Special Offers Discussion

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

  1. Butts

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    True, but you get a 20% reduction on off peak fares and advances year round, plus half price drinks from the trolley.
     
  2. Sapphire Blue

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    Took a bit of time to source the journeys but we 've done
    Wakefield > Nottnghm
    Halifax > Chester
    & Mirfield > Manchester
    And we have booked
    Brighouse > Southport
    Halifax > York
    and repeat trips to Nottingham and Chester. Allied with a WY Family Day Rover {Saver?} it is a remarkable offer.
    One thing though, the tickets, all picked up at Huddersfield, have never worked ticket barriers.
     
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  4. yorkie

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    There is a lot of interest in the Northern £10 promotional tickets, so I have split these into the dedicated thread https://www.railforums.co.uk/threads/northern-£10-rail-offer-on-again-23-09-19-to-24-11-19.192192/

    While it makes sense to have a continuous thread for special offers, if detailed discussion is going to take place about any particular offer that may be particularly popular (and/or complicated), my advice would be for someone to create a thread to discuss the details, with a link to it from here. As always any concerns can be made by contacting us directly using the contact us form (for general enquiries) or the report button (to report a particular post).
     
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    Employee benefits powered by NextJump?

    You should have 20% cashback on almost all UK domestic and European flights, buses and trains for the next 5 days with Omio
     
  6. Scotty

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    i've just been sent an email by LNER, giving me the option of upgrading my trip from Peterborough to Newark next Tuesday (not via SeatFrog), from Standard to First Class. I've paid £6.90 for an advance, but I can pay £35 on the train if I show the Train Manager the email. It's a 33 minute direct train.

    However, if I wanted to book a First Advance for that same trip on their website, I can book a ticket for £14.70... the next few tiers of First Advances are also cheaper than £35.

    What was the point of the offer?!
     
  7. Iskra

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    To make them more money and fill empty seats in first class. I got a similar one last year, that was also really bad value, needless to say I didn't take them up on it.

    I assume it's just a computer generated thing. Maybe people on longer journeys get them too and perhaps they might feel it worth it on something like Edinburgh-London?
     
  8. E759

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    I had one in February, £25 Kings Cross to York. Shortly after I discovered Seatfrog and haven’t seen an email offer from LNER again.
     
  9. Hadders

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    I made a journey from Doncaster to Stevenage with LNER a couple of weeks ago using an Advance ticket that cost me £11.90 iirc.

    I had an email from LNER saying I could upgrade to 1st class for £35
    I registered with Seatfrog and could've bought an immediate 1st class upgrade for £25
    I was prepared to pay around £10 for a 1st class upgrade but the seatfrog auction eventually closed at £21

    There was no way I was going to pay between £21 and £35 to upgrade a ticket that only cost £11.90 for a journey that takes 1h15.
     
  10. Scotty

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    Probably, but surely they can add in some filters so that they aren't offering unreasonable upgrades. If they want to fill first class, I'm not sure a 33 minute upgrade will help much... they'd be more successful offering longer journey upgrades for decent prices.
     
  11. BigCj34

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    It's with Topcashback too as it stands.
     
  12. Cletus

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    https://www.c2c-online.co.uk/create-your-day-out/go-green/#gf_124


     
  13. Karl

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    I'm looking forward to Northern's £10 newspaper offer. Tomorrow is payday and I'm going to get myself some Pacer action!!
     
  14. BlueFox

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    20% off Crosscountry Advance tickets.

    Use the code OCT19

    It can be used as many times as you want between now and 27/10, for travel between 7/10 and 3/11.

    e-tickets only.

    Terms:
    *You use your exclusive PIN to get 20% off CrossCountry Advance tickets. Tickets can be bought from 11:00am on Wednesday 2 October 2019 until 11:59pm on Sunday 27 October 2019, for travel between 7 October 2019 and 3 November (inclusive). The discount only applies to First Class and Standard CrossCountry Advance single tickets for travel on CrossCountry trains only, purchased through the CrossCountry site (desktop or mobile) and Train Tickets App. The discount is only available for the e-Ticket fulfilment option. Advance tickets are subject to availability. The discount can be used in conjunction with a Railcard. 16 – 17 Saver is not valid with this promotion. Further terms and conditions apply, and full terms and conditions are available to view at crosscountrytrains.co.uk/oct19
     
  15. gazthomas

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    It was indeed. Now back down to 4%
     
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    The terms say "You must carry your Scottish Sun voucher with you when travelling to validate your ticket(s)"
     
  18. BlueFox

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    I think I may have confused "token" and "voucher". You need to collect three tokens to buy tickets, and one voucher lets you buy two tickets. It doesn't say where the voucher comes from though. Do you print it out from the Scotrail website, or does it appear in the paper?
    The Sun website doesn't make it clear: https://www.thescottishsun.co.uk/travel/4792490/scotrail-scottish-sun-travel-19-return-offer/
     
  19. CaptainHaddock

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    The tokens are being printed in this Scottish Sun all this week. See the attached image from yesterday's paper.
     

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  20. BlueFox

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    Yes, I realised that. But I couldn't work out where the voucher comes from. It appears from that image that it's just the thing you attach the tokens to, so you need to buy the paper to get it, you can't just use the codes online.
     
  21. Kite159

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    Maybe when buying the tickets it will generate it as an e-ticket where you need to print off and attach the vouchers from the newspaper to the bottom?
     
  22. Chrism20

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    A 5% cashback on LNER tickets has appeared in my Santander retailer offers on their app.
     
  23. BlueFox

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    I bought the paper today, to get the token. And it says you need to collect three tokens and attach them to the voucher from Saturday's paper. So it looks like you need Saturday's paper to get the offer, unless they print it again later in the week.
    The third code is SCOTLAND.
     
  24. _toommm_

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    Just received an email from Virgin Trains giving me a 30% off PIN, for up to 2 passengers making a single or return journey.

    This is no use to me as I have a 16-25 Railcard and no longer live on the WC route. You must book by midnight Friday but it's valid for 4 weeks so if anyone wants it, feel free to PM me.

    First come I'm afraid!

    EDIT: This has now been claimed, but I'll leave the post as a heads up incase anyone else has got a code...
     
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  25. 185143

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    I have one too. First PM gets it. Useless to me as Beardy hates railcards.
     
  26. extendedpaul

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    I also have a PIN I won't use but mine offers a 40% discount. I would like it to be used by someone without a railcard. Please note I'm away from 9am Wednesday until 11pm Thursday so reply to PM may be delayed.
     
  27. westv

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    Almost a year since the last LNER seat sale?
     
  28. Iskra

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    I also have a 40% VT code which I am unable to use in the next 4 weeks. PM for it if you would like it, first come first served.
     
  29. BlueFox

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    They've printed the voucher again today.
     
  30. Silver Cobra

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    I also have a 30% code, if anyone is interested. My travel plans with VT are outside the period the discount is available for, so I don't need the code myself.

    Very true. I'm hoping LNER has one in the near future. I've been wanting to take a trip up to Newcastle, but the cost of advances for the time of day I'd be required to travel for the outbound journey have risen to a point that makes it unviable.
     

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