FGW 10% off Advance Singles: Not quite such a BIG deal !

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moonrakerz

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e-mail shot from FGW.....................

"plus 10% off your first online booking"

"A tasty 10% off your first online booking"

"an indulgent 10% off"

"book online for 10% off"

"book now and get 10% off"


..........most of this in garish FGW pink so that you get the message......!!

then the small print..........

"Terms and conditions: 10% off Standard class, one way, Advance Purchase tickets only."

Is that really the best you can manage FGW ??
 
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Almost all of the 'amazing' offers I receive in my inbox are so heavily restricted as to make them worthless. This is on the generous side of the average offer in my experience.
 

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Almost all of the 'amazing' offers I receive in my inbox are so heavily restricted as to make them worthless. This is on the generous side of the average offer in my experience.
I've taken better offers - how about 80% off Anytime travel. Offer ends when the Pricing Manager is able to decipher the engineering behind and can legitimately shut the loophole :)

 

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Would be better if it wasn't only for "your first online booking", how many people are on FGW's mailing list for reasons other than booking tickets on their website?
 

moonrakerz

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10% is better than nothing.
Hardly ......... I had been on a trip the day before this "offer" arrived, my Advance ticket cost me the princely sum of £2.95 each way. The "saving" would hardly have paid for the electricity used by my PC to make the booking :lol::lol:
(I must say, my ticket was incredible value anyway: A normal single was £16.95 and an Off Peak Return was £18.15)

I did wonder if this offer was to enable FGW to say something like "there has been a large increase in online bookings in the last x months" as part of their campaign to shut lots of booking offices.
 

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You must dwell on the ticketing options for quite a while then.

If it was an option of paying £2.95 for the ticket or £2.65 for the very same ticket by the very same method, I know which I would choose.
 

Simon11

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Would be better if it wasn't only for "your first online booking", how many people are on FGW's mailing list for reasons other than booking tickets on their website?

I think the idea behind this is to encourage new people to sign up to fgw, in the process fgw capaturing e-mail!
Once they have your e-mail they can send out more marketing e-mails, thus hopefully earning more revenue!
 
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