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Bill Badger

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South West Trains are offering cashback on TopCasback again. 3% cashback on all booking, SWT priced tickets only.

Good news for me as most of my travel is in SWT land. :)
 
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http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/family-offer/

Search isn't showing than anyone has mentioned this that Virgin tweeted about on Saturday. (Apologies if that's not the case.)

It's not clear whether prices are one-way or return.

Oddly, while terms and conditions say you have to buy a ticket for at least one child, they don't actually require you to travel with said child. "No questions asked" apparently.
 

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http://www.virgintrains.co.uk/family-offer/

Search isn't showing than anyone has mentioned this that Virgin tweeted about on Saturday. (Apologies if that's not the case.)

It's not clear whether prices are one-way or return.

Oddly, while terms and conditions say you have to buy a ticket for at least one child, they don't actually require you to travel with said child. "No questions asked" apparently.
Thats a good find.

If you're going for the day it's cheaper to split tickets on this offer for a few places, including Rhyl (Flint) and Preston (Wigan). Note that it is only valid arriving in London after 0930 M-F.
 

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South West Trains will be doing their £15 adult and £7 for kids again between the 26 July and the 22nd August including weekdays as per the one they did last half term. There are some new restrictions on weekdays i.e you can't for example arrive in London Waterloo before 10am or depart London Waterloo between 4pm and 7pm. These will be on sale online at ticket offices and TVM's (You can't buy in advance from TVM until 3pm the day before you travel) from monday the 21st of July. Should be on SWT website by monday.
 
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EMT have a red dot day at Derby, on the 2nd of August. Price has now risen to £17.50 for adults but still £5 for kids.
Eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/reddotday
Good to see EMT only remembering Derby/Nottingham again.
 

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EMT have a red dot day at Derby, on the 2nd of August. Price has now risen to £17.50 for adults but still £5 for kids.
Eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/reddotday
Good to see EMT only remembering Derby/Nottingham again.
Well at least it's not at East Midlandds Parkway for a change.

Haven't noticed any EMT promotions on their mainline recently, at least not on their website. They usually run offers at this time of year.
 

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Well at least it's not at East Midlandds Parkway for a change.

Haven't noticed any EMT promotions on their mainline recently, at least not on their website. They usually run offers at this time of year.
EMP is halfway between Nottingham and Derby, so is ideal for people from both, suiting their idea that customers from Nottingham and Derby are the only ones who matter...
Leicester got 1 red dot day back in 09, on a weekday with peak restrictions and fully reserved trains weeks ahead...
 

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South West Trains will be doing their £15 adult and £7 for kids again between the 26 July and the 22nd August including weekdays as per the one they did last half term. There are some new restrictions on weekdays i.e you can't for example arrive in London Waterloo before 10am or depart London Waterloo between 4pm and 7pm. These will be on sale online at ticket offices and TVM's (You can't buy in advance from TVM until 3pm the day before you travel) from monday the 21st of July. Should be on SWT website by monday.
Cheers for the Heads up mate, have seen it on the website now!
http://www.southwesttrains.co.uk/summer.aspx
 

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EMT have a red dot day at Derby, on the 2nd of August. Price has now risen to £17.50 for adults but still £5 for kids.
Eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/reddotday
Good to see EMT only remembering Derby/Nottingham again.
Grr! I'd just booked tickets down to London on 2/8 on the East Coast promo I listed above literally minutes before I saw your post!

Do EMT have a mailing list to give advance warning of their Red Dot Days?
 

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EMT have a red dot day at Derby, on the 2nd of August. Price has now risen to £17.50 for adults but still £5 for kids.
Eastmidlandstrains.co.uk/reddotday
Good to see EMT only remembering Derby/Nottingham again.
Ugh, I have to go to Derby station to get that offer? £17.50 for an EMT ranger's nice, but since I'd have to get a Crewe to Derby ticket as well, I may as well just get an East Midlands Day Ranger and avoid going too far south...

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Northern Rail had an offer last year where you collected tokens from newspapers and got a Northern Rail Day Ranger for £10. I'm really hoping they do that again this year, as the day I spent going Crewe-Manchester-Leeds-Carlisle-Newcastle was my favourite daft train trip (not so much the following day where I had to catch a train at 6 to get home in time, but I'll work to avoid that this time). That being said, they've been struggling with serious overcrowding lately, so they might not bother this year...
 
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It's also worth noting that the EMT Red Dot Day tickets don't appear to be available for purchase on the day itself (which I'm sure they have been in the past), given a couple of quotes on the page:
"Tickets must be purchased before 2 August and can be purchased from Derby Station only."
"Just print your completed Red Dot Day Form and take it along to Derby Station by 1 August to purchase your tickets."
 

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Can anyone confirm that there was a unique code for the eastcoast timeout offer? a friend sent me a link and I booked tickets through eastcoast.co.uk/timeout without reading the T&c. It looks like I had to get a voucher. Looking around, I read the voucher/email was just a link and there wasn't a code or anything, so can anyone confirm this?
 

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Can anyone confirm that there was a unique code for the eastcoast timeout offer? a friend sent me a link and I booked tickets through eastcoast.co.uk/timeout without reading the T&c. It looks like I had to get a voucher. Looking around, I read the voucher/email was just a link and there wasn't a code or anything, so can anyone confirm this?
The "Voucher" consisted of an allegedly unique URL for booking. Mine was http://*******/1miBEhq?3227 presumably 3227 being the code. Nothing in the T&C on the voucher to say it's once only or not transferrable although that may have been stated on original Time Out page.
 

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It's also worth noting that the EMT Red Dot Day tickets don't appear to be available for purchase on the day itself (which I'm sure they have been in the past), given a couple of quotes on the page:
"Tickets must be purchased before 2 August and can be purchased from Derby Station only."
"Just print your completed Red Dot Day Form and take it along to Derby Station by 1 August to purchase your tickets."
I don't think they've always been available on the day, on Leicester's (2009) red dot day I'm pretty sure that they weren't. Even if they were you wouldn't have got anywhere decent before 6PM as trains were fully reserved way in advance.
 

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The "Voucher" consisted of an allegedly unique URL for booking. Mine was http://*******/1miBEhq?3227 presumably 3227 being the code. Nothing in the T&C on the voucher to say it's once only or not transferrable although that may have been stated on original Time Out page.
Yes, same for me, except my voucher code was http://*******/1miBEhq?4465 which does suggest the voucher codes may have been unique.
 

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The "Voucher" consisted of an allegedly unique URL for booking. Mine was http://*******/1miBEhq?3227 presumably 3227 being the code. Nothing in the T&C on the voucher to say it's once only or not transferrable although that may have been stated on original Time Out page.
Thanks, was the link actually printed on the email itself or was it a hyperlink? Like if it just said "click here"?
 

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So where can you go from Reading using the £15 deal?

Seems it breaks the Terms & Conditions of the offer if it excludes a bulk of SWT stations just because the usual routing is using a service provided by FGW/XC which isn't covered by the T&Cs on display
 

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So where can you go from Reading using the £15 deal?

Seems it breaks the Terms & Conditions of the offer if it excludes a bulk of SWT stations just because the usual routing is using a service provided by FGW/XC which isn't covered by the T&Cs on display
You could go to London Waterloo. The thing is with Reading you only have one SWT and thats to Waterloo, You could for example got to Weymouth buying a £6 day return from Reading to Basingstoke the a £15 bay return from Basingstoke to Weymouth making a saving of £25.50,
 

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I think I have found a way, going from Ascot seems to bring up the £15 fares to Pompey (hoping to get the 456s on the Ascot - Guildford line & redo the Pompey direct line)

Quite a few passengers today with the £15 tickets, I bet the biggest uptake will be the London - Weymouth/Poole/Portsmouth sales, a cheapish getaway to the seaside when the weather is nice
 

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