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16-25 Young Persons Railcard for £23.40... (10% Off Code Still Works)

£23.40 @ 16-25 Railcard
This is a 10% Off Code that was on RetailMeNot about 1 Year ago. The expiry date says its valid until 31/12/2009 but I've just tried it and it worked for me. Enter the code Save10 when buyi… Read More
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This is a 10% Off Code that was on RetailMeNot about 1 Year ago.

The expiry date says its valid until 31/12/2009 but I've just tried it and it worked for me.

Enter the code Save10 when buying your 16-25 Young Persons Railcard online and pay £23.40 instead of £26

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#1
I was literally just scanning for a rail card code, I can't get this to work though? says: "Incorrect promotion code entered." Am I doing something wrong?
Thanks

Edited By: ashfp on Oct 16, 2010 14:08: ok, just ignore me, its working :) thanks
#2
If you're at uni then open up a natwest bank account and get it for free for every year you're at uni!
#3
Pauladin91
If you're at uni then open up a natwest bank account and get it for free for every year you're at uni!


Yeh, you have to use the account though :(
I did it for the first year and didn't use it so I didn't get a free one for second year.
#4
ashfp - Open the bank account and set up a standing order to pay some money from your normal account then set up a couple of standing orders to pay across again through the month a few days later. Should work around the system and you then get the rail card as part of it.

Also to correct a wrong the rail card is a 5 year one if as ashfp said you use the account for those years.
#5
Thanks, have just renewed mine
#6
can no longer obtain a railcard with natwest for this year - applications had to be in by 2nd oct.

good deal
#7
Also, FYI "Currently mature students are unable to buy the Railcard online. If you're a mature student, you'll need to apply at a staffed station ticket office, or a National Rail-licensed Travel Agent" so you won't get the 10% off...
#8
this code is still valid according to this webpage....http://www.16-25railcard.co.uk/online
#9
Can you use the code when renewing or is it for new cards only?

No need to answer that, just renewed and it allowed me to use the code :) Good find.

Edited By: btreeb on Oct 20, 2010 13:27: it worked
#10
It looks like a good deal, but I have to admit I am still trying to figure out ANY ticket that is valid against a Young Person's Railcard. You can look up the fares with and without the card, the cost is identical, and sometimes it is identical with additional restrictions (i.e. that you must display your card).

Plus fares on the railways are absolutely insane:
Single to Heathrow Airport (Distance:70 mi) - £28.5
Return to Heathrow Airport (Distance:70 mi) - £31 (cannot buy a "return" over a one month period)
Single to Bristol (Distance: 121 miles) - £13.5

Oh and did I mention that £28.5 is the cheapest price over a four day period any time of the day? That Bristol price is just an average journey. I haven't even checked for the cheapest deal.

Screw the railways, I'm taking National Express. I actually like travelling by train but I won't pay 100% more for a service which should cost less than a National Express coach. If the return tickets weren't such a scam and didn't require you to travel again within a week it might be worth it... I also like how inconsistent it all is, you can get to London for £10, but getting to Heathrow is three times that?!

Edited By: UnoriginalGuy on Oct 20, 2010 13:35: Rant
#11
About time they made a middle age card.
#12
You can buy the 3 year card until the day before your 24th birthday, so you can have a 16-25 rail card when you are nearly 27 (1 day before). I just did this :)
#13
I'm constantly shocked by the price of train tickets, they should be at least 30% cheaper.
#14
damn it! I just ordered one last week! :(
#15
stealthcopter
You can buy the 3 year card until the day before your 24th birthday, so you can have a 16-25 rail card when you are nearly 27 (1 day before). I just did this :)


did you buy this online or in person? did you put in a fake date of birth?
#16
You can actually get the 3 year one just before your 25th birthday. Mine sees me through until around a month before my 28th birthday! Not sure if this is the way it's meant to be, but the website allowed me to do it without using a dodgy DOB. Glitch or not, I was delighted.
#17
UnoriginalGuy
It looks like a good deal, but I have to admit I am still trying to figure out ANY ticket that is valid against a Young Person's Railcard. You can look up the fares with and without the card, the cost is identical, and sometimes it is identical with additional restrictions (i.e. that you must display your card).

Plus fares on the railways are absolutely insane:
Single to Heathrow Airport (Distance:70 mi) - £28.5
Return to Heathrow Airport (Distance:70 mi) - £31 (cannot buy a "return" over a one month period)
Single to Bristol (Distance: 121 miles) - £13.5

Oh and did I mention that £28.5 is the cheapest price over a four day period any time of the day? That Bristol price is just an average journey. I haven't even checked for the cheapest deal.

Screw the railways, I'm taking National Express. I actually like travelling by train but I won't pay 100% more for a service which should cost less than a National Express coach. If the return tickets weren't such a scam and didn't require you to travel again within a week it might be worth it... I also like how inconsistent it all is, you can get to London for £10, but getting to Heathrow is three times that?!


I don't how you have managed this, the price with a railcard is nearly always cheaper, just as it's advertised... In fact I cant remember the last time I couldn't get the discount. You don't say where those trains are originating from so it's hard to check those prices. But doing Paddington to Heathrow gives me £18 without and £11.90 with the railcard. It should not be surprising that train prices are not directly proportional to distance and trains to major international airports are always way more expensive than other journeys. And for some reason the Bristol route on First Great Western is strangely cheap anyway, and I for one am not complaining!
#18
Terms and conditions apply to use of railcard ...... Dont get caught out
#19
thechubbyone
You can actually get the 3 year one just before your 25th birthday. Mine sees me through until around a month before my 28th birthday! Not sure if this is the way it's meant to be, but the website allowed me to do it without using a dodgy DOB. Glitch or not, I was delighted.

That's not what the terms and conditions say, but I'm not doubting your story that it worked. Thought I had a good deal buying just before I turned 24...
#20
Don't forget it's always worth checking if your journey is cheaper if you buy it in stages, especially if you have to travel the first part at peak times. Rhyl to Leicester quite often works out cheaper if I buy a return ticket to Chester, then return Chester to Birmingham and finally return Birmingham to Leicester. You can do this online or at the first station so you don't actually have to get off the train at the separate points unless you have to change trains of course.
#21
Joto
Don't forget it's always worth checking if your journey is cheaper if you buy it in stages, especially if you have to travel the first part at peak times. Rhyl to Leicester quite often works out cheaper if I buy a return ticket to Chester, then return Chester to Birmingham and finally return Birmingham to Leicester. You can do this online or at the first station so you don't actually have to get off the train at the separate points unless you have to change trains of course.


And only if the train service you are on stops where your ticket is split
#22
Pauladin91
If you're at uni then open up a natwest bank account and get it for free for every year you're at uni!

exclusive to uni students?
how about high school or college?
#23
beveve
exclusive to uni students?
how about high school or college?


The UK doesn't have "high school." It is open to everyone below 26 years of age.
#24
up until 24th bday for 3 year card, up until 25th bday for 1 year card
#25
UnoriginalGuy
It looks like a good deal, but I have to admit I am still trying to figure out ANY ticket that is valid against a Young Person's Railcard. You can look up the fares with and without the card, the cost is identical, and sometimes it is identical with additional restrictions (i.e. that you must display your card).

Plus fares on the railways are absolutely insane:
Single to Heathrow Airport (Distance:70 mi) - £28.5
Return to Heathrow Airport (Distance:70 mi) - £31 (cannot buy a "return" over a one month period)
Single to Bristol (Distance: 121 miles) - £13.5

Oh and did I mention that £28.5 is the cheapest price over a four day period any time of the day? That Bristol price is just an average journey. I haven't even checked for the cheapest deal.

Screw the railways, I'm taking National Express. I actually like travelling by train but I won't pay 100% more for a service which should cost less than a National Express coach. If the return tickets weren't such a scam and didn't require you to travel again within a week it might be worth it... I also like how inconsistent it all is, you can get to London for £10, but getting to Heathrow is three times that?!


Why should a train be cheaper than National Express? I don't know anyone who prefers coaches to trains.

And as others have pointed out, the railcard virtually always gives a discount. You must be doing it wrong.
#26
UnoriginalGuy
beveve
exclusive to uni students?
how about high school or college?


The UK doesn't have "high school." It is open to everyone below 26 years of age.


There was a high school in a town I used to live in.

And yes, the Natwest account is exclusive to uni students.
#27
pdbis
About time they made a middle age card.


Agreed....voted cold for being ageist:{
#28
awesome, thanks so much, just renewed, due at the end of the month
#29
This would have been good a few weeks back when i renewed mine. Heat added!
#30
still works

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