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josh-collyerA former Sandown High School student has just launched the country’s first retail incentive and reward scheme developed specifically for students and young people.

The website,, has been designed and developed by Josh Collyer. GIMMEA combines the best student discount deals with a valuable points-based collection system to give subscribers more for their money.

With GIMMEA, subscribers are given exclusive discount deals and with access to more than 17,000 retailers – whether it’s parcel delivery, high street fashion or even your weekly grocery shop, GIMMEA has it covered.

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Josh said:

“I created GIMMEA, an online portal, to give students and young people the opportunity to access the best deals and offers and be rewarded for their custom in the form of points. It’s like a double win.

“Schemes like Nectar don’t necessarily speak to young people and I wanted to build something that gave students rewards and money saving deals at the same time.”

The innovate online ‘club’, born out of a final year practical project at Plymouth University, also lets students support their local student unions by sharing a percentage of their GIMMEA points with them. Subscribers who are not students or prefer not to pass points onto the student union can bank them in a charity fund which is distributed to a chosen charity every year.

Josh continued:

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“While creating the site we discovered that parents were as interested in the concept as their student children. This is because parents are able to buy items their children have added to their GIMMEA wishlist, safe in the knowledge that the money is being spent wisely.

“We’ve all done it – asked mum for money for new books but then gone and spent it on a night out with the mates! With the GIMMEA wishlist students can ask for items and their parents can purchase them directly while passing on the GIMMEA points to help their kids build up a substantial amount of rewards.”

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