Unveiling the Best Student Shopping Specials in Johannesburg


Johannesburg, the vibrant and bustling city of South Africa, is not only known for its rich cultural diversity and historical significance but also for offering a plethora of shopping opportunities. For students navigating the city on a budget, finding the right deals and discounts is crucial. In this article, we’ll explore some of the best student shopping specials in Johannesburg, ensuring that students can make the most of their shopping experience without breaking the bank.

Please note: The specials at the below establishments are subject to change at any given time. This includes costs, dates, offer inclusions and availability. This information was correct at the time of writing (November 2023). Please contact your desired establishment to confirm costs.

Spec Savers

Receive an eye examination, a frame (valued up to R299), and single vision lenses equipped with UV420 technology – all for just R999.

View the T’s and C’s here.

Details: Store Locations.


Every Monday is Student Discount Day at Game! Enjoy a 10% discount. Simply apply for your Student Card at the customer service desk in-store. All you need is proof of your enrollment in a tertiary education institution. T’s and C’s a apply.

Details: Store Locations.


Celebrate Student Discount Day every Thursday with a fantastic 20% off for all students with valid student cards. (Excludes beauty and tech). Enjoy a shopping spree at Foschini stores across the country!

Details: Store Locations.

The Fix

Indulge in the Student Thursday vibes at The Fix, countrywide! Unlock a 20% discount on your in-store purchases. Remember to bring your student card!

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Educators, lecturers, and tertiary students enjoy savings on Mac and iPad.

Discover the power of Apple technology designed for innovation, empowering educators and students alike. With powerful hardware complemented by intuitive software, Apple creates an unparalleled learning experience, allowing individuals to learn, create, and define their own success in the world of education.

Tertiary students need to show their:

  • South African green ID book, smart ID card or passport
  • Student card or proof of registration confirming that you’re a student in the 2023 academic year.

Details: Store Locations.

Clothing Discounts with Varsity Vibe

Never pay full price! Varsity Vibe grants South African students and youth immediate access to exclusive deals and discounts. Say goodbye to paying full price on your favorite brands, including H&M, Superbalist, Nando’s, Dis-Chem, and many more!

Some of the stores offering discounts:

  • H and M 22% off with Varsity Vibe
  • Cape Union Mart 10% off with Varsity Vibe
  • 15% off in store- Varsity Vibe
  • Sneaker Shack -Varsity Vibe 20% off

The application is freely accessible to all students online and is available on both Google Play and the Apple App Store. To register, students only require a valid student ID card.

If you enjoyed reading this article, then view our article about restaurant specials here.

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