What is the Deals Program?

The Deals program is a partnership between the Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union and fourteen (14) other student organizations to own and operate a student discount program to make life more affordable for students. Hosted by the British Columbia Federation of Students, the Deals app helps 170,000 students, including 10,000 right here in Kamloops, save money on the everyday items that drive up the cost of getting a post-secondary education. The Deals program works with local businesses all across the province to connect students to retailers, service providers, food establishments, entertainment providers, technology providers, wellness providers, and travel companies that want to help support them.

How the Deals Program Works

Local Businesses

Each year local student unions solicit discounts from local businesses in their communities that they think would be of value to their members. Local businesses agree to offer at least one standing discount and possibly some more specific term-limited or flash discounts during the upcoming year. The program is free to join for local businesses outside of the cost of the discounts themselves. Local businesses that join are listed (along with their discounts) in the Deals app which is free to download for over 170,000 students across British Columbia.


Members of the partner students union’s across the province are encouraged to download the app in order to be able to find the businesses in various communities that are assisting in supporting them while they study and encouraged to frequent those businesses.

How Can I get the Deals app?

Step 1: Download the App  

Deals is available for download on the App Store and the Google Play Store.

Get the Deals App on Google Play

Step 2: Create your account on the Deals app. 

Provide your TRU Student Number and other basic details to create your free account. Ensure your student number and name is accurate as it will be used to verify your student and account status. Select “Thompson Rivers University Students Union” under the Student Union section of the form.

Step 3: Find the best deals near you and save!  

Get access to the best deals near you and use your virtual card in the app to start saving. Just show your digital card at the business location offering the student discount.

How Can My Business Join?

If your business or organization would like to partner with us to offer a discount to students please click the button below to sign up. If you have any questions please contact execdir@trusu.ca or call 250.828.5289 we would be happy to help you get set up and add you to the list of businesses already supporting students across BC.

Sign Up Your Business for the Deals App