Special Offers Discussion

Discussion in 'Fares Advice & Policy' started by Mojo, 27 Feb 2011.

  1. adrock1976

    adrock1976 Established Member

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    I've made use of this promotion today, and the onboard staff that I came into contact with seemed to have known about it. Therefore, there were no problems at all.
     
  2. gray1404

    gray1404 Established Member

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    Is Train Pal or anyone else offering any discount codes at the moment? As I get any Glasgow to Oban advances I'm going to have to buy a £26/£29 SVR/SOR so might as well try to get the price down a bit.
     
  3. Adsy125

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    Geoff Marshal was sponsored by them here and with code Geoff you get £5 off anything over £15
     
  4. gray1404

    gray1404 Established Member

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    Thanks
     
  5. skifans

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    Northern offering 50% off advance fares to & from stations in Cumbria and the Lakes - can be used as well as a railcard, very nice!

    https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/north50

    No list of exactly what stations - the page reads "This offer is valid from to/from stations in the Lakes and Cumbria where Advance Purchase fares are currently available. This includes stations such as Windermere, Silverdale and Kendal, and big cities such as Manchester and Liverpool." You can use https://www.northernrailway.co.uk/tickets/29-advance to get some ideas though
     
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  6. aelius

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    Bit miffed. Just bought a ticket covered by the promotion, not knowing about it. The Northern App did not automatically apply the discount. You’ve got to enter the promotional code, if you know it.

    The promotion is probably a response to the timetable crisis last year but seems to be designed to not encourage its use.
     
  7. ForTheLoveOf

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    The non-automatic application of the promotion means that it's not blindly aimed at reducing revenue from everyone. It's quite intentional, really - if you are the kind of potential passenger who is swayed by the cost of the ticket, getting 50% off is highly likely to make you make the purchase (and thus get into the "rail habit").

    But clearly you were willing to pay the price without the promotional discount so whilst it may be frustrating thinking about the theoretical lesser amount you could have paid, I always wonder why people are so bothered, if they were happy to part with their money without the discount!
     
  8. Karl

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    I just buy a £10 Northern Only Day Ranger. It gives you unlimited rail travel for the whole day on Northern services. It's a bargain.
     
  9. Mainline421

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    Trainpal Summer Sale: Get many random free discounts on the app!
     
  10. pnjman

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    This has just happened to me using the Chiltern site. Journey A and journey B on one order, a booking reference for journey B on the email but for journey A the space is just blank, money for both gone out of my account.

    I went to the ticket office at Moor Street to sort it out and they didn't want to know. I guess I'm going to have to buy new tickets and chase Chiltern for a refund for journey A?
     
  11. ForTheLoveOf

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    Unfortunately this is the way of the world nowadays. Ticket office staff consider online bookings to be by an entirely separate retailer for all intents and purposes and don't even always help you by pointing you in the right direction.

    It is possible, with most card issuers, to process a partial chargeback if you don't get anywhere with Chiltern's CS.
     
  12. pnjman

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    I've just repurchased journey A, and the collection reference was blank again in the email! Luckily I took a screenshot of the confirmation of payment screen which included it.

    Now looking at my account both journey A's are showing up in my booking history even though the first wasn't there earlier. The Chiltern website is such a mess. I hope I get a refund even though these are advance tickets.
     
  13. BigCj34

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    Quite handy but can't make multiple journeys to reach over the £20 threshold for one of the discounts which gives £5 off. It will apply the code if you use the app's internal split ticket function or make a return journey with two singles. Anyway, any additional discount to the initial ticket price is good in my eyes.
     

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