Piri Piri sauces, this money saving guide is gonna be spicy!

Before we begin, who are Nandos? Well, Nando’s is one of the nation’s favourite chain restaurants and has certainly smashed its way into the British psyche with their succulent range of chicken dishes.

Their spicy chicken truly knows how to impress your taste buds, but eating it too often might not be ideal for your wallet. That is unless you learn these 10 hacks that can help you save some money.

1. Nando’s Loyalty Card

Like any place that respects itself, Nando’s offers loyalty cards to its loyal customers. Getting it is a no-brainer, and you can use it to get tasty rewards – aka free chicken.

2. NHS, Forces and Emergency Services Discount

Not many people know it, but you can benefit from 20% off at Nando’s if you’re an NHS, forces or emergency services, student or trainee. You only need to show your badge when placing your order to claim the discount.

Student Nurse? Don't forget to bag your 20% off at Nandos simply by flashing your ID card
Student Nurse? Don't forget to bag your 20% off at Nandos simply by flashing your ID card

3. Make Your Own Double Chicken Burger

If you couldn’t care less about lettuce and tomatoes when ordering a double chicken burger, you can save a quid and make yourself a bigger one by ordering the ingredients separately… well, except for the veggies. With this trick, you can save 60p. If you’re in company, that’s at least £1.20 less  on your order.

4. Order Large Fries Instead of Regular

When eating out with your friends or crush, it’s quite common to have two or several separate orders, including two or more regular fries. However, you could save 40p is you decide to go for one large fries and split them in two. Combine it with the DIY double chicken burger above, and you’ve saved £1.

5. Get a Kid’s Menu if You Want a Small Meal

If you want a small meal, “Nandinos” menus consist of either small chicken burger or three chicken wings, two sides, and a drink. The option can save you at least £3.50, and you won’t have to worry about calories.

Not that hungry? Take advantage of the Kids menu Nandinos. It'll save you at least £3.50!
Not that hungry? Take advantage of the Kids menu Nandinos. It'll save you at least £3.50!

6. Half Chicken Instead of Butterfly Chicken

Butterfly chicken is one of the most popular dishes at Nando’s. Therefore it’s more expensive. Half chicken, on the other hand, costs 65p less, it has more meat, and it’s a great alternative if you don’t mind the bones.

7. Free Perinaise

Nando’s usually charges you for the famous Perinaise sauce, but you can make your own for free by mixing mayonnaise with the favourite condiments. It might not taste exactly the same, but that’s an extra 60p that stay in your wallet.

8. Get Free Water

If you don’t want to have a soft drink or alcohol, know that you can get free water. Nando’s will give you a smaller “bottomless” style glass you can refill with water for as many times as you want. A great way to save £2.70.

9. Avoid Sugar Tax

The new sugar tax could put a burden on your wallet; luckily, you can avoid it by skipping the original Coca Cola when you eat at Nando’s.

10. Use Loyalty Stamps Wisely

While the chillies can always save you money, you can save even more if you learn to use them wisely. Instead of using your points when you get to three, gather them until you have ten, so you can save up to 18.9% on your order.

I have a number of years experience in money saving and being savvy with the pennies. I hope to bring you as many student discounts as I can get my hands on.