Off peak ticket flexibility

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James268

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I am thinking of buying someone else a return ticket from Manchester > Spalding. As this is effectively a present, I do not know when they would be travelling, but it would be sometime within a week of the ticket purchase.

If I buy and collect an off peak return (£78.80) from the TVM and give them the tickets today, can they wait until say Tues 31/5 before using the outward portion? Even though the date on the ticket would be todays.

Forgive my silly question, i've only bought advances and walk up tickets previously.

I don't think i've worded the question quite right, so any details i've missed, just ask.
 
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If I buy and collect an off peak return (£78.80) from the TVM and give them the tickets today, can they wait until say Tues 31/5 before using the outward portion? Even though the date on the ticket would be todays.
No. The outward portion of the ticket is valid on the date shown - the 'start date' and 'valid to' dates will be the same.
 
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Paul Kelly

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There are Anytime Returns available from Manchester to Spalding - these are quite a bit more expensive but allow the flexibility of making the outward journey any time within 5 days from the date of purchase. There is then a further month available to make the return journey.
 
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