East Coast points scheme

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  1. jon0844

    jon0844 Veteran Member

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    Same year the Pacers finally get replaced, possibly.
     
  2. DaveNewcastle

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    Then there really will be cause for a celebration!
    (By those of us well over a hundred years old who still remain here!)
     
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    Don't be silly - they'll still be around when we have invented flying cars...
     
  4. CompactDstrxion

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    Apparently now 500pts can be converted to a standard return ticket or 900pts for two people, unsure if old news.
     
  5. Bungle73

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    Been known about for ages. Don't remind the people here about it though; that used to be the deal to get FC tickets. :P
     
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    Well my jinx from EC Rewards looks set to continue. After being too ill to travel when I used by first 500 points, I used another 500 to book PBO-EDB out Sat back Sun.

    Now it looks like EC will be rammed with WCML diverts if they close the line at Bletchley for repairs and/or I'll be stuck for hours in a freezing carriage when ECML's OHLE gets ripped down during the ice storm on Sunday.

    I was prepared to endure Pandora & Tarquin Smythe-Hamilton and his rugger bugger chums in FC, but this will surely be a trip to forget!:cry:
     
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    How did it go?
     
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    Just at DON, so don't want to risk a reply yet...but it's certainly barely over 60 in the carriage!

    Edit Fair play to EC, just 5 mins delayed into PBO. By anticipating the worst, the reality was actually OK, even with the snow starting on Saturday...

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  9. Bungle73

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    3, 6 and 12 month lounge passes coming soon, according to an email I just received.
     
  10. Lee_Again

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    So...just reached 2804 points. 2 pairs of 1st Class tickets. Thank you East Coast.

    Just looking at the RedSpotted... loyalty scheme. Did I read it right? 2800 points would give me £28. What sort of incentive is that? My 4 1st Class tickets equates to at least £400.
     
  11. Bungle73

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    No it would give you £280. 100 points is worth £1.
     
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    Im wondering if this rewards scheme is ever going to be as good as the cashback deals on offer from southern?

    I can understand people wanting a bit of respite in the first class lounge once every so often but you still have to spend an awful lot to be able to get your voucher..

    has anyone done a comparison with them yet? I see Southern are giving you 6% atm which isnt bad and seems better value on a ticket then a rest in a first class lounge
     
  13. Lee_Again

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    but the T&C's say

    Each e-voucher will entitle the recipient to the same value in loyalty points. Each Loyalty Point is worth 1p, therefore a £10 e-voucher amounts to a total of 1000 loyalty points to be redeemed against the cost of future UK train travel with redspottedhanky.com.

    What am I missing?
     
  14. Bungle73

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    That's an e-voucher you get given somehow, like the £5 ones they just gave away.

    Therefore 100 points is worth £1.
    --- old post above --- --- new post below ---
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    I know my maths is dodgy, but last time I looked 2800 / 100 = 28 not 280.
     
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    Be interesting to see if the rewards scheme will continue when East Coast is refranchised.
     
  17. Bungle73

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    Ah........

    This is what comes of trying to juggle several different threads on separate forums at the same time. :oops:
     
  18. maddeningcrowds

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    The instructions for the first class lounge pass mention printing out the pass and then refers to the "holder of the pass".

    Has anyone tried doing this electronically e.g. on smart phone or ipad? I personally can't see what difference it makes whether you print it out or not.

    I'm hoping I can decide much closer to the time whether to redeem my points or not, but by the time I can decide I won't have access to a printer.
     
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    Interestingly (but unsurprisingly) the 3-, 6- and 12-month passes are not "Print at Home"

    I tried it at King's Cross a couple of months ago and had no problems. I was going to ask whether it would be ok, however to be honest the bloke manning the desk didn't even look at it, when he heard the word 'lounge' he interrupted and just said "go ahead then" (without even a glance at the pass on my phone's screen)


    These actually don't seem too bad, especially compared to the (now) extortionate "£5 per lounge" policy for passengers who already hold a 1st Advance ticket!

    Finally, I don't see these new Passes in the list of Rewards to select from once logged in (although maybe that's just because I don't have enough points!) I wonder if they'll ever start selling these for money, like EMT..
     
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