As Manchester welcomes a new batch of students to the city MCR Student Social returns to 200 stores to entice shoppers with discounts and promotions. Taking place tonight, the city centre plays host to the event, so get down early and make the most of the deals whilst you can.
We reported last year on the activity around MCR Student Night Out so simply had to keep you informed of the plans for this years event. Organised by Manchester Arndale in collaboration with Manchester’s Business Improvement District (BID), the night takes place from 4pm-9pm and covers areas around Market Street, the Arndale, St. Ann’s Square, New Cathedral Street, King Street, Exchange Square and Deansgate.
Where to Shop?
Stores across all locations in and out of the Arndale are offering tempting discounts, with most offering between 20-30% off RRP prices. Levi’s and Gap are promising 30% off (some of the biggest discounts available).
Fashion brands are off course offering discounts to get your spending on style to see you through the term season, with brands including Accessorize, Burton, Dr Martens, Clarks, New Look, Ted Baker, Topshop, Pretty Green and many more making the most of the opportunity to make sales.
Savings aren’t just available on clothing though, other stores are getting in on the action and competing for your student loan pounds across the board of all products. Homeware brands naturally have much to offer newbies to Manchester who need to kit out their student digs accordingly. Clas Ohlsen and Baytree Interiors are amongst brands giving discount on the furniture front.
Phone service providers are offering slight discounts on contracts for those in the market for a new phone, O2, Three and Vodafone are all competing with savings on some sim only and handset deals.
What to do?
Black Dog Ballroom’s live DJs will be creating the soundtrack for the evening and giving away a holiday to Ibiza. Pick up one of their goody bags and a Student Dog Tag to enjoy discounts throughout the academic year. Beat your mates at Big Bad Burger Pong to win burgers courtesy of Byron Hamburgers (who are also offering 50% off all night), test your boxing skills with Pure Gym’s expert personal trainers and spin to win with Barburrito. Take part in the UNiDAYS challenge for your chance to win amazing prizes, try the Breakout Manchester challenge to test your skill, logic and brain power, enjoy footy themed fun and frolics on the ILoveMCR life-sized foosball pitch and keep an eye out for Matt & Phreds Heavy Beat Brass Band’s roaming gig.
MCR Fresher’s Fair on Market Street
Head down for games, giveaways and prizes from Ryman, Sunkissed, First Bus Greater Manchester, Virgin Money Lounge, The Printworks and Manchester Science Festival.
St Ann’s Square
Dance the night away at a Silent Disco hosted by Capital FM from 4pm – 9pm and win prizes courtesy of formal hire and menswear retailer Slaters, Virgin Money Lounge,The Whisky Shop, Barburrito, Byron Burger and Black Dog Ballroom among others.
Check out Kiehl’s on Wheels pop-up beauty store for skin consultations, offers and free samples and win offers and prizes at The Printworks’ life-sized Hungry Hippo game.
New Cathedral Street
Lancashire CCC’s Thunder and Lightning Roadshow will be rolling into New Cathedral Street. Test your bowling skills on Lancashire County Cricket Club’s AO.com Inflatable Bowling Game! Can you bowl as fast as the professionals?
After hitting the shop floors, students can head for a bite to eat and drinks at a range of bars and restaurants in Manchester Arndale and across the city centre offering exclusive discounts including Costa Coffee, Yo! Sushi, Pizza Hut, Barburrito, Boost Juice Bar, Starbucks, Bella Italia, Bobo Tea, KFC, Pita Pit, McDonald’s, Taco Bell and Cosy Club which is offering students 2 cocktails for £9.95 all day.