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Hey Students, Want Half-Priced Coffee For Your First Semester?

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You can do a lot with apps – from budgeting, to tracking your digestion, to meme-ing yourself – and now students can reap the benefits when it comes to the single most important thing on campus: coffee.

Beating the long queues at your uni cafe is a godsend when you’re rushing to class, and saving a little money, too? Bonus. So Westpac has partnered with mobile ordering app Hey You to offer newcomers to their student Choice account half-price daily hot drinks for first semester.

What does this mean? It means you’re a flat white baller that’s saving money without having to skimp on your daily caffeine fix.

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Bottoms up.

Students who sign up by March 31 for a new Westpac Choice account here and link their Debit MasterCard to their Hey You account can take 50% off the regular price of a daily hot drink until June 17, 2016.

And why would you want to start a new bank account? Well, this one is pretty great as far as uni students are concerned. Full time uni students don’t have to pay monthly service fees, and there are no ATM withdrawal fees at Westpac Group ATMs (which includes St.George, BankSA, Bank of Melbourne and Westpac ATMs).

You’ll get a shiny new Debit MasterCard, but you don’t even have to carry it to withdraw money from a Westpac ATM in Australia – you can Get Cash of up to $500 a day (max of $1,000 a week) via the Westpac Mobile Banking App with a unique code. If you currently have an account with another major bank, you can also import your payees and biller information from your other bank through Westpac Online Banking. Too easy.

There’s an option to log in to the Westpac Mobile Banking App using a compatible smartphone with fingerprint technology – and if all you want to know is how much money you have without going to the extreme lengths of placing your thumb on the screen for longer than one second, Quick Balance lets you view the available balance of up to three of your eligible accounts without having to sign in to the app.

Cheers to first semester.

Before you sign up, you should read the promotion and product terms and conditions (including fee information) here and decide if it’s right for you.

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