Slimming World have taken away student discount :( £4.25 to £4.95 - so unfair?!

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  1. miss_emmajane

    miss_emmajane Silver Member

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    It is so unfair, it was only 25p but at least it was something! I put aside money to go each week and now the prices have gone up and I can't even get student discount :(
     
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    I know what you mean as I went as a student member for a long time too.

    However, SW keep pointing out that buying a countdown is cheaper than paying weekly anyway, whatever the discount. Can you have enough saved one week (or buy at the start of loan instalment, etc) to buy a countdown?
     
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    And if you buy it in the next week it is still at the now rates of £22.50 for a 6 week and £45 for a 12 week countdown. I asked tonight as I want to buy one next week.

    Irene xx
     
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    That sucks!! I am a student member too, but luckily I don't go to classes because i can't afford it!! Think it's a little unfair to be honest!
     
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    Hmm... I'm no longer a student member but actually earn less now in my new job than I did when I was a student! I think having one set price certainly makes it easier, and there's no reason why students should get discounts when people on income support, etc don't!

    And if you buy a countdown, it's cheaper anyway (AFAIK, it always has been).

    Do any other groups like WW offer student discount?
     
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    I agree with paperclip - why should students get a discount?
     
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    Me too!!! the money made all the difference to me - i have a part time job but that barely covers my food costs, and my loan i get doesnt pay ofr my rent, its so annoying. I hate having to ask my parents for money and am always in my overdraft! grrr:mad:
     
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    Not taking the price rise itself into consideration, will this really stop you from going?
    It's 25p. £1 a month.
    If you really really want to lose the weight you will find a way to find the extra money. One less drink per month? (not that I'm suggesting for a minute that you drink a lot!)
    I'm afraid I'm with paperclip and gemmylou, I'm not sure students should get a discount.
     
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    I think students should pay more!!

    I know that since I was a student I've never had so much cash available!!

    They should subsidise us ;)
     
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    I must tell you that I don't drink alcohol so I am not your average student.

    I don't have a job (I am a full time teacher trainee and worked for the first two year, final year and a job is a no-no) and have to pay to go to university - its not about finding extra ways to get money because I literally don't have any to spare. I know its only 25p but its just the principle more than anything - its £12 a year which could go on the food shops I have to do to stay on plan.
     
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    Which uni did you go to, I think I will have to transfer!!
     
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    I wasn't having a dig, it was just my opinion.
    Also, I don't think WW or RC offer student discount so SW is just coming into line with the others.
     
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    Ohh I know, sorry if I came across as rude :)
     
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