More than 200 exclusive offers will be available for Manchester bound students next week at student shopping extravaganza by MCR Student Social.
The annual Autumn event, organised by Manchester’s Business Improvement District
(Manchester BID) in partnership with Manchester Arndale, returns on Tuesday 24
September, with students able to enjoy more offers than ever before and a whole host of
free entertainment and fun along Market Street and at Manchester Arndale.
What is available? Check out some highlight;
Manchester city centre stores offering the biggest discounts on the night include 40% off at
GAP plus free tote bags, 30% off at Levi’s, Fossil, Lovisa and Claire’s and 25% off at The
Body Shop, Jack Wills and Framed Opticians. Plus there’s 20% off at a whole host of high
street and designer fashion stores including Accessorize, Adidas, All Saints, Ann Summers,
Boux Avenue, Burton, Cath Kidston, Clarks, DKNY, Ecco, Evans, Footasylum, French
Connection, G-Star Raw, H&M, JD, Lipsy, Luke, Michael Kors (£250 minimum spend),
Monki, New Look, Oasis (£30 minimum spend), Office, River Island and Ted Baker.
At the city’s department stores, Selfridges Manchester Exchange is hosting a night of
extraordinary experiences and exclusive discounts and offers, Harvey Nichols is offering an
exclusive 10% discount, live DJ sets and complimentary drinks while Debenhams will be
showcasing the latest hair, beauty and fashion trends on its Masterclass Stage, alongside beauty demonstrations and tutorials across the store, gifts with purchase, games, giveaways live music and 20% off purchases. For the best beauty buys, students can bag 15% off at The Fragrance Shop and The Perfume Shop and 10% off at Paul’s Hair & Beauty World, Superdrug and Boots (with an advantagecard). Students can ensure they stay connected this term with fantastic discounts and offers on mobile phone deals and accessories at Vodafone, The Carphone Warehouse, Samsung, Mobile Technician and iSmash.
Eating & Drinking
City centre restaurants and bars will also be serving up exclusive discounts for students on
the night including 99p burritos at Barburitto, 50% off classic pizza and pasta dishes at Bella Italia, 50% off at Wolf Italian Street Food, 40% off at Pizza Hut and 30% off at Mrs Sarah’s Chophouse, Sam’s Chophouse and McDonald’s (on extra value meals). There’s also 20% off at Gino D’Acampo’s My Pizza and Prosecco Bar and lots more offers at a whole host of eateries across the city including Boost Juice Bar, Bobo Tea, Chopstix Noodle Bar, Café
Nero, Coffee Break, Costa Coffee, EAT, Five Guys, Fruitero Do Brazil, Fuel Juice, KFC,
Millie’s Cookies, Nando’s and Starbucks.
In collaboration with some of the city’s favourite brands and venues, MCR Student Social will be hosting a fun-filled line-up of entertainment on Market Street and at Manchester Arndale from 12-7pm, including a roaming band and a mini festival courtesy of this year’s sponsors TOTUM with DJs, cash prizes, competitions, giveaways, glitter and more outside Urban Outfitters.
On Market Street, students can win facial treatments and prizes with Kiehls’ ‘Spin the
Wheel’, experience fun and thrills to win burgers at Almost Famous’ pop-up The
Unfairground, visit the Jagermeister van where Reform Radio will be doing a live broadcast
and win prizes and vouchers from Pizza Express including free pizza for a year!
Totally Wicked will be on hand to help smoking students quit with their new pod device,
while B Works and Virgin Money are on the hunt for Manchester’s fastest suitcase packer to
win a big prize!
Students can test their putting skills at Treetop Adventure Golf’s Hole in One Challenge to
win 18-holes of mini golf, experience pole dancing and aerial hoop displays from GFFdamian Dance Studio, win prizes with Greggs’ Lucky Lockers, play Giant Bucket Pong with The Printworks, jump around with Flip Out Manchester and take on the beer goggles game and learn about water safety with the Manchester Water Safety Partnership.
MCR Student Social Fair on Market Street is back and will be welcoming students with
games, giveaways and prizes from Barburrito, Barclays Bank, Benefit Cosmetics, NYX
Professional Makeup, Paperchase, PureGym, Sam’s Chop House, STA Travel, Sync and The
David Allinson, Centre Director at Manchester Arndale, said: “Thousands of shoppers joined
us for our last MCR Student Social event, which was extended to offer eight hours of
bargains and live entertainment. We expect the September event to be even bigger with
more discounts and lots of pop-up experiences in stores and on the street. There’s also up to 50% off food and drink to make the most of throughout the day.”
A full list of offers can be found at www.mcrstudentsocial.com