Spirit of Scotland on PRIV

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  1. Melancholia

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    Hello. I'll be heading off to Scotland in May, and will be utilising the Spirit of Scotland 4 in 8 days Rover on a PRIV discount. I tried to buy it at my local station, but the only options it gives is fully-priced adult and child rovers.

    Is this rover only restricted for purchase in Scotland, if I want to discount it? As in, will it be able to give me a discount if I buy it in Scotland (e.g Edinburgh), or do I have to go via Scotrail to obtain it?

    Thanks.
     
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    They are not for sale at the moment I believe with any discount, they were on offer but ScotRail withdrew all railcard and Priv discounts
     
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    Oh no...

    And I thought my trip was planned...

    Thank you.
     
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    I ended up requesting a callback from them. I would rather avoid complicating my trip even more...
     
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    That's odd, I had two Freedom of Scotland travel passed before and got priv discount.
     
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    bb21 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    It's to do with a recent special offer they did on the ticket I believe, which offered a discount on the fare during low season.

    But they cocked it up and ended up making all other discounts ineligible, so the net result for Railcard holders and other customers entitled to various discounts was that they had to pay more.

    Whether this was an intended result, who knows.
     
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    The offer ends on 31st March so all prices should be as before after then.
     
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    Ah nice. I got a reply for them, and all they said is the rover can only be bought a month ahead.

    Hopefully it goes back to normal in April. Fingers crossed!
     
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    reb0118 Established Member Fares Advisor

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    Just to note that I checked this out on Star Mobile (prior to 31/03/17). The "low season" discounted price was shewn by default however all railcard discounts were given on the full base fare, inc. Priv..

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    I can confirm that railcard discounts, including PRIV, are back on the Spirit of Scotland rover, as the offer has ended, so pricing went back to normal.
     
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    Just noticed the 4 days/8 has gone up from £134 to £139 (fair enough...) but the 8/15 has come down 70p to £179.

    Can't knock it really another 4 days for £40. Just wish I had more holiday to take :lol:
     
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