Have you ever used an expired student discount card? Fifty-seven per cent of former students are reported as being able to use their expired student cards without getting caught.
Shops don’t often check that student cards are being used within their expiry dates – or that that they are being used by the right person; 37 per cent have allowed family and friends to use their student cards to take advantage of their discounts.
The five most likely places to accept a student discount card:
1. Fashion retailer – 41 per cent
2. Cinema – 37 per cent
3. Restaurant – 22 per cent
4. Attractions – 16 per cent
5. Clubs/bars – 13 per cent
A recent graduate told Vision: “I use my student card all the time, to buy food and clothes.
“No one ever checks, and because I am scruffy and wear my uni varsity jacket a lot, I still pass for a student.”