What is the Deals Discount Program?

The Deals Discount Program is a partnership between the Thompson Rivers University Students’ Union and fourteen (14) other student organizations across BC to own and operate a discounts app to make life more affordable for students. The 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. 

How does the Deals Discount Program Work?

All the fifteen (15) student organizations work to solicit discounts from businesses in their communities that they think would be of value to their members and that want to help support students during their education. 

Student members can then download and use the Deals App to connect with retailers, service providers, food establishments, entertainment providers, technology providers, wellness providers, and travel companies that are listed on the app. 

How do I get the Deals Discount app?

Our discount program is free and easier to use than ever. This can be done in 4 simple steps. 

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 account and student 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!  

Browse discounts nearest to you using the map view or by category, bookmark your favourites and use your digital discount card at any participating business location to start saving now. 

Step 4: Redeem Your Discount.

To redeem a discount, simply click on the virtual coupon – a discount card will appear with your name and institution as well as any instructions needed to use the discount in-store or online. Present the coupon and discount card at the time of purchase. 

Don’t forget to follow @the_DealsApp on Instagram and The Deals App on Facebook to stay up to date on new discounts being added regularly. 

How Can I Become a Discount Partner?

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. 

Sign Up Your Business for the Deals App

By participating in the Deals discount program, your business will benefit from free advertising, while expanding your customer base. More importantly, your business will be recognized in the community as one that supports over 170,000 students across British Columbia. And the best part is, businesses can become a discount partner at no cost with just a few simple steps. 

Businesses need to agree to offer at least one ongoing discount and possibly some more specific term-limited or flash discounts during the upcoming year if they desire.

More Information

If you have any questions about the Deals Discount Program, please contact s.aulakh@trusu.ca or call 250.828.5289 and we would be happy to help you get set up and add you to the list of businesses already supporting students across BC.