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Topic # 166072 1-Mar-2015 22:59
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Uni starts back tomorrow (UGH) but you gotta love the student deals going around (some long term).

Currently I'm with ASBs tertiary package: https://www.asb.co.nz/tertiary

 

  • $2.5K Interest free overdraft
  • $1K Visa Credit Card with no fee for a year
  • No base or transaction fees
  • Pretty black debit card with no fees for the tertiary account

I also plan to sign up for a Dosh account with Co-Operative bank who have a special interest rate for students: http://www.co-operativebank.co.nz/internetbanking/nt/tertiary.aspx

 

  • 5% interest on the first $4K
  • 3.4% for every $1 after that
  • No fees
  • Eftpos card free too without the need for a transactional account


Spark Student Prepaid pack: https://www.spark.co.nz/shop/mobile/deals/student.html

 

  • Only for the $19 or $29 prepaid plans
  • Extra 500MB /month
  • Unlimited Spark to Spark calling (mob + land)


Student Card: https://studentcard.co.nz/Deals.aspx?reg=0&cat=8&prov=0

 

  • Planning to join Jetts anyway, found this deal. Great if you were going to do it anyway
  • Join for $49 instead of normal $138
  • Pay $20 (?) for the student card itself
  • Membership to Jetts only $10.95/week instead of $12.95 normally

Sure these deals might not seem HUGE but considering most of them are something extra for being a student, why not take it while you can? haha.

What others have you seen floating around?

Not sure if most unis are the same but I switched to the doctor at Unitec to be my main GP and visits are only $8 I think or something ridiculously cheap. 20% off prescriptions if I get them filled at the campus pharmacy too. 




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  Reply # 1249091 1-Mar-2015 23:07
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$2.5k interest free overdraft sounds pretty good.  I bet some people who run into trouble with that though :)  I think I only got .5k overdraft (maybe 1k?) when I was at uni.




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  Reply # 1249092 1-Mar-2015 23:12
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kiwijunglist: $2.5k interest free overdraft sounds pretty good.  I bet some people who run into trouble with that though :)  I think I only got .5k overdraft (maybe 1k?) when I was at uni.


Every one of my uni mates (well the ones where we're comfortable enough to talk about the state of disrepair in our bank accounts) have the same or slightly similar account. All have maxed that overdraft out since day one lol. Every summer I work though so it gets paid off eventually. 

Damn good deal though. It's interest free so why not make good use of it :P

Once you graduate you move to the graduate package automatically which is the exact same thing just renamed I believe. You can stay on that for 2 years so no huge rush to pay it off once you finish uni either. 




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