Before I started University, I set up a new student bank account with the Royal Bank of Scotland. The bank account gave me student royalties such as a tax free overdraft and the opportunity to receive a student credit card. However for me, the best part about the student account was the free TasteCard membership which came alongside it. (You can also sign up for a TasteCard without an RBS account, however it does cost £79.99 per year for a membership)
How to Use
- A TasteCard allows you to get 50% off OR 2 for 1 at 7,185 restaurants in the UK. The website allows you to enter your postcode and search for any participating restaurants near you. Once you have input your location, you can then use the search menu on the left to narrow down your options.
- Then, you book a table for the selected restaurant ensuring you mention you have a TasteCard
- Lastly, attend and when paying present your TasteCard.
As I am currently studying in Glasgow, there are many restaurants within the city centre which accept the Tastecard.
I recently visited AskItalian, situated on Port Dundas Place. To eat, we ordered two drinks, two main meals of spaghetti carbonara and garlic bread to share. As they offer 2 for 1 on meals, the total bill came to £15.95 with thanks to my TasteCard. I would highly recommend visiting ASK, with or without this offer as it really was good value for money and excellent food and service.
Overall, TasteCard is a service I would highly recommend enquiring about if you are a student and have an RBS account.
Do you have a TasteCard?